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Anyone But You Audiobook

Anyone But You

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Publisher's Summary

For Nina Askew, turning 40 means freedom - from the ex-husband whose career always came first, from their stuffy suburban home. Freedom to have her own apartment in the city, freedom to focus on what she wants for a change.... And what she wants is something her ex always vetoed: a puppy. A bouncy puppy to cheer her up. Instead she gets...Fred.

Overweight, smelly, and obviously suffering from some kind of doggy depression, Fred is light-years from perky. But for all his faults, he does manage to put Nina face-to-face with Alex Moore, her gorgeous, younger downstairs neighbor.

Alex looks great on paper - a sexy, seemingly sane, surprisingly single E.R. doctor who shares Fred's abiding love for Oreos - but a 10-year difference in age, despite his devastating smile, is too wide a gap for Nina to handle.

Ignoring her insistent best friend, some interfering do-gooders, and the ubiquitous Fred - not to mention her suddenly raging hormones - Nina thinks anyone but Alex would be a better bet for a relationship. But the more silver-haired stiffs she dates, the more she suspects it's the young dog-loving doctor she wants to sit and stay!

©2005 Jennifer Crusie; (P)2005 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Considered by many to be a romantic comedy classic....the novel is given a note-perfect reading by Susan Ericksen....Also worthy of note: the upbeat, jazzy score." (AudioFile)

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    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 09-30-08
    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 09-30-08 Member Since 2013

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    "Jennifer Crusie knows how to have fun"

    I had read "Fast Women" because is was on sale and very entertaining. So I thought I would try another by this author. what a great story with lots of laughs.
    The narrator did a great job. I understand that some of the narrators for Ms Crusie books are not as enjoyable. I suggest a listen before purchasing.
    I enjoyed this one very much and recommend

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Christine Coram, NY, USA 09-17-08
    Christine Coram, NY, USA 09-17-08 Member Since 2012
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    "Susan Ericksen Rules"

    Listen to anything that she reads! She's amazing!
    The book was good... funny at parts, REALLY funny at other parts!
    I enjoyed it! A nice "fluff" book for when I just don't feel like remembering names or dates or trying to figure out who the killer might be!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia Philadelphia, PA, USA 09-10-08
    Patricia Philadelphia, PA, USA 09-10-08 Member Since 2013
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    "As memorable as a Hollywood Classic Movie"

    Listening to this is like watching one of the great Hollywood classic movies: The characters are smart and witty, the dialogue snappy...and you'll fall in love with Fred. I will definitely be listening to this one again and again.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Deanna Costa Mesa, CA 03-19-12
    Deanna Costa Mesa, CA 03-19-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Witty and fun book."

    I thought this book was so much fun. I love a book like this that can make me laugh out loud. The dialog between the characters and the interactions with Fred cracked me up. Susan Ericksen did a really great job with the narration. Loved it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 07-18-11
    Karen 07-18-11

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    "Anyone But You"

    Not one of Jennifer Crusie's best. Rather formulaic. She can write much better. I'm glad I've read some of her other books, otherwise, I wouldn't bother reading her other books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ellen Prospect, CT, USA 11-05-09
    Ellen Prospect, CT, USA 11-05-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Cute"

    This is a cute and fluffy selection. The main characters continuing obsession with her age got to be a little annoying.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy South Beloit, IL, United States 01-03-09
    Nancy South Beloit, IL, United States 01-03-09 Member Since 2016
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    "WONDERFUL ! A must read !"

    This was the first Jennifer Crusie book I read and was "hooked" immediately. How fun to read a book and laugh while doing it ! Her characters are perfect and the narrator was wonderful ! Give me more !

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    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 06-22-17
    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 06-22-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderful story. Bad narrator."

    I love the story, but I couldn’t wait for it to be over because the audiobook narrator was awful.

    I read the paperback several years ago and laughed a lot. I recently listened to the audiobook. I didn’t laugh because I knew what to expect, but I still enjoyed the story.

    I was so drawn to the characters. I loved the slow building relationship between Nina and Alex. I enjoyed other characters as well, especially the 75 year old physically fit neighbor Norma.

    AUDIOBOOK NARRATOR - Susan Ericksen:
    I don’t like this narrator. It feels like a bossy person is yelling at me, lecturing me, nagging me. It’s jaring, irritating and stressful to listen to. There is no sweetness, softness or vulnerability in her voice. It’s loud. I don’t like monotone readers, but Susan Ericksen is too far the other way. I feel like she is overacting with artificial cheeriness, overly energetic. Her emotional interpretation of men is off. Alex sounds like a bossy female instead of a guy desiring her and wanting sex.

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    Narrative mode: 3rd person. Story length: 275 pages. Swearing language: mild including religious swear words but rarely used. Sexual language: mild. Number of sex scenes: 4. Setting: 1990s U.S. Copyright: 1996. Genre: contemporary romance, older woman younger man.

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    Lonelle Ordway 04-27-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Cute, light hearted story. Great narrator!"

    A flash back to pre-cell phone in every hand, movie watching romance. Can't say enough about the narrator. Although I have liked her more in others it was still easy to follow character switches. Overall nice way to pass a road trip!

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    Catherine 10-08-15
    Catherine 10-08-15
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    "Very funny romance"

    This is one of my favorite romances with a particularly memorable dog to provide humorous entertainment.

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