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Divine Evil | [Nora Roberts]

Divine Evil

Sculptor Clare Kimball has captured the attention of the New York art world. But big-city success cannot burn away the half-remembered nightmares that have plagued Clare since childhood. These phantoms of the past have drawn her home to Emmitsboro, Maryland, to the small town where she grew up and where her father died in circumstances never really explained.
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Publisher's Summary

Sculptor Clare Kimball has captured the attention of the New York art world. But big-city success cannot burn away the half-remembered nightmares that have plagued Clare since childhood. These phantoms of the past have drawn her home to Emmitsboro, Maryland, to the small town where she grew up and where her father died in circumstances never really explained.

Not much in her hometown seems to have changed, but within the dark woods of Emmitsboro something evil spreads its poisonous power. Now the once-peaceful town is wrapped in a cloak of terror, hiding a treacherous heart. And now Clare must pay the price for digging up the secrets of the past...and confront an evil that may be unstoppable, because those who practice it believe it is divine.

©1992 Nora Roberts; (P)2004 Books on Tape, Inc.

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    BookReader Chicago, IL, United States 05-11-14
    BookReader Chicago, IL, United States 05-11-14 Member Since 2001
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    "Divine Evil"
    Any additional comments?

    Listened to this audiobook about five years ago and decided to give it another shot. The story of a small town coven of devil worshipers is integrated with the typical Nora Roberts romance between a feisty and independent woman and the local sheriff. Personally, I could have done without the romance aspect, the reason I stopped listening years ago. The friction between the lovers is forced, a little too obvious an attempt by the author to create a lovers tension between the players … had me rolling my eyes. The mystery of the picture perfect little town hiding an evil secret is, however, a fun read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jeannie 09-08-13
    Jeannie 09-08-13 Member Since 2010
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    "another great Nora Robert's book!"

    When I started this book, I didn't think I would like the narrator. But when we got to the 2nd chapter I was in love with this narrator and the story had me hooked. There are so many twists that you can't see coming that really surprise and sometimes startle and even scare you a bit. Nora brings out another winner with this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    tgp157 Alabama, USA 06-20-13
    tgp157 Alabama, USA 06-20-13
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    "Creeped me out"

    Must say I haven't finished this one yet & don't know that I will. The sacrifices/rapes/murders creep me out. I may finish it later but for now I'm on to Whiskey Beach. Narrator does a good job though.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Brenda 06-17-13
    Brenda 06-17-13
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    "Does Ms Roberts hire these readers herself?"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    no


    What other book might you compare Divine Evil to and why?

    any of the "in death" series by JD Robb


    How could the performance have been better?

    DEFINATELY if someone else had narrated it!


    Did Divine Evil inspire you to do anything?

    yes. not listen to this reader again.


    Any additional comments?

    Does Nora Roberts actually hire these narrators herself? I don't think so. Why would she want her books to sound so boring that you have to MAKE yourself listen some of these voices?!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Phillip CYPRESS, TX, United States 05-31-13
    Phillip CYPRESS, TX, United States 05-31-13
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    "Great Book"
    Where does Divine Evil rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Great book, great story great narrator. I wish Nora Roberts would write more mystery stories.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Zach 03-08-13
    Zach 03-08-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Read It!"

    I loved this book. Another great book by Nora Roberts. She added some extra blood and and guts to this one and I highly approve.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Claudine 03-08-05
    Claudine 03-08-05 Member Since 2001
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    "Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Filling"

    This book is like eating chocolate cake with raspberry filling. It is pure fun and excitement. It has suspense, drama, and romance.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    June Psadena, TX, USA 03-16-08
    June Psadena, TX, USA 03-16-08
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    "Capivating Listening"

    My daughter recently introduced me to books on audio on a recent road trip, unfortunately the J D Robb book is not available through Audible, so I picked this book for a 5 week business trip.? I enjoyed the book and even was able to introduce and interest a co-worker (I have dual jacks on my MP3).? The narrator was able to help you visualize almost every sense that was described. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has plenty of time to listen-it's one you won't want to stop.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Erin Mesa, AZ, United States 09-30-13
    Erin Mesa, AZ, United States 09-30-13
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    "Horrible story in my opinion"

    I simply did not like this story at all. I have read many of her other books and enjoyed them but this one I wish I could forget.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Daphne Highland Village, TX, United States 11-16-14
    Daphne Highland Village, TX, United States 11-16-14
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    "Not awesome but not her worst"

    I love Nora and will probably read or listen to everything she has written in time. That said, this wasn't her best. It was a little too heavy on the Satanic ritual stuff. The ending was anticlimactic. If you aren't a die hard Nora fan, pass on this one.

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