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Shades of Twilight Audiobook

Shades of Twilight

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Publisher's Summary

Dear listener,

Shades of Twilight is the story of Roanna Davenport, who grows up in a wealthy southern family but never quite fits in. She isn't pretty or popular, and she has a real talent for saying the wrong thing at precisely the wrong moment. She's in love with a distant cousin, Webb Tallant. But Webb marries their cousin Jessie, the bane of Roanna's life. When Jessie is found murdered, Webb is blamed for her death, even though there isn't enough evidence to charge him. Webb leaves town, and Roanna is left to pick up the pieces.

All of her life, Roanna has tried to win the love of her grandmother, of Webb, and of her extended family - and every time she's been slapped down. She's had enough. Roanna withdraws from the family, and that's when her grandmother, Lucinda, realizes how very important this misfit is to all of them. Lucinda tries to make amends to Roanna by setting in motion a chain of events that brings Webb back home. But the plan disturbs a killer who is set on vengeance - and this time, the whole family seems to be the target.

I hope you enjoy Shades of Twilight.

Sincerely,
Linda Howard

©2009 Linda Howard; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    tojomill United States 08-19-10
    tojomill United States 08-19-10 Member Since 2010

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    "Creepy"

    Could not get past the father-daughter sex scene. It was too creepy. Will not purchase another novel by Linda Howard.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Iris Pereyra 04-24-12

    Addicted to books, but especially to audiobooks!

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    "Story a little bit too incestuous for me!!!"

    I've a few of Linda Howard's books in my audio library (After the Night, Kill & Tell) and for the most part, I have really enjoyed her writing style. She brings a good balance between, action, mystery & romance to her novels. The romance aspect of the book is typically well done with a level of sensuality but in good taste.
    I have to say thought, that I found Shades of Twilight's description of incestuous relationships very disturbing to say the least. The author didn't do a good at describing those relationships in a more critical light, but rather they are presented to the reader as almost normal and acceptable.
    Ms. Howard is a great writer and she always does a good job at transporting you to the time & place where her characters are located but this one is by far my least favorite of her books.
    Natalie Ross has become one of my favorites narrators, she brings the right level of emotion to the story without overacting. She also is one of the few female narrators that has a perfect pitch to handle both male & female voices (Let's face it; some female narrators sound very creepy when doing male voices!!)
    If you are a fan of Linda Howard, you'll probably enjoy this book. If this if your Linda Howard book, I suggest you start with something a little lighter than this...Cheers and happy reading!!!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Somewhere in Idaho 09-28-16
    Amazon Customer Somewhere in Idaho 09-28-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Incestuous"

    If it weren't for the relations between 1st cousins and father/daughter, I would consider this a top-rate story.

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    EMMY 08-19-16
    EMMY 08-19-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Shades of Twilight"

    Terrific story with lots of plot twists and turns. The narrator was fabulous in giving each character a distinct voice and that gave such depth to the story. One of the best narrators I have heard.

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    Kindle Customer Indian Trail,N.C. 06-30-16
    Kindle Customer Indian Trail,N.C. 06-30-16

    Dickens mom

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    "Really can't decide...."

    I bought this book a few years before purchasing the Audible recording. This is about the fourth time I've listened to it. I can't decide if my FAVORITE book of Linda Howard is Now You See Her,Shades of Twilight,Son of the Morning,or Dream Man.....but,then there's Heart Breaker,Diamond Bay,Mackenzie's Mountain,Duncan's Bride,and on,and on and on.....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Shades of Twilight"

    I read the reviews of this book before purchasing it. Several of the reviews said this had book was one of Linda Howard ' s best and that there was humor in the story along with a great story. I disagree ! This story was sad almost a dark storyline.With very little humor. I was surprised at the "who dunnit ", though.
    I enjoyed "Mr. Perfect", "Open Season","All the Queens Men", and the Blair Malory books (2). These books had me laughing out loud and had a great story/plot. I just started listening to Linda Howard ' s books a month ago. I'm also a Huge fan of Julie Garwood ' s books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    HervesVuin 10-31-15
    HervesVuin 10-31-15 Member Since 2012

    I am 45 years old, married 25 years next June to my wonderful husband, and the proud mother of two boys.

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    "Shades of Twilight Linda Howard at her best!"

    This is easily one of my favorite book of her's. The story had a wonderful plot, with characters that easily become friends the more often you read it. 💔💞👌👏👏👏👏👏

    Thank you, Linda!!! Xoxo

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John groton, MA, USA 12-13-14
    John groton, MA, USA 12-13-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Loathsome lead characters,"
    What would have made Shades of Twilight better?

    I can't say, I am not a writer; however, it would have been better knowing before hand that this particular novel was written during the author's misogynistic period.


    What was most disappointing about Linda Howard’s story?

    I want to like the characters that I'm supposed to like. So I was disappointed to find that I really, really disliked the characters that I'm supposed to like.


    What aspect of Natalie Ross’s performance would you have changed?

    Nothing, Natalie Ross did her typical exceptional job. She simply had nothing to work with.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Cheated


    Any additional comments?

    I wish Nora Roberts had written more novels.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 06-28-14
    Karen 06-28-14

    Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.

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    "Hot listen"

    this is one of my all time faves and I have re listen many times. N.R. and our hero are just plain steamy. Do not miss this one or After the Night by this author. Enjoy as I have.

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    A. Renea SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 11-26-13
    A. Renea SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 11-26-13 Member Since 2013

    I have a real crazy in love relationship with books!!!

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    "So I liked it, but I'm pretty creeped out...."

    So here's what matters. The narration was superb! I have just added Natalie Ross to my fav list. She is easily in my top 10. I think it had a good storyline (in general).

    What I didn't like? Yes, as everyone else has said the incest was creepier than a haunted house. There are just some things that I am not used to (thank goodness), do not want to get used to, and don't even want to think about...and incest is right up on the top of that list. I mean creepy...

    And not that I'm trying to continuously tell you how much I am frazzled by that (which is obvious), but whats up with the whole cousin thing? Um 2nd cousins are not distant cousins. Geesh 2nd cousins come over for dinner and not just on holidays. I mean who lives with cousins their whole lives... only to grow up and sleep with them? This could not be normal.

    With that being said, I don't understand why the main character couldn't have been like a God-daughter who was adopted by the family and just grew up with the other kids. I mean did they really have to be cousins though? I mean in my eyes you are only distant cousins when you can't exactly pinpoint how you are related lol.

    OK so back to the story. I really liked Webb. I thought he was interesting, firm but kind hearted, and masculine. I liked Roanna too but geesh she was a bit obsessed with Webb. I mean who harbors that type of obsession over a span of 20 years??

    I think it had a good storyline (in general) and I really enjoyed this read. Shocking I know, but seriously if incest was taken out of the picture I would have rated this book a 5 and loved it. Even still I recommend it. And to top it off I did learn something from this book...I could never be a private investigator because not once could I correctly guess who the real killer was.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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