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The Villa Audiobook

The Villa

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Publisher's Summary

Sophia Giambelli has never worried about competition. For three generations, the Giambelli wines have been renowned for their quality - from Napa Valley to Italy, and throughout the world. The pride of the Giambelli family and a top PR executive, Sophia loves her job - and excels at it.

But things are about to change at Villa Giambelli. Tereza, the matriarch, has announced a merger with the MacMillan family's winery - and Sophia will be assuming a new role.

As a savvy businesswoman, she knows she must be prepared for anything...but she isn't prepared for Tyler MacMillan. They've been ordered to work together very closely, to facilitate the merger. Sophia must teach Tyler the finer points of marketing - and Ty, in turn, shows her how to get down and dirty, to use the sun, rain, and earth to coax the sweetest grapes from the vineyard.

As they toil together, both in and out of the fields, Sophia is torn between a powerful attraction and a professional rivalry. At the end of the season, the course of the company's future - and the legacy of the villa - may take an entirely new direction. And when acts of sabotage threaten both the family business and the family itself, Sophia's quest will be not only for dominance, but also for survival.

©2004 Nora Roberts; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    M. Sayed Snohomish, WA 10-09-12
    M. Sayed Snohomish, WA 10-09-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Classic Nora"
    What made the experience of listening to The Villa the most enjoyable?

    This is a classic Nora Roberts read. I love her novels as they keep me entertained and wanting to know what will happen next.


    What did you like best about this story?

    For me, I am a lover of wine and visit wine country often. I was fun to learn a little about the vines and wine making.


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    Marcia 10-08-12
    Marcia 10-08-12
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    "Wine and Italian"
    What did you love best about The Villa?

    Nora Roberts has become one of my favorite authors. Each story is different and I always learn something new. This time it's about the growing of the grapes for the different types of wine. The love stories she mixes in are always fun.


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    Nikki 08-27-12
    Nikki 08-27-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Another great read by Nora Roberts."

    I have enjoyed every book of Nora Roberts I have read & this was no exception. Whilst not an earth shattering plot, it was well written & easy to listen to.

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    Rebecca Canberra, Australia 05-30-12
    Rebecca Canberra, Australia 05-30-12
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    "Another lovely read"
    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoy Nora Roberts easy going writing style and this book did not disappoint. I was really able to get into the family politics of this one too.

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    Kim Lacy ORLANDO, FL, United States 02-27-12
    Kim Lacy ORLANDO, FL, United States 02-27-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Romance with a Twist!"
    What did you love best about The Villa?

    I loved this book! It had multiple romances as well as a dramatic story line and a plot that ended in a twist I never expected!


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    Liesl Pretoria, South Africa 01-04-12
    Liesl Pretoria, South Africa 01-04-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Brilliant!"

    I absolutely loved this book! The story had me gripped and the performance was fantastic. I was rather sad when it finished! It was well worth it and I would highly recommend it to anyone.

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    Mon San Francisco, Ca 12-05-11
    Mon San Francisco, Ca 12-05-11 Member Since 2010

    12 step program please. I am addicted to Audible! I love trashy sexy books, award winning novels and everything between. Bring it!

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    "I tried!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Everything could have been better about this story. I tried and I tried and I just couldn't finish the audio.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Nora Roberts again?

    eeehhh...no


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    Darcy Arvada, CO, United States 11-03-11
    Darcy Arvada, CO, United States 11-03-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Amazing"

    I love Nora, and this is one of my favorites. I also really enjoyed the reader. This book has everything you could want in a Robert's novel. Amazing characters, plot, sub-plot, and mystery, plus a nice twist at the end that I didn't even guess and usually I am pretty good at guessing the twists. The reader is fabulous, lovely voice and she did a nice job with the accent. I have listened to it twice now in less than a month, and will probably listen to it again before the year is out.

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    Karen Syed Orlando, FL 04-19-11
    Karen Syed Orlando, FL 04-19-11 Listener Since 2008

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    "A Pleasant enough story"

    I have come to enjoy the new type of books Nora Roberts is writing. The romantic suspense is much easier to read than her previous romances.

    The Villa has a great cast of characters and Ms. Roberts does a good job of keeping them straight and organized with regard to the story. The premise of The Villa was interesting and I found all of the secondary characters necessary and well-developed.

    I have to admit though, I figure Tyler to be the main male protagonist/hero, but found David to be a much more likeable and admirable hero. The three generations of women were refreshing in their strength and the kids added a wonderfully light touch to the story.

    Overall, a great listen. And I do enjoy Laural Merlington's narration. She has a talent for the variety of voices that adds depth to the audio version not found in the print version.

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    michaela burien, wa, United States 04-16-11
    michaela burien, wa, United States 04-16-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Classic Nora"

    I really enjoyed this. It was a good, easy read. Not completely predictable, but it's exactly what you'd expect from Nora.

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