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
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.
Loved the story. Mr. Stechschulte, you have a voice I throughly enjoyed but your Southern accent was less than stellar at times condescending to my Southern ears. Please don't ever do a Southern accent again. However, don't let this negative comment keep you from down loading the book. Mr. Stechschulte doesn't over use the accent and he really does have a pleasing natural voice.
You will enjoy the suspense and romance in this book. Is there a book 2 to with this? Please let me know if there is.
Well, Tucker of course, because he would be such a sight.
Packed full of excitement. great story and narrator has good tone. you won't be sorry.
3.5/5; 4 stars; B+
I read the paperback of this book so many years ago that I couldn't remember much except that I enjoyed it. When our Audiobook group was discussing the great narration of the audible version I thought I would check it out. I really did enjoy this new to me narrator, and he brought the rating up a bit.
I liked the way Nora Roberts lays the ground work for her stories. With her descriptions of the town, the people, the main characters and the tidbits of history, I had a crystal clear impression of the world this story took place in.
Overall, I enjoyed the mystery and the characters. The romance was a bit weak but all the other things going on in the story made up for it.
A Voracious Reader
My all-time favorite novel by Nora Roberts and now my favorite audiobook to date! The narrator, Tom Stechschulte, was OUTSTANDING! He took this story I've enjoyed reading many times and brought its cast of characters to life in the most entertaining way. It truly is beyond amazing!
First and foremost I love Nora Roberts. This was an engaging tale that truly took me out of my City daily hustle bustle. Easy to get lost into.
Tom has by far been the best narrator of any book I have heard. He did all of the parts and I truly got his rhythm of each character. His cadence was perfection, soothing, sexy, strong. I feel like a lemonade and cornbread. It was most enjoyable to be a part of their town.
Love & Happiness is a book!
Characters were well remembered, crafted, and ingenious storyline with perfect southern setting. A great thrill ride with many ups and downs
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