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The Hating Game Audiobook

The Hating Game: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Debut author Sally Thorne bursts on the scene with a hilarious and sexy workplace comedy all about that thin, fine line between hate and love.

Nemesis (n.) 1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome.
2) A person's undoing
3) Joshua Templeman

Lucy Hutton has always been certain that the nice girl can get the corner office. She's charming and accommodating and prides herself on being loved by everyone at Bexley & Gamin. Everyone except for coldly efficient, impeccably attired, physically intimidating Joshua Templeman. And the feeling is mutual.

Trapped in a shared office together 40 (ok, 50 or 60) hours a week, they've become entrenched in an addictive, ridiculous never-ending game of one-upmanship. There's the Staring Game. The Mirror Game. The HR Game. Lucy can't let Joshua beat her at anything - especially when a huge new promotion goes up for the taking. If Lucy wins this game, she'll be Joshua's boss. If she loses, she'll resign. So why is she suddenly having steamy dreams about Joshua and dressing for work like she's got a hot date?

After a perfectly innocent elevator ride ends with an earth-shattering kiss, Lucy starts to wonder whether she's got Joshua Templeman all wrong.

Maybe Lucy Hutton doesn't hate Joshua Templeman. And maybe he doesn't hate her either. Or maybe this is just another game.

©2016 Sally Thorne (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Carrie 08-13-16
    Carrie 08-13-16
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    "Didn't want it to end!"
    What did you love best about The Hating Game?

    Sally Thorne has done it -- a rare 5-star review from me. But, because everyone is looking for something different in a read, I'll describe why I loved it. Her pacing of the book is deliciously excruciating... the story arc builds slowly and credibly, with depth and realistic scenarios. The characters are flawed and believable. The "steam" factor is hot not because of crude language and hyperbole, but because of her descriptions and ability to capture the eroticism of their inner thoughts. The narrator did an excellent job of voicing Lucy -- I think she was the perfect pick to capture Lucy's inner monologues. She did a nice job with Joshua's voice, but it was hard at times to distinguish between what he was saying and what he was thinking. Overall, it was a fantastic listen, and I will be on the lookout for her next book.


    What other book might you compare The Hating Game to and why?

    The buildup between Joshua and Lucy was similar to that of Dex and Rachel's in 'Something Borrowed' by Emily Giffin.


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

    n/a


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    MeGaVoltZ 08-18-16
    MeGaVoltZ 08-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    Loved the romance. The tension is just right for the enemies-to-lovers trope mixed with a good amount of humour. The narration was a bit frustrating because most of the time I couldn't distinguish between Josh's and Lucy's voices so it could get confusing. Having said that the narrator has a pleasant voice so I'd still give the narration 4 stars. The story itself definitely deserves 5+ stars. I'd highly recommend it.

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    jodiod Bay area ca 09-27-16
    jodiod Bay area ca 09-27-16 Member Since 2016

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    "A new and great author!!!"

    Loved every minute. Fun characters and banter. It has everything I love about rom-com audiobooks. Katie Schorr nailed Lucy's voice and personality and added to the fun.

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    Tina Arnold Johnson City, TN United States 09-26-16
    Tina Arnold Johnson City, TN United States 09-26-16 Member Since 2015

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    "The Hating Game-just one of many games they play."
    If you could sum up The Hating Game in three words, what would they be?

    Witty--Funny--Romantic


    What did you like best about this story?

    The witty banter was very good and always a plus in my book. The characters were both very likeable. I did not care that Josh could be an ass. I knew there was something deeper there. I like that he helped Lucy to gain the courage to stand up for herself with others the way she does him. I also like that the sexual tension was allowed to build throughout the book.


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

    I have not listened to this narrator before--but I would again. She did a great job.


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

    When Josh took care of Lucy when she was sick. When Lucy let Josh's Dad have it.


    Any additional comments?

    I finished this book this morning and I am already listening to it again. Loved it. I kept hearing Julia Stiles monologue towards the end of the movie 10 Things I Hate About You. It was awesome.

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    Sara Hartwell, Gabon 09-25-16
    Sara Hartwell, Gabon 09-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Pretty darn cute!"

    As other reviewers mentioned, it's sometimes hard to distinguish between thoughts and out loud speaking.

    The story was really cute.

    Not tons of unbelievable sex, which is nice.

    If you like chic lit, I say give it a go!

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    Haleigh 09-24-16
    Haleigh 09-24-16 Member Since 2013
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    "A non stop listen for me! Loved it!!"

    Katie Schorr is a favorite and did an amazing job as always. Big girl panties and now the hating game have hit my top favorites because Katie brings the book to life that reaches me.
    Sally Thorne, you nailed it, keep them coming and read by Katie Schorr.

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    Katie 09-20-16
    Katie 09-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story all around!"

    This story was great overall and left me swooning in the end!! :) My only critique is that occasionally it was hard to distinguish who was speaking. I found that I had to rewind a few times in order to make sure I understood what was going on!

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    Amazon Customer 09-19-16
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    "Witty but disappointing"
    What would have made The Hating Game better?

    The story started off with an amusing give and take feud between the love-interests. Then it dissolved into nothing but lust driven perspective. The comedic element of the banter just vanished once they start to think of each other sexually.


    Has The Hating Game turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Not at all


    What character would you cut from The Hating Game?

    None


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    Nona 09-17-16
    Nona 09-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Smart funny and romantic"

    I loved this story. I thought that the writing was smart and the dialogue between the hero and heroine was funny and witty. The premise of the story was one that has not been used often, giving it a unique edge. Katie Schorr read this story so well, I can't imagine anyone else narrating it. If you are looking for a heroine who can stand up for herself and give as good as she gets and a hero who can show his sweet side, plus their simmering attraction lurking right beneath the surface of their tension filled working relationship, then this story will not disappoint. Highly worth a credit.

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    LZ Ward 09-12-16
    LZ Ward 09-12-16
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    "Could not stop listening. :-)"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I LOOOOOOOOVED everything about this book.
    I have a huge crush on Josh.
    They both are adorable and cleverly witty.
    I didn't want the story to end.

    Sally - I love your brain. Please write moooooooore.


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