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Anyone But You Audiobook

Anyone But You

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Publisher's Summary

For Nina Askew, turning 40 means freedom - from the ex-husband whose career always came first, from their stuffy suburban home. Freedom to have her own apartment in the city, freedom to focus on what she wants for a change.... And what she wants is something her ex always vetoed: a puppy. A bouncy puppy to cheer her up. Instead she gets...Fred.

Overweight, smelly, and obviously suffering from some kind of doggy depression, Fred is light-years from perky. But for all his faults, he does manage to put Nina face-to-face with Alex Moore, her gorgeous, younger downstairs neighbor.

Alex looks great on paper - a sexy, seemingly sane, surprisingly single E.R. doctor who shares Fred's abiding love for Oreos - but a 10-year difference in age, despite his devastating smile, is too wide a gap for Nina to handle.

Ignoring her insistent best friend, some interfering do-gooders, and the ubiquitous Fred - not to mention her suddenly raging hormones - Nina thinks anyone but Alex would be a better bet for a relationship. But the more silver-haired stiffs she dates, the more she suspects it's the young dog-loving doctor she wants to sit and stay!

©2005 Jennifer Crusie; (P)2005 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Considered by many to be a romantic comedy classic....the novel is given a note-perfect reading by Susan Ericksen....Also worthy of note: the upbeat, jazzy score." (AudioFile)

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    Kristi Atlanta, GA, United States 05-21-12
    Kristi Atlanta, GA, United States 05-21-12 Member Since 2006
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    "One of My All-Time Favorites"
    If you could sum up Anyone But You in three words, what would they be?

    This is one of my very favoritest romance novels ever. The story is simple yet beautiful. The characters are real. The situations (with the exception of the dog on the fire escape) are entirely plausible. I have read the paperback more than once and bought it on Audible so I could listen to it when I needed to get in a happy space (migraine - couldn't read). I just can't emphasize enough how much I love this book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Anyone But You?

    Alex's reaction to Nina in the ER.


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

    She really brings depth to Nina's character through her tone.


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

    Yes - I cried. More than once.


    Any additional comments?

    One of the most beautiful love stories ever. Jennifer Crusie's best work.

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    Lori Mcbride 06-29-11 Member Since 2015
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    "It was okay"

    I thought the narrator seemed VERY LOUD and overacted it a bit. I also found it VERY unrealistic that a basset hound/beagle mix can go up and down a fire escape (aren't they similar to ladders?). I did like her well developed characters and there are some great one liners in this book! Don't know if I would read another by this author. I am spoiled by Anna Fields and her fantastic narration of SEP books.

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    LeftyMom North Carolina 04-22-11
    LeftyMom North Carolina 04-22-11 Member Since 2014

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    "Cute"

    This is a great fun read. Made me laugh several times and the ending was sweet. Great narrator!

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    heather 04-16-11
    heather 04-16-11
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    "Fred seals the deal"

    This was really cute. I agree with another review regarding some of this author's narrators but I think this one was well read. I loved Fred and thought he stole the book. The main character did get a bit whiney about her age, but other than that this is a really fun read!

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    Kathleen Cincinnati, OH, United States 03-30-11
    Kathleen Cincinnati, OH, United States 03-30-11
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    "Another Favorite, Must Read!!"

    Nina and Fred are a cute pair, but when you add Alex to the mix, it is sexy! Fred knows exactly how to help Nina get her man, and keep him, and Charity is great with giving her hints on how to reel him in.
    The narration is nicely executed, and I would listen to more books read by her. Honestly, if you don't like the narrators people, read the book. But I like Susan, I think she did a great job of not trying to make herself seem like a guy, but she played the characters well. She really did justice to Norma and the other book club readers characters. I think that the way Crusie chooses to use he said she said a lot of the time can be covered up well with her wonderful stories!

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    Amazon Customer 05-26-10
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    "Love ya Fred!"

    Humor, a great looking sexy doctor, and a basset hound. What more could you ask for? :)

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    Dianne Dallas, TX, United States 02-07-10
    Dianne Dallas, TX, United States 02-07-10 Member Since 2009

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    "Very entertaining!"

    I thought this was very enjoyable. Great narration as well.

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    Gina Bulverde, TX, USA 12-20-09
    Gina Bulverde, TX, USA 12-20-09 Member Since 2013
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    "Cute but a little disappointing"

    This is one of my favorite Jennifer Crusie books but I was disappointed with the narrator. I still enjoyed it but found her treatment of Nina to be a bit on the whiney side. Loved Fred..:)

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    NanaMeryl Ocala, FL 11-07-09
    NanaMeryl Ocala, FL 11-07-09 Member Since 2008

    Retired Teacher Love reading and love listening to audio books in my car.

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    "A Cute Read"

    This was a cute - if predictable - and entertaining little read. It is much shorter than I usually like, but it fit the bill for my drives to and from work for a few days. It was pretty predictable and might have been better with more character development.

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    Ann KEMPNER, TX, United States 11-03-09
    Ann KEMPNER, TX, United States 11-03-09 Member Since 2013

    Brvgrls

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    "Silly and Fun Read"

    Jennifer Crusie has the quirkiest way of writing that is hard to draw a bead on but always likable. This was sweet, cute, silly and a lot of fun. My favorite book of hers thus far is Welcome to Temptation and where I like some of her stories more than others you can't go wrong with a Crusie book. If you just want some lovely entertainment this is the one for you!

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