New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards continues her penchant for "fantastic storytelling" (RT Book Reviews) with this next heart-pumping romantic suspense novel, the tale of a brilliant ornithologist trapped on the remote Attu Island in Alaska, fighting for her life - and that of a handsome stranger - before they're swallowed up in darkness forever.
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You really do feel the cold and lethargy in this book as the narration is very slow and tired-sounding. The initial plane crash is quite harrowing and if you are phobic, might be a bit too disturbing.
Overall an OK listen as a doctor and a mysterious man who may or may not be the enemy, evade others on a remote island.
"Do authors get to pick the narrator?"
If I had read this book, the voice in my head would not have made the female character sound like such a breathless timid drama queen. The story was good. I liked the fact it was set in Attu where my grandfather was stationed in WWII. The characters were good if one only listened to the words and not the voice inflection of the narrator.
The story was pretty good - though I don't know if people that cold and that much on guard could have sex. My main problem was with the narrator mispronouncing ornithologist.
"Narrator Ruined the Story"
No. It's always unfortunate when a narrator ruins a good story. This happens to be one of those times. The female lead character came off as whiny and annoying, the inflections and constant breathlessness at the end of each sentence made me cringe. The male lead came off as one dimensional and harsh.
No. I actually had to force myself to finish listening to it.
I loved the plot but will need to read a hard copy version to get a better view of the characters. Both main characters came off as incredibly annoying because of the way the narrator read them. I always enjoy Karen's books, but this one turned me off because of the narration (and an over excessive use of adjectives describing everything down to a rock...)
"Not one of her better ones."
it seemed to drag a little bit. Storyline was predictable. heroin was a little bit whiny.
"Okay story, narrator issues"
Could not get past narrators glaringly obvious mispronunciation of words! One Example, OrNIthologist, not OrINthologist!
just couldn't get into it, not what I was wanting. No no no no no
"Not the best from this author."
Too much "personal interaction" and not enough story.
I am a Robards fan and buy all her books. This one is not a keeper for me.
I couldn't finish the book because the narrator voice is too whining when the character is in fear. The story itself what I have listen too is interesting. So I will definitely buy the actual book to read.
"Best Karen Robards yet!!!"
This story was exciting, romantic and intense The narrator was absolutely the best choice for the book. She didn't just read it, her voice and nuances made the thrill of the book. If it were a movie, she would be up for an Oscar. I would highly recommend this book to everyone The narrator should be used on just about any book she fits with. I would probably read any book she narrates.
This book started a bit slow, to the point I considered returning it. I'm so glad I didn't because when it heated up, it was fantastic!
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