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Northern Lights Audiobook

Northern Lights

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Publisher's Summary

The town of Lunacy, Alaska, was Nate Burke's last chance. As a Baltimore cop, he'd watched his partner die on the street - and the guilt still haunts him. With nowhere else to go, he accepts the job as chief of police in this tiny, remote Alaskan town. Aside from sorting out a run-in between a couple of motor vehicles and a moose, he finds his first few weeks on the job are relatively quiet. But just as he wonders whether this has been all a big mistake, an unexpected kiss on New Year's Eve under the brilliant Northern Lights of the Alaskan sky lifts his spirits and convinces him to stay just a little longer.

Meg Galloway, born and raised in Lunacy, is used to being alone. She was a young girl when her father disappeared, and she has learned to be independent, flying her small plane, living on the outskirts of town with just her huskies for company. After her New Year's kiss with the chief of police, she allows herself to give in to passion - while remaining determined to keep things as simple as possible. But there's something about Nate's sad eyes that gets under her skin and warms her frozen heart.

And now, things in Lunacy are heating up. Years ago, on one of the majestic mountains shadowing the town, a crime occurred that is unsolved to this day - and Nate suspects that a killer still walks the snowy streets. His investigation will unearth the secrets and suspicions that lurk beneath the placid surface, as well as bring out the big-city survival instincts that made him a cop in the first place. And his discovery will threaten the new life - and the new love - that he has finally found for himself.

©2004 Nora Roberts; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"[A] richly textured novel that captures the intimacy of smalltown police work, the prickliness of the pioneer spirit and the paradox of a setting at once intimate and expansive." (Publishers Weekly)
"Roberts's latest hit novel could not be performed better." (AudioFile)

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    Sarah Auckland, New Zealand 11-14-13
    Sarah Auckland, New Zealand 11-14-13
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    "I don't often listen to a book twice"

    but this one was just gorgeous and there was enough of a plot to make the second time round enjoyable just picking up on the clues that were left along the way.

    Gary Littman does a great job and made me go all Charlene and want to head up to Alaska to find Nate.

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    Shelucas 09-26-13
    Shelucas 09-26-13 Member Since 2017

    I like mysteries, suspense and thrillers. Occasionally I will listen to some scifi or fantasy.

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    "The location is exciting, characters are rough."

    This is not my favorite Nora Roberts book but I did like the mystery and the location very much. I didn't guess who did it until much later in the book.

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    Nikki Australia 09-25-13
    Nikki Australia 09-25-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Listened to it twice"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Northern Lights to be better than the print version?

    Another perfect book by Nora Roberts. Love her work! Murder mystery, great romance, interesting Alaskan location. Love it!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Pacing, mystery, romance


    What about Gary Littman’s performance did you like?

    Perfect in every way. Love him!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Sure -


    Any additional comments?

    Love almost everything Nora Roberts does..

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    A. River 08-26-13
    A. River 08-26-13
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    "good story but romance a bit crude"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Not really.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Make the romance less crude. I enjoy romance read a lot of it, have really enjoyed some of Nora Roberts other books more than the romance in this one.


    What three words best describe Gary Littman’s voice?

    I would haave preferred a woman narrator.


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    CsShade 05-31-13
    CsShade 05-31-13
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    "This was a waste of time."

    This book was a total waste of a credit and time. My husband and I finished it because we were listening to it while on a long auto trip, but the story lacked credibility. The ending was ridiculous and did nothing to pull together what story line there was! The impression at the end was that the author wanted this book to end as much as the listener did so she chose a murderer and that was that. I have other Nora Robert's books in our audible library, but doubt that I will purchase more!

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    Nathalie 05-31-13
    Nathalie 05-31-13
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    "awfully read"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    awful to hear...just hard to imagie everything...voice was grooggy


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    other reader


    How could the performance have been better?

    other reader


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Northern Lights?

    book was fine...


    Any additional comments?

    whoever read this should practice

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Janice Tonganoxie, KS, United States 05-14-13
    Janice Tonganoxie, KS, United States 05-14-13
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    "Crashing success"

    I enjoyed this enough to listen to it twice - and will probably do so again. Interesting characters and story with some different twists to make it enjoyable.

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    bonnie 04-23-13
    bonnie 04-23-13

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    "a better reader would have helped"

    Overall the book was between a 4 and a 5 .. but the reader was just a bit too vanilla for my taste. He had about 3 different voices and used them interchangeably in such a way that many of the characters sounded the same .. it was like he couldn't keep them straight himself so he just "winged" it and it was annoying. The interplay between the two main characters was fun and "real," and that was refreshing. Their ability to argue and stick together was nice. I haven't read much by Nora Roberts under that name, and I don't think I"ll be going out of my way to get more, but it was a pleasant interlude with a quick and colorful glimpse of life in Alaska.

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    Amazon Customer GREER, SC, United States 04-14-13
    Amazon Customer GREER, SC, United States 04-14-13 Member Since 2017
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    "great book and loved the storyteller, "Gary Littma"
    Where does Northern Lights rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    one of the best


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    liked all of the main characters - their strength


    What about Gary Littman’s performance did you like?

    enjoyed his voice - very compelling


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

    the killing of the bear to protect the dogs


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    Lit Chick 03-18-13
    Lit Chick 03-18-13

    Litchick

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    "Another winner!"

    I love Nora Roberts and she didn't disappoint with this one. Romance,suspense,humor and great characters. I love the descriptive way she writes.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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