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Sanctuary Audiobook

Sanctuary

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.

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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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    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 !!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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
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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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    Amazon Customer 01-11-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Sanctuary by Nora Roberts"

    Sanctuary was a fun read. It kept me on the end of my chair a lot. Nora Roberts certainly can keep you in the moment in this book.

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    camilla 08-31-14
    camilla 08-31-14
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    "Couldn't get past a third of the book . Boring"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

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    Has Sanctuary turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Gotten a better story


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

    Nora Roberts is a good author and I will purchase others she's written.


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    Anne 01-31-14
    Anne 01-31-14
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    "Good Roberts Story"

    I liked this story, typical Roberts love story with a few twists.I just seem to always go back to ther stories.

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    Julie Jones Stevenson Ranch, CA United States 11-22-13
    Julie Jones Stevenson Ranch, CA United States 11-22-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Nora Roberts at her best"

    I loved this book. I was never exactly sure how it was going to turn out and it continued to keep me wanting for more. I am sad that it is done. I need to find another Nora Roberts soon...

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  • Nadia
    Fleet, United Kingdom
    5/24/09
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    "Fantastic Family Saga"

    If you like a book with plenty of drama and secrets in the cupboard, then this book is perfect. This novel follows the lives of the Hatthaway family as they struggle to rebuild their lives after a personal tragedy, but the past comes back to haunt them in more ways than one. This book has romance, drama and mystery and most importantly in my opinion, great characters. I've found Nora Roberts a little hit and miss but this is certainly one of her hits.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Peter
    V. Froelunda, Sweden
    7/22/12
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    "Suspense and too perfect sex"

    The ability to describe sex is well known by Nora Robert's readers. In Sanctuary she indulges in so many so perfect intercourses that at least I get bored. Is this "female porn"? There is never a hint of even the slightest problem or difficulty in all those simultaneous perfect orgasms following one after the other. They overshadow the main plot to such a degree that any serious reader/listener must become quite fed up

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Margaret
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
    4/24/10
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    "Fantastic book"

    'Sanctuary' was a delight to listen too. It kept me on the edge of my seat to the very end, trying to work out who was 'the one'.
    This was my second audio book. The first being 'Bed of Roses' also by Nora Roberts. Bed of Roses is the second installment of the 'Bride Quartet' I would recommend these two books as well as 'Vision in White': Bride Quartet book one. Truly great reads.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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