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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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    ae in vir virginia 11-04-12
    ae in vir virginia 11-04-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Wonderful book, one I'll listen to again"
    Where does Envy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Envy has quickly become one of my favorite Audible listens.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Envy?

    Wonderful plot and beautifully written. The author's voice was spot-on and the perfect plot was enhanced by skillful writing.


    What about Victor Slezak’s performance did you like?

    Victor Slezak's reading of the book was perfect.


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    Chris Hamilton, OH, United States 10-27-12
    Chris Hamilton, OH, United States 10-27-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Intriguing but sometimes confusing"
    Where does Envy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 10%


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mike for his honesty and devotion to Parker when at times Parker was difficult.


    Have you listened to any of Victor Slezak’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I have not.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Parker's friendship with Sheila.


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this book. Just note it is a book within a book and sometimes it is a bit confusing if you are in the current book or the book being described as "Envy" written by Parker.<br/>

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    Dusty 10-27-12
    Dusty 10-27-12

    Commuter! Vancouver to White Salmon 140 miles round trip, perfect place to listen to books on tape!

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    "Great Story, Twists and Turns and Love Interest"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    The number of characters was great. Victor really brings life to each and everyone of them. I was able to keep track simply by the way Victor reads the story.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    Subject matter? Well I've always mystery stories, and I happened on Sandra Brown audio books just recently. But now I'm addicted to audiobooks and specifically Sandra Brown novels. Overall, I'm a diehard fan now that I found them read by Victor.


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    Great mix of characters and the author keeps us on our toes.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    Wrong? Wow nothing was wrong! I could listen to this story a hundred times as long as Victor is doing the talking I listen.


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    janeh 10-18-12
    janeh 10-18-12
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    "Great story!"

    Kept my attention the entire time. Loved the plot and all the twists and turns. The characters were very interesting and just when you thought you knew what was going on...you didn't. Performance was excellent and overall it was very enjoyable.

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    Jessica Noble, OK, United States 10-12-12
    Jessica Noble, OK, United States 10-12-12 Member Since 2013
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    "What a story!"

    Wow. This was a engaging suspense with fabulous plot twists. So many wonderful elements to this book!

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    Donna 10-09-12
    Donna 10-09-12
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    "Amazing"

    I thought the writer was a genius to have woven the story the way she did: stories from the past mixed in with people from the present and then tied together with characters in a book. I am trying not to give the story away. You will just have to read it. It was a great read and the narration was absolutely excellent.

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    Hinerangi Hamilton, New Zealand 10-08-12
    Hinerangi Hamilton, New Zealand 10-08-12
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    "Still a favorite author"
    What made the experience of listening to Envy the most enjoyable?

    The narrator's use of his voice to emphasize strategically.


    Which character – as performed by Victor Slezak – was your favorite?

    Parker Evans


    Any additional comments?

    My first audible book that I've listened fully to. The narrator along with the story line kept me hooked to listening.

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    DAVID Avoca Beach, Australia 10-02-12
    DAVID Avoca Beach, Australia 10-02-12 Member Since 2017
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    "A riveting read."
    Would you listen to Envy again? Why?

    No, I know the ending so it wouldn't be as exciting.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Envy?

    The scene between Parker Evans and Noah in the old mill at the end of the book


    Have you listened to any of Victor Slezak’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I love the narration of Victor Slezak, in fact I sometimes choose my books when I know he is the narrator.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Maybe when you learn of how Parker Evans ended up in a wheelchair


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed this book very much.

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    David Warranyte, Australia 09-30-12
    David Warranyte, Australia 09-30-12
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    "TERRIBLE - The wettest most predictable tripe ever"
    What would have made Envy better?

    A less predictable story line, some character depth and perhaps an ending that was not so obvious


    What was most disappointing about Sandra Brown’s story?

    This was as soppy as Mills and Boon


    What didn’t you like about Victor Slezak’s performance?

    Mispronunciation of words


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

    I laughed out loud at some of the more ridiculous parts of this book.


    Any additional comments?

    Terrible!

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    Heather 09-28-12
    Heather 09-28-12
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    "Surprised - very good"

    I really enjoyed this book. I have never read any Sandra Brown books before but will now because of this book.

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