Roland C C itibaren Texas
Bu romanda fantezi ve gerçeklik biraz bulanık. İran'daki rahatsız edici cinsiyet meselelerini ele alıyor. Oldukça olumlu ama tamamen mutlu değil.
Narrated by Renee Rausman - Narration 5*s Reviewed for AAR's Speaking of Audiobooks 8/22/11 http://www.likesbooks.com/blog/?p=6890 How does an Iris Johansen series romance from 1985 make it as a 2011 audiobook release? Well if Linda Howard’s Midnight Rainbow, Diamond Bay, Duncan’s Bride, etc. are still considered keepers by you then Blue Velvet holds up as well. Add in the enjoyment of Renee Raudman’s narrating skills and it was a hit for me. Raudman brought what I love most about her narration abilities; flawless timing, the correct amount of feeling and an excellent portrayal of characters. Being a Raudman fan does have its drawbacks though – a narrator only has so many voices. I was mentally bounced around as the story got off the ground between hero Beau Lantry’s southern accent and a heroine named Kate. My mind kept imposing Ilona Andrews’ characters from her Magic series into the listen. It was hard to tune out the mental pictures that kept flashing by but I was eventually successful. It helped that the genre was completely different. Beau, a wealthy, jaded man, is island hopping in the Caribbean with his sailboat crew when he encounters Kate Gilbert; a very resourceful young woman who wins his admiration with her determination to help others no matter the cost, then paying her debts without question. Each of our protagonists have a loyal friend at their side which is good because there is plenty of action as they dodge a foiled drug dealer that wants revenge. The heat level is surprising considering the age of this book and we get a great “Tough Miss Innocent knocks Mr. Seen It All for a loop” romance to wrap it up. All the elements needed for a quick enjoyable listen.