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Better Than Chocolate

Narrated by: Gayle Hendrix
Series: Life in Icicle Falls, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (49 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Sweet Dreams Chocolate Company has been in the Sterling family for generations, ever since Great-Grandma Rose literally dreamed up her first fabulous recipe. But now it looks as if they're about to lose Sweet Dreams to the bank - and that would be a disaster, not only for the family but for the town of Icicle Falls, Washington. Can Samantha, the oldest daughter and new head of the company, come up with a way to save it?

After Samantha does some brainstorming with her mother and sisters, inspiration strikes. They'll have a chocolate festival! Time's running out, but the Sterling women are determined and the town's behind them, so everything's bound to go smoothly….

Or not. Events seem to be conspiring against Samantha, and her mother's attempts to help aren't helping. To make matters worse, the fate of her company is in the hands of her archenemy, Blake Preston, the bank manager with the football-hero good looks. It's enough to drive her to chocolate. But Blake's also enough to convince her that (believe it or not) there's something even better than chocolate.

©2012 Sheila Roberts (P)2012 Audible, Inc

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Aweful Narration

I'll have to revise my review after I read the book. with the narration I haven't been able to get past chapter 3. Her voice is so monotone that it's impossible to figure out who's talking and what their mood is. It's just plain bad

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Couldn’t finish bad narrator.

Really Bad narrator!!!!! Story seemed good but I could not finish!
I’d rather read this one.

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  • Nancy
  • Dousman, WI, United States
  • 01-15-19

Fun listen

I would have preferred better voice differences. There are many characters in this book and I think two narrators would have been better. Story line was good! Darn book had me wanting chocolate.

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Real chocolate is so much better

An okay listen, but not great. The production quality is not great and at times annoying. If this is what real sisters are like I am so glad I don't have any. The mom has not set a good example for her girls being an adult or accepting any responsibility in being a mature adult. Even after her husbands diagnosis she allowed him to be in control of the business and all of their financial lives. Ugh. The daughters, each in their own way are children in adult bodies. Not my cup of hot chocolate.

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Nice Book

First, the narration was not bad. The main characters were done well.
Second-The story was light and relaxing. There are times I prefer this kind of stress-free romance.

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Chocolate factory in trouble

This book is an interesting story about a family who is trying to save their beloved chocolate factory.