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3.00009401565051 out of 53.00009401565051 out of 53.00009401565051 out of 53.00009401565051 out of 53.00009401565051 out of 5 3.00 (17,763 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nora Roberts Narrator: James Daniels Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2004 ISBN: 9781597104920
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Declan Fitzgerald had always been the family maverick, but even he couldn't understand his impulse to buy a dilapidated mansion on the outskirts of New Orleans. All he knew was that ever since he saw Manet Hall, he'd been enchanted - and obsessed - with it. So when the opportunity to buy the house comes up Declan jumps at the chance to live out a dream. Determined to restore Manet Hall to its former splendor, Declan begins the daunting renovation room by room, relying on his own labor and skills. But the days spent in total isolation in the empty house take a toll. He is seeing visions of days from a century past, and experiencing sensations of terror and nearly unbearable grief - sensations not his own, but those of a stranger. Local legend has it that the house is haunted, and with every passing day Declan's belief in the ghostly presence grows. Only the companionship of the alluring Angelina Simone can distract him from the mysterious happenings in the house, but Angelina too has her own surprising connection to Manet Hall - a connection that will help Declan uncover a secret that's been buried for a hundred years. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dallas | 2/15/2014

    " I loved it! I think it's my favorite Nora Roberts book so far, with the ones that I have read. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emilie | 2/6/2014

    " I loved it!! A great romance with constant twists and turns, a chilling ghost story where you can never guess what will wind up happening, and a century-old murder mystery that really makes you wonder about old-fasioned southern housewives. There was never a dull moment in this book. I love how Declan and Lena's love flourished. The good ol' southern spirit is shown many times throughout the book. The writting is confusing especially when it changes from present to past or past to present. Nora Roberts really writes beautifully (the details about the southern architecture are amazing) and captures a great image of love and ghosts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexis | 1/31/2014

    " This book contained a very interesting and compelling story. It was very entertaining to find out the history of the manor which Declan wins at an auction and is working on renovating it. As he is doing so, we discover the place's dark secret, which for some reason is somehow connected with Declan. I really enjoyed reading this really good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aberforth | 1/29/2014

    " Wow. That was definitely mpreg. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 1/27/2014

    " Overall, I liked the book, but the ending was terribly underwhelming and anti-climactic. I was expecting an awesome heart-warming close and it just sort of ran into a wall...bam! and ended. Of cours, I still love Nora Roberts, but this book is not one of my favorites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katy | 1/25/2014

    " Okay, I like most NR novels. This one though ranks among my favorites. A young man from New England buys and renovates a delapidated, spooky mansion in the Louisiana bayou country. He begins experiencing events that occurred 100 years earlier there. Not only does he meet these inhabitants, he also meets their real-life descendents, his bayou neighbor grandmother, her lazy druggie daughter, and the beautiful but toughly independent bar owner granddaughter. Together they solve the mystery of what happened in the mansion one fateful night a century ago... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leah Hortin | 1/25/2014

    " I wasn't sure how into the Cajun Bayou scene I'd be but I enjoyed it, cher. I adored Declan's character but wasn't really into the paranormal activity bits. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 1/24/2014

    " Awesome book! I couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy Jordan | 1/22/2014

    " Like Nora's books, especially the trilogies. sometimes I just want to get lost in someone else's world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lesley | 1/17/2014

    " I Love Nora Roberts book and this was no exception. I could not put the book down until I had finished it. Then wished I hadnt read it so quickly/ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lanaont30 | 1/1/2014

    " One of my favorite books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 CaroB | 12/27/2013

    " I always love Ms Roberts' standalones, her storytelling is effortless. This one was no exception. The romance was lovely, the main characters likeable and honest, and the haunted house scared me when I was reading this at bedtime. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elisabeth | 12/27/2013

    " Romances aren't my usual fare, but a co-worker lent this to me and I thought, why not? The characters were engaging and the present day plot was interesting enough to keep me reading. However I didn't really enjoy the historical plot that was woven into it- it felt forced. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christyna Hunter | 12/26/2013

    " Interesting story. Lovely twist at the end! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 11/27/2013

    " This was a great southern bayou mystery! I really thought it was a interesting and different twist, when you find out the mystery it makes you gasp in disbelief! such a great love connection and story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 6/20/2013

    " This book took place in Louisiana. It is nice to read a book where you know the places they are speaking about! Loved!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly | 5/9/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book!!! I love books that show the easy swagger of Bayou life, the charcters were so easy to get caught up in and the twist was brillant. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krystal | 2/9/2013

    " Part mystery and part love story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hailey | 1/21/2013

    " This book was a mysterious love story. I usually don't read these types. But this book was good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Molly Jo | 9/22/2012

    " This one had a twist I didn't expect and am not so sure I liked... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lacy | 7/30/2012

    " Loved loved loved this story. I am convinced though that Nora Roberts is actually a man...'her' writing style is so to the point and women don't typically write that way. There's not a lot of fluff and filler in this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crystal | 10/17/2011

    " I think this book was pretty good, and it had an unexpected plot line, which I liked a lot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebekah | 8/28/2011

    " This book made me want to move back to gulf coast and buy a house and settle in on the bayou. A wonderful book...I could not put it down...I read the entire thing on my two days off...and it left me with quite the case of homesickness "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Libby | 8/13/2011

    " This was a really good book and my favorite character is Lena. I liked the book but, I didn't like all the swearing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin | 7/3/2011

    " good book! read it in 2 days! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Atarah | 4/30/2011

    " One of my favorites of Nora Roberts. Actually probably is on top of the list of books that I've read by Nora. She was able to catch my attention to a point where it was next to impossible to put the book down. Way to go Nora! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marissa | 4/6/2011

    " I picked this one up after seeing the movie and found it to be an entertaining enough read to pass the time, but not one of my favorites from Roberts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jody | 3/29/2011

    " My first Roberts book. I was wary because she is so popular, but I was surprised at how I got pulled into the interesting romance of this novel! Roberts weaved two worlds together, loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nikki | 3/12/2011

    " Midnight Bayou was awesome! I loved the story, the intrigue of the past, present, the ghosts, the Hall. It had a great setting and was a colorful story! I would definately recommend this story! The movie was good too. "

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

    " A romance that had me on the edge of my seat! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 2/26/2011

    " Overall, I liked the book, but the ending was terribly underwhelming and anti-climactic. I was expecting an awesome heart-warming close and it just sort of ran into a wall...bam! and ended. Of cours, I still love Nora Roberts, but this book is not one of my favorites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Reading Cove | 2/11/2011

    " 40th: MIDNIGHT BAYOU - Nora Roberts
    Trivia Winner - Nancy

    ~COVE OPINION: B, Great story "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alisha | 2/8/2011

    " It was just okay for me. I didn't love the characters like I normally do. "

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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.

About the Narrator

James Daniels is a labor organization attorney who performed Shakespeare in London, received a Grammy nomination for his audiobook narration, and wrote the hard-boiled noir mystery Ghost Bride. He and his family live in the Midwest.