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Northern Lights Audiobook

Northern Lights

Lunacy was Nate Burke's last chance. As a Baltimore cop, he'd watched his partner die on the street - and the guilt still haunts him. With nowhere else to go, he accepts the job as chief of police in this tiny, remote Alaskan town. Aside from sorting out a run-in between a couple of motor vehicles and a moose, he finds his first few weeks on the job are relatively quiet. But that's about to change.
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Publisher's Summary

The town of Lunacy, Alaska, was Nate Burke's last chance. As a Baltimore cop, he'd watched his partner die on the street - and the guilt still haunts him. With nowhere else to go, he accepts the job as chief of police in this tiny, remote Alaskan town. Aside from sorting out a run-in between a couple of motor vehicles and a moose, he finds his first few weeks on the job are relatively quiet. But just as he wonders whether this has been all a big mistake, an unexpected kiss on New Year's Eve under the brilliant Northern Lights of the Alaskan sky lifts his spirits and convinces him to stay just a little longer.

Meg Galloway, born and raised in Lunacy, is used to being alone. She was a young girl when her father disappeared, and she has learned to be independent, flying her small plane, living on the outskirts of town with just her huskies for company. After her New Year's kiss with the chief of police, she allows herself to give in to passion - while remaining determined to keep things as simple as possible. But there's something about Nate's sad eyes that gets under her skin and warms her frozen heart.

And now, things in Lunacy are heating up. Years ago, on one of the majestic mountains shadowing the town, a crime occurred that is unsolved to this day - and Nate suspects that a killer still walks the snowy streets. His investigation will unearth the secrets and suspicions that lurk beneath the placid surface, as well as bring out the big-city survival instincts that made him a cop in the first place. And his discovery will threaten the new life - and the new love - that he has finally found for himself.

©2004 Nora Roberts; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"[A] richly textured novel that captures the intimacy of smalltown police work, the prickliness of the pioneer spirit and the paradox of a setting at once intimate and expansive." (Publishers Weekly)
"Roberts's latest hit novel could not be performed better." (AudioFile)

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    Lit Chick 03-18-13
    Lit Chick 03-18-13 Member Since 2011

    Litchick

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    "Another winner!"

    I love Nora Roberts and she didn't disappoint with this one. Romance,suspense,humor and great characters. I love the descriptive way she writes.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer ANAHEIM, CA, United States 03-10-13
    Amazon Customer ANAHEIM, CA, United States 03-10-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Not so good"

    I am not sure what it was about this book that I didn't like. I usually like Nora Roberts but couldn't get into this book. I made it about 1/3 into the book but I need to admit that I did not finish it. Could be good for someone else.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Zach 03-08-13
    Zach 03-08-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Good Love Story"

    This was a good book with a really awesome love story. Has some nice little twist and it keeps you guessing for a while.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Linda 03-04-13
    Linda 03-04-13

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    "Predictable"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who likes linear and shallow romance novels with a dull edge.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Anything NOT by Nora Roberts


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

    No, but I liked his voice. He did a good job. It was the text that riled me.


    What character would you cut from Northern Lights?

    I liked Nate, the one telling the story. It was the cheap stereotypical small town women that I found disgusting. I like most stories about Alaska, fiction or non-fiction. I could have kept listening if not for those slutty women. I don't think Nora did her research. I live in an isolated small town in Wy, and have never met a woman like that here, and per my reading, they aren't in Alaska either. Those kind of women are usually in big cities at cheap corner bars.


    Any additional comments?

    It was a waste of money.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Connie 02-28-13
    Connie 02-28-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Not a Nora Roberts type"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    not worth my time, glad i listen


    What could Nora Roberts have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    get out of the cold and go to the next season. A sequel would be nice because Alaska is so beautiful


    Which character – as performed by Gary Littman – was your favorite?

    none


    Do you think Northern Lights needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    great in another season

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN, United States 02-19-13
    Sarah SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN, United States 02-19-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Enjoyable"
    Would you listen to Northern Lights again? Why?

    Yes...it is a good story and I like the characters. Nora Roberts really makes them come alive.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Northern Lights?

    Hmmm...I would say the mountian side rescue...very exciting and it really started the story moving from there.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I don't know...wasn't a huge fan of how he read the story. Once I got past the first few chapters it got better but in the beginning it was an adjustment.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes...


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    Monica 01-28-13
    Monica 01-28-13
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    "Nora Roberts Fan Now!"

    This is the first book I read by Nora Roberts. I found myself sad after it was over. I did not want the story to end. This book keeps you guessing. It could have been much longer if it went into more detail about the characters, but it was still a great read.

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    Amazon Customer Meriden, CT USA 01-28-13
    Amazon Customer Meriden, CT USA 01-28-13
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    "Dull narration detracted from a good story"

    I didn't realize when I purchased this audiobook that I had read the book years ago. Normally that would not stop me from listening --- in this case it is a GREAT story, Nora Roberts does a terrific job of bringing all the characters of this small Alaskan town to life .. and Alaska herself is a beautiful character in the book. Unfortunately for me, the narration was downright dull. It lacked inflection when needed, it did nothing to honor the personalities of the characters .. about 1/3 of the way in, I decided to contact Audible for a refund.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sandy Orlando, FL 01-23-13
    Sandy Orlando, FL 01-23-13 Member Since 2012
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    "It kept my interest and was a great story"

    I wasn't sure about a Nora Roberts story. I like Mysteries and Thrillers but this was a good love story with a mystery of who done it and it kept my interest. The narrator was fantastic and really made the Story even better. I would recommend this one to take your mind away to Alaska.

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    Marcy 01-21-13
    Marcy 01-21-13 Member Since 2008
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    "I was transported to Alaska"

    A good listen and captivating story. The rural characters were well described. The reader has a sexy voice.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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