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If Tomorrow Comes

Narrated by: Nancy La Scala
Series: Tracy Whitney, Book 1
Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (123 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Tracy Whitney is on top of the world. She is young, beautiful, intelligent, and about to marry into wealth and glamour until, betrayed by her own innocence, she finds herself in prison, framed by a ruthless mafia gang and abandoned by the man she loves. Beaten and broken, but surviving with stunning ingenuity, Tracy emerges from her savage ordeal determined to avenge herself from those who have destroyed her life. From New Orleans to London to Paris to Madrid to Amsterdam, Tracy plays for the highest stakes in a deadly game. Only one man can challenge her - he is handsome, persuasive, and every bit as daring. And only one man can stop her - he is an evil genius whose only hope of salvation is to destroy Tracy.

©1985 Sheldon Literary Trust (P)2017 Phoenix Books

Critic Reviews

"An amusing, fast-paced tale of jet-set skullduggery." ( The New York Times)

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Top Notch Novel, Great Author, Awful Narrator

Where does If Tomorrow Comes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

As an audiobook, it would be in the bottom of rankings due to the horrible narrator. As a book, it ranks among the highest on my list of favorite novels. It's been a favorite of mine since childhood; I've read the book several times and also love the miniseries.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the cons and scams run by both Tracy Whitney and Jeff Stevens. It was fun trying to figure out how they would outsmart the police--and each other--or get away with seemingly impossible heists. Sheldon always kept you guessing and entertained up to the last page.

What didn’t you like about Nancy La Scala’s performance?

It seemed as though the narrator phoned in her performance and hadn't bothered to even look at the book before reading it aloud. When she wasn't monotone (which was for the majority of the book) she added inflections in all the wrong places. Her accents were atrocious, which is shameful for a story that spans multiple countries with a heroine who is supposed to be fluent in several languages and able to imitate any accent. The narrator constantly mispronounced words, which I could've let slide, but it was incredibly distracting that in a book about jewel thieves, she could never manage to say "jewelry" correctly.

It was heartbreaking to hear such a beloved novel butchered in this fashion. If it weren't for the fact that I love the book so much, I would have stopped listening after the first chapter.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Whoever said crime doesn't pay wasn't keeping an eye on their wallet.

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  • Jane
  • Chicago, IL, United States
  • 12-09-17

Very entertaining.

The beginning was depressing. A lot of bad things happen to Tracy in jail. I was disappointed with the stupid things she did that landed her in jail. But after she got out of jail, the book really took off and was enjoyable. My favorite part was the way Tracy got revenge against mafia guys. After that I enjoyed watching her plan and pull off con jobs and thefts.

The audiobook narrator Nancy LaScala was good in parts, but not good in some ways. Sometimes her general narration voice was too wooden, not engaging and interesting. And sometimes she spoke too fast like she was in a hurry.

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Narrative mode: 3rd person. Swearing language: mild. Sexual content: 3 sex scenes briefly referred to, no details shown. Setting: around 1985 various locations in U.S. and Europe. Book copyright: 1985. Setting: fiction.

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amazing reader performance! excellent story

one of the classics of Sheldon, now as audible! sounded almost like a film! vividly!
great time listening to It

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The Story Held Its Own!

I read this book probably 30 years ago and I loved it It popped into mind last week so I decided to look for the audio book. I was quite excited to find it. I was very disappointed with the narrator. She started out very monotone and not very good with different voices. The story itself; however, was worth the listening through her. I don't know if she got better as the book went on, or if I just got used to her, but she seemed a little better by the end. I recommend anyone who is looking for a good book with lots of twists and turns to give this a go. Just be patient. The narrator may turn you off but you don't want to miss all those plot twists!

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Definitely Not my kind of book

I had some difficulties with this book. I kept reading thinking that there would be some good come of it, maybe reform or accomplishing something good but - no. I have a problem with someone breaking the law and steeling things, even if the owner is dishonest or a very bad person. I could probably enjoy it if it benefited those who were hurt by the owner or even those who are poor or needy. This however is just for personal gain and challenge of breaking and entering somewhere or swindling someone. They are clever, but still wrong in my mind. It took most of the enjoyment out of it for me.

Sex: Yes
Language: Yes

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disappointed

i used to love this book but the reader made it sound stupid and her accents were bad.

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Horrible reader

I am a huge Sydney’s fan but the reader spoilt this book for me. Her voice is not engaging, sometimes way too annoying specially when she try to talk like male character. The only reason I continued is because of Sydney’s story.

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Narration

Sidney Sheldon was a master. It's too bad you couldn't find a narrator that did him proud.

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Good

Loved it to the core. My book by Sidney. Planning to read another book by Sidney.

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Great Book

I typically do not read this kind of books, but it was recommended to me by boyfriend. I am pleased I took the time to listen to this audiobook. I highly suggest you read it.

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  • Kate Steventon
  • 03-18-19

Love this book

Love Sidney Sheldon. have read this book twice and once on audible. NOW for another

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-04-19

Do not bother to buy

I can not put into words how bad to it was to listen to Sidney Sheldons If
Tomorrow Comes . To listen to the book been narrated Nancy La Scala put me to sleep

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  • H.A.B.
  • 09-18-18

GREAT STORY ...

this book is a a great thriller of how life can treat you badly when you are unfortunate to cross the wrong people BUT it also shows how revenge can give great satisfaction to those who stand up against ill treatment and how life can take a turn ...

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  • Kirsty
  • 06-25-18

Loved it! One of my all time favourite books

So happy that this was available on audible, I must have read this book at least a dozen times. Not too sure about the narrator to start with but it did fit once I got used to the American accent. Lots of twists and turns and it never fails to be a good story. A book of revenge and excitement from beginning to end.