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Vision in White: The Bride Quartet, Book 1 | [Nora Roberts]

Vision in White: The Bride Quartet, Book 1

The women at Vows - a wedding planning company in Connecticut - make it their business to create memorable events for couples sealing their bonds. And though the bonds among Parker, Emma, Mac, and Laurel may not be official, they are very real - and equally worthy of celebration.
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The women at Vows - a wedding planning company in Connecticut - make it their business to create memorable events for couples sealing their bonds. And though the bonds among Parker, Emma, Mac, and Laurel may not be official, they are very real - and equally worthy of celebration.

Mackensie Elliot's experience with her broken family has convinced her the only way to make happiness last is to take a picture of it. She does just that at Vows - where her photos, Laurel's cakes, Emma's flowers, and Parker's almost frightening organizational skills combine for a flourishing business. As a bonus, the four friends are able to live on the grounds of Parker's sprawling family estate, where the weddings and other events are staged. Sometimes it means dealing with drama - but even the worst mother-of-the-bridezilla can't compare to Mac's own manipulative mom. Every time Mac talks to her she winds up drained - and so does her bank account.

What helps distract her is slightly-geeky, slightly-klutzy, but oh-so-cute English teacher Carter Maguire. Mac's enjoying the vibe with him - and has no intention of ruining it by making the same mistake her mother makes again and again: getting married. But as the women of Vows band together to score a major client, and Mac nears the breaking point with her mother, she begins to wonder if it's time to come out from behind the camera, and put herself in the picture.

©2009 Nora Roberts; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Amazon Customer SIOUX FALLS, SD, United States 12-20-11
    Amazon Customer SIOUX FALLS, SD, United States 12-20-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Worst. Narrator. Ever."

    I can handle almost any narrator, but this one takes the cake as the worst. All the male voices were made to sound like idiots and all the females came off as just silly. The narration was so overwhelmingly bad the story was completely ruined. The Bride Quartet is a good change of pace to have a Nora Roberts series that stuck straight to the romance, without crime or supernatural (although I enjoy those as well).

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly Sevierville, Tunisia 02-07-10
    Kimberly Sevierville, Tunisia 02-07-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Great Book"

    April cannot come soon enough for the next book in this series.

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    Barbara Moon Twp, PA 15108 10-27-09
    Barbara Moon Twp, PA 15108 10-27-09
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    "Worst audio book I've ever listened to..."

    The story is so boring, I can't imagine anyone enjoying it. But worst than the writing, is the voice of the narrator, it is very irritating and mono toned. I have to advise anyone not to waste your money on this audio book....

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kristen Coxs Creek, KY, USA 06-05-09
    Kristen Coxs Creek, KY, USA 06-05-09
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    "Just not sure"

    I am having trouble listening to this book. No offense to Ms. Durante, the narrator, but her lisp can be distracting. I was sorry in the beginning I used my credit. I continued to listen as I did not want to waste my credit and eventually you get used to the lisp and become more involved in the characters. All in all, not Ms. Roberts' best effort. Just okay. I am not sure if it was the narrator or content.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Paula Murfreesboro, TN, USA 11-12-09
    Paula Murfreesboro, TN, USA 11-12-09 Member Since 2007
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    "I loved the narrator!"

    I love all of Nora's books but seeing some of the reviews for the narrator Emily Durante, I was hesitant. Well I loved her! She made the characters come alive and I could just "see" them as if they were in the room with me. Great job!

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Bethany 03-18-13
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    "4 girls and a wedding business: success"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes! I loved it! Most of my girlfriends are engaged or in serious relationships and a love story about close friends, a wedding business, and love? What more could we want?!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    As much as I love Mackenzie, Laurel is definitely my favorite character. In terms of personality she is most like me.


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

    I have not heard any other Emily Durante performances.


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

    YES! I could not get enough of it. I listened to it in the car so I didn't get to listen to it all in one sitting, but I would have loved to!


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    DJDecca 09-25-14
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    "Love in Focus"
    What made the experience of listening to Vision in White the most enjoyable?

    I was very impressed with Emily Durante's performance. Her character voices were individual and lively and made the whole book a delight.


    What other book might you compare Vision in White to and why?

    Check out the rest of the Brides quartet. Nora Roberts does it again.


    What three words best describe Emily Durante’s performance?

    Warm, personal, engaging.


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

    Sometimes it's hard to see what's right in front of you.


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    Colleen Lafayette, CA, United States 08-29-13
    Colleen Lafayette, CA, United States 08-29-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Narrator a career killer"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I was looking forward to another Nora Roberts Trilogy. This has got to be the worst narration ever. Grating monotone, emotionless... If this were the first Nora Roberts book I read it would have been the last. I hope the author reads this and never uses this narrator


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Story line was cute


    How could the performance have been better?

    get different narrator


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    Natalie Purcellville, VA, United States 08-16-13
    Natalie Purcellville, VA, United States 08-16-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Great quartet, not that impressed with narrarator"

    I loved these books so decided to buy the audio for work time, however this narrator feels sounds like she is reading from a sheet of paper instead of sounding natural. She needs some practice, not enough differentiation in the voices which are vast between the girls. Recommend, but not a great narrator.

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    Joe Hollywood, FL, United States 08-12-13
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    "Emily Durante should be limited to kiddie lit."
    What did you like best about Vision in White? What did you like least?

    I own the book and have read it repeatedly. I bought the audible version because Nora Roberts' story is instructive, entertaining, and loaded with riveting characters. Durante is not suited for an adult read. Laurel is a straight-shooting smart-ass who sounds like a sniveling wuss. Mac is quick-witted and erudite, but sounds like a whiner. Emma is sexy, sultry, and utterly nurturing and none of that comes out in this story. Parker is YODA and sounds like a compromising goofball. Whoever chose Emily Durante to read this made an error: She should be reading the Ramona books.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The characters are unique, defined, described, and Durante ignores all of Roberts' clues. It's shameful.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Emily Durante’s performances?

    NO. Thank you, Audible; I'm going to dump this one.


    Did Vision in White inspire you to do anything?

    Yes. I'll take advantage of Audible's return policy.


    Any additional comments?

    I want to believe the author had nothing to do with choosing the reader.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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