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The Return of Rafe MacKade Audiobook

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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    "Great, Hot Characters!"
    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.


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    Coooper Wasilla, AK, United States 08-12-14
    Coooper Wasilla, AK, United States 08-12-14 Member Since 2016
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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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    Beth 01-24-16
    Beth 01-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "The return of Raff Macade."

    It was not her best book. others were better. The reading was done the best.

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    Lonnie C. Pogue San Diego, CA USA 01-19-16
    Lonnie C. Pogue San Diego, CA USA 01-19-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Who wrote this from Nora's formula?"
    What could Nora Roberts have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Try making it more plausible.


    What didn’t you like about Luke Daniels’s performance?

    I think you can be a rugged guy without sounding like a thug


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    jodiod Bay area ca 12-02-15
    jodiod Bay area ca 12-02-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Enjoyable"

    Loved the interaction between the brothers. It makes the whole series. Plus the couple have great chemistry.

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    Line 11-27-15
    Line 11-27-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Over narrated"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Story is good. But no I would not.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Return of Rafe MacKade?

    The chilling ghosts


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Luke Daniels?

    I dont know but for sure not him. It was not good. To much violence in his voice.


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

    I dont know.


    Any additional comments?

    Story is good not NR's best but the caracters are great. Sadly the narator did a poor job of it.

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    Cam Las Vegas, NV, United States 06-15-15
    Cam Las Vegas, NV, United States 06-15-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Simple plot but intriguing!!!"

    Great short story and boy do I like the Mackades even though they are a bit primitive with the need for physical fighting. Definitely a nice listen and unlike the negative feedback by others feedback regarding the narrator, I actually thought he was good. Well worth the read.

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    STEF 06-14-15
    STEF 06-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story.. worst narrator ever"

    This was a great book to read but very hard to listen to ! The narrator was awful especially trying to sound like a women. Was going to listen to entire series but not so sure now with them having same narrator.

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    5/4/15
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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


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