After so many years with these characters it's always interesting to hear more about their lives.
This won't be my favorite installment in the series. It may only seem like a less interesting story after the personal and intense 'New York to Dallas' but I also got a bit tired of the suspecting and discarding of each of the potential killers. The pattern of suspect and discard gets to be predictable/boring but forgivable with a good twist. There was no wow in this twist.
I absolutely adore Susan as a narrator, especially the fact that Nora and the producers of the audio books have chosen to keep the same reader for the entire series. I love that I recognize the voices of the characters.
I find it curious that Susan reads typos as they are printed. In other books, earlier in the series, I've read over typos or dialogue attributed to the wrong character and then heard Susan read it exactly as written. I'm surprised that Susan or the director doesn't take the opportunity to make a correction. Interesting.
Thank you, Nora and Susan!
I would have but the schedule didn't allow that much time. I listened to this book in three sittings.
I'll listen to any story that Nora cares to write. This is one of my favorite series and favorite ensemble of characters.
The threads of the story that ran to Faberge, the Russian Revolution and bloodlines of Czars made interesting motivations for the (totally crazy) bad guy.
Waiting for the assassin to reappear near the end and all hell to break loose. The anticipation was satisfyingly tense.
All the moments that Lila rescued herself.
Julia's performance was great. Her voice for the bad guy was appropriately creepy. Nora and Julia made a great team.
Not really. The story was okay but too familiar. Too like Nora's other stories. No surprises. Boring villain.
Always. I've been delighted more often than disappointed. I'll always pick up a Nora Roberts title.
I've enjoyed MacLeod Andrews and Julia Whenlan reading Nora's books.
I'll read the other two books in this trilogy but if Katherine is narrating then I'll read them to myself rather than enjoy the audio book.
Wouldn't know. I go straight to the audio versions these days. Susan Ericksen reads for these characters much better than I do.
I've listened to the entire series and Susan is fantastically consistent. Except for an early title ,when she went for a different sound for Peabody, she's kept great continuity in the sound of all the characters. I love recognizing their voices.I'm sure if I listened to another author's work read by Susan that I would enjoy it as well, but I kind of like saving her voice for this cast of characters.
Yes. Nearly did.
Such a great addition to the series. All the elements that make an Eve/Roarke story great like tough and unconditional love, a good fight, family, life/career decisions, long time friends, threads of past stories returning, and more. So good. Thank you, Nora!
Interesting characters, an interesting story, a twist... all would have been welcome.
Mystery. I've enjoyed all her other titles that I've read. Made this disappointment very surprising.
Not on purpose. More than any other author I find the narrators of Linda's book are not my favorites. I almost stopped listening but thought that surely the story would get better and the mediocre narration wouldn't matter. Should have stopped listening.
I would have sent the whole manuscript back to Linda, told her to pitch it and start again. She can do soooo much better.
I hope this title is the exception and her next book will be back to fabulous. Maybe this title is a reprint of an early, less experienced work? That could explain the echo where the story should be.
Great story! Great characters. Classic Nora. This one goes in the list of her best.
Not really. Edge of the seat is for a writer who doesn't hesitate to kill off a main character. That's not Nora. The suspense is like a old friend. I can enjoy its company because I don't expect it to sneak up and leave a bloody mess. Everything always works out in the end.
Not sure if I've heard Julia before.
I wasn't certain of her delivery at first. Seemed a little over the top. I was soon caught up in the story and enjoyed her performance quite a bit.
Yes, but life goes on and I couldn't shut out the world entirely for that many hours.
I wanted Burt to have his moment. There's was so much detail on the security surrounding Abigail's house and Burt's training that I was disappointed not to have a showdown there on the property. I was sad for Burt that he didn't get to bite out anyone's throat and protect Abigail.
I wondered if Burt was a leftover from 'The Search'. Big action from a dog may have been too close to that story.
Good dog, Burt.
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