I've always loved James Garner, the actor and the man he appears to be--and I still do. His
life story gave me a window on a different age in a small Oklahoma town. Those experiences created the man we have all come to know.
I admit that I'm not interested in either golf or in car racing but, whether it was the narrator or the author's words, I listened with interest and laughed.
One of my favorite areas of the book were the brief stories at the end told by some of his family and closest friends. I felt that I had a much deeper look into the kind of man James Garner was and is.
The only thing that was jarring to me, being of a different political viewpoint than Garner, is his heated distaste for those of the opposing party. He is, of course, welcome to his viewpoint. All that I'm saying is that I wish he (and other actors) would understand that there are two differing viewpoints in this country and we, who don't accept his premise, are rather tired of reading negative comments directed at us. It's just my opinion and it didn't change my overall thoughts about the book.
I still recommend this book and the narrator. James Garner really IS a curmudgeon!
I've learned that the saying, "You can never go home again" can also refer to books that you've read during an earlier time of life. This can also be true for authors, however, Nora Roberts really has a gift for telling stories.
This is the story of Kacey Wyatt, an Anthropologist who is assisting Jordan Taylor with historical background for his latest novel. Kacey is a breath of Spring air within the Taylor household made up of the hero's rigid and very social mother, his orphaned niece and a lot of servants.
Kacey is not what anyone expected and very soon we realize that Kacey is hiding something...her past and her emotions.
Sometimes I get so irritated when the characters put up these ridiculous walls that keep them from understanding each other. I know that it's necessary for plot but it still gets me frustrated. In this story, the two lovers didn't see reason until the last few minutes. Sigh.
There is laughter in this book and a lot of tears. The payoff finally comes with the 'Happy Ever After' that I'm always looking for.
Nora delivers again.
I enjoyed this look into Leonard Nimoy's life and how Mr. Spock affected him--and still does.
I don't think that I can ever watch Star Trek episodes without hearing Nimoy's voice about what was actually happening at the time.
Most of the autobiographies written by actors are boring but this one wasn't. I truly enjoyed listening and recommend it to others. Especially Mr. Spock fans.
This is a prequel to The Bastion Club stories that I've waited for. It's NOT a Cynster or Bastion story. It has a flavor all it's own. But I have to say that Captain Jack is rather like Devil Cynster in that he's autocratic. Kit might be the standard for the Cynster women in later books. She's fearless and a perfect mate for Captain Jack.
The story has plenty of romance and a LOT of sex in it with a slight mystery. I like that the plot has spies in it--but that's a personal favorite of mine.
If you enjoy Stephanie Laurens stories...the Bastion Club and the Cynsters, you'll enjoy this one, too.
My only complaint is that I never knew that George had an accent. LOL.
I have long enjoyed all of Julie Garwood's books but this series was the first I read. My one complaint is that the 'reader' continues to pronounce the hero's name 'Colin' as 'Kurlin'. It drove me crazy!!
Still, I really enjoyed being able to listen to much-read favorite.
The Lion's Lady was such a favorite of mine that for several years, whenever I was in an airport bookstore, I'd buy another copy to read while flying.
For those of us who really love Julie Garwood's historical romances, this Regency series is wonderful with this one being the best.
I can hardly wait for the rest of the series.
I love the fact that Christina is from 'the New World', which Lyon has so much difficulty in discovering. There is so much humor and love in Garwood's books.
Julie Garwood has a certain touch with her historical romances and that's a sense of humor. I always laugh out loud whenever I listen to her Scottish Lairds series. Her heroines are feisty which always throw the heroes off stride.
The Bride is very enjoyable.
I read this story several times years ago and I'm so pleased that it's now in audiobook form.
It's a lovely and fanciful tale of a bumbling witch who falls in love with an unlovable hero. There is so much to laugh at and also a few tears. It's well worth entering this magical world.
No, of course not! But, for one who loved the print version--this is a joy to listen to. It's a great story with a mystery and a twist. And, something that I enjoy with my suspenseful romances, a lot of humor.
As an artist, I loved that the heroine was one as well. Sweeney is totally obsessed with her art and isn't looking for a romance as she deals with some really weird paranormal changes in her life.
Sweeney's 'Jeopardy prowess' in the police station. Really funny!!
I both laughed and cried and that's a tribute to Linda Howard since I've read this book many times before.
My only regret is that the hero (Richard Worth) doesn't have a deeper, sexier voice--which my imagination provided.
Pretty high up there because I've read the entire series and was waiting to listen to the very last one.
I'd have to compare it to other books written by Laurens. I enjoyed all of her books, some more than others, but, throughout all the other books was the question..
Now, this was a disappointment, especially after enjoying Simon Prebble. I tried so hard to keep an open mind but his rendition of Minerva just didn't fit the character I envisioned. Also, the male characters, especially Devil Cynster, didn't sound strong enough.
Well, I've read the book several times but I still got emotional at the ending, knowing that all the Bastion Club members have had their stories told.
It's hard to say, only because of the audio problems & areas where there were 'holes' in the narration. I had hoped that this had been corrected, but I see from the other comments, it hasn't.
However, Christopher Hurt is wonderful as a narrator. Each of the characters come through as different personalities. I don't know how he does it.
As much as I love reading the book (and I've read it more times than I care to relate) listening is such an enjoyable experience.
I love these characters. I want to be Dagny and want to know Francisco, Hank and John Galt. I imagined myself in Atlantis with Dagny and hated to leave when she left. I wanted to stop her, but she had her reasons for leaving and so, we left.
What keeps me re-reading the book and listening again and again is that the ending is such an uplifting one. Even as our own world of today more and more resembles Rand's imagined world (she wrote this in 1957!), I believe that these heroes will prevail in the end and that, somehow, so will we all.
As I said above, Hurt has each character separate from the other. Francisco is completely different from Hank Rearden as Hank is from John Galt. And, listening, I can hear Ayn Rand's humor where I didn't necessarily see it as I read the words.
For those who are daunted by the more than 1000 pages of Ayn Rand's book, you must listen to this book and then, hopefully, you'll pick up the book and read it. Both are well worth the time and effort.
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