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
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.
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!!
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.
I ignore genre labels. Some of my favorite books are outside my genre comfort zone. Listening to audiobooks is still reading. Not theater.
I was reluctant to read any of Ms. Phillips books. For some reason they just didn't sound that appealing. Then I read enough book blogs to realize what an icon she is and I had to try her books.
This is one of her earlier books, and was a little long. It dragged slightly in places. But none of that mattered. I was caught up in the glamor of the story and the heroines determination to keep plugging away, even though her life was never smooth or calm. She carried the burden of an eccentric family, to say the least, very well.
I don't think of this book as a romance novel. It is the journey of one person finding her place in life and the people she meets who either slow her journey down or help her along the way.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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