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The Deal Audiobook

The Deal

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Publisher's Summary

She's about to make a deal with the college bad boy....

Hannah Wells has finally found someone who turns her on. But while she might be confident in every other area of her life, she's carting around a full set of baggage when it comes to sex and seduction. If she wants to get her crush's attention, she'll have to step out of her comfort zone and make him take notice, even if it means tutoring the annoying, childish, cocky captain of the hockey team in exchange for a pretend date.

...And it's going to be oh so good.

All Garrett Graham has ever wanted is to play professional hockey after graduation, but his plummeting GPA is threatening everything he's worked so hard for. If helping a sarcastic brunette make another guy jealous will help him secure his position on the team, he's all for it. But when one unexpected kiss leads to the wildest sex of both their lives, it doesn't take long for Garrett to realize that pretend isn't going to cut it. Now he just has to convince Hannah that the man she wants looks a lot like him.

©2015 Elle Kennedy (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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    Nancy Nurse 11-05-15
    Nancy Nurse 11-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Love the book, not thrilled with the narration..."
    If you could sum up The Deal in three words, what would they be?

    Awesome fun story -read it, don't listen


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I LOVE Garrett and Hannah apart and even more together -they both have quick minds and are genuine in everything they do.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Lorelei Avalon?

    Alternated between a male and female narrator for Hannah and Garrett's chapters. Maybe Madeline Maby and Zachary Webber...


    Any additional comments?

    LOVE the book! This is one of the few books I have re-read only a few months after initially reading -the dialog between the characters and the texts back and forth made me laugh out loud while reading. I was really excited to see it was coming out as an audiobook so I could listen to the story during my crazy daily commute.

    The narrated version is not at all what I expected -Ms. Avalon has a very deep and nasal-toned voice and does not fit for a 20 year-old woman OR a 20 year-old man (she is playing both characters -even though the books chapters are split between the male and female POV); her intonation is off and does not do the story justice. I found myself annoyed when really common phrases were narrated in a way that stressed words in an oddly -I have no idea how old Ms. Avalon is, but based on the narration, I am guessing she is significantly older than the characters and has never uttered similar dialogue in her everyday life.

    I'm glad I only paid $1.99 to add the audio version, because I am really disappointed with the result and don't think I'll be making past the first couple of hours :-(

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    ADV Orlando, FL 11-03-15
    ADV Orlando, FL 11-03-15
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    "I love this story, but..."

    I loved this book, and I loved her other book The Mistake. Unfortunately, it loses something in the audiobook. The narrator is talented as a female narrator. However, I will never understand why authors (or is it the publisher's decision) who write books with alternating POVs elect to use only 1 narrator for the audiobook. The suspension of disbelief is difficult when the tough hockey player hero sounds like a girl with a cold instead of a guy.

    Other than that, it really is a fun story that made me smile all the way through. Unless you need the audiobook because you have a long commute, read the book.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Becky Halechko 11-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Awful narrator"

    Great book. Great story. Terrible narrator. A college girl that sounds like she has either smoked 4 packs of cigarettes a day or is not even a girl but a man that is doing a horrible job of trying to be a woman, just kept throwing me. Add in the fact that the guys sounded like pre-pubescent boys, all with the exact same voice and I just couldn't get into the book. Way too distracted to really enjoy this book. Want to listen to book 2, but won't even buy it because I can't listen to the narrator.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Caroline 11-12-15
    Caroline 11-12-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story but..."

    I really really loved The Deal. It's one of my favourite books of the year and I was hoping it would come out as an audiobook

    Unfortunately the choice of narrator has kinda rained on my audiobook parade. I understand that it's not the author's choice for the narrator as once the rights are sold, it's out of their hands, but Audible Studios got it wrong big time as Lorelei Avalon did not have the right voice for these characters. Hers was a bit whiny and there was little distinction between the male and female characters.

    I'm giving The Deal an overall score of 4 stars because I love the story and the author, but I'm glad I only paid $1.99 for this audiobook. I sincerely hope Audible Studios do not use this narrator for the third book in this series

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 11-10-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book but skip the audio"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    No, I'm actively anti-recommending it. Lorelei's voice is not suited for Hannah and Garrett's playful, witty banter. She turned Hannah into a whiny girl and her attempts to perform Garrett's voice would be laughable if it didn't upset me so much. She sounded like a girl attempting to imitate her father. I have been telling all my friends who loved The Deal to avoid the audio.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story is amazing. The Deal is easily one of my favorite books this year. Hannah and Garrett are individually strong, complex characters, and their chemistry, both romantic and not, is phenomenal.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Lorelei Avalon’s performances?

    Nope.


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

    Not even close. I almost abandoned it within three minutes. It was painful to continue.


    Any additional comments?

    I can only hope Lorelei won't be chosen for The Score.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Christy 11-10-15
    Christy 11-10-15
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    "Loved the book, didn't care for audio"

    I read this book a while back and was so excited to hear it would be an audiobook (it's how I prefer to reread old favorites). I was not impressed with this narrator. Every supporting female character sounded the same as one another, and the males were the same way. I've listened to some narrators where there was no doubt who was speaking among many characters - not the case here. And why didn't Garrett have a male narrator for his chapters and parts? It was really weird that she narrated his thoughts and stuff. I won't be buying the second book, which has different main characters but still the same narrator.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Ezinwanyi Dallas, TX USA 11-07-15
    Ezinwanyi Dallas, TX USA 11-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Cute jock and artsy girl college romance"

    4.5 stars
    Hannah Wells and Garrett Graham were two really adorable characters. Their journey began when the hockey jock (& history major) asked the music major for help on passing the Philosophy class. In exchange, Garrett promises to help Hannah get a date with Justin, whom Hannah has been crushing on for the past year.

    This is my third book by Elle Kennedy in a month and I find her writing style and story telling engaging. The author did a good job developing the characters and keeping the story interesting. Both characters gave each other the strength to overcome some past issues and heal the pain associated those events. It was a really good audiobook.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    AvidReader 02-20-16
    AvidReader 02-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good book, poor execution"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The voice actor.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This book is hilarious. I love how Elle Kennedy makes stories relatable and fun to read.


    What didn’t you like about Lorelei Avalon’s performance?

    I get that this is a book about college kids, and college kids can be whiny, but good grief. She has the uncanny ability to make every single character sounds like a whiny toddler, which is a shame because this is one of my favorite books/series. I regret buying the next book on Audible now.


    Any additional comments?

    If you can get past the poor performance, this really is a good book. Your money would be better spent on the ebook or dtb.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 11-20-15
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    "good read"

    like it a lot kinda hate the voice computer sounding to me but I like the story

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rachael Fisk 08-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Really love this book and this author"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I really love this book and Elle Kennedy. Her writing is so great and she is a great story teller. Would I recommend this audiobook to friends? Sure, because it is such a great story. The problem is the narrator. She is whiney and annoying.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It is written so well and so compelling that you want to know how it ends. But the narration was just eh. Different narrator could have make this book 10x more enjoyable to listen to.


    Did Lorelei Avalon do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    No, I don't think she did. All her the characters sound the same. Maybe she made the woman sound a bit more whiney though. Either way, I did not enjoy her telling the story as much as I would have enjoyed someone else narrating Hannah and Garrett.


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    3/11/16
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    "Brilliant"

    Great story, well written and beautifully paced.
    I really enjoyed how the relationship developed. The author addressed some sensitive issues with delicacy. I agree with some of the other reviews - if there is a large male percentage of the book that is from the male POV then a male narrator should be involved; That said the narrator did a good job, considering the different voice overs she had to do.
    Memorable bit - G's hysterical laughter when they are being intimate for the first time, it's great that not all sex scenes are deep and intense.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. S. B. Potter
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    2/22/16
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    "The Deal"

    Really loved story but could have done with both a male & female narrater. The female does have a very very feminine voice that does not do justice to the very masculine male characters. It does sound REALLY odd when the guys talk. Saying that a great story with really 'nice' people & I felt a connection with them all

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  • cj
    12/2/15
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    "Great story, disappointing narrator"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I have read the book and enjoyed listening to the story as it highlighted things I had skipped when I read it


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Deal?

    the first time Hannah and Garrett kiss


    Would you be willing to try another one of Lorelei Avalon’s performances?

    yes but I did find her voice irritating and I didn't like the way she read the male parts


    Could you see The Deal being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    yes - it would be a great movie/tv series.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mrs C. West
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    "week story"

    It had a very week story line , just one explicit sex seen after another .waist of a credit

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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