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Carnal Innocence Audiobook

Carnal Innocence

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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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    MV 03-01-13
    MV 03-01-13
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    "Why did I want to listen to this story again?"

    After this story kept popping up on my "you might enjoy this book" list I decided to give it a try, and it just confirmed that Audible needs new a recommendation algorhythm. I disliked all of the characters, found the narration to be uneven, and even on 2x fast forward thought the book dragged and dragged. Save the credit and try something else. I will be hard pressed to listen to another Nora Roberts book after this experience.

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    nicole lawrenceville, GA, United States 02-27-13
    nicole lawrenceville, GA, United States 02-27-13 Member Since 2015

    Love to exercise while listening

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    "I never wanted this to end!"
    What made the experience of listening to Carnal Innocence the most enjoyable?

    The story was great. It felt real unlike some of my prior books. I found myself caught up in the story. The people. I laughed a lot and the main characters were so kind and entertaining.


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

    I wish I could live in this town with these people. The gossip, the stories, the simple living. Loved it all.


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

    No, but he has been my favorite narrator so far.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait to get more books from this auther and narrator.

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    Kitty Kat CA 02-26-13
    Kitty Kat CA 02-26-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Excellent Story!"
    What made the experience of listening to Carnal Innocence the most enjoyable?

    Characters were very described.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I would have listed to this book in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    No.

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    David San Jose, CA, United States 02-25-13
    David San Jose, CA, United States 02-25-13 Member Since 2004

    Artist living & working in the SF Bay Area

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    "Better than its title implies"

    Unlike what the title might make you think - its not the typical tedious "mommy porn" romance novels as so many romance books are. This book is a unrepentant romance novel, but it also has much more interesting characters (well most, sadly not all), and a bit more dignity than a lot of its genre.

    This is a good little book. It's a basic, somewhat predictable romance (sorry to say I had it all figured out in the first 15 minutes)- but its still fun and very entertaining with captivating characters that elevate this book above the normal. Its not great - but its definitely better than average and worth the read if you're looking for a romance story set in a dark murder mystery and rural southern American intrigue.

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    JT Gotti Los Angeles, CA 02-25-13
    JT Gotti Los Angeles, CA 02-25-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Another good book."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes. I enjoyed it.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Nora Roberts? Why or why not?

    I love her books.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Performance was good.


    Did Carnal Innocence inspire you to do anything?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Love all Nora Ross books.

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    bebe South Carolina 02-23-13
    bebe South Carolina 02-23-13 Member Since 2009

    Attorney - love to listen to audio books

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    "Gripping Story!"

    This book kept my interest from the beginning and held it to the end. I could not figure out who the serial killer was even though there was a small pool to choose from. Casual Innocence is a good read that you won't regret purchasing.

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    Karyn 02-20-13
    Karyn 02-20-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Innocence, I don't think so."
    If you could sum up Carnal Innocence in three words, what would they be?

    Kept on edge, the whole story was riveting and I couldn't wait until the end to see if I was right about who the actual murder was.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I don't know if I had any one favorite, so many were good.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, to many hours. It went longer than my 12 hour day, so I had to make it two days of listening and couldn't wait until I started the next morning, on my hour drive to work.


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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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    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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