I listened to it on fast just to get it over with. The characters weren't at all believable to me. Also, yeah, you figure out who done it pretty quick. I think Nora just fell off my auto buy list.
I have already listened to it 3 times. Even knowing the ending, The way the story twists and turns makes me want to listen again and again!
The love story between Abra and Eli.
Hester - Grandmother to Eli.
I wish I could have listened in one sitting. Listened to some at work - hated it when someone would ask a question and I had to pause the book.
Totally addicted to Audible.
I won't disagree that this is not Nora Roberts' best but I always enjoy characters that overcome their circumstances. Narrator was not my favorite but not detracting either.
Basically it's unbelievable. Roberts must have had a great massage and thought describing it was enough. Characters not interesting.
No, but narration was Ok . You can't do much with a boring book
happily ever afters
The story could easily have been told in 10 hours by a better narrator.
Far too much was said/done that didn't propel the story forward in a timely manner.
Wouldn't you know one of the few times I find a male narrator who can successfully pull off a female voice is a dud as a hero. Where are James Daniels, Jack Garrett, Steve West & Dennis Boutsikaris when you need them?
While several scenes differed in setting, their purpose ended in the same results - more of the same. Thereby the story didn't progress fast enough.
A good audio book has me glued to my audio device, absolutely can't miss a word. Meaning I've got to stop/start & some times back up because our home sweet home runs like Grand Central Station. But when I can leave the room for a snack or prepare for bed, including an arsenal of miracle promising potions, while the book plays on and on, return to discover I haven't missed a thing, then this isn't a good story.
I have listened to a number of Ms Roberts stories now. She always delivers what I expect, lightweight love stories of strong albeit damaged souls seeking love. Usually the male voices have been less satisfying but I give this narrator higher marks. He did make his female voice a bit giddy and sometimes silly. It was so nice to hear a novel include a cell phone and ipad! Thinking I am starting a new novel only to find out it was only recently made audio has been at times disappointing. For this story, poor little rich boy goes back to family home after his wife is murdered. He meets a yoga instructor, bartender, jewelry maker. Her care taking opens his hurt heart. She has an MBA and her mom won the Nobel Prize but hey, she wants to teach yoga? Really? Like I said predictable. It is a good choice for the lightweight puff piece Ms. Roberts is known for. I have found her stories of the Witness, Chasing Fire more to my liking. The Collector would be also listed but her heroes propensity to tell the women to "shut up" makes me want to slug them not quietly be a good girl for him.
It would be nice to have folks meet and fall in love while actually having to work for a living once in a while.
Like I said, good lightweight, puffy all ends well romance for a sick day in bed.
I loved this story. I was so wrapped up in the mystery and the love story all at once. Usually I can figure out by the middle who is the killer and so on but not this time. I was sooooo surprised!!!! I loved this book. The storyteller was great loved his voices.
I enjoyed the story line and the characters, even the narrator's voice overall. The only thing that truly puts off slightly, was the female voices. Although the narrator did an excellent job of give each character a clearly discernible personality and voice, I could not help but picture the females as drag queens. I appreciate the effort made by the narrator for each voice, but I had trouble believe the female characters and building strong images of them that were purely feminine.
Aside from this, I enjoyed the book.
What's better than a murder mystery, a historical mystery and romance? Throw in some crazy deluded characters and you have a winner! This story has it all and then some.
This is an amazing story I couldn't stop listening to it that's why I love nora's books