Regular price: $34.99

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling novelist Nora Roberts captivates millions of fans with her provocative blend of scorching passion and chilling suspense. With Carnal Innocence, she creates a gripping tale of murder, infatuation, and true love in a small southern town. After beautiful concert violinist Caroline Waverly breaks up with her conductor and lover Luis, she escapes to her late grandmother’s home in Innocence, Mississippi. Instead of peace and tranquility, however, she finds the town torn with suspicion over two brutal murders. When she discovers a third victim in the murky waters behind her house, she turns to her dangerously handsome neighbor, Tucker Longstreet, for protection. But Tucker has a reputation for breaking hearts - even worse, the police count him their number one suspect.

You’ll want to lean back in your easy chair and let Nora Robert’s steamy prose and Tom Stechschulte’s stirring interpretation transport you to Innocence where the nights are filled with promise and secrets are hard to keep.

©1991 Nora Roberts (P)1999 Recorded Books, LLC

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.3 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    1,392
  • 4 Stars
    817
  • 3 Stars
    324
  • 2 Stars
    69
  • 1 Stars
    68

Performance

  • 4.4 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    1,386
  • 4 Stars
    644
  • 3 Stars
    233
  • 2 Stars
    57
  • 1 Stars
    47

Story

  • 4.3 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    1,285
  • 4 Stars
    676
  • 3 Stars
    299
  • 2 Stars
    61
  • 1 Stars
    48
Sort by:
  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Love, murder and suspense.

This was a great book. It kept you guessing the entire time. With a mixture of love and suspense it was hard to put down(or turn off).



  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Disgusting language

I've suffered through my LAST Nora Roberts book!
I've never been so put off by a book before. Apparently Ms Roberts lost command of the English language and could only come up with "G-D" to express herself. Or perhaps she thinks that's all Southern men know how to say? I won't be wasting my cash on her trash again.

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

5 Stars Yes!

Where does Carnal Innocence rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 5! I had just listened to The Witness and thought no way can I find another as good. Totally different books with totally different narrators and both excellent audibles. I was so thrilled with Tom Stechschulte's performance.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I adored all of the characters. Tucker has to be my favorite with his smooth, deep voice going on the way he did. They all did and even the old towns people. Just a joy to hear each of them.

What does Tom Stechschulte bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Tom Stechschulte brought this audible to life with every character that I felt I was right there. What fun it would have been to mingle with all those people aside from the murders. I had to stop, turn off my headphones and scream then jump up and down before I could finish the ending. I thought I had it figured out a few times but I sure did not!

If you could take any character from Carnal Innocence out to dinner, who would it be and why?

It would be a long table with so many sitting there and I know I would laugh all night long just hearing their stories.

Any additional comments?

Thanks so much this one has me in search for more!

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Perfect for a long car ride<br />

Perfect for long car rides especially when even xm radio signal is spotty. Couldn't stop listening even when I got home!

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Waiting on the movie!!!

Would you listen to Carnal Innocence again? Why?

I would listen to this book again after some time has passed so I could be surprised by some of the events again.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Tucker, because he was so smooth and easy going. Even when he was upset he was still cool.

What about Tom Stechschulte’s performance did you like?

His southern drawl really pulled you into the story.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The acceptance and compassion that was showed by Tucker towards the little boy.

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

loved this book!

this was a great book. could hardly put it down. ending was shocking. Tucker is a great character.

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • qcathy
  • Queensland Australia
  • 09-25-15

most enjoyable

this book was really enjoyable...good sort, well written - of course. the narator was fantastic!

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

ENCHANTING- SUSPENSE - AMUZI G

The narration is the best I ever listen and enjoyed. Mr Stechshulte is remarkable identifying each character. I am in love with Tucker! The story line is one of the best I listen to in a long time. I couldn't stop listening. You will love the southern manner and characters.

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Very good

I laughed so much for a romantic murder mystery. The killer was a complete surprise to me and I usually figure it out by the middle of the story.

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • GLR
  • Faribault, MN
  • 09-22-15

Wow!

I picked this one up on sale. I figured Nora Roberts is a sure bet, and she did not disappoint. I loved the narrator, he did a smooth southern drawl and created the appeal of the hero. His female voices were ok too. The story was kind of long, but well worth it for the surprise ending. Definitely an exciting read! I would recommend it.