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Breath of Scandal Audiobook

Breath of Scandal

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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)

What Members Say

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    Dennis 01-07-12
    Dennis 01-07-12

    Many explorations and adventures await!

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    "Great Narration...story cheats in so many ways"
    Would you try another book from Sandra Brown and/or Dick Hill?

    Unbearable sex scenes (had to skip each part that's how cheesy) ...as with most of Sandra Brown's books I read she makes men out to be so shallow and one minded...although a man myself I know how we think, but NOT all of us are the way she portrays. Sadly the story is just that a story without a doubt like watching a soap opera....oh well, least it was only $4.95 :-/


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Narrator did an EXCELLENT job as always Dick Hill is the best


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    CJV 12-31-11
    CJV 12-31-11 Member Since 2009
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    "LOVED THE NARRATION"

    THE CHARACTERS WERE WELL DEFINED. THE STORY LINE WAS PAINFUL, BUT SPOT ON. DICK HILLS NARATION WAS WONDERFUL. EACH PERSON HAD ITS OWN DEFINED VOICE.

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    LB 12-28-11
    LB 12-28-11 Member Since 2016
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    "not my cup of tea"
    What disappointed you about Breath of Scandal?

    I have read some Sandra Brown books that have been great mysteries. This was not one. I have since learned that much of her earlier work was closer to romance than mystery. This was a little of both, but way to much toward the Romance Genre for my taste.


    What three words best describe Dick Hill’s performance?

    Good performance


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    Jeanne 12-26-11
    Jeanne 12-26-11

    Rajun Cajun

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    "Brown hits another one out of the park!"
    What made the experience of listening to Breath of Scandal the most enjoyable?

    This book is typical Brown. As I have read her over the years, she is like great wine. Just keeps getting better.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jade. Because she didn't give up and she worked towards justice.


    Which character – as performed by Dick Hill – was your favorite?

    Gary, Lamar


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

    Yes, it is a fantastic long road trip book.


    Any additional comments?

    If a family owned a town and wielded as much power as the Padgetts, $1M shouldn't have put them into total ruin. The revenge plot was fantastic, but should have gotten to them in other ways that totally ruined them. Like mortgage the family homestead.

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    CFT 12-20-11
    CFT 12-20-11
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    "Good story Poorly narrated"

    The story was interesting if perhaps not totally believeable. I really felt the narrator ruined it for me. Maybe there were too many characters for one narrator but you could not tell the character by the voice. They all sounded like middle aged or older men.

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    SammiMac3 12-11-11
    SammiMac3 12-11-11 Member Since 2016

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    "Intense"
    Would you be willing to try another book from Sandra Brown? Why or why not?

    This is the first book of Sandra Brown that I have either listened to or read. And I am curious to listen to another to see what else she has to offer. This book was intense I found myself almost agitated by the events like I had been apart of them in some small degree.


    Could you see Breath of Scandal being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I could see Breath of Scandal on Lifetime.


    Any additional comments?

    This book had some intense moments. I think it would be difficult for anyone who had been a victim themselves in a violent crime. I found myself being drawn into the story and sharing the characters sense of impotence when all normal avenues of help and justice were shut to her.

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    Britney WASHINGTON, DC, United States 12-05-11
    Britney WASHINGTON, DC, United States 12-05-11 Member Since 2012
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    "Not sure why they picked a male narrator"
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The main character in this novel was raped (very early in the book so I am not giving away any of the story line with this review) and it is incredibly off putting to have a man narrating the moments after the rape and her account of it. I ended up finishing the book but there were times I was cringing while listening to him.


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    Meredyth Smith 11-30-11
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    "Woven beautifully!!! Great use of a credit!"

    I really enjoyed this tale from down south! The reader was great....he's not a female so he doesn't sound exactly female...if you can get over that it's all up hill from there! I loved this story and found myself doing extra chores and staying up later and listening....I only give 5 stars when I think it's totally deserved!!! I am a picky credit user and am not disappointed! Enjoy!

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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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