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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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    Darla Madison, AL, United States 08-09-16
    Darla Madison, AL, United States 08-09-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Outsanding Southern Romance and Suspense"
    Where does Carnal Innocence rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is a top 10 book. I have listened two it three times already, and enjoyed it so much I began reading every Nora Roberts romantic/suspense I could find. The characters drip with the essence of southern bayou culture not only in dialog, but in mannerisms, in interior monologue and in setting. The character development ranks as some of the best I've ever read not just in Romance, but in overall fiction categories. You can hear the mosquitos and feel the humidity in the conversations, and you can hear envision the scenes as the plot unfolds. The thread of suspense really keeps the reader guessing; the twists and turns are superb. I really didn't know until the very end who the killer was. I appreciate that as Nora Roberts fed us the clues, she did so in such a way as to keep us from seeing them as clues -- most mysteries are not able to succeed at this. Even folks who don't like romance will enjoy this book, if they can appreciate southern suspense.


    What other book might you compare Carnal Innocence to and why?

    The Tone and character development reminded me a lot of Jayne Anne Krentz' River Road. I've since read Nora Robert's Midnight Bayou and thought the tone was also similar.


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

    I had not listened to performances prior, but intentionally purchased other books after as I was so impressed with his performance. I think this is the best performance I've listened, too, however because the characters require diverse accents and he does an excellent job delivering voices that match the character's personalities and socio-economic backgrounds. I noticed that he managed to alter the pacing of the narration based on the characters as well. A tour de force performance, for sure!!!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I felt a great deal of anxiety throughout, and I really hated one particular character and felt my chest tighten at the description of a plot-dependant event; I did shed a tear at the end; I hated that the situation while resolved caused so much pain.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend this book to just about anyone, but particularly for those who enjoy southern literature.

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    Lauren 08-05-16
    Lauren 08-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "So much rape."

    Prepare yourself for 17 hours of rape porn. They left that out of the description for some reason.

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    Diana Granite Falls, WA, United States 08-03-16
    Diana Granite Falls, WA, United States 08-03-16 Member Since 2012

    I am a long haul owner operator truck driver, listening to audio books has been a salvation for me.

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    "carnal innocence"

    I am not a romance novel listener, but I have two other books from Nora Roberts that happen to be two of my favorite books, so when I was looking at books narrated by Tom stechschulte I ran across carnal innocence. I figured what the heck, steamy hot romance or not, I'll bite.
    It is truly the talents of Tom Stechschulte that makes this book unforgettable! With the writing talents of Nora Roberts and in my opinion award winning performance from Tom, it's a win win situation. you absolutely will not be disappointed. Good characters and lots of humor that makes you laugh out loud. Murder, and mayhem in the town of innocence Mississippi. it will keep you coming back for more.

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    Amazon Customer 07-23-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Nora does it again!"

    One of my favorite books by far! This is a much older book by Nora Roberts (everybody smokes & they light up anywhere). I worried I wouldn't care for an older book but I was wrong. The story is based in a small town in Mississippi. The town became a character of its own, full of quaint shops, beautiful homes & gorgeous scenery. The town was full of delightful characters that Nora made us feel like we knew. It is full of humor, danger & a great love story. I had such a good time being immersed in not only the main story line but also the side stories that kept the book at a quick pace. And I had no idea who the killer was!

    I'm from Alabama so I am sensitive to narrators who have fake sounding southern drawls or make southerners sound stupid. Tom Stechschulte did neither. The characters had distinct voices I could follow and even had some different degrees of southern twang. He did a great job of sinking me into the story without distracting me with annoying nuances in his voice.

    I give this story an overall A+! I highly recommend it to any lovers of a good mystery romance, especially Nora Roberts fans.

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    Charlotte 07-22-16
    Charlotte 07-22-16
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    "not her best"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    some one who is not very familiar with her work


    What was most disappointing about Nora Roberts’s story?

    story was very cookie cutter formula


    What didn’t you like about Tom Stechschulte’s performance?

    just ok


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Carnal Innocence?

    most of them


    Any additional comments?

    very mediocre, don't waste a credit on this

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    nancy 07-14-16
    nancy 07-14-16 Member Since 2013
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    "one of her best "

    one of her best could not put down great action LOVE story and a amazing ending you will never

    believe until the last chapter .
    highly recommend to Nora fans

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    Brooklyn girl 07-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Nora!!!"

    Romantic, wild, sexy, with a surprise twist!
    The narrator was wonderful. Reminded me of Andy Griffith. Terrific read as per Nora's books always are!

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    Erica 06-21-16
    Erica 06-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved this book"

    This book was amazing. I loved the plot and the twist at the end. The whole time I was thinking Josie was going to be next and then it totally flipped the story making her the killer.

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    Amazon Customer United States 06-19-16
    Amazon Customer United States 06-19-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Great plot"

    Loved this. Plot was intriguing and ending was a complete surprise. I also really enjoyed the narrator.

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    Brenda Wright Readstown, WI USA 06-17-16
    Brenda Wright Readstown, WI USA 06-17-16 Member Since 2016

    bcw1971

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    "another winner"

    another good one that I would recommend to friends. not the best but good. similar story line to others.

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