The Art of Deception

Narrated by: Christina Traister
Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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From number-one New York Times best-selling author Nora Roberts comes a classic tale about the promises we dare to keep…to those we dare to love!

He has supposedly come to her father's estate looking for respite. But Kirby Fairchild can't shake the feeling that handsome Adam Haines isn't quite the man he pretends to be. She couldn't be sure. But what she does know without a doubt is that as the days and nights wear on, the attraction she feels for this man is only growing stronger.…

©1986 Nora Roberts (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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So disappointed

This is the first Nora Roberts book I can't get past the first hour. It is just awful. The narration (which I never complain about) is so bad, the writing is bad...I am just glad I only paid $5.00 for it. Makes the pain a little less painful...

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Formula....

Beautiful rich talent girl meets beautiful rich talented boy.... They fall in love!!!!! Girl has an eccentric father, who she loves and is fiercely devoted to, they face peril and destruction....Boy saves the girl and father from inevitable-doom, however to do so he must deceive the girl... Girl feels betrayed she questions her whole existence and the love that they shared in a week, he must win her back he does win her back, and they live.....happily ever after..

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Not my cup of tea.

I didn't become interested in the characters. I found them to be too zany and in need of a comedy foil.

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delightful

an intriguing cast of delightfully mad characters very different from Nora's usual variety of characters however no less interesting or lovable

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The Art of Boring a Reader to Death

What would have made The Art of Deception better?

Characters that are believable.

What could Nora Roberts have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

She could have written about how real people behave.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Christina Traister?

I have no idea. I couldn't get past the awful characters.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

First of all, I am NOT a fan of reality programs, especially those that detail the lifestyles of the rich and spoiled. The last thing I want to do is to read or listen to a book that's the equivalent.

Any additional comments?

Nora where are you? Come back and write a good book again. People want to read about people who behave like real people, not spoiled, silly, dramatic stereotypical "creative" nutcases. Just boring.

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Can't Get Past The First Couple Chapters

I usually enjoy Nora Roberts books in print, but I can't get past the first few chapters of this audio book.

I have to keep rewinding to go over the same parts so I know what is going on.

Can't say I care for the voices the narrator gives the characters.