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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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    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

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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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    Beverly Church Road, VA, United States 09-03-12
    Beverly Church Road, VA, United States 09-03-12
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    "Good To The End"
    Would you try another book from Nora Roberts and/or Tom Stechschulte?

    Absolutely


    Would you recommend Carnal Innocence to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes, this was good read and held my interest through out the entire book.


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

    No, this was the first.


    Did Carnal Innocence inspire you to do anything?

    To want to listen another noval performed by Mr. Stechshulte


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    tgp157 Alabama, USA 08-28-12
    tgp157 Alabama, USA 08-28-12
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    "Southern Doesn't Mean Stupid"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Rochester Hills, MI, United States 08-28-12
    Michelle Rochester Hills, MI, United States 08-28-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Somewhat entertaining"
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    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.

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    Katrina 08-27-12
    Katrina 08-27-12

    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.

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    "Great Book!"
    What made the experience of listening to Carnal Innocence the most enjoyable?

    Great story, exceptional characters, people that you can know and love.


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

    Finding out who did it


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

    The narrator was great at differentiating between the characters, he was enjoyable to listen to.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were so many moments, I laughed out loud at times, it was an overall great story with mystery and romance.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mindi Battle Mountain, NV, United States 08-14-12
    Mindi Battle Mountain, NV, United States 08-14-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Great read!"
    Where does Carnal Innocence rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Thoroughly enjoyed this book, a great summer read.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The authentic sound of southern charm both in vernacular and narrator.


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

    First time listening to Tom Stechshulte


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

    Southern Killing!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Christiane United States 08-13-12
    Christiane United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2010
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    As ALL of Nora Robert's books it was a good one. Ilike her because there is mystery, & some romance involved. My kind of book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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