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.
If you like Nora Roberts, you will love this modern day storyline based on an historical event. It's exciting and funny with interesting characters you would like to meet...even the whiney mother! I bought the hard cover book for my home library as soon as it was released because, hey, I'm a big fan but this audio version is excellent too. Bernadette Quigley creates distint characters with Irish and American accents and her narration makes a great story better! I highly recommend this audio version to anyone and especially to Nora Roberts-aholics like me.
I picked this up on the Beachcomber sale and saved my credits, and I'm very happy I did! This is a classic Nora Roberts story with strong family ties, Irish roots, characters carrying childhood baggage, and a mystical legend to tie it all together. Unlike some of Roberts’ series books and trilogies, all three relationship stories are included in a single book. I personally liked that because the character perspectives and differences are more immediate, and the relationships progressed without endless filler pages of introspection. Combining the stories gives a more integrated feeling to the plot and action, and the story seems to move along with more purpose. Another bonus is there are three happy endings and the suspense gets wrapped up without a cliff hanger (that's no spoiler if you're a Nora Roberts fan). The humor and suspense are there as well. On the downside, it was over way too soon.
The narration was awesome with excellent male and female voices. For the reviewer who was disappointed in the pronunciation, the traditional Irish name Malachi is not pronounced the same as the Biblical name with the long “I” at the end. It is truly pronounced “Mal-a-kee to rhyme with key,” and kudos to Bernadette Quigley for getting it exactly right.
All in all, a good entertaining story.
Love a great book that stays with you long after you've finished it.
A somewhat entertaining, predictable novel read by a talented narrator. This book isn't bad, nor excellent either, kind of like a KiKat, a nice light snack. Pick it up on sale or if you need something to listen to while you have things to do, does not require much attention.
This was a great listen. The plot was intricate and came up with quite a few surprises. I really enjoyed the way everything came together toward the end. Yes, this had Nora's typical romance and heated pages, but the story was great. It follows the descendents of the ill-fated Lusitania and the ramifications of that event through future generations. Three couples are wonderfully portrayed, full of color, strengths and weaknesses. Nora did a great job in allowing us to identify and like all three couples. Their romances were predictable if you've read much of Nora, but still enjoyable. The narrator did a wonderful job of separating and identifying the large cast of characters. I never tired of listening. This was well worth the money.
Mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, wife. Parish Ministry Assoc. for the Nebraska Synod of the ELCA. Lover of life in all it's glory!
Nora Roberts is an excellent writer. Ms. Quigley is an excellent narrator. Altogether a first rate production.
One of the things I like about Roberts' longer novels is her knack for creating loveable characters with some nice details. To create 3 story lines with 6 mains characters would have neccessitated a much longer book, if done right, or according to her better standard (see Homeport, for instance, which is my favorite Roberts novel). The story is still fun; you just don't get as attached to these characters as you might to some of her others, nor do you enjoy them as much.
I love Nora Roberts .. yet this book is so boring I can't even make it beyond the first part. I have give up on it and bought another book. Very surprising for Norra's work.
THE BEST PART OF THIS BOOK WAS THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN THE CHARACTERS AND THEIR PAST. OVERALL NOT MY FAVOURITE NORA ROBERTS BOOK BUT STILL WORTH LISTENING TO .
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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.
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