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If She Only Knew

Narrated by: Alan Nebelthau
Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
4 out of 5 stars (230 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Lisa Jackson is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of dark, erotic thrillers like Fatal Burn and Almost Dead.

Marla Cahill survives a horrific car accident, but comes out of it with near total amnesia - unable to recognize her own face. Now, confined to the Cahill mansion among strangers who claim to be her family, she begins fearing for her life. Someone was counting on Marla's death in the accident - and they may finish the job the moment her memory returns.

©2000 Susan Lisa Jackson (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

Critic Reviews

"Lisa Jackson is the best exciting new name in romantic suspense. If She Only Knew needs to be read with all the lights on." ( BookCrazy Reviews)

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  • Carolann
  • Oxford, MI, United States
  • 06-05-09

If She Only Knew.. pick another narrator

I have never read or listened to a book that painted the heroine in such an unattractive light.
Visions of the main character laying in her own vomit, did not evolke any emotion in me, because the writer never developed an emotional link between the main character and the reader.

The narrator tried to develop a voice to suggest how it would sound if the main characters jaw was wired shut...but he never lost the lisp..throughout the whole book....
Also the narrator was too raspy and unbelieveable in the love scenes. The voice was a struggle to listen till the finish.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Good Story - Poorly Narrated

The plot and characters were a bit weak, but not bad. The narrator should be replaced.

Often individuals reading books assume that reading a book is just that -- reading Asthe words. Little interest in the voice is evident and there are problems with the pacing of the narration.

Do these people read the book before they read it aloud? It seems to me that pre-reading ought to be a requirement to improve the narration.

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enjoyed the story

narrative could have been a bit better. but it did keep me listening. recommended, perfect for that long car ride

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Best book

Loved it, could not leave it. Wonderful book. I would get up in the middle of the night to read it.

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Just Ok / Poor Narration

I was intrigued at first because the plot description give the impression that it would be an interesting story … a strange accident, amnesia, suspicious family members, evil lurking in the shadows… but my interest didn’t hold on to the end - I got bored about half way through.

The characters weren’t that remarkable (nor even likable!), the pace was slow, the love story between Marla and Nick seemed completely contrived (I felt it was there just as an excuse for the author to write sex scenes), and The Big Reveal at the end was somewhat predictable although I do admit to being surprised at some revelations.

I think perhaps I didn’t enjoy it because of the narrator. I regularly listen to Audiobooks in 1.5 to 1.8 speed and this often helps eliminate many of the complaints most people have about narrators, but in this case the tone was still flat and boring… it just helped me get to the end faster! Ha!

This might one of those rare cases where the movie (if there was one) is better than the book.

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decent

Seem to go round and round in circles for a while but it straightened out

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Twists and turns

Just when I thought I had it all figured out another twist would be thrown in. It was like eating a bag of Twisslers! Awesome book!!!

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disappointed

I have loved every other lisa jacksin book I've read or listened to but this one just dragged one and one. I really never felt connected to the main character at all and the story line just didn't flow.

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Would be a great movie!

This is actually going to be short and sweet. I did like the storyline of this book, and it would totally be a cool movie. However, listening to this narrator reading a woman's part (unconvincingly) was distracting. And, listening to him reading love scenes grossed me out. If there were dual narrators it would have been a more enjoyable listen. With that being said it is still a good and exciting story.

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Good book

I'm still listening to this book, its a good book, I join everyone else saying new narrator, men should not be a narrator to stories with women in them, just doesn't sound right, but I do like the book, so I will finish the book and buy the next one, good to know the narrator is a woman in the second book