It would have been better, if the audio version had been better produced. Omitting the constant he said....she said. In a 2 min span, sometimes there would be up to 15 he said/she said. You start counting them, instead of listening to the actual story.
Again, he said...she said. The constant reference to Min's weight was tiresome.
Yes,I thought she was a great narrator with a pleasant voice. She would have benefited more, with editing out he said/she said.
Yes, the main characters were very likeable and the connection between the two was very natural. A cute love story, with great supporting characters. The he said, she said....ruined the true essence of the story. Probably, would have been better to read.
Yes. It was entertaining.
The most interesting aspect was the betting going on between the main characters.
Probably not. I think there are other books that are better...
The ending was very predictable... and once you read the first two chapters you knew what the ending was going to be.
Neither good nor bad.
I have only read two of Jennifer Cruise's books. Fast Women, which was good and this one. Now I am left wondering which one was the normal writing style and which was the accident.
I love most of JC's books, as I'm a chick-lit fan; but this one is my favorite! It's very smart, very witty and the characters are relate-able. I often picture this in my head as a Lifetime movie or something. It's that cleverly written and that much fun. Wish they WOULD make it a movie lol. I don't know what it is about this story, but it makes my heart warm. I keep it on my iPod at all times, and start it up again if I need a mood-booster :)
There is nothing I don't love about this book. I have read/listened to this book no less than 20 times. The characters are well done but not stereotypical. Ms. Crusie is consistent in their portrayals, but they are not predictable.
I will admit it took me awhile to warm up to Ms. Hurst. I don't know what I was expecting, but now she seems spot on. It could be because I have listened to it so many times her voice is forever entwined with the written word when I read as opposed to listen.
You know, I love a well-done epilogue and this was one of the better ones. I will listen to just the epilogue if I need a short narration to finish up a workout, a walk, a household chore.
While I am a fan girl of Crusie in general and this book in particular, I have read a number of contradictory reviews. While positives seem to far outweigh the negatives, make sure you read samples/listen to samples if you have any hesitancy. I listened to this many times through the library and knew I had to have it. It was one of the first I got when I joined Audible.
You can't help but root for Minerva Dobbs, the main character in this fun romantic comedy by Jennifer Crusie. Her wacky but supportive friends are great and it is fun to hear about her overbearing mother and her burgeoning relationship with ultra-handsome, playboy Calvin Morrissey. I laughed out loud many times and really enjoyed learning about these fun characters. Overall, a fun, sexy novel. Recommend for sure!
It wasn't filled with sex that overwhelmed the story. It had me laughing out loud. A nice romantic story. You'll have characters you will love, hate and some that you wish you could just get rid of because you know people like them exist. This was actually worth the credit, I know this because I normally read reviews not write them.
My favorite character was Cal. I loved the fact that he wasn't trying to get Min to diet and lifted her self-esteem. The rest of the characters were well written.
Deanna Hurst did the voices perfectly and when she did the voices for cell phones well that was great.
I really liked the way that Min and Cal take up for each other...that's what couples do even though they weren't together at that time.
I loved how Min (the main female character) was not the perfect size 6 and how the gorgeous male lead appreciated her looks from the beginning.
I have already listened to this book twice and know I will listen to it again!!
Bet Me ranks close to the top. It's entertaining and keeps you going. It is a very chaotic novel with fun and lively characters. I have listened to or read books where it is chaotic, but only because the author doesn't seem to be able to get it together to write a clean, crisp story line. Jennifer Cruisie does this on purpose! This is like a opera singer being able to sing off key when she needs to.
Min who just seems to have a clutsy life and yes, chaos theory at its finest.
The ability to add a hint of sarcasm in her voice when it was appropriate.
I read this as I was keeping tabs on a philosophy class that a colleague was teaching regarding Cultural Theory through the ages. I have to agree with my colleague when she said, "This is a very intelligently written book." "Cruise got skill."
Love a good story and will read just about anything except Sci-Fi, Supernatural/Zombie/Vampire novels. Not snobby--don't enjoy them.
Don's let the description put you off what is actually a cute story. This book was suggested to me by a friend and I read the description and thought I would hate it--guy makes a bet that he can date a girl. But I actually thought it was a fun read. All of the characters were different than you would expect and the story was deeper than the impression you get by reading the description. I really enjoyed it. My only criticism is that I wished it hadn't ended so abruptly--and the tacked on 5 years later epilogue didn't help or satisfy.