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Publisher's Summary

Stone Barrington is back in the extraordinary new adventure from New York Times best-selling author Stuart Woods.

Stone Barrington seems to have a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. When Manhattan’s elite are beset by a series of clever crimes - and Stone is a material witness - he and his former partner Dino Bacchetti find themselves drawn into the world of high-end security and fraud, where insider knowledge and access are limited to a privileged few, and the wealthy are made vulnerable by the very systems meant to keep them safe. As Stone and Dino delve deeper into their investigation, they learn that the mastermind behind the incidents may have some intimate ties to Stone...and that the biggest heist is still to come.

©2014 Stuart Woods (P)2014 Penguin Audio

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Boring

Would you try another book from Stuart Woods and/or Tony Roberts?

I normally like books by Stuart Woods, but this is the most pretentious fluff I have ever heard. Narrator reads so slowly, I felt like fast-forwarding. It was so dull.

What could Stuart Woods have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Action!

What didn’t you like about Tony Roberts’s performance?

Dialog was monotone, lack of enthusiasm and slowness. Maybe it was story but very lackluster.

What character would you cut from Carnal Curiosity?

All of them including Stone Barrington in this novel.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Rhonda
  • Oak Ridge, TN, United States
  • 05-25-15

Getting Tired of the this

This is most likely the last stone book for me . Weak plot, weak story. Tired of the cross over with the Lees, AND of course ever Woman he meets wants HIM
It appears that MR Woods he running out of stories.
Tony Roberts performance is the best thing about this book

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Felt like dad reading me a racy bedtime story.

Would you try another book from Stuart Woods and/or Tony Roberts?

Depends on the topic.

What was most disappointing about Stuart Woods’s story?

To be honest, I didn't get very far.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Tony Roberts?

This sounds horrible, but someone younger. An older man narrating racy subject matter feels awkward and creepy.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Wasted a credit!

What disappointed you about Carnal Curiosity?

There was too much nonsensical dialogue and the plot was minimal.

What could Stuart Woods have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Write interesting mysteries instead of a written soap opera.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

None.

Any additional comments?

Will not purchase any future Stone Barrington books. Stuart Woods has lost me.<br/>

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Getting really tiring

What would have made Carnal Curiosity better?

A fresh compelling storyline, some new and interesting characters...

What was most disappointing about Stuart Woods’s story?

The simplistic and superficial relationships.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Tony Roberts?

After listening to most of them, I've had enough.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • JIm
  • Muskegon, MI, United States
  • 04-24-14

I can not believe how bad this book is

What disappointed you about Carnal Curiosity?

The writing and story line were boring banal hustler like droning on and on

What was most disappointing about Stuart Woods’s story?

Mindless banality

What didn’t you like about Tony Roberts’s performance?

It was the material or lack there of.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

no

Any additional comments?

No

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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a real cut and paste job

Would you try another book from Stuart Woods and/or Tony Roberts?

I would wait till others have rated it.

What was most disappointing about Stuart Woods’s story?

It is extremely dull not at all like so many of the excellent Stuart Woods Stories of Stone Barrington. It appears as if he collected a bunch of rejected story lines and pasted them together,

Would you be willing to try another one of Tony Roberts’s performances?

Yes his performance is good.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Carnal Curiosity?

The entire book is not worthy of the trash can.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Good and Typical (as of late) Stone Barrington Sto

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. The later (current) Stone Barrington Books are not too deep. A decent, albeit always unbelievable plot, leads to a quick and satisfying conclusion.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Carnal Curiosity?

My memory of this book, is actually my only negative comment. Tony Roberts' choice of the voice for the Detective "Dino" - sounds like a drunk Jackie Gleason. The voice does not match my imagining of the character.

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

Mr. Roberts, with one exception, brings good, and mostly slight, vocal intonations to each character...so that (except for the character of "Dino") no one sounds too much like a cartoon.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A lawyer, his loves, and trouble.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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This Review Needs A Title...So, I Gave it One

As always, Stone gets laid up front and the woman turns out bad. Sorta! Then, another comes along and she appears permanent, at least for awhile. Dino and Stone solve a robbery problem in NYC. Dino is Chief of Detectives in this book; while I believe that role is largely administrative, Dino takes an active operational place. Will and Kate Lee also interact, but it's an aside to this plot; likely this book is used to set up some future action. A couple of plots come to a head in the last few minute so the listen. Tony Roberts did a great job in the narration.

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goid as always

loved the continuing story of Stone and the crew and Tony Roberts is one of the best narrators.