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Just Like Heaven Audiobook

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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    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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


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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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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    Jennifer Bronx, NY, United States 04-30-15
    Jennifer Bronx, NY, United States 04-30-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Complete Yawn-fest"
    What disappointed you about Just Like Heaven?

    No character development (i.e. characters had not discernible personalities), no chemistry what so ever in the romantic leads, premise of story lame. Watching paint dry would be equally entertaining.


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

    Boredom


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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