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
I was entertained the whole way through.
Tom Stechschulte's smooth narration was excellent.
I would love to have dinner at Sweetwater with the whole bunch. Make sure Aunt Lulu is
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Carnal Innocence ranks among the better books I've listened to.
When the heroine had to shoot the fanatic bible thumping lunatic to keep him from stabbing her.
The book was so good I find it hard to pick one scene.
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.
The whole book has you looking for a killer and when you find out who it is it is totally unexpected.
I'm a big fan of Nora Roberts, but wasn't sure how her books would translate in an audio format - I was pleasantly surprised! Part of it had to do with the narrator, who did a great job of embodying the different characters and their voices. The story/plot also was interesting with plenty of twists and turns. Very enjoyable listen.
southern, sweet, murder
Nora Roberts is a strong writer whether writing as herself or as J.D. Robb. This story went well until then end when it seemed like she go board with the story and just kind of told you who done it.
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