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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 2013
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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.


    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 2009
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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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    curiousbuyer111 07-04-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Cant finish it"
    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 1 people found this review helpful
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    TC Pelletier 06-20-14 Member Since 2005
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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 4 people found this review helpful
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    Peggy Reno 12-18-14
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    "Couldn't finish it."
    Any additional comments?

    The male protagonist was completely worthless. There was no possibility of empathy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anne 11-10-14
    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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    Michael Coverson 06-24-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved the Book...Not My Favorite Narrator"
    Would you listen to The Return of Rafe MacKade again? Why?

    I would listen to this book again if read by a different narrator. I feel that the tone the narrator used for Rafe's voice gave the character a smarmy and rude vibe. Apparently, this has given other readers cause to call Rafe mean and nasty; I don't think the author intended this to be the case.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Luke Daniels?

    I would like to continue the MacKade series; I love the story but hesitate because of Luke Daniels' overly done "voices".


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tessie T 06-23-14
    Tessie T 06-23-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Enjoyable"
    Would you listen to The Return of Rafe MacKade again? Why?

    I enjoyed the narrator's characters and his voice was different than the usual narrators you hear.


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

    The ending was good. Sort of funny.


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

    Rafe as a character was annoying and lovable at the same time.


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

    It is just a typical romance novel. No extreme reactions.


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyable book. Can't wait to read the next one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    hotticket 06-10-14
    hotticket 06-10-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Love Nora Roberts but this one needed more"
    What did you like best about The Return of Rafe MacKade? What did you like least?

    Typical Nora Roberts Story. Like the Brother concept. Did to like the rough voice for violence.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Nora never lets the wedding happen or carries it beyond that..not sure why.


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

    Rafe


    Could you see The Return of Rafe MacKade being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Not yet..Need to finish the story. The first book did not develop the ghost enough.


    Any additional comments?

    I have listened to most of her books on Audible. I felt this one is less for her.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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