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Welcome to Temptation Audiobook

Welcome to Temptation

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Publisher's Summary

Sophie Dempsey wants to help her sister film a video and then get out of Temptation, Ohio. Mayor Phin Tucker wants to play pool with the police chief and keep things peaceful. But when Sophie and Phin meet, they both get more than they want. Gossip, blackmail, adultery, murder, vehicular abuse of a corpse, and slightly perverse but excellent sex: all hell breaks loose in Temptation as Sophie and Phin fall deeper and deeper in trouble, and in love.

©2006 Jennifer Crusie; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"A romantic comedy that adds luster to the genre, this effervescent tale will please readers who can relate to Sophie's undaunted exploration of all her desires." (Publishers Weekly)
"Funny, sexy, and wise - it's time to welcome Crusie into the pantheon of top-flight romance writers." (Kirkus Reviews)

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    katherine 05-02-14
    katherine 05-02-14 Member Since 2009
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    "No temptation"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Unsure


    What didn’t you like about Aasne Vigesaa’s performance?

    The first 30 minutes of the book were comprised of one unending sentence. No audible punctuation, no pausing and read very fast. There was no discernible differences between characterizations, making the dialogue very difficult to follow. It was exhausting.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It might be a cute story to read, but not to listen to.


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    Jennifer Chapel Hill, NC, USA 01-31-14
    Jennifer Chapel Hill, NC, USA 01-31-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Don't waste your time"

    Vapid characters, vapid storytelling, and lackluster narrating. Crusie certainly appears to have a following, but after this book, I'm not inclined to read her again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Houston, Texas USA 11-21-13
    Amazon Customer Houston, Texas USA 11-21-13 Member Since 2012

    DivaDevilDog

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    "possibly good story but had to stop listening"
    Would you listen to Welcome to Temptation again? Why?

    Not with the same narrator, it was monotone, fast even at lowest speed and no real presentation. So disappointed.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Couldn't bear listening to get into story.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Aasne Vigesaa?

    There are many good narrators, one who can tell the story and make<br/>The listening an experience. She could have been reciting the periodic table it was that monotonous.


    Any additional comments?

    Wont buy anything with this narrator. Sorry, generally I have a tolerance but it was a frustrating experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lesley caddo mills, texas, United States 11-07-13
    Lesley caddo mills, texas, United States 11-07-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Couldn't get past the narrator!"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Can't rate the story I couldn't stand the voice of the narrator. Not trying to be rude just not pleasant.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amy Beth Summers Punta Gorda, Florida United States 10-19-13
    Amy Beth Summers Punta Gorda, Florida United States 10-19-13

    Live the life you have imagined...

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    "A Fun Listen"

    I enjoyed the book, but I will not be looking for the rest of the series. Several characters were annoying, but I didn't mind the main ones.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer MANASSAS VA, United States 06-20-13
    Amazon Customer MANASSAS VA, United States 06-20-13 Member Since 2012

    Always busy - always in the car.

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    "Laughing and Loving - with a little mystery on top"
    What did you love best about Welcome to Temptation?

    The interactions between Sophia and Phin - Amy and Davey hold their own and I love the voice of Wes. The supporting cast is great and Dilly is a hoot.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters - all of them - the humor and the love story(s)


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

    I have not, but she did an amazing job on this story - bravo!


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

    I loved the pool scene - he deserved to get his ass handed to him (but I still Love him) - the dressing up in the bar scene and the first time in a bed scene - all so f-ing funny.


    Any additional comments?

    Beware - if you are drinking anything while reading this book, you might spit it all over at certain parts of this book from laughing too hard. - Don't say I didn't warn you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    A. Renea SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 04-10-13
    A. Renea SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 04-10-13 Member Since 2017

    I have a real crazy in love relationship with books!!!

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    "What is this???"

    I am confused. I mean what did I just listen to? I have attempted to listen to this off and on for quite some time and I cannot bring myself to give self inflicted torture. Nope. I won't do it to me....even if I did pay for it.

    I have no idea what the narrator is going on and on about. Her voice, inflection, everything...drives me crazy. Even still the story is so blah that all I remember is that there was a car accident. Say what??? How did I listen for 2 hours and not know any details???? This is my first time listening to both Jennifer Cruise and Aasne Vigesaa and let me say it here and now-I am NOT impressed!

    I would not recommend this full price, on a sale, and not even free. Good customers of Audible, take it from me-please do not waste your time.

    That is all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    miriam Kfar Saba, Israel 03-29-13
    miriam Kfar Saba, Israel 03-29-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Very Disappointed"
    Would you try another book from Jennifer Crusie and/or Aasne Vigesaa?

    Absolutely not!


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    If I am in the mood for a good detective story I will look for a Henry Mankell book.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The voice of the reader was very irritating sometimes.


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

    Disappointment - it was very immature both in the style of writing and content.


    Any additional comments?

    After the first fifteen minutes I couldn't continue to listen, the characters had no depth, and the dialogue was very amateurish.<br/><br/>

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    viviangrrl Berkeley, CA, United States 03-11-13
    viviangrrl Berkeley, CA, United States 03-11-13

    teri@asylum-sf.com

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    "eh - sweet but only so so"

    narrator was fine, but i just didn't get that involved in this storyline. it had some cute moments but overall was just a so-so story.

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    S. King Arlington, TX, United States 03-10-13
    S. King Arlington, TX, United States 03-10-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Small town secrets"
    Where does Welcome to Temptation rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was a good read but a little drawn out. It had mystery and love but, it had too many side stories going on.


    What other book might you compare Welcome to Temptation to and why?

    The Witness and a combination of The Husband Trap - unexpected love for those not looking for it. Murder and men who want to do the right thing. But yet very different books. With the husband trap, siblings with selfish motives and no desire to feel responsible for what they do.


    Did Aasne Vigesaa do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Did ok.....but Aimee sounded more like a man


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

    No extreme reactions. I did get upset with the younger sister Aimee for the guilt-trips she keep placing on her sister.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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