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Homeport

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Publisher's Summary

The unseen assailant attacked Dr. Miranda Jones outside her Maine home as she returned from a busy lecture tour. After terrorizing her with a knife held to her throat, he stole her purse, slashed her tires, and disappeared.

Shaken and bruised, Miranda was determined to put the assault out of her mind, and welcomed the distraction offered by a summons to Italy to verify the authenticity of a Renaissance bronze of a Medici courtesan known as The Dark Lady.

However, instead of cementing Miranda's reputation as a leading authority in her field, the bronze nearly destroys it when her professional judgment is called into question, and the bronze is declared a hoax.

Desperate to restore her credibility and prove The Dark Lady is really a previously unknown work of Michelangelo, Miranda turns to Ryan Boldari, a seductive - and supposedly reformed - art thief. For Miranda, forced to rely on herself and a partner with his own hidden agenda, the only way home is filled with treachery, deception, and a danger that threatens everything she loves.

©2004 Nora Roberts; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Joseph United States 04-22-17
    Joseph United States 04-22-17

    Retired computer geek who still loves to listen and learn. Love history and mystery.

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    "Dissapointing Early Work"

    This is an early (hardcover 1998 according to Amazon) work. After being used to the quality of Ms. Roberts recent novels, I was disappointed by the shallowness of the character depictions and the simplicity of the plot: neurotic protagonists vs. psychotic antagonist.

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    Robert 12-28-16
    Robert 12-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    Very hard to get into. Tedious narration . Did not enjoy and gave up on it

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    KC 12-07-16
    KC 12-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    I kept listening in hopes of finding a reason to care about these characters. I should have had a V8.

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    kfen 12-05-16
    kfen 12-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "starts out slow.... but stick with it"

    Avid NR fan, really liked this one a lot. unique and suspenseful. narrator was great!!

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    GrandPuppy 11-18-16
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    "Wonderful"

    I've read a good number of Nora Roberts books and loved every on if them. this is no exception. There is always a bit of suspense and some romance with just the right amount of both. If you like an easy to read good book this is for you.

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    mmj16743 08-15-16
    mmj16743 08-15-16 Listener Since 2009
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    "Good Story, Maybe."

    I love most all Nora Roberts books. To me she is an author who can paint a vivid picture in my mind with a few well written words. Unfortunately, I never got there with this book because I just could not tolerate the narrator. It sounded like she took one big breath at the beginning of every sentence and the expelled it in a rush to see which she ran out of first - words or breath. I found myself skipping to the end of the book just to find out what happened as opposed to listening to it all the way through.

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    Robbin Blackmon 05-21-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Art is Alive!!"

    Awesome!! I loved the storyline. While I was not surprised in the end about the identity of the culprit, I was completely caught of guard about the motive as well as the reason for the parental relationships. Job well done and a very enjoyable read. The history lessons in art were even exciting.

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    Sue Duncan 05-04-16
    Sue Duncan 05-04-16
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    "unloved daughter"

    Miranda didn't understand why her parents showed no love for her. Finally after trying so hard, she found out just why. She managed to find happiness after all,

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    Fran Foster 12-18-15
    Fran Foster 12-18-15
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    If you could sum up Homeport in three words, what would they be?

    Oldie, but definitely one of the best by Ms. Roberts.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ryan - enjoyed the manner in which he performs a double life to perfection.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Miranda and Ryan are in visiting his family.


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

    Love the book's title - it would work for a film.


    Any additional comments?

    Wish Ms. Roberts would return to this wonderful style in writing future books - their are her very best !!

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    Krystal Maimi 10-21-15
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    "What a Bore"
    Any additional comments?

    I feel like all Nora Roberts books are the same now, not impressed. Character building was rushed, male protagonist seemed like an abusive lover.

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