This year, though, she's expecting an unusual guest: mystery writer Grayson Thane, from America. A restless wanderer with a dark past, he plans to spend the cold winter alone. Yet sometimes fate has a plan of its own. Sometimes a fire can be born in ice...
©2007 Nora Roberts; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio
"Captures the charisma and earthy charm of Ireland." (Publishers Weekly)
"Fiacre Douglas characterizes the icy, beautiful Brianna Concannon, recently jilted, with subtle nuances and tonal shading mixed with a thick Irish brogue." (AudioFile)
The story itself might be very good if I could just get past the reader's staccato style. He treats periods like laws engraved in stone. He treats conversations like shouting matches across canyons or like out-of-breathe people who speak extra loud to make sure they are understood. The inflections are all the same so a romantic moment sounds the same as a description of experiences suffered in an orphanage. Yes, the reader has an Irish accent but it is hardly a lilt. He and the Blarney Stone should have a date ASAP. I kept wanted to tell him to relax, to use his voice like a paintbrush and not like a used-car salesman spotting an elderly mark.
In short, beware this reader.
avid audiobook listener, sociopath, nerd.
This series is predictable, but no less enjoyable for it. It's good background listening. The narrator is great, his accents are really well done. It's like comfort food in audiobook form. It's great that the story of Maggie and Rogan continues in this one as well.
Yes. It was a good romance; an enjoyable read.
The lovey description of the Irish countryside, the bed & breakfast inn, the courtship and romance of the main character.
The Irish brogue.
The ending was very touching.
Say something about yourself!
the story is beautiful, typical nora roberts, with lots of romance and makes you want to live with the characters.
the narrator is terrible for a romance novel,no warmth, fast reading, monotone... almost ruined the book for me...
I love witty, fast-paced books that keep you turning the page.
This was a great series, second in my mind only to the Circle Trilogy. Strong women, great characters and enough twists and turns to keep you interested.
The first book in the series was a beautiful love story and very enjoyable. This one was almost painfully beautiful. . . made me cry, and certainly makes me want to go spend some time in the Irish countryside. The narrator is marvelous. He does such a fine job with the differing voices and accents. How can a narrator make the male lead "sound" so handsome and hot?
Another wonderful Nora Roberts story, but the narrator is a dry and bland voice for the story. Desperately needs a female voice.
this book made me laugh out loud and it also made me shed a tear or two. Who can ask for anything more....well that is just it I always read N Roberts books and I alway end up asking for more. Thanks again jd
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