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Bet Me Audiobook

Bet Me

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Publisher's Summary

Min Dobbs knows that happily-ever-after is a fairy tale, especially with a man who asked her to dinner to win a bet. Cal Morrisey knows commitment is impossible, especially with a woman as cranky as Min Dobbs. When they say good-bye at the end of their evening, they cut their losses and agree never to see each other again.

But Fate has other plans, and it's not long before Min and Cal are dealing with a jealous ex-boyfriend, Krispy Kremes, a determined psychologist, chaos theory, a mutant cat, Chicken Marsala, and more risky propositions than either of them ever dreamed of, including the biggest gamble of all: real love.

©2004 Jennifer Crusie; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Hurst's voice contains an energy and exuberance that leaves little doubt that she's the perfect narrator for Crusie's heartfelt comedy of errors....[A] zesty, vibrantly told tale." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Kristina Granada Hills, CA, USA 01-06-10
    Kristina Granada Hills, CA, USA 01-06-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Not bad, but I have read better."

    I enjoyed this audiobook, however the writing is definitely nothing compared to Nora Roberts or Susan Elizabeth Philips novels. When those novels are read aloud, the words seem to take on a life of their own. While the characters were great and storyline upbeat and fun, the writing (as it is read by the narrator) is distracting. The author uses the word "said" waaaaaaay too much to describe conversations between characters. It's used so much that at one point, that's all I really heard when the narrator was reading a conversation between characters. I like the storyline, characters and overall mission of the book...but it just isn't as fun to listen to. If you want a great romance author that is upbeat and fun and will get your heart racing and feeling giddy, then I suggest reading/listening to Susan Elizabeth Philips novels.

    16 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Winchester, NH, United States 07-09-15
    Amazon Customer Winchester, NH, United States 07-09-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Minerva is my hero"

    I never write reviews. I just don't see the point most of the time. I love this book though. I love Minerva's character and I understand her fears. I have listened to this book several times over the last few years and I think I will listen to it several more. It makes me laugh out loud and it makes me angry and it makes me hope.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    motown Bangor, Maine 09-29-10
    motown Bangor, Maine 09-29-10 Member Since 2017
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    "Cute, fun, lighthearted"

    This is a fun, mind-candy type of book. If you are looking for something "deep" this is not it, but boy is it fun.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    lyd 04-19-09
    lyd 04-19-09
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    "so much fun"

    This is a warm fuzzy story. I enjoyed the story, the narrator, and the ending. I recommend this to anyone who like a light, happy story. It has fun voice, funny scenes, and very fun characters. If you're a fan of romance, I think you just might like this story.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Bookbell Kansas 11-14-17
    Bookbell Kansas 11-14-17 Member Since 2009
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    "Jennifer Crusie is a Romance Genius"

    Crusie has an amazing way of weaving the tiny details about characters throughout her books. She gives them so much personality that you want them to be a part of your life. You will go through the book waiting to see who is going to say "Oh hell". Sometimes you might even find yourself rooting for the bad guy. It may seem like a boy meets girl typical romance, but Jennifer Crusie really makes you feel so much more than you'll feel from other romance writers. I will listen to this book many many times.

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    Amazon Customer SEASIDE, CA, United States 10-05-17
    Amazon Customer SEASIDE, CA, United States 10-05-17
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    "simply the best"

    fun, funny, sweet, smart... love, love, live this book! great characters, excellent writing, original story... one of my all time favorites

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    Amazon Customer 09-16-17
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    "Not the most exciting"

    I enjoyed the beginning and ending but the middle was a bit slow and repetitive.

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    Paganach 09-16-17
    Paganach 09-16-17
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    "Thoroughly enjoyable!"

    A thoroughly enjoyable story with an excellent narrator. This is one I'll listen to again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    AmazonShopper 09-15-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Just really not good"
    What would have made Bet Me better?

    Characters with more dimension. Nearly all the women were caustic they way they spoke to other people. The main character, Min, was so rude that it wasn't at all believable that she was being pursued by such a nice guy.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jennifer Crusie again?

    I'm sorry to say that, no, I wouldn't.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She tried to make the story interesting but the writing made that very hard.


    What character would you cut from Bet Me?

    Min


    Any additional comments?

    It could have been better if the story was more believable and the characters had more depth. The story was just flimsy. I read all the reviews that loved the book so I was surprised that I disliked it so much. I didn't get what they were getting out of the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kjda 09-04-17
    Kjda 09-04-17
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    "Easy Listen of a Light-hearted Romance "
    Would you try another book from Jennifer Crusie and/or Deanna Hurst?

    Probably, but nothing I would rush to experience.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    It was fine, just nothing very outstanding in regard to both story and characters. Things became a little predictable and cliche by the end, with some over-the-top elements that weren't fleshed out properly.


    What about Deanna Hurst’s performance did you like?

    I particularly liked how she conveyed when people were talking through a phone.


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend this book to romance fans looking for a very easy listen. There's not a whole lot of substance to it, and I couldn't really understand the motivations of most of the characters, but it worked well enough for light expectations. This book is like eating a plain chocolate ice cream cone: Does the trick to get you your dessert, but it's nothing special.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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