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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (11,501 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nora Roberts Narrator: Bernadette Quigley Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2004 ISBN: 9781597100533
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On a hot July afternoon, a worker at an Antietam Creek construction site drives the blade of his backhoe into a layer of soil — and strikes a 5,000-year-old human skull. The discovery draws plenty of attention and a lot of controversy. It also changes the life of one woman in ways she never expected... As an archaeologist, Callie Dunbrook knows a lot about the past. But her own past is about to be called into question. Recruited for her expertise on the Antietam Creek dig, she encounters danger — as a cloud of death and misfortune hangs over the project, and rumors fly that the site is cursed. She finds a passion that feels equally dangerous, as she joins forces in her work with her irritating, but irresistible, ex-husband, Jake. And when a strange woman approaches her, claiming to know a secret about Callie’s privileged Boston childhood, some startling and unsettling questions are raised about her very identity. Searching for answers, trying to rebuild, Callie finds that there are deceptions and sorrows that refuse to stay buried. And as she struggles to put the pieces back together, she discovers that the healing process comes with consequences — and that there are people who will do anything to make sure the truth is never revealed. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hwendt | 2/17/2014

    " Well who doesn't like a good scheme? Thia book won't be a disappointment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maaru | 2/5/2014

    " Nora Roberts siempre logra atraparme hasta el final y hacer amar a sus personajes y sus historias. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Primadonna | 1/30/2014

    " Just okay to me. The problem that Callie's experiencing is great. Yet somehow I don't really feel connnected to either Callie nor Jake. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 1/24/2014

    " I was skeptical to read Nora Roberts at first because I thought it would be too much romance and too predictable. But not so! (Well, OK, it can be predictable)Nora Roberts writes great stories and great characters. Birthright was one of the first books of hers I read and is still one of my favorites. You won't regret it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ♆ BookAddict ~ La Crimson Femme | 1/23/2014

    " Talk about angst. This book held no surprises. The plot was easy to follow and oh so sad. I'm sure from the character's point of view it was all a shock. From the reader's point of view, I felt like I was watching a train wreck in Iowa. It's a plain as day to see the trains are going to collide and the collateral damage will be large. I've never had children so I can't speak to how upsetting it is to lose a child but most especially to have one stolen. This book broke my heart a little. I rate it a 3.5 star. But since I round down, it is only a 3. I do recommend this book to people who want to feel a bit more emotion in their romance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Camille Ortiz | 1/23/2014

    " I absolutely LOVED the relationship between Callie and Jake. Their chemistry was SO magnetic and together their interaction with each other was just hilarious. Reading this you could actually visualize a REAL LIFE couple going through the scenarios. What I also loved was the job that Callie did. The fact that she would dig up sites to find all these ancient things was HIGHLY interesting. Reading her passion for it almost made ME want to do the same thing! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tasha | 1/17/2014

    " I liked all the things Roberts had going on in this one. We have the dig, family secrets, people being killed and of course the H/h trying to work through their past issues. I really liked how the h handled the parent problem. It was done well, with sensitivity and respect. Of course the fire between the H/h was just good fun! I love fiery words and hot tempers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leena | 1/10/2014

    " NR was good ... There was an element of mystery and it revolves around Callie a rational, logical archeologist. Mother and daughter are passionate about the work although their works are poles apart. Its about the finding mystery layer after layer however in the end I felt there was a little hasty ending. Although the mystery , romance and the pinch of adventure kept me guessing. Overall I liked the book I should say its better than the last NR book I read Angels fall. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tabatha Dehaan | 1/10/2014

    " it was a good mix of romance mystery and suspence I really injoyed it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marilyn | 1/9/2014

    " I own an autographed editio--by Nora Baby herself--of this particular hardcover edition. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brittany | 12/29/2013

    " A truely creative romantic suspense thriller from Nora Roberts. This was a book that can be hard to put down for even a minute. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cristina | 12/16/2013

    " An interesting story about a paleontologist who discovers her life isn't what she thought. This story is full of intrigue, murder and relationships. It brings to mind the faith taken in childbirth and adoption; the dynamic of what family is really all about. Truly a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Regina | 12/12/2013

    " This was a great story - so many twists and turns - it was VERY entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy | 11/15/2013

    " Archaeologist Callie Dunbrook is excited to be overseeing a new dig, but with the site rumored to be cursed, her ex-husband hanging around, and a stranger suggesting that he knows all about her past, things aren't altogether rosy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 10/11/2013

    " Interesting book! I couldn't put the book down and when i had left it at home I regretted that decision. I would it through the night and wake up with reading it as my first thought. I loved every adventure, suspense, thrill and the romance. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 7/6/2013

    " So I have a weakness for a good romance. This one is good, not her best, but still good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christy | 6/12/2013

    " Really great. Again - I LOVED the archeology aspect of the story. My cousin's one, so it was cool to read more about what she does. Surprises all the way around for me - except for the romance part. Very predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maria | 3/28/2013

    " I love the ending to this one. It's a nice twist from the usual Nora Roberts since there are two couples and one of the couples are divorced. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caryn Naude | 12/20/2012

    " I love Nora Roberts. I really enjoyed this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 10/23/2012

    " Quick, engaging read with the right mix of romance and mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 10/23/2012

    " A good one by Nora. Thought I had read it previously but it did not seem familar. Enjoyed it very much. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jess | 9/23/2012

    " What did I learn from this book? That I was right - I hate romance lit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy victoria | 9/21/2012

    " this is one of my favorite all time reads, it was well written interesting all the way through, really amazing book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glenajo | 7/19/2012

    " Nora Roberts at her finest. Based on the plausible relationship between child abductions and adoptions, the story follows a young woman recognized by her birth mother. The repercussions fall from there. Heart felt, intriguing and entertaining, I loved listening to this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janin | 8/9/2011

    " One of the few stand alone books that I've read by Nora Roberts. Well written-- I didn't expect it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 B.D. Tharp | 6/16/2011

    " I listened to this audio book while traveling and it kept my attention. I found myself not wanting to stop for breaks because I wanted to know what happened next. It was intriguing with a nice twist at the end. An enjoyable story that made a 5 hour drive very painless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dee | 5/20/2011

    " Two-haiku review:

    Archeologist
    Was kidnapped as a baby.
    Her ex helps her cope.

    Family matter.
    One mystery, two couples
    Everyone finds love. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Vicki | 5/15/2011

    " I'll stick with J.D. Robb, thankyouverymuch. This was horrible -- took me back to my Barbara Cartland reading days. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marissa | 5/14/2011

    " An enjoyable read that features the signature romance formula that one can count on from Roberts, an action-packed and intriguing murder mystery, and a focus on archaeology.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 4/26/2011

    " Good, young archeologist who finds out she was kidnapped as a baby. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carrie | 4/25/2011

    " I liked the people in the book but the plot was off for me. Just couldn't believe it i guess. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy | 4/25/2011

    " What happens when you find out you are not really who you think you are? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keith | 4/17/2011

    " This book was recommended to me by a friend and I decided to read it. To my surprise, I was having a difficult time putting it down once I started reading it.

    If you enjoy suspenseful romantic dramas with a twist then you will probably enjoy Birthright... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mckenna | 3/30/2011

    " I didn't know what to expect from this book, but I really enjoyed it. It starts off with a baby that is kidnapped at 3 months old and goes onto chronicle what happened to that girl. It actually turns into a mystery of sorts. It is well written and the characters are likable. I liked it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle | 3/23/2011

    " My most favorite Nora Roberts book!!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rene | 3/22/2011

    " Anyone with the least bit interest in archeology would enjoy this book. It was easy to imagine the characters and the book flowed quickly. A good suspense mystery involving family dynamics and murder all set around an acheological dig. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jack | 3/19/2011

    " I liked this book but not a Nora Roberts fan.Certainly wouldn't pay money for her books.
    I can get the same goop on TV. Way too much gratuitous rolling in the hay. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 morgan | 3/10/2011

    " wonderful book, keeps you interested the whole time to figure out "who did it" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie | 3/4/2011

    " Loved the story and the characters. It is a must read for all Nora Roberts fans. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kay | 3/3/2011

    " Good one! I enjoyed the characters and the interesting plot twists. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacey | 2/12/2011

    " I've never read a Nora Roberts book before, I thought it would be just a sappy love story, but there was more to it and I did like it. I think I will try reading some others. "

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About the Author
Author Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than two hundred novels. She is also the author of a bestselling futuristic suspense series written under the pen name J. D. Robb, her other pseudonyms being Jill March and Sarah Hardesty. She was the first author inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. There are more than 400 million copies of her books in print.