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The Golden Chance | [Jayne Ann Krentz]

The Golden Chance

Stunning, stubborn, and independent, Philadelphia Fox lost her best friend because of the fabulously rich and powerful Lightfoot family of Washington state. Now she's got her friend's controlling shares in Lightfoot Industries - an inheritance that brings Nick, the family's prodigal and supremely attractive son, knocking at her door. An unexpected and irrepressible spark between them blazes into extraordinary passion, and Phila - historically unlucky in love - finds the deepest satisfaction she has ever known.
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Stunning, stubborn, and independent, Philadelphia Fox lost her best friend because of the fabulously rich and powerful Lightfoot family of Washington state. Now she's got her friend's controlling shares in Lightfoot Industries - an inheritance that brings Nick, the family's prodigal and supremely attractive son, knocking at her door.

An unexpected and irrepressible spark between them blazes into extraordinary passion, and Phila - historically unlucky in love - finds the deepest satisfaction she has ever known. But behind Nick's gray eyes lurks a disturbing enigma...and Phila must make the choice of her life. Trusting Nick may come with quite a price - but giving in to his strong, sensual seduction is a golden chance that may never come again.

©2005 Jayne Ann Krentz; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Judy Champaign, IL, United States 04-23-09
    Judy Champaign, IL, United States 04-23-09 Member Since 2007

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    "Great Book!"

    Very nicely fleshed-out story with great characters and just enough romance. There were even a couple of twists I wasn't expecting. I was very pleasantly surprised and will look for more from this author.

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Blee Medel 04-06-09
    Blee Medel 04-06-09 Member Since 2005
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    "Better Than Reading It Myself"

    I enjoy listening to audio books that were favorite reads for me in the past but rarely does the narration make the book even better for me. But in this case it was! The Golden Chance is one of my favorite Jayne Ann Krentz books and the wonderful narration with this audio version made it better than ever!

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    OLIVIA ATLANTA, GA, United States 08-26-10
    OLIVIA ATLANTA, GA, United States 08-26-10 Member Since 2009
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    "EXCELLENT!!"



    I highly recommend this audio book which is one of Jayne Ann Krentz' best. The book has a strong plot, well-developed characters, and a nice mixture of romance and mystery. I disagree with previous criticisms of the narration. Patrick Lawlor and Franette Liebow provided excellent narration that clearly distinguished the voices of each characters. I didn't want it to end, but alas it had to.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    LeftyMom North Carolina 06-03-09
    LeftyMom North Carolina 06-03-09 Member Since 2007

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    "Really enjoyed"

    Jayne Ann Krentz is one of my favorite authors and this book was pretty good. I really enjoyed having a male and female narrator they were great. Credit worthy.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Maria Citrus Heights, CA, United States 05-07-13
    Maria Citrus Heights, CA, United States 05-07-13 Member Since 2010

    To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.

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    "Throughly Enjoyable"

    I really enjoyed Phila Fox, and how she kept everyone in the Lightfoot clan on edge with what she was going to do with her shares of the companies stock. The story caught my interest from the beginning and kept it through out. I feel this was an involved family tale of intrigue and lies told under the guise of keeping up family appearances. It did not disappoint. I liked it.

    The narrators were ok, I could have done without two of them, especially the female.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 04-23-12
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 04-23-12 Member Since 2011

    Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.

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    "One of Jayne's better stories."

    I enjoyed this book because the main female character never let anyone get her down. She was upbeat and knew what she wanted from the start. Jayne Ann Krentz is either a hit or miss kinda of author and lately a miss, so it was refreshing to have one I enjoyed.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Maria Rockville, MD, United States 10-14-09
    Maria Rockville, MD, United States 10-14-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Very disappointing narration"

    4 stars for the book and 1 for narration. I wish there was a way to put these ratings in separately, could be very helpful when choosing a book.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    christine Miami, FL, United States 09-13-11
    christine Miami, FL, United States 09-13-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Take a chance on this book"

    Had no difficulty finishing this book.
    Story kept my interest to the end.
    Take a chance on it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl Oskaloosa, IA, United States 11-27-10
    Cheryl Oskaloosa, IA, United States 11-27-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Like the book, Narrators Need help"

    As all of Jayne Ann Krentz's books, this one is entertaining if a little predictable. However, the voices especially those for the older female characters are annoying. The male voice puts an exclamation on everything he says, which makes listening again annoying. I have listening to other books read by this male narrator and he reads all books the same. Needs to learn to put emphasis only when appropriate.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Maud Florida, FL, United States 01-31-14
    Maud Florida, FL, United States 01-31-14 Member Since 2012
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No


    Would you recommend The Golden Chance to your friends? Why or why not?

    No


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Patrick G. Lawlor and Franette Liebow ?

    I like Sofia Willingham from the Stark trilogy books.


    Did The Golden Chance inspire you to do anything?

    Listen to other books instead


    Any additional comments?

    Did not enjoy their voices together ... Franette was stil ok but Patrick's voice was just dull. It just didn't do it for me. Sorry

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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