The narrator is dreadful. Iona always sounds hysterical and shrill, and the other women sound elderly.
Someone who doesn't shriek all the time.
Might have been better reading the book than listening.
Meh - not sure. The narrator's voice just grates on my nerves. I read the print version before listening, and the narrator makes it sound like some of the characters are 60 years old.
No. Not at all. I've never had to change the volume so much while listening to an audiobook. She goes from whispering to shouting hysterically and back within minutes.
The narration does not really do the story justice. Its classic N.R. but its a painful listen.
Like the story, and the characters. Can't wait for the 2nd book to continue on the story.
Write an original story. This book felt like a mash up of about four other well known series.
Narrator's voice did not portray characters very well. I kept thinking the voices were portrayed "older" than the characters were written.
Repetitive plot summarization throughout the book.
I love Nora Roberts' books. I have never been disappointed before but just can't get through this book. I feel like I already know how each story will proceed and can't find an original spark in this particular book. I wish I could have loved it but just can't.
I have started and stopped this book at least 5 times. I really hope it gets more interesting because right now I am just plain bored.
Yes. I enjoyed the story and the characters.
Reminded me of Robert's Circle Trilogy.
For the most part, I enjoyed the narration. However, I absolutely HATED the voice that she used for Iona. This was disconcerting to say the least, as it made it rather hard to like Iona's character to begin with. I had hoped that it would get better as the story went along. Sadly, it didn't.
Iona feeling as if she was finally part of a family.
I haven't read the print edition yet.
Katherine has to be one of the best narrators that I have ever heard. She had great accents and change of voice for all characters. During all parts of the book she actually made me feel like I was there.
I love Nora Roberts books and Katherine was the perfect narrator.
It amazes me that Nora Roberts/JD Robb has the most perfect narrator for her "In Death" series yet, consistently has a horrible narrator for her romance novels. The narrator's accent was distorted and it was very difficult to listen to her as she "spoke" in the main heroine's voice --made her sound like a 16 year old!! (toss up between her and the one who did Fifty Shades there..). The Irish voices sounded like it was being read by a old woman--which fit the "backstory" part, I suppose but had no right being part of the more modern sections. I got halfway through and then bought the actual book. The voices in my head sounded better. Are you going to re-do this one too? Like you did for Whiskey River?
I enjoyed the story and the reader.... The reader can take a good book and make it great ..... with Nora and Katherine we have a great book and a great reader
I would recommend the book for anyone who enjoys fantasy-type genres. There's something for everyone to enjoy in the story line.
The story bringing all the characters together holds your attention with the conflicts my favorite moments. And with Nora Roberts as the author, the romance between characters is lovely....
This was my first experience with her as the reader. She does a good job in distinguishing the various characters with voice inflections suitable for what's going on.
I'm not a good copy writer.....
I'm glad another book is being released this month. I've already pre-ordered a copy.