Now, nearly a century later, that heirloom, one of a priceless, long-separated set of three, has been snatched away from the Sullivans. And Malachi, Gideon, and Rebecca Sullivan are determined to recover their great-great-grandfather's treasure, reunite the Three Fates, and make their fortune.
The quest will take them from their home in Ireland to Helsinki, Prague, and New York and introduce them to a formidable female professor whose knowledge of Greek mythology will aid them in their quest; to a daring exotic dancer who sees the Fates as her chance at a new life; and to a seductive security expert who knows how to play high-tech cat-and-mouse. And it will pit them in a suspenseful fight against an ambitious woman who will stop at nothing to acquire the Fates.
©2004 Nora Roberts; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
The book, yes, but not the audiobook. This is one of my favorite Nora Roberts stories, but I couldn't make it through the first two chapters of the audio version because the narration was so awful. Roberts may not win Nobel prizes for literature, but I think she's got a significant enough fan base that she deserves some of the better narrators that are out there.
At the moment, I can't think of one that it reminded me of. Any fan of Nora Roberts knows there's a certain formula to her books and sometimes her stories simply remind you of other of her stories. For those of us who enjoy her style of writing, that's not necessarily a turn off, and it tends to be less noticeable (to me) in her longer works, like this one. Generally if you enjoy her novels, you'll probably really enjoy this one.
Never. In fact, if she were the narrator it would be enough to make me NOT buy an audio book I was otherwise interested in.
If movies were always like the books that inspired them, then absolutely yes! But so many concessions have to be made to turn a novel into a movie - composite characters, deleted subplots, etc. - that if I really, really love a novel, it's usually better for me to avoid the movie version.
Not my favourite read. The storyline was quite predictable and didn't have any great twists and turns. I did enjoy the history of the Lusitania but that was only a small component of the story. I can see this being made into a movie but I wouldn't bother going to see it. The narrator did a good job.
Loved the story and the characters, the performance was brilliant. Overall a very enjoyable experience
Story was engaging, intriguing and so Nora. The narrator had good character distinction but it was overshadowed by her stilted inflection and lack of emotion. It was difficult to focus at times and her lack of engagement mad the character less realistic.
Another wonderful, full length novel by Nora Roberts. Kept me rivited as I followed the Sullivan siblings stories.
An artistically woven story of a series of events that begins with historic tragedy, sacrifice, and redemption that then reaches into the present. The intricacies is the plot draw one into the lives of many fine and diverse characters. The pace carries the reader forward, yet one wishes the end of the book came much later. The narrator makes the characters come to life, and gives the reader more than one could expect. Excellent and unforgettable as all is brought together in a strong finale.
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