We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
 >   > 
Charlie All Night | [Jennifer Crusie]

Charlie All Night

Dumped by her boyfriend and demoted from WBBB's prime-time spot, radio producer Allie McGuffey has nowhere to go but up. She plans to make her comeback by turning temporary DJ Charlie Tenniel into a household name. And if he's willing to help cure her breakup blues with a rebound fling, that's an added bonus.
Regular Price:$17.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

Dumped by her boyfriend and demoted from WBBB's prime-time spot, radio producer Allie McGuffey has nowhere to go but up. She plans to make her comeback by turning temporary DJ Charlie Tenniel into a household name. And if he's willing to help cure her breakup blues with a rebound fling, that's an added bonus.

Charlie just wants to kick back, play good tunes and eat Chinese food. He's not interested in becoming famous. But he is interested in Allie. And after all, what harm is a little chemistry between friends?

But suddenly, their one-night stand has become a four-week addiction. Night after night on the airwaves, his voice seduces her...and all the other women in town. He's a hit. It looks as if Charlie's solved all Allie's problems...except one. What is she going to do when he leaves?

©2004 Jennifer Crusie; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Jennifer Crusie "has a wicked sense of humor, keen insights into the complexities of modern relationships, and a way of making her characters seem genuine and her stories real." (Booklist)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.8 (373 )
5 star
 (109)
4 star
 (127)
3 star
 (107)
2 star
 (19)
1 star
 (11)
Overall
4.0 (163 )
5 star
 (69)
4 star
 (50)
3 star
 (29)
2 star
 (12)
1 star
 (3)
Story
4.1 (160 )
5 star
 (67)
4 star
 (54)
3 star
 (30)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (6)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    webempress 03-11-11
    webempress 03-11-11
    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    88
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Typical early Crusie"

    Story is good, but the narration is boring. It is just a rather bland reading of the book. All of the characters sound much the same.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kesha 06-04-11
    Kesha 06-04-11 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    45
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    675
    22
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "One-Note Narration"

    This story isn't as engaging and exciting as most of Jennifer Crusies novels that I've read. However, the narration is what really ruined this for me. The narrator seemed bored, and, as a result, bored me. The characters aren't given distinct voices, and there just isn't much life breathed into them.

    As for the story, the B plot seemed to be somewhat of an afterthought. Not the well-thought-out, funny "mystery" I'm used to from her books.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    JEAN nederland, TX, United States 06-15-10
    JEAN nederland, TX, United States 06-15-10 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    146
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    161
    134
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    24
    0
    Overall
    "Jennifer did it again."

    Good story hard to get into at first. Don't know what it was but never had this problem with Jennifers books before. Good story good listen was fun listen. Made great travel time. Just slow start.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Cara 11-27-11
    Cara 11-27-11
    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    216
    18
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Decent story, but boring narration"

    The story was decent, but definitely nothing special. I'm actually writing this review before I have finished listening because I am having trouble getting myself to finish it. All the voices sound the same, and the narrator just sounds disinterested and has no voice inflection. We'll see if I make it to the end.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amy Ottawa, ON, Canada 11-25-12
    Amy Ottawa, ON, Canada 11-25-12 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    14
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    15
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Jennifer Crusie at her best!"
    Would you listen to Charlie All Night again? Why?

    I have listened to this book more than once already. It makes me laugh out loud at times. I thoroughly enjoy the internal and external dialogue. Jennifer Crusie has a way of making her characters so real, easy to relate to.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the radio station, how everyone one - except for a few notable exception ( and even then they came around eventually) - worked together. How Allie was the driving force behind that place and didn't want or need the credit. And the puppy...I am a sucker for the puppy.


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

    Aimee Jolson did a very good job. I love it when I can easily determine who is speaking based upon the narrators ability to give each character their own voice. There is a lot of dialogue in this book and it can be fast paced at times and Aimee preformed very well. I can't really say that I wouldn't have enjoyed this book as much if I had read it for myself but I do know now that if I do read it for myself then I will be hearing the characters as Aimee narrated them.


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

    Not particularly. It wasn't really gripping, and I wasn't thinking about it while I was trying to do something else. Don't get me wrong I enjoyed it but for me to want to listen to it in one sitting - well 7 hrs is a long time.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Mon San Francisco, Ca 04-02-12
    Mon San Francisco, Ca 04-02-12 Member Since 2010

    12 step program please. I am addicted to Audible! I love trashy sexy books, award winning novels and everything between. Bring it!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    246
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    337
    115
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    46
    21
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not a favorite"

    I'm still not sure if it was the story, the narrator or a bit of both that made this audio a difficult and unsatisfying listen. I have come to enjoy Jennifer Cruise's books, so this audio was a bit of a disappointment.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Barbara Huntsville, Alabama 07-29-15
    Barbara Huntsville, Alabama 07-29-15 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    238
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1155
    48
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    6
    9
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Synopsis doesn't get it..."

    While the synopsis is factual, its not accurate. And while this is an early Crusie, this book is a great example of how good Jennifer Crusie is. Allie is demoted, she is dumped; and we know she is not the looser this makes her look like because the book opens with every person at her radio station asking for and receiving her help and advice. Crusie does not have to say Allie is a smart, strong, dependable woman, because people depend on her and she is strong enough to support them. So when she is told to produce a late night talk and music show, with an oddly inexperienced D J the reader can settle down understanding how this make sense.

    Even though this book is light, it is not completely predictable. The supporting characters are truly supportive with personalities of their own, not just cardboard cutouts for the main people to "talk at".

    Very few books as early as this one holds up as well, and reading this and a few of her early books there is a glimmer of her more mature work.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Catherine 06-19-15
    Catherine 06-19-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    88
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    643
    97
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Fun radio station setting"

    Fun light hearted romance with minor mystery element. Great characters. Think WKRP with sex. Crusie writes such fun books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    David J Burgess 02-06-15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Crusie is one of my favorites"

    ...she gives humor, fun and good plots-everything I want in a feel-good book. Try Agnes and the Hit Man next.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Catherine 10-31-14
    Catherine 10-31-14
    HELPFUL VOTES
    24
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    58
    56
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "So good I listened to it twice in a week"

    I love Charlie, and I love this book.

    The characters are well written and very likable. Crusie lets you draw your own conclusions about the individuals by the way they treat each other...and especially by how they take care of the station puppy!

    Charlie haunted me...so I had to listen to it again. Charlie had an impact on me because of the way his feelings for Allie developed; how he embraced his admiration for her, his attraction to her, and his loyalty to her. Even though he was not looking for a long term relationship, he did not put up walls to keep her out. He let himself feel his feelings and he celebrated Allie as an unexpected gift.

    This may be the best crafted of the Jennifer Crusie books that I have listened to. It was written earlier in her career than most of the Crusie titles I've listened to...so perhaps she had to work harder on her writing before she got popular. The very likable characters develop in stages, the action has a good pace and the story stays focused on the necessary progression (no blind alleys).

    Sandra Caldwell's performance was good. She kept the action moving and her reading in no way interfered with my enjoyment of the story. She succeeded in creating one voice for Allie and another for Charlie...but there were a couple of fast-paced conversations where it became difficult to tell which of those two characters was speaking. Otherwise her performance was very good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.