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Affair | [Amanda Quick]

Affair

Affair introduces Charlotte Arkendale, an industrious young woman who provides a very special service. Wealthy women hire her to check the qualifications of their suitors. When one of Charlotte’s loveliest clients is murdered, she hires the darkly handsome Baxter St. Ives to be her assistant and bodyguard. But as they pool their powers of deduction and begin to investigate the mysterious circumstances surrounding the murder, they also uncover the force of a powerful, and mutual, chemistry.
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Publisher's Summary

Affair introduces Charlotte Arkendale, an industrious young woman who provides a very special service. Wealthy women hire her to check the qualifications of their suitors. When one of Charlotte’s loveliest clients is murdered, she hires the darkly handsome Baxter St. Ives to be her assistant and bodyguard. But as they pool their powers of deduction and begin to investigate the mysterious circumstances surrounding the murder, they also uncover the force of a powerful, and mutual, chemistry. Liberally laced with passion, the intrigue swirls, and the plot thickens around Charlotte and her handsome colleague.

©1997 Jayne A. Krentz (P)1997 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Nada Austin, MN, United States 05-21-12
    Nada Austin, MN, United States 05-21-12 Member Since 2010

    Hand knitting and crochet are my hobbies in retirement, listening to books makes the time and the stitches fly by!

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    "Marvelous, Witty, and Unbelievable Destiny!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have read and listened to a great number of Amanda Quck's offerings, and this one is so different from the others that it was like a breath of fresh air. Not to say I don't enjoy all of her books, I do, but this one is so different! Yes, I would recommend it to anyone who wants a good listen.


    What other book might you compare Affair to and why?

    A comparison does not come to mind, this book takes all of the cliché of romance novels, and turns them into great entertainment. So I guess the whole thing is that there is no comparison in my library!


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

    I have just recently listened to Wicked Widow by Amanda Quick also done by Ms Rosenblat. She is a marvelous reader, and lends more dimension to the characters of the book. I am looking forward to getting more of her readings in the near future.


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

    Yes! I have a terrible time putting the iPod down and getting about other things when I start a book, and this one was no exception. It was marvelous!


    Any additional comments?

    The wit in this book was wonderful. The dissertation of the old butler on the scream in the laboratory had me giggling at odd moments for the rest of the day!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Deirdre Greyson Virginia 01-24-15
    Deirdre Greyson Virginia 01-24-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Okay, and lots of background noise"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    It was too slow and almost predictable in many points. I would have liked to have a more complicated story line.


    If you’ve listened to books by Amanda Quick before, how does this one compare?

    This is not the best Amanda Quick book I've purchased. There are many more that are more compelling and entertaining. It would take a great deal to measure up to Mistress, which is my favorite.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Barbara Rosenblat?

    This book needs a less gruff voice. This narrator has an issue with breathing sounds which are distracting at best and irritating at worst.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    There is quite a bit of backgound noise on this recording. I hear people talking, laughing, and coughing. I usually listen with headphones while traveling, so it is even more irritating.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Bane2 03-31-15
    Bane2 03-31-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Not a bad story but bad recording"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Affair to be better than the print version?

    No. And it's sad because it could have been.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a classic Amanda Quick novel. And i wanted to love the audio. The narrator was good, the story was good, and if they had given the guy coughing in the background for a good portion of the book at random times a cough drop it would have been a five star read for me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kalila DEL VALLE, TX, United States 05-02-15
    Kalila DEL VALLE, TX, United States 05-02-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Another great one by Amanda Quick!!!"

    I can never say enough about Amanda Quick's novels! I love her writing!!!! I love romance and mystery. Quick merges the two themes together beautifully!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susanne MOUNT VERNON, WA, United States 04-12-15
    Susanne MOUNT VERNON, WA, United States 04-12-15 Member Since 2007
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    "Witty and dry humor"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Affair to be better than the print version?

    Never read the print version.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Affair?

    When the confident scientist hopelessly bungles personal affairs.


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

    She had consistent and distinct voices.


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

    Sexy scientist and clever detective make an arrangement


    Any additional comments?

    Worth the credit...wanted to hear more about Arial and Hamilton.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer G 04-01-15
    Jennifer G 04-01-15

    Jen in So Cal

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    "A pale shadow of her other book otherwise engaged."

    This book had such a similar premise to the author's other book, otherwise engaged, that I almost gave up on it after the first couple of chapters. But I pressed on, hoping that the story would be redeemed. It was not her best work. Unless you really like the genre, and will read anything of this. period,, I would forgo this book. I must also comment on the narrator whose voice I felt was a bit distracting and not as refined as I felt it should have been. I had the impression that the main character, Charlotte, was much older than her 20+ years.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alicia Bedford, TX, United States 10-15-13
    Alicia Bedford, TX, United States 10-15-13 Member Since 2014
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    "AWFUL NARRATION"
    What would have made Affair better?

    The narration was so bad I couldnt get past chapter 4.


    What didn’t you like about Barbara Rosenblat’s performance?

    Everything!


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I love this book and was excited to see it on audible.


    Any additional comments?

    Extremly dissapointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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