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Welcome to Temptation Audiobook

Welcome to Temptation

Sophie Dempsey wants to help her sister film a video and then get out of Temptation, Ohio. Mayor Phin Tucker wants to play pool with the police chief and keep things peaceful. But when Sophie and Phin meet, they both get more than they want. Gossip, blackmail, adultery, murder, vehicular abuse of a corpse, and slightly perverse but excellent sex: all hell breaks loose in Temptation.
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Publisher's Summary

Sophie Dempsey wants to help her sister film a video and then get out of Temptation, Ohio. Mayor Phin Tucker wants to play pool with the police chief and keep things peaceful. But when Sophie and Phin meet, they both get more than they want. Gossip, blackmail, adultery, murder, vehicular abuse of a corpse, and slightly perverse but excellent sex: all hell breaks loose in Temptation as Sophie and Phin fall deeper and deeper in trouble, and in love.

©2006 Jennifer Crusie; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"A romantic comedy that adds luster to the genre, this effervescent tale will please readers who can relate to Sophie's undaunted exploration of all her desires." (Publishers Weekly)
"Funny, sexy, and wise - it's time to welcome Crusie into the pantheon of top-flight romance writers." (Kirkus Reviews)

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    Emerson M. Bethesda, MD United States 02-28-13
    Emerson M. Bethesda, MD United States 02-28-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Silly Story... Irritating Narrator"

    The story is silly, riddled with plot holes and hard to fathom.
    How are Sophie and Amy connected to Clea? Almost sister-in-laws?
    Is Clea paying them for the audition tape/documentary/movie making?
    Why is Clea making her own audition tape?
    Why is Sophie fixing up the farm house for Clea?
    What does that have to do with making a quick audition tape?
    Why is the town fixated on the possibility the audition tape/movie/documentary might have porn?
    Why is Phin such an asshole?
    Why does Sophie even like him?
    Why does he like her?
    Why did I pick this book to listen to?

    Either I'm stupid and a poor listener or this book isn't well-written.

    I also didn't like the narrator at all. She reads too fast and didn't create enough distinction between how she read Sophie and Phin's dialogue making them almost seem to be the same person.



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    Carol United States 02-18-13
    Carol United States 02-18-13
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    "Horrible"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Horrible. The story started off okay, but quickly went into a bad soft porn book. I quit after about half way. Disappointing.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Aasne Vigesaa?

    The narrator was fine. The story was lackng.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah Hamilton, New Zealand 02-18-13
    Sarah Hamilton, New Zealand 02-18-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Surprisingly good story but not erotic"
    Where does Welcome to Temptation rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    A good romance with some fun characters. I particularly liked the banter between the main character & her man. Sadly disappointing if you bought it because it was in the erotic section. Still a good listen.


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    L. webb 02-17-13
    L. webb 02-17-13
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    "NOT A REVIEW OF THE BOOK, WHICH IS GREAT FUN"

    Is anyone else getting the Beijing Conspiracy as part two??? I've bought it twice and called customer service and they said they'd look into it. But I'm an audible addict and am bummed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Pete Norway, MI, United States 02-16-13
    Pete Norway, MI, United States 02-16-13 Member Since 2015
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    "KILL ME ALREADY!!!!!"
    What would have made Welcome to Temptation better?

    Stuff it in the Dumpster and forget about it!


    Has Welcome to Temptation turned you off from other books in this genre?

    There is no genre............A documentary is more riveting than this book was...............well as far as I got with it anyhow


    Would you be willing to try another one of Aasne Vigesaa’s performances?

    Oh hell no!!!! She sounded like she was reciting the Flavors of Sundaes.......where Chocolate through Blueberry just all meld together. I truly thought she would drop dead.........I had hoped so at anyrate.........She hardly came up for air, and read so dam fast that you just could not Keep up!


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Yes.........When I clicked to OFF button on my MP3 Player


    Any additional comments?

    The story could have been good, maybe, but with the Narration I will never know. I just can not subject myself to this torture. 5 hrs was way enough!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica Bayonne, NJ, United States 12-19-12
    Jessica Bayonne, NJ, United States 12-19-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great! A Jennifer Crusie classic."
    Would you listen to Welcome to Temptation again? Why?

    Yes.. It was very entertaining.


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

    I laughed and hoped that all would work out well in the end.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    BuffyF 12-17-12
    BuffyF 12-17-12
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    "Giggle worthy"

    Funny, light hearted and a great listen. Crusie is an excellent author and I almost always love her books.

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    stacy Sioux Falls, SD, United States 11-16-12
    stacy Sioux Falls, SD, United States 11-16-12 Member Since 2012

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Good book, ok performance"
    Any additional comments?

    This was a really good book. It took me a chapter or two to get into it but I was happy overall with this purchase. This was my first Jennifer Cruise book and I would read another.
    The performance was just ok. The voices from the reader were great but the recording seemed very armature. You can hear pages turning, and it had an echo/microphone sound that is irritating.

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    Sherry 11-07-12
    Sherry 11-07-12
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    "Just wanted it to be over."
    What disappointed you about Welcome to Temptation?

    Story line was weak. Felt no connection to any of the characters.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Aasne Vigesaa?

    No problem with the narrator, it was the story.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The only redeeming quality was I only paid $6.95.


    Any additional comments?

    Don"t waste your time>

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    PageyWagey Pacifica, CA USA 10-30-12
    PageyWagey Pacifica, CA USA 10-30-12 Member Since 2014

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    "Classic Crusie!"

    This hilarious, romantic book is a classic Jennifer Crusie story. It is fun to watch the relationship unfold between our heroine, Sophie Dempsey, the girl from the wrong side of the tracks, and the mayor, Phin Tucker, who may or may not be like all of the mean "town boys" that she has known in her life. I got drawn in with the great dialog and was really rooting for these two to make it! Fun, easy book to listen to -- great narration, great plot.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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