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Just Like Heaven | [Julia Quinn]

Just Like Heaven

Honoria Smythe-Smith is: A) a really bad violinist; B) still miffed at being nicknamed "Bug" as a child; C) not in love with her older brother's best friend, D) all of the above.
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Publisher's Summary

Honoria Smythe-Smith is:

A) a really bad violinist
B) still miffed at being nicknamed "Bug" as a child
C) not in love with her older brother's best friend
D) all of the above

Marcus Holroyd is:

A) the Earl of Chatteris
B) regrettably prone to sprained ankles
C) not in love with his best friend's younger sister
D) all of the above

Together they:

A) eat quite a bit of chocolate cake
B) survive a deadly fever and the world's worst musical performance
C) fall quite desperately in love

It's Julia Quinn at her best, so you know the answer is...

D) all of the above

©2011 Julie Cotler Pottinger (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Dorothy Deltona, FL, United States 01-31-12
    Dorothy Deltona, FL, United States 01-31-12 Member Since 2008
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    "when you laugh out loud"

    I know I will buy many more from an author when I listen to ones like this .I felt the characters come to life , I laughed out loud a few times , I listened in one sitting.Very well done .

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jan Omaha, NE, United States 06-11-11
    Jan Omaha, NE, United States 06-11-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Sweet story"

    I loved this sweet little story. Unlike a previous reviewer, I thought the characters were not flat at all. There was so much humor, and interactions between Honoria and her cousins felt so true to close family life. I liked the slowing dawning of emotions between people who had known each other almost all their lives. Rosalyn Landor is excellent as usual. Thinking there might be a story coming up between Daniel and the governess?

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Persis Florida, US 06-10-13
    Persis Florida, US 06-10-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Not a page turner"

    I listened to this book just for the whole purpose of getting to the end. Nothing exciting ever happens in the book, and it's one you'd listen to if you didn't have anything better to do. Of if you can't sleep. Lie down, relax and listen and trust me you'll be instantly asleep. Rosalyn Landor has a wonderful voice that coupled with a boring book puts you to sleep in a flash. If it wasn't for Rosalyn Landor I wouldn't have even gone through 30 mins of the book.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Lupdilup Ocean Springs, United States Minor Outlying Islands 06-03-11
    Lupdilup Ocean Springs, United States Minor Outlying Islands 06-03-11 Member Since 2009

    A mom, a wife, a friend, a happy ending addict, an audiobook junkie, a wine lover and geek wanna -be. I'm constantly looking to be blown awa

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    "It's not the narrator's fault."

    3.1/2 Stars
    This was my first go at a Julia Quinn's book and I don't know if my expectations were to high or this wasn't her best effort, there's so many people who love her books that I don't know what to think.
    I felt the characters a little flat and I never really got involved, I didn't hated it and I did like the way the romance was slow to develop, I love historicals because they call to my idealistic, romantic,tender and fairytale side, I just felt something was missing.
    I love Rosalyn Landor, she has narrated some of my favorite audiobooks like: The entire Hathaway series by Lisa Kleypas.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer 02-21-15
    Jennifer 02-21-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Gross wound/sickbed scene, sweet romance besides"

    This was a sweet regency romance. I loved the interactions between Honoria and Marcus, and how others perceived them. It was a fun adventure, seeing them fall for each other and how they dealt with it. Poor girls in that quartet though! I enjoyed the final chapters, the action was orchestrated (yep, pun intended) just right to tie up all the major threads. I found it refreshing too, since physical romance was saved for the end, as a culmination...

    The only part that got to me was the too-good description of the infected wound, which I unfortunately read during dinner and I completely lost my appetite. Awful. But well written. I didn't want to put it down the whole time, made difficult by pesky things like my job. =P

    I think Lady Danbury was my favorite character. Loved her attitude, and how she mischievously helped things along. A great light read.

    Narration was pretty good too, but not my favorite. Mainly because, as much as I like Landor and have listened to her read many novels, she has only one real voice for men, and sometimes in order to differentiate her females some of them sound too airy and childish. But in general, her timing, flow, emotion, etc are well done.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra 02-13-15
    Sandra 02-13-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Very entertaining!"

    Enjoyed listening to the book. The story was good and the characters were entertaining enough to get the rest of the series.

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    Adrienne Percival 02-10-15
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    "Good book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Just Like Heaven to be better than the print version?

    I listen to books at times and places when I wouldn't read a book, so I don't think this question illuminates anything.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like Julia Quinn's books. This wasn't a favorite, but a good, easy listen.


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

    Not really


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robin 02-05-15
    Robin 02-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    "excellent!"

    Ms. Julia Quinn writes with fantastic humor and Rosalyn Landor delivers the stories with perfection!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Linda R. Houston, TX 06-27-13
    Linda R. Houston, TX 06-27-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Too much idle chatter"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It was the first time I fast forwarded portions of a book because the dialogue was so tedious.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The development of Honoria's and Marcus' relationship- but it was way to drawn out.


    What about Rosalyn Landor’s performance did you like?

    As always, she was excellent


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    The pace of the novel was too slow and then tied up too quickly at the end

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    PJ Reader 06-08-13
    PJ Reader 06-08-13
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    "Not even close to heaven"

    This book by Julia Quinn was very disappointing. Senseless chatter by young women and their mothers, not once by several times. The beginning was overdone emphasizing that the heroine was a nuisance when she was a child. The characters were flat and didn't have chemistry or tension.

    SPOILER***The bedroom scene was just unbelievable - in her parents' house during a party? The hero was as close to a rutting pig as an author could write it.**

    Very disappointing from a writer who has done much better.
    The narration was well-done considering what she was given to perform.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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