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Montana Sky Audiobook

Montana Sky

When Jack Mercy died, he left behind a lot of enemies...and a ranch worth nearly $20 million. Now his three daughters - each born of a different marriage, and each unknown to the others - are gathered to hear the reading of the will. The women are shocked to learn that before any of them can inherit, they must live together on the ranch for one year.
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Publisher's Summary

When Jack Mercy died, he left behind a lot of enemies...and a ranch worth nearly $20 million. Now his three daughters - each born of a different marriage, and each unknown to the others - have gathered to hear the reading of the will.

Willa, the only one who knew her father, boldly expects that everything will be hers. Tess, who has reluctantly flown in from Hollywood, just hopes to fly back with as much cash as possible - and as soon as possible. And Lily Mercy would be grateful for anything; she has learned to expect disappointment, even cruelty, from men.

But the women are shocked to learn that before any of them can inherit, they must live together on the ranch for one year. They are sisters...and strangers. Now they face challenges: to put their bitterness aside and live like family, to protect each other from danger - and to unite against an enemy who threatens to destroy all. And finally, to weave together three very different worlds in this beautiful and isolated place called Montana.

©2006 Nora Roberts; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"Roberts balances the tension and sometimes gruesome action with three romances, crackling dialogue and a snappy infusion of humor." (Publishers Weekly)
"All six of the major characters are wonderfully written, with just the right touch of genuineness, warmth, and distinctiveness to make readers emotionally invest in their stories." (Library Journal)

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    Andrea Danbury, CT, USA 08-17-08
    Andrea Danbury, CT, USA 08-17-08 Member Since 2011
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    "Looses 1 Star For Too Much Violence"

    Excellent Story Looses 1 Star For Too Much Gore & Animal Violence
    I think this is one of Nora Roberts best suspense novels. It is a relatively modern day western, it was first published in 1996 so it not totally current in modern technology etc. Montana Sky is beautifully narrated by Erika Leigh; I think she is a relatively new narrator to Audible, and a welcome new narrator. She has excellent story telling skills and makes each character sound different and credible. My only issue with this book is the amount of gore and violence, if there had been less violence and blood plus some violence toward animals, this book would have gotten 5 stars from me.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Sue Hico, TX, United States 04-30-12
    Sue Hico, TX, United States 04-30-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Loved it!"
    Where does Montana Sky rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best I've read


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story was great.


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

    I hadn't heard this narrator before. She did a good job.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I had seen the TV movie of this book and had decided not to buy the audio book. I finally changed my mind and am really glad I did. It was well worth the price.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Book lover 12-17-13
    Book lover 12-17-13
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    "Rape is NOT lovemaking. REPULSED!"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Offensive that authors show rape as being something women enjoy or something that a man who supposedly loves a woman likes to do and she likes it. I'm sorry, sex in bondage with the woman saying no is rape and not lovemaking and I am totally appalled this is churned out to women as romance.


    Has Montana Sky turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Turned me off this author.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I cannot get my head out of my fury that she wrote a rape scene as romantic to think of anything good to say about this author.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Montana Sky?

    Any suggestion that forced sex with a woman's hands cuffed against her will and saying NO is something she is going to enjoy. That is totally offensive. Not only that it is dangerous as it suggests a woman should be degraded as being good. I cannot express how appalled I was by that scene strongly enough.


    Any additional comments?

    If it were a physical book it would have been thrown at the wall. I will be advising people NOT to buy a Nora Roberts book.

    11 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Florence 07-02-09
    Florence 07-02-09
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    "Horrible bloody violence"

    I get Nora Roberts for pleasant enjoyable listening on long road trips in the car. This book has a murderer in it that takes a knife and tortures animals and people. The book goes into horrific detail about the blood and the pain of the creature and how the murderer is feeding upon this horror. I did not finish this book. After one of the characters was mutilated and killed I had had enough. I am shocked and extremely disappointed with this book.

    8 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    B. Randolph 03-19-16
    B. Randolph 03-19-16

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    "One of the worst "murder mysteries" I ever read"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Maybe readers who are looking for a series of sexy romances rather than a solid plot


    Would you ever listen to anything by Nora Roberts again?

    Never


    What does Erika Leigh bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Leigh is good with voices and pacing.


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

    I thought the plot sounded interesting--three sisters who don't know each other thrown together into an interesting premise. But it simply did not live up to ANY expectations.


    Any additional comments?

    If you're going to write a murder mystery, then you have to stick to the RULES. There are RULES for murder mysteries. And one of them is (possible spoiler alert) that the murderer can't be someone invisible, off on the sidelines, late walk-in, unconnected with the story. Many, many critiques on Amazon of this book bemoaned the gory animal slayings; but that wasn't what was really wrong with this book. What was inexcusable from a mystery reader's point of view is the whole pulling-the-murderer-out-of-the-woods plot.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mel's Diner 12-05-15
    Mel's Diner 12-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Recording quality not as good as most"

    I listen to a lot of audiobooks and have read Montana Sky before, but the recording is starting to show its age. The performance is worthy of Nora Roberts and the story is a classic. My only complaint is the static that is present through most of the recording.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    mary winston 10-25-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Disappointing"

    Too much of a chick book, too much sex in what could have been an interesting story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Peggy 09-15-15
    Peggy 09-15-15 Member Since 2013
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    "One of the best books I've ever listened to."

    Lots of excitement and intrigue. Kept you listening. Story teller kept you wanting more. Loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    A. Renea SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 09-05-15
    A. Renea SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 09-05-15 Member Since 2013

    I have a real crazy in love relationship with books!!!

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    "The best by Roberts I've heard!"

    I really enjoyed listening to this book. I laughed, cried, then shuddered. It had a bit of romance, humor, and mystery. The sisterhood that developed throughout the course of the book was also a real plus, which gave me that feel good factor. Don't let the cheesy cover throw you off- I would definitely recommend this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    LJA 09-04-15
    LJA 09-04-15 Member Since 2013

    I'm a 54 year old mail carrier. I listen to books around 6 hours a day. Listening to just about any fiction genre. Just starting to review.

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    "Predictable"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The sinopsis sounded so good I thought I'd try Nora Roberts again. I have to say it is her best work but it's very predictable and has some GLARING mistakes. If you write about horses you should know a little about them. A yearling Quarter Horse CAN NOT be ridden. Tacked up and some light ground training maybe but not even that much usually. Being ridden buy a man as large as the man in the story would ruin knees. Being ridden double at a gallop (as in the book) would shatter legs. It would be the same as putting a 4th grade boy in a pro football game.


    Has Montana Sky turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No but it does not make me want to purchase any more Nora Roberts books.


    What about Erika Leigh’s performance did you like?

    Very Good (except the housekeepers voice)


    Could you see Montana Sky being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    She needs to be less cookie cutter. I knew who was cutting up the animals by the time she first got to the cabin. Knew it had to be one of the 2 at the cabin and Pickles was too out of shape.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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