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Publisher's Summary

Affair introduces Charlotte Arkendale, an industrious young woman who provides a very special service. Wealthy women hire her to check the qualifications of their suitors. When one of Charlotte’s loveliest clients is murdered, she hires the darkly handsome Baxter St. Ives to be her assistant and bodyguard. But as they pool their powers of deduction and begin to investigate the mysterious circumstances surrounding the murder, they also uncover the force of a powerful, and mutual, chemistry. Liberally laced with passion, the intrigue swirls, and the plot thickens around Charlotte and her handsome colleague.

©1997 Jayne A. Krentz (P)1997 Recorded Books, LLC

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Marvelous, Witty, and Unbelievable Destiny!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I have read and listened to a great number of Amanda Quck's offerings, and this one is so different from the others that it was like a breath of fresh air. Not to say I don't enjoy all of her books, I do, but this one is so different! Yes, I would recommend it to anyone who wants a good listen.

What other book might you compare Affair to and why?

A comparison does not come to mind, this book takes all of the cliché of romance novels, and turns them into great entertainment. So I guess the whole thing is that there is no comparison in my library!

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

I have just recently listened to Wicked Widow by Amanda Quick also done by Ms Rosenblat. She is a marvelous reader, and lends more dimension to the characters of the book. I am looking forward to getting more of her readings in the near future.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes! I have a terrible time putting the iPod down and getting about other things when I start a book, and this one was no exception. It was marvelous!

Any additional comments?

The wit in this book was wonderful. The dissertation of the old butler on the scream in the laboratory had me giggling at odd moments for the rest of the day!

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Not a bad story but bad recording

Would you consider the audio edition of Affair to be better than the print version?

No. And it's sad because it could have been.

Any additional comments?

This was a classic Amanda Quick novel. And i wanted to love the audio. The narrator was good, the story was good, and if they had given the guy coughing in the background for a good portion of the book at random times a cough drop it would have been a five star read for me.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Teresa
  • NAMPA, ID, United States
  • 08-04-15

Typical Amanda Quick, you like them or you don't.

As much as Amanda Quick's books are all similar, I still buy them and read them so they must have something that keeps me coming back. This book was not one of my favorites by this author but still good if you can get past the narrator. While Barbara Rosenblat isn't a bad narrator she does sound like an old smoker and doesn't fit the part of the main character. I have never been a big fan of her readings. Also the actual recording would have background noise such as someone coughing or ticking noise, but it is mild. Good for a sale if you like regency romances.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Jan
  • MKE
  • 07-09-16

The men of St Ives do everything with style

Another Quick novel that stands the test of rereading.
Two strong minded people who don't trust romantic attractions and also have learned to carve their own way in the world, come together because of a murder. There is lots of situational and conversational humor, and a swashbuckling envisioning near the end.
If you are lucky enough to get the audio, you will be glad that Barbara Rosenblatt is the audio performer.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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A pale shadow of her other book otherwise engaged.

This book had such a similar premise to the author's other book, otherwise engaged, that I almost gave up on it after the first couple of chapters. But I pressed on, hoping that the story would be redeemed. It was not her best work. Unless you really like the genre, and will read anything of this. period,, I would forgo this book. I must also comment on the narrator whose voice I felt was a bit distracting and not as refined as I felt it should have been. I had the impression that the main character, Charlotte, was much older than her 20+ years.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Okay, and lots of background noise

Is there anything you would change about this book?

It was too slow and almost predictable in many points. I would have liked to have a more complicated story line.

If you’ve listened to books by Amanda Quick before, how does this one compare?

This is not the best Amanda Quick book I've purchased. There are many more that are more compelling and entertaining. It would take a great deal to measure up to Mistress, which is my favorite.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Barbara Rosenblat?

This book needs a less gruff voice. This narrator has an issue with breathing sounds which are distracting at best and irritating at worst.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

no

Any additional comments?

There is quite a bit of backgound noise on this recording. I hear people talking, laughing, and coughing. I usually listen with headphones while traveling, so it is even more irritating.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • D. Sheff
  • Inkster, Michigan United States
  • 05-18-18

A worthy effort although somewhat overlong.

I enjoy Barbara Rosenblat and she does a very fine job with the narration. I did not notice the background noise being as severe as some have reported but at one very intense moment there was noise that sounded like a cd laser hitting a damaged section of the disc. This was highly annoying and audible owes their listeners better quality.

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ok

The narrator as always was fantastic the story however was not one of my favorites by Amanda Quick. I had a hard time connecting with the characters.

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Crime Solving Romance

If you could sum up Affair in three words, what would they be?

Love the characters. Amanda Quick delivers a story that kept my interest. Romance while solving a murder is a great balance.

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eh

Don't know why this book bugged me, but it did. Had a hard time finishing it but finally did.