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 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
Friend of God... Saved by grace... Mother of 3 gifts... Wife of one... Worship dancer.... Educated by God, Academia and Willy Wonka...
I am one of those individuals who will finish a book at most costs once I have started it - risky I know - so I managed to get through this one. Overall, I just did not care one way or the other about the characters or the story line. The first 14 or so chapters just went on without event. After that you get just to enough to think things may pick up some and, after what seems like 100 hours of story later, it ends very predictably. I really wish I could have just called Eli, told him who killed his wife, and saved us both the time and effort.
I felt like this is the same story with the character names change. I just finished Midnight Bayou - rich man, new age, beautiful woman, and a wonderful house. Change the beach house to a lush, antebellum home, make the grandmother hers instead of his, add a few ghosts and stir. All in all, this was not the story I needed to keep me entertained during my daily commute.
The performance was OK I guess. I just wanted him to reel it in a little bit. Some of expressions for characters were a little over the top. However, I do appreciate that he gave every character their own voice.
Redeeming qualities - I did giggle a little at a passage or two. I'm fishing so I will stop here.