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Open Season Audiobook

Open Season

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Publisher's Summary

She's hunting for a mate and there's no more playing it safe.

Daisy Minor is bored. Worse than that, she's boring. A plain, small-town librarian, she's got a wardrobe as sexy as a dictionary and hasn't been on a date in years. She's never even had a lukewarm love affair, let alone a hot one. So when she wakes up on her 34th birthday and wonders how it is that she still lives with her widowed mom and spinster aunt while her friends have all gotten married and started families, she decides it's time to get a life - and a sex life. And as far as she can tell, good girls don't attract nearly as many men as bad ones.

One makeover later, Daisy has transformed herself into a party girl extraordinaire. She's dancing the night away at clubs, and laughing and flirting with men for the first time in, well, forever. With a new lease on her own place, it's open season for manhunting.

But on her way home late one night, Daisy sees something she's not supposed to see. Suddenly the target of a killer, she's forced to put her manhunt on hold. But the very moment she stops looking might be the moment she finds what she's wanted all along.

©2001 Linda Howington (P)2001 Simon & Schuster

What the Critics Say

"A thriller... with deftness and charm." (The Orlando Sentinel)

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    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 10-30-12
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 10-30-12 Member Since 2016

    Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.

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    "One of my favorites"

    This book was the first book I read by Linda Howard and have since read almost everything that she has writen, I was glad to see it on Audible. This is a fun, and simple romance. One of her first where she was trying for a little suspense but didn't quite hit the mark. But fun in the romance section and defiently worth the listen. More favorites by Linda Howard are Mr. Perfect, Now you See Her, and Cover of Night.

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    Marcheta 08-02-12
    Marcheta 08-02-12 Member Since 2007

    love audio books - Anglophile

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    "Almost thought I had the wrong audio"

    When I started listening to this unabridged version, I thought I'd downloaded the wrong book. Then I realized that the abridged version didn't have the prologue, which is very dark. What a relief when the story went to Daisy. I enjoy all of Linda Howard's novels, and I'm glad to see that audible now has the unabridged versions of all her books that they carry. Thanks, audible!

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    Kaye Golden Valley, MN, United States 04-23-12
    Kaye Golden Valley, MN, United States 04-23-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Glad this is out unabridged"

    This is a fun story to listen to. I enjoyed the whole thing. I would recommend this book to most everyone that enjoys Linda Howards books.

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    Holly Bentonville, AR, United States 04-17-12
    Holly Bentonville, AR, United States 04-17-12 Member Since 2008

    I believe there are 3 elements to a great romance audible book: good narration, believable plot, flawed characters and great dialogue!

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    "Fell short of plot and romance"

    The plot and romance had potential, Howard just did not pull it off. I felt like so much could have been done with the idea of a librarian turned sexy husband hunter but LH just did not take it there. I felt like Jack's character could have been developed more. The narration was ok, Jack's "yankee" accent was AWFUL!

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    Carol west college corner, IN, United States 04-10-12
    Carol west college corner, IN, United States 04-10-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story"
    What made the experience of listening to Open Season the most enjoyable?

    It was very funny, as well as it kept my interest.


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

    Yes,well written


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

    She did the voice with , each persons was different.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Very good book, one of Linds's best.

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    kent 12-05-15
    kent 12-05-15

    I like romance novels with a great story. A little racy is OK but no fowl language.

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    "Boring, Boring, Boring."
    What would have made Open Season better?

    The first hour is a woman figuring our how to do a makeover. Slow and boring. Disgusting language. Poor character development. The story was 100% predictable.


    Has Open Season turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    Would you be willing to try another one of Deborah Hazlett’s performances?

    Not a chance. The main character is supposed to be a white woman who dyed her hair blonde but the voice sounds like a black woman. I was never able to picture the character correctly.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


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    Marianne 09-14-15
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    "Laughed all the way through it"
    What did you love best about Open Season?

    One of my favorites from several years ago, but not one to miss. A soon to be spinster librarian decides to redo herself for a manhunt. Bumps into the difficult and dangerous world of singles going to bars and a tough sheriff. A lighter story than some of Howards' but keeps you interested.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The Humor and the two key charachters


    What about Deborah Hazlett’s performance did you like?

    She captures the southern inflections and styles of the characters.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh!


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Anastasia Peachtree City, GA United States 08-12-15
    Anastasia Peachtree City, GA United States 08-12-15 Member Since 2013

    Reading Mom

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    "One of Linda Howard's Best!"

    This was the best story and narration! I highly recommend this book to any of her fans!

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    Christine 05-16-15
    Christine 05-16-15
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    "Great Story"

    loved the interplay among the main characters. Linda howard always has great light mystery romance. This novel was very entertaining.



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    Caroline 07-24-14
    Caroline 07-24-14
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    "Fun Storyline and Heroine"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Open Season to be better than the print version?

    I liked both, but audio version I can listen to at night when I do not feel like reading a book and can also take with me in the car on trips to keep me entertained on boring drives.


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

    I enjoyed the interaction between Daisy and the Chief and what would happen next in their encounters. Interesting how the main plot with the danger of drugs is woven through the storyline - ending a surprise which is always good.


    What about Deborah Hazlett’s performance did you like?

    Did not like her as well as a previous version on tape that I bought years ago. She did a good job but other reader was better with voice changes for different characters.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    More laughter and anticipation for the next encounter between the main characters.


    Any additional comments?

    Daisy is a really great female character in this book and one so many women will be able to relate to in looks, attitude, and feelings.

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