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Hot Shot | [Susan Elizabeth Phillips]

Hot Shot

Her name is Susannah, but three men she brings together call her Hot Shot. She's the spark to a daring venture they start in a garage and build into an empire. For Sam, a rebel, the business is just the thrill he seeks; for Yank, an eccentric inventor, it's his vision fulfilled; and for Mitch, a starched marketing genius, it's a risk he has to take.
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Publisher's Summary

Her name is Susannah, but three men she brings together in 1970s California call her Hot Shot. She's the spark to a daring venture they start in a garage and build into an empire. For Sam, a rebel, the business is just the thrill he seeks; for Yank, an eccentric inventor, it's his vision fulfilled; and for Mitch, a starched marketing genius, it's a risk he has to take.

But dreams can have a cruel price. For Susannah, daughter of a bigwig in a competing company, success means losing her family. The trade-off is unimagined courage and a passion that will enrich her dramatically. Is it worth it?

©1991 Susan Elizabeth Phillips; (P)1996 Books on Tape

What the Critics Say

"Fun and lively." (Publishers Weekly)

What Members Say

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    Ron Bishop Newark, De USA 01-02-08
    Ron Bishop Newark, De USA 01-02-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Fun"

    This was fun to listen to and brought me back to my early computer days. It may be most appealing to romance loving computer nerds such as myself. The comparison to Apple were obvious, but fun for reminiscing over those early days of the personal computer.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Donna A Massachusetts 08-10-11
    Donna A Massachusetts 08-10-11 Member Since 2008

    DJA

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    "Not worth the 2 credits"

    I have listen to all but Glitter Baby - I held out on this one because it was 2 credits, personally this was not worth the credits - it was not one SEP better books. I did not find the story to be interesting and the characters mundane ??? I am a big fan of Anna Fields but even did not enjoy her reading this book. I wish I could get at least 1 credit back

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Sara Rosemount, MN, United States 08-03-11
    Sara Rosemount, MN, United States 08-03-11
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    "Not One of Her Bests"

    Not one of SEPs best, but was still a good listen. I did find myself drifting off in the middle a little bit, but would still recommend this read - after you've listened to all the others!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Susiebell 06-19-08
    Susiebell 06-19-08
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    "Ok"

    This was not as good as the other books of SEP. I found myself fast forwarding at times. Her other books are much better.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    SunnySoCal 05-27-12
    SunnySoCal 05-27-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Great love story, great sense of humor...."
    Where does Hot Shot rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    one of my favorites


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hot Shot?

    the humerous bantering between the the two lovers


    What about Anna Fields’s performance did you like?

    she is a great narrator for Suzanne E Phillips, always portrays her wit, and edgy remarks


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    had to read/listen to the enitre book in one sitting....


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy HERRIMAN, UT, United States 02-21-15
    Nancy HERRIMAN, UT, United States 02-21-15 Member Since 2007
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    "Way too much information!"
    Would you try another book from Susan Elizabeth Phillips and/or Anna Fields?

    I've loved Susan Elizabeth Phillips other Audible books. I have almost all of them. I waited and waited to get this one - wish I'd waited longer. I will try other books written by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, but will probably read them before I buy the Audible version.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not sure ...


    Did Anna Fields do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Anna Fields was an amazing narrator. She made the books come alive. But even she didn't do so well, droning on and on about Silicone Valley and a Hippie Bill Gates. That's the hard part about book recordings, you can't skim parts you don't like.


    What character would you cut from Hot Shot?

    The character I'd cut is the computer. It felt like it had a life of its own. Or maybe the company the three characters were building together. It took such a long time for anything significant to happen. Maybe because we already know the history of computers, laptops, etc. It just dragged on and on.


    Any additional comments?

    i love SEP, and felt so disappointed in this book. I have listened to her other books many times. They are like old friends. I hope she writes something new and exciting very soon.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Suzanne 02-10-15
    Suzanne 02-10-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Really Enjoyed This One"

    I enjoyed the story and loved one more opportunity to experience the incomparable narration of the late Anna Fields. I thought the story held up well, despite its age.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy JEFFERSON, WI, United States 11-28-14
    Nancy JEFFERSON, WI, United States 11-28-14 Member Since 2010

    Former Waitress, Chargeback clerk, Clown, Florist owner, Clergy. Love series, humor, twists, history, mysteries, not into witches/bondage.

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    "Dont go by the book cover, fantastic"
    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the turns and twists. The character development. The story and the interaction of characters


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

    Many times. It was a fun read and yet there was meat and moments of suspense.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rachel Plymouth, MI, United States 03-18-13
    Rachel Plymouth, MI, United States 03-18-13 Member Since 2011

    R. Sexton

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    "Not your average SEP But Still Very Good"
    Would you listen to Hot Shot again? Why?

    Yes, the book had a interesting plot and a complicated romance. I really liked the descriptions of all of the technical aspects and I felt like I had a better understanding of the early computer industry after listening to this book.


    Have you listened to any of Anna Fields’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Anna Fields was amazing as usual, I recommend all of the books Anna Fields has narrated.


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

    Towards the end there was a lot of drama and it kept me riveted. I love when a book can accomplish that.


    Any additional comments?

    This is not SEP's usual book but it is one of her earlier ones and in my opinion one of her better ones. It doesn't follow the same format as some of her newer books and although I like those books too, this one has more substance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer RIALTO, CA, United States 03-11-13
    Amazon Customer RIALTO, CA, United States 03-11-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Susan Elizabeth Phillips dose it again!"
    Where does Hot Shot rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the top 5


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Susannah Faulconer over comes a number of issues and grows as a person. It was frustrating at times to watch her be defenseless against her father, her fiance and then Sam, then find her voice and her back bone!


    What does Anna Fields bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    It took a little bit of getting used to that somewhat lock jaw tone in Anna voice but she did a great job of distinguishing each character.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    This would be hard to decide, the book covered the computer revolution, not just the revolution of its main characters.


    Any additional comments?

    Susan Elizabeth Phillips never disappoints! Her books are always fabulous! check out her match maker series. I love that her characters flow through so many books!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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