Chasing Perfect

A Fool's Gold Romance, Book 1
Narrated by: Tanya Eby
Series: A Fool’s Gold Romance, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4 out of 5 stars (879 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

There is only one thing wrong with the charming community of Fool’s Gold, California: the men don’t stick around! This problem has to be fixed, fast, and Charity Jones may be just the city planner up to the challenge. Charity immediately falls in love with all the storybook town has to offer – except its sexy, famous, world-class cyclist Josh Golden. With her long list of romantic disasters, she’s not about to take a chance on another bad boy…but it may just be what they both need!

©2010 Susan Mallery (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"The book brims with quick-witted, good-natured characters, and though Charity and Josh occasionally verge on blandness, their romance grows poignantly and with chemistry to spare." ( Publishers Weekly)

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Awful narration

I'm a huge fan of Susan Mallery. I generally love all of her books. I own many of the audiobook versions. As soon as I started listening to this one, I immediately regretted buying it. The narrator is absolutely horrible. It sounds like she's never read a book aloud before. She reads very quickly in some points, sounding almost like she's on speed. Her inflection doesn't fit right. She pauses very awkwardly in places that clearly do not have pauses. Her voices change for the same character, leaving you confused. Please do not waste your money on this audiobook. I got through an hour of it and had to quit because I just couldn't stand the narration anymore.

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WHAT Happened Here?

I am Susan Mallery's biggest fan. However, if this happened to be my first book by Mallery, I would NOT revisit her collection. Do NOT let this book tant you on Susan Mallery. Go to the Buchanan Brother's Series of 4 books to get a great feel for her hot, sexy and very sweet romance novels. Everyone has an off day now and again. Susan must have had a very off day on this one.

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Another good book by Susan Mallery

Where does Chasing Perfect rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

The entire series of the Fool's Gold books hae been very good

Who was your favorite character and why?

Charity is a young woman who raised herself from a child who was moved from place to place every few months. Then took control of her life and after college found her way home and a grandmother who had missed the wonderful growing up years of her only granddaughter. Then to find someone who was looking for the same future family that she was.

How could the performance have been better?

NEVER allow Tanya Eby into the recording studio again to read one of Susan's or anyones book.

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

This is a good story, but the fake 'Valley Girl' voice of Tanya Eby was like fingernails on a chalk board.

Any additional comments?

Susan Mallery is such a good story teller, well developed characters. However, when will authors learn that they do not have to put such descriptive sexual descriptions into their books. These descriptions are take away from an otherwise good story.

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A pretty predictable chick read.

What did you like best about Chasing Perfect? What did you like least?

I liked the narrator but thought the story line was pretty simplistic.

Would you ever listen to anything by Susan Mallery again?

Maybe.

Have you listened to any of Tanya Eby???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I don't think so.

Did Chasing Perfect inspire you to do anything?

No.

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Wow..um...wow...not in a good way

Okay this has got to be the dumbest story/plot I have ever heard. This book is so stupid on so many levels I can't possibly put them into words (I'm only sorry the author did!!)

IF you can possibly get past that part, the narrator will drive you nuts. She sounds like one of those automated voice machines reading the story. Save your credits!

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Don't care for the narration.

Would you consider the audio edition of Chasing Perfect to be better than the print version?

I'm sorry to say this but definitely not. I don't care for the narration at all. I really miss Therese Plummer's narrating! But Savannah Richards is also a great narrator as well.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

She reads slow and normal and then all of a sudden, really fast. Everyone sounds really quirky.

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Very Entertaining!

Great storyline! I can always count on Susan Mallery to keep me entertained, and deliver a happy ending!

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Hmmm... kinda iffy

I love Susan Mallery... The Buchanan Series, They Keye Sister Series, and even the Lone Star Series and a few other audio books. Enjoyed them all !! But this Series????? well I don't think I will listen to the next book, I just couldn't get into it at all nor relate to the people in the book.... Sorry

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Another great one

I don’t think I’ve ever read a Susan Mallery book that I didn’t love. I love the whole story line of Fools Gold. It’s a place I wish I could visit.

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Good read

I put off reading this book for whatever reason & passed onto the others books instead. BIG MISTAKE! This book intrigued me after I read the synopsis. This book set up all the other stories. IT was delightful to read. I understood the characters more. I'd recommend this book to others.