This series is such a flop for me. I'm usually a pretty big NR fan. . . . I got about 1/2 way through it and just can't anymore. It hasn't been very o...moreThis series is such a flop for me. I'm usually a pretty big NR fan. . . . I got about 1/2 way through it and just can't anymore. It hasn't been very often that I can say I don't like a NR book, but this is one of those times. I just found it boring and me not giving a fig about what happens next. How disappointing. (less)
Nora Roberts is usually my go to author especially with audio books as I am so rarely disappointed with her books and with that being said I was so lo...moreNora Roberts is usually my go to author especially with audio books as I am so rarely disappointed with her books and with that being said I was so looking forward to reading Whisky Beach.
To start off I really didn’t like the narrator, he fell flat for me and this disappointment seemed to fall over to the rest of the book as it just didn’t do anything for me. The heroine Abra was annoying, I didn’t really like her as I found her pushy and the whole scene when Eli tells her about the treasure had me rolling my eyes. I found Eli whiney instead of brooding but he did become a bit more likable by the end.
I loved Barbie; in fact I think she was the best character of the book. :-) But I might be prejudice here as I used to own a Chesapeake Bay Retriever.
Roberts does her excellent job of describing the scenery as always and she didn’t disappoint there.
I finished the book, but probably won’t be recommending it. (less)
Whenever I'm looking for an audio book, Nora Roberts/JD Robb is my "goto" author. I enjoy reading her books, but find that I get so much more out of t...moreWhenever I'm looking for an audio book, Nora Roberts/JD Robb is my "goto" author. I enjoy reading her books, but find that I get so much more out of the audio versions of the book. In the case of Chasing Fire it didn't disappoint. I tend to love her series compared to her stand alones, this is one of her stronger ones.
Nora Roberts has that great ability to immerse you into whatever the subject of her book is so that you are able to feel and be there with you mind, whether it be the hills of Ireland, the beauty of making cakes, writing comic books, the beauty of the Chesapeke, or a murder investigation she is able to immerse you into the world with her words, in this case its Smoke Jumping.
In this story Rowan is a Smoke Jumper and she meets Gull. She's resistant to having a relationship with a fellow jumper, but he's persistent and fall in love they do. This is a mature and realistic relationship, no big drama's or misunderstandings. It was refreshing. I also enjoyed the relationship of Rowan's father and his lady friend it was sweet.
The drama of this story involves murder and sabotage of the Smoke Jumper's equipment. I guessed fairly early who was guilty, but enjoyed the story.
Nora Roberts books are my favorite audiobooks, and I especially love her trilogies.
This is the first of the Sign of Seven Trilogy. On July 7th, 3 10 y...moreNora Roberts books are my favorite audiobooks, and I especially love her trilogies.
This is the first of the Sign of Seven Trilogy. On July 7th, 3 10 yr old boys take an oath to be Blood Brothers upon the Pagan Stone and in the process release an evil onto their town Hawkin's Hallow for 7 Days every 7 Years in the 7th month.
I got pretty spooked out a couple of times, and it reminded me of Stephen King's books where the scary things scare you (ie: IT or Salem's Lot) so kudos to Roberts for that.
I was listening and reading this book at the same time, and I preferred reading it only because of the narrator's voice of Quinn, the main female lead in this book, everytime she spoke it grated on my nerves but she had a different voice in my head when I was reading it :-) and I liked her better there. I did notice that when I downloaded the second book in this series that that is a different narrator so maybe I wasn't the only one??