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Crazy Little Thing | [Tracy Brogan]

Crazy Little Thing

Sadie Turner is not a control freak, just…orderly. When a cheating spouse topples Sadie’s impeccably tidy world, she packs up her kids for a summer vacation at her aunt’s lake house, hoping to relax, reboot, and pick up the pieces away from men. All men. But eccentric Aunt Dody has other plans: she’s determined to see Sadie have a little fun - with Desmond, the sexy new neighbor. Tall, tanned, muscular - and even great with her kids - Desmond is Sadie’s worst nightmare. He must have a flaw - he’s a man, after all - so Sadie vows to keep her distance. But as summer blazes on, their attraction ignites....
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Publisher's Summary

Sadie Turner is not a control freak, just…orderly. When a cheating spouse topples Sadie’s impeccably tidy world, she packs up her kids for a summer vacation at her aunt’s lake house, hoping to relax, reboot, and pick up the pieces away from men. All men. But eccentric Aunt Dody has other plans: she’s determined to see Sadie have a little fun - with Desmond, the sexy new neighbor.

Tall, tanned, muscular - and even great with her kids - Desmond is Sadie’s worst nightmare. He must have a flaw - he’s a man, after all - so Sadie vows to keep her distance. But as summer blazes on, their attraction ignites, and the life Sadie is trying so hard to simplify only gets more complicated…. But maybe a little chaos is just what she needs to get her future, and her dreams of love, back in order.

©2012 Tracy Brogan (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Nancy Devault Woodburn, OR United States 06-17-13
    Nancy Devault Woodburn, OR United States 06-17-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Awful!"
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    This was a waste of my time and credit. It was an awful story that in my opinion centered mostly around aunt Doodie. The romance was severely lacking! The narration of Aunt Doodie was utterly annoying making an already crappy story even crappier! Don't waste your credit on this one!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Atlanta, GA 10-23-12
    Amazon Customer Atlanta, GA 10-23-12 Member Since 2011
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    What did you like about this audiobook?

    I just purchased the book today and I have already had to toss it out. The narrator is the worst. She is so annoying that I can not listen to the book. It is a shame because the story line sounded good.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    Awful. Annoying. Can not listen to book.


    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Kristy D. 12-15-12
    Kristy D. 12-15-12
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    "Hilarious!!!!"
    Where does Crazy Little Thing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 10 for sure.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Crazy Little Thing?

    Pretty much anytime Aunt Dody opened her mouth! Loved Aunt Dody!!!!


    Did Lori Reyes do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Pretty much. A few times the transitions between Desmond and other characters were a little muddled, but for the most part you could definitely differentiate between the characters.


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

    I actually laughed out loud... for most of the book.


    Any additional comments?

    Would love to read/ hear more about Aunt Dody's future escapades. What a character!

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 05-31-13
    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 05-31-13 Member Since 2010
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    "4 ½ stars. Very enjoyable first person narrative."

    Don’t do the audiobook - terrible narrator. Read the paperback or ebook.

    Story Brief:
    Sadie and her children spend the summer with Aunt Dody and cousins. Sadie is recently divorced. She doesn’t want a new relationship, but she is attracted to Dody’s gorgeous neighbor Desmond.

    Opinion:
    I really enjoyed this. I smiled a lot. I liked being in Sadie’s head. I loved her interaction with her cousin Fontaine, a gay interior decorator. I enjoyed the developing relationship with Desmond. This was not a powerful wow story. It’s a pleasant, everyday people around you kind of story. There were several conflicts caused by Sadie making inaccurate assumptions and jumping to wrong conclusions. Those were nicely done. But one of them bothered me - toward the end Sadie was mad at Des for something that she should not have been mad about.

    Sadie has some low self image problems and does some silly things. I was fine with that, but some readers might prefer a stronger heroine. This book has a chick lit feel, but it does have a romantic happy ending. Although I wish there were more romance and declaration of love at the end.

    The narrator Lori Reyes was a huge problem. She had a terrible, high-pitched screechy voice for Dody and the children. It was like fingernails on a chalkboard. I cringed every time she used that voice. She would be a good narrator if she NEVER raised her voice to a higher pitch. Her natural voice and low voice for men was good.

    Genre: contemporary romance, divorce

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    J TX, United States 12-01-14
    J TX, United States 12-01-14 Member Since 2011
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    Would you try another book from Tracy Brogan and/or Lori Reyes?

    I might try another book by the author. The writing is predictable. When the main character would think something like "I'm acting stupid" I would find myself thinking, "Yes, you REALLY are-- in fact, too stupid for someone of that age." I would not try Lori Reyes again. I found myself switching to other books and not really caring if I finished this one.


    Would you recommend Crazy Little Thing to your friends? Why or why not?

    No. IMO, you should only recommend books that you think are great and worth reading.


    What didn’t you like about Lori Reyes’s performance?

    Ms. Reyes needs to work on her character voices. Her normal voice is -- well, normal for a woman. Soothing low tone which was great for the main character. But for every other female character, she raised her voice. For the great aunt (80-something year old woman) she went extremely high pitched -- higher than the 6 yr old girl. Plus, for every inflection she went a little screechy. I tried to ignore it but by chapter 8 I finally switched to the Kindle version of the book and used "Text-to-Speech" so the computer voice could read the book. It's a terrible reflection on the narrator when a computer does a better job. I strongly suggest she never uses that high pitched voice again. Also, for the gay man character she used a "swishy" voice that sounded like she had a slight lisp. In real life, they don't sound that way. I've known several flamboyant, "swishy" gay man and they only time they use that tone or inflection is when they are making fun of the stereotype. The only time I've heard a gay man use that tone was an actor on TV or a movie.


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

    No. And they wouldn't make this into a movie. Not even a Lifetime movie. Too predictable and the character's behavior was annoyingly stupid.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica 09-25-14
    Jessica 09-25-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Worst narration ever!"
    Would you try another book from Tracy Brogan and/or Lori Reyes?

    Yes from Tracy Brogan, no from Lori Reyes!


    Would you be willing to try another book from Tracy Brogan? Why or why not?

    Yes. Overall, the story wasn't so bad


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narration was terrible!!! The character Aunt Dodie was completely nerve wracking!! A high pitched shrieking voice was used for Aunt Dodie, horrible!! It really prevented me from enjoying the book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, United States 07-24-14
    Amazon Customer Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, United States 07-24-14 Member Since 2012
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    "The story is okay, but the narration is terrible"

    The story itself is okay..not literary genius but okay... however I had to transition over to the written version because the narration on the audio version was so bad. The narrator was over the top dramatic and the voice of the aunt was screechy and cartoonish. If the same narrator performs the next in this series I will skip the audio version.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Beverley Orange, CA, United States 07-08-14
    Beverley Orange, CA, United States 07-08-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Well Written, but Poorly Narrated"

    I own both the kindle and the audible versions. I enjoyed reading the novel, but not listening to it. The narrator's character voice for Doty was too shrill--I found myself turning the volume way down whenever there were scenes with that character. I also thought Fontaine's character voice sounded so flamboyant and dramatic it was like a caricature of a gay man's voice instead of sounding authentic to the character.

    But the novel was enjoyable to read. I especially liked the minor characters--even the protagonist's children were funny. I loved the setting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Judi SHELTON, WA, United States 06-29-14
    Judi SHELTON, WA, United States 06-29-14 Member Since 2011

    To relax I listen to my books. It's like yoga but better, you don't have to bend your body!!

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    "Worse narrator ever. I couldn't finish this book o"
    What disappointed you about Crazy Little Thing?

    Narrator


    Would you ever listen to anything by Tracy Brogan again?

    If she uses the narrator No way!


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I couldn't finish it.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointed that I couldn't finish.


    Any additional comments?

    Not a fan of this narrator. Don't waste your credit or money!,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Leslie New York, NY United States 06-19-14
    Leslie New York, NY United States 06-19-14 Member Since 2006
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Anyone who has previous experience with this narrator. Or anyone who reads it. The narration completely turned me off to this book.


    Has Crazy Little Thing turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, but I will be more attentive to the narrator for all future titles.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    It made the listen painful and caused me to delete from my iPod.


    What character would you cut from Crazy Little Thing?

    None, but as I didn't finish the book I can not state with certainty.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "Poor"

    The story line is poor and so boringly predictable. The gays are predictably always nice and like all the other characters exaggerated and unatractive making it impossible to believe in any of them. To make it worse the accents are annoying. Where did the Scottish accent come from. If the novel had been any good this would have ruined it.

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