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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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    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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    "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 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tessie T 06-23-14
    Tessie T 06-23-14 Member Since 2014

    My name is Tessie. I'm a married, twenty-something bookworm who loves her kindle, her husband, and hot tea. ✝ Festina Lente.

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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 2015
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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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    Deeadra PACE, FL, United States 06-02-14
    Deeadra PACE, FL, United States 06-02-14 Member Since 2012

    Love audio books. Hate bad narrators.

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    "SPOILER!!! Why so mean & nasty?"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone used to mean, nasty and verbally abusive men.


    Has The Return of Rafe MacKade turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I haven't decided. I might do one more from the series but if the Jared is as mean as Rafe, I'm moving on.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I didn't dislike the narrator. I didn't particularly care for the voice of Rafe and his brother, Devin the Sheriff.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Return of Rafe MacKade?

    Just about all the scenes which included Rafe.


    Any additional comments?

    I couldn't stand Rafe. I found him to be very mean and bitter towards life in general and the story gave no real reason why he was that way. I found him to be almost as bad as the wife beater in the story; the only difference is Rafe used words, not fists. I pretty much found him repulsive. He is like this literally until the last five minutes of the book. I did however like the "ghost" parts but then again, there was no real conclusion to this either.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Tracie 05-28-14
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    "voice reminded me of John Wayne"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The story was good, I couldn't get past the voice.


    Would you recommend The Return of Rafe MacKade to your friends? Why or why not?

    The voice.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Luke Daniels?

    No, his version of a woman's voice is just strange.


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

    Yes.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra R. Marcil 05-28-14 Member Since 2010

    Say something about yourself!

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

    Yes, going to listen to all four brothers stories. Some of my favorite books are Nora Roberts books. Witness, Montana Skies, The Search.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Luke Daniels?

    Luke Daniels does a decent job narrating, he is reliable, so I have listened to many books he has narrated.


    Any additional comments?

    Laughed out loud several times, and altho the story was somewhat predictable.... I enjoyed listening and downloaded the other MacKade books.

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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 05-19-14
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 05-19-14 Member Since 2015

    I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again

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    "A SHORT BUT VERY SWEET ROMANCE WITH GHOSTS TOO"

    From a family of four handsome, sexy, charismatic Alpha brothers bad boy Rafe is back in his hometown after 10 years absence during which time he made a successful house restoration business. But there was one house that's haunted him over the years, a grand, derelict and haunted house on the edge of town and he's just bought it with visions of restoring it to it's former historical glory and making it into a B & B. However, he needs the help of Regan's Antique Business, her knowledge and natural flair to make his vision come to life but the strong willed, independent, talented beauty, together with their mutual attraction, soon captures his imagination along with his heart too.

    A very sweet contemporary romance with a sad and tragic Civil War ghost story running through it and there's a bit of angst, an abused wife with 2 shy children and her aggressive husband sub plot and a love story that was funny, light with witty banter and sensual but mild sex scenes. As with all Nora Robert's books, you're guaranteed richly described vivid scenes and loveable characters that soon draw you into their lives as you witness their hopes, dreams and desires slowly being fulfilled. You really feel the dynamics and love between all the brothers which enriches this listen.

    Worth a credit? It was a very enjoyable, entertaining light listen that was short, sweet and cost under $5, so at that price there was no need to use a credit.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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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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    Michael Coverson 06-24-14
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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 1 people found this review helpful

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