Las Vegas, NV, United States | Member Since 2010
i really enjoyed this book although the depth and vastly complex lives of all the characters and the devotion this author instilled in all the characters as well as the the plot reaching far beyond my understanding the book and the realities in it scared me. I have been to Rome and Israel and visited all the places in this story except for the ficticious one that was under ground and listening to them being described or just mentioned brought back many many wonderful memories but gives me great pause for concern. to me this was a work of fiction but fearful that it could become nonfiction.
the narrator was excellent.
i love most of Ms. Roberts novels but she really missed the mark on this one. the characters were weak and not believable not the ones in the 13th century and not the ones in the 21 century. the story lines was jut not unbelievable, through out the book i kept telling myself to just send it back and get my credit back but because it was a Nora Roberts book i just read on hoping it would get better but it never did. I will not be buying the additional books in this series.
i don't know if any one reading this knows that a previous novel written by Ms. Roberts called Whiskey Beach was offered free of charge if you had bought the first version of it with a narration that was so bad they re-did it with a different narrator and it made a huge difference, the second one was quite enjoyable. well the narrator doing this book was far beyond terrible. i actually had to take the earplugs out of my ears and come back later and try again.
this book was by far one of the worse experiences i have had with an audible book. I know Ms. Roberts has many fans and usually her books are great so i wonder if any of her readers who have read this book had the same experience i did?
both the Mighty Storm and this the second book in this series was well worth the credit. i really loved the story and all the characters. I laughed and cried, mostly cried but i would gladly read it again an cry some more, it is that good. i was truly sorry to have it end.
Justine Eyre did an amazing job narrating but trust me when i say i will be looking for more stories by this author
i absolutely loved this book, after reading it once i returned to the beginning and read it again and i never do that. i might read a book more than once but never back to back. i just did not want to let these characters go yet. the story was very good, it kept my attention but i loved all the characters especially Jake. the author wrote the good boy - bad boy lead character as sexy as hell and i just could not get enough of him but she wrote all the other characters just as well. i really did not want it to end.
i have to comment on the narrator, i have listened to several book narrated by Justine Eyre and frankly have hated most of them and i almost passed on this book because she was the narrator but i went ahead and got the book anyway as i was intrigued by the story line and i have to say she (the narrator) made the book come alive for me. Ms. Eyre did a wonderful job. To me the conversations between all the characters no matter where they were or what topic i felt like i was eaves dropping on conversations that were taking place. Bravo Ms. Eyre, good job!
i like this author a lot and usually enjoy her books as well as recommend them to friends but not this time. The book was slow, silly, and at times really stupid. don't bother or waste your time, money or credit. any one of her other books are way better.
the narrator sounded like this was her first job as a narrator or that she was reading to eight year old children. all in all very disappointing.
the author nailed the conditions of this awful illness and its symptoms perfectly. it was like watching "The Rain Man" just with a younger boy. you get to look inside the workings of this child''s mind and see his processes so he can "some what" function in the world all be it with grave misgivings an fear but he did triumph in the quest he put himself on. in reality the patience the parents must develop to raise a child with this illness is incomprehensible so hats off to you if you have a child with this condition.
the narrator should receive some kind of an award for his portrayal of this child.
well done to both the author and the narrator!
i can recommend this book to audible members but only if your between the ages of 12-15.
I found it extremely frustrating and tedious, it's one of those kind of books that make you want to be able to reach in and give the main character a good shake and tell her to wake up, or grow up, or to grow a set. the story line was the typical good witch vs. bad witch, so it was basically boring and obvious.
I also wish some one would explain to me why when one of the characters is initially described as being morbidly obese each and every time that character is referred to in the story some adjective pertaining to her/his size is also mentioned such as her "ample" breasts or his protruding belly. I don't get it, none of the other characters are ever continually described in such a fashion. the poor housekeeper in this story couldn't escape it even in death as an object had to be extracted from her "pudgy" fingers. What kind of "profiling" is that? i'm sorry i wasted the credit.
the narrator was way over the top with her annunciation and it became extremely annoying, english accents are soft, where amarican accents are hard, we use hard "r's" and "a's" and they use soft, not in this book, the sounds of her accents made me think she was practicing in front of a mirror.
disappointing on all levels.
the story was good i enjoyed it but the narration was horrid. why is it that the narrator's think that all Scottish warriors have harsh screechy, screaming voices? It's extremely annoying and makes for a very unpleasant listen. Several times i had to stop listening because the sounds that were being screamed into my ears was actually painful. I'm a huge fan of Ms. Garwoods but it was a chore getting to the end of this book. Do the authors have any control or say in who will be narrating their books? I find it difficult to believe they do because of all the work and time it takes to write a book only to have it ruined by the narration just doesn't make any sense to me.
I have to be honest and say that in the future if any of her other books are narrated as this one is i will not be purchasing them.
if your into sado masochism, male domination, inflicting and receiving pain and humiliation on another person for sexual fulfillment then this is the book for you. i found it simply pathetic as were all the characters. i have in the past really enjoyed Ms. Banks stories however i am rapidly changing my mind and am starting to wonder about where and how she is doing or obtaining her research?
I'm truly not a prude but for me this goes way beyond what is healthy.
really can't speak about the narration as the contents of the book so horrified me that i'm at a loss as to if she was any good. read at your own risk unless your into this kind of thing!
well this is a first for me. if you like a book with lots of really hot sex in it then this book will do it for you, just understand that the sex is with 3 partners at once! i was a bit shocked and mildly uncomfortable with it through out the entire book but the story that went along with it was good so i finished it. It's the first book in "Colter's Legacy so admittedly i'm now curious as to what is next?
The narration was fine.
a really enjoyable listen. I loved all the characters and the deep friendships they shared and all the different aspects of all their lives. I have read a lot of Robyn Carr's books but this is the first one that was not in one of her series and it was so different from her series that i was pleasantly surprised. the story line was very interesting and it held my attention and i also learned a few things about some of the pit falls in the literary world.
The narrator was extremely good doing an excellent job in giving all of the friends different voices and personalities but my favorite by far was Ellie and i hope to listen to many more books in the future narrated by Christina Moore. I also hope to find other books by Ms. Carr that stand alone not being a part of a series even though those are good too but this one i will remember.
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