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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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    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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    Tamara Duchesne, UT, United States 03-27-12
    Tamara Duchesne, UT, United States 03-27-12 Member Since 2008
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    "finally! something different!"

    Author Sandra Brown is an excellent, excellent writer! This is about the lives of two young authors who are friends and college buddys and thier difficult struggles becoming writers. The story is very captivating, entriguing and most certainly a thriller. I enjoyed the excellent job the reader Victor Slezak did. This is a book for adults since there is some very descriptive sexual scenes. I recommend this to readers who would like a change from the same ol' "who done it" style writing.

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    Nancy SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States 03-18-12
    Nancy SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States 03-18-12 Member Since 2011

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    "In two words, cliched and predictable"
    What would have made Envy better?

    I finished listening to this book because I bought it and the reviews were positive. But the language is unbearable stale, e.g. she softly/huskily/gently answered, he felt rage/passion/revenge rise in his throat. Also the plot is completely obvious frm the the beginning. A waste of a credit.


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    Erika Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Brazil 03-06-12
    Erika Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Brazil 03-06-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Full of suspense!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely. The plot is full of suspense and very well written.


    What does Victor Slezak bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His narration enhances the thrill and suspense involving the story.


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    Renee Sacramento,CA 02-21-12
    Renee Sacramento,CA 02-21-12 Member Since 2012

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    "One of Sandra Browns very Best!!"
    Where does Envy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book ranks very high with me and I am pretty picky.


    What other book might you compare Envy to and why?

    Lethal was another over the top GREAT. They both kept me at the edge of my seat.


    What about Victor Slezak’s performance did you like?

    He is very good at bringing characters to life


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

    Thrilling and exciting!


    Any additional comments?

    I wish there were more books that are up to the standards of Envy and Lethal. I haven't read all of Sandra Browns books, but these two rate pretty high in my mind.

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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 Member Since 2015
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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! Mostly interested in history and some historical fiction. Will Durant is my all time favorite. Loving the Great Courses too.

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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.

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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?

    No


    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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