As an archaeologist, Callie Dunbrook knows a lot about the past. But her own past is about to be called into question. Recruited for her expertise on the Antietam Creek dig, she encounters danger - as a cloud of death and misfortune hangs over the project, and rumors fly that the site is cursed.
She finds a passion that feels equally dangerous, as she joins forces in her work with her irritating, but irresistible, ex-husband, Jake. And when a strange woman approaches her, claiming to know a secret about Callie's privileged Boston childhood, some startling and unsettling questions are raised about her very identity.
Searching for answers, trying to rebuild, Callie finds that there are deceptions and sorrows that refuse to stay buried. And as she struggles to put the pieces back together, she discovers that the healing process comes with consequences - and that there are people who will do anything to make sure the truth is never revealed.
©2004 Nora Roberts; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio
"As in other delectable entertainments by Roberts, it is not the wild denouement but the pursuit itself - studded with scrumptious romantic encounters - that is the real dessert." (Publishers Weekly)
The narrator really didn't do well with this book. Every sentence, be it spoken by a character, exposition, or exciting action, was read in the exact same tone of voice. She uses a bizarre cadence for most of her readings, and seems to be channeling William Shatner as she. Regularly ends. Sentences in weird. Places.
I'm probably in the minority, but I didn't think her character voices were terrible. Many of the men sounded similar, but that's a common flaw with female narrators reading male characters (and vice versa).
The story is light and cute. Typical Nora fare--romance and mystery and family. Paced well, not too taxing on the brain and not boring. The story is good enough that I'm continuing despite a lackluster narrator. I grabbed this book on sale, so it's worth it to me. Think carefully (or listen to the preview!) before spending a credit or paying full price.
I just couldn't engage in this book.
I usually love all this authors. Oops, but this one just wasn't pulling me in.
The narrator. She couldn't keep the voices straight. Most the time I couldn't tell who was talking. She made the main female character sound male more often than not, and the main male character had the voice of a goofy beach bum.
Nora Roberts books are always fun, exciting, entertaining and thrilling. This book did not disappoint.
Barely worth listening to. I would have preferred to read it.
The narrator made the lead male character sound like a chain smoker and someone on pot half the time. I would have enjoyed this book much more had there been a different narrator. The male characters made it really hard for me to stay in the story.
No. The narration was horrible.
Poor character voices. All voices were blended and, in some cases slurred, together. The narrator did not capture the essence of the scenes in the book.
It is sad when bad narration ruins a good Nora Roberts novel. I couldn't even make it through the first chapter.
Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books
Not good at all. Have given up listening 3/4 the way through. Just can't listen to this horrible narrator Bernadette Quigley anymore. Will avoid this narrator in future. She managed to sound sleazy right through the book. Awful voice.that ruined the entire story.
I was hesitant to listen to this because of the comments about the narrator, but I'm so glad I did. I enjoyed it very much. It was a good story with fun interaction between the characters. I'll listen again.
Shorten. Lighten up on the repetitive and extended sex thrills and relationship angst.
Too long in the bod gripping parts.
Good performance. Good job in differentiating and staying in character.
It was slightly better than listening to talk radio on the way to work, but nearly the same in evoking shouts of "Get on with it already!"
Typical chick genre.
I love listening to Nora Roberts audio books and regularly have a couple in my library. The story line itself I have also read as a book, and the story is one I enjoyed. However I really struggled with the narration with this one. Especially the pauses - I found myself urging her to just get on with it ! So I listened, but did not enjoy 100%. Spend a credit, but don't spend a lot of money purchasing this book - you will probably be disappointed,.
I don't know if I'll be able to get through this. The narrator is stunningly bad. Galloping rhythm, inaccurate inflection and abysmal voices. What a disservice to listeners and to Ms. Roberts.
How's the story? The narration gets in the way so much that it's honestly hard to tell.
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