*Have You Heard? * Audibooks For Your Listening Pleasure* Come Sundown By Nora Roberts

Posted July 19, 2017 by RobbieLea in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

*Have You Heard? * Audibooks For Your Listening Pleasure* Come Sundown By Nora RobertsCome Sundown by Nora Roberts
Also by this author: The Liar, The Obsession, Nora Roberts - Key Trilogy: Key of Light, Key of Knowledge, Key of Valor, Time Was (Time and Again: Hornblower-Stone #1)
Published by Brilliance Audio, St. Martin's Press on May 30th 2017
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 466
Format: Audiobook
ISBN: 1250123070
ASIN: B071KQBZVQ
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A saga of love, family ties, and twisted passions from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Obsession

The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers. A little over thirty thousand acres and home to four generations, it’s kept running by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff, including new hire Callen Skinner. There was another member of the family once: Bodine’s aunt, Alice, who ran off before Bodine was born. She never returned, and the Longbows don’t talk about her much. The younger ones, who never met her, quietly presume she’s dead. But she isn’t. She is not far away, part of a new family, one she never chose—and her mind has been shattered…

When a bartender leaves the resort late one night, and Bo and Cal discover her battered body in the snow, it’s the first sign that danger lurks in the mountains that surround them. The police suspect Cal, but Bo finds herself trusting him—and turning to him as another woman is murdered and the Longbows are stunned by Alice’s sudden reappearance. The twisted story she has to tell about the past—and the threat that follows in her wake—will test the bonds of this strong family, and thrust Bodine into a darkness she could never have imagined.

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I’m sure each of you has read or listened to a book that you just didn’t want to end. Not because the ending wasn’t satisfying, but because you liked the characters so much you didn’t want to leave them behind. I don’t doubt that’s the way many sequels are born. Maybe the authors like the characters and don’t want to leave them behind either. Come Sundown by Nora Roberts is definitely a book that could inspire several sequels. I’d like to hear more from Callan and Bodine. I need an answer to the question . . . does the house have 5 bedrooms or 6? I’d like to hear more from Rory and Chelsea to see if they do become a couple. I’d definitely like to hear more from Jessica and Chase! And what about Alice and the Grannies? There are just so many places the author could take us and never leave the Bodine Ranch. Nevertheless, Montana is not a place where only good old boys and good old girls exist. There are crazies in the woods who keep Come Sundown alive with mystery and suspense. Interwoven with the story of who is killing off innocent young girls is a bit of a psychological thriller that will break your heart and make you marvel at the inhumanity of man.

I hardly know where to begin praising narrator Elisabeth Rodgers. She is an extraordinary performer who lends credence to every character from the small children visiting the ranch to the once proud and now very damaged Alice who returns to the ranch as if from the dead. The narrator’s voice is one that will enable listeners to envision this tormented soul with clarity.  Ms. Rodgers takes Alice from a feckless young girl who makes a bad decision through her tortured middle years to a woman who has lost everything but retains the strength to gain something more.

I highly recommend Come Sundown to fans of Nora Roberts and her ability to tell a good story. I especially think those of you who are listeners will love the narration. Did I figure out the villain? Yes, I did, but leave it to Ms. Roberts to keep making me doubt my conclusion! There is lots of romance to ease some of the tension, the characters are well-developed, and there are parts that are gut-wrenching and just plain hard to take.  In the end, strong family ties and the healing power of love will win along with the healing power of a horse named Sundown!

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About Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, the youngest of five children. After a school career that included some time in Catholic school and the discipline of nuns, she married young and settled in Keedysville, Maryland.

She worked briefly as a legal secretary. “I could type fast but couldn’t spell, I was the worst legal secretary ever,” she says now. After her sons were born she stayed home and tried every craft that came along. A blizzard in February 1979 forced her hand to try another creative outlet. She was snowed in with a three and six year old with no kindergarten respite in sight and a dwindling supply of chocolate.

Born into a family of readers, Nora had never known a time that she wasn’t reading or making up stories. During the now-famous blizzard, she pulled out a pencil and notebook and began to write down one of those stories. It was there that a career was born. Several manuscripts and rejections later, her first book, Irish Thoroughbred, was published by Silhouette in 1981.

Nora met her second husband, Bruce Wilder, when she hired him to build bookshelves. They were married in July 1985. Since that time, they’ve expanded their home, traveled the world and opened a bookstore together.

Through the years, Nora has always been surrounded by men. Not only was she the youngest in her family, but she was also the only girl. She has raised two sons. Having spent her life surrounded by men, Ms. Roberts has a fairly good view of the workings of the male mind, which is a constant delight to her readers. It was, she’s been quoted as saying, a choice between figuring men out or running away screaming.

Nora is a member of several writers groups and has won countless awards from her colleagues and the publishing industry. Recently The New Yorker called her “America’s favorite novelist.”

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