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Lessons Learned

Narrated by: Nellie Chalfant
Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4 out of 5 stars (373 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Publicist Juliet Trent never mixes business with pleasure, but her newest client, charming ladies-man and chef Carlo Franconi, is determined to whet her appetite for love.
©1986 Nora Roberts (P)2007 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"[Nora Roberts is] a word artist, painting her story and characters with vitality and verve." (Los Angeles Daily News)

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Recommended

I first read this story more years than I'd like to count ago. It was good then and it is good now. This time I listened through Audible. The narrator was excellent which added to the story. The French Chef and the Publicist. They really are both very serious about their careers while uncertain about their personal lives. That is about to change.

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Love the characters

I am a sucker for an accent and the narrator who read in Italian was yummy. I would have followed him anywhere. Worth the read

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Nice Read

Where does Lessons Learned rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

This book rank in the middle somewhere. Not first line, but a fun listen. Sometimes, you just want a fun book that is easy and quick, this is it. It makes you laugh, and it brings pleasure. You might catch yourself smiling at parts.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Carlo Franconi was my favorite character he was so full of himself it was not funny yet you just had to like him. Mainly because he was a playboy until he got caught and fell in love, but he didn't lie to women he was what he was. He was fun. He made me laugh.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The performances were done well. I think the beginning was the best part of the book. Nothing to write home about, but I have had worse. There were times I just didn't like Juliette.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It was a short book. I think I finished it in two sittings

Any additional comments?

Books are my entertainment. I like books because they excite me, entertain me, and bring me pleasure for one reason or another. They don't always have to make sense. I don't get upset unless something in he book is just too far fetch. If the book is written well, I can find some enjoyment out of the book then the book has served it's purpose for me. It is very seldom I choose a book without reading reviews and who the narrator is. The narrator can be half the fun. If the narrator is not right you can count on having a problem with the book. This was not a great book, but I think you can find some enjoyment out of the book. It was not a wasted credit.

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Classic Roberts romance

Another classic Roberts romance brought by Audible Escape. Many of Roberts' early works have very formula-driven plots that become quite predictable. The characters' professions change (which she obviously researches well), but their romantic plot arches don't very significantly. Still entertaining, although the narrator's Italian accent was a little annoying....

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Other ratings are true

for a older book it is absolutely gelegent and proved to be one of the better romance books I have read to date.

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Great fun

For a book published about 33 years ago, it holds its own in the contemporary romance field. A female publicist and a gorgeous, talented Italian chef spend three tough weeks together on a publicity tour in the United States. With her signature sharp, witty dialogue and character development, Ms. Roberts creates an immensely enjoyable, smart, light read. Two strong, stubborn people meet head on and unwittingly walk into love. Nellie Chalfant is new to me as a narrator and I sing her praises, Voices match the characters (all of them!) and strong praise goes to her for being able to make an adult male voice sound like an adult male.