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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".

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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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    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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    Hall2610 06-02-15
    Hall2610 06-02-15
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    "love Nora Roberts another great book"

    love it glad I had purchased it as a audible cause it was definitely unable to but it down. I started listening to it on a 2 hour road trip. however once I got home I was unable to turn it off. kept it going until it was time to sit down for dinner. if you haven't read you must get it!!!!!

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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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    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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    "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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