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The Birds and the Bees | [Milly Johnson]

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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Publisher's Summary

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 2010
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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.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Miriam Chicago, IL, United States 09-27-11
    Miriam Chicago, IL, United States 09-27-11 Member Since 2007
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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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    Leisha AMAROO, Australia 08-28-13
    Leisha AMAROO, Australia 08-28-13 Member Since 2012

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jamie Colorado 05-21-13
    Jamie Colorado 05-21-13 Member Since 2010

    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.

    2 of 2 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.

    1 of 1 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 2011
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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 2007
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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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    anmaree bendigo, Australia 01-22-12
    anmaree bendigo, Australia 01-22-12
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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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Debra Garfinkle Orange County, CA United States 07-28-14
    Debra Garfinkle Orange County, CA United States 07-28-14 Member Since 2010

    author of books for teens and children

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    "Really Fun Romance"

    I took my dog for an extra long walk, ironed, and did other chores to give me excuses to keep listening to this audiobook. It's a fast-paced, sweet, funny love story with a wonderful, well-developed protagonist. If you're a fan of Sophie Kinsella, I bet you'll be a fan of this book too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Géna Noordbrug, South Africa 06-30-14
    Géna Noordbrug, South Africa 06-30-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Another great book by Milly Johnson"
    Where does The Birds and the Bees rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Definitly in the top 80%


    What other book might you compare The Birds and the Bees to and why?

    A spring afair. Both deal with unfaithful partners in a digestable way


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

    Very good narrater - loved her


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

    Yes!


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  • 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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 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


    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
  • 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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Derbyshire
    5/5/14
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    "Loved it"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    A cracking read (or listen). Enjoyed every minute and also got a sinking feeling toward the middle as I did not want it to end.


    What about Becky Hindley’s performance did you like?

    A nice voice to listen to. Felt warm and friendly.


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

    lots


    Any additional comments?

    Very glad to have discovered a new author to add to my collection.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dr
    Mytholmroyd, United Kingdom
    9/25/13
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    "Lovely story - shame about the accent!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Birds and the Bees the most enjoyable?

    I love Milly Johnson and this is my favourite of all her books. Yes it's chick-lit but she has a wonderful gift for creating characters that draw you in from the very beginning and about whom you really care. They are real people leading real lives and the things that happen to them feel perfectly believable. I also find that, unlike most stories in the genre, she does have the ability to keep you guessing a little and this is especially the case in "The Birds and the Bees" as you wonder who will end up with who. Generally the narration on this audiobook is good - I liked Becky Hindley's voice and was generally very happy with her reading. However, it's a great shame that Adam McLean, far from being the Highland Scot that he is meant to be, now appears to be from Northern Ireland and I think she fails utterly to capture his character.Once I accepted that however, I still managed to thoroughly enjoy the story.


    What other book might you compare The Birds and the Bees to, and why?

    Other books by Milly Johnson


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Becky Hindley?

    If it doesn't involve the need for Scottish accents - almost certainly.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It makes me laugh AND cry no matter how many times I read the book/listen to the story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kruti
    Bushey, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "V funny!!"

    This made me laugh out loud, loved the 2 characters in it and all the mis understandings!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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