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The Great Escape Audiobook

The Great Escape

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Publisher's Summary

Instead of saying "I do" to Mr. Irresistible, Lucy Jorik hitches a ride on the back of a beat-up motorcycle with a rough looking, bad-tempered stranger who couldn't be more foreign to her privileged existence. While the world searches for her, Lucy must search for herself, and she quickly realizes that her customary good manners are no defense against a man who's raised rudeness to an art form. Lucy needs to toughen up - and fast.

Her great escape takes her to his rambling beach house on a Great Lakes island. Here, she hopes to find a new direction...and to unlock the secrets of this man who knows so much about her but reveals nothing about himself. As the hot summer days unfold amid scented breezes and sudden storms, she'll encounter a passion that could change her life forever.

In this dazzling follow-up to her New York Times best seller, Call Me Irresistible, Susan Elizabeth Phillips tells the funny, touching, enchanting story of a young woman searching for her destiny...and of a damaged man who doesn't believe in second chances.

Performed by Shannon Cochran

©2012 Susan Elizabeth Phillips (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers

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    goldeniii Santa Monica, CA USA 08-06-12
    goldeniii Santa Monica, CA USA 08-06-12 Member Since 2012

    goldeniii

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    "Love SEP!!!"
    What did you love best about The Great Escape?

    I'm always happy reading an SEP book. She sucks me into the pages every time.


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

    While it's tough for anyone to step into Anna Fields/Kate Flemings's shoes, Shannon Cochran does an admirable job of it. She's easy to listen to.


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

    Absolutely!!


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    Aryn 08-06-12
    Aryn 08-06-12
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    "I hoped for more"

    While I truly enjoyed Ms Phillips's humor, I found the book's format predictable and I winced at the angst ("a feeling of anxiety, apprehension, or insecurity" per Merriam Webster Free Dictionary) and upset that begins this book mildly distressing.

    Also, as much as Ms Cochran is an able and talented narrator, for me she is miscast.(If I were to recast the narration, it would most likely be Xe Sands; she has that same wink-and-a-nudge intonation that Anna Fields used to such wondrous effect.)

    I do not mean to disparage either Phillips as a remarkably talented author nor Cochran as an able narrator; it is just that I could have spent the time with a different book and not felt a loss. I have read some of her other books, I knew what to expect. And I'd hoped for more. Judging from other reviews, obviously YMMV.

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    Kathy Los Angeles, CA, United States 08-06-12
    Kathy Los Angeles, CA, United States 08-06-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Disappointing"

    I am a huge SEP fan and I found this book to be very disappointing. The characters were boring and I could barely get through it. I kept thinking it would get better, but sadly it did not. There was little chemistry between any of the characters and the side bar story was distracting and added little to the overall plot. The humor, so much a part of SEP stories was lacking. Don't waste your time/money on this one.

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    Leslie EAST HARTFORD, CT, United States 08-06-12
    Leslie EAST HARTFORD, CT, United States 08-06-12
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    "Another hit"
    Would you listen to The Great Escape again? Why?

    Another well executed story with all the expected SEP charm. Not only would I listen to it again, I already have, several times. Any fan of her series will definitely enjoy this new addition.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Panda, except fpr his name. He was strong, lovable, and everything you'd expect.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    A few times her character accents warbled, but generally I like her.


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

    Yes, but it was too long. I had to break it up.


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    Margaret 08-06-12
    Margaret 08-06-12
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    "So Sad"

    LoveSEP books..any narrated by Anna Fields....I own and listen to them all regularly.This new one is really awful,,not sure if I don't like the story, narrator, but I am sad it was written by my favorite writer. I think her genious died with poor Anna. So sad.

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    Lilian Seattle WA United States 08-06-12
    Lilian Seattle WA United States 08-06-12 Member Since 2011

    I love getting lost in the world of books! There is so much creativity to be enjoyed. Basically, a book is a daily vacation for me :)

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    "Absolutely entertaining!"

    SEP never disappoints! I was hesitant because I was so used to Anna fields narration of her books but Shannon was excellent.

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    Terri La Porte, IN, United States 07-29-12
    Terri La Porte, IN, United States 07-29-12 Member Since 2014
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    "loved it, its everything I expected"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Great Escape to be better than the print version?

    yes


    What did you like best about this story?

    everything and putting a romance for Lucy that is almost like the way her adopted parents met.


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

    no


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    laugh and not knowing how everything was going to turn out. Loved it


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bron Los Banos, CA, United States 07-29-12
    Bron Los Banos, CA, United States 07-29-12
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    "love this story"
    Would you listen to The Great Escape again? Why?

    absolutely, this story had many different plots to it and I just love Panda.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The banter between Lucy and Panda


    What about Shannon Cochran’s performance did you like?

    Yes


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

    Yes, very much


    Any additional comments?

    I love Susan Elizabeth Phillips writing style. Can't wait for another book.

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    wwnise Missouri 07-26-12
    wwnise Missouri 07-26-12 Member Since 2008

    wwwwwnise

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    "Great book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Great Escape to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Great Escape?

    (spoiler) I loved when Lucy told panda she was pregnant and then hung up on him


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

    I have not, but she does a great job


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The great book now a great moive


    Any additional comments?

    Character ,characters is what makes books great and this book is full of great characters. I have listened to or read all of Susan's other books and Lucy is my favorite female from her books panda is close to the top ( I still love dallie beauine)



    What a great read




    Wanda

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    Donna A Massachusetts 07-26-12
    Donna A Massachusetts 07-26-12 Member Since 2008

    DJA

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    "Somewhat disappointed"
    Any additional comments?

    This is the story picks up just as Lucy Jorik decided to run out on her wedding and jump on the back of a beat-up motorcycle to embark on The Great Escape. The Great Escape take her to Great Lakes island where she hopes to find direction for her life and where she meets a dark brooding man name Panda with a mysterious past.

    The book was not as fun as Call Me Irresistible but since I was listening to it in the car – it entertained me. What struck me was I felt like I already read many of these story lines in other SEP books; such as going to the Great Lakes in Michigan (This Heart of Mine), Mike and Brie we dislike us theme (Natural Born Charmer), Temple – the overzealous fitness guru ( Match Me if You Can).

    The one redeeming factor was that Shannon Cochran narrated this books and I enjoyed almost as much as I did Call Me Irresistible.

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