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Eclipse Bay: Eclipse Bay Series, Book 1 | [Jayne Ann Krentz]

Eclipse Bay: Eclipse Bay Series, Book 1

Eclipse Bay has grown and flourished on the rugged Oregon coast, where the shore can be rocky and forbidding, full of sharp cliffs and hidden coves. But this small town is also filled with secrets as treacherous as the landscape - and rivalries as fierce as an ocean storm.... Their grandfathers hated each other. Their fathers hated each other.And as the next generation of Hartes and Madisons, Hannah and Rafe are expected to hate each other too. But Hannah Harte - a successful wedding consultant with a skeptical view of marriage - remembers the long-ago night on the beach....
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Eclipse Bay has grown and flourished on the rugged Oregon coast, where the shore can be rocky and forbidding, full of sharp cliffs and hidden coves. But this small town is also filled with secrets as treacherous as the landscape - and rivalries as fierce as an ocean storm....

Their grandfathers hated each other. Their fathers hated each other. And as the next generation of Hartes and Madisons, Hannah and Rafe are expected to hate each other too. But Hannah Harte - a successful wedding consultant with a skeptical view of marriage - remembers the long-ago night on the beach that revealed Rafe as much more than just "that disreputable Madison boy". And Rafe remembers the heroic gesture that proved Hannah's fierce spirit was stronger than any feud - and saved him from near-certain imprisonment.

Now - reunited by a surprising inheritance after years of living their separate lives - Rafe and Hannah return to Eclipse Bay, and the hostilities that still divide, and bind, their families. And they are discovering something that is at once delightful and deeply disturbing: they don't hate each other. Not at all....

Pay another visit to Eclipse Bay.

©2002 Jayne Ann Krentz (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    SIMARA Bayamon, Puerto Rico 02-15-12
    SIMARA Bayamon, Puerto Rico 02-15-12 Member Since 2011

    I love books! Audiobooks take stories to the next level. I'm obsessed with Audible and will try to rate all of my books. Happy Listening! ;)

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    "I was surprised to like this book so much!"

    This is the story of Hannah and Rafe. Their families hated each other and they continued the tradition. They inherit a property together and they discover that they don't hate each other after all. There are many twist and turns on this story and lots of suspense. I could never figure out who the bad guy who was trying to harm Hanna was. I couldn't stop listening to this story and I finished it in 3 days. Usually it takes me about a week.

    The narrator did a good job with this story and I look forward to listening to the next book in this series and more books narrated by Joyce Bean.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Mon United States 05-24-12
    Mon United States 05-24-12 Member Since 2010

    12 step program please. I am addicted to Audible! I love trashy sexy books, award winning novels and everything between. Bring it!

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    "Alright"

    So I was looking for a distraction and this book provided just that. It is a nice listen, nothing too heavy, and even has a light crime mystery angle. The romantic development was nice, not a bodice riper.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Alberta Girl Canada 11-27-12
    Alberta Girl Canada 11-27-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Couldn't feel it"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Maybe a different narrator, but I couldn't get into it.


    Has Eclipse Bay turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, but I've been a member for 2 years and this is only the second book I couldn't finish.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Joyce Bean’s performances?

    Don't know.


    What character would you cut from Eclipse Bay?

    Hannah. But I think it was the narrator. Her voice reminded me of the blonde bimbo on Liar Liar.


    Any additional comments?

    I just could get into it. I didn't feel the passion.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela Avon Lake, Ohio, United States 03-17-12
    Pamela Avon Lake, Ohio, United States 03-17-12 Member Since 2011
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    "What a waste of time"

    This predictable story with emotionally stunted characters was a great disappointment. I hoped to like it as I know the Oregon coast well, but the locale plays a minimal role in the story. The "mystery" is transparent and relies on far fetched circumstances to reach resolution.

    The two primary characters are frustratingly immature. Their romance is utterly unbelievable. Hannah is selfish, bossy, prissy and obsessed with what other people think. Rafe is the troubled grandson of the local rake who fell for Hannah 8 years ago after a chance encounter. My sister once described someone she met as being so shallow, she could walk through their soul and never get her ankles wet. I think she was talking about Hannah and Rafe.

    Grandpa Mitchell's usual exclamation is "well shoot and damn." If you find that a likely expression for a salty old rogue, you may find this book credible.

    Honestly, except for a couple of brief, laughable sex scenes, I would guess this was written for young adults. Poorly written for young adults. I have not read any Harlequin Romances, but this book is exactly what I would expect from that publisher.

    The narrator was OK, but unfortunately did not have much to work with.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nicole A. Gulley Oak Park, MI USA 01-04-13
    Nicole A. Gulley Oak Park, MI USA 01-04-13
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    "Good, Short Listen"
    If you could sum up Eclipse Bay in three words, what would they be?

    Good and short.


    If you’ve listened to books by Jayne Ann Krentz before, how does this one compare?

    I liked the Arcane Society Series better.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I thought he was fine.


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

    A tangled web of deception


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Natalie Purcellville, VA, United States 03-25-12
    Natalie Purcellville, VA, United States 03-25-12 Member Since 2011

    Addicted Audiofile!

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    "Terrible narration, boring story line."

    I was having a hard time staying awake through the first book and only made it half way through the second download. Painful narration and boring story line. Sadly, would not recommend.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    JLS SEARCY, AR, United States 02-19-12
    JLS SEARCY, AR, United States 02-19-12 Member Since 2011

    JL

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    "Maybe the story was all right -I wouldn't know"
    What disappointed you about Eclipse Bay?

    I simply could NOT listen to this book. The narration was absolutely horrendous.


    What was most disappointing about Jayne Ann Krentz’s story?

    To be honest... I did not get very far into this reading and cannot rate the story. Had I been able to submit this review without doing so, I would have, but this review process required that all three sections be filled in before I could comment and submit.


    What didn’t you like about Joyce Bean’s performance?

    Her attempts to alter her voice for the two primary characters were terrible. The male sounded like an 80-year-old woman who had smoked her whole life and the female sounded petulant. Neither character came across as remotely attractive -a necessary quality in any romance novel.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Eclipse Bay?

    N/A


    Any additional comments?

    Avoid this narrator at all costs -or at least this book as performed by her.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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