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Nobody's Baby But Mine Audiobook

Nobody's Baby But Mine

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.
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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

What the Critics Say

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

What Members Say

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    Grace Dixon, CA, United States 05-16-13
    Grace Dixon, CA, United States 05-16-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Funny, well narrated, love those Bonner brothers"
    Where does Nobody's Baby But Mine rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Near the top of my favorites list


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jane. She is a strong, smart woman who goes after what she wants.


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

    Yes. She is an excellent narrator and brings her characters to life.


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

    Laughed, cried, and could hardly wait for the happy ending.


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed the whole series of Bonner brother books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    esther Havertown, PA, United States 05-13-13
    esther Havertown, PA, United States 05-13-13 Member Since 2012
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    "I often pick a book that someone has reccommended."
    What made the experience of listening to Nobody's Baby But Mine the most enjoyable?

    Everything was perfect. The story grew at a pace that kept you wanting more. The performance was outstanding, reading each character without flaw. And the Storyline was somewhat predictable yet never quite sure hos she was going to get you there!


    What about Anna Fields’s performance did you like?

    She was outstanding.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A compelling story about true love that happened by accident.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait to read another book by Susan Elizabeth Phillips.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    paxaw 03-24-13
    paxaw 03-24-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Great listen"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely! This was my very first SEP listen, and boy, did it hook me. I wish that I had listened to the Heaven Texas series in order, but it's not the end of the world, if you don't. Each book stands alone. Since listening to this book, I have listened to almost all of SEP's other titles. This one stands out as one of my favs. If you've never read SEP, I'd say her biggest strength is that she doesn't churn out your standard love stories. There are always surprises and bumps, as well as great side plots, along the way.


    Which character – as performed by Anna Fields – was your favorite?

    Anna fields is AMAZING! I found myself in tears when I learned of her passing. She was a superb voice actor and I find myself purchasing stories just because she is the narrator.


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    C. Russell 01-30-13
    C. Russell 01-30-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Ok, but not super"
    Would you try another book from Susan Elizabeth Phillips and/or Anna Fields?

    No. I just couldn't get into the characters enough to bother using another credit. I didn't care for Fields male voices either.


    What was most disappointing about Susan Elizabeth Phillips’s story?

    Silly, superficial characters that I couldn't enjoy.


    Any additional comments?

    Silly plot line that I just couldn't get into. The character development just didn't make me finish the book liking the characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ellen Columbia, MO, United States 11-20-12
    Ellen Columbia, MO, United States 11-20-12 Member Since 2013

    Susan Elizabeth Phillips is my go to for fun. Harry Potter - just because. Loved the Magic of Tidying Up and Shakespeare

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    "Another Susan Elizabeth Phillips Classic"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, because I can listen to it over and over again.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jane Darlington and probably Cal's grandmother. But I love Cal's mother too. They are all strong women who put their own sense of self first. I want to be one of SEP's characters in my next life!


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

    Anna Fields, may she rest in peace, is still one of the top 3 narrators in the world of Audible Fiction. Her characterization and intonation is consistent and flawless. I will miss her forever.


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

    When Cal's mom tells his dad how he made her feel when he didn't acknowledge her as his wife...


    Any additional comments?

    Any of SEP's books stand alone but they are all fabulous...this is in my top 2 or 3, no...top 2!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Danville, KY, United States 11-07-12
    Amazon Customer Danville, KY, United States 11-07-12
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    "Great SEP story as usual!"

    Delivers a great story. The narration was flat for me. I though she sounded too old for the part. I still recommend the book, I will listen again and again.

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    susan ecker pomona, ny, US 09-17-12
    susan ecker pomona, ny, US 09-17-12 Member Since 2011
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    "What fun!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It was funny and poignant and I loved these characters.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The developing relationship between Jane and Cal.


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

    No but I can't wait to come across her work again.


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

    Yes.


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    Cara 09-04-12
    Cara 09-04-12
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    "Loved it!"

    This was such a fun listen I had a hard time putting it down! I found myself laughing out loud, but also a great romance.

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    Lady M 07-20-12
    Lady M 07-20-12
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    "Funny and Unique"

    With so many books having similar story lines "Nobody's Baby But Mine" was unique. It was funny, with likable characters. There were some slow spots, but for the most part it kept my interest...I didn't want to stop listening to it.
    The narrator was GREAT! I don't think another narrator could have brought out the humor the way she did--at times making me laugh out loud. It was a cute story, but Anna Fields made it memorable. I rarely listen to a book more than once, but I'll no-doubt listen to this one again.

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    Maria Citrus Heights, CA, United States 07-10-12
    Maria Citrus Heights, CA, United States 07-10-12 Member Since 2015

    To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.

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    "LOVED IT!!"

    This was my first SEP book and I chose well. A fun, hilarious romp. The best part was when the girls banded together. I could just see it. Such a fun story.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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