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One Summer Audiobook

One Summer

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Johnny Harris is home again, his too-tight jeans and damn-your-eyes belligerence honed to perfection by a ten-year stretch in federal prison for murder. Now he’s out on parole and ready for the job Rachel Grant has promised him to help him begin a new life. Unlike the rest of the town, Rachel has always believed in her former student’s innocence. But one thing has changed.

The sullenly handsome boy she remembers is still sullen, still handsome - but no longer a boy. And now the small Kentucky town is alive with gossip and whispers of a scandal, as friendship turns to passion and Rachel abandons a lifetime of propriety in the ex-con’s arms. Then the killer strikes again. All evidence points to Johnny Harris, but Rachel knows he is innocent. And she knows she is next - as a shattering truth is uncovered and dark passions explode in the relentless summer heat.

©2014 Karen Robards (P)2014 Blackstone Audiobooks

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    Karen 02-10-14
    Karen 02-10-14

    Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.

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    "A Classic Robards! A must buy"
    What made the experience of listening to One Summer the most enjoyable?

    if you are a classic Robards reader, you can not miss this one. I have waited 15 yrs for this one and get a bonus as Anna Fields AKA Kate Fleming reads this one. Oh what a find.


    What did you like best about this story?

    this is pure core romance


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

    this is read by the late great AKA, Anna Fields, who read the best Susan Elizabeth Phillips books ie: It had to be You.


    Any additional comments?

    I have purchased so many books by the late great ms Fields, what a waste she has passed. Enjoy this classic

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Bigedsgirl1 02-19-15
    Bigedsgirl1 02-19-15
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    "One of Robards's best!"

    This is one of my favorite romantic suspense stories of all time. I have it in print form and have read it time and time again over the years. I thought the narration was excellent, and the narrator really captured the spirit of one of the best male characters of all time: Johnny Harris.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    C. Duque 04-28-14
    C. Duque 04-28-14

    i-phone enthusiast

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    "Still a great read and even better listen"
    Would you listen to One Summer again? Why?

    Yes, without hesitation! I loved this book when it just came out in print. I was a little reluctant to buy the audio because I was afraid it would disappoint. It did not! Kate Fleming is a great reader and made the characters come to live.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of One Summer?

    Not one specific moment. More the theme, which is of faith and total trust. Rachel's belief in Johnny's innocence is touching.


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

    No, I have not but plant to looks for other books where she is the reader.


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

    When I first read it, yes. Some tears were shed. Although poignant, I think the way Ms. Fleming read the book had an even keel tone.


    Any additional comments?

    Love this book. Well worth the credit!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Samantha 04-03-16
    Samantha 04-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "It's Alright"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I don't think I would. The characters seem to flip flop with their emotions and demeanor's and they aren't what I would consider relatable. However if you're looking for some pretty steamy scenes this has a few.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Meh. A little larger than life and just a little too easy.


    Was One Summer worth the listening time?

    It was for the narration. Not for the story.


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    Nike 02-27-16
    Nike 02-27-16

    Love romance with a little bit of humor and suspense. A Thousand Splendid Suns is one of my favorite books.

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    "pretty good listen ...not complaints"

    This was a pretty good listen. I didn't have any of my typical complaints about voice and content.

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    Barbara 01-06-15
    Barbara 01-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Love this book"

    I very much enjoyed this story. The main characters are very likable and sexy and the plot is believable. The narrator is a little inappropriate and over dramatic at times but all in all, does a good job.

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    Melissa Bee 12-22-14
    Melissa Bee 12-22-14
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    "Loved the romance, not the mystery"

    I think I'm a very tough critic when it comes to the romantic suspense genre. I really feel that the romance compromises the mystery or the mystery compromises the romance. In this book it’s the former; I loved the romance but didn't care for the mystery at all. I could look past the out-datedness of the story (it had an obvious 80's feel) but I felt that the mystery was "cheesy." Anna Fields/Kate Fleming is a quality narrator, but I expected much more from this story.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    SHP 06-01-16
    SHP 06-01-16
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    "Ok if you like detail sex scenes"

    Too much vulgar talk in sex related scenes. Unnecessary fowl mouth sex scene descriptions for my taste.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 02-08-16
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    "Slow, hard to get into"
    Would you try another book from Karen Robards and/or Kate Fleming?

    Not sure. I listened to the first hour and couldn't get into the story. The narration seems a bit flat, although that might be attributed to the story.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Karen Robards again?

    I have listened to at least one other of her books.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kate Fleming?

    Not sure.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Donna Thomas Memphis, TN 09-16-15
    Donna Thomas Memphis, TN 09-16-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Where was the Suspense?"

    Are we sure this was a Romantic Suspense. If so, where was it? I thought some of the story was a little far fetched also. I have read many of Karen Robards' books--this is the first I have been critical. The others kept you in suspense, suspense. This one was romance, dumb stuff and romance. I will give you this--you had no idea who the culprit was until the very last chapters. One other thing, this book had to have been written a good while ago. Did anyone notice--no cell phones. The best thing was the performance by Kate Fleming (Anna Field). She is thoroughly missed in narration.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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