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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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    denise 06-08-13
    denise 06-08-13 Member Since 2010

    Love historical romances; smart, imperfect people who find love when they are not looking for it.

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    "Glad I stayed with it!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a light and fun story. It begins to drag a bit in the middle and you will want to help the characters along. But stay with it -- you will be glad you did.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The ending is charming and surprising. The story comes back around to a true crescendo. I was smiling all through the last.


    What about Rosalyn Landor’s performance did you like?

    Rosalyn is consistent, she defines each character well making it easy to dive into the story.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I loved the ending musical. Delightful.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Caz 06-01-13
    Caz 06-01-13 Member Since 2014

    So many books, so little time!

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    "Fun and fluff - classic Julia Quinn!"
    What did you love best about Just Like Heaven?

    The humour and the fact that the central characters were not prone to fits of the vapours or being overbearing! Marcus isn't a rake; he's just a decent man who is a bit shy and Honoria is loving and proud of her somewhat bonkers family!


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

    Oh, where to start? She's far and away my favourite narrator. Her performances are always well thought-out and she sounds as though she's actually read the book a few times and spent time understanding the characters. She's outstanding when it comes to the female characters, giving each one a clearly different voice, and her elderly dowagers are a hoot!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The part where it dawned on Honaria that Marcus really didn't have anyone to turn to or look after him.


    Any additional comments?

    This is perfect if you're in the mood for something light and fluffy - and Rosalyn Landor can't be bettered when it comes to historical romance.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    x4xtina 05-11-12
    x4xtina 05-11-12
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    "Barf"
    Any additional comments?

    Your little sister could have written this book when she was in the 7th grade.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dalia Kuwait, Kuwait 12-31-11
    Dalia Kuwait, Kuwait 12-31-11 Member Since 2010

    Audio-fiction ADDICT !

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    "An OK listen!"

    I was waiting for this book for a long time. And I always have high expectations of Julia. She did not meet up with my expectations in this book . The romance was late to start . The interaction between the two main characters was disappointing and unsatisfactory . It was ok but not WOW . The narration was splendid as always . Well done Rosalyn

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Barry 03-27-15
    Barry 03-27-15

    I'm not Barry

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    "Vintage (and I mean VINTAGE)Love Story"
    Would you try another book from Julia Quinn and/or Rosalyn Landor?

    I don't think my eyes could handle anymore eye rolling


    What could Julia Quinn have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    It was a sweet story. It read like a novel from the 1800s. There was five minutes of love scene,but the rest was shallow and slow.


    Have you listened to any of Rosalyn Landor’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    not that I know of,but she did a fine job.


    Was Just Like Heaven worth the listening time?

    I made it to the end.


    Any additional comments?

    If I were born in 1848, I might have found this interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mikimoraes 03-24-15
    Mikimoraes 03-24-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Narrated by kindergarten teacher"

    I was familiar to the author's work and have enjoyed other books by her. Her work is always very sweet, clean and almost naive in its simplicity. At the same time, and keeping that in mind, they offered a good time.
    Unfortunately, this audiobook was narrated by a woman that sounded like she was reading a story for kindergarteners. I couldn't get past her childish, overly sweet and almost condescending reading. Her treatment of the story made a book that already wasn't very strong, sound impossibly ridiculous.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    catreader 03-17-15
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    "Caring hearts"

    Lovely story. Interesting characters by a wonderful storyteller. Can't wait to continue hearing the other stories in the series. Marvelous.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lori Oklahoma City, OK, United States 02-10-15
    Lori Oklahoma City, OK, United States 02-10-15 Member Since 2012
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    "LOVE THIS SERIES!!!"

    I love this series so much I have listened to it now 3 times. I'm so happy Audible has received the last book to the series. If u have never listened to Julia Quinn books this is the series to start with. Each book gets better and better and u can't wait to get to the next book. I love all of the people in these books. I hope u enjoy the series as much as I do. The narrator is amazing I enjoy Roselyn and how u can tell each character as she reads. HAPPY LISTENING 😊😊.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Donna BRENTWOOD, CA, United States 12-28-13
    Donna BRENTWOOD, CA, United States 12-28-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Great for putting you to sleep!"
    What disappointed you about Just Like Heaven?

    The Audio was boring, no inflictions in vocals.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not this author or vocal person.


    What didn’t you like about Rosalyn Landor’s performance?

    Boring story, boring vocals.


    What character would you cut from Just Like Heaven?

    The main characters!


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara meridian, ID, United States 06-02-11
    Barbara meridian, ID, United States 06-02-11 Member Since 2013
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    "Who is this narrator and what has she done to JQ?"

    I cant even get into this audiobook because the narrator puts me off. I have tried (listened on and off for about 2 hrs) but the voice is so awful I cant follow the story. I have purchased and read every JQ book - and listened to "Ten Things I Love About You" - which was great. But I have wasted a credit on this one. Pleeeeeeeease dont ever use her again.

    I gave it one star just because it's a JQ book. I'm now going to have to download it to my Kindle.

    3 of 16 people found this review helpful
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