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Nobody's Baby But Mine Audiobook

Nobody's Baby But Mine

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Jane Darlington is a genius at physics, but there's one problem she can't solve. She yearns for a child, but wants to spare it the pain of growing up as...well, a nerd. And surely any child of Jane's would be a little too brainy for the playground set.

So she sets out to find a special man to father her child, someone without too much gray-matter between his ears: in short, a big, strong dope. Cal Bonner, legendary pro quarterback, seems to fit the bill. But there's something Dr. Jane hasn't counted on: he's no dumb jock. And he's not about to get used and abused by a baby-mad schemer.

©1997 Susan Elizabeth Phillips; (P)1997 Books on Tape

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"A sensual, heartwarming story." (Library Journal)

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    Gina Elmhurst, Il, United States 05-09-07
    Gina Elmhurst, Il, United States 05-09-07 Member Since 2016
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    "No surprises but an entertaining read"

    Susan Elizabeth Phillips has a gift for spinning interesting characters, and Nobody's Baby But Mine is full of them. The book is predictable, but worth the read, to the point where you don’t want to hear last chapter. The original release date of 1997 does not date the novel, set in the present. Anna Fields does a believable job of narration, her voices set the characters apart.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Stella Concord, MA, United States 05-02-15
    Stella Concord, MA, United States 05-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing author, narrator, story"

    I love s.e.p. Unfortunately when I first listened to this series i was to busy comparing this book to the others in the series n missed out on the magic. Each s.e.p. should be enjoyed separately.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    green ice cream garden miramar, FL United States 04-13-15
    green ice cream garden miramar, FL United States 04-13-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Inconsistent and far fetched"

    The characters develop in an inconsistent way and you just can't buy the pregnancy, marriage, and family stuff. Hope the next one is better.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Roswatheist Dexter, New Mexico, United States 01-03-14
    Roswatheist Dexter, New Mexico, United States 01-03-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Meh (shrug)"

    The story is cute, as expected from SEP. Anna Fields delivers a lovely performance, as always. There were several glaring problems that greatly reduced any affection I have for the protagonist, Dr. Jane Darlington. For a super genius, she's awfully stupid-not just socially. She doesn't know the difference between supposed psychic powers and ESP, for one. As a theoretical physicist, she is über-religious, which is incredibly rare. That said, the antagonism is enjoyable. Cal is precious, and unlike his counterpart, is a believable character.

    Overall, if you're just looking for fluff, this novel Wil appeal to you. If details like this bother you, pass on this one.

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    Queen Squared Columbia, SC, United States 07-06-13
    Queen Squared Columbia, SC, United States 07-06-13

    Queen Squared

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    "Continuing a Fun Series!"

    So far, it has been a lot of fun following the Chicago Stars football players around as they accidentally find love. In this novel, the incredibly intelligent Dr. Jane Darlington finds herself in a modern day arranged marriage with Cal Bonner. The smart professor makes a huge mistake when, in her quest to find an unintelligent man to father her child, she hooks up with the wily--and to her utter dismay smart--Cal. Refusing to allow his child to be born illegitimate, he insist they get married and after the press catches wind of their nuptials the two are forced to run away to his small hometown in the mountains of North Carolina. In a way that only SEP can do, the ensuing story is simultaneously witty & crazy, charming & heartbreaking, funny & sad...which only makes the happy ending that much more enjoyable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Newmarket, NH, United States 09-17-12
    Elizabeth Newmarket, NH, United States 09-17-12 Member Since 2012

    "I wear a fez now, fez's are cool"

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    "Made me laugh out loud"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Nobody's Baby But Mine to be better than the print version?

    I would say they are about equal. Anna Fields did a great job on the voices with the exception of the male voices, where she was a bit off but certainly the voice work did not detract from the story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's funny, doesn't take the ludicrous plot too seriously and the characters are endearing.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When they first meet. I had a smile on my face the whole time. The banter was hilarious.


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

    I did both. Mostly laugh.


    Any additional comments?

    The plot is a bit ludicrous but it's funny and endearing. The characters work and the story works. This was my first Susan Elizabeth Phillips book and I was hooked. I had been strictly a historical romance reader, but this book opened a whole knew world for me. If you want something that will do a great job taking you on a silly journey this is the book for you.

    Just remember it's a romance, this isn't going to win any literary awards outside the Romance genre. With that said I highly recommend this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Heather Forest Hill, MD, United States 01-28-11
    Heather Forest Hill, MD, United States 01-28-11 Member Since 2005
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    "you will love this book"

    can I say that I always enjoy Susan Elizabeth Philips but this book was so fun, I found myself laughing through most of this, then I cried then I laughed some more, I hope that you enjoy this fun romance,

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dalia Kuwait, Kuwait 03-04-12
    Dalia Kuwait, Kuwait 03-04-12 Member Since 2010

    Audio-fiction ADDICT !

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    "My first SEP book, definately not the last!"

    This was my first book for SEP. I LOVED IT ! A lovely mix of good story, funny dialogue , and exciting romance ! The narrator did a good job as well. I'm adding SEP to my list of favorite authors! I bought extra couple of audios to enjoy :)
    Highly recommended :)

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    penandink florida 01-21-17
    penandink florida 01-21-17 Member Since 2011

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    "Hilarious, poignant, heartwarming romance!"
    Where does Nobody's Baby But Mine rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is one of my absolute favorites. A woman fearing a life alone, yearns to have a child. Having led a childhood of loneliness as she sped through school with her brilliant brain, she yearns for some kind of connection and love. As a physicist few men are interested in her. On her birthday, crying alone, a neighbor comes over to borrow coffee only find her so sad. In time the neighbor, a bar maid at a football hangout, comes to her with a crazy idea. The team wants to give the quarterback a hooker for his birthday to cheer him up. Suddenly she finds herself with a big bow tied around her neck, out side his front door, scared to death. He doesn't want her and she won't take no for an answer. She wants a baby by a stupid jock who she will never see again. Let the games begin!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Nobody's Baby But Mine?

    The Lucky Charms incident was hilarious! No, I won't say another word.


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

    Anna Fields is a masterful narrator that pulls you in with different voices for each character. She makes the book come alive.


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

    Yes, I wanted to listen to it all the way through at once but I didn't. I wanted to savor it.


    Any additional comments?

    You will love this book. I promise!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 12-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    It took too long to get to the point. If Jane was so smart why would she do something so stupid. The author tried too hard with Jane's words to make her sound so smart but it came off making her seem silly. I hated the subplot with Cal's parents. It's almost paralleled the story with Jane and Cal. I thought Jane and Cal's mothers were unreasonable and stupid. It did not make sense for Cal to want revenge on the mother of his child. His obsession with younger women was stupid. The book too long to end. There was too many plot issues for me. However, this book had some interesting moments.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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