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The Reef | [Nora Roberts]

The Reef

The Reef is the story of Tate Beaumont, a beautiful young student of marine archeology - and of Matthew Lassiter, a sea-scarred young man who shares her dream of finding Anguelique's Curse, the jeweled amulet surrounded by legend and said to be long lost at the bottom of the sea.
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Publisher's Summary

The Reef is the story of Tate Beaumont, a beautiful young student of marine archeology - and of Matthew Lassiter, a sea-scarred young man who shares her dream of finding Anguelique's Curse, the jeweled amulet surrounded by legend and said to be long lost at the bottom of the sea.

Forced into a reluctant partnership with Matthew and his uncle, Tate soon learns that her arrogant but attractive fellow diver holds as many secrets as the sea itself. And when the truth emerges about the mysterious death of Matthew's father eight years earlier, desire - and danger - begin to rise to the surface.

True to form, Nora Roberts offers a story of grand passion and gripping adventure, bringing her devoted fans to the hidden undersea world - and to the deepest parts of the human heart.

©2008 Nora Roberts; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"The Reef represents Roberts at the top of her form. Not only does the novel have a passionate, compelling love story at its center, but it is rich with intrigue, suspense, and a full complement of fascinating characters." (Library Journal)

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    Kerri Lake Jackson, TX, USA 08-12-08
    Kerri Lake Jackson, TX, USA 08-12-08
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    "My 1st Nora Roberts book......."

    This was the 1st book I read by Nora Roberts and I was very pleased with it. I couldn't stop listening.....she captures your mind and fills it with her story. What a great ride this was!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Belinda Lisarow, Australia 02-09-11
    Belinda Lisarow, Australia 02-09-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Another Nora great!"

    I've listened to this book three times now and enjoyed it every time. It's a great story and worth adding to your library

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jenny Bauman South Jordan, Utah 09-18-08
    Jenny Bauman South Jordan, Utah 09-18-08 Member Since 2007
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    "A boring cliche, and disappointment"

    I'm usually really easy to please, and not a harsh critic, but I totally couldn't get into this book. I'll admit, this was my first attempt at Nora Roberts. Are all her books this way? I love the genre of adventure / romance, which is why I bought this. But I could NOT latch on to the characters at all, and before I knew it they were already "in love", when I didn't think anything had even begun. It felt like I missed something, but I didn't. The Heroine falls for this guy before there is even any build up or anything desirable about him! Very strange. It made it impossible to feel any connection whatsoever.

    Maybe it is the narration that I didn't like. It's read very very quickly, with no pause between sentences or phrases, as if she were trying to just get through the thing. Also, the accents just lost me.

    I didn't even download the second half of this book. 2 hours in, I give up.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Sunnie71 Oregon 10-02-13
    Sunnie71 Oregon 10-02-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Better When I Read it Myself"
    If you could sum up The Reef in three words, what would they be?

    Fantastic Nora story!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the descriptive scenery and the plot is fun and interesting.


    What didn’t you like about Sandra Burr’s performance?

    Its a bit sing song. I have read this book more than a few times and I love the story. This narrator's voice put it off for me. She would do better with children's books as her voice is a bit lullaby.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Its a great read which is an emotional grabber. The narrator takes away from that a bit.


    Any additional comments?

    Love Nora Roberts, didn't care for the narration on this one. Susan Ericksen is the best. She should do all Nora's books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Virginia 08-04-13
    Amazon Customer Virginia 08-04-13

    Shelly

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    "Sandra Burr is an EXCELLENT Narrator!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Reef to be better than the print version?

    Yes


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

    I enjoy many books narrated by Sandra Burr. But this is one of my favorites.


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

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Houston mom Bellaire, TX, United States 10-25-12
    Houston mom Bellaire, TX, United States 10-25-12 Member Since 2005

    I love witty, fast-paced books that keep you turning the page.

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    "Pulls you in and doesn't let go"

    I loved the way that Tate and Matthew's relationship matured, without the extreme drama of other authors.The story started quickly and kept me looking for excuses to drive the car so I could get back to it. Although there is the ubiquitous murder, it isn't grisly and provides a good foundation to the story. The underlying theme of a treasure hunt provided a great backdrop to the romance and made me remember my youth and hearing about Mel Fisher's exploits. Sandra Burr is always a joy to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    E.D. California 05-03-12
    E.D. California 05-03-12 Member Since 2008

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    "Has some very good points"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    If you are a Nora Roberts fan, you'll like this, but I found some of it predictable. Some very intelligent people, well they are written that way, do some appallingly stupid things. Don't make a group of people so bright if you are going to have them do idiot things as a plot convenience. It irritates. I also get very tired of sociopaths for whom everything goes so magically right that they can get away with anything and everything without fail.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Nora Roberts? Why or why not?

    I have read some, and they have many good points, they are entertaining. They would make good Movie's of the Week.


    What does Sandra Burr bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    Sandra Burr is amazingly talented. Her narrations intrigue and involve me. She does excellent characterizations as well as reading the "story" beautifully. I sometimes search for things she's read because I know they will be good.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    I'd wait till it was on Netflix or TV.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nyoka Brownstown, MI, United States 01-30-12
    Nyoka Brownstown, MI, United States 01-30-12 Member Since 2011

    Nyoka Mullins

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    "wonderful audio book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book held my interest till the end, Love and Suspense, and a truly good ending


    What other book might you compare The Reef to and why?

    Really haven't had any to compare to yet.


    What about Sandra Burr’s performance did you like?

    I thought I knew exactly how it would end, but she put the puzzle together the right way.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    yes, when Tate gave the necklace to matthew.


    Any additional comments?

    If you haven't got the audio book, please do, you won't regret it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lizzy Ocean Grove, Australia 12-19-11
    Lizzy Ocean Grove, Australia 12-19-11
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    "A book by Nora Roberts - say no more"

    Yes, it is a typical Nora Roberts book. Romance, intrigue, mystery, plot twists. In other words an easy and enjoyable listen - except for the narration. I found that the male characters portrayals were a major disappointment. Having said that one does get used to the narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "Not a great one"

    I was just so put off by the narrator, that I had to return this one.

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