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Carnal Innocence | [Nora Roberts]

Carnal Innocence

New York Times best-selling novelist Nora Roberts captivates millions of fans with her provocative blend of scorching passion and chilling suspense. With Carnal Innocence, she creates a gripping tale of murder, infatuation, and true love in a small southern town. After beautiful concert violinist Caroline Waverly breaks up with her conductor and lover Luis, she escapes to her late grandmother’s home in Innocence, Mississippi.
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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling novelist Nora Roberts captivates millions of fans with her provocative blend of scorching passion and chilling suspense. With Carnal Innocence, she creates a gripping tale of murder, infatuation, and true love in a small southern town. After beautiful concert violinist Caroline Waverly breaks up with her conductor and lover Luis, she escapes to her late grandmother’s home in Innocence, Mississippi. Instead of peace and tranquility, however, she finds the town torn with suspicion over two brutal murders. When she discovers a third victim in the murky waters behind her house, she turns to her dangerously handsome neighbor, Tucker Longstreet, for protection. But Tucker has a reputation for breaking hearts - even worse, the police count him their number one suspect.

You’ll want to lean back in your easy chair and let Nora Robert’s steamy prose and Tom Stechschulte’s stirring interpretation transport you to Innocence where the nights are filled with promise and secrets are hard to keep.

©1991 Nora Roberts (P)1999 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Barb 09-27-12
    Barb 09-27-12

    Greater Seattle area real estate broker that loves to read...or listen.

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    "A Little Better Just Entertaining"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it takes you in your mind to the south, pulls you in and makes you feel you are there.


    What other book might you compare Carnal Innocence to and why?

    Hmmm. Its what you would expect from Nora Roberts.


    What does Tom Stechschulte bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Not necessarily. It was my first experience with Stechschulte, more on him as I hear more from him.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    No comments come to mind.


    Any additional comments?

    I would not have named the town 'Innocence.'

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    Beverly Church Road, VA, United States 09-03-12
    Beverly Church Road, VA, United States 09-03-12
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    "Good To The End"
    Would you try another book from Nora Roberts and/or Tom Stechschulte?

    Absolutely


    Would you recommend Carnal Innocence to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes, this was good read and held my interest through out the entire book.


    Have you listened to any of Tom Stechschulte’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, this was the first.


    Did Carnal Innocence inspire you to do anything?

    To want to listen another noval performed by Mr. Stechshulte


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    tgp157 Alabama, USA 08-28-12
    tgp157 Alabama, USA 08-28-12
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    "Southern Doesn't Mean Stupid"

    The book is excellent & the narrator does a good job on all the main characters & the basic narration. But his version of southern accents makes everyone in the Mississippi town except the main characters sound dumb as dirt. One guy sounds like Forrest
    gump for crying out loud. I'm from the south & have a southern accent but I'm not stupid. It's almost a verbal caricature of the south. It's painful to listen. I wish he'd backed off some. I know he can because the main character's accent isn't bad. I'm trying to finish the book. But I won't listen to anymore of his narrations if anyone in the book is from the south.

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    Michelle Rochester Hills, MI, United States 08-28-12
    Michelle Rochester Hills, MI, United States 08-28-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Somewhat entertaining"
    Any additional comments?

    I could have done without this book. Really wasn't a love story and I felt like the relationship between the main characters wasn't developed enough for me to really care about them.

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    Katrina 08-27-12
    Katrina 08-27-12

    I haven't "read" a book since 1998, just not interested....after the 50 Shades Trilogy, I have become an audio book addict! I am a very tough critic.

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    "Great Book!"
    What made the experience of listening to Carnal Innocence the most enjoyable?

    Great story, exceptional characters, people that you can know and love.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Carnal Innocence?

    Finding out who did it


    What does Tom Stechschulte bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrator was great at differentiating between the characters, he was enjoyable to listen to.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were so many moments, I laughed out loud at times, it was an overall great story with mystery and romance.


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    Mindi Battle Mountain, NV, United States 08-14-12
    Mindi Battle Mountain, NV, United States 08-14-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Great read!"
    Where does Carnal Innocence rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Thoroughly enjoyed this book, a great summer read.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The authentic sound of southern charm both in vernacular and narrator.


    Have you listened to any of Tom Stechschulte’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    First time listening to Tom Stechshulte


    If you could rename Carnal Innocence, what would you call it?

    Southern Killing!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Christiane United States 08-13-12
    Christiane United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2010
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    As ALL of Nora Robert's books it was a good one. Ilike her because there is mystery, & some romance involved. My kind of book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon Boca Raton, FL, United States 08-11-12
    Sharon Boca Raton, FL, United States 08-11-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Long drawn out story"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    No one - the story was ok if it would have been a short story in a magazine instead of a 3 disc book. Very boring.


    What aspect of Tom Stechschulte’s performance would you have changed?

    Not have written it.


    What character would you cut from Carnal Innocence?

    Characters were actually good there wasn't enough story.


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    Carolyn NEW ORLEANS, LA, United States 07-24-12
    Carolyn NEW ORLEANS, LA, United States 07-24-12 Member Since 2011
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    If you could sum up Carnal Innocence in three words, what would they be?

    I thought this would be a typical romance/mystery novel - nice "bubble gum for my brain and a fairly good beach read." However it was more. I do not want to spoil the surprises, so I will not say more. I really enjoyed the characters and the surprises.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I liked too many to pick just one.


    If you could rename Carnal Innocence, what would you call it?

    It was a perfect name.


    Any additional comments?

    The reader's accent did not sound like any Mississippi accent I have ever heard. I live in New Orleans, next door to mississippi. It was a little annoying at first, but I got used to it and it grew on me. I wonder how it would have sounded without the accent. He had a good expressive voice.

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    Patricia 07-23-12
    Patricia 07-23-12
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    "Carnal Pleasure"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This one took about four chapters to set the 'hook' in me! But, once there, can't put it down or turn it off. Great mystery, again! She has a style all her own!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Carnal Innocence?

    In this first part....the murder in the swamp!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Tucker and Caroline enjoying the sunset on the back porch of his home.


    Any additional comments?

    Tucker, Caroline and Useless...my favorites!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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