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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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    Elaine Albemarle, NC, United States 03-13-12
    Elaine Albemarle, NC, United States 03-13-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Just delightful!"

    I love buying books on sale to discover authors I have not read and this has been a delightful purchase. A little romance, a little intrigue and a lot of humor. Rosalyn Landor is a favorite narrator and she brings just the right tone to this story.

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    Harley 03-10-12
    Harley 03-10-12 Member Since 2017
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    This book is funny and fun. I loved it - for a lighthearted few hours this is a perfect choice!

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    LadyM United States 03-08-12
    LadyM United States 03-08-12
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    If you could sum up What Happens in London in three words, what would they be?

    I enjoyed it.


    Would you recommend What Happens in London to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes, I would recommend it. It was different than most love stories, and although the first part was a little slow, the second part was interesting. It was worth listening to.


    Which character – as performed by Rosalyn Landor – was your favorite?

    Harry


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I enjoyed the humor.


    Any additional comments?

    The performance by Rosalyn Landor made this story. Her ability to change her voice between male and female were exceptional, making the story interesting. Without her, I think it would have been hard to follow.

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    Msaly1 11-06-11
    Msaly1 11-06-11 Member Since 2015
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    "My first Quinn listen"

    I listened to this while I was outside staining my deck. It was a pleasant piece of candy that needed no attention to details. The perfect novel for the mindless task at hand. I don't think I will waste credits on another of her books, however. I fear they will all be the same? More interesting authors and characters out there.

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    Gail Ridley San Deigo, CA USA 10-07-10
    Gail Ridley San Deigo, CA USA 10-07-10 Member Since 2016
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    "Not my Cup of Tea!"

    For me... The narration was a tad annoying and the story was very thin and predictable. This book doesn't compare to other historical love stories. Good thing I got it on sale.

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    MickeyMarie Narnia 02-16-13
    MickeyMarie Narnia 02-16-13 Member Since 2016
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    "What a Hoot!"

    I purchased this book some months ago but for some reason it got lost in my library. Dug it out this morning and spent the entire day listening and laughing.

    How fun it is to have a historical romance with great humor. I laughed out loud many times.

    Roslyn Landor is at her usual best. Julia Quinn hit a home run with this one.

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    Amazon Customer 02-29-16
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    "Love the book, not the narrator"
    Would you consider the audio edition of What Happens in London to be better than the print version?

    No.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator used a very affected accented. Not just cultured British (which I usually enjoy), but pompous. Every person sounded pompous and snobbish. The thing about Julia Quinn's books I love is that even though the characters are from a different era, a different culture, and different socio-economic class than I am, I can relate to them. The narrator took that away.


    Any additional comments?

    Read the book! All of JQ's books are great, so give them a chance.

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    corie 06-07-14
    corie 06-07-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Just Awful!"
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    Although I very occasionally do read them, I have to admit that period romance novels are not something I read often. However, I really never remember one that seemed so annoyingly silly. The plot was well beyond unbelievable, just weak and silly, I don't believe that historical details were even close to accurate. While I have no complaint if intimate details are hinted at rather described graphically,. those scenes in this book read as though they were written by someone in Junior HIgh. Sorry Audible but I think on this one I am going to be asking for a refund.

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    Jolene East Canton, OH, United States 06-27-12
    Jolene East Canton, OH, United States 06-27-12
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    "Didn't finish it"

    I purchased this book because I had listened to Rosalyn Landor narrate and loved her. I found her narration to still be fine, but the story didn't capture my interest. The characters were confusing and I never cared about any of them. I gave it until about 2/3 of the way through when I just didn't care any more, then quit listening.

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    Cynthia Chesterfield, MO, United States 05-18-12
    Cynthia Chesterfield, MO, United States 05-18-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Couldn't listen due to narration"

    The way the reader said "Sebas-TI-an" drove me nuts! I couldn't listen to the book. Made it though, maybe 2 chapters...

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