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Twist of Fate

Narrated by: Nellie Chalfant
Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4 out of 5 stars (444 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Cloistered as a faculty member at a small college, beautiful Hannah Jessett can almost forget her family heritage. Few know she's the niece of Elizabeth Nord, the legendary anthropologist who stunned the world with her revolutionary work, until her aunt dies, leaving Hannah in sole possession of her priceless unpublished journals.

But Hannah has other matters to contend with. Her brother's company is about to be destroyed by Gideon Cage, a wealthy entrepreneur with a notorious reputation in the boardroom, and the bedroom.

When she confronts Gideon, all she sees is a powerful man with a fast smile and soft eyes. Yet before she can catch her breath and really understand this puzzle of a man, her whole world is suddenly threatened: her brother, her aunt's legacy, her heart, and her life!

©1986 Jayne Ann Krentz (P)2007 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Krentz's storytelling shines with authenticity and dramatic intensity." (Publishers Weekly)

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Okay

This is clearly one of Jayne's earlier works. No cell phones, computers, email, etc. in the story. It was a little cheezy and I never felt the connection between the main characters. Parts of it were difficult to listen to because it was so unrealistic. I used it while walking with my iPod and it was oaky for that.

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Good Plot

I enjoyed listening to this book. Not a hugely complicated plot but kept me interested through the entire book. It was a nice balance between a mystery and a formula romance. Worth the time.

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Why don't I heed to my fellow listeners?

Okay i had a bad case of reviewers doubt.i read the reviews and then i ignored the reviews thinking there was no way they could be right.they were indeed right.the performance was good but the story was lacking.if you can get it on a sale i say go for it but don't waste a precious credit on it.I learned a valuable lesson ....READ and HEED the reviews.
i am a changed person:]

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Twist of Fate

I really enjoyed this book. The story was engaging and actually had some depth. The characters were realistic and I liked them. The reader was very good. I got lost in the story and had no problem distiguishing characters. Her reading was at a very comfortable pace. I would listen to anything read by Nellie Chalfant.

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Not Jaynes best.

I picked this up on sale and am glad I didn't waste a whole creadit. The narrator was okay but the story not so much. I didn't care for the characters so that leaves me with a story that I was glad I was finished with.

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Twist of Fate

It started out strong but just didn't quite get there for me. It was ok.

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Ick

I didn't like the primary character - there was no internal logic to her thinking. Hanna was supposed to be highly sensitive toward other people, but she was judgmental and preachy. She was supposed to be highly principled and very smart about long term consequences, and yet one future she envisioned for herself was so far beyond anything principled, it was ludicrous. And she dithered, covering the same ground over and over again. Krentz's characters rarely dither. There was plenty of snappy back and forth dialog between Hanna and Gideon, but it had no spark of warmth and no playfulness. It was a surprisingly passionless novel. Just dreary.

But Nellie Chalfant was excellent and did her best to breathe life into the characters. The only reason I finished the book was because of her performance. I will look to see what other books she's narrated.

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Not a likable heroine

The main character never grew on me. Her bluntness and arrogance were off-putting. I wonder if it is the sharp way the narrator chose to speak her parts. Anyway, just no.

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Two thirds great

Last third made me wonder when it would ever end! Sad part is there is a part in the epilogue that would have made a more interesting story line for the last third and it was thrown away in the epilogue.

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Story is great, overall it is a good read

Where does Twist of Fate rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Jane Ann Krentz novels have a twist and that brings them to an interesting level in novels as a whole giving you the additional depth. Overall it ranks somewhere in the middle for me.

What other book might you compare Twist of Fate to and why?

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What do you think the narrator could have done better?

She did a good job, not sure she had as much to work with in this novel as she could have had with a richer story line.

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

Not film quality.

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