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What Happens in London Audiobook

What Happens in London

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Publisher's Summary

Rumors and Gossip . . . The lifeblood of London

When Olivia Bevelstoke is told that her new neighbor may have killed his fiancée, she doesn't believe it for a second, but, still, how can she help spying on him, just to be sure? So she stakes out a spot near her bedroom window, cleverly concealed by curtains, watches, and waits . . . and discovers a most intriguing man, who is definitely up to something. Sir Harry Valentine works for the boring branch of the War Office, translating documents vital to national security.

He's not a spy, but he's had all the training, and when a gorgeous blonde begins to watch him from her window, he is instantly suspicious. But just when he decides that she's nothing more than an annoyingly nosy debutante, he discovers that she might be engaged to a foreign prince, who might be plotting against England. And when Harry is roped into spying on Olivia, he discovers that he might be falling for her himself . . .

©2009 Julie Cotler Pottinger; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Dorothy 10-10-13
    Dorothy 10-10-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Silly fluff"

    Somehow I didn't realize that this was going to be a dime romance novel. There is some witty dialog, but overall, it's predictable and unmemorable.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Suzanne Tustin, CA, United States 07-12-13
    Suzanne Tustin, CA, United States 07-12-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A Laugh Out Loud Romance"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a historical romance that resembles the best of the Hollywood screwball comedies!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of What Happens in London?

    The scene where Harry and Olivia read a Gothic Novel to each other from their windows.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lauren ANTIOCH, TN, United States 03-22-13
    Lauren ANTIOCH, TN, United States 03-22-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Adorable"
    If you could sum up What Happens in London in three words, what would they be?

    Fun, flirty and vivacious


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

    I adore Rosalyn Landor. I get so wrapped up in her storytelling I forget it's only one narrator. She is flawless and her characters are so alive. She did a fantastic job with these two.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 06-15-12
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 06-15-12 Member Since 2016

    A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies... The man who never reads lives only one. ~George R.R. Martin

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    "Stays in London?"

    This was a light hearted, fun book. Not overly funny as indicated in previous reviews but does have a fun tone. I would have like to have seen more misunderstanding antics going on between the two leads. This is a good book if you want a regency romance without having too serious of content. The narrator was good; I have enjoyed Rosalyn Landor before.

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    Lady 06-04-12
    Lady 06-04-12

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    "What Happened in the Story"

    There is nothing overly objectionable about the story. It's just a snore-fest; which is surprising because the author includes several elements that should be, on the surface, exciting. If you're looking for a plodding, but adequate story, this serves well enough. It lacks sparkle and grows tedious at times, but many regencies do. My main problem is that the author had so much to work with; yet somehow, she managed to wring every ounce of excitement from the story, only to replace it with monotony.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Jodie 05-23-12
    Jodie 05-23-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great and funny book"

    Love Rosalyn Landor and this was a good book. I really liked Olivia as a character.
    there were some confusing parts of the book and a few plot holes but overall I enjoyed it.

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    Richard Lockport, NY, United States 05-17-12
    Richard Lockport, NY, United States 05-17-12 Member Since 2010
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    "A bit of a sleeper, but a good love story"

    I am not much of a love story kind of guy,and at the beginning I almost quit, but this is a lovely little yarn, engaging without being too intense. A good listen.

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    Jean 05-04-12
    Jean 05-04-12

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    "Delightful Listen"
    If you could sum up What Happens in London in three words, what would they be?

    Romance with Humor


    What did you like best about this story?

    The heroine's ability to reflect about her life and circumstances with humor


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

    No.


    If you could take any character from What Happens in London out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I admire Sir Harry, who could have been a "Stick-in-the-mud," but isn't.


    Any additional comments?

    This is just a fun, fun read. Normally, I am not much into romantic tales; they can be too predictable and so, boring. I'm glad I was flexible enough to give this one a try. In some ways it is a love story that is able to poke fun at romantic novels. There are not a lot of deep thoughts here, but sometimes what you want is something to make you smile or even chuckle. I will be looking to see what else Julia Quinn has written and what else Rosalyn Landor has narrated.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mon San Francisco, Ca 04-26-12
    Mon San Francisco, Ca 04-26-12 Member Since 2010

    12 step program please. I am addicted to Audible! I love trashy sexy books, award winning novels and everything between. Bring it!

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    "Bedroom window stalker"
    Would you try another book from Julia Quinn and/or Rosalyn Landor?

    Yes, this was an easy, fun listen. This is my 2nd Quinn download and What Happens in London did not disappoint. Harry and Olivia flow easily and their attraction is believable. They are recent neighbors. The audio begins with Olivia spying on Harry from her bedroom window. She basically stalks Harry for a good week as she tries to unearth a rumor and Harry in all his Regency romance male glory thrives on it. He says he doesn't like her, says he is annoyed by her but of course his character goes on for a minute or two about her hair. Yadda Yadda. You get this gist.This is a light, sweet, and smile worthy listen. I cooked, I went for walks and gardened while listening to this audio. There are no major surprises or deep revelations and that is just fine. If you are looking for great narration and a regency romance that gels then you'll like this. I know I did.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda Saint Louis, MO, United States 04-21-12
    Amanda Saint Louis, MO, United States 04-21-12 Member Since 2014

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    "Exactly what I expected"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys taking a break from non-fictions and educational books with an amusing romance.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I wouldn't change it. I wasn't hoping for a great novel, worthy of 4 or 5 stars. I wanted something distracting and enjoyable, but not annoyingly fluffy. A 3 star rating is pretty good, and it was a pretty good book.


    What three words best describe Rosalyn Landor’s performance?

    Easy Listening Success


    Do you think What Happens in London needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    If the author has an interesting NEW plot for the same characters, then sure-why not. I wouldn't want a re-hashed version of the same story.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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