BOOK ONE OF THE GUARDIANS TRILOGY
To celebrate the rise of their new queen, three goddesses of the moon created three stars, one of fire, one of ice, one of water. But then they fell from the sky, putting the fate of all worlds in danger. And now three women and three men join forces to pick up the pieces....
Sasha Riggs is a reclusive artist, haunted by dreams and nightmares that she turns into extraordinary paintings. Her visions lead her to the Greek island of Corfu, where five others have been lured to seek the fire star. Sasha recognizes them, because she has drawn them: a magician, an archaeologist, a wanderer, a fighter, a loner. All on a quest. All with secrets.
Sasha is the one who holds them together - the seer. And in the magician, Bran Killian, she sees a man of immense power and compassion. As Sasha struggles with her rare ability, Bran is there to support her, challenge her, and believe in her.
But Sasha and Bran are just two of the six. And they must all work together as a team to find the fire star in a cradle of land beneath the sea. Over their every attempt at trust, unity, and love, a dark threat looms. And it seeks to corrupt everything that stands in its way of possessing the stars....
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Kind of typical for a Nora Roberts magic trilogy. Three women, one kickass, one damaged and shy, one a little fey, and three men. All in a magical quests to find three things, stones in this case, but you could sub in fates or keys or whatever. The narrator does a great job in the women's voices, but the male accents are just kind of laughable and distracting. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't great. I found I had to rewind quite a bit because it didn't hold my attention. I'll get the rest when they come out, if I remember.
A really good story, but the performance made the main character appear weak and too simple.
"Not her best, hope the rest of the series is better"
First, I found elements of this story to be a repeat of the O'Dwyer series which I loved, this was a weak copy. Second, I am really satisfied with Roarke's voice and the Irish voices in the O'Dwyer series and I found the narrator's voice for the two Irish men to be fake and annoying. I actually hope they will change narrators, it could greatly enhance the quality of the story.
"Narrator has an irritating rasp"
At the end of her phrases the narrator has used a highly irritating drop into a raspy end; it's a v trendy thing among young women but as a affect for an audio book it is most irritating
"Entertaining, enjoyable, classic NR"
The narration was very good. I thought the accents were good. I cannot see to read books anymore. I have always enjoyed NR's writing.
I think this is a childish question. I enjoyed entire book. It was written in what most might say an older style. Almost like she pulled an older manuscript. The story is entertaining nonetheless. The "F" bomb isn't used every sentence. Which I appreciate. The sex was not 5 pages long which I appreciate.
Ok now here is the rub. I normally do not like narrators who allow that breathy ending to the majority of the reading. Maybe I was just so hungry for a book I could tolerate. I actually adjusted, her reading otherwise was very good. I appreciated her accents I really like the female voices sound female and the male voice sound very male with only one narrator. She gave each character distinction which is critical to me. I
Get rid of this question. How the heck should I know. I can't "watch" movies.
The tag line and what is that anyway.
This is a pleasure able , entertaining story, well told, well narrated. When that is your main source of entertainment it is high praise.
Audible please revise these questions. My goodness...I may not be young but I spend a fair amount of my monthly income here. You need to offer more to your faithful customers. Free book of our choosing ever so often or after you have purchase a certain amount of books you give us a free credit. I have no desire to go searching for another audio book source.
I LOVE Nora Roberts and this is probably her worst book. I'm very disappointed. The story is not developed and neither are the characters. I couldn't finish it
For the second time, the narrator for a series of Nora Roberts novel is awful. Horrible accents and voices. The story was interesting, but I had a hard time getting into the story because of the persistently bad narrator chosen. the voices she chose for the different character's were ridiculous. She was especially challenged using and maintaining a reasonable rendition of an Irish or English accent and her pacing was awful.
"the narrator is terrible/ story not well developed"
the story line is not very developed. I am becoming more and more disappointed by Ms Roberts writing style. There was no development of characters like she used to do. I was barely invested in the romance story. Very disappointed. The narrator was terrible pausing at the end of each statement was so annoying. Nothing like I am used to. Dont care if I read the rest in the series and I own every book in one form or another,
"Not The Best Book"
I have read a lot of Nora Roberts and this is not her best book. Not sure if it was the soundtrack or the reader but it sounded like a robot reading in cadence on some parts. Overall I won't be reading the other books in the series.
I always love Nora Roberts but this book had no substance. The characters were shallow and so was the storyline. The narrator was awful.
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