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Maybe This Time Audiobook

Maybe This Time

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Publisher's Summary

Andie Miller is ready to move on with her life. She wants to marry her fiancé and leave behind everything in her past, especially her ex-husband, North Archer. But when Andie tries to gain closure with him, he asks one final favor of her. A distant cousin has died and left North the guardian of two orphans who have driven away three nannies already, and things are getting worse. He needs someone to take care of the situation, and he knows Andie can handle anything....

When Andie meets the two children, she realizes the situation is much worse than she feared. Carter and Alice aren’t your average delinquents, and the creepy old house where they live is being run by the worst housekeeper since Mrs. Danvers. Complicating matters is Andie’s fiancé’s suspicion that this is all a plan by North to get Andie back. He may be right, because Andie’s dreams have been haunted by North since she arrived at the old house. And that’s not the only haunting....

Then her ex-brother-in-law arrives with a duplicitous journalist and a self-doubting parapsychologist, closely followed by an annoyed medium, Andie’s tarot card–reading mother, her avenging ex-mother-in-law, and her jealous fiancé. Just when Andie’s sure things couldn’t get more complicated, North arrives to make her wonder if maybe this time things could just turn out differently....

©2010 Jennifer Crusie (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    BuffyF 08-11-12
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    "Fun, not really deep but still good"

    I love the voice of the narrator but she used 'she said' and 'he said' too much, even when not appropriate and I hate that. Makes a good story horrible in my opinion.

    Beyond the "said" issue, the story is ok. It's fun, light hearted and not a deep read but entertaining.

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    Lisa Holtsville, NY United States 08-09-12
    Lisa Holtsville, NY United States 08-09-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Loved It!"

    I fell in love with the characters & didn't want the story to end! Angela Dawe is a great narrator!

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    Diane Sklensky Syracuse, NY USA 07-30-12
    Diane Sklensky Syracuse, NY USA 07-30-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Hilarious Ghost Story"
    Where does Maybe This Time rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Near the top.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved North Archer for his generosity and felt deeply sympathetic toward him for his "stuckness" in his own life and what it had cost him. But Alice is also terrific in the way she stubbornly resists Andie, only to eventually succumb.


    What about Angela Dawe’s performance did you like?

    Her characterization of the different personalities made each clearly distinguishable - and brought out the humor of their individual quirks, in an affectionate way.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I loved when North finally showed up and he and Andie began really working together to solve the problem.


    Any additional comments?

    The combination of a desire to write about Alice as an adult and the difficulties of developing a Gothic atmosphere in an age of ubiquitous cell phones caused Jennifer Crusie to set this in the early 1990s - which totally worked for me, as that was when I was a similar age to her protagonists.

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    Teeyl 07-30-12
    Teeyl 07-30-12
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    "Fun and Sarcasm wrapped into suspense"
    Would you listen to Maybe This Time again? Why?

    No, it's a fun one time read.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character was the medium - I thought she was dry and funny and calm in all situations.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene was when Alice and Carter finally burned the last lock of hair from May and they were free.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Nothing moved me.


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    Delah 07-03-12
    Delah 07-03-12
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    "Ghost Story/Slapstick comedy/Romance"

    This was kind of a ghost story with slapstick comedy and a little romance thrown in. The narrator did a good job with the voices. I really like the way she portrayed the voice of North, the boyfriend of the main character, Andie.

    This isn't a story I would HIGHLY recommend but it isn't bad either. Maybe get it on sale or a two for one credit.

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    Mary CORONA, CA, United States 06-02-12
    Mary CORONA, CA, United States 06-02-12 Member Since 2011
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    "A story of family, love and... ghosts!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I fell in love with Jennifer Crusie's writing when the book, "Bet Me" was given to me. So I was anxious to read more... This book was intriguing... A mystery with ghosts (which you weren't sure were real), orphan children traumatized by these ghosts and the people who tried to help but didn't believe in ghosts. It's funny, endearing and keeps you guessing until the very end.


    What about Angela Dawe’s performance did you like?

    She has a great range of voices making it very easy to follow the conversation.


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    tammy rockport, ME, United States 04-12-12
    tammy rockport, ME, United States 04-12-12 Member Since 2015
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    "good book"
    Where does Maybe This Time rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    right at the top


    What did you like best about this story?

    surprised by the ending


    Any additional comments?

    listened to this book twice,i enjoyed it so much

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    marie San Francisco, CA, United States 02-17-12
    marie San Francisco, CA, United States 02-17-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Too Many Ghosts"

    Now, maybe I'm a wuss, but since we're talking about romance novels here, I can't imagine that I'm the only one who was apprehensive about this book because of the ghost factor. I listen to books mostly to keep me calm while driving and to fall asleep at night and, as much as I enjoyed the story, this book did not fit the bill.

    My suspension of disbelief is strong, so the ghosts in here were a little too upsetting. I had to listen to something else before bed and only listen to this book on my morning drive. The ghosts weren't so bad that I couldn't listen at all, but just bad enough to keep the book from being relaxing like I wanted. The good news though is that the story was interesting enough that I found it frustrating that I couldn't listen to it more often.

    So if you're sensitive to horror elements like I am, just thought I'd put my two cents in before you have a bad night (like I did). It's still worth the listen if you're a Crusie fan, just don't start off listening at bedtime!

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    Jennifer Morris Atlanta GA 01-10-12
    Jennifer Morris Atlanta GA 01-10-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Very enjoyable"
    If you could sum up Maybe This Time in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, mysterious, romantic


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved the scene where all the players arrive, knocking on the front door one by one while a psychic is trying to hold a seance.


    Any additional comments?

    It was fairly easy to see a lot of the stuff coming, but it sometimes made it better when it happened.

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    Shelleyaw 12-06-11
    Shelleyaw 12-06-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Light and Fluffy"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I would have gotten rid of about 100


    What about Angela Dawe’s performance did you like?

    She had a great way of sounding unimpressed when the character needed to...


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