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
Being from Mississippi, I am very aware of "southern" books that are not very southern. Nora Roberts did a wonderful job with Mississippi words and everyday phrases. Her description of the area is also spot on.
In the beginning when Della was scolding the Longstreet children. Most southerners have grown up with a much loved "Della" in their lives. Mine was Arlena and the Della character reminded me of my youth.
He is awesome! A wonderful narrator.
Not sure, but Delta would be somewhere in the title. The MS Delta is a very rare and wonderful place to visit.
Tucker Longstreet is my favorite character and a typical southern gentleman.
Less carnal knowledge & more of a story line
Go back to her J D ROBB STORIES
Susan erkison does such a fantastic job on her" in death" series.
I don't think so. I usually remember at least some out takes of the book no mattter how dull I might think it is. This one I can.'t
Save your money or credit
Yes, because of Tom Stechschulte's Tucker Longstreet
Tucker on a hammock on a hot Southern day
Tucker's drawl brings the setting to life and the town of Innocence as another character.
Vry high on my list.
tom Stechshulte does a great job with the narration. I love how he narrated Tucker Longstreet. But he sounds like he really enjoyed narraating this book as well.
That is sort of impossible, but yes.
Parts of this book had me laughing out loud, especially the coroner and the way he got under Agent Burns's skin.
Greater Seattle area real estate broker that loves to read...or listen.
Yes, it takes you in your mind to the south, pulls you in and makes you feel you are there.
Hmmm. Its what you would expect from Nora Roberts.
Not necessarily. It was my first experience with Stechschulte, more on him as I hear more from him.
No comments come to mind.
I would not have named the town 'Innocence.'
Yes, this was good read and held my interest through out the entire book.
No, this was the first.
To want to listen another noval performed by Mr. Stechshulte
The book is excellent & the narrator does a good job on all the main characters & the basic narration. But his version of southern accents makes everyone in the Mississippi town except the main characters sound dumb as dirt. One guy sounds like Forrest
gump for crying out loud. I'm from the south & have a southern accent but I'm not stupid. It's almost a verbal caricature of the south. It's painful to listen. I wish he'd backed off some. I know he can because the main character's accent isn't bad. I'm trying to finish the book. But I won't listen to anymore of his narrations if anyone in the book is from the south.
I could have done without this book. Really wasn't a love story and I felt like the relationship between the main characters wasn't developed enough for me to really care about them.
I haven't "read" a book since 1998, just not interested....after the 50 Shades Trilogy, I have become an audio book addict! I am a very tough critic.
Great story, exceptional characters, people that you can know and love.
Finding out who did it
The narrator was great at differentiating between the characters, he was enjoyable to listen to.
There were so many moments, I laughed out loud at times, it was an overall great story with mystery and romance.
Thoroughly enjoyed this book, a great summer read.
The authentic sound of southern charm both in vernacular and narrator.
First time listening to Tom Stechshulte
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