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True Love and Other Disasters Audiobook

True Love and Other Disasters

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Publisher's Summary

Best-selling author Rachel Gibson is acclaimed for her quick-witted and endearing romances. True Love and Other Disasters begins as the Seattle Chinooks hockey team owner dies, bequeathing the team to his young widow, Faith. Faith is determined to be taken seriously as the owner, and she’s not going to let anyone—especially dreamy star player Ty Savage—get in her way.

©2009 Rachel Gibson (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

“With humor and eloquent prose, Gibson brings substance and depth to this loving, modern romance.” (Publishers Weekly)

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    Ellen Columbia, MO, United States 06-19-12
    Ellen Columbia, MO, United States 06-19-12 Member Since 2013

    Susan Elizabeth Phillips is my go to for fun. Harry Potter - just because. Loved the Magic of Tidying Up and Shakespeare

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    "Love, Love, Love it! My Favorite of the Series"
    Where does True Love and Other Disasters rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Oh boy, definitely in the top third. Rachel Gibson reminds me of Susan Elizabeth Phillips in her themes and style. Phillips has much deeper character development thus longer novels. Gibson's plot and characters have a lot of poten""al


    What was one of the most memorable moments of True Love and Other Disasters?

    "It's Miss July, not January"


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Love the sexy scenes between Savage & Faith


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

    Yes - anytime the love leads stay away from each other I have to keep listening


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great listen. Go for it!

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    kailey Stittsville, ON, Canada 06-04-12
    kailey Stittsville, ON, Canada 06-04-12
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    "Charming and racy!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would. I listened to this story during the long drives I have to take for work daily- this story made me want to stay in the car a little longer to hear more.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The firey relationship between the two main characters.


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

    No I haven't.
    She's a great reader. Nothing abboying about her voice.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It did make me laugh and giggle at times.


    Any additional comments?

    The story didn't start out great. I considered switching books but I did listen a little longer and it got better and better.

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    Margo Vero Beach, FL, United States 05-29-12
    Margo Vero Beach, FL, United States 05-29-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Light entertainment"
    Where does True Love and Other Disasters rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Good story, good performance, light entertainment!


    Which character – as performed by Susan Bennett – was your favorite?

    No character stood out


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No extreme reaction


    Any additional comments?

    Good overall listen on my beach walk.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Sudbury, Ontario, Canada 05-28-12
    Elizabeth Sudbury, Ontario, Canada 05-28-12 Member Since 2009

    Researcher, editor, writer, francophone, anglophile. Started listening to audiobooks to conciliate my love of knitting and novels.

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    "Story was alright, narrator was excellent"

    I'm not expecting anything earth shattering new with contemporary romance. What I do expect is some kind of catharsis. I didn't really identify with Duffy. The dialogue wasn't riveting. There are so many other better contemporary romance novels to chose from, I probably wouldn't recommend this one above a score of others.

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    Queen Squared Columbia, SC, United States 05-10-12
    Queen Squared Columbia, SC, United States 05-10-12

    Queen Squared

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    "Loved it!"

    What I liked most about this book was the main character. I found it very easy to sympathize with Faith, even though she had what a lot of people would think of as a scandalous past. For the most part, she comes across as a smart woman and a survivor. The other characters are equally interesting. There's the mom who acts more like a teenager, the step-son who's a prick, the assistant who turns out to be a great friend, and the hockey players who pepper the story with humor.

    There were a couple of times when Ty seemed to act like a bit of a jerk, which I found annoying. However, Gibson shows that he's a good guy in the end. Overall, this book was very enjoyable, funny, and easy to listen to. I thought the narrator did a fine job.

    FYI: The basic premise of this book kind of reminded me of "It Had to Be You" by Susan Elizabeth Phillips.

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    C. A. Rogai Haverford, PA 06-29-11
    C. A. Rogai Haverford, PA 06-29-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Fantastic!"

    Loved the characters and dialog. First time reading this author but will look for more. Thoroughly enjoyable read!

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    Jessica Charleston, TN, United States 06-17-11
    Jessica Charleston, TN, United States 06-17-11
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    "Great Chick Lit"

    I enjoyed True Love and Other Disasters. This is my first Rachel Gibson book but it won’t be my last. If you are looking for a good chick lit read then this is it. Susan Bennett did a great job as narrator, the men were not very manly but after about an hour you get used to it and don’t even notice anymore. I only wish this book had been spun into a series like Susan Elizabeth Phillips Chicago Stars series, I would like to read more about the Seattle Hockey team.

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    Lou 06-15-11
    Lou 06-15-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Disappointed"

    I have loved all of this authors books so far. This is why I was disappointed to realise that this book has an almost identical story line to SEP's It Had To Be You. SEP wrote a fantastic book and Rachel Gibson has written a really good imitation.

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    peggy 04-11-15
    peggy 04-11-15
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    "Excellent Plot, Great Characters"

    This should be excellent. This book is well written, and the characters are great--fun with excellent sexual tension. The plot of second chance and last chance careers works well. I should love this book. However the good is so overwhelmed by the pornographic scenes, that I can't recommend this book. Usually I just take my ear plugs out until the scene that make me uncomfortable is over. I hate to give a 1 star review. My recommendations to the author is your work will sell without the porn.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Reese 06-05-12
    Reese 06-05-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Narration or Joke?"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The narrator ruined this book for me. Not that the story itself was all that deep, but it would have been much more enjoyable to read than listen to. I honestly felt like I was either listening to someone making fun of the author or a virgin trying to deliver sexy lines. The narrator made each character sound SO stereotypically "cheesy romance" that at times I couldn't even listen to the book. I ended up skipping to the end about half way through just so I could know how it ended. I couldn't bear listening to another hour of Susan Bennett's impression of sexy one-liners.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I liked the storyline in general, but the main characters needed more... well... character.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator should have practiced "playful" instead of "sultry" voices.


    Was True Love and Other Disasters worth the listening time?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Great idea for a book... horrible follow-through.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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