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Envy Audiobook
Envy
Written by: 
Sandra Brown
Narrated by: 
Victor Slezak
Envy Audiobook

Envy

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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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    Leigh Johannesburg, South Africa 07-05-12
    Leigh Johannesburg, South Africa 07-05-12

    Listening to books is very liberating for me. I am free to work with my hands while "reading" a book. Total relaxation.

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    "Most enjoyable mystery and offbeat love story."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would. Very clever plot with engaging characters. The heroine is likable and believable. The bad guy is thoroughly despicable.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Well worked out plot. Reaches a satisfying climax and some element of surprise.


    What about Victor Slezak’s performance did you like?

    He is a great reader. Does a female voice really well. Could listen to him for hours.


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

    A bit long for one sitting but i found that i couldn't "put it down".


    Any additional comments?

    Takes a really good author to make a man in a wheelchair so super sexy and masculine.

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    DK 07-02-12
    DK 07-02-12 Member Since 2013

    No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!

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    "A Bit Less Sandra Brown Than Her Other Work"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Envy to be better than the print version?

    Did not access print version


    Would you recommend Envy to your friends? Why or why not?

    Sure... not as smutty as my friends would like.


    Any additional comments?

    Rather predictable but chic book

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    Sharon APPLE VALLEY, CA, United States 06-27-12
    Sharon APPLE VALLEY, CA, United States 06-27-12

    SM.

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    "Another winner!"

    I love Sandra Brown. She always adds a twist or two in her novels Envy is one of my favorites. It was two stories in one. Love, deception, hate, revenge, jealousy; it's all in there.

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    Kelly GREENSBORO, NC, United States 06-14-12
    Kelly GREENSBORO, NC, United States 06-14-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Best Sandra Brown Novel Yet!"

    If you like Sandra Brown novels you must listen to this one! It's her best yet, and Victor Slezak is the perfect narrator. His drawl is great for the characters in this book.

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    Carolyn Gwaltney Durham, NC USA 06-12-12
    Carolyn Gwaltney Durham, NC USA 06-12-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Excellent"

    Envy an amazingly well-crafted suspense story with a multilayer plot and perfect pacing. Sandra Brown creates a solid sense of place for every setting, whether it's a big city, a college frat house, Key West or an obscure Georgia island. The book consists of two story arcs that eventually intersect. One story arc starts with Maris, a publisher, tracking down a reclusive author. Parker Evans is the author who submits an unsolicited manuscript to her publishing house. The second arc is the book Parker is writing, titled "Envy." The intertwining of these two plots is well done, with Brown doling out the backstory contained in the manuscript in tantalizing installments. In addition to the mystery in Parker's book, there is intrigue and betrayal going on in the present day story of Parker, Maris, Maris's husband and her father. The twists and turns are wonderful and the timing is superb. Brown also manages to write a compelling romance, even with such unlikely circumstances.

    Victor Slezak voices all the characters well, but he has a special knack for the southern accents of Parker and his assistant, Mike. Slezak's voice for Parker is deep, rough, and perfect. Slazek doesn't use a high voice for the female characters--no falsetto here-- but he still manages to soften his voice and differentiate between the genders with no problems. I can't think of any way to improve the narration of this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    **Yvette** 06-09-12
    **Yvette** 06-09-12 Member Since 2011

    5 Stars - Loved it & will listen to it again 4 Stars - Really liked it & may listen to it again 3 Stars - Liked it but will not listen to it again 2 Stars - Didn't like it very much 1 Star - Hated it

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    "Good Book"

    Classic Sandra. A good book but not a great book. Would not listen the second time. But would recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa South Africa 05-31-12
    Lisa South Africa 05-31-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Totally immersed"

    This is my first audio book in about three years and I'm totally immersed in this story. Brown's characters are interesting and the story is filled with intrigue. With every chapter a few more secrets are uncovered. I've got about three hours to go and I'm enthralled.

    Slezak is a super narrator and I'm really enjoying his southern accents. I'll definitely listen to more from him.

    You can't go wrong with this book. I'm online now already looking for another story by Brown.

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    Lisa Oakland, CA, United States 05-09-12
    Lisa Oakland, CA, United States 05-09-12 Member Since 2011
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    What made the experience of listening to Envy the most enjoyable?

    I found this book incredibly entertaining. After reading it I downloaded a bunch of Sandra Brown books, although this one is my favorite so far. Loved the twists and turns in this book and the hot love affair.


    What about Victor Slezak’s performance did you like?

    Normally I don't like a male reader performing a woman's role but once I gave it a chance with this narrator I found I forgot all about my previous aversions.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The twist and turns in this story will keep you riveted.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a fun book to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    longie 05-02-12
    longie 05-02-12 Listener Since 2009
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    "Great Suspense! Great characters!"
    Where does Envy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's up there with my top 5 Audio books.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Most definitely ... could hardly stop listening! Which plot? Great story, very well-defined characters.. haven't read too many S. Brown novels since I don't like too much romance and sex, and this one had much too much detailed sex,other than that, this was great!


    Which character – as performed by Victor Slezak – was your favorite?

    PME, of course!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Envy, Justice


    Any additional comments?

    Great narrator - again, the narrator rates 5 in my book. The only negative comment I have-- too, too much sex. Could have done without all that and book would still be great .. even better.

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    Stacie 04-16-12
    Stacie 04-16-12 Member Since 2010
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    "I was hooked from the get go"

    Although it has a bunch of crude situations and words I couldn't stop listening. I liked it so much I had my husband listen to it too. It had a bit of a surprise at the ending which I didn't see coming.

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