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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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    Ginger R 07-24-12
    Ginger R 07-24-12

    Ginger Rotan

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    "Well Told Story"

    This is my favorite audiobook so far, out of about half a hundred. The pacing is intriguing, the mystery gets fleshed and then revealed with optimum suspense. Characters are colorful. Won't spoil any surprises--listen and find out why this novel is called "Envy."

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    Tonya 07-24-12
    Tonya 07-24-12
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    "Loved it!"
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    This is the first audio book I have purchased in quite awhile and it was GREAT! There were several suprise twists and the story moved at a good pace.

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    Grace Edina, MN, United States 07-21-12
    Grace Edina, MN, United States 07-21-12 Member Since 2012

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    "5 Year Favorite"

    After years of being an audiofile this book and narrator is a chick lit favorite for me. Perfect reader, perfect cadence. Well written. I have not been nearly as fond of Sandra Browns other novels besides this one. Sure, I've listened to a few, and this one is in it's very own class outshining most chick lit cozies as the sun to a candle.

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    Bonnie Lindquist Lynchburg, VA United States 07-21-12
    Bonnie Lindquist Lynchburg, VA United States 07-21-12 Listener Since 2007
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    "Best Sandra ever"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Envy to be better than the print version?

    This story is somewhat predictable but keeps you interested. Lots of great characters and great plot.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Nice love story.


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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.

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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.

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