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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (14,074 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nora Roberts Narrator: Rebecca Lowman Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2011 ISBN: 9781441836113
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanne Labrie shockley | 2/19/2014

    " I read this book while flying to Europe. It was an easy read, good story line, and the ending was a shock. I never saw what was coming. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janel | 2/16/2014

    " This book was just as dark as the first two. It's a story of people killing other people to survive. I really thought that there were so many other possibilities that would have enhanced the storyline greatly and was disappointing at how simple it turned out to be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sunshine | 1/22/2014

    " Loved it. Scary to think that there are people that do this for a real job. What a great read. The characters were well written and story was very intense. Def recommend this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doreen | 1/21/2014

    " I'm not necessarily into fire jumping, but I appreciate Roberts always taking different approaches to her novels. I didn't really care for the lead character until halfway through the novel when her behavior was explained. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Taitt | 1/18/2014

    " Chasing Fire is my favorite Nora Roberts book so far. It is face-paced (as they all are), well-organized, believable, interesting, educational. I almost gave it a four because it has some of the same flaws the other books have, but I was too interested in what was going on to stoop to a four. Rowan Trip is a veteran Smoke Jumper, and her father, Iron Man Tripp, is a legend in his own lifetime. Fighting fires is dangerous, exhausting and dirty work, but when murders and sabotage occur, Rowan and the rookie Gulliver and their team find themselves fighting danger on two fronts, and lives are threatened and lost. Exciting. It's still a romance on two fronts, when Ella gets a gift of a parachute jump for her birthday. The main characters are a little too good to believe. But still, I liked it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mairin | 1/10/2014

    " Haven't read a Nora Roberts in awhile and this was a good one! Lots of intrigue and mystery (and yes some romance and sex as well, but not an exorbitant amount. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 1/2/2014

    " Really liked the main characters of this story and the backdrop. I keep thinking of some of the more memorable lines in my spare time :-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tinav | 12/21/2013

    " Very informative on what fire jumpers do and how they do it. Not her strongest book, but pretty good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lani | 12/16/2013

    " 1 of the best books I have ever read! Must read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sylvia Castro | 11/27/2013

    " I have read many of Nora Roberts books, which I have truly enjoyed. I must admit I was truly disappointed with this book. It almost felt like she struggle writing this book. It appeared that there were a lot of fillers making the book drag. I was very happy when I finally finished this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana | 11/16/2013

    " Was the 2nd Nora Roberts i read and although the lifetime movies of her books make me think these women are poor defenseless (or crazy) women: I was surprised that i really enjoyed this book. The heroine is strong, the characters have a purpose and it has a surprise ending... Great book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Luci Brehm | 11/10/2013

    " Nice easy read by Nora Roberts, was able to figure out ending half way through book, but stuck with it to see if I was right. A good read, but not a MUST read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele Grant | 10/11/2013

    " Loved it. One of her best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Fair | 9/23/2013

    " Good story line. Kept your attention and was fast paced. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marla Nichols | 7/14/2013

    " If you like Nora Roberts, you'll love this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vickey | 3/11/2013

    " True Nora Roberts style! Draws you into the story and in this case, one can almost smell the fires in Montana! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 2/18/2013

    " For the most part just as enjoyable as all NR books but a some poor reasoning in the love story and really poor reasoning in the killer's story ...just have to mark it up to completely masked insanity - too unbelievable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa | 12/20/2012

    " Really loved this book. The look into the world of fire jumpers was fascinating. The romance was believable. No over the top problems to get between the two main characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mommyreview.com | 11/18/2012

    " Typical Roberts novel, good characters, suspense and a little romance (i.e. One sex scene). The ending was a little abrupt for me but I enjoyed learning more about smoke jumpers as my husband use to be a Hot Shot back in the day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane Stanley | 5/6/2012

    " This is the first book that I have read by Nora Roberts, and what a book - brilliant - had me glued! Follow up would be great "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie Henderson | 4/22/2012

    " Another excellent read by Nora Roberts "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cortney Walls | 3/28/2012

    " I read this in 1 day. Everything I love about Nora Roberts is wrapped up in this book. Mystery, drama, excitement, and romance. Loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynne | 9/25/2011

    " Since I'm not a huge Nora Roberts fan I was pleasantly surprised that I didn't mind this book. I figured out the who done it part early in the book and had to see if I was right. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan | 7/9/2011

    " Form me It was hard to get into the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica | 5/23/2011

    " Fantastic--I read it in one day because I couldn't put it down. I kind of knew how it was going to end about 30 pages in, but Nora Roberts writes so well, it never matters. Great book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amanda | 5/22/2011

    " I didn't love it. I usually love Nora Roberts. She, along with Doritos, is my guilty pleasure. However, not as good as her usual offerings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kat | 5/21/2011

    " right now I love this book and I'm nearing finished. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 5/20/2011

    " Not up to her usual excellent standard. Just too much technical detail this time... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 5/19/2011

    " Not as brilliant as others by her. The characters were a tad flat, and the main character a little annoying. The mystery part was decent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dionne | 5/17/2011

    " pretty good. liked the fact that Nora bits us places that we don't normally see. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meredith | 5/17/2011

    " A little mystery, some suspense and action, and some romance...what's not to like? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandra | 5/17/2011

    " I as a rule really enjoy Nora Roberts for light reading, but this is far from her best. A few of her metaphors in this book are insipid. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Geraldine | 5/16/2011

    " It was ok.....not as good as previous books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristi | 5/15/2011

    " Started out a little slow. It got much better in the middle. This is not one of her best novels in my opinion so far, still reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 5/15/2011

    " Enjoyable, although I guessed the villain halfway through the book~ "

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About the Author
Author Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than two hundred novels. She is also the author of a bestselling futuristic suspense series written under the pen name J. D. Robb, her other pseudonyms being Jill March and Sarah Hardesty. She was the first author inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. There are more than 400 million copies of her books in print.

About the Narrator

Rebecca Lowman is an actress and audiobook narrator who has won eight AudioFile Earphones Awards. She has starred in numerous television shows, including Law & Order, Big Love, NCIS, and Grey’s Anatomy, among many others. She earned her MFA from Columbia University.