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Midnight Bayou Audiobook

Midnight Bayou

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Publisher's Summary

Declan Fitzgerald had always been the family maverick, but even he couldn't understand his impulse to buy a dilapidated mansion on the outskirts of New Orleans. All he knew was that ever since he saw Manet Hall, he'd been enchanted - and obsessed - with it. So when the opportunity to buy the house comes up Declan jumps at the chance to live out a dream.

Determined to restore Manet Hall to its former splendor, Declan begins the daunting renovation room by room, relying on his own labor and skills. But the days spent in total isolation in the empty house take a toll. He is seeing visions of days from a century past, and experiencing sensations of terror and nearly unbearable grief - sensations not his own, but those of a stranger. Local legend has it that the house is haunted, and with every passing day Declan's belief in the ghostly presence grows.

Only the companionship of the alluring Angelina Simone can distract him from the mysterious happenings in the house, but Angelina too has her own surprising connection to Manet Hall - a connection that will help Declan uncover a secret that's been buried for a hundred years.

©2004 Nora Roberts; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"Narrator James Daniels depicts this romantic, suspenseful ghost story with finesse, switching Cajun accents as he navigates between Declan Fitzgerald and the restoration of Manet Hall in 2002, to betrayal, rape, and murder in the early 1900s." (AudioFile)
"To add to the pleasure, tastefully choreographed, highly erotic lovemaking scenes are seamlessly woven into a novel that exemplifies storytelling at its finest." (Booklist)

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    Ellen Chesterton, IN, United States 03-10-14
    Ellen Chesterton, IN, United States 03-10-14 Member Since 2008

    I'm a bibliophile since early childhood. Love speculative fiction, odd premises, mystery novels that teach about different places and times.

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    "Overdone romance"

    I will confess to a prejudice against romances. But this one is particularly inane. The male lead thinks like a girl, responds to stimulus like a girl and is unrecognizable as a man. Although you can't miss that he's supposed to be one. And the ghost line is over obvious. I should have known better.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly Indianapolis, IN, United States 01-17-14
    Kimberly Indianapolis, IN, United States 01-17-14 Member Since 2016

    I enjoy historical, paranormal, and contemporary romance. Also steampunk, sci-fi, fantasy, suspense, and fiction. I'm open to about anything

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    "A pretty typical Nora Roberts"

    Setting: Contemporary (published 2001)
    Genre: romantic mystery with a side of paranormal.
    Narration: I generally don't care for books with more than one narrator, but James Daniels and Sandra Burr did a nice job.
    The plot was simple. A typical NR speed book. The characters were interesting, though I would have liked more detailed backstory for both of the protagonists. I do love that twist at the end.
    Worth the credit? Wait for a BOGO or some other sale.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Ruth Spencer 01-27-09 Listener Since 2009
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    "Midnight Bayou"

    This has always been one of my favorite Nora Roberts books. I like the way the book is narrated,as well. It is just a lovely story to "get lost" in. Enjoy!!

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    "My favorite Nora Roberts book"

    I have to admit, although I love all of her books, this was by far my favorite. It is set in New Orleans, in both present and past tense, and tells a love story that spans over a century.
    It is about a love so strong that despite their separation, through murder, they reunite through a haunted house and reincarnation. I think you will love it!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Judy Champaign, IL, United States 04-08-09
    Judy Champaign, IL, United States 04-08-09 Member Since 2016

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    "Not my "cup of tea""

    I usually love Nora Robert's novels, but I found the paranormal element of this story a bit creepy. Couldn't even finish it.

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    Traci Wheeler 09-19-16
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    "Midnight Bayou"

    I loved it! Great story and 2 fantastic narrators. I will have to listen again!!

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    "what a great story I really enjoyed it."

    it was great and I enjoyed it thoroughly. can't wait to start another. they voiced the characters well

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    "I greatly enjoy this story"

    I really enjoy this story specially the flash backs it really let's you see both time periods.

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    Shai FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, United States 05-07-16
    Shai FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, United States 05-07-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Had me at the Prologue!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Midnight Bayou to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read Midnight Bayou, so I can't say if the audio edition is better.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Declan was my favorite character because he was witty. His prevalent quips made me laugh quite a bit.


    What about James Daniels and Sandra Burr ’s performance did you like?

    They both performed very well; their opposing gender voices sounded realistic and strong.


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

    You thought you killed me...us, but WE never died!


    Any additional comments?

    Nora Roberts has done it again!

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    Moon power 03-12-16
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    "Excellent!!"

    Very well done!
    Enjoyed every moment!
    Voices and narration matched the characters perfectly.
    So much better than the movie.

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