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  • Written by: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (116 ratings)

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Blue Smoke

Written by: Nora Roberts
Narrated by: Joyce Bean
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Publisher's Summary

Incomparable #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts delivers a tale of gut-level fear, human triumph, and the bonds that carry us through our darkest times…

Reena Hale’s destiny was shaped in the destructive - yet fascinatingly beautiful - fire that leveled her family’s pizzeria when she was young. Now an arson investigator, she finds her strength and wits constantly tested, although sometimes the job seems like a snap compared to her love life. But she can’t always blame the men. 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’s 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... 

©2005 Nora Roberts (P)2005 Brilliance Audio

What the critics say

"Romantic suspense queen Roberts lights up Baltimore's Little Italy with this appealing story of love, family, food and arson." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Bean's versatile vocal range skillfully portrays male and female parts without hesitation." ( AudioFile)

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Kept my interest throughout!

I really enjoyed this book. I also think the narrator did a really good job. I really admire Robert's style of writing. I guess that is why I have enjoyed the books I have read from her.

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good story leaves you wanting more

ï enjoyed the story and narrator. Faith based charactors were lacking. ï like to learn or be inspired by these people. This was everyday people living everyday life. Believable but uninspiring To much cussing.

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Absolute best of Nora Roberts

The story is complete and fast moving . It builds from the loss of innocence of a child and grows with her to a full development. The characters are real and show a family at the highs and lows undefeated by the challenges of life. Recommend this book to anyone who wants a great read!

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Surprisingly Funny

I think this might be one of my favorite Nora Roberts books. The main story was good as I enjoy destruction and fire (not in fully a psychopathic way), but what I enjoyed more was how genuinely laughed out loud in parts. I don't recall ever doing that with any of her other books.

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could not put it down

another good read from Nora. narrator was good as well. can not wait to get into the next Nora book.

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Very Good Story

Really enjoyed the book. Narrator was great. Exciting and interesting looked forward to listening.

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Not me favorite

I think I'm listening to too many Nora books back to back. They are feeling too similar to eachother. This one was just not my favorite. Narration didn't really match the story.

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Violent

I usually love Nora Roberts stories but this novel was more violent and disturbing which is why rated it a three star.
I won’t be buying another Nora Roberts novel any time soon.

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