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The Girl Who Knew Too Much Audiobook

The Girl Who Knew Too Much

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Publisher's Summary

The New York Times best-selling author of 'Til Death Do Us Part transports listeners to 1930s California, where glamour and seduction spawn a multitude of sins.

At the exclusive Burning Cove Hotel on the coast of California, rookie reporter Irene Glasson finds herself staring down at a beautiful actress at the bottom of a pool. The dead woman had a red-hot secret about an up-and-coming leading man, a scoop that Irene couldn't resist. Seeking the truth about the drowning, Irene finds herself drawn to a master of deception.

Once a world-famous magician whose career was mysteriously cut short, Oliver Ward is now the owner of the hotel. He can't let scandal threaten his livelihood, even if it means trusting Irene, a woman who seems to have appeared in Los Angeles out of nowhere four months ago. With Oliver's help Irene soon learns that the glamorous paradise of Burning Cove hides dark and dangerous secrets. And that the past - always just out of sight - could drag them both under.

©2017 Jayne Ann Krentz (P)2017 Recorded Books

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    Barbara Huntsville, Alabama 05-12-17
    Barbara Huntsville, Alabama 05-12-17 Member Since 2007

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    "Earlier Review Exactly Correct"

    This is the first Amanda Quick/Jayne Ann Krentz/ Jayne Castle I have ever read about which there is nothing to recommend.

    Which is really odd because it sounds like a fascinating story. It has a retired magician wounded on stage by one of his own illusions. A heroine dressed in a wardrobe out of a Katherine Hepburn movie being chased across the country by murderer after a book of codes. I really looked forward to this book, but somehow the people who populate this story never really come to life.

    I have always liked the character driven action of this author's stories.

    This book is filled with people that seem to be interesting but not people that we really get to know. Oddly they don't seem to really connect with each other in the story.

    I know that authors, like all other human beings grow and change professionally. But this book is so far from the Amanda Quick quirky, cheerful females who face each challenge with no thought of being defeated. When these women meet the inevitable set back they start off on another solution. The main characters in the middle books seem to like each other. The people in this novel don't even know each other. Well they are polite if wary strangers.

    I agree with an earlier reviewer the narrator does do a lot of shouting. I think she is making up for the lack of drama and flat conversation. How being stalked by a murderer can make a person's conversation sound as if they are bored by the whole thing is quite a trick, but even the narrator couldn't breathe life into these people and Ms. Underwood does try.

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    Jeri 05-10-17
    Jeri 05-10-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Typical Quick..."

    Strident narration. STOP YELLING!
    Too many characters, too many side plots.
    none of the usual Quick/Krentz humor.

    The premise started well and I was looking forward to enjoying the closer to contemporary timeline and the California location, as I live there and Quick's books almost always take place in historical England.
    I love anything by Krentz/Quick/Castle so I might have been able to bear with the characters, plots and lack of humor, but the strident narration drilled the other faults into my head. The narrator has a vaguely British accent herself, which means her American accents are just grating and the odd emphasis of often used phrases (BURNING cove) make listening difficult. Tanya Eby or one of the other usual Krantz narrators might have done a better job, and made this mediocre story pleasurable.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 05-13-17

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    "1930's California?"

    While the story was good and the characters interesting, I didn't get a feel that this really took place in 1930s California. It could have easily been any other time or place. Also, having a narrator with a British accent was jarring. All characters were American, and her American accent was not convincing.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela Mt. Juliet, TN, United States 06-07-17
    Pamela Mt. Juliet, TN, United States 06-07-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Buy the book"

    I'm not sure what accent Ms. Underwood is using but it does not work at all. I'm a huge fan of Jane Ann Krentz in all her incarnations and I loved the old Hollywood time period but I just could not get past the bad narration. The story only got a two because I couldn't listen one more second. I will be returning the audio version and reading the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    chris glenn 05-16-17
    chris glenn 05-16-17 Member Since 2012
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    "need more from this period"

    loved the strong heroine WELL able to speak her mind. performers accent was confusing. where were they? in England?

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    Angie Koenig 08-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "not up to pare"

    I read Amanda quick consistently and this was her usual. storyline was silly and very predictable, writing was uninteresting but the narration was the worst. for some reason all extra characters in this California based story had new York accents with a Bronx tilt. ugh. ridiculous. and she didn't change her cadence from one character to the next and was hard to distinguish characters at times. books narrated by her will impact future purchases for me.

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    Sharon APPLE VALLEY, CA, United States 07-09-17
    Sharon APPLE VALLEY, CA, United States 07-09-17

    SM.

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    "Disappointed"

    I love Amanda Quick but this book was lacking. It didn't hold my interest. Slow moving and weak characters.

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    Kindle Customer ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States 06-04-17
    Kindle Customer ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States 06-04-17 Member Since 2009
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    "Perfectly narrated"

    This is a departure for Amanda Quick, but very well done. This is romantic suspense set in the 30's told with sly wit. I loved the story and the reader was perfect for the time period. She did male and female voices without being annoying, hard to do in my opinion. This book was just so enjoyable, sorry to reach the end.

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    Michele Golden, CO, United States 05-28-17
    Michele Golden, CO, United States 05-28-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Different"

    I found this Amanda Quick novel to be different from her usual style. It had a very interesting plot with twists and turns that I hadn't anticipated. I thought the characters were nicely created and of course the romance, as always, was great. My only negative is I am not fond of the reader. I've heard her voice before. Many of her character interpretations strike me as very shrill. I constantly keep thinking of other ways the character's voice could have been spoken because the interpretation given by this narrator does not appeal to me.

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    Mrs. Pamela Oughton Porirua, Wellington, NZ 05-28-17
    Mrs. Pamela Oughton Porirua, Wellington, NZ 05-28-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Shouted"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I probably would but the narrator was not good. I felt I was being shouted at the whole story which is a shame as really loved the book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Anna/Irene was, although Oliver was close second.
    In audio it didn't really comehrough as period it was meant to be.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Totally, see mentioned shouting.


    Did The Girl Who Knew Too Much inspire you to do anything?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I love audible

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    "Irritating narrator"

    I am English but I found the accent irritating and the American accents worse. It was a real effort to listen to and completely spoiled the story.

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