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Under Currents

Written by: Nora Roberts
Narrated by: January LaVoy
Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (246 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

 

For both Zane and Darby, their small town roots hold a terrible secret. Now, decades later, they've come together to build a new life. But will the past set them free or pull them under? Find out in Under Currents from number one New York Times best-selling author Nora Roberts. 

Zane Bigelow grew up in a beautiful, perfectly kept house in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Strangers and even Zane’s own aunt across the lake see his parents as a successful surgeon and his stylish wife, making appearances at their children’s ballet recitals and baseball games. Only Zane and his sister know the truth, until one brutal night finally reveals cracks in the facade, and Zane escapes for college without a thought of looking back....

Years later, Zane returns to his hometown determined to reconnect with the place and people that mean so much to him, despite the painful memories. As he resumes life in the colorful town, he meets a gifted landscape artist named Darby, who is on the run from ghosts of her own.

Together, they will have to teach each other what it means to face the past, and stand up for the ones they love.    

A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press 

©2019 Nora Roberts (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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  • Liz
  • 2019-08-10

it was amazing!

i loved the story so much, Nora Roberts really is amazing her writing style is very inspiring! January Lavoy did really a really great job on narrating the whole story it made it very entertaining and more majestic in a way! 20 out of 10 would recommend this!!

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violence toward children

I struggled listening to this book. Violence towards children and their mothers really upsets me.

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Wow great fun..

Loved it. Great story. Wonderful narrator. Takes you on quite the ride. Nora Roberts never disappoints but this one is particularly good. Nora Roberts is one of my favourite authors and this book is one of the reasons why. A combination of romance and a spotlight on abuse that works perfectly. one to life and does It so skillfully you are simply lost in the sound of her voice..

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Always a great listen

Can’t go wrong with a Nora Roberts story, and January Lavoy is a wonderful audio performer - five stars all round!

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Great narrator

Nora is a great author. I have all but 1 of her books. It's nowhere to b found. This narrator was AMAZING.

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Entertaining

Under Currents kept me engaged and at times horrified, and other times laughing, smiling, feeling my heart fill up with love. I tend to be pretty sensitive and some parts of the story were about violence and abuse, for someone like me, those parts were hard to listen to, but it was a well told story about a difficult subject. I think Nora Roberts is a great author and January Lavoy who performed it, did a good job. Recommend.

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Under Currents

I really enjoy listening to Nora Roberts books, especially when narrated by January Lavoy! This one was extra good and I listened a second time! Highly recommended from this commuter.

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Good story

I love Nora Roberts books! This one was good, and not predictable. I recommend it!

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Intriguing Read

The first 8 chapters are the most disturbing ones that I’ve ever read. However, I could not stop listening. Then, came part 2 and it was the total opposite: good feelings all the way. Then part 3 brought back some violence but. It as bad as it was in part 1. Altogether this was a book that kept me coming back and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Kudos to Norah and January.

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  • Ellie
  • 2019-08-02

Nora Roberts wrote this?

My sister and I read this book at about the same time. Neither of us could believe it was a Nora Roberts’ product. Both of us have read many of her books and, we agreed, this was our least favorite. The book was predictable, lacked substance and did not flow well. There was too much “ coincidence,” to be believable. Also we agreed that it might have been better as three short stories since the transitions were either abrupt or clumsy. Not her best but we will probably read her next book hoping this is not a pattern. A note to the author: We grew up in the Deep South and neither of us have ever met a southern teacher who lacked noun/ verb agreement skills as did the one in this book. Southern is not not a synonym for ignorant.

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  • Jenn
  • 2019-07-13

Eh

Under Currents is a crazy quilt of Roberts motifs which were more enjoyable in other books. I loved Zane’s story for the part he, Bree, Lee, and Emily played. The modern romantic suspense part, however, didn’t hold my attention. I didn’t feel the romance and the suspense kept getting more and more ridiculous. Skip this one and get The Witness or Obsession.

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  • Sandra M Butt
  • 2019-08-07

Fairytale

I struggled to finish. The plot was very predictable. I knew the ending back at chapter 25 and only finished the book to confirm what I already knew. I found the casual profanity distracting. A good string of expletives when a person is enraged is to be expected, but the use of casual cussing was too much for me. The characters were too one dimensional. The protagonists were pure and flawless while the villains were pure evil. Since the author chose to build the plot and theme around domestic abuse , the responses by the victims should have been more realistic instead of so altruistic. The plot reminded me of an adult fairytale.

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  • Brenna Nance
  • 2019-07-16

Would have been a 5 but....

I really enjoyed this story . Darby made you want to be her and Zane is every girl's dream. However, it goes sideways because the fact that no one suspected the culprit is simply not believable. I cannot be specific because I want others to read and enjoy the story. I am just disappointed that the author paints a picture of strong, intelligent characters on one hand and then makes them deaf, fumb and blind in the other. I saw the ending coming from a mile away. Editors- how did you let this happen. Story redeemed by true love and happily ever after which will win me over every time.

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  • Cathey A. Ellsworth
  • 2019-08-12

This was so awful

The narrator was very good. The story was very bad. Cavity causing , nauseating, the king of all predictable and just overall weak and Incredibly long. I can't remember when I was so disappointed in a book. Anything redeeming would be the spotlight on abuse and what signs to look for.

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  • Dee Norenberg
  • 2019-07-10

Huge Nora Roberts fan

I love all of Nora’s romantic suspense books. Every time I think she can’t top her previous book, she manages to surprise me again! I cried at the beginning of this book for Zack and his sister. My heart went out to them and broke many times over. After that, I started cheering them on! This author manages to tug at your heart strings and make you want to know more and more about her characters in every book! As always, her characters were well rounded and could easily be related to by most anyone. You didn’t have to go through child abuse to feel the pain and the sorrow for Zack and his sister. I totally recommend this book to anyone who loves a good romantic suspense with a great ending.

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  • 2019-07-10

NR never disappoints!!!!!!!!!!

Loved it . the narration was spot on. will be listening to this again. Great story , well developed characters. couldn't stop listening, so I didn't and here I am 13 hours later, and I want more.......

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-07-31

Under Currents

Not good. Very boring with very little story line or any real content, Just a lot of fluff banter between characters. Lame and boring.

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  • Sandy
  • 2019-07-13

Don’t waste your time

Standard Nora Roberts romance and pseudo thriller. The protagonists are likeable and overly sweet. The bad guys are one dimensional and totally ugly. The consistent theme throughout this disjointed story is domestic abuse ramped up to a ridiculous pitch. Skip this one and look for better writing. The narration was excellent, too bad the story wasn’t!

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  • Lee
  • 2019-07-19

Lazy and Predictable

Let me start out by that Nora Robert's is an author that I adore. I will automatically purchase anything that she publishes. Unfortunately, this book was not up to her normal high standards. The book has multiple story lines that are smashed together far too quickly. It makes for lazy writing and a predictable story.

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