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Hideaway

A Novel
Written by: Nora Roberts
Narrated by: January LaVoy
Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (169 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A family ranch in Big Sur country and a legacy of Hollywood royalty set the stage for Nora Roberts’ emotional new suspense novel, Hideaway.

Caitlyn Sullivan had come from a long line of Hollywood royalty, stretching back to her Irish immigrant great-grandfather. At nine, she was already a star - yet still an innocent child who loved to play hide-and-seek with her cousins at the family home in Big Sur. It was during one of those games that she disappeared.

Some may have considered her a pampered princess, but Cate was in fact a smart, scrappy fighter, and she managed to escape her abductors. Dillon Cooper was shocked to find the bloodied, exhausted girl huddled in his house - but when the teenager and his family heard her story, they provided refuge, reuniting her with her loved ones.

Cate’s ordeal, though, was far from over. First came the discovery of a shocking betrayal that would send someone she’d trusted to prison. Then there were years spent away in Western Ireland, peaceful and protected but with restlessness growing in her soul.

Finally, she would return to Los Angeles, gathering the courage to act again and get past the trauma that had derailed her life. What she didn’t yet know was that two seeds had been planted that long-ago night - one of a great love, and one of a terrible vengeance....

A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press

©2020 Nora Roberts (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

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Characters annoyingly perfect and privileged

The narrator was amazing and the only thing that kept me engaged. Kate is too perfect. So is Dylan. I rolled my eyes a lot!!! Their entire families... basically describing the unobtainable dream. Maybe that was Roberts’ intent, not sure. It had me thinking if only young adults were this perfect. Then I thought - gawd, how boring if they were - no opportunity for character building. A lot of “white privilege” thoughts went through my head continuously (I’m white). The plot got lost for me in all of the perfectness and it was a bit nauseating.

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Juvenile

The plot was annoying. Way to much time describing kitchen decor or time spent at Sephora. Could barely finish this book and regret wasting my time. Also did not line the voice of the narrator. Felt like it should have been a daytime soap show.

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Disappointing

Not Nora's usual caliber. No real character development. Plot was weak. Really disappointed as I've loved all her other books my entire life.

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Hideaway

Reading about the main characters from childhood to adulthood made for a very interesting plot line. The love between mother and daughter certainly doesn’t follow the norm and is so sad. Good novel that had me coming for more.

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Another good Nora Roberta story

I like her writing. The stories are good if q bit formulaic. The narration is wonderful. I really enjoyed listening

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Lovely story.

Great narration, loved listening this story. Beautiful coming of age romance. I enjoyed the characters and being part of their story. At times it was slow but I was eager to find out what would happen next. Overall, I really enjoyed this book.

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Good but....

I have loved all of Nora Roberts books, and while this was good it wasn’t my favourite. It was really well narrated.

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wonderful!!!

January is a marvelous voice actor. she brings this story to life! I laughed out loud, curse and cheered.

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Enjoyable

storey was nice, I enjoyed it. The narrator who told this storey was great.

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FABULOUS

LOVED THIS BOOK!! Couldn't wait to keep listening!! January LaVoy is so talented!! Will definitely listen to her again! Fabulous job ladies🍷

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  • nicola
  • 2020-05-28

Gratuitous swearing and foul language

Not even the child characters could get through sentences without swearing, with the adults it was literally every second word. Nora Roberts has clearly lost it if she has to resort to this. Very unpleasant.

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  • Anita
  • 2020-05-28

really sorry

Been reading and rereading Nora Robertsj for 24 years now. When I have had to escape from the here and now, her books are where I went. This one not so much.

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  • Amazon User
  • 2020-05-30

Oh Nora!

The more I Iisten to/read Nora Roberts the more jealous I am of her fame and fortune and the more I worry about her legions of admirers who depend on her for guidance on what romance is supposed to be like. There is not a flesh and blood man in the known universe who would put up with the emotional blackmail and shenanigans that her protagonists continually demonstrate or the controlling women supporting characters. Ugh. I like the suspense and settings - they are great. I'm ready to pack for Big Sur (except covid of course). But no self respecting man is going to accept this story of "Here are my failed relationships" on the first night of intimacy. Ugh ugh ugh. Nora please. You can do better and show your fans how real women "get" real relationships.

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  • IreneMBBT
  • 2020-05-27

Solid romantic suspense

Roberts delivers another solid romantic suspense. The Publisher’s Summary is pretty solid for deciding if you’re interested in buying, but I’m not sure why they’re using the name Callan Cooper instead of Dylan Cooper?! The name NR is practically a synonym for quality writing that you can count on for solid storylines, characters to temporarily adopt as family, and some solid hours of pure entertainment that can thrill and warm your heart. LaVoy is one of the best narrators working today. Kudos on an excellent job. Recommend.

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  • Dee Norenberg
  • 2020-05-27

Another awesome book!

I look forward to Nora Roberts standalone book every year! Her standalones have made my must buy list! The characters in this book are well rounded and believable. In some places it was a little predictable, but not enough to make me want to stop reading! These books are real good books with just enough mystery in them to make do you want to keep turning the pages and finish! If you have never read a Nora Roberts standalone book, you should start with this one! I have read her books for many many years and love and buy all of those standalones!

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  • carolina blanks
  • 2020-06-04

Good story - bad language

The story was good but there was way too much bad language and so unnecessary to the story.

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  • LLOC
  • 2020-05-28

Ok

The narrator was great. The story was drawn out and, predictable. Too much filler information that was not needed.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2020-05-27

I miss epilogues...

While a bit predictable, still a great book and story. I love Nora Roberts. With that let me also add I wanted there to be an epilogue. There was so much other romance that I wanted vs all the suspense... that's more JD Robb for me. Finished by the second day it had been released, so trust, it'll keep you listening. Enjoy!

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  • Poindexter
  • 2020-06-02

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Good story but too drawn out. Narrative was good, characters were good, but again too drawn out.

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  • Jan M
  • 2020-05-29

Tits Up!

Hideaway by Nora Roberts is romantic and suspenseful and humorous. I loved the mantra of "Tits Up" that is throughout the book. Nora develops great characters and paints vibrant imagery with her words. I could even smell the Irish Soda Bread while listening, I loved the setting of Big Sur for most of the book. The storyline is not totally predictable, other than I know there will be some twists and unexpected moments, which she excels at. January LaVoy was perfectly cast for the narrator of this audiobook. She delivers all the right emotions and brings the characters to life with her voice. I truly enjoyed this book and will listen to it again.

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