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Linda

Retired librarian and absolutely addicted to audio books.

Athens, TX, United States | Member Since 2005

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  • Call Me Irresistible

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    • Narrated By Shannon Cochran
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1035)
    Performance
    (484)
    Story
    (473)

    Call Me Irresistible is the book Susan Elizabeth Phillips's readers have long awaited. Ted, better known as "little Teddy," the nine-year-old heartbreak kid from Phillips's first best seller, Fancy Pants, and as "young Teddy," the hunky new college graduate in Lady Be Good, is all grown up now—along with Lucy from First Lady and Meg from What I Did for Love. They're ready to take center stage in a saucy, funny, and highly addictive tale fans will love.

    "unknown" says: "SEP is Back In The Game!! Loved It!"
    "Irresistible this book is not!"
    Overall

    All of SEP's books are eagerly awaited, but this story was such a disappointment. It has stellar characters who did almost nothing. The heroine whined a bit, and there was almost no motivation to explain the hero. I truly missed the secondary romance that are in most of Phillips' books. The new narrator was flat so much so that times her voice pulled me out of the story.
    Far from irresistible.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Great Escape

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    • Narrated By Shannon Cochran
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (711)
    Performance
    (606)
    Story
    (606)

    Instead of saying "I do" to Mr. Irresistible, Lucy Jorik hitches a ride on the back of a beat-up motorcycle with a rough looking, bad-tempered stranger who couldn't be more foreign to her privileged existence. While the world searches for her, Lucy must search for herself, and she quickly realizes that her customary good manners are no defense against a man who's raised rudeness to an art form. Lucy needs to toughen up - and fast. Her great escape takes her to his rambling beach house on a Great Lakes island. Here, she hopes to find a new direction...and to unlock the secrets of this man who knows so much about her.

    April says: "Better than the last one"
    "good story but narrator ruined it for me"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about The Great Escape? What did you like least?

    SEP always involves past book characters in her story, and Great Escape was no exception. The secondary romance between Bree and Mike took too long to develop, but was resolved very nicely.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I think that we all miss Anna Fields who was Phillips' go-to narrator until Fields' tragic death. While Shannon Cochran is a competent narrator, I finally decided why she was ALL WRONG for Great Escape. Her voice is too old for Lucy, and secondly, most importantly, she never conveyed the joy that SEP imbues in all her books.


    Was The Great Escape worth the listening time?

    No, I wish I had read it instead of listening to it.


    16 of 16 people found this review helpful

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