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Homeport | [Nora Roberts]

Homeport

The unseen assailant attacked Dr. Miranda Jones outside her Maine home as she returned from a busy lecture tour. After terrorizing her with a knife held to her throat, he stole her purse, slashed her tires, and disappeared. Shaken and bruised, Miranda was determined to put the assault out of her mind.
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Publisher's Summary

The unseen assailant attacked Dr. Miranda Jones outside her Maine home as she returned from a busy lecture tour. After terrorizing her with a knife held to her throat, he stole her purse, slashed her tires, and disappeared.

Shaken and bruised, Miranda was determined to put the assault out of her mind, and welcomed the distraction offered by a summons to Italy to verify the authenticity of a Renaissance bronze of a Medici courtesan known as The Dark Lady.

However, instead of cementing Miranda's reputation as a leading authority in her field, the bronze nearly destroys it when her professional judgment is called into question, and the bronze is declared a hoax.

Desperate to restore her credibility and prove The Dark Lady is really a previously unknown work of Michelangelo, Miranda turns to Ryan Boldari, a seductive - and supposedly reformed - art thief. For Miranda, forced to rely on herself and a partner with his own hidden agenda, the only way home is filled with treachery, deception, and a danger that threatens everything she loves.

©2004 Nora Roberts; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    C. A. Newsome Cincinnati, OH USA 10-15-14
    C. A. Newsome Cincinnati, OH USA 10-15-14 Member Since 2014
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    "A bit speedy, but otherwise good"

    I've read Homeport several times, it is one of Nora Robert's best books. The narration was good, but not spectacular. I found it too fast at normal speed and too slow when I reduced the speed 25%. I did get used to it eventually. I have a quibble about the narration - at times Ryan Boldari, a mover and shaker in the NY art world, sounds sleezy and thuggish, and I found it off-putting. I suspect a man of his position would deliver threats in a more matter-of-fact or amused way.

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    Aimee Boise, ID, United States 09-29-14
    Aimee Boise, ID, United States 09-29-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Loved this Book"

    I loved this book. It was interesting, took me to distant places, and kept me guessing. I had no idea who the culprit was until the ending, which was very, very nice. I hate coming to the end and already knowing what I'll find.

    Awesome book. Well performed and well paced.

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    Rowan 07-08-14
    Rowan 07-08-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Boring"
    What would have made Homeport better?

    Not my cup of tea


    Has Homeport turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    No


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It takes so much time getting into the story that I lost interest


    Any additional comments?

    No

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    Becky 05-23-14
    Becky 05-23-14
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    "OUTSTANDING ....NORMAL FOR NORA ROBERTS"
    Where does Homeport rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love listening to Ms. Roberts books, I rate all of them very high.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Homeport?

    The walk through the woods down to beachside


    Have you listened to any of Erika Leigh’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I have not


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No - just really a good book.


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    Lori FORT WORTH, TX, United States 03-28-14
    Lori FORT WORTH, TX, United States 03-28-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Hard to finish."
    What would have made Homeport better?

    The characters didn't captivate me.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Nora Roberts again?

    I have listened to all of her books. This one was my least favorite.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes


    What character would you cut from Homeport?

    Andrew


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    Kim Port Macquarie, Australia 02-09-14
    Kim Port Macquarie, Australia 02-09-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Unbelievable premise for a love story"

    I struggled right from the start of this book at how a smart, law abiding main character can fall in love with a thief, and although I enjoyed the mystery, the attraction of Miranda to her thief was too unbelievable to really get me in.

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    Sherri 11-18-13
    Sherri 11-18-13 Member Since 2012

    Sherri

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    "Touching and Good"

    I so didn't want this book to end. It had all the ups and downs and secrets that I just love. The characters are like friends you know and the descriptions of the scenery and places are fascinating. I enjoyed this listen/read.

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    DK 08-13-13
    DK 08-13-13 Member Since 2013

    HATE spoilers! Enjoy HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. Books outside HOT genre = books given to me to review

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    "Such a LONG Book - What Happened Nora Roberts?"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    This book was SO LONG and DRAGGED (literally) for hours. The last several chapters are fantastic! If only it had not taken so long to get there.

    The unseen assailant attacked Dr. Miranda Jones outside her Maine home as she returned from a busy lecture tour. After terrorizing her with a knife held to her throat, he stole her purse, slashed her tires, and disappeared.

    Shaken and bruised, Miranda was determined to put the assault out of her mind, and welcomed the distraction offered by a summons to Italy to verify the authenticity of a Renaissance bronze of a Medici courtesan known as The Dark Lady.

    However, instead of cementing Miranda's reputation as a leading authority in her field, the bronze nearly destroys it when her professional judgment is called into question, and the bronze is declared a hoax.

    Desperate to restore her credibility and prove The Dark Lady is really a previously unknown work of Michelangelo, Miranda turns to Ryan Boldari, a seductive - and supposedly reformed - art thief. For Miranda, forced to rely on herself and a partner with his own hidden agenda, the only way home is filled with treachery, deception, and a danger that threatens everything she loves.

    ©2004 Nora Roberts; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    Yes. I'm feeling that it is kind of hit or miss with Nora Roberts.
    Not a fan of her work as J.D. Robb.


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    I liked all her work but especially enjoyed Annie's Irish accent. Her attempt with a New England accent with Detective Cook-was a good effort-from this native New Englander.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    I'm not sure why we needed such detail in the relationship between Annie & Andrew. Also, there were many scenes that have been cut or condensed to keep the book flowing at a better pace.


    Do you have any additional comments?

    My opinion: I read Nora Roberts for the adventure and romance. Just gave a rave review for Honest Illusions.

    However, this book reminded me -in my aggravation/frustration - of Nora Roberts Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy. In BoonsBoro there was far too much detail about renovation, the process, etc.

    In Homeport there was far too much detail about the art pieces. I'm not an art conisure - so do not know or care if these pieces are real. I found all the description tedious. Fortunately, there was no ghost in here.

    There IS a good story/adventure here-it is so hard to follow in the weeds surrounding it. If you are an art enthusiast you may enjoy all the extra detail.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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