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  • Black Hills

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (195 ratings)

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Black Hills

By: Nora Roberts
Narrated by: Nick Podehl
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Summary

In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Nora Roberts takes listeners deep into the rugged Black Hills of South Dakota, where the shadows keep secrets, hunters stalk the land, and a childhood friendship matures into an adult passion.

Cooper Sullivan spent the summers of his youth on his grandparents’ South Dakota ranch, sharing innocent games and stolen kisses with the neighbor girl, Lil Chance. Now, twelve years after they last walked together hand in hand, fate has brought them back to the Black Hills. 

Coop has left his fast-paced life as an investigator in New York to take care of his aging grandparents and the ranch he has come to call home. Though the memory of his touch still haunts her, Lil has let nothing stop her dream of opening the Chance Wildlife Refuge, but something...or someone...has been keeping a close watch. When small pranks and acts of destruction escalate into a heartless attack on Lil’s beloved cougar, memories of an unsolved murder in these very hills have Coop springing to action to keep Lil safe.

Lil and Coop know the natural dangers that lurk in the wild landscape of the Black Hills. But a killer of twisted and unnatural instincts has singled them out as prey...

©2009 Nora Roberts (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Excellent

Nora Roberts, you are a master of storytelling, i love you will you marry me, nick podehl is an excellent choice to tell your story's he never fails to deliver 😉👍❤️😘

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great story

loved the story, plot, description, characters. as a big cat admirer i loved it more. the narrator was alright but put on a slightly irritating soft breathy voice for female characters. v much gave the damsel in distress vibe despite having v strong female characters as the author typically writes

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Superb book

My new favourite Nora Roberts book!! Makes me want to visit South Dakota. Filled with lots of twists

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Brilliant yet again

Having just found Nora Roberts books and not being able to get enough of them, I loved listening to Black Hills. Again it had all that I expected in a Nora Roberts book, crime, love and will you never learn. I also enjoyed the narration and mine as I would shout or sigh at the odd character to two, which is one of the many things Iike about this book. I would recommend giving this book a listen and I hope you will enjoy having chuckles and shouts as much as I did.

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Awesome !

Another brilliant captivating story, with strong characters, by Nora Roberts.
Wonderfully bought to life by the narrator

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story draws you in to the charactors

Would you listen to Black Hills again? Why?

yes, I always find more to a story when listened to again

What other book might you compare Black Hills to, and why?

The Nora Roberts Boonsborough books

Have you listened to any of Nick Podehl’s other performances? How does this one compare?

no and he did good

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

no

Any additional comments?

Good character's and story line. Keep me interested and engaged to the end.

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I loved it!

Black Hills is an enjoyable romantic suspense, filled with murder, mystery and great characters. I highly recommend it.

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It sure goes on a bit

Whilst the story is intriguing and the performance excellent it does drag on rather. The constant interplay between the 2 lead characters about their on/off relationship becomes tiresome after a while and i was well ready for it to end.

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Better

Better than my recent Roberts reads which were very poor formulaic reads. Great at sending me to sleep at night.

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Second half was better!

the first half was a little pedestrian at times but the story became better towards the end. I struggled with the narrator; many times I was unsure which character was speaking. I would avoid him in the future

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