New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards continues her penchant for "fantastic storytelling" (RT Book Reviews) with this next heart-pumping romantic suspense novel, the tale of a brilliant ornithologist trapped on the remote Attu Island in Alaska, fighting for her life - and that of a handsome stranger - before they're swallowed up in darkness forever.
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No. It's always unfortunate when a narrator ruins a good story. This happens to be one of those times. The female lead character came off as whiny and annoying, the inflections and constant breathlessness at the end of each sentence made me cringe. The male lead came off as one dimensional and harsh.
No. I actually had to force myself to finish listening to it.
I loved the plot but will need to read a hard copy version to get a better view of the characters. Both main characters came off as incredibly annoying because of the way the narrator read them. I always enjoy Karen's books, but this one turned me off because of the narration (and an over excessive use of adjectives describing everything down to a rock...)
If I had read this book, the voice in my head would not have made the female character sound like such a breathless timid drama queen. The story was good. I liked the fact it was set in Attu where my grandfather was stationed in WWII. The characters were good if one only listened to the words and not the voice inflection of the narrator.
Totally addicted to Audible.
The story was pretty good - though I don't know if people that cold and that much on guard could have sex. My main problem was with the narrator mispronouncing ornithologist.
I couldn't finish the book because the narrator voice is too whining when the character is in fear. The story itself what I have listen too is interesting. So I will definitely buy the actual book to read.
This was very enjoyable and exciting. I became so engrossed in the story
I didn't want it to end . both the hero and. heroine were strong and
Very appealing .The story seem as if it. Could. happen in today's
world. Sizzling sex in the right way. Don't let. the. sad beginning
prevent you from continuing. the. story.. Karen Robards keep
writing the stories !
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
Make no mistake, this is a romance with adventure/mystery. Yes from author, no from reader. Get Angela Dawe to read as her males and childrens voices are to die for.
I am a fan of author, so yes. This could have been better as the outline was very good. However, no one wants to listen to 11 hrs of weak introspection from heroine's POV. As Keri pointed out author describes everything down to a rock, therefore, lots of filler and made story drag. I did start to roll my eyes a bit around chapter 15. This will not be a re listen for me.
Author may have visited the area, but I use Rick Steves for travel logs.
Well material could have been an issue for reader. However, she needs to do her homework with a pronunciation dictionary if she is to continue to do audio work. I think she has possibilities. At first I thought her AKA was Kate Rudd, who I am trying to like as she has recorded some classics I love, then realize she is similar sounding but not the same person (I think).
This would make a good movie
I like adventure stories of survival and this had the making of a good one. See Linda Howard's Up Close and Personal.
Note: I use the new 1.25x speed to get the action the author intended.
Too much "personal interaction" and not enough story.
I am a Robards fan and buy all her books. This one is not a keeper for me.
You really do feel the cold and lethargy in this book as the narration is very slow and tired-sounding. The initial plane crash is quite harrowing and if you are phobic, might be a bit too disturbing.
Overall an OK listen as a doctor and a mysterious man who may or may not be the enemy, evade others on a remote island.
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