This was a good addition to the Troubleshooters series. Was it one of my favorites? No. It was good though. What kept it from being one of my favorit..Show More »es was for me Meg wasn't very likeable. I loved Eve's story and Sam and Alyssa's story. I look forward to reading the rest of Sam and Alyssa's story.
Love, love, love this story! I love both Teri and Stan's and the secondary story of Helga's childhood. I have read this over and over but this is the ..Show More »first time listening to it. The narrators are great and bring such terrific depth to the characters. What a pleasure to listen to.
Take one of the best action-romance authors and pair herin this re-recording with Lawlor and Ewbanks on vocals and you have nothing short of an extrao..Show More »rdinary gift.
This is one of the best of the troubleshooters series by Brockmann. Even with the previous poor recording from a few years back, I had listened to it several times. The story, the action and the unique parallel stories running thru the large story arc of the SEAL team 16 are captivating. While we are engaged with the contemporary action romance of Chief Ken Carmody and American aristocrat Savannah Van Hopf, we are drawn into the tale of Savannah's grandmother's--who we will see in several subsequent books--heroism and her own WWII love story. And if that wasn't enough to keep you totally glued, is the story of Dave Jones (grady morant) and the irrepressible and inspirational 40-something missionary Molly. Their own story will come up again in a later book in the troubleshooters series and it will never leave you.
This book gets Five stars for story, romance, action--heck it has it all, and the5-star vocal performance really turns this into a knockout.
Consider this book a great investment--you'll enjoy it the second and third time around. and fourth.... tina
this series just reels you in and leaves you wanting more. great stand a lone book but even better with all the others. great story about Sam and ..Show More »Alyssa and his hunt for his daughter. has everything you need. the narrators are wonderful for this.
I was disappointed at first because the characters I've come to love in the Troubleshooters series are barely mentioned. It didn't take me long to bec..Show More »ome vested in these new characters though and love them too. I'm now looking forward to reading these new guys' stories. I gave the performance only four stars this time where I usually give them five, not because they weren't good, but because they read this one differently than they've read the previous books in this series. It was little things like pronouncing names differently than they previously had and giving Tom a new accent. (Tom and Cosmo do appear briefly in this book) they were still good, just different. That pretty much sums this book up, good, just different from the previous books.
Cosmo and Jane are a most unlikely pair but not only do the mesh with Suzanne Brockmann's wonderful humor they are in depth characters. Having read th..Show More »e book several times I loved having it read to me with the narrators giving life to each character.
Mark and Lindsey are dynamic characters that get real dimension from the narrators. The spooky factor of the story is great and both narrators do an ..Show More »excellent job of giving life to the story.
This is a pretty good Troubleshooters story -- tough guys, smart women, danger, sexy stuff and heroes all around. I like the way gays are accepted an..Show More »d treated as family without hesitation.
My only wish is that the author had left out some of the dialogue between the gay characters & shown us the scene in a more subtle way. Do gays really talk that way? I don't think ANYone could have so many lame conversations. Well maybe they could but it makes the storey sound like a group of junior high school kids giggling in biology class.
This novella is an installment in Brockmann's Troubleshooters Series that covers the beginning of Tony & Adam's relationship. I like the expanding & l..Show More »inking of the story of two of her characters. Because I'm not gay, I would not have purchased as a stand-alone book. I do, however, support the author & story because I believe in love. In all it's positive, supportive, fulfilling manifestations. "Above all, there is love". Lawlor has been with the series from the beginning and has become its voice.
Brockman's books just keep getting better! It is nice to read a series and get to know everyone. I was thrilled while listening to this story. In the ..Show More »future I am going to buy the audible first.
Wow! The major complaint of a reviewer before me happened to be my personal favorite theme in the book. Don't let it put you off, you may love it! I..Show More »t was really funny, riveting and filled with tension. Wow! This was definitely my favorite of all the Troubleshooters books so far. It would help if you have read at least Flashpoint and perhaps Into the Storm before this book in order to best appreciate the truly elegant twists in the romantic story arcs. Brockmann gives us enough backstory to fill in the blanks, but nothing can really compare to understanding the characters the way you do if you get to know them over several books. Not to mention the fact that all the books in the series are great. Dark of Night is the only one of the Troubleshooters series that I have given a five star rating to, however and I believe only one of two that have a five star rating from me out of something like 200 audible titles listened to and rated. Masterful storytelling!
First of all, if you are new to the Troubleshooters series, I recommend starting from the begining. The stories are linked, and sometimes there is som..Show More »ething slight in a previous book that makes things in a later book better. I started by book 13 (Into the fire) and then went all the way back to number 1 (The unsung hero) and went through the whole series...in 1 month!
This book is one of the best so far. It has more thriller into it than others and it keeps you guessing until the end. Also having Sam and Alyssa back and hear about their relationship evolving into something so solid is really heartwarming.
The series is amazing. Some people don't like the multiple stories, it may take a bit to get used to it, but I have come to love it. The action is amazing in most of the books (I have to agree with others on the lack of action plot in #12 - All through the night), but having followed Jules' story throughout all the other books, it was OK. I liked #11 (Force of Nature) better since it actually developed Jules' and Robin's story.
These are romance books with explicit scenes mingled with combat action. If you don't like either, this is not your kind of book. If you like both, you are in luck! Best books I have ever read, I can't enough. And I can't wait to hear more about Izzy and Eden, which Suz has promised for next book!
As always, Brockmann's book is awesome and so is the narration by Lawlor and Raudman. Yes there are topics that are uncomfortable; child abuse in man..Show More »y situatations both in the present of the book and in the characters past, alcoholism, etc... But the book is also about communication and miscommunication, trust and not trusting. I don't believe that Brockmann is portraying and anti-christianity message. I think her characters usually either believe in God (in the Christian sense) or come to some kind of understanding with a "God"-like power. There is only one minor character in the book that seems to use Christianity as an excuse for evil. The religious beliefs or lack of belief of most of the other characters (including the main characters) is a mystery to the reader/listener.
Each character has a very clear voice in the writing and in the narration of the audio version. The story flows and is exciting. And sometimes the characters are annoying, which is one of the reasons why I love them so much. Like real people they make sometimes dumb decisions and sometimes great ones. And like all of us they struggle with themselves and getting to an understanding their place in life and who they are.
The narrators are superb. They create a world where it is very easy to understand each point of view and when that point of view shifts. The format of having a male and female narrator works so well for all of Brockmann???s books. Her stories are more interesting due to the shifts in points of view and the way that each characters ???voice??? shows through. I really like the domestic tensions in this book. It puts a different spin on the thrilling romance part of the story. They story is excellent and different than the other books in the series. I find it amazing that after 16 books, I will be first in line for book #17 when Brockmann returns to writing about this incredible group of people.
Congratulations to Suzanne Brockmann--DO OR DIE rocked ALL FIVE stars.
TOP REASONS WHY IT EARNED A FIVE STAR REVIEW FROM ME: * Patrick La..Show More »wlor and Melanie Ewbank are extraordinariliy good matches to Brockmann's writing. Their performance is always 3-D and truly extraordinary-- this book was no exception to that rule. Amazing, 3-D characterizations that remained true to themselves. * Tightly interwoven, multiple plot lines and multiple point-of-view characters--and it was easy to follow, and WORKED. * Beautiful balance of suspense, romance, thriller elements, military aspects. * Pacing in this action-packed book was ideal....quiet, introspective, share-my-background-with-you-because-I'm-falling-in-love-with-you scenes were offset by action scenes that rocked. * It was fun to see beloved secondary characters (like Yoshi, Martell Griffin, and Jules Cassidy--even if he was only mentioned in passing). * Dialogue and tags written like the consummate professional Brockmann is. * Plot twists and turns that kept me guessing. While events were beautifully foreshadowed, events didn't go as planned, didn't unravel the way I'd anticipated--I liked that! * Ultra-rewarding comeuppance for the bad guys. * Hard-won happy endings....and the sense of an optimistic-next-step for the romances. Without an unrealistic "let's get married--right now" kind of wrap-up, I had the complete confidence the romantic couples will be just fine in the future. That's all I need! * This book is a superb opening to a new series (Reluctant Heroes)...and WOW...did Ian Dunn's story illustrate what a reluctant hero he is! * For me, this book delivered 100% on its promise...from the book description/blurb, from my past experience devouring ALL of Suzanne Brockmann's Troubleshooter series (and even older works). Brockmann just keeps getting better and better. * Characters face serious conflict, and they triumph by hard work, teamwork, trial and error....and EARNED the solutions.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to fans of Suzanne Brockmann, fans of military romantic suspense, thrillers, romantic suspense....virtually anyone who loves an excellent book.
I thought this story was about Izzy saving the day. Nope, it's about Eden's little brother, her gay little brother, with all the "cut and paste..Show More »34; paragraphs we hear every time someone gay is mentioned. You know, the ones about how wonderful, insert name here, treats them because they're gay and special. I know that's not what SB is trying to do, but that is the impression I get from her words. Why not have a little more dialog between characters so we can hear how wonderful they are? And stop the moralizing, please! That's not a story, it's a sermon.