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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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    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!


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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.

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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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    "A surprise"
    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!!!

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    MaryAnn from Wilmington Delaware 07-23-12 Member Since 2012

    Mary Ann Wilmington, Delaware

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    "A Wonderful Book!!!"

    Nora Roberts has out done herself, I always knew she was a great author, but this book kept me on the end of my seat...... The narrater was great and easy to listen too.... 5 Stars!!!! The ending was a surprize, but it was also great to know the two main characters were going to stay together... I look forward to Ms Roberts next book!!! Thank you Nora for your wonderful insight to romance.......

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    Nancy Patterson 07-20-12
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    "Like watching an accident coming towards you."

    This book was like a terrible accident that I couldn't take my eyes away. I didn't like what I was seeing but I couldn't look away. A bit gruesome for me.

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    cheryl Mammoth spring, AR, United States 07-06-12
    cheryl Mammoth spring, AR, United States 07-06-12
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    "Great book"
    If you could sum up Carnal Innocence in three words, what would they be?

    Mind boggling fun


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tucker was full of surprise


    What about Tom Stechschulte’s performance did you like?

    Yes


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

    The title fits


    Any additional comments?

    This was a great mystery until the end

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    littlesheree 07-03-12 Listener Since 2009
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    "Couldn't put it down"

    This isn't the type of book I normally listen to. After the first chapter I sucked right in to the back waters of Mississippi. The characters came to life for me and I found myself thinking about them while I wasn't listening to the book. I hope that anyone listening to this book enjoys it as much as I did. Its a thrilling old fashion murder mystery.

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    Dr. Abena 07-03-12
    Dr. Abena 07-03-12
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    "Southern comfort"
    Where does Carnal Innocence rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's probably in the top 10


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

    I liked when Caroline came into the library and discovered there was more to Tucker than she'd first thought.


    What about Tom Stechschulte’s performance did you like?

    I love love love Tucker's voice. It's entirely possible it's the sexiest voice I've ever heard.


    If you could take any character from Carnal Innocence out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Tucker, partly just to listen to him talk, and partly because of his easy-going intelligence.


    Any additional comments?

    My second Nora Roberts listen. Even though I had figured out who the killer was, I'm a fan.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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