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Blue Smoke

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Nora Roberts

Narrated By: Joyce Bean

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: October 2005

Duration: 15 hours 56 minutes

Summary:

The blaze that night at her family's pizzeria changed young Reena Hale's life in more ways than one. Neighbors and relatives would pull together to help the Hales get through the crisis and rebuild. The Baltimore authorities would arrest the arsonist responsible. But as Reena gazed into the fire, beheld its brutal beauty and destructive power, her destiny began to take shape. She would study, struggle, and walk the gauntlet to understand and master its terrible force - and one day become an investigator herself. But she is not the only one fascinated by the flames. Someone else sees their power as well - and is obsessed not with conquering the fire but with controlling it, owning it, using it to exact vicious revenge... When Reena achieves her goal and joins the arson unit, her strength and wits are constantly tested. Though sometimes the job seems like a snap compared to her love life. One relationship after another has ended for her - some in tragedy or drama, some not with a bang but with a whimper. And she can't always blame them - after all, a soot-caked woman barking orders and smelling of smoke isn't the biggest turn-on in the world. Then she meets Bo Goodnight, who seems different. He's been trying to find Reena for years, and now that she is close enough to touch, he has no intention of letting go. Nor does the man who has begun to haunt Reena's life - with taunting phone calls and a string of horrifying crimes. And as Reena tries desperately to trace the origins - of the calls, the fires, the hatred aimed in her direction - she will step into the worst inferno she has ever faced...

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  • smilingfiling

    This one keeps you 'glued' to it! If you like books about 'fire', then you will truly love this one. Even if you don't, you will still love it! I so much enjoy the way she always has her little 'twist' at the end of all her books. Always in suspense!

  • Anonymous

    This book is just plain fantastic. A truly engaging story for sure. I'm not even done with the book yet!! The ONLY thing I didn't like was the dialogue of the arsonist - spoken as narrative would have been better than in first person.

  • Tanya

    Awesome... It started out a little slow but after that..... there were times where I was at a point and had arrived at my destination and sat in the car to keep listening. LOVED IT VERY EXCITED. It keep me interested the whole time and it had 13 discs and I could not play them fast enough. I love the two person voices.

  • Margaret

    I truly enjoyed this book. Nora Roberts is one of my favorite writers. She left me wanting more.

  • Tammy

    This was a very good book. Not a great one, but very good. I have to agree with the others that the abridged version was just a little too long. Yet, when I read the book it was okay. Go figure. Still, it's a great listen and it kept me occupied on my 70 mile drive to school and back. Happy Listening!

  • Anonymous

    Another good book from Nora Roberts. As usual her characters were interesting and you want to know what happens to them. You become involved in her stories.

  • Anonymous

    I love this book. I have listened to the Abridged and Unabridged version and both are excellent; in fact, the abridged version is very complete. The unabridged gives more details into the personal relationships and I am a sucker for the love story thats part of this book so I guess I enjoyed getting more details the unabridged.

  • Laurajean

    Good story, although a little long. Didn't care for the narrator's male voice but overall I'd recommend this book.

  • Alison

    A pleasing reading of this book, which I had already read and enjoyed. I think I would have preferred the addition of some male readers, but the reader was very good and the story came to life

  • Barbara

    Nora Roberts has done it again. From start to finish she keeps you involved with Reena and her family. Each of her charactors are full of life. You may figure out who, but that won't change the impact of the journey. Ms. Roberts has proved again that she is a master story teller. You won't be disapointed.

Blue Smoke

by Nora Roberts

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