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Envy | [Sandra Brown]

Envy

New York book editor Maris Matherly-Reed knows a best seller when she sees one - even if it is just a tantalizing partial manuscript submitted by a writer identified only as P.M.E., with the return address of an obscure island off the Georgia coast. Maris is intrigued enough to search for him.
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Publisher's Summary

New York book editor Maris Matherly-Reed knows a best seller when she sees one - even if it is just a tantalizing partial manuscript submitted by a writer identified only as P.M.E., with the return address of an obscure island off the Georgia coast. Maris is intrigued enough to search for him.

Her trip to Georgia to meet the mysterious author takes her to an eerie, ruined cotton plantation, where Maris finds Parker Evans, a man confined to a wheelchair who carefully hides his past. Coaxing his novel from him chaper by chapter, Maris becomes caught up in his tale of two friends who rent a boat with a young woman for a night of sex and drinking. Only one person will return from that trip.

Disturbed about her sexual attraction to Parker and worried about her marriage to author and her co-publisher Noah Reed, Maris returns to New York, where the delivery of Parker's newest chapters convince her they are more than fiction. She wonders how well she knows her husband and begins a harrowing search for a truth that ties back to a terrifying crime and a man who will use her, or anyone, to get his revenge.

©2001 Sandra Brown Management, Ltd; (P)2001 Simon & Schuster Inc.; AUDIOWORKS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.

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    Cynthia E. Glass 11-23-11 Member Since 2010
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    "My Favorite"

    This is my new favorite book. I love how it pulls you in from the beginning and doesn;t let you go. My favorite parts are the prolog and the end, but all of the twists and turns in between make it a well rounded book. The narrater is fantastic! I think this is a great escape.

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    William D. Curnutt Florissant, MO, United States 11-15-11
    William D. Curnutt Florissant, MO, United States 11-15-11

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    "Not my cup of tea"

    I thought the story started out well, the prologue was very good and captured my attention. But then as the story morphed into the modern day events it seemed to me as though Sandra Brown just wanted a story so that she could write steamy sex scenes.

    Call me a prude, and yes I'm a pastor so that colors my opinion to reflect my morals and tastes.

    So, if you want a book filled with sexual scenes and innuendo this is for you.

    Also, I got about a third of the way through the book, but just couldn't go any farther because the language and sex I found a bit to offensive.

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    Susan boston, MA, United States 11-14-11
    Susan boston, MA, United States 11-14-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Extremely predictable"

    Woman marries greedy, womanizer, finds interesting guy in Georgia, falls in love with Georgia guy just as her marriage ends and the bad guys gets his come uppance.If you are looking for mindless brain candy to while away a long plane ride, fine, otherwise yawn.

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    Meredyth Smith 11-10-11
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    "Kept me guessing til the last moment!!!"

    I am a avid listener and I am rarely stumped! I was clueless til the end! I don't want to give anything away but.....I am telling you to use a credit!!! You won't be disappointed! Wonderfully read by Victor Slezak! I am always wondering how a man reader will deliver women character, but Victor's seamless talent is refreshing! Wonderful book and wonderful reader!!! I loved it!!!

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    Nancy Shippensburg, PA, United States 10-30-11
    Nancy Shippensburg, PA, United States 10-30-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Disappointed"

    This book was a disapointment after reading Chill Factor by the same author. I didn't like the way two different stories were going on in the same book. There were a few surprises but if I had to advise someone whether to buy this book or not I would say choose Chill Factor over this one. It wasn't by far the worst book I have bought but I kind of feel like I wasted my money.

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    Angela Carlinville, IL, United States 10-28-11
    Angela Carlinville, IL, United States 10-28-11 Member Since 2010

    I LOVE to listen to audiobooks - the Audible ap is by far the best thing that's ever happend to my iPhone.

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    "Top Notch -- Totally recommend"

    I would put this book in the top 5 of my Audible library... I was a Sandra Brown virgin until now - and based on another listener's review - I tried this first. And it was outstanding.

    I listen to/read lots of books - and one of the things I struggle with is over-blown situations - the heorine laments too much - the villian is overly cruel - to the point where I ache for the chapter to end because the author is dragging out a situation to the point of irritation.

    This book was a miraculous mix of all the essential elements of a novel. It didn't twist and turn crazily to throw the reader into a tizzy - it led the reader to through the plot with the perfect pace - and just enough suspense to keep you wanting more.

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    Kimberly 10-23-11
    Kimberly 10-23-11 Member Since 2007

    Say something about yourself!

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    I was looking forward to hearing this book ??? new author (for me) ??? quite high rating - but I have to say that half way through part one I was fairly certain how it was going to go ??? and I was right. I don???t like to not complete a book ??? especially for one rated so highly so I did. The story was very predictable, and about authors no less. It may have been better had the narrator been any good; he was so bad that it was hard to know who was talking ??? woman or man. There are soooo many better narrators and I won???t be listening to anymore of his performances. Back to the story ??? the evil character was so evil that it is hard to believe more people didn???t know what a pig he was - Mr. Evil is revealed early so I don???t think this is a spoiler. The result of the extortion was unbelievable. The end was good ??? not surprising but good.

    This is the kind of book you don???t have to spend a lot of time intently listening to. It is obvious and predictable ??? white hat, black hat, innocent maidens ??? every character has well earned flaws ??? except Evil ??? he was???just evil. There are many more books worthy of a point.

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    Elizabeth Midlothian, VA, United States 10-20-11
    Elizabeth Midlothian, VA, United States 10-20-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Don't bother with this one."

    This audio book was simply not good. I did not like the narrator's performance; he was very monotone. The story was unbelievable, the characters, for the most part, were unlikeable, and parts of it were very crass. No thanks.

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    julie0 waterford, MI, United States 10-06-11
    julie0 waterford, MI, United States 10-06-11 Member Since 2013
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    "Awesome!"

    This book pulled me in from the first word and kept me riveted to the last. The characters were so well developed you felt like you knew them personally. Some parts were a bit predictable, but it was fun to listen to them unfold nonetheless. So far, this is my favorite from Sandra Brown. Love the narrator! He is a pleasure to listen to an enhanced the story. This is a credit well spent here on Audible.

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    Welcher 09-02-11
    Welcher 09-02-11
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    "Excellent"

    I believe that this has become my favorite Sandra Brown book and one of my favorite books altogether. I didn't want to put it down. It was an altogether excellent novel from the characters to the plot to the overall story itself. Great job Sandra Brown...you definitely hit a homerun with this one. I have already recommended it to many.

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