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Envy Audiobook

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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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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    Joanne North Haven, CT, United States 02-06-12
    Joanne North Haven, CT, United States 02-06-12
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    "Excellent-narrator MAKES it amazing!"
    Would you listen to Envy again? Why?

    Yes, great plot! Narrator's southern accent makes the delivery sooo believable.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Plot


    What about Victor Slezak’s performance did you like?

    AMAZING - What else does he narrate!


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    Bernadette McMillion 01-11-12 Listener Since 2010
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    "Entertaining from beginning to end."
    Where does Envy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Right up there at the top!


    Any additional comments?

    I've recommended this story to others on more than one occassion. All agreed that the book was a good listen and very entertaining.

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    Benoibe New Orleans, LA, United States 12-28-11
    Benoibe New Orleans, LA, United States 12-28-11 Member Since 2010

    Audio Addict! Usually listening to History these days. Love Will Durant most of all authors!

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    "I would give this a "B""

    Great concept. Takes too long to establish a real emotional connection between lead characters. Last chapter very cheesy. The crippled man and the older man that lives with him weren't fleshed out until the end. I thought they were lovers most of the book.

    I like some Sandra brown when I'm in the mood. I like the cheesy parts too. I must say, skip this and read Slow Heat in Heaven. That is my favorite guilty pleasure book EVER. Definitely better than this. But the last few hours of this were very interesting. So not bad.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Peggy Lakewood, CO, United States 12-19-11
    Peggy Lakewood, CO, United States 12-19-11
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    "Fantastic"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Could not put it down great writing and plot


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Parker Evans sneaky full of suprises


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

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

    Yes When the father died


    Any additional comments?

    Love making scenes were to much did not need to get so explesed

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    Ida 12-17-11
    Ida 12-17-11 Member Since 2009
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    "This is a GOOOOOD story!"

    This was a thoroughly enjoyable and suspenseful story. The narration was superb. Mr. Slezak's differentiation of character voices was excellent--especially when there are numerous character parts to read. This story is fiction. It is entertaining. Don't try analyze it, just enjoy the story. Trust me that once you start listening, you will not be able to stop.


    There is an old-fashion element to this story that cannot be revealed as it may be considered a spoiler to the ending. Other story elements such as peeking into the lives of rich people and their businesses; experiences of a difficult childhood, challenges of the physically disabled, travel, views of contrasting aspects of Americana--including familiar sterotypes, unexpected love, betrayal, deceit, vengence, murder, sizzling sex and more are all here. What I also enjoyed was the "novel or story" within the "story". Ms. Brown did a nice job with this technique. All of these elements make an incredibly good story. Keep in mind that this is fiction and that the characters may not always display good judgment or rational behavior. However, these flaws are what make the story interesting, keep the plot twisting and turning. If something occurs that is unbelievable, so be it. This story is meant to be an escape from reality. Good Lifetime movie material. This was so worth the credit.

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    Sharon Gibraltar, Gibraltar 11-26-11
    Sharon Gibraltar, Gibraltar 11-26-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Sandra Brown at her best!"

    Having listened or read virtually all of Sandra Brown's books, this is and will remain my favourite. And Victor Slezak's narration is great, particularly for those volatile male characters (my only unavoidable criticism is that a man can never quite reproduce a woman's voice). The story is unusual, as the male lead is confined to a wheelchair but the story of revenge, albeit tried and tested, is rendered all the more novel by this fact - after all, how can a cripple go about getting his revenge on those who put him in that wheelchair! But listen on - as the climax is, as with most of Sandra Brown's books, unexpected to say the least. This was the first Audible title I ever purchased and x number of books later - remains my favourite! So do yourself a favour - download it today! But your family will have to attract your attention by smoke signals!!!

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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

    Pastor Dan

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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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