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The Birds and the Bees Audiobook

The Birds and the Bees

Romance writer and single mum Stevie Honeywell has only a week to go till her wedding when her fiancé Matthew runs off with her glamorous friend Jo MacLean. But Stevie knows exactly how to win her man back. Adam MacLean is aslo determined to get back his lady, Jo. All he needs to do is convince Stevie that they should team up – a prospect neither of them finds attractive, seeing as each blames the other for the mess they now find themselves in.
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Romance writer and single mum Stevie Honeywell has only a week to go till her wedding when her fiancé Matthew runs off with her glamorous friend Jo MacLean. But Stevie knows exactly how to win her man back.

Adam MacLean is aslo determined to get back his lady, Jo. All he needs to do is convince Stevie that they should team up – a prospect neither of them finds attractive, seeing as each blames the other for the mess they now find themselves in.

But what happens when Adam’s crazy plan actually starts to work? Just who will Stevie be dancing with when the music stops?

©2008 Milly Johnson (P)2008 Isis Publishing Ltd

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    Jan Melbourne, Australia 10-22-12
    Jan Melbourne, Australia 10-22-12 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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    "Enjoyable read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this audiobook to anyone it is a light enjoyable story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way Stevie was portrayed throughout the story.


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

    She was very good.


    Any additional comments?

    I buy every Milly Johnson book you offer. Every book is different and some I have read several times particularly "Here Come The Girls" it was my favourite. However it was the last book of Milly Johnsons I purchased because of the description, I was not sure if it would be as good as her previous books.
    I only bought it because of the author and I could not find anything else that appealed and it was so much better than expected.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Leisha AUST 08-28-13
    Leisha AUST 08-28-13 Member Since 2015

    Its an weird thing but my favourite genre to read is murder/mystery books but when it comes to audio books, I love ChicLit! Odd I know!

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    "Loved it Loved it Loved it!!!!"

    It took just 10mins for me to be hooked - I really loved this story and just adored all the characters - you cant go past a huge but gentle red-headed Scot.

    The narration is perfect and the accents bring life to everyone.

    I really do recommend this book - Millie Johnson has done it again.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Kare690 Massachusetts 09-19-13
    Kare690 Massachusetts 09-19-13

    Psych RN who dreams of living in a forest inside a hollow tree with my hubby and dog, listening to Audible books while bunnies frolic around

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    "Finally! I found one...(my first book review too)"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, this book was such a refreshing change and exactly what I'd been looking for. The UK accent of the narrator truly brought out the humor of the book. If I were to read the book myself, I never would have enjoyed the story to the the level that I did.


    What did you like best about this story?

    That it was funny and the reviews were actually true. The story was believable, the characters unique in their own way (not too sappy like a romance novel) and just what I look for in a chick-lit book. I laughed out loud with Stevie's version of the "F" word.


    Which character – as performed by Becky Hindley – was your favorite?

    I thought Stevie's son, although not a major character in the book, was enjoyable and unexpected for me. The character of Adam narrated by Becky Hindley was just perfect. I admire the way she could switch from Adam's accent to another characters' seamlessly.


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

    Yes. I tried to control myself and only listen on my drive to and from work to make it last, but I couldn't do it.


    Any additional comments?

    I am so frustrated with best seller lists. I have been disappointed so many times in books I've downloaded which is why I am going to make a conscious effort to write more of my own reviews or at least give the books I've listened to an honest score. I think we all should try.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jamie 05-21-13
    Jamie 05-21-13 Member Since 2015

    What would I do without audio books?!!

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    "Delightful!"

    I enjoy Milly Johnson's books, I wish there were more of them available in the U.S. I think The Birds and the Bees may be my favorite. Although the story follows a predictable formula, the author creates that irresistible pull to see what will happen next. A very enjoyable light read! I give it 5 stars not because it's a masterpiece or would receive critical acclaim, but for the genre it is really wonderful stuff.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Miriam 09-27-11
    Miriam 09-27-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved it!"

    Milly johnson is funny, touching and an easy read. I've loved all her books and 4 thumbs up for a wonderful performance by Becky Hindley.
    A fast listen and leaves you smiling!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    anmaree bendigo, Australia 01-22-12
    anmaree bendigo, Australia 01-22-12 Member Since 2015
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    "dont waste your credit"
    What disappointed you about The Birds and the Bees?

    No matter how many times i attempted getting through the first couple of chapters i couldn't, on occasion i fell asleep to the monotone of the narrator. I havent managed to get through the bloody thing so i cant tell you that the story is a complete loss, nor i can say that it continues in the exact manner as the first chapters. What i can say is i think its a miserable audio book and im upset that i wasted my time and money on it.


    What was most disappointing about Milly Johnson’s story?

    It was too slow, didnt captivate, or spark any imagination.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Becky Hindley’s performances?

    Im not sure, probably not.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Birds and the Bees?

    I would rewrite the first chapter of the book and make it interesting


    Any additional comments?

    Im being bias. I havent read the whole thing, and if the first chapters are any indication of the rest of the story then i've made the right choice by not forcing myself through it.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy Irving, TX, United States 06-07-12
    Tracy Irving, TX, United States 06-07-12 Member Since 2016
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    "A NICE ESCAPE"
    If you could sum up The Birds and the Bees in three words, what would they be?

    I truly enjoyed the performance by Becky Hindley. The story was lite and funny. It's a quick listen but I thoroughly enjoyed it.


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

    I loved the english and scottish accent. There is no way I would have been able to imagine that dialect in my mind as I read.


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

    The grass may look greener on the other side but watch out, it could be astroturf.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Holly WAUWATOSA, WI, United States 05-23-12
    Holly WAUWATOSA, WI, United States 05-23-12 Member Since 2016
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    "light, fun"
    Any additional comments?

    I love all the Milly Johnson books I have listened to. They seem to be a perfect blend of light, funny and cute without being over the top or over romanced. Love them!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Angie Fresno, CA, United States 07-22-15
    Angie Fresno, CA, United States 07-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Narrator makes book a good listen. NOT this one!"
    Would you try another book from Milly Johnson and/or Becky Hindley?

    I will not purchase another book narrated by Becky Hindley. She sounds OLD and stuffy. Colleen Prendergast is the perfect narrator for Ms. Johnson's books. She is light, cheery, fun and tender when needed. This woman is just AWFUL!!!


    Would you recommend The Birds and the Bees to your friends? Why or why not?

    No. If I don't like the sound of the narrator, why would I put anyone I care about in the position to listen to her?


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Becky Hindley?

    Colleen Prendergast. She is perfect in the other Milly Johnson books I've listened to (about 6 so far in the last 3-4 weeks!).


    Did The Birds and the Bees inspire you to do anything?

    Yes. It inspired me to pay more attention to the name of the narrator. I will not ever purchase another book read by Becky Hindley.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Betsy Mitchell 06-27-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Very enjoyable!!"

    This was my first Milly Johnson book and I loved it! I will be looking for more! A variety of characters that didn't follow the cookie cutter chick flick mold!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Linzi
    GRETNA, United Kingdom
    8/25/14
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    "Not the usual narrator for Milly Johnson"
    What would have made The Birds and the Bees better?

    I didn't realise when I bought this that the narrator is not the usual Colleen Prendergast.
    Becky Hindley does a dreadful Scottish accent. The hero, Adam is from the Scottish highlands so quite why his accent swings from VERY broad Glasgow to upper class east coast Edinburgh is a complete mystery and made him sound a complete idiot - it was hard to believe that Stevie would ever fall for such a moron. It quite spoilt the book for me and I bought it for my Kindle instead. I'd recommend listening to the sample closely if you happen to be Scottish.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Milly Johnson is always wonderful - which I couldn't have told from this narration.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Becky Hindley’s performances?

    NO


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • miss
    LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom
    12/1/12
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    "So good...!!! Looked like a lunitic"

    I looked like a lunatic because this made me laugh on my own.....best author I have read for a long time...can't wait to down load the next one

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Sian
    ABERAERON, United Kingdom
    5/15/14
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    "Good Story"
    What did you like most about The Birds and the Bees?

    I love Milly Johnsons books. Ive only just discovered her but am quickly working my way through them. A good mixture of fun, tears, twists and turns


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Adam Maclean. Reason? Well I dont want to spoil the story for you!


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    at the summer party/bbq. it was a turning point in the story


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

    Yes, but again I dont want to spoil the story for anyone new to the book :)


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed this book, and it was narrated well. However I do prefer Collen Predegast for Milly's books

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kim
    3/7/16
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    "Warms the heart"

    This is the second book I've chosen by Milly Johnson which I found to be as good as the first.
    Both had a splash of humour and she has a way of writing which I found cheering....
    I liked the characters and wanted to know what was going to be the outcome.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cw
    2/26/16
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    "Another good read from Milly"

    Another good storyline from Milly. Loved the characters and the frustration of their misconceptions. Pity the readers Scottish accent had Belfast overtones though

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    12/19/15
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    "Good Story Ruined by Narrator's Appalling Accent"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Milly Johnson's stories are generally lighthearted fluff with easily identifiable characters and fair doses of comeuppance for those who treat the doormat heroines/heros badly. Great for listening to in the car when you need the light wash of a companionable listen rather than attention to plot detail.

    The Birds and the Bees falls badly into the trap of using 'Scottish male' as a stereotypical, emotionally retarded and violent boor for most of the book ad nauseum.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Birds and the Bees?

    There are flashes of the usual Milly Johnson and the continuing threads of familiar places and links.

    Her stories are all very similar but that easy familiarity is their attraction.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Becky Hindley’s performances?

    To be fair she is ok when narrating generally but her alleged Scottish accent is so badly rendered it grates massively. It swings wildly from Glasgow slums to cartoon character Highlander via Belfast. Not one rendering of her travelling accent is decent but it might have been more bearable if she'd chosen one and stuck to it.

    Whoever who told the narrator her accent was acceptable and allowed her slurred, mangled rendition to go into this recording needs fired.


    Did The Birds and the Bees inspire you to do anything?

    The awful narration only inspired me to return the book but I did want to find out how the story resolved.


    Any additional comments?

    Definitely go for the Colleen Prendergast versions and avoid this unless you've absolutely no frame of reference regarding what any Scottish accent sounds like. Afterwards you'll be no more informed.....!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Barbara Wharton
    10/23/15
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    "Lovey dovey mish mosh but wonderful"

    I am usually a crime listener and first listened to Here Come the Girls as a buy one get one free offer and thought it would make a change. As I really enjoyed that book so much I thought I'd try another and this one The birds and the bees was absolutely lovely I have realised that I do like listening to something soppy and I really do like and happy ending and for anyone who feels miserable or down I suggest they take one of these books and get stuck into them now

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Smiths
    8/31/15
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    "Birds and bees slow to start then fab"

    I have listened to all the Milly Johnson's available on audible and can honestly say this book took the longest to get into but once I did I really enjoyed it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom
    6/30/15
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    "Enjoyable"
    Any additional comments?

    Great book. The scenario was a bit unbelievable, but enjoyable non the less. Quite funny in parts. Enjoyed the outcome. Agree with other comments about the narrators Scottish accent!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sandra
    6/15/14
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    "Lovely story and a few laughs!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Really enjoyed this book. Lots of humour and a good storyline. Lots of very funny moments and well read.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Interesting plot and some lovely twists.


    Which character – as performed by Becky Hindley – was your favourite?

    Liked the way all the characters were portrayed.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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