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Carnal Innocence Audiobook

Carnal Innocence

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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

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    Melanie SPRINGFIELD, MO, United States 06-09-16
    Melanie SPRINGFIELD, MO, United States 06-09-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Classic Nora Roberts"

    Engaging characters. Excellent narration. Good story with a typical-of-the-genre plot, but compelling mystery. The audible version is excellent with listening time about 14 hours. It goes fast, even with the slow, southern cadence of the voices. It's an older book so some things are a little dated but nothing that detracts from the enjoyment of the story.

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    pam 06-04-16
    pam 06-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "You will not guess who...."

    Carnal innocence is slightly out of our time frame but it is a good story having been written in the 90s. The best thing about this story is that you will not guess who the perpetrator is. It's a great twist. The narrator needs some work on his southern accent but overall a good listen.

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    Amazon Customer Silver Spring, MD 06-03-16
    Amazon Customer Silver Spring, MD 06-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Murder in the Mississippi"

    Kept you guessing. Loved the characters and could really relate to the laid back South.

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    "Suspenseful and very intriguing. "

    This book was well written. Caroline and Tucker ' complement each other. I enjoyed the suspense and the end was unexpected. This is a definite must read.

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    me Mobile, AL, United States 05-16-16
    me Mobile, AL, United States 05-16-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Recommended for a good read!"

    Love Nora Roberts. Her stories are always complex and well written. They keep the reader interested, entertained and anxious to see how the story will end. The characters are also very well written and draw the reader in. This one is a particularly good one.

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    Waggs3228 State College PA 05-07-16
    Waggs3228 State College PA 05-07-16 Member Since 2013
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    "great book"

    Nora Roberts has done it again. Left me sitting in my driveway listening to next suspenseful chapter. The narrations are wonderful and help to project the suspense

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    Leonne Sherr 05-04-16
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    "I had it wrong till the reveal!"

    The story is set in the south and full of all of those Rich historical southern cultural issues and beauties. Listening to somebody deliver the racial ugliness with strong accents and ugliness was actually kind of frightening and disturbing I'm not sure I like to listening to that part but maybe that's what made the book so good

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    LisaG 05-03-16
    LisaG 05-03-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Southern-fried trash"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The characters were such stereotypes. I get that this book was written 25ish years ago and is set in a small southern town but c'mon... the men were mostly drunken, misogynistic, racist morons and the women were (mostly) the feisty southern belle types... in heat. I wonder if Roberts had ever visited the south when she'd written this.

    The scenes meant to depict racial tensions and the overuse of derogatory language just made me cringe; they were so ham-fisted and over the top.

    And it dragged on and on. I fell asleep at one point while listening, waking up 2 hours later and I don't think I missed out on any vital parts of the story.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Nora Roberts again?

    Sure. I usually like Nora Roberts for a bit of light escapism/romance but this one was really disappointing.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Don't make the characters sound like the cast of Hee Haw.


    What character would you cut from Carnal Innocence?

    Most of them. Except Cy; I liked him.


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    beth 04-29-16
    beth 04-29-16
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    "Worth the time"

    Starts out slow but worth the read. Being from small town south I got use to the accents and eccentricities fairly quickly.

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    Amazon Customer 04-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Just Awesome!"
    Would you listen to Carnal Innocence again? Why?

    This book is simply amazing! From the characters to the story lines, it has it all! Love, suspense, action...you have to listen!


    What about Tom Stechschulte’s performance did you like?

    He did such an excellent job! I've never heard a narrator change his accent/tones as well as he does.


    If you could rename Carnal Innocence, what would you call it?

    Tucker


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