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Envy Audiobook

Envy

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Publisher's Summary

New York book editor Maris Matherly-Reed knows a best seller when she sees one - even if it is just a tantalizing partial manuscript submitted by a writer identified only as P.M.E., with the return address of an obscure island off the Georgia coast. Maris is intrigued enough to search for him.

Her trip to Georgia to meet the mysterious author takes her to an eerie, ruined cotton plantation, where Maris finds Parker Evans, a man confined to a wheelchair who carefully hides his past. Coaxing his novel from him chaper by chapter, Maris becomes caught up in his tale of two friends who rent a boat with a young woman for a night of sex and drinking. Only one person will return from that trip.

Disturbed about her sexual attraction to Parker and worried about her marriage to author and her co-publisher Noah Reed, Maris returns to New York, where the delivery of Parker's newest chapters convince her they are more than fiction. She wonders how well she knows her husband and begins a harrowing search for a truth that ties back to a terrifying crime and a man who will use her, or anyone, to get his revenge.

©2001 Sandra Brown Management, Ltd; (P)2001 Simon & Schuster Inc.; AUDIOWORKS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.

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    Prabal Kathleen, GA, United States 10-14-11
    Prabal Kathleen, GA, United States 10-14-11
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    "Entertaining but..."

    Overall I enjoyed the story.

    **** Spoilers ****

    I wish that Daniel had the smarts to not be alone with a guy who he didn't trust and about whom he had already received disconcerting report about. Also, Parker's good guy nature didn't jive with his actions. If he knew Noah to be a killer, he should have warned Maris (even before he fell in love with her). If he valued Celine's (Mary Catherine's) life so much how come he didn't care if Maris and Daniel were in mortal danger. Especially after he pretty much knew that Noah had killed Daniel. He still sent her back that morning with no warnings. This is very incongruous with the hard outer shell with a gooey angel center of the man who couldn't even get himself to kill his worst enemy image that the author was trying to project. Also, how could Maris be so stupid? She waited to talk to her father after finding out about Noah's true nature! And she is supposed to be a smart and sharp business woman. Come on. She was hurt emotionally and physically by the guy. Then she leaves her old dad with no indications of Noah's malevolence and runs of to Parker! That is very improbable and only reason it was done to add more 'spice' to the story. To tug at the reader's emotions when Daniel dies but it is completely unbelievable.

    To me the author fails to keep Parker's, Maris and Daniel's character real. It's a shame. I would have wanted to read more from this author if it weren't for the above reasons.

    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Bette 09-06-15
    Bette 09-06-15

    I listen to novels for distraction and entertainment and rate them on the experience, not literary merit. I prefer to read good literature.

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    "Just Plain Fun!"

    Envy is a thriller with nothing much to solve- Sandra Brown telegraphs every plot twist in the first three chapters, which makes her a genius because my interest never wavered while listening to this production. It's a character driven story. Each of the main characters is a cliche straight out of the Nora Robert's software kit- and yet....Envy is fast paced, utterly engaging and Brown is so talented, she makes these characters fresh, convincing and memorable.

    I don't get it ....but I enjoyed every minute of Envy - and you will, too.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    bluebelle 03-18-12
    bluebelle 03-18-12 Member Since 2015

    When I clean, drive or exercise I listen to romance. The steamier the better but it must have a great story as well!

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    "Blew me out of the water!"

    I was really surprised by how much I loved this story! I loved all of the twists and turns, I never saw them coming. I loved each character, they were so well developed that you felt attached to each one. The story may seem a little confusing at first because of the flashing back and forth through time. However, this really must be done so that you can form your own idea of what is happening, without being led by the characters. This is a must in my opinion! Defiantly a good read while in the car or doing monotonous work. You want to listen to this story when you can fully focus on it. I listened while doing the dishes after dinner, it always gave me the most vivid dreams.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah 03-11-03
    Sarah 03-11-03
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    "Envy"

    One of the first audio books I have not been able to "put down". The ability to hold one's interest as she weaves from "sub-story" to "sub-story" is phenomenal. Definitely a 5 star book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 01-16-03 Member Since 2002
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    "Envy"

    This was a great book. The ending was anything but predictable! I couldn't stop listening.

    12 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara 06-16-14
    Barbara 06-16-14
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    "No thanks: A waste of time."

    Sorry to be one of the only naysayers, but this book is so shallow that I can't continue listening to it. Its cardboard characters include over-the-top, really-evil villains sneaking around and manipulating and blackmailing upstanding people who may not be perfect but have integrity and are, for the most part, sympathetic characters. Everybody seems to be sexually charged, and some of them are hopping in the sack on a regular basis. The plot, with its flashbacks, etc, doesn't engage me at all. Think goofy soap opera. Call me cynical, but I'm guessing this plot-driven story was written specifically to be a bestseller. Obviously this is what happened, because a lot of people have given it rave reviews. Whatever...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Greg 06-28-12
    Greg 06-28-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Book, Hard to Classify"
    Where does Envy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the better books I've read as a "one-off;" i.e. not part of a series.


    What did you like best about this story?

    When I chose it, I thought this book was in the mystery category. Half way through, I thought it was a "chick" book. While reading the sex scenes, I thought it was soft porn. In the end, I assigned it to the category of "literature." (Literature is my catchall for books I like and can't otherwise categorize.) Narration is excellent.


    Any additional comments?

    I'll read more of Brown's work narrated by Slezak. I recommend this one as worth the time and credit/$.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Kinards, SC, United States 10-06-11
    Karen Kinards, SC, United States 10-06-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Worst audiobook yet!"

    This book is terrible. I have liked Sandra Brown in the past, but I will hesitate before wasting a credit on another book by her. The plot involves a book within a book and both of them are shallow, pointless and badly written. The narrator makes it even worse, if it's possible, by doing some very bad accents and making everyone sound really old and dim-witted, even during scenes that are meant to be sexy. I have been listening to audible books for about 3 years and this is the first one bad enough to prompt me to write a review.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer United States 09-19-10
    Amazon Customer United States 09-19-10 Member Since 2010
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    "LOVED IT!!! Another Great Sandra Brown Novel"

    I am a huge Sandra Brown fan and I have read almost all of her books and I am rarely disappointed. Envy did not let me down. The story within the story was great. You can kind of foreshadow what's to come, but there are lots of little twist that you don't see coming. And I have to say, being a huge fan of Audible.com that Victor Slezak is a great narrator. He has narrated several of Ms. Brown's books and the way he can switch accents and voices makes you believe there are different people talking and takes you inside the book.
    I saw some of the bad reviews so I was afraid Ms. Brown might let me down this time, but apparently those people were looking for a different kind of book. I don't like Sci-Fi so I know I'm not going to go buy a Sci-Fi novel. Sandra Brown writes Romance and Suspence novels, if you don't like those types of novels, this isn't for you. So don't write a bad review because you purchased a novel that you won't like to begin with. When you read Ann Rice, expect bloody vampire scenes and don't be offended when you read them. When you read Sandra Brown or Joan Collins, expect sex scenes and if that offends you, then don't read them. And certainly don't give them bad reviews because you wasted your money buying a novel that wasn't you're cup of tea in the first place. Ms. Brown, ENVY, was perfection as always!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Marie Allentown, PA, United States 02-20-10
    Marie Allentown, PA, United States 02-20-10 Member Since 2012
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    "GET IT!!"

    This book was great!! I listen to audiobooks when I run and I did 20 extra miles this month just to learn what happens next!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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