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The Return of Rafe MacKade: The MacKade Brothers, Book 1 | [Nora Roberts]

The Return of Rafe MacKade: The MacKade Brothers, Book 1

Ten years after disappearing from Antietam, Maryland, the bad boy has come home. Cleaned up and successful now - though still dangerously good-looking - Rafe MacKade sets the town on fire…and tongues wagging. Not even lovely newcomer Regan Bishop is immune to his charms. Though Regan claims to not want to get involved with a rebel, Rafe's pretty sure that her reaction to their sizzling kisses suggests otherwise.
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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Nora Roberts returns with the classic tales of the MacKade brothers - their rebellions, their passions, and their loves.

Ten years after disappearing from Antietam, Maryland, the bad boy has come home. Cleaned up and successful now - though still dangerously good-looking - Rafe MacKade sets the town on fire…and tongues wagging. Not even lovely newcomer Regan Bishop is immune to his charms. Though Regan claims to not want to get involved with a rebel, Rafe's pretty sure that her reaction to their sizzling kisses suggests otherwise.

©1995 Nora Roberts (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, Inc., all rights reserved

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    Lit Chick 05-31-14
    Lit Chick 05-31-14 Member Since 2011

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    "Loved this!"

    I'm a HUGE Roberts/Robb fan. This was one of the best. Short, sexy, fabulous.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Hilary Honolulu, HI, United States 05-08-14
    Hilary Honolulu, HI, United States 05-08-14 Member Since 2014
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    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Reagan. She stood up to the overly Macho men.


    Which character – as performed by Luke Daniels – was your favorite?

    Ed. He did Ed really well. I kind of wish there had been more scenes with her.


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

    no extreme reactions.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Coooper Wasilla, AK, United States 08-12-14
    Coooper Wasilla, AK, United States 08-12-14 Member Since 2015
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    "GETTING TO KNOW THE MACKADE'S"

    I enjoyed getting to know the MacKade brothers, their ghosts and the battle of Antietam. I am somewhat of a history buff and knew nothing about this northern most battle. The brothers' stories which incorporate the battle make me want to take a vacation.

    Rafe's story was great as was Regan's "intrusion" into it. Now that we've met the brothers, can't wait to hear how their lives are changed by a "good woman".

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    TC Pelletier 06-20-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Narrators can make or break a story"
    Would you try another book from Nora Roberts and/or Luke Daniels?

    I have several audios by Nora Roberts, but I won't listen to anything else by Luke Daniels again, unless it's a gumshoe mystery or a western.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    His voice for Rafe sounded like Clint Eastwood, it just did not work for the story. I have this book in Kindle form and enjoy it. I can't listen to this guy with a straight face, his narration ruins the story.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't let the audio steer you away from the print version of this series. The books are fun, but this narrator is the wrong choice for these books.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Mellissa P. 04-25-15
    Mellissa P. 04-25-15

    I'm a 38 year old Army Wife. My favorite authors are N. Roberts, Feehan, L. K. Hamilton, J. Garwood, S. Kenyon and D. Koontz.

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    "Laughable Narration"

    I've read this story several times and though it's not on my top ten list of her books, I enjoy the simplicity of the plot. I decided to download the audible version because of the price and to keep my hands free. I'm starting to wonder if they audition narrators because this guy barely even did the men's voices justice and the way he did the women was a joke. I will say that due to his lack of talent with the female voices it turned the book into less of a romance and put it into the comedy genre. If you want a laugh download it, otherwise don't waste your money.

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    Susan A, Currie 03-29-15
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    "Narration Lacking"

    The story is predictable and might have been entertaining with a different narrator. Mr. Daniels read this love story like it was a western.

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    Veda 02-17-15
    Veda 02-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Sensational read. Love Nora Roberts."

    This was a great read. Can't wait to get the other two MacKade books.

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    Peggy Reno 12-18-14
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    "Couldn't finish it."
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    The male protagonist was completely worthless. There was no possibility of empathy.

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    Anne 11-10-14
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    If you could sum up The Return of Rafe MacKade in three words, what would they be?

    Fun Good Listen


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

    Yes, as good as the others.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed all four of these books. The characters were fun and believable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 07-04-14 Member Since 2014
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    What would have made The Return of Rafe MacKade better?

    If I wanted to hear John Wayne the entire time...I would watch a western. I really like Nora Roberts stories but I have realized after being a member for only a short time, that the performance could really kill the story, I just think the voice is really annoying. I will be sure to read the reviews on the performance the next time I purchase a book.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "Nice chilled out read."
    Would you listen to The Return of Rafe MacKade again? Why?

    After loving Nora Robets Inn Boomsbury series, I decided to try this set, and I've just downloaded the second book. As I did wnjoy it, It was a bit short really and very predictable but a good chill out read, with great characters, all the brothers, read it in a day and liked the brothers wanted to know what happened to all the brothers so will read the series. Enjoyable if you want a easy read.


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  • Tina H
    1/18/15
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    "Great story,"
    What did you like most about The Return of Rafe MacKade?

    A classic Nora Roberts book. Part of a series, so it is good to hear how the family is developing.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rafe MaKade


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The one in the woods between Rafe and the 9 year old Brian in which Rafe tells Brian he wants to marry his mum and make him his son.


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

    I might, but I listen in the car to and from work and I have no long trips planned


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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