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This was my second Nora Roberts' book, I got it in an audible three for two book sale. I really enjoyed the first one, "Witness", and thought I'd give her another go. I read somewhere that the author's books are steamy romance with chilling suspense, I'd say that was accurate for this book although the romance side didn't really dominate. I often state I want to be entertained by books and this story was that. It was set in NW Mississippi's delta region. The two protagonists were a Southern gentleman and a Philadelphia blue blood. It was kind of a strange mix of characters but it didn't detract from the suspense side. This book was written twenty years ago and is one of many the author has written. I did try and figure out who the bad guy was in the story but the author didn't give it away until the end.
The story was a very good combination of mystery and romance as per usual for Nora Roberts. I liked the suspense. I honestly did not figure it out until close to the end. The narration was excellent - the separation of characters was wonderful. I found myself using that southern drawl after listening to him. Very well done. I was sad when it was over because I enjoyed it so much.
Say something about yourself!
After listening to a couple of Roberts' recent efforts, I swore "never again!", but a friend reminded me that we had enjoyed a couple of her books way back in the 90's and I decided to give this a shot.
I think Ms Roberts was a much better storyteller before her name became a commodity. While not a great book,Carnal Innocence is a rollicking story with a cast of eccentric Mississippi characters brought to life by Tom Stechschulte's perfect narration. Yeah, there are plot holes and medical science has changed enough to make certain passages and plot mechanisms ludicrous, but Roberts early easy, breezy storytelling style makes Carnal Innocence wonderful allay to those midwinter blues.
I thought that the narrator made this audio stand out. He was excellent. I so love when he narrates for Christine Feehan
I listen to books all the time, When I am driving, cleaning, cooking or doing anything quiet. I am AUDOBSESSED!
Nora Roberts as usual does a fantastic Job of writing the most sexy and thrilling story to help us forget all about our own reality. Yes it is sexy and visual love it or leave it! I might add that I am not a fan of romance, but this one sucked me in.
I've always been a fan of Nora Roberts' more thriller/mystery based novels. So when I came across this one and realized that I hadn't heard it yet, I instantly bought it. While the narration was vaguely annoying at times, (The accents bothered me some) the book itself was outstanding. As I was listening, I was sitting on the edge of my seat, racking my brain to figure out who the killer was. Most times with some of Nora's books, it's obvious as to who the murderer will be before you even get to the end. This one, though, I never saw it coming.
I was blindsided when I heard who the murderer was. The character was one of my favorites, and when I heard just who it was, I was mind blown. It was the last thing I had suspected, and I must give a round of applause to Mrs. Roberts for her outstanding plot twist. This book was greatly worth the money and time spent listening, and I've already suggested it to many people. This is a great buy.
Yes, I loved the characters and they reminded me of folks in my own small rural town
When Tucker made love to Caroline in that slow seductive tone only a southern gentlemen can do.
His voice is like Butter!
When Cy realized that he was not to blame for his father's death
One of the best Nora Roberts books so far. Im off to find another.
The performance was wonderful. The story captivating and the twist at the end I never could have imagined. All together one great book
This book could have been better but, the narrator made the southerners sound down right stupid. Hard to like a character when they sound like an uneducated hayseed. I skipped to the end just so I didn't have to listen to it anymore. Argh!
Although I am an avid Nora Roberts fan, this was not my favorite. The narrator made the characters sound like derelicts. I don't want to sound mean but in several places it sounded like his dentures were slipping which made his voices he used even worse. It all took away from,the enjoyment of the story.