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Playing the Part | [Darcy Daniel]

Playing the Part

Anthea Cane is a successful actress - well, action star. Her films are mostly about how hot she looks silhouetted by fiery explosions. But Anthea is determined to prove she's more than just a body. With the role of a lifetime up for grabs - a serious adaptation of her favorite novel - Anthea sets off to her small hometown in the name of research. Cole Daniel is a blind farmer with no patience for divas, especially one who mercilessly teased him as a young boy. When Anthea shows up using a fake name and pestering him into letting her stay, he can't pass up the opportunity to torment her just a little.
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Publisher's Summary

Anthea Cane is a successful actress - well, action star. Her films are mostly about how hot she looks silhouetted by fiery explosions. But Anthea is determined to prove she's more than just a body. With the role of a lifetime up for grabs - a serious adaptation of her favorite novel - Anthea sets off to her small hometown in the name of research.

Cole Daniel is a blind farmer with no patience for divas, especially one who mercilessly teased him as a young boy. When Anthea shows up using a fake name and pestering him into letting her stay, he can't pass up the opportunity to torment her just a little.

But Anthea won't let the stubborn farmer deter her from her goal, even if he is hotter than any man she's ever met. Cole finds his form of payback less than satisfying when Anthea keeps turning the tables on him, proving her mettle and gaining his respect. Will Anthea's research land her a man, as well as the part?

©2013 Darcy Daniel (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    SIMARA Bayamon, Puerto Rico 02-05-13
    SIMARA Bayamon, Puerto Rico 02-05-13 Member Since 2011

    I love books! Audiobooks take stories to the next level. I'm obsessed with Audible and will try to rate all of my books. Happy Listening! ;)

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    "Cole had me at hello!!!"

    As soon as I read the blurb stating that the hero was blind I knew I had to get this book. It was different to any other contemporary romance book I've ever read or listened to. It's a sweet romantic story that was so well written. Both the hero and the heroine had gone through trauma and sadness and it includes enough details to make it bearable.

    I loved loved loved this book so much!!! I spent seven hours of my day listening to the story from beginning to end. I just could not put it down. The way the romance slowly develops is amazing. The best first kiss scene by far. EVER! I just loved Cole! I don't want to give spoilers because every little surprise this story has is worth discovering on your own. I'm just amazed that this is the first and only book by Darcy Daniel. I sure hope she writes many many more.

    Narration: Eva Kaminsky did a wonderful job with this story. It was set in Australia and I could tell that the accent was different. Each character had a different voice and she added the extra sweetness and intensity that a story about a first powerful love deserves. It's definitely worth a credit or even full price!!

    25 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    Kristin 03-07-13
    Kristin 03-07-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Best book EVER!"

    I was also hesitant in getting this book. Just didn't know what to expect. However, I took a chance and I'm so glad I did. This was one of the best books I have ever listened to. So sweet and so romantic that it actually was HOT!!! I can't believe this is Darcy Daniel's only audiobook. I hope there will be more. I do wish Cole could have made a little more effort in the end to get to Atheia but not going to dwell on that cuz everything else was so so good!!! Give it a chance. Such a good story! Oh, and Eva Kaminsky was unbelievable great! Loved every minute!!!!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Anne Mount Martha, Australia 02-14-13
    Anne Mount Martha, Australia 02-14-13
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    "A little gem"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Lots of appeal Great to have a novel with all the bells and whistles


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Playing the Part?

    All came together amazingly well. The scene with the dam towards the end highly emotionally charged. One could feel the scene and the despair.


    What about Eva Kaminsky’s performance did you like?

    Took a while to get used to the not so good"australian" accent, but once over the changeable Accent. I was thoroughly absorbed in the great story line.


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

    Both laughed and cried, author has a way of drawing in the reader as if you are a part of what is happening.


    Any additional comments?

    Great find a new Australian author. Looking forwards to more from her. Best to have an Australian do reading so the flavour of the story comes through. Well done Darcy Daniel.Looking forwards to more good listens/reads.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Rhonda WILBERFORCE NSW, Australia 02-08-13
    Rhonda WILBERFORCE NSW, Australia 02-08-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Romance at its best, amusing & moving moments."

    This was a wonderful book filled with amusing moments along with moving moments. The main characters both have things from their pasts they need to overcome and the writer does a great job of slowly healing them both. I love stories set in small country towns and this once certainly didn’t disappoint.

    Anthea is different than most heroines simply because she’s a little difficult to empathise with at the start. She’s a bit of a spoiled brat, but once she starts her research on Cole’s farm, she changes into a really great person who I could get behind and barrack for.

    Cole is one of the best hero’s I’ve ever encountered in a romance. He’s flawed in more way than one, but he doesn’t let his physical disability stop him from doing what he needs to do to earn a living. I thought a blind hero might make me want to feel sorry for him, but that never happened. He’s strong and independent and the writer has done a great job of making me want him for myself!

    I would love to see this adapted for the cinema, it would make an excellent movie.

    Overall, I highly recommend this book and am looking forward to the next one by Darcy Daniel.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy Devault Woodburn, OR United States 03-22-13
    Nancy Devault Woodburn, OR United States 03-22-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Loved the Australian Accent!"
    Any additional comments?

    Good story about a blind farmer and a successful actress who will be auditioning for a role of a lifetime, a serious adaptation of her favorite novel "The Farmer's Wife". Anthea sets off to her small hometown in the name of research. Anthea shows up on Cole's doorstep, well, in this case his field using a fake name and pestering him into letting her stay. For reasons I don't want to give away, he uses that as a chance to get back at her. I enjoyed the story but I think it needed an epilogue or an additional chapter to tie up some loose ends. I absolutely LOVED the narrator! Loved the accent!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Karen CA, United States 03-09-13
    Karen CA, United States 03-09-13 Member Since 2011

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

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    "something worth seeing"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    wonderful refreshing story. One of a kind for sure. People are buying this story as the character is blind and a farmer. You will not be disappointed if you are looking for a good core romance story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    when our hero tries to eat the steak cooked and BBQ party


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

    same as headline. This could very well be a base for a movie script


    Any additional comments?

    I do not like Eva Kaminsky as she has a up lift at end of sentences. BUT,she did a great job on this Aussie accent. I am not an Aussie, but have visited down under 5 times. Eva is spot on. Almost like an Aussie that reads with an American accent on the Bella Andrea, Sullivan series. Eva reads this story and all the Bella Andrea Sullivan brother stories. Sullivan brother are Oh so sexy, you buy them even with this reader.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Golden Penny TN 04-29-13
    Golden Penny TN 04-29-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Loved it!"

    Omg. hilarious. I haven't had so much fun listening in a long time. Where are definitely parts that get a bit serious- but for the most part- just plain old fun! We need more!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    NEW NAME Georgia, United States 01-31-14
    NEW NAME Georgia, United States 01-31-14 Member Since 2012

    Like the romance, but love the action involved to get there!

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    "Set in Australia....but nice romance"

    I got this book on sale...and I have to say I am happy I did. This is a traditional romance story...no ghouls vampires or other worldly things, and yet I liked it. It's a new spin on a classic tale of Rich Girl gets humbled by common man. In this story the entire thing takes place outside of Sydney Australia and everyone has Australian accents....there is an actress from a small town who left her roots and never looked back and became a star...sort of. She hasn't ever been in a dramatic role or anything, she is an action chick, so while she is a household name, it isn't for her talent...more like her looks. She wants desperately to get the leading part in the new dramatic movie...but how can she learn what it is like to be a "Farmers Wife"?

    Enter Cole....Cole is a blind man...a blind farmer...but he is also the boy that was teased relentlessly by the now famous actress. A plan is hatched that she doesn't know he knows who she really is...and she won't tell him for fear she will be kicked off the property and never learn about being a farmer, or a farmer's wife.

    It was a really cute story...a bit of contrived drama near the end that didn't have to happen, but for the most part I really enjoyed the book/story. Now for the narration...okay I gave it 3 stars because I got use to it in the end and I could tell who was male and who was female. My major glitch was that everyone spoke with an Australian accent...but spoke with an american accent when they were thinking to themselves? Kind of bugged me that a characters internal voice would sound like they were from Ohio, but their speaking voice had an Australian accent. Like I said, I got over it, but very odd!

    Overall, if you are looking for a story that isn't instant love, isn't total fluff, and has a decent plot I say go for it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    J-9 Cary, NC, United States 06-26-13
    J-9 Cary, NC, United States 06-26-13 Member Since 2010
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    "I LIKED IT!!!!! Well worth the credit!"

    This book is well worth the credit for a nice relaxing summer listen. It would be a great listen for a weekend at the beach!!!!

    I thought this was a well written story with well developed characters. I LOVED Cole! Hot, sexy and a personality to match. Anthea was a good character too although she's portrayed as being selfish and conceited, but we don't really ever see that side of her expect for a few minutes in the beginning and that isn't too memorable.

    As far as the narration went, I wish that a real Australian would have narrated this book. It would have made it even better although Eva Kaminsky's accent grows on you after a while. It the beginning, I thought that maybe she was talking like that to show a difference between the voices. I finally got used to it and I think that the accent actually got better over time.

    One of the bigger issues I had with the narration was that if Anthea left Australia and moved to L.A. as a child, she probably would have lost her accent completely. The narrator could have read her voice without the Australian accent and it would have been just as good.

    Overall, I really enjoyed this book and I'll definitely listen to it again.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Oakville, Ontario, Canada 06-14-13
    Mary Oakville, Ontario, Canada 06-14-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Loved it!"

    A GREAT listen. I enjoyed this book from start to finish and hated to hit the pause button for any reason. A wonderful story with just the right mix of emotion, fun and romance and an engaging blend between the characters, situation and setting. This was the first book I've read or listened to from this author and I can't wait for more. I have enjoyed Eva Kaminsky's narration in other books and she didn't disappoint with this one.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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