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Ransom

3.78  ·  Rating Details ·  3,187 Ratings  ·  101 Reviews
A violent crime brings together four lives in Danielle Steel’s sixtieth bestselling novel, the story of a mother’s courage, a family’s terror, and a triumph of human strength and dignity in the face of overwhelming odds.

Outside the gates of a California prison, Peter Morgan is released after four long years and vows to redeem himself in the eyes of the young daughters he l
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ebook, 400 pages
Published February 25th 2009 by Dell (first published January 1st 2004)
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Mistery
Sep 12, 2015 Mistery rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Opinião no blogue The Mistery's Garden: Opinião | Resgate, de Danielle Steel

Não me encontrava propriamente ansiosa para ler o meu primeiro livro de Danielle Steel, mas devido a algumas coisas que fui encontrando durante a leitura acabei por criar um bocadinho mais de expectativas que não foram exatamente cumpridas.

A fortuna de Allan Barnes teve grande impacto para a família Barnes. Para a mulher, Fernanda, tornar-se milionária foi um dos maiores testes à sua humildade. Durante dois anos, Fern
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Debbie
Sep 20, 2013 Debbie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In many ways this is a typical Danielle Steel book, but in others it's a bit different. I enjoyed it overall, and was anxious to see how the story would unfold. The last 100 or so pages had me so riveted that I ended up staying awake until nearly 6 am to finish it.

The negatives: Ms. Steel has a really annoying habit of repeating herself, over and over. I find it to be insulting to the intelligence of the reader. Often she repeats almost the same exact sentence within the same paragraph. It reall
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Kristi Vu
Mar 07, 2012 Kristi Vu rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is actually one of my favorite books I have read from Danielle Steel...It is more complex than most of her books and you have to pay more attention at first to get how all the different characters tie together. It's a true book of love, redemption and sacrifice. I really liked this one.
Cindy
Nov 30, 2014 Cindy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reader, Ron McLarty, does a fine job. Police lose their own to save a kidnapped child and one loses his marriage. Long read, perhaps, overlong. 2006 ...more
Haider Hussain
Sep 27, 2016 Haider Hussain rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abandoned
I gotta admit. DS is good at BS! But then again, this is not the first time a piece of crap is a "bestseller". Who says shit doesn't sell! Half way through and I've had enough. Good thing is, I bought it at a fire-sale price (less than $1).

First few pages were actually good. Kind of hooking the reader in. But then all I saw were loopholes and half-baked sub-plots and it started feeling like Danielle Steel thinks her readers are idiot.

Now, speaking of loopholes...

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Annabel Rose
Jan 03, 2013 Annabel Rose rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I bought this book in a second hand shop, on holiday, after finding another brilliant book by the same author on the 'leave a book you liked' shelf in our hired cottage. I was rather disappointed- I spent years trying to read the book, and failing after a few chapters, primarily because there were, in my eyes, too many similar characters, and I was having difficulty in differentiating between them...
Not so long ago, I decided it was time I defeated the book. I settled myself down, determined to
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Angela
Dec 18, 2015 Angela rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I believe this is the first book I've read by Danielle Steel. I enjoyed the story, however, either her writing style is annoying or the editor didn't do a very good job. Practically every sentence had multiple commas. I mean EVERY sentence. I believe many of the commas were used incorrectly. Also, she repeated a good deal of her information, often in the exact words just used. I would find myself skipping over sentences because I had already read them. I couldn't do that much, though, because I ...more
Venkataragavan
Sep 15, 2014 Venkataragavan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I will categorize this as one of them, the kind that drives you into the story's backdrop, like you were watching a movie unfold in front of you with structured, well-knit events strung seamlessly together, albeit not sacrificing on the emotional aspect of the story. I have always loved reading Steel's novels, but this is the first one I got around to reviewing. The novel is centred on the kidnapping of a child, the events fore and after but that alone is not the theme. The meteoric rise and fal ...more
Kelly Smith
Feb 03, 2014 Kelly Smith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone looking for intensity and love
Recommended to Kelly by: No one. I bought it 3 days after buying "Miracle," also by Steel.
** SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEW!!! **

Within three days last August, I had grown interested in and bought two Danielle Steel books: this one and "Miracle." After finishing "Miracle," which I will discuss in my review of that book, I moved onto this one.

I became somewhat interested through the first several chapters, but what really hooked me was Peter's dilemma to either hold one of Fernanda's children for ransom or risk his own children dying. That was when things really started to get interesting.
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Siham El
Jul 15, 2015 Siham El rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
For me, this book is devided to 2 parts : the first third and the other two.
Well, I didn't like the first part. It was very slow, and there was no action, nothing. We are introduced to the main caracters, their past and present, each story told individually. In fact, I was enjoying the read at first, the style was good but as I kept reading I was getting more and more bored. I think that it was so detailed, more than needed and I believe that there were repetitive parts; like the author was tell
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Christine Rennie
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. At times the storyline seemed fanciful but having never had the wealth or ever likely to have the wealth talked about, the kidnapping idea made sense in the end. The relationship between the characters as always with any Danille Steele book was excellent and believeable.
It was a good read!!
kimberly taylor
Jun 14, 2016 kimberly taylor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best so far

This is not Danielle Steel's usual book. This has suspense and drama with a little romance. I enjoyed this book all the way through
Darcia Scates
Ransom is one of Danielle Steel's better works. It's almost as if she has an alleged ghostwriter, the ghost writer was Sidney Sheldon's distant relative. The last part held my attention. The ending was infused with Danielle's Steel's romantic touch. This is worth taking the time to read.
Candy Tiley
While I am not a fan of Danielle Steele's general writing style (too fluffy) I did enjoy most of this book. The story was focused on bad men doing bad things and she rose to the occasion with more gritty writing than other books of hers that I have read. A good story line.
Michelle Bacon
Not really a big fan of Danielle Steel's work, but some feel the need to get her books for me to read. This book is no exception. It lacked any kind of suspense and you pretty much knew what was going to happen before it did. Big disappointment.
Adrielle
This is the first Steel book I've ever read and only a couple there after. I did enjoy this. The title says it all, it's about a ransom, a ransom gone wrong. The POV splits between different characters involved and not involved.
Ellen
Jun 08, 2015 Ellen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoy Danielle Steel's way of writing. This is a good story and involves four people who all come together through situations beyond their control maybe call it fate. Peter is being released from prison after being incarcerated for drugs the minimal amount of time served being four years and 3 months. He had started selling to his friends first but then he got hooked onto drugs as well. The story then elaborates on another felon who is released at the same time this one is a murderer. A ...more
Redfox5
Feb 04, 2015 Redfox5 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit, fiction, usa
Not a stand out Danielle Steel, wasn't bad. Didn't feel like the repetition was as obvious but it was still there. I felt I was told loads that how nice a guy Ted was and how he and his wife were more friends than lovers. Steel wants you to like her characters, which is why things that wouldn't normally be acceptable are suddenly fine. Like a man thinking about leaving his wife for a grieving widow ;0

I really didn't like the name Fernanda and it bugged me every time I read that name! It was a
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Christine
The last of the Danielle Steele left from my MIL's house!

Although I don't care for her style of writing, the story behind it was engaging.
BaiLing
Dec 31, 2011 BaiLing rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Read an English copy.
Wondering~~Is it soooooooooooo easy to become a "best seller writer"?
The first and the last book from this author.
Dvir Andre
Nov 27, 2011 Dvir Andre rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Awful. Boring. Repetitive. Do. Not. Read.
O Informador
A minha paixão pela escrita de Danielle Steel já não é um segredo para ninguém, no entanto as preferências literárias nem sempre conseguem agradar e foi isso que acabou por acontecer com o livro Resgate, a obra da autora que foge do seu habitual género e que se torna num policial, deixando o romance para segundo plano.

Unindo personagens que teoricamente poderiam nunca se cruzar, a autora criou um leve policial para contar a história onde alguns ex-presidiários se cruzam com milhões de dinheiro,
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Jamie Casey
This is another good read by Danielle Steel.

Fernanda is a stronger woman that most. She loses her husband to a believed suicide, just after he makes and proceeds to lose billions of dollars. They story tells of Fernanda and her children's journey once Allen is gone. What will they do? To make matters worse, 4 jail birds and one sadistic bastard decide to kidnap one or all of her kids believing she's still got all of the lost money. Throughout the ordeal, she learns to trust and depend on a poli
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Manuela Santos
Apr 30, 2015 Manuela Santos rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A autora é possuidora de uma escrita simples, directa, fluída, envolvente e encantadora.
Escreve com audácia, determinação e fulgor.
A história de uma mãe coragem perante as mais adversas circunstancias.
A leitura é compulsiva e viciante e prende-nos da primeira à última página sempre com as emoções à flor da pele.
Como todos os livros de Danielle Stell também este superou as minhas expectativas.
Marnise
Oct 08, 2015 Marnise rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved listening to the audiobook, and I never get into audiobooks. But there was just something about this book that made me breeze through it. Maybe because it was Danielle Steel and I am so into her books no matter the format. *Shrugs*

Anyway, while not my favorite Danielle Steel book it definitely was up there. I love how the characters stories intertwined. Will definitely be purchasing the hard copy for my Daniel Steel collection.
Elisa
Nov 20, 2012 Elisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I first started this book, I stopped reading it on the 2nd page. It seemed boring to me, and since I had one of the older versions of the novel, the cover wasn't very interesting to me either. But when I decided to give it a 2nd chance, I got more into it, and it turned out to be a great book! So just a warning, don't be fooled by the boring looking cover (if you have an older version) and the beginning may seem kind of boring, but once you get more into it, its a great story. Also in the s ...more
Sean
Jul 09, 2014 Sean rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
was amazing book had me in lots of emotional rides..poor sam being pulled away and even though peter morgan was a bad guy I felt like I was close to him mainly because he didnt go along fully with the plan and showed his emotions...despite being a criminal lol.
Kellie Mackrell
Jan 23, 2016 Kellie Mackrell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book from start to finish and kept thinking about it when I was not able to read and doing other things. My favorite book from this author by far from those I have read so far.
Susan Saylor
Jul 05, 2014 Susan Saylor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book, different Danielle Steele style. Once you sort through the character's it pulls you in and you never know what is around the corner. Still the bit of romance.
Diana Amarghioalei
A fost o carte buna. Nu pot spune ca ma dau in vant dupa stilul lui Danielle Steel, dar mi-a placut mult povestea si felul in care vietile personajelor principale s-au intersectat. Am citit-o mai greu decat ma asteptam,dar nu regret. Stilul lui Danielle Steel de a scrie mi se pare putin aiurea, poate ciudat in unele privinte. Cartea s-a concentrat in mare pe povestea unei mame, ramase recent vaduva care afla ca niste criminali vor sa ii rapeasca copiii pentru a primi o rescumparare pentru ei, ac ...more
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