Birthright

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Nora Roberts

Narrated By: Bernadette Quigley

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: September 2004

Duration: 16 hours 3 minutes

Summary:

On a hot July afternoon, a worker at an Antietam Creek construction site drives the blade of his backhoe into a layer of soil - and strikes a 5,000-year-old human skull. The discovery draws plenty of attention and a lot of controversy. It also changes the life of one woman in ways she never expected... As an archaeologist, Callie Dunbrook knows a lot about the past. But her own past is about to be called into question. Recruited for her expertise on the Antietam Creek dig, she encounters danger - as a cloud of death and misfortune hangs over the project, and rumors fly that the site is cursed. She finds a passion that feels equally dangerous, as she joins forces in her work with her irritating, but irresistible, ex-husband, Jake. And when a strange woman approaches her, claiming to know a secret about Callie's privileged Boston childhood, some startling and unsettling questions are raised about her very identity. Searching for answers, trying to rebuild, Callie finds that there are deceptions and sorrows that refuse to stay buried. And as she struggles to put the pieces back together, she discovers that the healing process comes with consequences - and that there are people who will do anything to make sure the truth is never revealed.

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  • Anonymous

    Book is truly a phenomenal read! It grabs your attention and holds it till the very end.

  • Anonymous

    Good book, except cd 12 had a lot of bumps toward the end and it was hard to listen to.

  • Sandy

    I enjoyed the book very much; however, the last 2 CD's skipped terribly and I missed alot of the ending . Those CD's should be replaced. I was very disappointed.

  • Anonymous

    One of the worst books I have ever listened to. Could not even get past the second disk. Poorly written with uninteresting characters.

  • doreclan

    Great book! Probably one of the best I have read from Nora Roberts. the outcome was a shock. I foolishly thought I solved the mystery 1/3 of the way thru the book. the characters grabbed my heart and would not let go. Super read.

  • Anonymous

    The narrator does a terrible job of using different male voices; they all sound like the same gruff-voiced old man with a southern accent. It was also way too long and drawn out; the story was decent enough, but an abridged version would be preferred.

  • Anonymous

    One of the best stories I've read or heard. Never boring or slow.

  • Jean

    This book was enjoyable but my husband and I both felt the story could have been told in half the time.

  • Sara

    I really enjoyed this story, but I hated, and I mean hated the reader. I almost returned it after the first 5 minutes. I'm glad I didn't, but it took some real getting used to.

  • Anonymous

    Great story but the reader is just horrid - the men all sound like stupid morons and for people who live in Maryland they have accents closer to Arkansas. I stopped at disc 4 and went to the library to find the paperback.