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Carnal Innocence | [Nora Roberts]

Carnal Innocence

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.
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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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    Linda 01-09-13
    Linda 01-09-13 Member Since 2013
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    "worked in every way"

    Hit all the right spots - nice romance, interesting southern characters, and a good murder mystery

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    Sherri 01-03-13
    Sherri 01-03-13 Member Since 2012

    Sherri

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    "Always a good read!"

    I LOVE this book! Nora Roberts books are ALWAYS a good read! She really gets to the heart.

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    Judy Sarnia, Ontario, Canada 01-02-13
    Judy Sarnia, Ontario, Canada 01-02-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great mix of romance and mystery!"

    Loved all of the characters, and had fun guessing who the murderer was! Good impression for the reader, of the south.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ashley 12-31-12
    Ashley 12-31-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Must Read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    What did you love best about Carnal Innocence?

    I love the mystery the love and best of all it had a great twist... You must read it is great.


    What does Tom Stechschulte bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Tom was perfect is voice falls into the back ground of your mind and lets the story play out.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved this book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Candace C. Los Angeles, CA, United States 12-29-12
    Candace C. Los Angeles, CA, United States 12-29-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Carnal Wow"
    Would you listen to Carnal Innocence again? Why?

    It was 17 hours long, so I would need a good reason to listen to it again, however if that reason (like a long plane ride with zero internet access so that I could just buy another book) ever happened I totally would listen to this story again! The voice actor and the story were soooo good and well woven that it was a pleasure to listen to!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tucker Longstreet! He is definitely more then meets the eye.


    Which character – as performed by Tom Stechschulte – was your favorite?

    Tom Stechschulte did a great job with all the characters!


    If you could rename Carnal Innocence, what would you call it?

    Sweetwater


    Any additional comments?

    I highly reccommend this story to anyone who likes mystery or romance or both. Two thumbs up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cindy Collins, MS, United States 12-27-12
    Cindy Collins, MS, United States 12-27-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Wonderful Southern read!"
    What did you love best about Carnal Innocence?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Carnal Innocence?

    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.


    What does Tom Stechschulte bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He is awesome! A wonderful narrator.


    If you could rename Carnal Innocence, what would you call it?

    Not sure, but Delta would be somewhere in the title. The MS Delta is a very rare and wonderful place to visit.


    Any additional comments?

    Tucker Longstreet is my favorite character and a typical southern gentleman.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Julia LARGO, FL, United States 10-20-12
    Julia LARGO, FL, United States 10-20-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Not what I expected"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Less carnal knowledge & more of a story line


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Go back to her J D ROBB STORIES


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Tom Stechschulte?

    Susan erkison does such a fantastic job on her" in death" series.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    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


    Any additional comments?

    Save your money or credit

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Petra Wimsey 10-09-12 Member Since 2015

    Petra

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    "definitely taking to my desert isle"
    Would you listen to Carnal Innocence again? Why?

    Yes, because of Tom Stechschulte's Tucker Longstreet


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Carnal Innocence?

    Tucker on a hammock on a hot Southern day


    What about Tom Stechschulte’s performance did you like?

    Tucker's drawl brings the setting to life and the town of Innocence as another character.


    If you could rename Carnal Innocence, what would you call it?

    Ripe Innocence


    Any additional comments?

    none

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Bloomington, IN, United States 09-27-12
    Mary Bloomington, IN, United States 09-27-12 Member Since 2013
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    "A very great story narrated by a wonderful narrato"
    Where does Carnal Innocence rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Vry high on my list.


    What about Tom Stechschulte’s performance did you like?

    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.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    That is sort of impossible, but yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Parts of this book had me laughing out loud, especially the coroner and the way he got under Agent Burns's skin.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Barb 09-27-12
    Barb 09-27-12

    Greater Seattle area real estate broker that loves to read...or listen.

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    "A Little Better Just Entertaining"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it takes you in your mind to the south, pulls you in and makes you feel you are there.


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

    Hmmm. Its what you would expect from Nora Roberts.


    What does Tom Stechschulte bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Not necessarily. It was my first experience with Stechschulte, more on him as I hear more from him.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    No comments come to mind.


    Any additional comments?

    I would not have named the town 'Innocence.'

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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