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Open Season Audiobook

Open Season

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Publisher's Summary

She's hunting for a mate and there's no more playing it safe.

Daisy Minor is bored. Worse than that, she's boring. A plain, small-town librarian, she's got a wardrobe as sexy as a dictionary and hasn't been on a date in years. She's never even had a lukewarm love affair, let alone a hot one. So when she wakes up on her 34th birthday and wonders how it is that she still lives with her widowed mom and spinster aunt while her friends have all gotten married and started families, she decides it's time to get a life - and a sex life. And as far as she can tell, good girls don't attract nearly as many men as bad ones.

One makeover later, Daisy has transformed herself into a party girl extraordinaire. She's dancing the night away at clubs, and laughing and flirting with men for the first time in, well, forever. With a new lease on her own place, it's open season for manhunting.

But on her way home late one night, Daisy sees something she's not supposed to see. Suddenly the target of a killer, she's forced to put her manhunt on hold. But the very moment she stops looking might be the moment she finds what she's wanted all along.

©2001 Linda Howington (P)2001 Simon & Schuster

What the Critics Say

"A thriller... with deftness and charm." (The Orlando Sentinel)

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    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 03-31-17
    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 03-31-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent story."

    I loved chuckling at the way prim librarian interacted with macho police chief.

    STORY BRIEF:
    Daisy the small town librarian is 34 and has always lived with her mother. She decides to get a makeover, new hair, new clothes and to start going to night clubs. Her goal is to get married and have babies. The police chief Jack goes to clubs to watch for bad guys putting date rape drugs in girls' drinks. Daisy unknowingly interacts with bad guys. She ends up being a target.

    OPINION:
    I loved something at the end that is not done enough by authors. There were a couple bad guys. We are in the heads of the bad guys as they plan and try to do bad things. They don’t know the good guys are on to them. Just before one of them is arrested, he thinks of what he will say if he is questioned. He believes he will not have a problem, but he has no idea that the good guys have all kinds of evidence against him. It was well done.

    I read the paperback several years ago and gave it 4 stars. But just now listening to the audiobook I felt it definitely was worth 5 stars.

    AUDIOBOOK NARRATOR:
    Deborah Hazlett is not a good narrator - for me. Many times I felt she was “reading fast.” She was not feeling things. Dialogue was clipped. A few times a character muttered or mumbled something. The narrator read that line in a chirpy voice. Not good interpretation. However, I was pleased that her breath noises were edited out.

    DATA:
    Narrative mode: 3rd person. Story length: 337 pages. Swearing language: strong but not often used. Sexual language: moderate. Number of sex scenes: six. Setting: 1990s Hillsboro, Alabama. Copyright: 2001. Genre: contemporary romance with suspense.

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    Shannon Hobbs Santa Clarita, CA 01-27-17
    Shannon Hobbs Santa Clarita, CA 01-27-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Engaging story, great narrator"

    This is an older book, but still really enjoyable. Some unintentional funny moments when that crazy new technology is mentioned like those computers showing up everywhere...but lots more very funny intentional moments with some sexy ones too. Excellent job by the narrator brought the story and characters too life. This is romantic suspense but it's mostly a love story.

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    N. C. Schmidt 01-14-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Delightful"

    Linda Howard is a master at combining romance with suspense. Based on previous reviews, I didn't purchase this book until I couldn't find anything else that tickled my fancy. And I'm so very glad that I did. There were parts of this story that actually had me whopping with laughter. The wrap up to the story was not Howard's best, I'll grant you that, but it certainly did not detract from the majority of the story.

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    VJ 11-13-16
    VJ 11-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good story"

    Good story, definitely some laugh out loud moments. The accent the reader used needs work though, far from believable.

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    Erin Ericksen 06-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Love it!"

    Love it! One of my favorite stories. Linda Howard is one of the best writers.

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    Amazon Customer 06-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "loved this book!"

    I truly enjoyed this book! The story was good and funny.

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    Rusty 05-20-16
    Rusty 05-20-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Classic Linda Howard"

    Open Season is a classic novel, Linda Howard at her best with romance, suspense, humor and a cute puppy. The hero Jack is a tough, experienced sheriff, yet kind and respectful to women. The heroine Daisy is smart, sassy and doesn't take crap from anyone, in spite of being a well-mannered town librarian in a small southern town.

    Such a pleasant change from too many recent "so-called erotic romances" that feature creepy alpha jerks who treat women like dirt and the stupid female wimps would allow themselves to be battered & abused. Thanks Linda!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Angel 03-19-16
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    "Great story"

    Great story with great narration. It was romantic suspenseful and funny.
    Very authentic southern charm.

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    kent 12-05-15
    kent 12-05-15
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    "Boring, Boring, Boring."
    What would have made Open Season better?

    The first hour is a woman figuring our how to do a makeover. Slow and boring. Disgusting language. Poor character development. The story was 100% predictable.


    Has Open Season turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    Would you be willing to try another one of Deborah Hazlett’s performances?

    Not a chance. The main character is supposed to be a white woman who dyed her hair blonde but the voice sounds like a black woman. I was never able to picture the character correctly.


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

    Disappointment


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    bookwmn 10-19-15
    bookwmn 10-19-15
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    "Enjoyable"
    If you could sum up Open Season in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, different, enjoyable


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this book. My sister recommended it as "a book that will make you laugh" and it did. It wasn't rocket science, but I didn't want that. I especially enjoyed Daisy getting her groove on!

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  • Helen
    Sussex
    11/17/13
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    "good read"
    What made the experience of listening to Open Season the most enjoyable?

    I really enjoyed the way the book was read


    Any additional comments?

    this is the sort of book that makes a good holiday read

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  • H
    11/10/13
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    "Big-hearted Small Town Heroine"

    I loved Daisy Minor and felt that I had lost a friend when I finished listening to the book. I got absorbed in her family, her routine and could picture her clearly. This is a "feel good" novel which holds your interest, keeps the thriller suspense going and has a satisfying ending. Beautifully read by Deborah Hazlett I will definitely read it again if I need a pick me up.

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  • pagewizz
    Staffordshire, United Kingdom
    7/3/13
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    "Daisy is on the way"
    If you could sum up Open Season in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, Scary and Witty


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Open Season?

    When Daisy bought the condoms. and the ball of fluff as the Chief calls the puppy.


    What about Deborah Hazlett’s performance did you like?

    An easy listen starts with the narrator and she was great, will listen to her again


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me laugh and cry and cringe and everything in-between.


    Any additional comments?

    I new this was good, as I have the paperback, so it was a winner already. I loved the Chief he complemented Daisy all the way. I recommend that you read this you will be laughing and crying at the same time. Now I have this on audio I will be listening again and again. Read it, its great

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