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Sanctuary Audiobook

Sanctuary

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Publisher's Summary

Successful photographer Jo Ellen Hathaway thought she had escaped the house long ago. It was where she spent her loneliest years, after her family was shattered by the sudden, unexplained disappearance of her mother.

But now, the sprawling resort off the coast of Georgia haunts her dreams. Even more haunting are the pictures that someone is sending her - strange close-ups, candid shots, and finally, the most shocking and heartbreaking portrait of all: a photograph of her long-lost mother. . . naked, beautiful, and dead.

Jo realizes that it's time to return to Sanctuary. The island inn, still run by her estranged family, brings back painful memories and the troubled relationships she struggled so hard to escape and forget. But it seems that her stalker can even breach the safety of this tiny island, where everybody knows everybody - or thinks they do. And Sanctuary may be the most dangerous place of all.

©2007 Nora Roberts; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Christina Jewell 09-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Horrible"

    One of the worst books I've ever read or listened to. And I usually enjoy Nora Roberts!

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    Matthew Hebert 08-01-16
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    "Not a favorite."

    The "accents" we're difficult to get over.
    On top of that, there were a lot of characters introduced in the beginning and they try to develop many of them. I don't enjoy trying to keeping with so many identities and relationships.
    I purchased the book because of the stellar reviews. I do not have the same view point. I have read other NR books and found them compelling. This one lacked the thrill. It seemed some couple was making out in every scene. That really took away from any story line that could have been in place.

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    Rowan 07-20-16
    Rowan 07-20-16 Member Since 2011

    I am a 40ish woman with more interests than time but some of my favorite things are books, audio books and e-books. I have over 325 audio titles and have already listened to about 2/3rds of them. I drive over 25000 miles a year and my listening keeps me sane on the road.

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    "First Nora Roberts book I didn't like"

    I have never read a book by Nora Roberts I didn't like until now. None of the characters were likable. They were weak and simpering or rude and obnoxious. All were stuck in the past and had refused to move on from last tragedies. None showed any common sense at all. The only redeeming point at all was the suspense element. I had suspected who the antagonist was but was still a little surprised by how it all came together. Sigh.

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    Jessica M. Merbler Gaithersburg, Maryland United States 06-22-16
    Jessica M. Merbler Gaithersburg, Maryland United States 06-22-16 Member Since 2009
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    "Strong Writing"

    NR tends to be very formulaic in her writing, to the point where you know roughly what you're going to get, who to root for, and who are the bad guys. This book breaks her mold a bit. It's really the first book I've read from her that has multiple people falling in love and the same amount of attention is being paid to each couple. It's also one of the first books that I've seen the most character development in a single character. Lastly, in the end, until The Big Reveal happened, I wasn't ENTIRELY certain just who the Big Bad was. The only reason this is four instead of five stars is that there's so much going on, it feels a bit "off," pacing-wise. I think that this is one of the reasons she tends to break a story like this into a trilogy.

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    Leila 04-05-16
    Leila 04-05-16
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    "SO SO MYSTERY."

    Kind of predictable. Lead character is not the most interesting character in the book. But any of her books are ok.

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    Fran Foster 01-02-16
    Fran Foster 01-02-16
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    "Excellent !!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely !! I read the hardcover book many years ago but Sandra Burr's narration places the listener AT Sanctuary, among the lives of the characters, in a manner not realized from the printed version.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes - the brilliant revelation of the killers and the healing process of the various family members.


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

    Yes. As always, she gives a wonderful performance. Many of my audiobook collections were purchased when her name appeared as the narrator because she is one of the very few female readers who sound equally well in both male and female roles.


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

    Yes - the father/son reconciliation.


    Any additional comments?

    Buy it, download it and enjoy !!!

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    Suzy Q 08-18-15
    Suzy Q 08-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Suspense"

    Another great book for Nora Roberts! I was not sure at first if I would like this, but I loved it!

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    Marta 04-14-15
    Marta 04-14-15
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    "did not like the narrator"

    i love Nora Roberts and i have listened to 10s of her books but this one was hard to listen to. i simply didnt like the nareator. make sure u listen to a sample before u but

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    Sandra Young 03-12-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Good Suspense, Shocking Revelations!"

    I would have given this 5 stars, but I had trouble with the heroine's thought processes. Her basic character is smart, strong and fearless, but then she crumbles into a dithering idiot. I felt like there should have been more information given to make such a leap in personality. All the characters have issues, but Jo-Ellen's is too extreme in her self-esteem.

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    Celeste 02-06-15
    Celeste 02-06-15
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    "Loved it"

    Absolutely loved it. Couldn't stop listening. Finished it in 2 days. Even listened on ride home from work

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