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Three Fates | [Nora Roberts]

Three Fates

When the Lusitania sank, more than one 1,000 people died. One passenger, however, survived to become a changed man, giving up his life as a petty thief but keeping a small silver statue that would become a family heirloom to future generations. Now, nearly a century later, that heirloom, one of a priceless, long-separated set of three, has been snatched away from the Sullivans.
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Publisher's Summary

When the Lusitania sank, more than 1,000 people died. One passenger, however, survived to become a changed man, giving up his life as a petty thief but keeping a small silver statue that would become a family heirloom to future generations.

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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    Gail V. Barnes Columbia, SC USA 09-24-12
    Gail V. Barnes Columbia, SC USA 09-24-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Very enjoyable"
    What made the experience of listening to Three Fates the most enjoyable?

    Like all of Nora's book, you really believe the relationship between the lead figures. She's very good about groupings of three.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The Cruella DeVille character :)


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes! I buy them for the gym, then find myself listening in the car and at home, while preparing dinner!


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    AvidReader91 WA, United States 09-24-12
    AvidReader91 WA, United States 09-24-12 Member Since 2010

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    "Still a favorite"
    Would you listen to Three Fates again? Why?

    I would listen to it again. This has been one of my favorites of Nora's books for years, and I thoroughly enjoyed the audio version.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Three Fates?

    I love moments when a good plan comes together. In this case, our six protagonists come up with a fun and excellent way to spike the wheels of the detestable Anita Gay. Even when parts were relatively predictable, I found myself anticipating that "gotcha" moment.


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

    Sometimes you can make plans. Sometimes, Fate intervenes.


    Any additional comments?

    I haven't read the story in several years, so there were many details that were foggy. I loved re-discovering all the twists and surprising connections between the characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon Salado, TX, United States 09-24-12
    Sharon Salado, TX, United States 09-24-12 Member Since 2011
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    "need help going to sleep try reading this book"
    Would you try another book from Nora Roberts and/or Bernadette Quigley?

    No, I have managed to wade through two other books by Nora Roberts. Did not enjoy them.Three Fates was my third try. I gave up after 45 mins of listining. No more Nora Roberts no matter how cheap they are.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something of Connelly, Kellerman, Patterson, Child, Macdonald. They are always good.br/>


    What didn’t you like about Bernadette Quigley’s performance?

    Slow, boreing, sounds like she would like to be doing something else


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Three Fates?

    I listened to the first 45 mins of that book 3 times and can't remember a thing about it.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you for letting me voice my opinion

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Scotty Great Smokey Mountains 09-18-12
    Scotty Great Smokey Mountains 09-18-12 Member Since 2009

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    "Great listen!"

    Once again Nora Roberts has come through with a great book. Bernadette Quigley was perfect. Thank you.

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    Mary Olathe, KS, United States 09-17-12
    Mary Olathe, KS, United States 09-17-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Kept me engaged!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it had just the right mix of light hearted humor and excitement and romance.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Three Fates?

    Actually, the very first scene at the sinking of the Lusitania was the most memorable.


    Which character – as performed by Bernadette Quigley – was your favorite?

    I liked both Tia and Rebecca. I could identify with both of them.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I chuckled throughout the book. There were times that I didn't want to stop listening because I wanted to hear what happened next.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Betsy Jackson, MS, United States 09-12-12
    Betsy Jackson, MS, United States 09-12-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Obsession"

    I've always enjoyed Nora Roberts as an author. The chase in this story hinges on injured pride, obsession and greed. All the characters mature during the story. It's fast paced. My interest was piqued concerning the Lusitania. I enjoyed the historic event being brought back to the public eye. The performance did not have a natural flow to it, sometimes being stilted. I enjoyed this more as a "read," rather than a "listen."

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    Thomas LEWISTON, IDAHO, United States 09-08-12
    Thomas LEWISTON, IDAHO, United States 09-08-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Something a little bit different"
    Would you listen to Three Fates again? Why?

    Wrong question. It should will you listen to Three Fates again. The answer is yes. The reason is that it was an extremely enjoyable story and I believe that I'll get more out of it during subsequent listenings. While I don't listen to all of my audio books more than once I do listen to most of them more than once. Three Fated is a for sure re-listen-to audio book.


    Which character – as performed by Bernadette Quigley – was your favorite?

    I liked and enjoyed all of the characters in this book but I especially enjoyed Rebeca.


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

    I liked when Rebeca was introduced to the old man that had been the little boy saved by her ancestor.


    Any additional comments?

    I have quite a few audio books that were written by Nora Roberts and I've enjoyed them all a lot, but this book stands out from the crowd. Additionally in my opinion Bernadette Quigley did a great job narrating this book. I would heartily recommend this book to anyone that enjoys this type of romantic thriller / suspense.

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    John P. Salt Lake City, UT United States 09-02-12
    John P. Salt Lake City, UT United States 09-02-12 Member Since 2008

    Retired RN with 28 years in the operating room. An nurse educator specialized in surgical lasers and high risk equipment. Married for 36 years to my wonderful wife and mother of 3 men. Still waiting on the grand babies! While waiting, love to read & listen to books. I am a HUGE FAN OF AUDIBLE. COM!

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    "Romantic, Funny, Clever & Heart-pounding Action!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Three Fates to be better than the print version?

    Absolutely! In most cases audio books are better because of the voices put to the characters and if the narrator is really good, like this one, can also give the read a certain pace of excitement to the story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything! What a great listen! I was particularly interested in the way the author used the factful sinking of a ship and family ties to weave an extraordinary story that keeps your attention to the end.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    This is tough to answer, but probably the ending was the best.


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

    Romantic and packed with action! Or, Who will win and who will lose?


    Any additional comments?

    I haven't written many reviews, but I was compelled to write one for this really fun and exciting book! Three Fates is one of the best of many, many books I have listened to.

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    Joseph SHERWOOD, WI, United States 09-01-12
    Joseph SHERWOOD, WI, United States 09-01-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Wonderfully written and read!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Three Fates to be better than the print version?

    At least as good.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Three Fates?

    The correspondence between Jack and his father, witty and brilliantly vocalized.


    What about Bernadette Quigley’s performance did you like?

    Her masterful command of dialects, her ability to shape shift between a man and woman's voice, the ability to maintain the gist of the narrative through the dialect. Without having to hear the speaker identified I could know who was speaking. And sometimes with three persons in the room speaking animatedly, this had to be difficult to switch.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Nope. I wanted it to last, and last, and last. Hated to come to the end.


    Any additional comments?

    Would love to pick up another just like it immediately. I liked Nora's Witness very much also but this one is the best.

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    Kathi Sterling, VA, United States 08-31-12
    Kathi Sterling, VA, United States 08-31-12 Member Since 2010

    Love books! Classics and lighter fiction, mysteries (not too violent please :-). And selective non-fiction--whatever takes my fancy.

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    "Beware the Narrator!"
    What would have made Three Fates better?

    A different narrator. I think the basic story was interesting enough--unfortunately, the narrator was so insufferable, I finally quit trying to listen to the book. I'll try to find it in print at the library and finish it :-(


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Bernadette Quigley?

    Anyone.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator couldn't seem to decide on a voice quality--but even if one could manage to listen despite that, it was at times flat and monotonous (those were the best moments), other times she seemed to be trying to be--sexy? (It sounded like whining), cool or street smart? (it sounded scratchy), just reading? (it lacked variation in tone). Was she bored? Trying to sound sophisticated (if so, that was an "F" performance). I almost never stop listening to a book, even when the narrator lacks something. But I did stop this one (and left a mystery hanging without knowing what happened!). I asked myself why I was continuing to listen--feeling tortured--almost would have preferred chalk on a board. Sorry. I won't be listening to more books read by Ms. Quigley.

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