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.
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.
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.
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..
Member since 2010 I suspended my account for a couple of months and audible incorrectly states I joined June 2015 crazy with 343 titles
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.
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.
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.
Yes, if they are a Danielle Steel fan, but to read, not on Audible.
Timmie's mother being alive.
Mr. Morey was just not the best fit for this particular type of story.
Yes, because a screen play would tighten it up.
no but only because i never listen to books over and over
there was a lot going on
yes but if i say it it will ruin it for others....
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.
Something by someone else. Danielle Steel is completely off my reading list at this point.
Boring voice. Monotone, uninvolved in the presentation. More of performing a job than making the book come alive.
The whole book.
I have not been this disappointed by a book since the last book released by Jean Auel.
Wow, the book would need to be re written completely.
A bit bland, but then again, he had little to work with on this one.
All of them.
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!
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.
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