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eBook Chasing Fire ePub

by Nora Roberts,Rebecca Lowman

  • ISBN: 144183608X
  • Category: United States
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Nora Roberts,Rebecca Lowman
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio; Library edition (April 12, 2011)
  • ePub book: 1483 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1196 kb
  • Other: lit mbr doc azw
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 185

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Rebecca Lowman’s narration was quite impressive; she let the reader experience the book, giving each character a distinctive voice.

Little else in life is as dangerous as fire jumping  . Rebecca Lowman’s narration was quite impressive; she let the reader experience the book, giving each character a distinctive voice. So much so, that I could tell immediately whose dialogue it was without any names being mentioned. I felt every emotion they did and Ms. Lowman brought excitement, calm, pain, sadness, joy, and sensuality into the read at just the right moments. She was spot-on with each character, especially Dobie.

Two bestselling Nora Roberts novels in one collection Black Hills A summer at his grandparents’ South Dakota ranch is not eleven-year-old Cooper Sullivan’s idea of a good time. But things are a bit more bearable now that he’s discovered the neighbor girl.

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Chasing Fire, Nora Roberts3. Last year, there was a tragedy, and Rowan (among others) is blamed by the woman (Dolly) who was pregnant with the baby of the guy who died. This year, Dolly is still holding a grudge. This time, I am pleased to report, Chasing Fire is one of Robert’s former. Chasing Fire is the story of a smoke jumper named Rowan Tripp.

Narrated by Rebecca Lowman. Little else in life is as dangerous as fire jumping. Flying past towering pillars of smoke, parachuting down to the edge of an all-cons.

Home Nora Roberts Chasing Fire. We’ve got murder, and fire starters. I heard there was another one, another body. And whoever did it started the fire. The cops better catch this bastard before he burns half of western Montana. We can all use the fat wallet, but nobody wants to earn it that way. He got a good chunk of Idaho, too. It’s scary, she said because they were alone. We know fire wants to kill us when we’re going there. We know nature couldn’t give a damn either way. But going in, knowing there’s somebody out there killing people and lighting it up who maybe wants to see some of us burn.

Written by Nora Roberts, Audiobook narrated by Rebecca Lowman. Neighbors and relatives would pull together to help the Hales get through the crisis and rebuild. The Baltimore authorities would arrest the arsonist responsible. But as Reena gazed into the fire, beheld its brutal beauty and destructive power, her destiny began to take shape. Nora Roberts has crossed the line with me.

Little else in life is as dangerous as fire jumping. Flying past towering pillars of smoke, parachuting down to the edge of an all-consuming blaze, shoveling and sawing for hours upon hours, days at a time, all to hold the line and push back against the raw power of Mother Nature. But there’s also little else as thrilling ― at least to Rowan Tripp. The Missoula smoke jumpers are one of the most exclusive firefighting squads in the nation, and the job is in Rowan’s blood: her father is a legend in the field. She’s been fighting fires since her eighteenth birthday. At this point, returning to the wilds of Montana for the season feels like coming home ― even with reminders of the partner she lost last season still lingering in the air. Fortunately, this year’s rookie crop is among the strongest ever ― and Gulliver Curry’s one of the best. He’s also a walking contradiction, a hotshot firefighter with a big vocabulary and a winter job at a kids’ arcade. He came to Missoula to follow in the footsteps of Lucas “Iron Man” Tripp, yet he’s instantly more fascinated by his hero’s daughter. Rowan, as a rule, doesn’t hook up with other smoke jumpers, but Gull is convinced he can change her mind. And damn if he doesn’t make a good case to be an exception to the rule. Everything is thrown off balance, though, when a dark presence lashes out against Rowan, looking to blame someone for last year’s tragedy. Rowan knows she can’t complicate things with Gull ― any distractions in the air or on the ground could be lethal. But if she doesn’t find someone she can lean on when the heat gets intense, her life may go down in flames.

Comments

Gavinranadar Gavinranadar
Smoke jumpers, those that fight wildfires with specialty training and parachute jumping, is the setting for this story.
The story opens with a smoke jumper and her jump partner falling from the sky on a fire. As she looks back at her partner she see's him pull his toggle in the wrong direction, which sends him into the bowels of the fire, where he is killed.
The following summer, as the wildfire season begins, there is trouble between the female partner of the jumper that was killed and his dating fling, and her baby.
There are several incidents where the smoke jumpers are placed in dangerous situations in and around the base camp. And then a fire is reported in a forest close to base and a murder has occurred.
The story continues until the equipment used for fighting fires is tampered with and they are put in danger in a fire.
The smoke jumpers continue fighting wildfires with a twist on the final fire.
This author again demonstrates her ability to learn the correct language and procedures for fighting wildfires and she completes a love story between firefighting incidents and keeps the readers attention on the characters as they go through this different summer. She also interposes
a secondary love story and connects the events so that the reader is rewarded with an exciting story line and is able to follow through the entire book without loosing their place and to remain enthralled with the story line.
Sermak Light Sermak Light
Such a refreshing and entertaining reading:

1. I've never read a book about smoke jumpers, so I loved getting immersed in their foreign-to-me world.

2. The main romance between Rowan & Gull was an absolute delight to read thanks to the lack of clichés. Every now and then I have enjoyed them in romance books, but a couple who communicates their feelings and thoughts will always be a winner for me. No need to use third parties or innecessary denials to stop them from getting their HEA.

3. The romance subplot didn't bore me, and it usually does when it's not about the main couple.

What stops this from being a perfect reading:

The long descriptions about the missions got tiresome. I get being told once or twice about them, but there were many missions, so to read the technical talk over and over and over again was exhausting. (Although thankfully not as much as the one in the Inn BoonsBoro trilogy.)

***OVERALL

Chasing Fire is another Nora Roberts winner. Too bad it isn't part of a series, would've loved to see every one of them getting a HEA like Rowan and Gull.
Rasmus Rasmus
3.5

'Key of Valour' takes us to the last quest to find the third key. It's Zoe's turn and she's gonna have to find the courage to trust her heart and go for what she wants.

I had an absolutely wonderful time getting to see Zoe and Brad falling in love even though Zoe did annoy me in the last chapters because she didn't want to accept what she felt (and what Brad felt for her). I felt it took her so long to accept her feelings and it frustrated me. But I loved Brad because he had a lot of patience with her.

And speaking about Brad, he was a sweetheart! My favorite parts of this book definitely include his scenes with Simon. It was a pleasure getting to see man and boy loving each other. The only issue I had with one of the scenes is that a couple of dialogues were a copy of one of Nora Robert's books: Sea Swept. It is my favorite book from her. I've read it plenty of times so as soon as I saw the dialogues I knew where it came from. It bothered me and I wish it could've been said different.

But keeping that aside, I liked there were barely sexist comments. And I liked seeing more of Flynn, Malory, Dana and Jordan, too.

The climax with Kane wasn't as interesting as book 2. I was definitely expecting something bigger. But in the end, I'm just glad the villain was vanquished and Rowena and Pitte got to finally have their HEA. I even cried with that part and it was my favorite moment from the whole book.

*OVERALL:

The last book in the Key trilogy was an interesting and great conclusion.

The series as a whole was a pleasure to read because it has the essence of Nora's oldest series. Sure, I've enjoyed her new ones but there is nothing like her old and classy. There's something about the writing and characters that stand out from the more recent ones.

If you're looking for a series about love, friendship, family (and you don't mind a couple of sexist comments here and there) this is the series for you.
Ygglune Ygglune
Warning of Domestic Violence triggers.

Compelling blend of history, Wiccan, thriller and HEA. Believable characters. The dialogue is informative, enjoyable and snarky. Easy to follow stand-alone storyline. Formatting and editing errors.

“The Puritans came here, searching, they said, for religious freedom. Of course, many of them were only looking for a place to force their beliefs and their fears on others. And in Salem, they persecuted and murdered blindly, so blindly that not one of the nineteen souls they took was the soul of a witch.”

"Prejudice and fear are never clear-sighted.”

“She wouldn’t if you weren’t trying to push your psychic hooey on her."

"'Psychic hooey’ sounds like the name of a second-rate rock band and has nothing to do with what I am. But even that’s better than blind, stubborn denial. Knowledge is always better than ignorance.”

I will re-read this story and look forward to other works by this author.