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Publisher's Summary

A marine archaeologist and a salvager join forces to search for a legendary treasure in this novel that takes readers to the depths of the Caribbean and the heights of passion and suspense - from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts.

Tate Beaumont has a passion for treasure-hunting. Over the years, she and her father have uncovered many fabulous riches, but one treasure has always eluded them: Angelique’s Curse - a jeweled amulet heavy with history, dark with legend, and tainted with blood. In order to find this precious artifact, the Beaumonts reluctantly form a partnership with salvagers Buck and Matthew Lassiter.

As the Beaumonts and Lassiters pool their resources to locate Angelique’s Curse, the Caribbean waters darken with shadowy deceptions and hidden threats. Their partnership is placed in jeopardy when Matthew refuses to share information - including the truth behind his father’s mysterious death. For now, Tate and Matthew continue their uneasy alliance - until danger and desire begin to rise to the surface...

©2008 Nora Roberts (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

“Having made waves with romantic suspense on the coast and at sea, Roberts now takes a satisfying plunge into the deep…Roberts will keep fans’ appetites alive to the end.” (Publishers Weekly)

“A thrilling treasure hunt with a trademark edge. One of her most suspenseful tales to date.” (Booklist)

“Roberts’s legion of fans will swarm to this.” (Kirkus Reviews)

What listeners say about The Reef

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Narration ruined the book for me

What disappointed you about The Reef?

Too long and drawn out. I felt like parts of the book were just added to make the story longer.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Not sure. Like Nora Roberts and will try her again. Not the narrator

What didn’t you like about Sandra Burr’s performance?

The male voices sounded like the narrator sucked helium before reading. Buck sounded like Popeye. The southern accent used for Tate was annoying.

What character would you cut from The Reef?

I wouldn't cut a character, just the voices.

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My 1st Nora Roberts book.......

This was the 1st book I read by Nora Roberts and I was very pleased with it. I couldn't stop listening.....she captures your mind and fills it with her story. What a great ride this was!

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Poor Narration - over the top

Too many sex scenes and not enough plot. I have read and enjoyed many Nora Roberts books. I don’t like descriptions of rough handling of women in the bed room scenes. I felt that overall the heroine came out looking weak and needy. I didn’t like the hero. He was uneducated and didn’t have any depth.

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I couldn't stop listening!

The reef is by far the best book I have ever read. It started off with a twist, and through out the entire read there was something exciting happening. If I could have stayed awake and never slept, I would have read (listened to) the entire novel in one sitting. Wow, I have nothing but great reviews for the reef. If you need one book to read for your entire career, give this one a chance. There were just the right amounts of mystery, romance, excitement, twists, science and thrill in it.

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Would have been better to read instead of listen.

I did not finish this. I could not get past how the narrator did the character voices, especially the men. The story is an interesting subject, something very interesting to me, but Tate was needy and talked about love way too fast. The idea of this book is great, but the execution is lacking. I probably would have liked it more if I had read it as a book and not listened to it as an audiobook.

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The Reef

A behind the scenes look at treasure hunting woven with love, betrayal and treachery all in search of a necklace.

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Fantastic sexy suspense thriller

excellent story in even better if you like the water and that lifestyle. I hated to hear it finish and wanted more.

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Not Nora's Best

What did you like best about The Reef? What did you like least?

I'm a big fan of Nora Roberts, and have read most of her books (so long as they weren't published by Harlequin). Most of her books describe a strong female character with realistic character traits - her male characters are the same. I did not like the two leads in the book, and found that their 'lines' were very cheesey. I'll just chalk this up to it being a book written by her a long time ago, because she had really developed her craft as a writer.

Would you ever listen to anything by Nora Roberts again?

Yes

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No

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A bit disappointed

I have listened to several other Nora Robert’s book. The storyline was interesting however at times it read like a cheap romance novel. I was not thrilled with the performance of the reader. I’ll stick to one of Roberts line of books if I choose to select one of hers again.

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A boring cliche, and disappointment

I'm usually really easy to please, and not a harsh critic, but I totally couldn't get into this book. I'll admit, this was my first attempt at Nora Roberts. Are all her books this way? I love the genre of adventure / romance, which is why I bought this. But I could NOT latch on to the characters at all, and before I knew it they were already "in love", when I didn't think anything had even begun. It felt like I missed something, but I didn't. The Heroine falls for this guy before there is even any build up or anything desirable about him! Very strange. It made it impossible to feel any connection whatsoever.

Maybe it is the narration that I didn't like. It's read very very quickly, with no pause between sentences or phrases, as if she were trying to just get through the thing. Also, the accents just lost me.

I didn't even download the second half of this book. 2 hours in, I give up.

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  • 04-14-13

Not a great one

I was just so put off by the narrator, that I had to return this one.

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  • Lisa
  • 10-24-17

sensational!

This book is such a good read/listen, engaging characters and very gripping story.
Highly recommended to all for.a laid back back read.

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  • Kim Symonds
  • 04-11-21

Nora does it again. Fun twists and a great story.

Nora does it again.
Fun twists and great story. Excellent descriptions and details of discovery

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  • Chris Monks
  • 04-10-20

voices.

male voices sound like someone on helium! spoilt the overall effect of a good story.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-05-19

A Great Story

love loved it and the narrator perfect she brought the charities to life top marks