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.
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I found my first Nora Roberts book too far into the romance category. Based on that, I didn't plan to buy any more. Somehow I bought this one on a sale. My opinion took an about face.
This is an entertaining and easy listen. The bits of history and mythology seem accurate. The attempts to acquire the three fates by several parties and their tactics fit well with current technology and global travel. The romances are secondary to the quest.
The narration flows well, the characters are distinctly different, and the pace is well timed.
I haven't heard this narrator before. I liked her and would listen to other books she narrates but I can't say she was one of my favorites...yet.
I loved the story, as I love to read/hear Nora Roberts.
I enjoyed the way six people were drawn together and bonded by "fate".
No. Her Irish accent and her speaking so fast made it difficult for me to hear the words and I had a hard time differentiating which of the characters were speaking. I had to continually rewind and re-listen to be able to follow the story line.
It is a good book. Perhaps with a different narrator, I might have enjoyed it more.
Enjoyed the story. Norah Roberts always entertains. The narrator, Bernadelle Quigley was wonderful. I could listen to her all day. In fact I'm going to listen again just to hear the Irish. A lovely cast of characters.
The story line was too slow for me. Faster pace, more interesting characters.
Just too slow!!
She did just fine.
This book had an interesting plot, but just so hard to get through.
I love Nora Robert. This book was a little difficult to get into. At one point I almost started over because I was so confused! But once I figured out all the people it was a good book.
Yes, there are some great saucy scenes as well as some intellectual stimulation for all the academics out there...I always wonder whether it is true...I must look that up one day...Hmm.
The book is about the legendary 3 fates that people are unsure whether they really exist, but when they are bought together they have a special power. Well the fates obviously put the fates of the right people in the right place for things to happen. What I like about Nora Jones books, the other one being The Witness, is that while they satisfy my intellectual craving for a good listen where I can learn something new, they also have a couple of good saucy scenes that are always good for anyones appetite!
If I had read this before the Witness, then I would have never picked up the Witness. That would have been a shame because the Witness was a great book. I almost stopped listening, but stuck with it. The ending really picked up.
Like I said the ending was better than the beginning.
This read was difficult to get into, but after much menutia, the story was gripping.
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Narrator did great with voices. I could determine who was speaking at any point.
the second part of the book was worth it.
The narrator is appalling. Narration is so boring and her voice grates. The men sound like perverts. Names are mispronounced. Accents very badly done. Through the narrator's performance, the story is uninteresting, proceeding like a dull flat line. What a pity because the story itself seems exciting and the characters have promise but in the hands of this narrator I couldn't wait to get to the end so I didn't need to listen to her awful storytelling anymore.
It's not the story but the narrator that needs changing.
The story seems interesting enough.
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