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The Ideal Man Audiobook

The Ideal Man: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Julie Garwood is among the most critically acclaimed - and popular - romance authors around, with 36 million copies of her books in print. And now, with The Ideal Man, Garwood is poised to expand that already huge audience.

Dr. Ellie Sullivan has just completed her residency at a large urban hospital. While jogging in a park nearby, she witnesses the shooting of an FBI agent in pursuit of wanted criminals, a couple identified as the Landrys. The only person to see the shooter’s face, Ellie is suddenly at the center of a criminal investigation.

Agent Max Daniels takes over the Landry case. A no-nonsense lawman, he’s definitely not the ideal man that Ellie has always imagined, yet she’s attracted to him in a way she can’t explain.

Ellie heads home to Winston Falls, South Carolina, to attend her sister’s wedding. Shortly after she arrives, though, she receives a surprise visitor: Max Daniels. The Landrys have been captured, and she’ll be called to testify. But they’ve been captured before, and each time the witnesses are scared into silence - or disappear before they can take the stand. Max vows to be Ellie’s shadow until the trial, and it isn’t long before sparks fly....

©2011 Julie Garwood (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Jeanette Guanajuato 01-13-12
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    "Disappointing ....."

    I am a Huge Julie Garwood Fan. This was not worth the wait, time, or credit. Extremely Disappointed. Not the normal Julie Garwood Quality.

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    Stacey Pflugerville, TX, United States 01-10-12
    Stacey Pflugerville, TX, United States 01-10-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Never had a bad read from Julie Garwood."
    If you could sum up The Ideal Man in three words, what would they be?

    I found this modern book well written. I usually read her historical romance; but I found this book compelling.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was a very interesting story. I liked the dual story and how Ellie overcomes her troubles with the help of Max.


    Which character – as performed by Christina Traister – was your favorite?

    I hate to say this but I really like the sister getting married. I really wanted to just slap her. She made a really big impression.


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

    It made me laugh and think about what happens out in the bad world.


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    Margaret Youngstown, OH, United States 12-30-11
    Margaret Youngstown, OH, United States 12-30-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Ideal Man great listen"
    What made the experience of listening to The Ideal Man the most enjoyable?

    very enjoyable experience. Enjoyed the story line and the narrator was very good.


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

    The plot was good and the book was an easy listen


    Have you listened to any of Christina Traister’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not listened to Christina Traister before but she did a great job reading the story so others would enjoy listening.


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    Nancy United States 12-08-11
    Nancy United States 12-08-11

    life is a book

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    "enjoyed"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Good story which involved family, love, suspense and resolution....I enjoyed it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters


    Have you listened to any of Christina Traister’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no, however, good job


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

    NOT really, but I did want to keep going.


    Any additional comments?

    Kind of a girls book...and worth the rea

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    Mary M 11-23-11
    Mary M 11-23-11

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    "good book"

    I enjoyed this book.

    I was slightly confused about the lead character's sister story with the Navy Seal as the timing of how long he was deployed, no contact with the sister, etc. Other than that I enjoyed the story.

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    Lydia Little Rock, AR, United States 11-02-11
    Lydia Little Rock, AR, United States 11-02-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Save your money! Not worth it"

    This is not a good book - would not have thought that Julie Garwood wrote this book. I was really disappointed. Normally, I can't put down a Garwood novel and read it cover to cover. The conversations were choppy and the amount of detail detracted from the story because it just didn't flow. It was also such a contrived and convoluted plot that had elements that were not essential to the story and should have been left out. I wasn't able to really lose myself in the book and then it wrapped up with a few quick lines.
    Oh and another horrible southern accent - narrator should have forgone that attempt.

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    L.W. 10-09-11
    L.W. 10-09-11

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Good writer, good story, worthy read"

    JG is such a good writer. This is a small book compared to others but it packs a good story, well written. Great hook from the beginning, grabs you and holds you in this book. This is such smart well done narration. I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects.

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    Karyn 04-16-14
    Karyn 04-16-14 Member Since 2012
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    "A VERY GOOD BOOK"

    This was a good book. Some people don't know what they have until they almost lose it. The Ideal Man is one of these books.

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    Mom of 4 California 04-01-14
    Mom of 4 California 04-01-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Loved this book"
    Would you listen to The Ideal Man again? Why?

    I would definitely listen to this book again. It has humor, romance, and even some mystery.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I can't say because it would give the ending away


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    SunnySoCal 08-26-13
    SunnySoCal 08-26-13 Listener Since 2008

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    "Shes a Trauma Surgeon, he's a FBI Agent"
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    Loved this book, great story, narrated well, .......... she is a prodigy, super smart, a trauma ER surgeon, he is a macho FBI Agent, this story is modern day. He meets her when there is a shooting near the hospital,where she happens to be jogging in the park near the hospital after work........... sparks fly from the get go, ....the story takes off from there. I cant tell more without giving the story away, but it is well worth the purchase. Loved it, enjoy.....

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