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Stone Barrington is back in the extraordinary new adventure from "New York Times"-bestselling author Stuart Woods. Stone Barrington seems to have a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. When Manhattan's elite are beset by a series of clever crimes--and Stone is a material witness--he and his former partner Dino Bacchetti find themselves drawn into the worlStone Barrington is back in the extraordinary new adventure from "New York Times"-bestselling author Stuart Woods. Stone Barrington seems to have a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. When Manhattan's elite are beset by a series of clever crimes--and Stone is a material witness--he and his former partner Dino Bacchetti find themselves drawn into the world of high-end security and fraud, where insider knowledge and access are limited to a privileged few, and the wealthy are made vulnerable by the very systems meant to keep them safe. As Stone and Dino delve deeper into their investigation, they learn that the mastermind behind the incidents may have some intimate ties to Stone . . . and that the biggest heist is still to come....

Title : Carnal Curiosity
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ISBN : 9781410466594
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 399 Pages
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Carnal Curiosity Reviews

  • Carol
    2019-03-28 23:54

    Three and a half stars...while I have enjoyed all 29 novels in this Stone Barrington series, it is far from the best. It was fun, and the characters are engaging. It is a very entertaining read with a satisfying ending. I agree with Melanie Johnson's review: "Same old Stone Barrington from Stuart Woods. Sex with women he meets within 10 minutes, and trouble following him everywhere he goes," but I disagree with giving it only two stars. It did have a plot (Stone gets robbed and bamboozled by a recent girlfriend, then plans to get even), and the ending was logical and satisfying. The read was fast and enjoyable; I had fun with it, as usual.

  • Molly Morris
    2019-04-16 21:52

    How could there be be so many good reviews for this book? I have read every one of Stuart Woods' books. There is always some sex but this book begins with sex and goes downhill from there. There is no plot and I am extremely disappointed. No, I did not finish it, nor will I ever read another Stone Barrington novel. They are all the same and Stone has become a character with which I will not waste anymore time. If I could, I would give it zero stars. It is offensive.

  • Scott Parsons
    2019-04-06 22:52

    Stone Barrington and Stuart Woods are becoming tiresome. This is formulaic fiction at its worst. Stone meets a beautiful insurance investigator who has come to adjust his claim and that's not all she adjusts. Ten minutes later she's in his bed. After a couple of more rolls in the hay she moves on to seduce another target. This is part of a scheme she and her ex-husband are running to burgle wealthy insurance clients.But really the characters and the dialogue are flat as a pancake. Amazing that Woods continues to sell oodles of these novels, each of which is a carbon copy of the others.

  • Monnie
    2019-04-02 22:55

    If you're looking for a book that reads quickly, this may be the one; I polished it off in spare time in a single day. It also follows the mundane, laid-back pattern I've found in the series featuring filthy rich attorney Stone Barrington; action happens, but nobody gets excited about it. Case in point from a phone conversation between Barrington and a friend:Friend: "Everything all right?"Barrington: "Well, let's see. I was at a dinner party on Saturday night when four men with shotguns arrived and took all the available jewelry."Friend: "How interesting for you."And so it goes from start to finish. Even Barrington's between-the-sheets adventures - and there seem to be more of them happening here than in past books - are quite ho-hum. I'm sure it's written that way intentionally, but it does seem to me I yawned through more of the pages of this one than usual. My interest was piqued at the outset, though, when early on Barrington is visited by a gorgeous blonde insurance adjuster sent to investigate his claim as a result of stolen works of art. Her unusual name is Crane Hart - a reversal of poet Hart Crane, who as it happens was born in Garrettsville, Ohio, not far from where I live (he died in 1932). Other than that reference, however, no more mention is made of the name - leaving me to wonder what the connection is, if any, between the poet and author Woods. Not long after Barrington and Hart hit the sack, she reveals that she's being stalked by her hulk of an estranged husband - who also appears to be the ringleader of a gang of thieves (remember the subject of that above-mentioned phone call)? Barrington and his police buddies, of course, try to round them all up; in between, Barrington also gets involved with the campaign of friend Kate - the wife of the outgoing U.S. President who has thrown her hat in the campaign ring to replace her husband. In that process, he meets yet another beauty with whom he jumps into bed almost immediately (proving, I suppose, that he's still got it even though he's old enough to be a grandfather several times over).Oh yes, I did learn a new word: "tsuris." It was used several times in the book, so I looked it up and found that it's defined as a Yiddish word for stress or troubles (aha - maybe that's how readers are supposed to know some of the characters really are under a bit of duress). All rightee then, I said to myself as I pondered ways to work it into future conversations.One thing I won't be talking much about, though, is this book - somewhat entertaining, but certainly not worth paying much for.

  • Carol Alexander
    2019-04-02 23:00

    I am getting bored with the wealthy people in Mr. Woods novels. They all have airplanes, drink champagne, have sex four times a day (often with several people) and spend like there is no tomorrow. And his (through the characters) proselytizing is becoming just a bit much. I stopped reading another author's books because the heroine was such a whiner and people trying to help her kept getting killed because she was so obnoxiously stubborn. Sorry, Stone, but you are close to extinction on my reading list unless the plots improve greatly. There is a reason why soap operas were cancelled.

  • Linda
    2019-04-14 01:03

    Plot weak and predictable. NOT one of Woods best in the least. Stone Barrington needs to evolve in his character like Dino has done. I will give Woods one more try but if the next one is anything like this one, it will be my last.

  • Anne
    2019-03-29 01:53

    Same old Stuart Woods; lots of sex, fast paced action and facile plotting. It's simply a romp that entertains at 3 AM when sleep eludes one.

  • Mike French
    2019-04-22 01:02

    Another very enjoyable read from Stuart Woods! Stone Barrington is predictable,but always interesting.If you have enjoyed previous books in this series, you will enjoy Carnal Curiosity.

  • Michele bookloverforever
    2019-04-04 02:06

    stone gets robbed. then gets even.

  • Quillracer
    2019-04-09 21:51

    Stone meets a woman. Stone and the woman have drinks and dinner. Stone and the woman have sex numerous times in one night. Stone meets another woman. Stone and the woman have drinks and dinner. Stone and the woman have sex numerous times in one night. One of the women turns out to be bad, leading Stone to become involved in some sort of crime. Stone throws around mountains of money. Holly Barker, Lance Cabot, Max Freeman, and many others from Woods’s novels make token appearances. Stone and Dino work together to catch the bad guys.There, in a nutshell, you have the plot of not just this, but every Stone Barrington novel. If you’ve read one, you’ve pretty much read them all. Only the location changes from time to time.And Woods still writes some of the most stilted dialog ever committed to paper. All of his main characters speak as if they graduate from some toney private academy in 1920.These books are Twinkies for the mind. Not necessarily nourishing, but sometimes, junk food is all you want to eat or read. As junk food, Stuart Woods’s novels stand head and shoulders above the rest.

  • Nancy
    2019-04-13 01:39

    Another entertaining book in this series. Thank goodness there were not a lot of murders; get tired of that.... Dino and Stone up to their usual antics.Stone Barrington seems to have a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. When Manhattan’s elite are beset by a series of clever crimes—and Stone is a material witness—he and his former partner Dino Bacchetti find themselves drawn into the world of high-end security and fraud, where insider knowledge and access are limited to a privileged few, and the wealthy are made vulnerable by the very systems meant to keep them safe. As Stone and Dino delve deeper into their investigation, they learn that the mastermind behind the incidents may have some intimate ties to Stone . . . and that the biggest heist is still to come

  • Jfmed
    2019-04-21 03:39

    Disappointing. This is my second and last book I will try from this author. Seems like it's written by a 12 year boy. Every woman the main character, Stone, meets is gorgeous and just wants to have him. Stone seems involved in every crime around, knows everyone around from the President down, and solves all the crimes. No death or complexity.

  • Kate
    2019-04-17 02:56

    Stone's womanizing has becoming boring and unlikely. Women apparently just see him and are dying to sleep with him. He is neither witty nor charming so the only possible reason could be his money, which is just gross. Stone drugs his girlfriend to keep her out of the way and this is just a line in the book as if such a thing is a normal, acceptable practice of everyday life. Beyond gross.

  • Kay
    2019-04-23 04:00

    Another typical Stone Barrington book. Woods usually comes up with an okay plot so if you can stick with the book long enough to get to it [my husband couldn't] it makes up for the effort. Stone only likes to eat and have sex and the book is full of it! The best news is that it doesn't take long to read it.

  • Gretchen
    2019-04-09 21:57

    It's a fast read and a good beach book. I've been a Stuart Woods fan even though he and I have diametrically opposed political beliefs. Also bored with his obsession with Stone Barrington's sexual prowess. Puhlease, give me a break. However, his inadequacies don't dismiss my enjoyment of the books

  • Christi Ensberg
    2019-04-01 05:59

    This is my 29th Stone barrington novel and although I have loved every one of the mindless books in this series this was not one of my favorite. Why do I keep going back for more? Because I love Stone. He is a stud. :)

  • Tim
    2019-04-23 01:51

    A quick read with action that is not as good as other Woods works. A couple of his more interesting characters including Herbie Fisher and CIA Fay have small bit parts and with them goes much of the humor and excitement. 6 of 10 stars

  • Deb Mcpherson
    2019-04-12 00:59

    I did not really get why this book is on the bestseller list. Maybe it is because I have not read the other books in the series, but I felt like it was very bubblegum reading. Light, no real substance.

  • Hapzydeco
    2019-04-17 00:54

    Carnal indeed. It took only 8 pages for Stone to be curious. Typical Stuart Woods - fast read, little substance, same cast of supporting characters.

  • Loy
    2019-04-18 02:54

    Another book about Stone This was pretty silly. We did get to read about all the characters.Mostly fluff. Good for just something to read.

  • Louise Wagner
    2019-03-27 21:40

    AverageAverageThe Stone Barrington books are getting boring. I doubt if I will read another. There are many more good books available.

  • Kathyz
    2019-04-26 01:39

    Worst Stuart Woods book I have read and I have read a lot of them

  • Kris Kilian
    2019-04-21 02:44

    Another typical Stone Barrington BookThis book was similar to others with all the usual characters. While I did enjoy it I didn't think it was fully up to par.

  • Kathy-richard Wilson
    2019-04-22 04:58

    This book convinced me that I'm done with Stuart Woods for awhile. It's. Just meh.

  • Michael Redd
    2019-04-26 01:41

    Nothing new to see here!

  • Caroline
    2019-03-28 05:57

    Pretty much done with this series. Getting dumber by the book

  • Sojourner
    2019-04-07 03:57

    Stuart Woods is back with the 29th book in his successful Stone Barrington series, Carnal Curiosity. Stone Barrington is the son of rebellious parents who were disowned by their own parents which is reflected in his own life. He joined the NYPD and served fourteen years as a patrolman and detective before being kicked out of the force. Ever since he was saved from the jaws of poverty by an old law school friend who hired him to be of counsel to Woodman & Weld, a respected law firm, he has never look back.Carnal Curiosity by Stuart Woods may not be his best but it is still an enjoyable one. When Stone and insurance adjuster Crane Hart meets for business, things begin to go out of hand as Don Dugan, the estranged husband of Crane, flexes his muscle creating much trouble for him. Dugan let his henchmen have a field day, robbing guests at a party and breaking into Stone’s Manhattan townhouse and stealing his valuable paintings. Stone too must flex his muscle and use his wit if he is to recover the stolen items.This installment of the series is more or less the usual fare. Readers’ reaction may vary but diehard fans of the series will appreciate Stone Barrington for what he is.

  • Eva
    2019-03-28 01:02

    A shade too much "carnal" removed any "curiosity" I might have had about this title. Stone Barrington is a walking STD with all the women he barely knows yet jumps into bed with. Really?! Come on. A nice relationship for Stone wouldn't hurt the storyline any. For a smart guy, he sure does make some dumb choices! It is long past time for Stone to get smart and start thinking with the OTHER head for a change.

  • Denice Hogan
    2019-04-06 02:49

    I enjoy Stuart Woods books. but lately they have gone very sexual.I like a good mystery but now he is having descriptive sex with everyone basically he says hello to.I loved the storyline and the plot but really don't see the need to be having so much sexin the book

  • Mark
    2019-04-04 05:43

    Another awesome book for the Stone Barrington series!! It never ceases to amaze me how Stuart Woods can keep coming up with new plots & characters with this series. Each book sucks you in & you can't put them down. Looking forward to starting book #30"Cut & Thrust" as soon as possible!!!