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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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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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    audreyanderson Maysville 03-13-10
    audreyanderson Maysville 03-13-10 Member Since 2011

    I listen to Audible books while commuting, doing housework, exercising and gardening.

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    "Good Plot, Mediocre Writing"

    The story line was very good- a book within a book, and interesting plot twists. But the dialog was so stilted and artificial, especially in the main "book". Part of the blame I attribute to the narrator, as his word emphasis contributed to the "just off" feeling.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Darlene Middleburg, FL, USA 01-10-10
    Darlene Middleburg, FL, USA 01-10-10
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    "terrific!"

    Had me on the edge of my seat. The reader and the author do not let you down.

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    Brandy Louisville, TN, USA 03-11-09
    Brandy Louisville, TN, USA 03-11-09 Member Since 2011
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    "Loved It"

    I loved this book. I have not read a Sandra Brown yet that I didn't like but Envy is one of her best. I loved the characters and simply could not stop listening to it. Highly recommend this one!

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    julie 02-24-09
    julie 02-24-09 Member Since 2007
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    "W.O.W"

    this is the 2nd book of Sandra's that I've read and I've just purchased another because I can't get enough of her stories. I've been an insatiable reader all my life and these days the books that really consume me get harder to come by, however envy and chill factor have both done that. Keep writing Sandra.

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    Amy bellwood, IL, USA 12-01-08
    Amy bellwood, IL, USA 12-01-08
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    "amazed"

    This is absolutely the best Sandra Brown has ever written. I would love to see it on the big screen, I already have the cast selected!!

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    Kristina Prospect, KY 11-08-08
    Kristina Prospect, KY 11-08-08 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved It!"

    This is a fantastic book! Sandra Brown never ceases to amaze me with her writing talent. The weaving together of two stories in this book was wonderfully entertaining. Hated to see it end!

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    Leah Duluth, GA, USA 06-19-08
    Leah Duluth, GA, USA 06-19-08 Member Since 2008
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    "A great story!"

    This is an engaging, entertaining, somewhat addictive listen. The story is well done with enough unexpected twists to keep it interesting.

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    Amazon Customer 06-08-08 Member Since 2014

    Jerrys girl

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    "Good book, not a good narrator"

    Overall I actually enjoyed listening to this book, but I found the narrators lack in change of inflection and voice to depict the different characters frustrating. The book itself was well written and enjoyable - an easy listen.

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    Kimberley Jackson, MO, United States 03-06-08
    Kimberley Jackson, MO, United States 03-06-08
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    "EXCELLENT Plot"

    Excellent book! A writer writing about a writer! I loved how Brown incorporated Parker's book into the story line jumping between what was happening in the book and what was happening in the true-time plot. (it makes sense when you listen to it!). I didn't find one of the main characters very likeable but his personality and abrasiveness suits him when you learn the whole story. Loved the plot twists and especially loved the ending.
    This was my second Sandra Brown book. I downloaded Envy right after I listened to Chill Factor b/c I liked Chill Factor so much. It's a toss up which is better. I recommend both!!


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    Scott Roseville, CA, United States 03-03-08
    Scott Roseville, CA, United States 03-03-08

    Don't you just love a great story well told?

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    "Amazing Writing Thriller"

    The whole process of writing is explored in this excellent romance and edge of your seat thriller. This is clearly one of Sandra Brown's Best. A bit too much explicit sex for me but that is Brown's style, they're romantic thrillers so it is to be expected.

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    "Sweet Love "

    A lovable unexpected twist. Recommend and you will be gripped into this world

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  • Terry
    Prince Albert, South Africa
    4/13/13
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    "Envy"

    If you like Sandra Brown, then this book will certainly not disappoint. Once again, it has all the ingredients of a great audio book. It will keep you listening at every opportunity and if you are listening while driving, you will wish the journey to outlast the book. I really enjoyed the way the book within the book slowly unfolded with the story, and how the characters of both books became one. Afterwards, thinking back over it, I saw how I new and liked Parker because I knew and liked Rourke. And as usual, Sandra Brown keeps some surprises till the very end! If you haven't read this one, don't wait for a rainy day. Read it now!

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  • Jill
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    3/22/06
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    "Enjoyable listen"

    Really enjoyed this although I could guess the end because Sandra Brown doesn't write 'heavy' thrillers. Quite a clever idea to draw you into the story. Enjoy it for what it is - easy listening but not overlong!

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