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I enjoy NR's work and am a big fan. This 3rd book had a few unexpected elements (no spoilers from me) and some expected elements. When you have a Seer as one of the main characters, you get a glimpse of what is coming.
While I enjoyed most of the performance, it was difficult to hear the difference between Bran & Doyle much of the time. And there were a few times the lead ladies sounded alike. That was the most disappointing thing about this story for me. Even with that, I am glad they didn't change performers. That is a jolt for me.
I was taken away on a journey with this trilogy which is exactly what I want and expect from NR!
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
This is a typical Nora Roberts trilogy, and maybe that's the problem. I expect more from a trilogy then I got from this. For a story that covers three books, there was little to no character growth. In particular, Sasha made me want to virtually smack some backbone into her. I can understand hesitancy and uncertainty at the beginning, but by book three, she shouldn't turn into a quivering heap of irritation at every challenge.
But that was true of all the characters. Other than the hook-ups, there is little difference in most of them from the first book to the last (with the exception of the mermaid). A good story isn't enough any more. You need good characters to go with them, and Roberts might have pulled this batch out one too many times.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful
I wasn't sure about buying the guardians trilogy, but am so glad I did! All three books are excellently narrated and the story is engaging and magical. I am a Nora Roberts fan but have never read this type of fantasy from her so wasn't sure what to expect, but I'm so glad I gave it a try. Highly recommend 💜
What made the experience of listening to Island of Glass the most enjoyable?
It was the narrative style; the writing was poetic and very descriptive; made me want to visit Ireland and see it for myself.
What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)
I felt satisfied, as it was happy; it felt final. In my opinion, however, there could have been more about what happened, say; a year or two after.All in all,however; I really enjoyed it.
Which scene did you most enjoy?
The scene where we visited the fabled Island of Glass and all of its beauty. I do wonder if it would look different in different parts of the world, as it is not a fixed location.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
It was a mixture of emotions; though I had to say I was laughing at some parts;.
Any additional comments?
If you're planning on reading this- definitely start with the first one(Stars of Fortune), if you read/listen to this; you're going to miss out on some serious character development.
Nora Roberts has excelled again with this fantastic supernatural trilogy ,each book excels in combat between the light against the dark .
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes but they would have to read the other two first.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Island of Glass?
Doyle reliving his past to his friends and finally finding peace.
Which character – as performed by Saskia Maarleveld – was your favourite?
I really can't pick one I just knew after listening to the previous books which characters was being quoted as saying by the different inflections in Saskia's voice.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
When Annika didn't think she could ask for legs long term.