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To celebrate the rise of their new queen, three goddesses of the moon created three stars, one of fire, one of ice, one of water. But then they fell from the sky, putting the fate of all worlds in danger. And now three women and three men join forces to pick up the pieces....

Sasha Riggs is a reclusive artist, haunted by dreams and nightmares that she turns into extraordinary paintings. Her visions lead her to the Greek island of Corfu, where five others have been lured to seek the fire star. Sasha recognizes them, because she has drawn them: a magician, an archaeologist, a wanderer, a fighter, a loner. All on a quest. All with secrets.

Sasha is the one who holds them together - the seer. And in the magician, Bran Killian, she sees a man of immense power and compassion. As Sasha struggles with her rare ability, Bran is there to support her, challenge her, and believe in her.

But Sasha and Bran are just two of the six. And they must all work together as a team to find the fire star in a cradle of land beneath the sea. Over their every attempt at trust, unity, and love, a dark threat looms. And it seeks to corrupt everything that stands in its way of possessing the stars....

©2015 Nora Roberts (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Typical NR

Kind of typical for a Nora Roberts magic trilogy. Three women, one kickass, one damaged and shy, one a little fey, and three men. All in a magical quests to find three things, stones in this case, but you could sub in fates or keys or whatever. The narrator does a great job in the women's voices, but the male accents are just kind of laughable and distracting. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't great. I found I had to rewind quite a bit because it didn't hold my attention. I'll get the rest when they come out, if I remember.

25 of 27 people found this review helpful

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Not good

What disappointed you about Stars of Fortune?

I LOVE Nora Roberts and this is probably her worst book. I'm very disappointed. The story is not developed and neither are the characters. I couldn't finish it

14 of 16 people found this review helpful

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Not her best, hope the rest of the series is better

First, I found elements of this story to be a repeat of the O'Dwyer series which I loved, this was a weak copy. Second, I am really satisfied with Roarke's voice and the Irish voices in the O'Dwyer series and I found the narrator's voice for the two Irish men to be fake and annoying. I actually hope they will change narrators, it could greatly enhance the quality of the story.

23 of 27 people found this review helpful

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Narrator has an irritating rasp

At the end of her phrases the narrator has used a highly irritating drop into a raspy end; it's a v trendy thing among young women but as a affect for an audio book it is most irritating

13 of 15 people found this review helpful

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Entertaining, enjoyable, classic NR

Would you consider the audio edition of Stars of Fortune to be better than the print version?

The narration was very good. I thought the accents were good. I cannot see to read books anymore. I have always enjoyed NR's writing.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Stars of Fortune?

I think this is a childish question. I enjoyed entire book. It was written in what most might say an older style. Almost like she pulled an older manuscript. The story is entertaining nonetheless. The "F" bomb isn't used every sentence. Which I appreciate. The sex was not 5 pages long which I appreciate.


Olerate

What about Saskia Maarleveld’s performance did you like?

Ok now here is the rub. I normally do not like narrators who allow that breathy ending to the majority of the reading. Maybe I was just so hungry for a book I could tolerate. I actually adjusted, her reading otherwise was very good. I appreciated her accents I really like the female voices sound female and the male voice sound very male with only one narrator. She gave each character distinction which is critical to me. I

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

Get rid of this question. How the heck should I know. I can't "watch" movies.
The tag line and what is that anyway.
This is a pleasure able , entertaining story, well told, well narrated. When that is your main source of entertainment it is high praise.

Any additional comments?

Audible please revise these questions. My goodness...I may not be young but I spend a fair amount of my monthly income here. You need to offer more to your faithful customers. Free book of our choosing ever so often or after you have purchase a certain amount of books you give us a free credit. I have no desire to go searching for another audio book source.

32 of 40 people found this review helpful

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good story

A really good story, but the performance made the main character appear weak and too simple.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Not The Best Book

I have read a lot of Nora Roberts and this is not her best book. Not sure if it was the soundtrack or the reader but it sounded like a robot reading in cadence on some parts. Overall I won't be reading the other books in the series.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • Eileen
  • United States
  • 12-09-15

the narrator is terrible/ story not well developed

What would have made Stars of Fortune better?

the story line is not very developed. I am becoming more and more disappointed by Ms Roberts writing style. There was no development of characters like she used to do. I was barely invested in the romance story. Very disappointed. The narrator was terrible pausing at the end of each statement was so annoying. Nothing like I am used to. Dont care if I read the rest in the series and I own every book in one form or another,

Would you be willing to try another one of Saskia Maarleveld’s performances?

NO

11 of 14 people found this review helpful

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Very disappointing,!

What did you like best about Stars of Fortune? What did you like least?

I always love Nora Roberts but this book had no substance. The characters were shallow and so was the storyline. The narrator was awful.

14 of 18 people found this review helpful

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Horrible narration

For the second time, the narrator for a series of Nora Roberts novel is awful. Horrible accents and voices. The story was interesting, but I had a hard time getting into the story because of the persistently bad narrator chosen. the voices she chose for the different character's were ridiculous. She was especially challenged using and maintaining a reasonable rendition of an Irish or English accent and her pacing was awful.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Christina
  • 12-18-16

Excellent

I really enjoyed this first book, looking forward to the next. The narrator is extremely good.

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  • ian mcnamara
  • 02-14-17

Amazing and fantastic.

Would you listen to Stars of Fortune again? Why?

Yes i would, because i found the story really exciting and was really transported to the setting and also the characters and the way they were introduced and then developed.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Stars of Fortune?

When Sasha finally accepted what she was and helped with saving everybody at the end.

What about Saskia Maarleveld’s performance did you like?

I loved the way she gave each character there own voice and ket the suspence going with her naration.

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

yes, in fact i pretty much did.

Any additional comments?

Amazing book and i can't wait to start book two and read Anika's and Soya's story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • MRS F M BENNION
  • 02-02-18

extremely enjoyable

as always, a gripping story by Nora Roberts. she never fails to entertain me. bravo

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  • katrina
  • 11-14-17

A Nora Roberts Trilogy

This is great if you enjoy other trilogies such as the circle or dark witch. Really enjoyed listening to the first one but the later books in this series are better. great performance had this narrator on another series.

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  • jo comfortable
  • 07-24-17

A good read. perfect escape

Author knows the right formula to keep you intrigued. With some secrets hidden till the final chapter. Well read. I going straight to book 2

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  • JillTorn
  • 02-08-17

Well written

Where does Stars of Fortune rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is my first book of Nora's and I enjoyed the story line so much I had to download the other books straight away. The Narrator is brilliant

What was one of the most memorable moments of Stars of Fortune?

The revealing of each character and their talents.

Have you listened to any of Saskia Maarleveld’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I haven't listen to Saska before but she is brilliant and the best choice for this story

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

Absolutely

Any additional comments?

I'd listen to it all again

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-25-16

Great book

Another great Nora Roberts - the start of another kinda predictable but always a good read Trilogy.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Juan Carlos Torres
  • 12-14-17

It's OK, a bit predictable and corny at times!

Didn't love it, didn't hate it, more like lukewarm in the middle! Sasha's character very annoying

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-27-17

Love the story, but the accent...

I enjoy a good Nora Roberts novel and this one does not disappoint. Unfortunately, the Irish accent for one character is annoyingly and off putting'ly poor. It sounds half Australian in places. Not bad enough that I won't listen to the rest of the trilogy though.

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  • Chris Radge
  • 04-16-17

All of the mythical hero's you could ever want in one book

Loved listening to this first book. I found it difficult listening to the stop / start narrator but understand it needed to be that way so we didn't mixed up the characters, by the end of the book I didn't even notice. Great story, I'm about to order books 2 & 3. Bring on the great imaginings of Nora Roberts.