License to Thrill

A Romantic Mystery
Narrated by: Erin Mallon
Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
4 out of 5 stars (119 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

License to Thrill is a romantic adventure in the spirit of super-cool, super-sexy Agent 007!

He wasn't the man she wanted to trust... but when the stakes turn deadly, it's nice to have a hard body between her and trouble!

She wasn't the woman he expected to fall for... and he has a bad feeling a bulletproof vest isn't going to protect his heart this time!

©1997 Stephanie Bond, Inc. (P)2013 Stephanie Bond, Inc.

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Narrator spoiled this for me

I'm so glad I read this book before listening to the audio version. I love Stephanie Bond's books and loved this story when I first read it. I thought it was funny and sexy and couldn't wait to try the audiobook. But the narrator's horrid attempt at a male British accent made the hero sound more like a stuffy old English butler with absolutely no sex appeal rather than a former James Bond-type agent. I'm going to go back and read the book again just to get that image/sound out of my head! Other than ruining James Donovan for me, I thought Erin Mallon did okay and I would listen to other books read by her, as long as the hero isn't British!

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Nice Romantic Suspense

Where does License to Thrill rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

License to Thrill was an okay story. It was not the best audio book I listened to and it was not the worst. It was a nice audible to listen to on a Saturday afternoon when I had to clean the house. Something that kept my interest with a light romance.

Which character – as performed by Erin Mallon – was your favorite?

I think Erin Mallon did a nice job with this book. I have listened to other books by Erin Mallon and have become a fan. Narration is a large part of an audio book experience. The only issue I had is that Erin Mallon has always done a nice job with male voices, but with the voice of James Donovan, he sounded like a British vampire at times.

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This was a nice romance mixed with light suspense. Characters are likable. James Donavan came to San Francisco to do a job as a favor for a friend and finds himself interested in Kat McKray. Kat is a museum curator and is accused of stealing a letter from the museum and James Donovan being a retired ex-British agent takes it upon to help her and find out what Kat McCray is hiding and who took the letter.

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Light mystery, light romance

The publisher calls License to Thrill a romantic adventure, but there is very little action. This is a typical bad-guys-after-innocent-girl story, whom the good guy works to protect. It's shallow, with little intrigue but is okay because it is a book that doesn't take itself too seriously - typical Stephanie Bond.

The publisher also refers to the main male character as a "super-cool, super-sexy Agent 007!" but this doesn't come through without reading 'in between the lines' quite a bit. The female protagonist is the one aspect that is not typical - she isn't amazingly beautiful, thin, or rich. She even wears glasses. The two make the most unlikely couple, but somehow they fit.

Overall, don't have high expectations if you spend a credit on this one.

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Fun!!

romance, comedy, suspense, theft
An enjoyable spoof! Lighthearted, snarky, and great background while doing boring tasks. The publisher's blurb gives hints and there is no need for spoilers.
Erin Mallon does very well as narrator with the quirky characters and situations.

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Irritating reader

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I loved the book but the reader ruined it

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Her imitation of English accents was horrible and distracting.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Loved the story line which was ruined by the reader

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James Bond Lite

Fun, lite romance mystery. With a nod towards the iconic James Bond, this James, now retired, still can make the lady's knees weak. Good weekend read.

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awesome narration! great story! love the action!

this was a great romantic mystery that I would love to hear again. there was more action and attraction than I would have expected.

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Good Mystery & Romance Book

Kat McKray is a an art curator wrongly accused of stealing a priceless historical love letter, she has to rely on a sexy British agent, James Donovan (like 007, James Bond). They both get involved before the priceless historical love letter is stolen. When Kat become this prime suspect, James Donovan has a hard time with his feeling and solving the case. The man is infuriating, but when the stakes turn deadly, but he helps Kat solve a murder and the stolen letter. I love the audio books because I could listen to this while I cooked, cleaned and before bed.

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excellent

this book is another great one that Stephanie Bond has written. catching, funny, and mesmerizing. I recommend this book to anyone that wants a light funny but catching read...

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