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The Scoop Audiobook

The Scoop

Teresa "Toots" Amelia Loudenberry has crammed a great deal of living - not to mention eight much-loved husbands - into her varied and rewarding life. Newly single, Toots is ready to taste life again, and fate has just handed her the perfect opportunity.
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Teresa "Toots" Amelia Loudenberry has crammed a great deal of living - not to mention eight much-loved husbands - into her varied and rewarding life. Newly single, Toots is ready to taste life again, and fate has just handed her the perfect opportunity.

The owner of the gossip rag where Toots's daughter works is about to lose the paper to his gambling debts. Eager to find a way to keep her daughter employed among the movers and shakers of Hollywood, Toots calls on her three trusted friends - Sophie, Mavis, and Ida - to help her pull some strings. Together, they'll hatch a plan that promises thrills, laughter, and more than a hint of danger. Putting aside her widow's weeds (black was never her color), Toots will prove that you should never underestimate a Southern lady of a certain age, and that each day can be a gift, if you're willing to claim it...

©2009 Fern Michaels; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Linda Louise Burlington, KS, United States 03-12-12
    Linda Louise Burlington, KS, United States 03-12-12

    RETIRED & LOVING IT.

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    "GREAT FUN"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Scoop to be better than the print version?

    LOVE THE GIRLS, LOVE THE PLOT. A GREAT TIME LISTENING!


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

    EXPRESSION. AUDIBLE BOOKS GIVES YOU MORE UNDERSTANDING OF THE CHARACTERS THAN READING. HAVING TAKEN EXPRESSION LESSONS AND DONE WHOLE PLAYS, I KNOW FROM EXPERIENCE IT RELATES THE STORY MUCH BETTER TO THE CUSTOMER.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dianne Jones 11-23-11 Member Since 2009
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    "The scoop by Ferm Michaels"

    Enjoyable. Little disappointed in the ending that left the results up to the reader.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Shirley A. Ramsey Banning, Ca USA 03-10-16
    Shirley A. Ramsey Banning, Ca USA 03-10-16

    Shirley's retirement book reads

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    "More please"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes But as a start to a series.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Fern Michaels? Why or why not?

    Yes The characters in Sisterhood caught my attention and I was disappointed in the beginning book for this series.


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

    I needed to be more interested in the characters. Hoping next one does that for me.


    Did The Scoop inspire you to do anything?

    Wait a bit for my mood to change before reading next one in the series.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ellen 12-01-15
    Ellen 12-01-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Good but slow to start"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Book was a little busy and all over the place at first but the details were important. I just had hard time keeping interest a little at first. I enjoyed storyline and fact that it is an extension to people within the sisterhood I'm familiar with.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Thought it could have been stronger as I'm used to sisterhood Big Bang endings.


    What about Natalie Ross’s performance did you like?

    That she read the book to me period. Haha.


    Was The Scoop worth the listening time?

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    deanna Houston, TX, United States 04-23-15
    deanna Houston, TX, United States 04-23-15 Member Since 2014

    DEANNA FLAHART

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    "Great story love the characters"

    Great story the characters are awesome funny you know easy easy listening so can't wait to read the next book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca 03-25-13
    Rebecca 03-25-13
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    "Enjoyed the Series"
    Would you listen to The Scoop again? Why?

    yes, it is just about some women that have been friends for fifty years and come together as a family. I love stories like this it always makes me want to be there to be a part.


    What other book might you compare The Scoop to and why?

    I have enjoyed the whole Godmother series upto and including this one I have one left to listen to


    Any additional comments?

    I am a Fern Michaels fan I have not read/listened to a book of hers that I didn't like!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    P. Hauser 09-25-12
    P. Hauser 09-25-12
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    "I love Fern Michaels, but this was not my favorite"
    Would you try another book from Fern Michaels and/or Natalie Ross?

    Yes. I have many books by Fern Michaels and will continue to read them and more written by her.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Is it over?


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mike Antioch, CA, United States 08-27-12
    Mike Antioch, CA, United States 08-27-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Word to the Wise - Don't Waste A Credit"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Not sure who might enjoy this book. A friend listened to it as well, and wasn't impressed. We both like Fern Michaels, so we were greatly disappointed.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Vegas Rich by Fern Michaels


    Any additional comments?

    Too much fluff. Main character was irritating.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    8/9/11
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    "Delightful!"

    This is a truly uplifting little story full of warmth, wit, friendship and laughter, and Natalie Ross narrates it well. If you're looking for something light-hearted and fun to relax with, this is a good choice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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