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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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    MichelleK 09-26-17
    MichelleK 09-26-17 Member Since 2016
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    "It grew on me"

    This isn’t my favourite Nora Roberts book. While the story didn’t grip me from the start, it grew on me and I became somewhat invested about half way through. I also didn’t really like the female lead, she grew on me too, but to a lesser extent.
    I liked her love interest and I enjoyed the subplot about her brother, and I wanted to know how it ended, but overall the whole thing felt very two dimensional. I gave it 2 stars, but it’s more like 2.5, it’s not a bad book, just not my favourite.

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    Voracious Reader NY 08-25-17
    Voracious Reader NY 08-25-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Hated it at start, but it got better and better"
    Where does Homeport rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I've read so many WONDERFUL books from audible I can't put them all even in the top 100. But this developed into one of the really good ones.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tough question. Miranda is probably who I'm supposed to like the most, but I like Ryan the thief. And Annie, Andrew's true love.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I enjoyed Miranda's meeting Ryan's family and his mother's defending his thievery. I enjoyed parts of the trip to Florence - shopping, taking pictures.


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

    A lot of Ryan's dialogue made me laugh. He had a quick, sharp wit (or rather Nora Roberts does).


    Any additional comments?

    I knew who did it early, early early on, but it was satisfying for my inference to be confirmed. I loathed Miranda's mother from the start. That woman made the evil queen in Snow White look rather decent. But when the reason Miranda's mother was such a bitch was revealed, I really detested her even more. Her father was a gigantic jerk as well. Thank goodness Miranda and Andrew had each other with an elegant ice-queen harpy and an uncaring go-along-with-the-harpy's-decisions satyr as parents.

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    Amazon Customer 08-12-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Homeport"

    The story of stolen and forged antiquities and the people responsible for for them. Woven with a love story and family secrets.

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    T. Thompson 06-29-17
    T. Thompson 06-29-17 Member Since 2014
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    Good story narration HORRIBLE because of that, could not wait for story to end. Narrator's voice was too uppity and not enough change between characters.

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    Joseph United States 04-22-17
    Joseph United States 04-22-17
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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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    "A struggle"

    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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    "Meh"

    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
    GrandPuppy 11-18-16 Member Since 2013
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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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