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Publisher's Summary

Every seven years, on the seventh day of the seventh month, strange things happen. It began when three young boys - Caleb, Fox, and Gage - went on a camping trip to the Pagan Stone. And 21 years later, it will end in a showdown between evil and the boys who have become men - and the women who love them.

This modern-day legend draws reporter and author Quinn Black to Hawkins Hollow with the hope of making the eerie happening the subject of her new book. It is only February, but Caleb Hawkins, descendent of the town founders, has already seen and felt the stirrings of evil. Though he can never forget the beginning of the terror in the woods 21 years ago, the signs have never been this strong before.

Cal will need the help of his best friends, Fox and Gage, but surprisingly, he must rely on Quinn as well. She, too, can see the evil that the locals cannot, somehow connecting her to the town - and to Cal. As winter turns to spring, Cal and Quinn will shed their inhibitions, surrendering to a growing desire. They will form the cornerstone of a group of men and women bound by fate, passion, and the fight against what is to come from out of the darkness.

©2007 Nora Roberts; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio

Critic Reviews

"Phil Gigante gives a spirited performance of the first book in Roberts's new trilogy. Fans of her storytelling will revel in this new series, which weaves romance with supernatural events." (AudioFile)

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Bloodstone. Bloodlines. Blood.

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

Yes. Modern-day supernatural thriller. The night of their 10th birthday, three boys--Cal, Fox, and Gage--swear an oath and mix their blood out in the woods at the mystical Pagan Stone. Unknowingly, they also unleash an ancient demon, who proceeds to terrorize their town, Hawkins Hollow, for 7 nights every 7 years. 21 years later, with yet another Seven approaching, a reported named Quinn Black arrives in the Hollow to interview Cal Hawkins about the town's strange happenings. Soon, Layla Darnell and Cybil Kinski also arrive. Three men. Three women. Powerful connections that may be necessary, especially since the demon is stirring much sooner than ever before.

What did you like best about this story?

The connections between the trio of boys/men featured in this trilogy is great. I like how they vowed to do what was right, even though it wasn't easy.

What about Phil Gigante’s performance did you like?

Good reader. I like how the characters are voiced.

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

I do like how the guys--after all those years of keeping their secret held close--do trust the women they've just met with that secret and accept that outside help is what's now required.

Any additional comments?

A negative to this trilogy is that each book in it is narrated by a different reader (male, female, male, respectively). Little to no effort was made to keep the "sound" of each character's speech at all consistent from one reader to the next.

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great book! I enjoy super natural AZ nd this didn't have a lot of that but good story. liked how all the characters were broght together.

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Nora Roberts does it again

This story follows Nora Roberts tried and true formula of three men and women meeting up to defeat big baddie, ages old curse, and fall in love. Well this book only two technically fall in love. Great story as usual. The narrator is sometimes annoying, especially when doing the girl's voices.

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phenomenal book!

what an awesome book! I couldn't stop listening. I cannot wait for book 2 of this series. The characters are intriguing and the story is amazingly brilliant.

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  • Barbi
  • Royal Palm Beach, FL, United States
  • 02-27-16

Best books ever!

I listen to this series about 3 or 4 times a year! Absolutely love the books, the characters the whole 9!

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New read

wow what an awesome read. I can't wait for the next book. the characters seem so real. like someone you would have as a friend.

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Female Voices are Terrible :(

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

The Trilogy is GREAT! Bad narration - thank goodness he does not do the other two books.

What other book might you compare Blood Brothers to and why?

Nora's Vampire Trilogy has a similar feel, and I really enjoyed reading these in print.

What didn’t you like about Phil Gigante’s performance?

He cannot do realistic female voices. All the women either have exaggerated accents or sound like complete airheads, which is what Nora Roberts' heroines are NOT. I love this trilogy, but if Phil had done all three, I couldn't have made it through. I get the nails-on-a-chalkboard feeling when he performs women :(

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  • Samantha
  • Conway, SC, United States
  • 01-29-15

Finding Strength and Courage During Struggles

What made the experience of listening to Blood Brothers the most enjoyable?

I don't usually like books about evil spirits, but decided to give it a try. The story line is well written and interesting. I definitely will listen to the next.

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

The Demon at Hester's Pool

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  • Erin
  • Mesa, AZ, United States
  • 12-11-14

Horrible story....really horrible performance

I am sorry but the performance was so bad the story was bad. He performed woman like air-headed idiots. I want my credit back.

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  • Sara
  • North Beach, MD
  • 08-28-14

easy to get involved

What made the experience of listening to Blood Brothers the most enjoyable?

superstition, myths, legends and imagination

What other book might you compare Blood Brothers to and why?

Jewels of the Sun

What three words best describe Phil Gigante’s voice?

easy on the ears and a very artistic performer

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

Any additional comments?

the entire Trilogy is awesome