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.
"Not one of her better ones."
it seemed to drag a little bit. Storyline was predictable. heroin was a little bit whiny.
"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.
"Okay story, narrator issues"
Could not get past narrators glaringly obvious mispronunciation of words! One Example, OrNIthologist, not OrINthologist!
"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...)
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.
just couldn't get into it, not what I was wanting. No no no no no
"Maybe that's you with me."
I almost always enjoy and look forward to Karen Robards books. I like this book, but it wasn't one of my favorites by her. The romance was a bit rushed, they literally had no time to fall in love, lust maybe but not love. I'm okay with lust as long as that is what it is called. The heroine (can't remember her name, honey is all I can think of) was a bit of a downer, she dwelt too much into the past and it became a bit overdone and annoying after a while. The cat and mouse chase though the island was a nice an adventure, but I felt this could have been expounded on and there was less lying around. Some of my favorites by Karen Robards are One Summer, Superstition, and Whispers at Midnight. I didn't think the narrator was as bad as other reviewers were saying, she wasn't my favorite narrator but she did a fairly decent job, although she might have made the heroine be a bit more vulnerable than intended. Also I didn't have any problems with the recording that was complained about too.
"A bit over the top"
So I really liked this book in the beginning. I found it to be fun and interesting. It all went downhill for me with the sex. I love romance and sexual tension, but the sex scenes in this book just came across as awkward somehow... quote like "he was hot as hell" or the male character saying that he found her grandma nightgown to be "hot as hell". It just came across as being a bit too much at times. I laughed at things like "dark and dangerous" or maybe it was "he was tall, dark and dangerous". It just screamed of desperate housewife fantasy. However, apart from the over the top sex scenes, I enjoyed the book, but I didn't love it.
"Exciting ... great narration"
I did not read the print version but thoroughly enjoyed the audio edition.
There were several but it was very exciting and keep me totally interested
no I have never listened to her books but will look for more.
yes - of course I could not but there were times when I sat in my car for an extended period before turning off the book.
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