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The Great Escape | [Susan Elizabeth Phillips]

The Great Escape

Instead of saying "I do" to Mr. Irresistible, Lucy Jorik hitches a ride on the back of a beat-up motorcycle with a rough looking, bad-tempered stranger who couldn't be more foreign to her privileged existence. While the world searches for her, Lucy must search for herself, and she quickly realizes that her customary good manners are no defense against a man who's raised rudeness to an art form. Lucy needs to toughen up - and fast. Her great escape takes her to his rambling beach house on a Great Lakes island. Here, she hopes to find a new direction...and to unlock the secrets of this man who knows so much about her.
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Publisher's Summary

Instead of saying "I do" to Mr. Irresistible, Lucy Jorik hitches a ride on the back of a beat-up motorcycle with a rough looking, bad-tempered stranger who couldn't be more foreign to her privileged existence. While the world searches for her, Lucy must search for herself, and she quickly realizes that her customary good manners are no defense against a man who's raised rudeness to an art form. Lucy needs to toughen up - and fast.

Her great escape takes her to his rambling beach house on a Great Lakes island. Here, she hopes to find a new direction...and to unlock the secrets of this man who knows so much about her but reveals nothing about himself. As the hot summer days unfold amid scented breezes and sudden storms, she'll encounter a passion that could change her life forever.

In this dazzling follow-up to her New York Times best seller, Call Me Irresistible, Susan Elizabeth Phillips tells the funny, touching, enchanting story of a young woman searching for her destiny...and of a damaged man who doesn't believe in second chances.

Performed by Shannon Cochran

©2012 Susan Elizabeth Phillips (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers

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    Bron Los Banos, CA, United States 07-29-12
    Bron Los Banos, CA, United States 07-29-12
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    "love this story"
    Would you listen to The Great Escape again? Why?

    absolutely, this story had many different plots to it and I just love Panda.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The banter between Lucy and Panda


    What about Shannon Cochran’s performance did you like?

    Yes


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

    Yes, very much


    Any additional comments?

    I love Susan Elizabeth Phillips writing style. Can't wait for another book.

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    wwnise Missouri 07-26-12
    wwnise Missouri 07-26-12 Member Since 2008

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    "Great book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Great Escape to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Great Escape?

    (spoiler) I loved when Lucy told panda she was pregnant and then hung up on him


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

    I have not, but she does a great job


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

    The great book now a great moive


    Any additional comments?

    Character ,characters is what makes books great and this book is full of great characters. I have listened to or read all of Susan's other books and Lucy is my favorite female from her books panda is close to the top ( I still love dallie beauine)



    What a great read




    Wanda

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    Donna A Massachusetts 07-26-12
    Donna A Massachusetts 07-26-12 Member Since 2008

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    Any additional comments?

    This is the story picks up just as Lucy Jorik decided to run out on her wedding and jump on the back of a beat-up motorcycle to embark on The Great Escape. The Great Escape take her to Great Lakes island where she hopes to find direction for her life and where she meets a dark brooding man name Panda with a mysterious past.

    The book was not as fun as Call Me Irresistible but since I was listening to it in the car – it entertained me. What struck me was I felt like I already read many of these story lines in other SEP books; such as going to the Great Lakes in Michigan (This Heart of Mine), Mike and Brie we dislike us theme (Natural Born Charmer), Temple – the overzealous fitness guru ( Match Me if You Can).

    The one redeeming factor was that Shannon Cochran narrated this books and I enjoyed almost as much as I did Call Me Irresistible.

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    Ellen Columbia, MO, United States 07-25-12
    Ellen Columbia, MO, United States 07-25-12 Member Since 2013

    Love Romance, Suspense, strong character development a must. Authors I go to: Erik Larson (NF), Stephen King, Suzanne Brockmann, Susan Elizabeth Phillips,

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    "Great Vacation Escape"

    This is a perfect summer read. Lucy escapes the alter on the back of his motorcycle. All that togetherness leads to some steamy nights. Lucy is not ready to return to her "real" life and heads to a summer vacation community. There she meets new friends, all colorful characters fully developed by Ms. Phillips. But the crux of this novel is the heat between Panda and Lucy. Can the former first lady's daughter capture the heart of one damaged, former cop and soldier?

    Definitely worth finding out for yourself.
    Narration is good.
    Having been a fan of Anna Fields, I was deeply saddened to learn of her death. Shannon Cochran has a tough act to follow but does an admirable job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Fallon, NV, United States 07-25-12
    Amazon Customer Fallon, NV, United States 07-25-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Another Great Book by SEP"
    Where does The Great Escape rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of my top favorite audiobooks. I have listened to it twice.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Great Escape?

    When Lucy was Viper at the beach house when Panda showed up.


    Which character – as performed by Shannon Cochran – was your favorite?

    Lucy


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Bree found Toby and told him how much she cared for him.


    Any additional comments?

    This a such a great continuation Mr. Irresistible. You got to find out what really happened to Lucy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly Indianapolis, IN, United States 07-22-12
    Kimberly Indianapolis, IN, United States 07-22-12 Member Since 2015

    I enjoy historical, paranormal, and contemporary romance. Also steampunk, sci-fi, fantasy, suspense, and fiction. I'm open to about anything

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    "It's a definite relisten"

    I love most (but not all) of Susan Elizabeth Phillips' novels. Her characters are well written and the dialog is witty.
    What I liked about this one is that it is taking place at the same time as Meg and Ted's story, though the only interactions are the ones described in Call Me Irrisitable. Lucy and Panda's story is so different, and I have to admit that I lost sleep over it (as with any good book). The settings and secondary characters are also compelling. I also like it that SEP usually has a secondary story going on in the background that intersects, but does not interfere with the "main event". I liked those characters and the conflict in that secondary background plot.
    The narration was smooth and the differentiation between characters was evident in the reading. Overall, I enjoyed this one and will listen to it again.

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    Rhonda Grundy, VA, United States 07-21-12
    Rhonda Grundy, VA, United States 07-21-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Good read"
    What made the experience of listening to The Great Escape the most enjoyable?

    I love all of phillips books this one is no different


    If you’ve listened to books by Susan Elizabeth Phillips before, how does this one compare?

    equal


    Any additional comments?

    It is worth the credit

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy Danville, CA, United States 07-16-12
    Nancy Danville, CA, United States 07-16-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Just what you'd expect"

    Just what you'd expect from Susan Elizabeth Phillips, or for that matter light and frothy romances in general. Generally enjoyable while doing mundane chores but not overly riveting. The narrator did a respectable job. But...I found her voice very similar to Martha Stewart's, except with more warmth and emotion. I could never shake the disconcerting feeling that I was listening to Martha -- of whom I am not a great fan. Just listen to the sample first.

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    paula Morganton, NC, United States 07-13-12
    paula Morganton, NC, United States 07-13-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Great Book, but not her BEST"
    Where does The Great Escape rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have loved all of SEP books and this one ranks up there.


    What other book might you compare The Great Escape to and why?

    I would compare this book to "Call Me Irresistable" and it falls a little short.


    Which character – as performed by Shannon Cochran – was your favorite?

    Panda is my favorite. So strong, sexy, but still messed up.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When they brought up the counseling for vetrans.


    Any additional comments?

    I was a little upset with all the physical damage that Lucy felt she had to do to herself and distracted me from her purpose to "find" herself. However, SEP did a great job with the story and I would recommend it.

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