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Lady Be Good Audiobook

Lady Be Good

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Publisher's Summary

Lady Emma Wells-Finch, the oh-so-proper headmistress of England's St. Gertrude School for Girls, comes to Texas on a mission: she has two weeks to ruin her reputation. The only thing that will save her from losing everything she holds dear is complete and utter disgrace.

World famous playboy-athlete Kenny Traveler has been blackmailed into chauffeuring Lady Emma around. Suspended from the sport he loves, he needs to prove himself completely respectable to get back into the game. And when a gorgeous man who can't afford another scandal meets a hardheaded woman who's determined to cause one, anything can happen...even love.

©1999 Susan Elizabeth Phillips; (P)1999 Books on Tape

What the Critics Say

"Well written, funny, sexy, and altogether satisfying." (Publishers Weekly)
"[A] lively, well-written story. Phillips combines an unexpected premise with warm, appealing characters, and overlays it all with her zingy trademark humor and well-developed sense of the ridiculous." (Library Journal)

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    Verna Simonton, TX, United States 11-19-12
    Verna Simonton, TX, United States 11-19-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Love Susan Elizabeth Phillips"

    Good read! Started slow but once it got going, I loved it. Susan Elizabeth Phillips is becoming one of my favorite authors! This one was not as good as Glitter Baby but was right up there. You would not be wasting a credit on either of these books. They are the kind that you can't wait to get back to and are sorry when they are finished.

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    Laura El Paso, TX, United States 09-03-12
    Laura El Paso, TX, United States 09-03-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Book is good, narrative is funny"
    Would you listen to Lady Be Good again? Why?

    Yes, this book made me laugh and enjoy even the family fights.


    What other book might you compare Lady Be Good to and why?

    I enjoyed this book as much as Bet Me by Jennifer Cruisie.


    What about Anna Fields’s performance did you like?

    I love her stile. She took ownership over the characters to help us see each scene.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes, the description of each character was so good that I felt like if I knew them.


    Any additional comments?

    I will look for Susan Elizabeth Phillips's books and also for the books read by Anna Fields.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer Pasadena, CA, United States 08-12-12
    Kindle Customer Pasadena, CA, United States 08-12-12 Member Since 2012
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    "I could not stop laughing"
    If you could sum up Lady Be Good in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, Romantic, and Lovable.


    What about Anna Fields’s performance did you like?

    Field's performance was terrific. The voices were great.


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

    Yes, I couldn't stop.


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    debbie jacobson 05-29-12 Listener Since 2007
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    "Lady Emma What a Delight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    If you could sum up Lady Be Good in three words, what would they be?

    Spunky, funny and Delightful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kenny he was such a laid back wise guy!


    What about Anna Fields???s performance did you like?

    Anna Field's is like no other!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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

    Love everything.


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    Danna 04-09-12
    Danna 04-09-12
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    "Great Narrator -- Wonderful Humor"
    What did you love best about Lady Be Good?

    The humor found in the characters and the narrator's way of communicating that humor was so endearing. She made the characters seem so real. The minor characters were also enjoyable and brought extra humor and romance! I laughed out loud so many times.


    What about Anna Fields’s performance did you like?

    Ms. Field's did an amazing job with her many accents, speaking with an English accent and then geniune Texas drawls. There is definitely a difference in a southern accent and a Texas drawl and Ms. Field's nailed it! Every character came to life; you could almost visualize each one.


    Any additional comments?

    Definitely worth a credit. There is not an overly use of descriptive sexual encounters which gets really old after awhile (I don't mind the innuendos).

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    Carol Little Rock, AR, United States 08-12-11
    Carol Little Rock, AR, United States 08-12-11 Listener Since 2007
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    "Good Book but Winced at Audible"

    I love Susan Elizabeth Phillips. She's one of my favorite and I especially love the witty and fun characters she produces! I only wish I had read this book instead of listening to it. The low, southern accented voice of the hero just made me wince so much I had a hard time even liking him. And being read by a female voice, I think I'd rather she 'played it straight' and just read in a normal voice. My imagination could have taken over. Our heroine's British accent was nice enough, but it seemed that all I could do when listening was try to block out the voice and try to 'hear' the story. Does that make sense? Anyway - next time I'll look for the STAR reviews for the audible version, which can be quite different from the paper version. And unless the reader is REALLY good at voices (like the wonderful ones in THE HELP), I would suggest they just read, not try to act.

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    Amy United States 06-12-11
    Amy United States 06-12-11
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    "Cute, funny and enjoyable."

    I enjoyed Lady Emma as she tried to be "Bad" even though she was good to the bone. Very cute story and as always, a great love story from SEP.

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    Stacie 03-09-11
    Stacie 03-09-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Story good, narration just so so"

    I liked the story and characters, it was funny and I couldn't stop listening to it, however she kills the males voice, and made the english accent seem like the main woman character is an old lady (just being honest). I have heard worse though, so in the end I would get it again just be prepare.

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    Judy Champaign, IL, United States 02-10-11
    Judy Champaign, IL, United States 02-10-11 Member Since 2016

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    "Awesome!"

    This story is warm, charming, funny and wildly romantic. Vintage SEP at her best! I highly recommend it.

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    Dorothy Ellicott City, MD, United States 10-31-10
    Dorothy Ellicott City, MD, United States 10-31-10 Member Since 2016
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    "good"

    This is another cute story from S.E.P. I have read all except one of her stories, and she consistently writes good romantic, humorous stories. This would not be a wasted credit.

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