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Glitter Baby Audiobook

Glitter Baby

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Fleur Savagar is the most beautiful woman in the world . . . to everyone but herself. With her oversized hands and paddle-boat feet, her streaky blond hair and funny green eyes, she lives a life filled with secrets that began before she was born. That was when her bewitching mother left home to find James Dean and met Errol Flynn instead. Now Fleur has to grow up quickly, and life won't make that easy.

Jake Koranda is both New York's most brilliant playwright and Hollywood's hottest actor. Difficult, talented, and tormented, he has no patience for international glamour girls, not even ones with beautiful bodies and smart-aleck mouths. But there's more to the Glitter Baby than shine, and Fleur's tougher than Jake expects. Even with the odds stacked against her, she's fiercely determined to discover the woman she's destined to be. An ugly duckling who can't believe she's turned into a swan . . . A tough-guy movie star with a haunted past . . . In a land of broken dreams, can two unlikely lovers trust their hearts?

©2009 Susan Elizabeth Phillips; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Teresa North Plains, OR, USA 01-30-09
    Teresa North Plains, OR, USA 01-30-09 Member Since 2013
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    "Absolutely loved it!"

    I always enjoy Susan Elizabeth Phillips' books and this was no exception. The story kept me completely entertained from beginning to end. I waited a long time for this release and was not disappointed. Kate Fleming/Anna Fields was one of my favorite readers, and I miss her, but Julia Gibson was very good and I look forward to listening to her in the future.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Carola OberurselGermany 01-29-09
    Carola OberurselGermany 01-29-09
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    "Good Book, Peculiar Production"

    Susan Elizabeth Phillips' books are always a treat and "Glitter Baby" is no exception, with one minor complaint. This recording is marred, for me, by the addition of a muzak-like audio loop that intrudes up at odd moments. It's as if the studio needed to splice two bits of tape together and decided to distract the listener with 'on hold' music.

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    01-21-09
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    "One of the best SEP books!"

    I've read / listened to all of SEP's books that are available and this is one of the best ever. Glad she brought it back after almost 20 years!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    LeftyMom North Carolina 01-06-09
    LeftyMom North Carolina 01-06-09 Listener Since 2007

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    "Another great SEP book"

    I love SEP books and this one didn't let me down. I knew it was one of her older books but from what I read on her web site she updated it before releasing it. I was so sucked in I couldn't stop listening. The narrator did a good job but don't expect Anna Fields (I don't think anyone can top her fantastic voice - bless her I miss her!) but this was really good. Well worth the money and/or credits.

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    Laura L. Graumann Morristown, NJ United States 04-02-11
    Laura L. Graumann Morristown, NJ United States 04-02-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Good Book - not crazy about narration"

    I have recently discovered SEP and have listened to or read most of the books. I enjoyed the book - unfortunately, Anna Fields did not get to narrate this book before she died. I listened to part of it, and then finished the book in written form.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    PAM ONEIL Las Vegas, NV United States 01-18-11
    PAM ONEIL Las Vegas, NV United States 01-18-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Love it."

    Susan Elizabeth Phillips books/ audible's are awesome she is a funny writer and will put you right inside that story. You can't go wrong with any of her books, Glitter Baby was right up there. Julia Gibson was good I like her voice, but I will always miss Anna Fields.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    kalamazoo 10-07-09
    kalamazoo 10-07-09
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    "loved it!"

    I haven't found a book by Susan Phillips that I don't like. This one was fun and kept me wondering about where it would lead me next. The story line was good and unexpected. I would definately recommend this one!

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    Ellen Prospect, CT, USA 09-22-09
    Ellen Prospect, CT, USA 09-22-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Interesting ride"

    This story spans about 40 years from beginning to end. It got a little draggy in parts but overall, I enjoyed it and I'd recommend it.

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    Cefuente 01-24-09
    Cefuente 01-24-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Not her best!! I forced myself to finish it!"

    I had to keep checking to make sure that I had downloaded the right book. I have read about 1/2 of SEP's books, and I loved each of them. Not so much with this one. Her characters were relativily well developed, but the book lacked the energy and flow of the ones I have read. If anything, I like to think of it as a "before" snapshot of her incredible progression as an author.

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    Victoria Chicago, IL, USA 01-16-09
    Victoria Chicago, IL, USA 01-16-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Terrible and Outdated"

    This story is nothing like her other books and is very disappointing. I have loved all of Susan Elizabeth Phillips books in the past but this book was a drain. I had to force myself to keep listening and was angry that I did. The end was pleasant like other Susan Elizabeth Phillips book but unless you like statutory rape the rest is not worth it. I was concerned that she made statutory rape seem like the norm for the rich and famous.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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