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Glitter Baby Audiobook

Glitter Baby

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Publisher's Summary

Fleur Savagar is the most beautiful woman in the world . . . to everyone but herself. With her oversized hands and paddle-boat feet, her streaky blond hair and funny green eyes, she lives a life filled with secrets that began before she was born. That was when her bewitching mother left home to find James Dean and met Errol Flynn instead. Now Fleur has to grow up quickly, and life won't make that easy.

Jake Koranda is both New York's most brilliant playwright and Hollywood's hottest actor. Difficult, talented, and tormented, he has no patience for international glamour girls, not even ones with beautiful bodies and smart-aleck mouths. But there's more to the Glitter Baby than shine, and Fleur's tougher than Jake expects. Even with the odds stacked against her, she's fiercely determined to discover the woman she's destined to be. An ugly duckling who can't believe she's turned into a swan . . . A tough-guy movie star with a haunted past . . . In a land of broken dreams, can two unlikely lovers trust their hearts?

©2009 Susan Elizabeth Phillips; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

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    patty mastracco 03-21-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Awful."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I don't know who would enjoy it.


    What could Susan Elizabeth Phillips have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Made it more realistic. Too far fetched.


    What didn’t you like about Julia Gibson’s performance?

    Too dramatic, again, not realistic.


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

    Why did I waste my credit on this book?


    Any additional comments?

    Loved all the other books from SEP. This one was terrible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    miss Manly, Australia 03-11-15
    miss Manly, Australia 03-11-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Another good one from SEP"

    Another good one from SEP. quite convoluted and some of the characters a little far fetched but all-in-all an entertaining romance.

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    Margarita New York, NY 07-27-14
    Margarita New York, NY 07-27-14 Member Since 2017
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    "Good but not great"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Yes, I would cut most of the scenes with her mom! She is such an unlikable character and a good third of the book is about her which is disappointing because Fleur is a solid woman and I wanted to know more about her and Jake, who could have also been more intricate than he was presented.


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    Cat Murphy, NC, United States 04-06-13
    Cat Murphy, NC, United States 04-06-13
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    "Couldn't get in to it..."

    I was disappointed in the quality of the recording, couldn't get into the story. Music kept interrupting out of the blue and kept me sidetracked from what was happening in the book. Plus the story was very scattered....

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    Suzy Black Morro Bay, CA USA 03-20-13
    Suzy Black Morro Bay, CA USA 03-20-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Good book, less than sterling narration"

    I have loved almost every SEP book I've read - and I've read almost all of them. One exception is Glitter Baby. While I was happy that I read/listened to it, the narration was annoying and made me not enjoy the listen. The narrator whines a lot - or at least draws out her words so that they sound whiney. I realize that she has very big shoes to fill in the narration; Anna Fields was arguably just the best, specially for SEP banter. A SEP fan will enjoy the book, but may have to get beyond the narrator to truly enjoy this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth archdale, NC, United States 02-22-13
    Elizabeth archdale, NC, United States 02-22-13
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    "Took much focus on Vietnam"
    Any additional comments?

    The novel starts off great, i love the throw back to old hollywood, the last few hours of the book begin to feel like the story shifts too much to the psyche of the male lead character and the female lead becomes a typical desperate lady left in the lurch for my tastes. Overall i enjoyed this book, i have listened to it twice. But again, the shift in the story in the last few hours just lost my interest.

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    Amazon Customer United States 12-28-12
    Amazon Customer United States 12-28-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Worst SEP book ever"
    Would you try another book from Susan Elizabeth Phillips and/or Julia Gibson?

    I've bought several SEP books and love them for their wit and romance. Five hours of listening and I haven't encountered either. It's not necessarily bad, but it's not good either. It is NOTHING like the previous books in the so-called series (I have no idea why it's even listed as part of the series) and it's nothin like her Stars Series either.


    What was most disappointing about Susan Elizabeth Phillips’s story?

    There is NO humor like most of her books. Plus, the book randomly stops to play some 70's porn like music.


    Did Julia Gibson do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    The narrator wasn't bad.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    Cut out the first two hours of back story and add the humor we're use to seeing in SEP books.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste the credit. I saw some bad reviews and thought it couldn't be that bad, but yes, it IS THAT bad. And I'm only half way through it. Hopefully it will improve.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lorrie Gibsonia, PA USA 10-30-12
    Lorrie Gibsonia, PA USA 10-30-12
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    "Left me wanting more! Great story....."
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    Story, and the performance..of the reader was captivating. Kept my interest the entire time.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    Yes


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    Wonderful details


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    Nothing


    Do you have any additional comments?

    Really enjoyed this book!

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    Verna 10-21-12
    Verna 10-21-12
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    "Really Enjoyed!"

    This was one of those books that I was sorry to see end. It started a bit slow and got better and better. I laughed out loud in parts which is not easy to make me do. It was entertaining and I now look forward to reading other books by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Hope they are as entertaining as this one was!

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    Jennifer Windsor, Australia 09-26-12
    Jennifer Windsor, Australia 09-26-12 Listener Since 2007
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    "Love SEP, but this one is a dud"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No problems with the narrator, but the story....

    Dialogue was unrealistic - cringe-creating at it's best; throw the ipod across the room at it's worst. Characters were boring! There were several times I wanted to just listen to the news and give up on the book, but I struggled through. The ending - not worth it.

    This is NOT indicative of SEP's other books. This one was a 3 on a scale of 10; the others were all 8+.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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