Publishing: An industry of out-of-control of egos, unrealistic expectations, and books with the shelf life of milk. This is Kate’s world, but for how long?
When one of Kate Mitchell’s star authors is carted away in handcuffs, she thinks it’s only the beginning of her troubles. As her world crumbles around her, Kate desperately looks for anyone to hold on to but finds that happy endings are truly works of fiction. When her career and love affair hit their expiration dates, Kate sets off on a new adventure....
Starting over in California is easy, but Kate soon learns that leaving her old life behind isn’t. Nicholas Lavigne is eager to help her forget, but two things still own her heart: the dream of discovering the next great American novel and MacDermott Ellis. As Kate tries to rebuild her life, she finds a surprising gift that reboots her career in a new and unexpected direction. Suddenly her name becomes synonymous with one of the biggest best sellers publishing has seen in ages, and she's welcomed back with open arms. At the height of her success, the ghosts of her past come back to remind her of the world she'd been trying to forget and the man who never let go of her heart. Behind the book there’s always more to the story.
©2013 Christina George (P)2014 Christina George
Another hit from author Christina George! I’ve read and listened to other books from Christina George’s The Publicist series in the recent past, and I wholeheartedly recommend this book for lovers of workplace romance and drama. I would definitely listen to Shelf Life again because of George's strong writing and characterization, and narrator, Lisa Cordileone does a great job at making Kate come alive! The Publicist series is highly readable and addicting to read!
I love Kate's strong and confident character, which definitely comes across in the audiobook and Cordileone's accurate and playful portrayal of the character.
I have! I've listened to Cordileone's narration in another Christina George book, and this one remains consistently good and easy to listen to.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This book is part of a series, which will suck you in and not let you go! I'll be reading every book in the series!
I loved Lisa's voice. She does a wonderful Kate voice.
I was happy when Kate decided to try to rebuild her life without Mac. After what he put her through during the first book, I was glad that she chose to have a fresh start somewhere else.
It seems like things for Kate must fall apart before they get better. After leaving her job, and breaking things off with Mac, Kate decides to start over in California, where Nick is waiting for her. I received this copy for an honest review
Christina George writes another wonderful story! Loved listening to it, the narrator was amazing! She drew me right into the story and I really enjoyed her distinction between the characters.
Christina George weaves so many great details into the story, I feel like I am good friends with all the characters. This was a wonderfully poignant story, with heartache and obstacles. I kept forgetting what I was supposed to be doing while I was listening, I was engrossed in this story!
Shelf Life was wonderful to listen to and I was so glad to jump right into the story once more. I have read other novels from Christina George and I am such a fan. This was a great book to lose myself listening to and will be recommending it to my friends.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I loved this book all around. It was a great book with a great narrator. Once I started listening to it, I didn't want to stop. Christina George has a way with writing characters that makes you feel as if you know them and root for them to get what they want. Lisa Cordileon is a wonderful reader as well. She read with the emotion that you want to hear when listening. There have been times in the past when I honestly couldn't listen to a book because the narrator had no emotion in their voice. That was definitely not the case here. In essence to the book itself. I like the fact that Kate is a very down to earth person with problems and confusion just like everyone else. The book is great as a stand alone book, but also fits very well into the series. All in all, amazing book, great story, and a definite read/listen, even if you have already read the other books in the series. Two very enthusiastic thumbs way, way up!!!
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I haven't read the print version, so it's rather difficult to answer this question. I will say that this was the first time that I have listened to an audio edition and I really enjoyed it.
The excellent descriptive storyline and the ending. This book will leave you wanting more that's for sure. I could also relate well to the main character, Kate. I also liked that I could easily get into this book considering I haven't read the first book, "The Publicist".
I was amazed at how well she transitioned from one character to the next. She had a voice for each character, but I rather enjoy a British accent so I would have to say Andrew. I thought that Lisa Cordileone did a great job with each of the characters.
The entire book moved me, I felt at times that Kate has been in my shoes. The passion and vivid details made this book easy to love. I love a book that keeps you guessing and draws you in.
Excellent audio book. Anyone that likes romantic novels will love this novel. If you are like me and constantly on the go then you will fully enjoy the audio version.
I really enjoyed that I could listen to this book anywhere (mainly on my long commute). It also made Shelf Life more enjoyable that the narrator was very good and has a nice voice. Sometimes I find a narrator's voice distracting from the story, but I did not have that issue with this book.
I really like Kate's character. She is generally a strong woman, but as happens to us all, she has her moments of weakness.
I really enjoy this entire series. The author has written a fantastic story that is captivating from the very beginning. The story includes a wonderful love story while also taking the reader through some twists and turns that you don't expect. It is nice listening to this story too because the narrator makes it a very pleasant experience. I highly recommend this entire series (start with The Publicist). I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.
Yes. Christina George's series is enjoyable on audible.com. The pace, cadence, and dictation of the narrator was spot on.
Sequels are great when I can jump write in and see how familiar characters continue on their adventures. Enjoyed finding out what happens next. Glad Lisa Cordileone returned from The Publicist, Book 1. Her impersonations of each character while reading their dialogue is consistent, humorous at times, but most of all believable. It is obvious she is invested in her performance and her enthusiasm translates in her voice.
I now associate the main character, Kate to Lisa Cordileone's performance. I hear the whiny authors in Cordileone's voice. I am transported to the Publishing Office with her dictation and clarity. She does an awesome job of transforming the written word for my audible enjoyment.
The Publicist: The book is not always better.
Christina George and Lisa Cordileone make a great team.
Was really easy to listen to and drew you in. This is the first book of the series I'm reading and it was easy to follow along. Kate is a great character with flaws like anyone else. The story grows and improves as you listen. Will definitely get you hooked in and want to find out what happens next.
Yes this was my first audio book. I enjoyed being read to. I really got into the story. The narrator really created a good "picture" of what was going on.
Shelf life(the publicist series) is a very unique series because of the fact that it deals with the life of a publicist. I haven't read any books about the publishing world before this series and I must say the field of publication is a very intriguing one.Which is another reason I enjoyed the series so well.
At the very beginning the book...it opens with one of Kate's authors who has locks herself in a green room because she is having a panic attack about going on a talk show. Kate is trying to stay professional but the author is having a huge melt down..so funny
Yes a few times I laughed..."crazy authors " **see my favorite scene
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes romance novels with a actual story line too. The field of publication is so interesting. The story has, very interesting characters, and the story line is so much more than just romance.
What a great audible book! Christina George has impressed me again! Shelf Life is the third book of Georges' that I have read. This book has all the components necessary to keep you intrigued and wanting more! Love triangles, sexual harassment, gay friends, true friends, infidelity, love....what more could you ask for! The only thing I hate about this book is that I've read the series out of order and I haven't completed the series! Georges' writing is exceptional as I feel she has really brought all of the characters to life. I feel like I could walk down the streets of NYC and run right into Kate Mitchell, the main character of the book. So easy to read/listen to! I highly recommend reading this book!
I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review.
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