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Publisher's Summary

Now a USA Today best-seller.

What do you do when you discover your super-hot blind date from months ago is now your super-hot Russian lit professor? You overthink everything and pray for a swift end to your misery, of course! 

Kissing Tolstoy is the first audiobook in the Dear Professor series, and it can be listened to as a stand-alone. A shorter version of this story was entitled "Nobody Looks Good in Leather Pants" and was available via Penny Reid's newsletter for free over the course of 2017.

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In love with Tolstoy


I love Penny Reid. All the books I’ve read of hers, have been awesome. Kissing Tolstoy is no different, although maybe better. The story is so compelling and funny and smart. Anna is a riot, so smart and sarcastic. I love her. Luca is a little tortured, like a character in a russian novel. It’s a slow burn romance, so satisfying And funny. It’s hilarious, actually. So incredibly well written. So intelligent and addictive. The narration is awesome, Fiona Fisher did an amazing job. I could listen to her forever. And Steven Dexter is so intense and seductive. It is an incredible audiobook. I see myself listening to this story many, many times. I truly loved it. I would give it 6 stars, because 5 are not enough. It’s a masterpiece.

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Loved it!

I couldn’t have picked two better narrators. They both made this story come alive. They were a perfect fit! This is one of my favorite Penny Reid books. I’ve loved it since I read part 1 in her news letter. I just wish the book was longer and had more Luca point if views.

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"5 - torchured, aching kissing Stars!"

Loved this book, the writing, characters and narrative!
Read it!
Listen to it!
Enjoy it!

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Hot for Teacher

Anna and Luca's story is complex and complicated. They truly should not be together yet--but you want them to be together as soon as possible. The push and pull of their relationship is only enhanced by the quirkiness of Anna and the resolve of Luca. I love Penny's writing. I love Fiona's first foray into narration. I thing Stephen Dexter did an excellent job with Marriage of Inconvenience but I think someone else might have been a better choice for this one. #smart romance #quirkyheroine #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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Fantastic book - I’m obsessed!

I love this book so dearly. I did enjoy the female narrator’s performance more so than the male narrator’s because his reading of Anna’s dialogue felt a bit jarring and pulled me out of the story somewhat, but not enough to stop me from loving this entire book. Can’t wait to listen again!

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No, Springfield, Transylvania!

Penny Reid is an autobuy for me, and I’ve never been disappointed. This is yet another home run, and I’m wishing Anna was my girlfriend, except that she dwarfs my intellect, and, although I’m pretty well-read, it’s in different genres than hers, obviously (this is a romance, after all). I don’t know where Penny finds these awesome narrators. Fiona Fischer did a fantastic job expressing Anna’s quirky personality. I loved it. I don’t normally award 5 stars, but I can’t seem to stop giving them to Penny Reid.

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Loved this story!

Anna and Luca have a push and pull relationship. She gets an email address from a friend so she can set up a blind date. Unknowingly, she emails the wrong person. Luca shows up and they get along great until she gets cold feet and runs out on him. Then she shows up for a class in Russian Literature and guess who is her professor - Luca! Anna is 10 years younger than Luca and he has some family problems to work out. Anna is insecure and thinks there's a school policy against dating professors. I loved the way Penny Reid is able to bring real life to the story. The dialogue is funny and brought to life by the wonderful narration of Fiona Fischer and Stephen Dexter.

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Love Penny, Dislike the Narrators

I love Pennys work and this one was very enjoyable. Its not a Winston book but it was fun! Maybe read this one instead of listen. Maybe Joy Nash should just read all of Pennys books. I enjoy her male and female voices. These two, not so much. Especially Stephen doing a female voice. It sounded drag and distracted from the moment. Depending on the cost it might be better to buy this book instead of using a credit since is only a 5 hour read.

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Fun, sexy, and a quick listen.

It was engaging! And fun. If you like Penny Reid, this is a "quicky". Love it!

Is this knitting in the city, Marie's cousin?

She make reference to a cousin Marie in the Chicago...

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just my kind of nice

I adored the story of this book but hearing the audio brought the story to life even more. Fiona Fisher captured Anna's personality perfectly. Stephen Dexter was perfect as brooding Luka. Here's hoping to hear more from them as this series unfolds.

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Awful book from a great author

I love Penny Reid. I hate this book. From what I’ve gathered, it was written as a serial and released gradually over time in the author’s newsletter for free, then put together as a book with proceeds going to charity for a time, then I can only imagine they thought they may as well put it out there as a general release as they might as well get more money from it. Rubbish! You can tell it was free. All the positive reviews on Audible are doing the author a complete disservice because her other work is consistently 4 or 5 stars for me, and are so much better than this.

Penny Reid is a talented author with great characters in nearly all her other stories, but this book is underdeveloped, full of holes, with tonnes of talking about what the characters feel but completely and utterly failing to make you, the reader, feel it too. That together with the try-hard way that the book tried to tell the reader how incredibly clever the characters are, that they’re special and the relationship is like a literary classic love story (it’s really not), and how it referred to loads of research the author had evidently done into Russian literature at the cost of the actual plot made it a completely unsatisfying read. Poetic declarations do not make a convincing relationship. The book was also far too short to really explore anything.

Ohhhhh Penny. I never thought I’d say this, but I’m returning this and asking for my credit back. I’m looking forward to your next release though (..so long as it’s a normal book and not a serial release)