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  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (898 ratings)

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Shelter in Place

By: Nora Roberts
Narrated by: January LaVoy
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Summary

From Nora Roberts comes the #1 New York Times bestseller Shelter in Place (June 2018) - a powerful tale of heart, heroism...and propulsive suspense.

It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Mothers and children shopped together, and the manager at the video game store tended to customers. Then the shooters arrived.

The chaos and carnage lasted only eight minutes before the killers were taken down. But for those who lived through it, the effects would last forever. In the years that followed, one would dedicate himself to a law enforcement career. Another would close herself off, trying to bury the memory of huddling in a ladies' room, helplessly clutching her cell phone - until she finally found a way to pour her emotions into her art.

But one person wasn't satisfied with the shockingly high death toll at the DownEast Mall. And as the survivors slowly heal, find shelter, and rebuild, they will discover that another conspirator is lying in wait - and this time, there might be nowhere safe to hide.

©2018 Nora Roberts (P)2018 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Started Out Really Well, Quickly Turned To Mush

This started well, made me imagine what it would be like to be caught up in such a situation, but it soon turned into Mom's Apple Pie All American Mush. It sounded like some awful B movie, with the oh so handsome hero and the broken beautiful heroine. Plus her rampant, drunken, doped up, gorgeous grandmother. Really, I wouldn't bother, despite the fact that the poor narrator does read it well. This was my first Nora Roberts and I can categorically say that I will never be listening to another.

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Exceptional

In my opinion this is the best Nora Roberts book. It made me laugh and cry. Sign of an excellent book that it can inspire such emotion. Excellent narration. Sorry it had to end. Thank you Nora

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Excellent

Excellent story that draws you in, with good narration. Not a typical plot by Nora by any means - the love interest, although present, is very much a minor part of the story. But the characters are very well drawn, and the various individuals' stories are cleverly interwoven. Not quite a thriller, not really a romance, I'm not sure how I would categorize the story, but I definitely wanted to carry on reading/listening.

If you like Nora Roberts' other books, you will probably enjoy this too.

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A must have!

Captivating from the first chapter, Nora Roberts’ novel is super. It has the thriller, a growing romance, dysfunctional families and much more. I played some every time I awoke! A definite addition to the listening library!! Highly recommended.

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Brilliant

Made me laugh made me cry choose a difficult theme to Base a story round
well done


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shelter in place

just loved this storyline. well done Nora Roberts for another good read a must listen 😀😀😀🌻

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Disappointingly one-dimensional and dull

Don't expect a thriller! This book goes on and on about interior decor and other immensely dull stuff.
Moreover, whilst so much about this book is about how the different survivors cope and grow their character, I found them very one-dimensional. One is the flawless hero loved and admired by everyone, another is the most brilliant artist with family tension that somehow feels contrived. I think you're meant to love them both but I found them unbearable.
Pretty soon, the only person I found interesting was the one you were not meant to like...

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Boring & very predictable

What a load of tosh. Absolutely no surprises with the characters or storyline. Initially started off very well but as the story progressed I knew exactly what would happen. The ending made me laugh out loud. Very twee & happily ever after. Stuck with it but was hard work.
Would have given no stars if I could. The narrator was good & that’s the only positive thing I can report.
Sorry but for me this is an awful book.

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As ever, brilliant!

You know what you are going to get with Nora!
And here she delivers an indictment of the evil that flourishes in some people and how unfettered access to guns can tear so many lives apart.

Got to love Nora!

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Given up.

Managed to struggle to chapter 18 but can't take it anymore. The only interesting character is the murderer, the rest are ugghhh.
Sadly the crime part of the story rarely shows its face.

I'm a similar age to Cici but she annoys the heck out of me, and the*wonderful* Simone makes me want to vomit.

I really can't be bothered, waste of a credit.

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