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The Publicist

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Publisher's Summary

Can one woman change an age-old institution like publishing? Probably not, but Kate Mitchell sure wants to try. As a publicist with a large, respected New York publishing house, Kate finds herself at the mercy of a broken publishing system, books that don’t sell, and author egos that are often, well, as big as the island of Manhattan.

Enter the star editor, MacDermott Ellis: Tall, handsome, charismatic, married, and ready to save the day. Then there's Allan Lavigne, once a revered author - now as forgotten as last year's best sellers and his nephew Nick: Tall, gorgeous, sweet, single, and ready to sweep Kate off her feet. Kate wants to do the right thing but her hormones seem to be driving her decisions.

As Kate tries to navigate the landmine of publicity, over-the-top author expectations, and the careful dance of “I’m sorry, your book isn’t on the bestseller list this week,” she also finds authors who are painfully overlooked by a publisher wanting more romance and sex, more celebrities, and more scandal.

Welcome to the world of publishing. The ego has landed.

©2014 Christina George (P)2014 Christina George

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    Kristin Andrews 07-20-15
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    "Great start to a great series"
    Where does The Publicist rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The Publicist ranks among the top of the audiobooks I have listened to so far. I listen to a lot of audiobooks during my commute to work and often find that, while a story might be really good, I get distracted easily if the narrator is not good. That was NOT the case with this audiobook. I found the narrator to be easy to listen to and I did not find myself distracted because of a bad narrator. That alone puts The Publicist towards the top of my list. Not to mention I love the story (and the rest of the series, which I have read), which also really helps bump this audiobook up to the top of my list.


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

    Lisa Cordileone was an excellent narrator. She has a voice that I found to be easy to listen to and I was not distracted by her saying words in a way I find unusual nor did she have an unusual accent (of course, this is all relative to what I am used to...others might find her accent distracting). Overall, I enjoyed listening to her and found her to be one of the better narrators I have had the pleasure of listening to.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this entire series and find The Publicist to be a great beginning. The love story is great and I really like to main character, Kate. I found her to be a very strong character who a lot of woman can relate to. The love story is so sweet (read/listen to the entire series) and I just overall really really enjoyed this series and The Publicist in particular. I highly recommend listening to this audiobook!!

    I received a copy of this audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie Kilduff Waldport, OR United States 06-15-15
    Debbie Kilduff Waldport, OR United States 06-15-15
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    "Standard "chick-lit""
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    The Publicist is a typical “chick-lit” book, but seems to be better written than many. The story itself is a standard tale of Kate, the plucky heroine versus the greedy business world. Thrown into the mix is Mac, the handsome co-worker who happens to be married. Part of the time is spent with the “will they won’t they game.” Kate fights the attraction, but predictably falls for Mac. I found most of their interactions rather boring. There is another character introduced to confuse Kate and to create a jump off point for the sequel.
    The business part of the story is much more interesting, filled with interesting characters and twists and turns. There are attempts at sabotage within Kate’s agency and authors who are not who they appear to be. All in all, I enjoyed the book and may be tempted to listen to the second book in the series.
    I received a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    René 07-25-15
    René 07-25-15
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    "Delightfully Interesting"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Publicist to be better than the print version?

    The story was easily absorbed through the audiobook. Having read and listened to books by Christina George, it's hard to choose which version is better. I think that the reader will not be disappointed either way.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really enjoyed Kate's work. I enjoy female characters who do their jobs well. Christina George knows publishing world well and was able to reflect it well in the book


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

    I thoroughly enjoyed Lisa Cordileone's narrative. Her voice reflects the author's tone well, and she provided an easy to follow audiobook.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoy a good chick-lit book that's got a good storyline. Christina George offers a fantastic plot (complete with a love triangle) with Kate and Mac while keeping the story from being cheesy or overly sappy. I was on the edge of my seat for the whole narrative. This is a great first book to the Publicist series.I received a copy of this audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review.

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    Lisa Komnick 07-24-15
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    "Great Start to a Great Series!!!"
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    This book was very fun and the narrator did a really good job reading. There are some audio books that I can't get into because the person reading has no personality behind the reading; as in pitch, inflection, etc... This book was not like that. I was hooked within the first 5 seconds. The story follows Kate Mitchell as she struggles with the stresses of trying to be a good publicist and deal with everyday life. Then there is the excitement of the love triangle. As many times as it is brought into books, I still find it interesting and it makes you wonder who she will ultimately choose at the end. I do have to say that I had already read the third and fourth books in this series, but it was fun to go back and hear that backstory. I look forward to listening to the second book next. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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    carey cravens 07-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "a love triangle that's a good listen"

    The narrator Lisa Cordeleones does a excellent job. She easy to listen to and did not put me to sleep. Nor was she annoying. I was not distracted while listening, it kept my attention. She did good job distinguishing difference between characters.
    My favorite character is Mac, I like how is the opposite of Nick. How he has to juggle between wife and mistress , and his bad
    decision making, makes story interesting.
    The book is a typical chick book. You have the main character Kate who is a publicist for a big New York City publishing house. She is good at her job. She still struggles with clients , her boss, and just being a female. She gets caught in a love triangle . It's interesting to see how it unfolds with their escapades .
    The story is well written keeps you interested and makes you what to hear the other installments. I recommend this love story to people that like story lines from like Sex in The City.
    I was given a copy of this book for a exchage of a honest review.

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    April 07-23-15
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    "A New Guilty Pleasure"

    I really enjoyed The Publicist by Christina George. I have a long commute and listen to audiobooks to make the drive better and this book was the perfect companion for the trip home. I was sucked into the story of Kate, a publicist working for a publishing house in New York City, and her love affairs. It was the right mix of romance and story paying near equal attention to Kate's author troubles and her love life. I was sucked in.

    George did a wonderful job catching my attention and keeping it. Sometimes in other romance or chick-lit novels the story is weak or cheesy, but not in The Publicist. I'm definitely a fan and immediately downloaded the next in the series, Shelf Life, when this book ended. I'm excited to see what happens next! I definitely recommend listening to The Publicist!

    I received a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    tjrb02 07-23-15
    tjrb02 07-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Very Compelling"
    Where does The Publicist rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The Publicist ranks fairly high among the audiobooks I have enjoyed. The narrator did a wonderful job distinguishing between characters with the tenor of her voice.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character was Kate. She is such a driven gal, I could really relate. She works in the tough field of publishing, trying to work her way up to success. I really never knew how much wrangling goes into helping an author publish a book. It had never occured to me that the development of e-books could diminish the desire to obtain the print copy. I liked that the main character, Kate is so invested in helping authors. I have read love stories before, but this story was one that I just wanted to climb into.


    Which character – as performed by Lisa Cordileone – was your favorite?

    Lulu was my favorite performance by Lisa Cordileone was my favorite. I could just picture her in my head, her mannerisms, body posture, etc when listening to Lisa.


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

    The heartfelt struggle that Kate goes through as she tries to bury herself in love, even with her doubts.


    Any additional comments?

    I have read a couple of the later books in The Publicist series and getting to listen to the narrator tell the story has made me want to get the rest of the stories in audiobook form, so that I can continue to enjoy it. Really very wonderful, once I started, I couldn't stop listening!

    I recieved a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jill Baker 07-23-15
    Jill Baker 07-23-15
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    "Romance and turmoil in choosing between two lovers"
    What made the experience of listening to The Publicist the most enjoyable?

    The best experience in listening to the Publicist is that I can relate to the love escapades and the turmoil Kate went through when choosing between two men.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Nick is my favorite character since his personality is gentle and sincere.


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

    Honestly, I don't care for Lisa's voice. I would have rather read the book.


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

    No, I wasn't that eager to listen to in one sitting.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nautilius Writer Bronxville, New York United States 07-20-15
    Nautilius Writer Bronxville, New York United States 07-20-15
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    "Perfect book for the long commute"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    As a “freeway flyer” in Southern California, I find audiobooks essential to my long, traffic-filled commute. Christina George’s juicy, well-written novel definitely caught my attention. George’s characters, in particular, her female protagonist, Kate, are fun to get to know and to follow their mishaps and decision-making when it comes to love. This is the first book in a series, and I’m interested in picking up the next one!


    What other book might you compare The Publicist to and why?

    I’d definitely recommend this to lovers of Sex in the City, Devil Wears Prada (if workplace drama peaks your interest!), and readers of Candace Bushnell.


    What about Lisa Cordileone’s performance did you like?

    Lisa Cordileone’s wonderfully dramatic narration kept me listening; I’m very picky about the audiobooks I select since some narrators lull me to sleep (or I just zone out their voices), and others are too jarring or annoying. Cordileone does an excellent job of interpreting George’s book and making her characters come to life in a pleasant, easy-to-listen-to way.


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

    Yes!


    Any additional comments?

    I received a few copy of this audio book in exchange for an honest review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ashlee Huffmon 06-22-15
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    "Great, easy listen!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Highly recommend this audiobook! The reader was great, using different tones in her voice to tell the story! The story itself was great! Easy to listen to and comprehend! The setting and characters were current and relevant. It was easy to relate to the story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    This is a hard question! I liked all 3 main characters! I love the "love triangle" George created with her writing. Kate was great. I love how torn she was between Nick and Mac. If I had to chose a side I would defiantly be side Nick as I think Kate and Nick deserve each other. Although Mac is not bad, I think he's had his chance with love and has made many bad decisions in his life, keeping his wife and having many mistresses.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I like the scenes with Kate and Nick when they are getting to know each other while exploring the city.


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

    I felt like the love scenes in the book were well written. The scenes were enough to move you but not make you feel like you were listening to a porn!


    Any additional comments?

    This is the second book I have read/listen to of George's. I highly enjoy her writing and recommend any romantic to read her books!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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