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Hidden Riches

Narrated by: Sandra Burr
Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (29 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

When Dora Conroy, a Philadelphia antiques dealer, purchases a curious selection of auction items - objects she judges to be humorous novelties - she unknowingly becomes the deadly focus of an international smuggler.

When robberies and death surround her merchandise, Dora seeks help from her intriguing upstairs tenant, former cop Jed Skimmerhorn. They discover a shadowy path leading across the continent to the smuggler, a man who will stop at nothing to recover his hidden riches. Like the treasures he craves, Dora and Jed find they are susceptible to his crushing grasp.

©2004 Nora Roberts (P)2004 Brilliance Audio

Critic Reviews

"[Roberts] delivers the goods with panache and wit. This time out, she skillfully blends a stirring love story with nonstop suspense, effortlessly shifting from melodrama to light comedy." ( Publishers Weekly)
"This book is a sure winner for aficionados of contemporary romantic suspense." ( Library Journal)

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Great read

Hidden riches, another great story to keep reader enthralled. Enjoy Nora's books, always some twist.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Valerie Ng
  • 28-10-2009

Loved it!!

I read a lot of Nora Roberts and I find them all good. However, once in a while, one of her books really gets to me. This is one of those. I loved the characters, the storyline and the narrator. Ahhhhh.... Next Nora Roberts book please!!

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Heidi
  • 10-08-2009

YES YES YES

You know they are going to end up together - why else write about it however...

Very interesting and independant characters, very interesting and insightful read.

Sandra Burr is also really great.

Again... couldn't put this book down - finished it in 2 days!

Thank you for keeping my weekends alive - especially the boring ones.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • tina
  • 05-12-2009

great

it takes talent to read as so many different people in one book and the reader does great

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  • RomanceHappyEnding
  • 12-08-2010

Easy Listening

I have enjoyed listening to this book....not the best Nora book I have ever read but good strong main characters and alot of effort went into the story setting.

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  • karen
  • 09-11-2012

Hidden Riches

Any additional comments?

Liked the book and story but not the RECORDING as there is a lot of back ground noise starting about 3/4 the way through the first part of this book. Very distracting and when i asked if there was a better quality recording of the book i got a email back from Audible full of questions to be answered. I can't be bothered going through it all so am disappointed in the support from Audible and Audio quality of the first part of this book. I have never had an Audio problem before, just wanted a better quality recording or perhaps my credit back. :(

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Donna A
  • 29-01-2011

Typical Roberts - but enjoyed it

This is a typical Nora Roberts book .. strong woman meets strong man .. they try to avoid their chemistry but can't, one of them has someone trying to do them in .. happy ending for all.

I absolutely enjoyed it ??? it made my commuting in and out of Boston much more pleasant it one could say commuting is a pleasant. I always enjoy Sandra Brown???s narriation.

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  • Tom
  • 28-12-2008

Another winner...

Good easy listening story, has it all, little suspense, little romance. Worth reading.

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  • Susan
  • 19-06-2011

OUTSTANDING

This was a great read!! I began reading and could not put the book down. I could not believe that I read all night finishing the book at daybreak.

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  • Wendy
  • 12-11-2013

Beyond dreadful

What disappointed you about Hidden Riches?

Generally, I find Nora Roberts a good storyteller and I have enjoyed some of her books a great deal. This was not one of them. I am guessing this was one of her earliest books, referring as it does (in the story) to old technology like Walkmans. The writing is awkward, saccharine and immature. But the worst part of all was the narrator, whose voice sounded like something from a 1950's movie. Every time the narrator said one of the main character's names -- "Skimmerhorn" -- in that breathless little voice I wanted to smack her, so awful and contrived did it come across. And seriously: who would name a character Skimmerhorn anyway?

What didn’t you like about Sandra Burr’s performance?

Everything. Her voice(s) and "over performance", her pacing. Sandra Burr was absolutely awful and I will go out of my way to avoid any book narrated by her in the future.

Any additional comments?

If you're a fan of Nora Roberts current books, I would strongly encourage you to avoid this older book with it's stereotyped, flat characters, silly dialogue and boring-as-hell storyline. It is terribly dated and a real waste of a credit. I could not finish it.

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  • Jean
  • 07-04-2009

Classic Nora Roberts

Great book

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  • Tamara
  • 15-12-2008

Spot on

This is certainly one of those cases where narrator and story were made for each other. The different characters and the humour characters you along the tale, until the last word has been spoken.

Total enjoyment

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  • Lynn Lane
  • 01-07-2015

Excellent

Another great story from NR. Wonderful real life characters and great ending. Can't wait to start another

1 of 1 people found this review helpful