We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
 >   > 
Smooth Talking Stranger Audiobook

Smooth Talking Stranger

Regular Price:$25.89
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

He answers to no one... No one has ever truly touched Jack Travis's heart or soul...until Ella Varner comes along. She appears one day on his doorstep with fury in her eyes and a baby in her arms. Her troubled sister is the mother and, according to Ella, Jack Travis is the father. But when Ella demands that Jack take responsibility for the first time in his life, he ends up taking much more than that.... She trusts no one.... Ella Varner is responsible and controlled. Her childhood taught her that love is fleeting and best avoided. That is, until baby Luke appears on her doorstep after her reckless sister, Tara, abandons him. What Luke needs now is stability, and Ella's determined to do what is best for him. As her bond with the helpless child grows stronger every day, Ella goes to Houston in search of the father. What she finds there will change her life forever... And when things heat up between these two, the time for talking is long gone... Lisa Kleypas lets the sparks fly once again in a novel featuring the larger-than-life Travis family. Full of sizzling sensuality and undeniable heart, her storytelling will grab hold of you from the very beginning.

©2009 Lisa Kleypas; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (776 )
5 star
 (336)
4 star
 (261)
3 star
 (133)
2 star
 (30)
1 star
 (16)
Overall
4.2 (449 )
5 star
 (205)
4 star
 (157)
3 star
 (67)
2 star
 (12)
1 star
 (8)
Story
4.2 (443 )
5 star
 (210)
4 star
 (141)
3 star
 (60)
2 star
 (23)
1 star
 (9)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Amazon Customer elkhart, IN, United States 04-02-15
    Amazon Customer elkhart, IN, United States 04-02-15 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    59
    9
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "super sexy"

    i loved this book! the premis was a bit far fetched, but overall a good story. this whole series was full of passion & laughter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Linda Connecticut, USA 03-18-15
    Linda Connecticut, USA 03-18-15 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Loved it!"

    Lisa, I need more!!! Please do Joe's story and finish the Travis saga. You could begin 5 years later and we could catch up with everyone .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kiven 12-04-14
    Kiven 12-04-14
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Love the Travis Series and I'm a Manly Guy...."
    What made the experience of listening to Smooth Talking Stranger the most enjoyable?

    The ability to listen to it on my iPhone while exercising, and driving.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Smooth Talking Stranger?

    When the Younger sister gave the main character custody of the child. And Ella's realization that she truly was in love with Jack when he was missing.


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

    Not sure, but she was pleasant to listen to and I think she did a great job of giving each character their own personality


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

    I really wanted to but it took a couple days.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for the 4th book in the Travis series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Books and Cats 05-05-13 Member Since 2016

    I listen to audible with a pile of cats all over me. It's "FUR-tastic!"

    HELPFUL VOTES
    18
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    39
    25
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "good writing. okay story. good performance"
    What made the experience of listening to Smooth Talking Stranger the most enjoyable?

    Lisa Kleypas is an excellent romance writer. I thought the story line was okay and the characters to be interesting. I wasn't blown away by the story. Lisa usually writes historical romances so this is a switch for her. I think the performer was very good.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Gerri Port St. Lucie, FL, United States 04-07-13
    Gerri Port St. Lucie, FL, United States 04-07-13 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    29
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    281
    20
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    10
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good Premise that floundered"

    I was told "this is not the typical bodice ripper. It's a very good story". No, I'm afraid not. The premise of the story was promising, then it went away. If you're into to descriptive sex this book is for you. I wanted the story. It was a waste of a credit. I will not waste any more time on this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Meredith Hogue Ada, OK United States 03-26-13
    Meredith Hogue Ada, OK United States 03-26-13 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    0
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good Romance."
    What made the experience of listening to Smooth Talking Stranger the most enjoyable?

    I like romance stories, and I thought the characters were realistic.


    What other book might you compare Smooth Talking Stranger to and why?

    This book is comparable to many other modern romance books. Better than a lot of them.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The shower scene.


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

    Someone to Watch Over Me.


    Any additional comments?

    The only problem I had was sometimes she would use the same voice for different characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Romance Lover Oakley, CA, United States 02-27-13
    Romance Lover Oakley, CA, United States 02-27-13 Member Since 2015

    Will do anything for books!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    143
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    283
    127
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    23
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A great story"

    I enjoyed the characters, the truth behind so much of the family drama, the story was sweet and a tad lighter but that is exactly what I needed!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Connie 01-30-13
    Connie 01-30-13 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    17
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    771
    15
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Wonderful! Delightful! Meaningful!"
    What did you love best about Smooth Talking Stranger?

    story was well written, and characters were believable staying in character through entire book. reasons for not falling in love believable and held for a believable amount of the book. Narrator was wonderful as well!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Smooth Talking Stranger?

    waiting for word from boating accident as well as giving Luke back to his mother.


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

    loved her voice, inflections, character changes, all of it. Put several books she's narrated into my wish list


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

    laughed, cried, held my breath. Couldn't get enough


    Any additional comments?

    Listening for the second time right now!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Donna A Massachusetts 09-11-12
    Donna A Massachusetts 09-11-12 Member Since 2008

    DJA

    HELPFUL VOTES
    143
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    201
    86
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    10
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "3 1/2 stars and entertaining"

    The book started out a little strange and did not have much hope, but as it progressed it was entertaining.

    Ella Varner is an advice columnist, lives in Austin, Texas with her vegan boyfriend Dane and seems very happy with her life and relationship as is. All changes will change with a call from Mommy Dearest beckoning her to Huston to deal with Ella's younger sister, Tara and her new baby, Luke. Mommy Dearest wants nothing to do with a baby Luke and forces Ella take the baby. Now Ella’s life is filled with bottles, diapers, little sleep and a boyfriend that does not want a baby to interrupt his life. Trying to locate the father of the baby, Jack Travis name comes up as a potential possibility. Willing to take a paternity suit we find out from Tara he is not the dad leaving the door wide open for Ella and Jack.

    Emily Durante did a decent job narrating the books – I thought her accent was appropriate for a Texas base book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Julie NEW BERLIN, WI, United States 05-17-12
    Julie NEW BERLIN, WI, United States 05-17-12 Member Since 2011

    I love science fiction. I love the reluctant hero. Characters that try to do the right thing no matter what.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    19
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    186
    12
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Just okay"
    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    It was so predictable and smooth....


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Didn't really like her voice or her characters.


    Any additional comments?

    Not Lisa's best effort...her historicals are better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.