Their high-staked rivalry, fought with public smiles and private betrayals, is more than a ratings competition. It becomes an off-screen war when Deanna replaces Angela both on the air and behind the scenes with Angela's former lover after Angela moves to the big time in New York.
Angela's anger at her former protégé escalates from bitterness to vengeance. And an anonymous fan's admiration crosses the line into obsession. Only one woman will emerge with her life in this battle of ego and passion.
©2003 Nora Roberts; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
No. The narrator simply reads the book instead of reading a story.
Any Nora Roberts book has the same story style. The story is great, and classically Nora. I enjoy the print version.
The narrator sounds like she is either reading an instruction manual or reading a children's novel.
I enjoyed the story, but could not lose myself in the story due to the narrator never delivering the words as a story.
This is the first time I have come across a narrator on this site that I will actively avoid. I will not purchase and other audio books narrated by Julie Finneran.
Long yes, very good read though. I will never look at news or talk shows the same again. I thought the writer wrote very good characters and great plot lines. I was never bored with this book.
I have never stopped listening to a book before now. I wanted to throw something at the speakers. She was nails-on-the-chalkboard annoying.
I enjoyed this book, but it did drag in some places. I think I would have enjoyed it more if the narrator was able to differentiate more between the characters. At times, I couldn't remember who was talking. Otherwise, it was a fun "listen".
She made the main character whiny and weak. Everytime she read Deana I cringed; wimpy, weak, high pitched and whiny. The Deana I read in book is stoic, solid, a fighter and strong. She ruined the character. She put inflections in the wrong place, said words in a tone that didn't match the description of how it was said in the book, and I could go on. Not to mention the accents, OH MAN! What was she trying to do. If you can't do accents DON'T DO THEM. Fran? wow, it was horrible. That is NOT a Chicago accent.I am dissapointed in the director. Why didn't they redo it when they saw that the "NO' she read was supposed to be a whisper, in shock and instead read as a whine and a plea? Fault to go around in this production.
I like the story line. I hated the narration. You couldn't tell one character from another except for Fran. You can't can't tell male from female characters.
One of my favorites is Sandra Burr. But I think anyone would have been better.
I don't normally do this. I had a hard time finishing the book.
This book is romance, mystery, humor and fun. I will listen again and recommend to new and old friends. It was written in 1994 so it isn't anew book. And
I love good books and great narrators. Love urban fantasy, sci fi, romance, mystery, murder, and mayhem with lots of humor and sarcasm.
I like this one for lots of reasons. It's classic Nora so it's good. But this one has a romance continuing and intensifying over time. Usually, romance only lasts for a short while then marriage. It's over. This story shows romance continues, grows, intensifies over time. It's marriage without the ceremony. Plus it's good suspense.
I like audio books as a whole enjoyable over reading them because it allows me to plow through more books. Being able to listen to them means I can listen in the car, do house work, or just about anything else without having to stop and neglect anything.
I liked the beginning of the book. I was so drawn in since the first page. It was exciting, I didn't know what was going on, and I couldn't wait to find out more. Then it started from the beginning which made me want to listen even more just to find out why the first scene of the book played like that.
tolerable at best
This story itself was alright. The narration wasn't the best. Sometimes the emotions portrayed by Julie Finneran just didn't match up to the emotions I would have picked or thought she have been picked. If Deanna was angry, she almost sounded whinny. I think this book would have done better with a different narrator.
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