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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-seller. Wall Street Journal best-seller. USA Today best-seller.

Hunches, horse races, and heartbreak!

Ten years after Simone Payton broke his heart, all Roscoe Winston wants is a doughnut. He'd also like to forget her entirely, but that's never going to happen. Roscoe Winston remembers everything - every look, every word, every single unrequited second - and the last thing he needs is another memory of Simone.

Unfortunately, after one chance encounter, Simone keeps popping up everywhere he happens to be....

Ten years after Roscoe Winston dropped out of her life, all Simone Payton wants is to exploit him. She'd also like some answers from her former best friend about why he ghosted her, but if she never gets those answers, that's a-okay. Simone let go of the past a long time ago. Seriously, she has. She totally, totally has. She is definitely not still thinking about Roscoe. Nope. She's more than happy to forget he exists.

But first, she needs just one teeny-tiny favor....

Dr. Strange Beard is a full-length romantic comedy novel, can be listened to as a stand-alone, and is the fifth audiobook in the USA Today best-selling Winston Brothers series.

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Simone & Roscoe

I adore this story. Chris Brinkley, as usual rocked the narration and Chloe Miller was superb as Simone.

The only hiccup, having read the print version first, was that because Roscoe does a lot of memory flashbacks, especially in the beginning, it is difficult to keep track of that on audio. In print, those scenes are italicized. Even though I’m very familiar with the story, I still found myself getting lost a time or two when Roscoe was “flashing back.” I honestly have no idea what could have made it less confusing, but I found it distracting at the beginning.

Overall, however, this is a fantastic story, well read, and highly recommend.

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Oh Roscoe

I have been waiting for this to come out in audio for a while patiently waiting.
I have always had a soft spot for Roscoe so I wanted his story so badly. Though I liked this book it wasn’t my favorite. Maybe I had too much many expectations? I don’t know.
I think Simone and Roscoe are totally meant for each other. I just wanted more story more connection something. It felt very one-sided for me.

I love Chris Brinkley’s narration, Chloe’s narration is ok it just felt like something was missing.
#lostlove #HEA #NeverForget #WinstonBrothers #Stand-Alone #Tagsgiving #Sweepstakes

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Too much Simone

I will preface this with an apology to Penny. I normally adore everything she puts out there but I could not connect with this one. I started reading the ebook until the audiobook became available. Now I'm left wondering if I would have enjoyed the story more if I had just read it. Chloe Miller's narration was AWFUL. She mispronounced words like hastily and tsunami. Did she even have a production editor? And don't even get me started on her so-called Tennessee accent. If Chris Brinkley had more narration time it would have been more enjoyable, in my opinion. His narration is always excellent.

I was intrigued the the Darrel storyline but I was also a little confused by the time jump. I feel like we missed so much, which I'm sure will be explained in the next few books. Or at least I hope so.

I can say without a doubt that I will not recommend the audio version of Dr. Strange Beard to my friends. I will certainly never listen to this audiobook again. I'll give the book a second try after I get over how disappointed I feel right now.

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The Youngest Winston Brother

I adore Penny Reid's Winston Brothers series and am thrilled that the audio book is finally available!

This is the story of Roscoe and Simone -- childhood best friends who split up during their teenage years. The book takes place several years after Book 4 -- Roscoe and Simone are now 26 and most of the older Winstons are settled -- several with children.

Roscoe and Simone are brought together 10 years after they split up as friends. This is the story of them learning about each other as adults, and dealing with their earlier breakup. As always, the rest of the family tends to get involved, showing their lovable and quirky qualities.

As he has in past, Chris Brinkley did a wonderful job with narration. And generally I thought Chloe Miller was a good choice for Simone. But like other reviewers, I was disappointed in her interpretation of Roscoe -- the accent was wrong and it was sometimes hard to hear. And there were a number of words she stumbled on. I'm not sure why she was allowed to gloss over the mispronunciations (surreptitious, deference, ulterior, tsunami, hastily, tangentially, etc) - it would've been worth a 2nd take to correct them. After all, Penny Reid's readers are smart, and smart readers are bothered by mispronunciations.

#firstlove, #friendstolovers, #romance, #quirkyfamily, #EastTennessee, #tagsgiving, #sweepstakes

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Fantastic

Never a bad Book from this Author Love Dr Strange Beard These Winston Brothers & family are the best Excellent Stories .

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love love love

penny reid never fails... love all her books. Winston brothers♡ Sigh♡ Funny. smart and romantic!

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Love ROSCOE!!!

The character development in this book makes you feel as though you have come back home to don familiar friends. I do envy Ms Reid’s writing skills. The narration doesn’t do it justice.

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Another amazing book by Penny Reid

I love the sweet nature of all of Penny’s books! The only bad thing about this book is it’s over and I have to wait a whole year for the next one 😢

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My Favorite Winston so Far, but...

I love Dr. Strange Beard. It is one of Penny Reid's best. More action and compelling characters. Roscoe and Simone are both relatable. And Iove the twist of the more sensitive man and colder woman. I do wish they had done something to distinguish inner recollections from current events in the audio. I've seen other audiobooks where internal dialogue seemed to come from further away from the microphone or something to make it more clear to the listener. Still, that is not so much of an issue to ruin the experience. It is sometimes hard to hear the Male dialogue read by Chloe Miller, but that's not a major issue throughout. For the most part both narrators are great.

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Poor Narration

I love Penny Reid, and this was great, but the narrator sucked! Her tone is off. She pronounced surreptitiously wrong and repeatedly pronounce hastily wrong.

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