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Carnal Innocence Audiobook

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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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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    celticscot 02-19-13
    celticscot 02-19-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Good, but not great."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Pace was very slow - in keeping with a hot Mississippi summer.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I had it figured out early in the book, but it was a nice twist and she did a good job of giving hints without giving it away.


    What three words best describe Tom Stechschulte’s performance?

    Southern, male, slow


    Was Carnal Innocence worth the listening time?

    I would have preferred a faster pace.


    Any additional comments?

    It took me a long time to like either of the protagonists. She tried to help build the relationship, but I truly couldn't see the two of them coming together for anything long term.

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    Amber MONTICELLO, MN, United States 02-18-13
    Amber MONTICELLO, MN, United States 02-18-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Good not great"
    If you could sum up Carnal Innocence in three words, what would they be?

    I liked listening to it, though it was somewhat predictable. Definitely listening to it once was worth it.


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    Jeannine Barrett 02-17-13 Member Since 2013
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    "One of Nora's Best"
    Would you listen to Carnal Innocence again? Why?

    I was entertained the whole way through.


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

    Totally surprised!


    Which character – as performed by Tom Stechschulte – was your favorite?

    Tom Stechschulte's smooth narration was excellent.


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

    I would love to have dinner at Sweetwater with the whole bunch. Make sure Aunt Lulu is
    there!!!


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    Loretta Yucaipa, CA, United States 02-17-13
    Loretta Yucaipa, CA, United States 02-17-13
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Another wonderful listen! This was my first Nora Roberts listen and I'm a big fan of hers. Enjoyed it! At first I was unsure of the male narrator, however, as time went on it was good narrating.

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    Cathy 02-14-13
    Cathy 02-14-13
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    "Okay listen if nothing else to do"

    The story line was bearable but the narrator was horrible. Not the best mystery. Just hokey and the sex scenes are even hokier. If you are really bored it is an okay listen but not worth paying for it. I may have enjoyed the storyline more if I had read it instead of listening.

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    Lit Chick 02-12-13
    Lit Chick 02-12-13 Member Since 2011

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    "My Least Favorite Nora"

    This was my least favorite Nora Roberts novel. I'm usually crazy about them but this was no romance novel. It was dark and creepy.

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    Cindy Houston, MS, United States 02-11-13
    Cindy Houston, MS, United States 02-11-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Love the story, but not the potrayal of the south"

    I HATED the drawl the narrator used. I am from the South and I know that our accent can be somewhat drawn out, but as I listened to this I was insulted. In my opinion the narrator made the men in the story sound DUMB, even the ones like Tucker and Burke who were not protrayed as dumb. Now the boys that burned the cross in the black man's yard.. yes, ignorance was suppose to be protrayed, but retarded or mentally challenged is what came to my mind when he spoke for them. I LOVED the story/book. I have read the book and also watched the movie. I did not take any offence to the book when reading it. I was somewhat of a critic when watching the movie as I feel actors have a hard time getting that southern drawl out correctly, but I take that in stride. But this narrator offended me.

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    Gloriane 02-11-13
    Gloriane 02-11-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Southern Nora"

    Nora takes us to Innocence Mississippi, in this tale of love and murder. The heroine, Caroline is believable and like-able because of her faults and idiosyncrasies. The hero, is like-able with his affable ways hiding his true giving nature, and the killer is a surprise!
    This story, although slightly dated, shows the finding of love, the strength of character and issues of southern racism without hitting you over the head.
    The narrator creates this small southern town, with all it's different characters through his voice, the accents are consistent for each character, so that you can see each person.
    I would listen again.

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    CBess Ohio 02-11-13
    CBess Ohio 02-11-13

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    "Entertaining"

    Overall this was a good book. Suspenseful romance, my favorite kind. The problem was the lack of realism. The main character is un-relatable and she fell for the man far too quickly and easily. Not to mention the fact that she didn't run for the hills after events began to play out, considering her quiet, non-violent background.

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    Marc SOUTHINGTON, CT, United States 02-09-13
    Marc SOUTHINGTON, CT, United States 02-09-13 Member Since 2002
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    "The ending was a shocker."
    Where does Carnal Innocence rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Carnal Innocence ranks among the better books I've listened to.


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

    When the heroine had to shoot the fanatic bible thumping lunatic to keep him from stabbing her.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The book was so good I find it hard to pick one scene.


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

    I think it would be the heroine, the concert violinist, her character went through such a metamorphosis that she was a different person in almost every way.


    Any additional comments?

    The whole book has you looking for a killer and when you find out who it is it is totally unexpected.

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