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
The story is set in the south and full of all of those Rich historical southern cultural issues and beauties. Listening to somebody deliver the racial ugliness with strong accents and ugliness was actually kind of frightening and disturbing I'm not sure I like to listening to that part but maybe that's what made the book so good
The characters were such stereotypes. I get that this book was written 25ish years ago and is set in a small southern town but c'mon... the men were mostly drunken, misogynistic, racist morons and the women were (mostly) the feisty southern belle types... in heat. I wonder if Roberts had ever visited the south when she'd written this.
The scenes meant to depict racial tensions and the overuse of derogatory language just made me cringe; they were so ham-fisted and over the top.
And it dragged on and on. I fell asleep at one point while listening, waking up 2 hours later and I don't think I missed out on any vital parts of the story.
Sure. I usually like Nora Roberts for a bit of light escapism/romance but this one was really disappointing.
Don't make the characters sound like the cast of Hee Haw.
Most of them. Except Cy; I liked him.
This book is simply amazing! From the characters to the story lines, it has it all! Love, suspense, action...you have to listen!
He did such an excellent job! I've never heard a narrator change his accent/tones as well as he does.
The story line was not Nora Roberts strongest. I would title this as a murder mystery, not a romance. The romance seemed a little messily thrown together, seemingly last minute afterthoughts. I did like the twist at the end. The reader did an EXCELLENT job at portraying the characters and capturing the southern charm/accent that was needed for Innocence. Overall, in my opinion: kinda a weak one on NR's part, made better by the speaker.
I thought the narrator did an exceptional job. all the different voices were very believable from male to female. this story was interesting throughout and the ending was a complete shocker
Nora and Tom made a perfect pair. Great murder mystery with Southern charm, a great lesson in family values and lots of love and romance. Absolutely worth the credit!
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