Friday, November 25, 2011

Review: Search for Love (Audiobook)

Search for Love by Nora Roberts
Genre: Romance
Length: 5 hours 49 minutes
Narrator: Gayle Hendrix
Source: eLibrary

Arriving at her long-lost relatives' Brittany estate, Serenity Smith was greeted with cold politeness by the Comtesse de Kergallen and her darkly handsome grandson, Christophe. Refusing to believe their scandalous stories about her late parents, Serenity set out to prove they were false...but getting the enigmatic Christophe to change his mind about her would prove an equally worthy challenge.

My Rating:

My Review:

On the story...
Serenity has lost her parents and has traveled to France after receiving a letter from the grandmother she didn't even know she had.  Hurting and lonely, she rushes to France to find her long lost family but she doesn't get the welcome that she expects.  Christophe is cold and uncaring, thinking Serenity has returned in hopes of gaining some of the family wealth.  This is a nice sweet romance that captures the attention and brings a smile to the face.  While the characters don't blow you  away, they aren't boring or tepid.  Everything seems to flow quite well.  This isn't Ms. Nora Robert's best by any means; in fact, it is unlike her typical writing style.  Maybe this is due to the fact that this 1992 story is pretty early in her career.

On the narrator...
I really enjoyed Ms. Hendrix and I think she added to the story rather than taking anything away.  I found the voices used for each character to be distinctive.

I found the whole cousins but not cousins thing to be kind of weird.  I couldn't figure out the relationship.  I loved that the romance wasn't sudden and while the reader/listener could see it coming, it was understandable that the characters didn't.  I enjoyed this audio and found it to be quite enjoyable and short :)  Christophe isn't my favorite leading man by any means but he successfully made me smile at times.  Overall this is a nice read.
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  1. I agree. They don't compare to books but I've been on the road a lot lately going back and forth to visit my husband's family because of circumstances. I don't have a chance to read but I have plenty of drive time. Since I can't do anything else anyway, I appreciate audiobooks so much more.

  2. This is one of Roberts’ older books, I think I read it a while ago but I’m not sure… ah well, I’m glad you enjoyed it. I’m not a huge fan of audiobooks, though, nothing compares to actually reading a book and I just don’t like listening to someone reading out loud, especially if they try to act like the characters…

  3. My mom got me hooked. I think audiobooks are worth the try.

  4. I listen when I'm driving. There is nothing else I can do so it works.

  5. I think it is worth a try though I'm still not in love with them. But they are tons more fun that I expected.

  6. I had never heard about this book! It sounds quite different from her usual.
    I'm glad you liked the audio!

  7. I've never read a book by Nora Roberts. My mom probably has them all though. I also don't listen to audiobooks but I'd like to try. I feel like I can listen to the books I couldn't finish reading.
    I think I like the sound of cousins but not cousins at all! I'm a sucker for those kind of stories. Also, enemies to lovers? Win. ;P Thanks for the review!

  8. reading rendezvous reviewzJanuary 26, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    I had been thinking of doing audio books for awhile and have added them to my new reading challenge for 2012. I will be posting the challenge soon in the event you will like to join.
    enjoyed reading the review.

  9. This does sound like a good read. I've never done an audiobook, would love to on a long drive somewhere!

    Lah @ LazyGirl Reads

  10. Juju at Tales of Whimsy.comJanuary 26, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    Sounds like a good one. Great review.

  11. I really need to do better and go ahead and give audiobooks a try. They'd be especially good to listen to when I'm playing my game. Sounds like this was a good romance novel to pick up when you want to pass some time. I've only ever read one Nora Roberts book so I'll have to give her another go in the future. Nice review.


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