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First Sight: A Novel | [Danielle Steel]

First Sight: A Novel

First Sight is a tale of daring to take risks, and losing control just enough to have a life, when the opportunity presents itself. When two very different worlds and strong-willed people collide, everything changes in an instant, as they confront the age-old question of whether to lay oneself bare and risk intimacy - or not. Are they brave enough to face what comes next? And will they do it together or apart?
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Publisher's Summary

Paris, L.A., and the world of ready to wear fashion provide rich backdrops for Danielle Steel’s deeply involving story of a gifted designer whose talent and drive have brought her everything - except the ability to erase her past and trust relationships. New York. London. Milan. Paris. Fashion Week in all four cities. A month of endless interviews, parties, and unflagging work and attention to detail at the semiannual ready to wear fashion shows - the famous prêt-à-porter.

At the center of the storm and avalanche of work is American Timmie O’Neill, whose renowned line, Timmie O, is the embodiment of casual chic, in fashion and for the home. She has created a business that inspires, fills, and consumes her life. With an unerring instinct for what the next trend will be, an innate genius for business, tireless labor, and sheer fearlessness, starting from nothing, over two decades Timmie has built an international empire that has brought her enormous satisfaction and success.

In a world where humility and compassion are all too rare, her humor, kindness, integrity, and creativity are inspirational. Yet as blessed as she feels by her success, Timmie harbors the private wounds of a devastating childhood and past tragedy. She is too smart, too experienced, and too hurt to want much in her personal life beyond a succession of convenient, very limited relationships. Always willing to take risks in business, she never risks her heart. But despite her well-ordered and highly controlled world, it turns out that Timmie O’Neill is not immune to magic when it strikes. And it strikes in Paris during Paris Fashion Week, when an intriguing Frenchman comes into her life when she gets sick.

©2013 Danielle Steel (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc. All rights reserved.

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    Fiona 07-22-13
    Fiona 07-22-13
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    "Maybe one novel too many...."
    Would you ever listen to anything by Danielle Steel again?

    I have been reading and listening to Danielle Steel for most of my adult life and have absolutely loved most of her early books. I am so disappointed in this predictable and repetitve story though. From almost the outset it was clear what the outcome would be.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The narrators voice was nothing special and I am suprised that Audible feels that Danielle Steel's novels should be read by males all the time.


    Any additional comments?

    Danielle Steel is now just writing to turn out books not so much as to entertain her audience. If you want to read/hear the real Danielle Steel listen to her early books and really enjoy what this author is capable of..

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jan Melbourne, Australia 09-01-13
    Jan Melbourne, Australia 09-01-13 Member Since 2015

    Member since 2010 I suspended my account for a couple of months and audible incorrectly states I joined June 2015 crazy with 343 titles

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    "So disappointing"

    I have continued to buy almost every Danielle Steel book on audible. I loved The Sins of the Mother one of my favourites however it is very hit and miss now if they are good or a waste of time. To me this book was that. I cannot get past the first two chapters. There is just nothing to keep my interest the story is boring. The narrater is possibly the worst choice for any book. He sounds as if he is almost asleep his monotone voice with no expression is just not suitable.

    I cannot understand along with many others comments on Danielle Steel reviews why Audible choose men for her books. The occasional male voice has worked for me but I find a female voice suits this type of book so much more.

    I think I am done on her books after this one and the last one which I did not buy just listening to the preview was bad enough.

    Danielle Steel books used to be a given you would enjoy them now it is just hit and miss. There are so many better authors out there now who are writing good books.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    LoJ 04-21-15
    LoJ 04-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book"

    I am pretty sure the narrator was chosen because he has a French accent and did a great job with Jean-Charles accent, but made his voice sound like he was in his eighties and not in his fifties. Otherwise the narrator did a great job with Timmies' voice and the others. Danielle Steel created a great book and she always has great endings from the her books that I have read, and this one is also great and has an unpredictable ending.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Carolyn MCKINNEY, TX, United States 08-24-13
    Carolyn MCKINNEY, TX, United States 08-24-13
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    "Never disappointed before...but"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, if they are a Danielle Steel fan, but to read, not on Audible.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Timmie's mother being alive.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Mr. Morey was just not the best fit for this particular type of story.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes, because a screen play would tighten it up.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Caroline sparta, NJ, United States 07-24-13
    Caroline sparta, NJ, United States 07-24-13
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    "really loved it"
    Would you listen to First Sight again? Why?

    no but only because i never listen to books over and over


    What did you like best about this story?

    there was a lot going on


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    yes but if i say it it will ruin it for others....


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    BookReader Chicago, IL, United States 08-29-15
    BookReader Chicago, IL, United States 08-29-15 Member Since 2001
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    "First Sight"
    Any additional comments?

    Read by Arthur Morey and approximately thirteen hours of listening. Ah, joy … another sweet, sappy, ridiculously romantic Steel story. The formula you can easily guess. Glitter and opulence surround the life of the lead female character, a … wait for it … fashion designer. The lead male character a ridiculously handsome French doctor. Riddled with cliches, predictable to the extreme, First Sight is an eye-rolling beach read.

    In mid-July, maybe early August 2015, Audible provided a special deal on many Danielle Steel audiobooks, and I’ve been listening to them consecutively. ALL the stories follow the same basic formula that ultimately ends with the typical DanielleSteelesque boy-gets-girl happily-ever-after ending. Based on the author success, the formula is a profitable venture.

    Morey does an okay job with the French doctor’s voice, but frankly, I’d rather listen to romance novels read by women. Although Steel novels never contain graphic sex, love-making and thoughts of love-making from the point of view of a female, read by a man, always makes me giggle.

    Don’t hesitate to give as a gift, but be careful the recipient isn’t someone who would rather be reading Anna Karenina or a Tom Clancy thriller. Danielle Steel novels are not gray-matter material, they aren’t intended to be more than mawkish romantic escapes.

    No surprises, the audiobook is difficult to finish; you’ll fast-forward through very repetitive, sickly sentimental prose. I found myself saying aloud, ‘Okay, get on with it; I get it.". However, if you are among the legions of Steel fans, a teenaged girl, an an incurable romantic, you’ll likely enjoy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Plano, TX, United States 08-11-15
    Susan Plano, TX, United States 08-11-15 Member Since 2010
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    "An insult to women"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The book not being written. When I read the summary the book sounded like a new little fling away from my normal reading but instead it turned out to be a horrible tribute to intelligent business. Seemed to be written by a male rather than a female. I don't know why but I really thought it would get better. I could not have been more wrong.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something by someone else. Danielle Steel is completely off my reading list at this point.


    What didn’t you like about Arthur Morey’s performance?

    Boring voice. Monotone, uninvolved in the presentation. More of performing a job than making the book come alive.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from First Sight?

    The whole book.


    Any additional comments?

    I have not been this disappointed by a book since the last book released by Jean Auel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy A. Curl Charlotte, NC United States 08-05-15
    Nancy A. Curl Charlotte, NC United States 08-05-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Oh my...so many cliches.....so little content."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Wow, the book would need to be re written completely.


    Has First Sight turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Absolutely.


    What didn’t you like about Arthur Morey’s performance?

    A bit bland, but then again, he had little to work with on this one.


    What character would you cut from First Sight?

    All of them.


    Any additional comments?

    So much redundancy...how many times can the same point be made with yet another overworked phrase..."their two souls were one"....oh boy, need a strong stomach to get through this mush!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Monica 08-02-15
    Monica 08-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "It's was a bit to long"

    I got bored with the story line after the 5th chapter and I wanted to end quickly

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    Susan 07-28-15
    Susan 07-28-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Easy listening fluff"

    Not the best nor the worst book I have listened to. The choice of middle aged male narrator is a little perplexing. I would have enjoyed it more if the book were narrated by a female, since the story is mostly from a female perspective. Good book to choose if you are listening while doing other things. Doesn't require much brain power to listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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