Carolina Moon

Version: Unabridged (Abridged version available here)
Author: Nora Roberts
Narrator: Dean Robertson
Genres: Romance
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: November 2006
# of Units: 13 CDs
Length: 15 hours
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Overview

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents a novel of redemption and suspense, as a woman haunted by the unsolved murder of her childhood friend returns to her small South Carolina hometown...
Tory Bodeen grew up in a run-down house where her father ruled with an iron fist and a leather belt—and where her dreams and talents had no room to flourish. Her one escape was her neighbor Hope, whose friendship allowed Tory to be the child she wasn't allowed to be at home. Then Hope was brutally murdered, and everything fell apart.
Now, as she returns to Progress with plans to settle in and open a stylish home-design shop, Tory is determined to find a measure of peace and free herself from the haunting visions of the past. As she forges a new bond with Cade Lavelle—Hope’s older brother and the heir to the family fortune—she isn’t sure whether the tragic loss they share will unite them or drive them apart. But she is willing to open her heart, just a little, and try.
But living so close to those unhappy memories will be more difficult and frightening than Tory could ever have expected. Because Hope’s murderer is nearby as well...

Reviews (9)

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Written by Vicky K on September 20th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I really enjoyed hearing someone with a southern accent read a book set in the south! It made it feel more authentic. The story was good as well.

Written by Charlotte Upton on June 19th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Another great Nora Roberts. Never have been disapointed with anything she writes!

Carolina Moon

Written by Joanna from Moreno Valley, CA on August 24th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 3/5

The story was very good but I did not like the reader. She was boring and did not have emotion in her voice or voice change for the characters. It really took away from the book and allowed my mind to wander.

Carolina Moon

Written by Kim on March 25th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I enjoyed the book very much. Kinda lengthy, but worth the read.

Outstanding

Written by Anonymous from Bristol, TN on July 19th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This is one of the best books I've ever read (or heard). It has suspense and romance. I recommend this to anyone!

Liked the Reader

Written by Joan R on May 2nd, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I love Nora Roberts. I have also heard this reader before and I like her. I slowly figured out the ending but was still surprised at the end the way it was handled. I really loved that aspect of the story. I feel like Nora Roberts love of the supernatural, romance and fiction fit so well into this book. Each book seems to search some new area. There is a famiilarity to her books but still lots of surprises and new backdrops to the stories. I pick up her books and wonder where we are going this time. Ireland, Wyoming, Maryland-City or Country-Ghosts, vampires, or mindreading or Doctors, police or builders- she explores them all and mixes them so delightfully.

Reader Problem

Written by C. Williams on February 18th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 3/5

The reader for this book took away from a good story. I think I would have enjoyed the book more if I had read it myself. All the characters sounded the same. It was difficult to determine what character was speaking. For this reason, I would not recommend it.

Improve Reader

Written by Anonymous from Bald Knob, AR on April 12th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

The story was wonderful with a surprise ending, but the lady who was reading had no voice for characters. The characters all sounded the same for the most part. There was not much emotion used either. A different voice for this novel is definitely needed to bring out the best in the storyline!

Carolina Moon

Written by Anonymous from Parker, CO on September 20th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

We really enjoyed this book. Captures small town life and builds and builds the tension. Nora Roberts is consistently good.

Author Details

Author Details

Roberts, Nora

"Nora Roberts is truly a publishing phenomenon. With over 127 million copies of her books in print in the U.S. alone, she has come a long way since she wrote her first novel in a spiral notebook using a No. 2 pencil. Now she has published over 140 novels and her work has been optioned and made into films, excerpted in national magazines and translated in over twenty-five different countries. ""I always have stories running around in my head,"" she explains. ""Once I start putting them down on paper, I just keep going; I just keep writing.""

And write she does. In 2000, Nora Roberts reached new heights, both on bestseller lists and in her incomparable talent for creating compelling, passionate page-turners. According to Publishers Weekly, in 2000 she had an amazing 13 bestsellers (12 paperback and 1 hardcover), and of those thirteen several were #1 bestsellers. In addition to her amazing success in mainstream fiction, Nora Roberts remains committed to writing for her category romance audience that took her to into their heart in 1981 with her very first book, a Silhouette romance.

Nora Roberts continues to write futuristic romantic suspense as J.D. Robb, and her characters Eve Dallas and Roarke have become two of her most popular creations ever. Her J.D. Robb titles are hailed as ""a perfect balance of suspense, futuristic police procedure and steamy romance...truly fine entertainment"" by Publishers Weekly.

Reviewers agree that Nora Roberts deserves praise. The Los Angeles Daily News describes her as ""a word artist, painting her story and her characters with vitality and verve."" Kirkus Reviews comments on True Betrayals saying ""Roberts' style has a fresh, contemporary snap."" Roberts is said to be ""reminiscent of Jacqueline Briskin and Sidney Sheldon"" by Booklist, and Rex Reed lauds her saying, ""Move over Sidney Sheldon: the world has a new master of romantic suspense, and her name is Nora Roberts."" Publishers Weekly claims ""Roberts keeps getting better...[her] prolificness shows no sign of abating."" They add, ""When Roberts puts her expert finger on the pulse of romance, legions of fans feel the heartbeat."" USA Today calls Nora ""a consistently entertaining writer.""

The remarkable Ms. Roberts did not become a success overnight. By the time her first novel, Irish Thoroughbred, was published in 1981, she already had three years of hard work behind her and several rejected manuscripts languishing in drawers. Today, according to Entertainment Weekly, ""her stories have fueled the dreams of twenty-five million readers."" One of America's leading novelists, her books are published around the world. She is frequently invited to promote her novels in other countries. Her recent travels took her to England, Italy, Australia and Japan to meet fans, fellow authors and aspiring writers.

CBS has made Sanctuary into a television movie airing on February 28th, 2001 on CBS as ""Nora Roberts' Sanctuary."" The cast includes Melissa Gilbert, Emmy-winner Kathy Baker and Costas Mandylor. CBS has also optioned The Reef for another television movie. Montana Sky has been optioned by TriStar Television for a two-hour television movie. Her book This Magic Moment became the television film ""Magic Moments"" starring Emmy-winner John Shea and Jenny Seagrove. Sacred Sins has been optioned for film by Kaleidoscope, and Private Scandals has been optioned by Burt Reynolds Productions. Reflections and The Law is a Lady were selected by Good Housekeeping magazine for presentation as condensed novels. Honest Illusions and Private Scandals were featured as Readers Digest's Condensed Books.

The Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, People Magazine and Entertainment Weekly have all featured or mentioned Nora Roberts in articles about writing and the romance genre. She has appeared on ABC-TV's Good Morning America and Cable News Network, and has been featured on the television programs To Tell the Truth, Entertainment Tonight, and Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. She has been interviewed by local television and radio programs across the country, and she has been featured in dozens of newspapers, including the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Toronto Star, The Toronto Sun, Washington Times, Detroit Free Press, Chicago Tribune, and Atlanta Constitution.

Her extraordinary accomplishments have also received recognition from her peers. The first author ever to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America's Hall of Fame, and the first author to receive their Centennial Award when she published her 100th novel Montana Sky, she is the recipient of almost every award given in recognition of excellence in romance writing. In 1997, she was honored at the Romance Writers of America National Conference when she was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition to her awards from the Romance Writers of America, she has also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Waldenbooks, and she has been honored by B. Dalton Booksellers, the New Jersey Chapter of Romance Writers of America, and BookRak Distributors.

Nora Roberts is a charter member of the Romance Writers of America, and a member of their Washington, D.C. chapter. She was the keynote speaker at their 1994 national conference in New York. She is also a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, The Crime Writers League of America, and Novelists Inc.

The youngest of five children, she was born in Silver Spring, Maryland. She now lives in Keedysville, Maryland.

She also writes under the pen name J.D. Robb"