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Love Walked In

Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
Series: Cornelia Brown, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
4 out of 5 stars (242 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Award-winning poet Marisa de los Santos crafts an irresistibly touching debut novel. Love Walked In is a contemporary tale, steeped in nostalgic, cinematic charm, of love in all its forms.

Unapologetically idealistic about love, Cornelia Brown appears to catch the break of a lifetime when the dashing Martin Grace, her own personal Cary Grant, comes strolling into her life. But it is Martin's connection to 11-year-old Clare Hobbes that touches Cornelia's heart in ways she never imagined.

©2005 Marisa de los Santos (P)2006 Recorded Books, LLC

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  • Carla
  • Laramie, WY, United States
  • 11-13-18

Witty and Heart Warming

Jennifer Ikeda IS Cornelia Brown, one of the novel's main characters. Even reading the sequel in print, I could hear Ikeda's rendition of Cornelia speaking in my head. Her bubbly voice perfectly fits Cornelia, who is witty, a hopeless romantic, and such a relatable, likeable character that I almost jumped for joy. Claire, the other protagonist, a bright, serious, and lonely 11 year old who strives for order, is another well-rounded, well-written female character who instantly found her way into my heart. The dramas in this novel, which are for the most part the ordinary dramas of lives colliding, are given to us in such lovely, goofy, (mostly) believable packaging. I found that even when characters were driving me CRAZY or clearly doing the wrong thing, I could totally understand where they were coming from, which is a rare gift in storytelling. There isn't much about this story that's challenging. It's a good book to curl up in bed with and nurse a cup of tea.
#charming #wittyromance #charmingchicklit #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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Glad I had the paper book as well

Enjoyable story, but I was hoping for more focus on Clare. I did not enjoy the background noises, shuffling, laughing and swallowing of saliva. Also I imagined Dr B kinder than she interpreted it. Clare was read beautifully

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Better when read instead of listened to

What disappointed you about Love Walked In?

"Belong to Me" is one of my favorite books, so I thought another one by the same author would be a no-brainer. After listening for a couple chapters, I realized I had read this book sometime in the past. I don't think I finished the book either.

If you’ve listened to books by Marisa de los Santos before, how does this one compare?

I've only read books by her before.

What didn’t you like about Jennifer Ikeda’s performance?

The voice she used for Martin made me nuts every time I heard it! It totally didn't fit with his "movie star" gorgeous persona.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment.

Any additional comments?

I love Claire's character, but the rest are too "dreamy" to be believable.

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maudlin

Tiresome. Trite. Dimestore philosophy and literary references that add nothing to story. A few cute scenes and characters wrapped around sentimental cliche.

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  • Marenghi
  • castaic, CA, United States
  • 09-16-11

Dreadful audio quality

While the story was lovely and the characters engaging the whole book was ruined by poor audio quality. There were constant "breakthrough" laughs and chatter. Bad form for an expensive book.

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REALLY good!!

After the other reviews I was hesitant to get this but I REALLY liked it! The narrators both capture the characters, the thoughts, the emotions, the tone. Cornelia is at first surprisng, and yet once you get to know her, the narrator sounds just like you think Cornelia should. And Claire's narrator,not a child at all, portrays the thoughts and feeling perfectly. There are some very poignant thoughts and the narrators really do bring to life the main characters. The interepretation of the male voices was not as great (especially Tao) but they're passable. The story is simple and yes, predictable, but the thoughts and the observations throughout are interesting, sweet, and touching and, I thought, worth the experience.

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it must have been recorded in someone's basement

the recording quality is terrible. sounds like it was recorded in someone's basement with a party in the background. story too wordy and predictable.

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Big Love!

This is a heart opener!!! Love walks in when we open the door with our hearts not our heads! Love Big!! Amy

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Great Story! One of the narrators not so great

I loved this story- it was my first book by this author and I like her complex characters. The narrator who did the voice of Claire, however, was not very professional- there was a lot of background noise while she read- laughing and talking in the background, it was very distracting. Other than that I’d highly recommend this story.

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One of my favorite books but recording is just OK

I love this book. It's been one of my favorites for years--the writing is wonderful! The recording, though, is just okay. The quality isn't great, and the voice of Claire misses the mark a bit. That being said, I still enjoyed it!