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Breath of Scandal Audiobook

Breath of Scandal

On a rainy Southern night, Jade Sperry endured a young woman's worst nightmare at the hands of three local hell-raisers. Robbed of her youthful ideals and at the center of scandal and tragedy, Jade ran as far and as fast as she could. But she never forgot the sleepy "company town" where every man, woman, and child was dependent on one wealthy family.
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Publisher's Summary

On a rainy Southern night, Jade Sperry endured a young woman's worst nightmare at the hands of three local hell-raisers.

Robbed of her youthful ideals and at the center of scandal and tragedy, Jade ran as far and as fast as she could. But she never forgot the sleepy "company town" where every man, woman, and child was dependent on one wealthy family. And she never forgot their spoiled son, who with his two friends changed her life forever.

Someday, somehow, she'd return...exacting a just revenge, freeing herself from her enemies' grasp, and, perhaps, fulfilling a lost promise of love.

©2007 Sandra Brown; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Fast-paced drama." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Jamie BIRMINGHAM, AL, United States 11-28-11
    Jamie BIRMINGHAM, AL, United States 11-28-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Not my favorite"

    I didn't like the narrator reading the female voices. It was ok when it was the main characters thoughts, but when she talked I hated her voice from him reading it.

    Also, I wanted to strangle the main character several times. I never skip ahead on audio books and read every kind of genre, but on this one I had to skip ahead because I was so frustrated and wanted to know what happened without quitting the book altogether. This was not my favorite book.

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    Ida 11-19-11
    Ida 11-19-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Make me gag..overdone love scenes"

    Tedious is right! This was a decent story with the exception of the overdone, over dramatized sex/love sections. Dick Hill is usually a good reader. His interpretation of female voices makes me giggle. This material (especially the initial love scene between Dillion and Jade) was too long, wordy, and over the top. Who makes love like this? This was disgustingly excessive. Too funny to be pornographic. There could have been better editing.The conversation was unrealistic, sickening and laughable. I think that Mr. Hill thought that when he whispered or lowered his voice, it sounded passionate. Unfortunately this was not the case. I drove over 3 miles (at 70 mph) listening to the dribble before I pulled to the side of the road and stopped so that I could fast forward my ipod so I could get to the end of the story. Get the abridged version if it is available. If not, the printed version might be easier to tolerate.

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    Erika Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Brazil 11-12-11
    Erika Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Brazil 11-12-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Inspiring story, great performance by the reader."

    Great story about overcoming one of women's worst nightmare. Really enjoyed it and could not stop listening. Very well written and narrated.

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    Marilyn CHERRY HILL, NJ, United States 10-17-11
    Marilyn CHERRY HILL, NJ, United States 10-17-11
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    "Disappointed"

    Because of all the good reviews, I was looking forward to this book. At first I liked it but after a few hours of listening some new characters appeared that had nothing to do with the story. I could no longer make any sense of what was going on. I thought maybe there was a problem with my downloading. I have never read this author before and would not again. I had wanted to like this book and am sorry it was such a disappointment.

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    Robert Long Beach, CA, United States 10-01-11
    Robert Long Beach, CA, United States 10-01-11
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    "So-So Narration"
    What did you like best about Breath of Scandal? What did you like least?

    Book is not bad. Predictable with cookie-cutter characters, but still interesting. I felt manipulated, but in the right direction.


    What did you like best about this story?

    That the book rightly points out how unfair the legal system/society can be toward the victims of rape. Made me realize again how glad I am I don't live in the south.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Dick Hill is not a very good narrator. He is poor at depicting women, and always seems to add his own take when he's reading. I've 'read' other books/authors with him as narrator and he always, more than necessary, imposes himself on the readings.


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    Marilyn 09-29-11
    Marilyn 09-29-11
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    "Narrator destroys this book!"

    This is probably a good book. But the narrator is so horrendous I couldn't finish it. His voice for his female characters is so irritating I couldn't stand to listen any more. Remember Tootsie? That is his voice for every female in the book. Awful!

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    Richard 09-28-11
    Richard 09-28-11
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    "Go for the abridged version"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The author seemed to be getting paid by the word. Good story but could have been told in mush less time.


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    Mary Memphis TN 38117 09-24-11
    Mary Memphis TN 38117 09-24-11 Member Since 2013
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    "Did not care much for anything about this book."

    I felt that there were too many graphic descriptions of sex that were all very poorly written. I don't mind sex scenes when they contribute to the story and are well written but these were obviously gratuitous and canned and it seemed like there was one every other track. The story itself seemed re-cycled and tired. It was predictable to the point of boring. Further the characters were totally one-dementional with zero depth.
    I am from the south and very familiar with the accents from the region where the book was set and the performance by the narrator of the female characters was so stereo-typical and false, it was almost insulting.
    I will probably never purchase another book by Sandra Brown.

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    Margaret Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada 09-23-11
    Margaret Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada 09-23-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Poor book"

    Simplistic, pornograpic, repetative story with a very sexist portrayal of both southern men and women. It was a disappointment and a waste of $5 and 16 hours.

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    4 Babe Mom 09-21-11
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    "Not to be missed"

    At first, all the details and characters turned me off, but this story touched on so many story lines it's not to be missed. Not a romance, but a love story. Not about a female heroine, but a female survivor. This will NOT be a waste of your listening time. Telling you to enjoy seems odd because although it has a happy ending, it's not a happy book.

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