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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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    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.

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

    Jodiod

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Anon 06-23-14
    Anon 06-23-14 Member Since 2015

    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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    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!

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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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    Tracie 05-28-14
    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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