By: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Narrated by:Cristine MacMurdo-Wallis
11hrs and 29 mins
The War Between the States may be over for the rest of the country, but not for Kit Weston. Disguised as a boy, she's come to New York City to kill Baron Cain, the man who stands between her and Risen Glory, the South Carolina home she loves. But unknown to Kit, the Yankee war hero is more than her bitterest enemy; he's also her guardian. And he'll be a lot harder to kill than she's figured on.Believing that Kit's a boy, Cain offers the grubby rapscallion a job in his stable. But he has no idea what he's in for, and it's not long before the hero of Missionary Ridge discovers the truth. His scamp of a stable boy is a strong-willed, violet-eyed beauty who's hell-bent on driving him crazy.
Two hard-headed, passionate people, two stubborn opponents with tender souls - sometimes wars of the heart can only be won through the sweetest of surrenders.
I am a huge fan of all Susan Elizabeth Phillips’s series and I have always admired the banter and humor in her books. They are fairly light-hearted stories, so I’m so glad I read and listen to those before I listen to this one, my problem with this book was not with the writing, in fact it was beautifully written, as all of her book are( in my opinion), my problem began the second part of the book, the characters engaged in silly hateful actions towards each other, so much dislike that just irritated me, I can understand love-hate relationships, in fact I love when the author builds anticipation, but I couldn’t put their relationship in that category, I wasn’t feeling the love part, I guess the main couple was so busy trying to show their dislike for each other that in the process they convinced me too, I felt for a big portion of the book that it was more of a hate-desired relationship. I couldn’t justified why they were so cold to each other, I guess a little more display of the true love they felt would've been nice.., But enough about what I didn’t like. I did enjoy the setting, the secondary characters, the sexual tension runs high and the love scenes are steamy with just the right amount of tenderness. The satisfying ending is not achieved easily, which is refreshingly realistic, although some might have felt it a little rushed. Being a faithful fan of SEP I did enjoy the book, I just love her writing style, also it might have help that I started with very low expectations.
This story was first printed in 1984 and titled "Risen Glory." It was reprinted in 2001 with the current title. Using the Civil War and the struggle of the North and South as backdrop attempts to stage a grand historical romance with slavery, clashes and racism, but I feel the goal wasn’t quite reached.
The Narrator was downright excellent, great, great performance, I think I have mention to you before, when you listen to a talented narrator, you forget someone else is reading and you get completely consumed by the story, and that’s what happened to me with this book, I finished it in one day, so for once I’m at a lost on how I should go about my recommendations for this book, I guess the easiest way to put it is; if you are expecting this to be a typical book from SEP, this is not the book for you, but if you want a departure from a typical romance novel I think you will truly enjoy this book, and let me say, I’m so glad I listen to it instead of reading it, Christine MacMurdo ‘s narration took this book to a whole different level. She did a terrific job with the male character’s voices.
If you are a fan of SEP, you'll like this one too. I steered clear of this one for a while, since the historical romance thing turned me off, but when I eventually ran out of other SEP books, I downloaded this. It did not disappoint. Strong heroine who butts heads with an intense leading man -- all you would want from a SEP book. Sad that Anna Fields didn't narrate, but this reader sounded very similar and made the man's voice sexy -- tough to do. I highly recommend. It's nothing new, nothing particularly deep, but a tremendously good time
Just Imagine surprised me by being very entertaining. It is different than most of SEPs work, but the character development was very good and the narrator did a beautiful job. I wasn't going to download it because it was set post civil war, but I'm a fan of SEP's writing. Not sorry I purchased it. There were some surprises in it and I liked the secondary romance in this between Sephonia and Magnuss. If you are a SEP fan you won't want to miss this one!
This seems to be an attempt to rewrite a "Gone with the Wind" type story - but it doesn't quite get there. A shame as the author actually writes well - but the characters are so tormented and angry all the time that you want to smack them. it drags on a lot about the main characters' relationship being strained - a lot of North South rivalry stuff - could have been a great tale, but I was so annoyed at the constant "misinterpretations" and unsaid thoughts and misunderstood actions, that by the end, which is predictable, I just said, "UGH! finally!"
the narrator did do a good job though, and that was probably why I stuck with it.
Notes from the author
Review of the printed version
Chicago Stars, Book 7
By: Susan Elizabeth PhillipsNarrated by: Anna Fields ♥♥♥♥♥HotLength: 12H and 1M
Dean Robillard is the Chicago Stars' hotshot quarterback. Not only does he have lightening reflexes on the field, he is also utterly gorgeous. First introduced in the critically acclaimed Match Me If You Can
, Dean is trying to recover (both mentally and physically) from a shoulder injury by taking a road trip. Along the way, he meets Blue, a beautiful woman down on her luck, and as they spend more time together their attraction grows. Blue has had a string of bad relationships and doesn't want to trust Dean right away. But they wind up living together, along with Dean's troubled half-sister, and learn that families and luck work in mysterious ways.This is a hilarious new novel by New York Times
best-selling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips.
©2007 Susan Elizabeth Phillips; (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers ================================================================== This is Susan Elizabeth Phillips at her best!!! I can’t say enough about this audio book, the book itself is fantastic, Anna Field was terrific, I was very sad to find out this was to be Anna’s last book. What a great introduction this would be if you are new to the contemporary romance genre, this book will entertain you from beginning to end. IF you read the book and like to revisit, I highly recommend this audio book.For a complete review of this book visit: All About Romance ==================================================================
By M (Marianna, FL, USA) Sep 27, 2008
Although I read one or two of the Chicago Stars series I have really enjoyed the rest of the series on Audible and am glad I have them to go back to listen to when I want a fun, easy listen. The characters are flawed and have issues and that makes them more realistic. As in all of SEP books, there is fun and snappy dialog and good sexual chemistry. The sex scenes are steamy and fun without being unnecessarily graphic like a lot of authors are doing today. As I have noted with some other SEP books, there is a primary couple, but also a love story for a secondary couple. I think Anna Fields does a GREAT job narrating and changing voices. She even does a fine job singing a little in this one! ======================================================================
By Victoria (Melbourne, FL, USA) Mar 9, 2008
Another great story by a talented author - and read perfectly! I usually prefer to read silently a book by an author I love. Readings don't allow the same suspension of disbelief and make it harder for me to 'lose myself' in the story. This reader however was so good that I forgot it was being read aloud and got totally involved in the book. I will look for books read by this reader! ===============================================================
About a Talented Narrator
Kate Fleming Aka Anna Fields
We share with you the tragic loss of Kate Fleming, who died December 14, 2006, when a flash flood trapped her in her Seattle studio. Kate lent both her voice and energy to her recordings, and she inspired the work of many colleagues and friends. Listen to the lovely tribute to our talented friend broadcast on NPR.
Kate Fleming, who did many of her audiobooks as Anna Fields, leaves a wealth of recordings, including novels by Joyce Carol Oates, Louise Erdrich, and Ruth Ozeki (she won an Audie in 2004 for Ozeki’s ALL OVER CREATION). AudioFile celebrated her work with 15 Earphones Awards. She trained at the Actors Theatre of Louisville and performed in Washington, D.C., before settling in Seattle, where she began her audiobook career. She was a good friend and inspiring colleague to many, including AudioFile Golden Voice Scott Brick:
In my former career writing magazine articles, I penned over three hundred pieces, wrote close to half a million words, yet never in my life have I had to write a sentence as difficult as this:
“Kate Fleming died on December 14, 2006, at her home in Seattle, drowning in her basement during a violent rainstorm.”
I look at the words, and they don’t seem real. Kate was far too alive to ever be gone.
I met Kate, who narrated under the pseudonym Anna Fields to honor her great-grandmother, a Vaudeville performer of the same name, four years ago at the Audie Awards in Los Angeles. After being introduced, we wound up laughing a great deal more than we talked, an experience I discovered was common when people first met Kate. She had such a vibrancy you had to respond, usually with smiles so wide they made your face hurt.
Kate was a uniquely talented performer. A veteran theatrical actor, she ultimately gave up the stage and all the competitiveness that went with it to pursue audiobook narration full-time. She’d found her niche, she used to say. Living behind the microphone was where she felt she was born to be.
There was a quality to Kate’s reading that always defied definition for me, a clarity of both words and intent, a crispness to her voice that went above and beyond just diction. She had a precision to her presentation, an attention to detail that was inspiring. “When Kate was in the booth, she would give herself over to the page,” says Lyssa Browne, Kate’s business partner in Cedar House Audio, the company she ran from her home in Seattle. “She could instantly convey the truthfulness of each character, she captured the essence of the story so quickly. It really took the guesswork out of the process for listeners.”
In the days following her passing, notices about Kate’s death ran across the internet, and appeared in every type of media. Yet for all the coverage, those of us who knew her couldn’t get over our shock. In an email, her friend Simon Vance said: “I just returned from recording an audiobook under her direction last week. She was an absolute joy to work with. I am devastated.” Condolences and testimonials from audio industry professionals flew onto message boards and listservs, and many put aside workloads to fly to Seattle to pay their respects.
I arrived late on Wednesday, December 20. A delay on the runway due to bad weather brought me to the church after the funeral liturgy had already begun. I tromped up the steps of St. Therese Parish, thinking that the rain was both a cruel reminder of how Kate had been taken from us, as well as somehow appropriate for the occasion. Somber, melancholy, subdued.
I was greeted by the sight of an absolutely packed house. Not a seat remained; there were hundreds of people spread across every pew, with dozens more standing in aisles, hallways and vestibules. I had never seen so many people at a funeral before. Dazed, I made my way into the social hall behind the church where a video screen had been set up, and where an overspill crowd watched the proceedings on folding chairs. Overwhelmed, I sat down, and realized I should not have been surprised at the sight of so many people showing up to express their love for Kate Fleming. What could have been more natural?
Much of the service was a blur to me, observed through a haze of tears. I saw many a set of shoulders vibrating with sobs, and heard several cries choked off in handkerchiefs. Then, looking up, I saw the last thing I expected under the circumstances: Charlene Strong, Kate’s partner of nine years, who stood to deliver the eulogy.
She was amazing. At times funny, poignant and dramatic, she spoke from her heart and somehow managed to comfort all of us, sharing the Kate she knew so well. She spoke for us all when she began her eulogy by saying, “Today shouldn’t be happening.” Charlene painted an extraordinary picture of Kate, speaking as eloquently as ever Kate did herself. Her courage was remarkable. I was overwhelmed by just how powerfully Kate had been loved in life, and in the midst of my sadness over her passing, while listening to Charlene I actually managed to find solace, even inspiration, in one thing:
Kate was dearly loved, and knew it. So many times we hear stories about people who weren’t appreciated until after they had gone. Books and films alike are filled with tragic tales of love where the hero or heroine only discover they were loved at the last possible moment, or sometimes, sadly, not at all. Well, I looked around at the crowd and thanked God that wasn’t the case with Kate. She was appreciated in ways that were too obvious to ignore. All she would have had to do was pick up a copy of AudioFile and read the reviews of titles she’d narrated to learn how much people admired her work. And all she’d have to do was look into the eyes of Charlene to see how much she was truly loved.
Grieving is supposed to lead to acceptance, a realization that there’s a hole in our lives, a hole only the loved one can fill, yet in time it becomes okay that the hole is there. I tried to imagine this happening with Kate. I found it hard then, and still find it hard now, to believe it’ll ever be okay she’s not here. That it’s okay we’ll never get to talk baseball or religion or gossip anymore. That it’s okay she’ll never record another audiobook ever again. There were so many words left to be spoken.--Scott Brick
Kate Fleming, recording as Anna Fields, has had a banner year. There was the 2004 Audie Award for Unabridged Fiction for ALL OVER CREATION by Ruth Ozeki--which our reviewer called “just about perfect. And she recorded three other exceptional books--THE FALLS by Joyce Carol Oates; FOUR SOULS by Louise Erdrich; and WHO LET THE DOGS IN? by Molly Ivins. She also got to be part of history, as one of the top narrators for the 9/11 COMMISSION REPORT. As for what makes narrating special, Kate says it’s the serendipitous energy, “a kind of alchemy that happens between a reader and a book.” She relishes those moments, as well as unique challenges each book presents. For instance, FOUR SOULS--the follow-up to Erdrich’s 1988 bestseller TRACKS--is filled with Ojibwe names. With the usual care Kate takes over pronunciations, she contacted the author for guidance. “Gitchi-nookomisiban” was one of 150 Ojibwe words that Erdrich pronounced into Kate’s answering machine and that Kate was able to mimic for her performance. Trained at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, Kate performed in Washington, D.C., for a number of years, and has read more than 200 audio-books in her eight-year narrating career. This year, in a shift of focus, she opened Cedar House Audio, a full-service prod-uction studio in Seattle, where her own recordings for Books on Tape, Blackstone, and BBC Audiobooks America can take place, and where she can also step into the directorial role for other audiobooks. --2004 Narrator Yearbook
After her actor’s stints in Louisville and the Washington, DC, area, Kate settled in Seattle, where she now records under her own name and as Anna Fields for Blackstone Audio and Books on Tape. She has had our attention for some time because of her ability to present a wide range of titles—from Hollywood—A PRIVATE VIEW, Irene Selznick’s autobiography—to Tel Aviv—CAFE NEVO, Barbara Rogan’s story about life in Israel. Both were recent Earphones Award winners. Kate’s low voice and restrained style also help to convincingly record business books like OUTSMARTING GOLIATH and THE BURDEN OF BAD IDEAS. A careful student of pronunciations and place names, Kate is agile with characters, as she shows in Louise Erdrich’s THE ANTELOPE WIFE and THE LAST REPORT ON THE MIRACLES AT LITTLE NO HORSE. --2001 Narrator Yearbook
Chicago stars, Book 6
By: Susan Elizabeth PhillipsNarrated by: Anna FieldsHot♥♥♥♥♥ Length: 11H and 18M
In This Heart of Mine
, you met Kevin Tucker. Now meet Kevin's shark of an agent...and Annabelle Granger, the girl least likely to succeed.Annabelle is tired of being the lone failure in a family of overachievers. She's endured dead-end jobs and a broken engagement. But that's going to change now that she's taken over her late grandmother's matchmaking business. All Annabelle has to do is land the Windy City's hottest bachelor as her client, and she'll be the most sought-after matchmaker in town.
With his money-green eyes and calculated charm, Heath Champion is the best sports agent in the country. He's wealthy, driven, and gorgeous, so why does he need a matchmaker, especially a red-haired screw-up like Annabelle Granger? True, she's entertaining, and she does have a certain quirky appeal. But Heath is searching for the ultimate symbol of his success: the perfect wife. And to make an extraordinary match, he needs an extraordinary matchmaker, right?
If Annabelle isn't careful, she just might find herself going heart-to-heart with the toughest negotiator in town, a man who's beginning to ask himself...exactly how perfect does perfect have to be? ============================================================
This is another winner from my favorite duo: Susan E. Phillips & Anna Fields, if you have listened to any of Susan’s books before, you will love this one, if you are new to romance audio books; this is great way to get started.
Anna is just a terrific narrator, she really gets the characters, giving them the right tone and the right attitude that it turns it into such a entertaining experience.
I only give four hearts to the printed version of the book, but I definitely give five hearts for listening experience.
For a more in depth review of this book visit:The Romance Reader ========================================================
By Linda (Athens, TX, USA) Sep 2, 2005
Wonderful example of Susan Elizabeth Phillips' talent. Characters that you care about and ones that you'd like to meet. Heath Champion's hunt for a wife leads him to matchmaker Annabelle Granger. At first these two seems destined to be adversaries but just stick around for the sparks. Secondary characters provide a great additional love story. One of SEP's trademarks is re-acquainting us with characters we've met before. Phoebe, Dan, Molly and Kevin again charm the pages. A great story read by the incredible Anna Fields. ===========================================================
By Carol (Harvard, MA, United States) Sep 13, 2005
This book is another fine example of the author's ability to create characters you quickly care about and a story line that is fast moving and unpredictable (despite a predictable ending). In a manner very much along the lines of "Ain't She Sweet", it is a delightful romp that would be fictional fluff except for the warmth of the humanity that comes forth from all the characters and the depth of character development shown by the majority of them. Pippi is a special delight, made so by the incomparable Anna Fields who does another remarkable narration. This book is a lot of fun and well worth reading on all fronts.
Stand Alone Novel
By: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Narrated By: Kate Fleming
Length: 10H and 39 M
Sometimes in life you need a little breathing room, especially when your life has just fallen apart. Dr. Isabel Favor, America's diva of self help, knows this all too well. She's lost her fiancé to a disorganized earth mother, her accountant has absconded with her money, and her self-help empire is in shambles. She flees the country to Tuscany, waiting for life to settle down, but the biggest disaster lies just ahead. On one unforgettable night, she's about to meet Lorenzo Gage, Hollywood's favorite villain. ©2002 Susan Elizabeth Phillips; (P)2002 HarperCollins Publishers
I fell like I sound like a broken record, but I just can say enough about how great SEP's books are on audio, and this is another great listen, this audio book is very enjoyable . She's a master at developing the characters, you always feel like you know these people. Kate Fleming ( Anna Fields) is just amazing.
This book is just what is suppose to be " pure entertainment".
By Lori (Marysville, OH, USA) May 17, 2009
I really enjoyed this book. I was surprised at times when it made me laugh. It was so worth buying! The author did a wonderful job and the narrator was superb.
I enjoyed the characters very much and appreciate the ending.
By Karla (livingston, TX, United States) Jul 8, 2010
I was hesitant to buy this due to other reviews, but love SEP so I thought I would take a chance. SEP did a beautiful job again. The main character, an uptight and control freak meets bad boy hunk and finds a relationship that works for them..Sounds corny and that is why I waited to buy this; but, through SEPs description and wit they won a place in my heart. SEPs ability to explore/describe human frailities with humor and realistic accuracy continues to make her my favorite author and this a purely FUN BOOK!
Stand Alone Novel
By: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Narrated by: Kate Flemming
Length: 11H and 30M
The girl everybody loves to hate has returned to the town she'd sworn to leave behind forever. As the rich, spoiled princess of Parrish, Mississippi, Sugar Beth Carey had broken hearts, ruined friendships, and destroyed reputations. But 15 years have passed, and now she's come home, broke, desperate, and too proud to show it. The people of Parrish don't believe in forgive and forget. When the Seawillows, Sugar Beth's former girlfriends, get the chance to turn the tables on her, they don't hesitate. And Winnie Davis, Sugar Beth's most bitter enemy, intends to humiliate her in the worst possible way.
Then there's Colin Byrne...Fifteen years earlier, Sugar Beth had tried to ruin his career. Now he's rich, powerful, and the owner of her old home. Even worse, this modern-day dark prince is planning exactly the sort of revenge best designed to bring a beautiful princess to her knees.
But none of them have reckoned on the unexpected strength of a woman who's learned survival the hard way. Ain't She Sweet? is a story of courage and redemption...of friendship and laughter...of love and the possibility of happily-ever-after.
©2004 Susan Elizabeth Phillips; (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
When I saw this book had a different narrator I was a little apprehensive, I just couldn't imagine anyone being able to fill Anna Fields shoes, I didn't realize that it was still Anna, just under a different name and as usual she did a terrific job with this book ( the English accent could have been a little better) , the southern accents sounded it ok to me, I just wonder what my southern friends would say.
As always SEP doesn't disappoint, this was a light,entertaining audio book to the end and I very much enjoyed it.
By Lynn (Bloomington, MN, United States) Oct 19, 2004
The only thing wrong with Susan Elizabeth Phillips' books is that they end. I normally don't even care for romance titles - but SEP writes stories that are so entertaining and so uplifting, there aren't enough of them. Ain't She Sweet is no exception - the characters, their relationships - it's all there. This isn't any "in-depth" fiction - it's just good old fashion entertainment that leaves you feeling great! Of course, Kate Flemming (A/K/A Anna Fields) makes it all come together. I wish she could read every audio book!
By Susan (Eden, NY, United States) Jun 7, 2005
the best of humor and romance, only problem was that English accent the reader did for the main character - she made him sound like a fat drunk 60 year old duke... didn't she listen to herself first? Still - you can get over that - excellent book!
By Cynthia (Ashburn, VA, United States) Dec 27, 2006
Listen to this NOW!!!! You won't be sorry. I promise you that. I have found my favorite Author and I can't wait to listen to all her other books. I only wish that I had started listening to them in the correct order. But that's okay. I am just glad to have found her. I am very picky about the books I listen too. I like them to be funny and interesting and I know that if I don't want to get out of the car then it is a GREAT book!! Read it!! I did not want to get out of the car on this one!
By: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Narrated by: Anna Fields
Length: 13H and 36M
It's the stuff dreams are made of. Hollywood discovers a South Carolina orphan, Honey Jane Moon, and makes her a star. She lives a roller-coaster life.Now, though, she's all grown up, a child star no longer, but still dramatic and passionate. Two men, Dash Coogan, a cowboy movie legend, and Eric Dillion, the town's bad boy, know how fiercely she loves and lives. What Honey wants is the family she never had. She'll take the man who latches onto her dreams and who can hang on for the ride!
©1993 Susan Elizabeth Phillips; (P)1996 Books on Tape
This was an unusual book from SEP, a lot more drama than what I'm used to from this author, never the less I love Anna fields and I almost feel she could read the phone book to me and I would enjoy it. I can't put this one on my favorites like I have just about every book I've listened from SEP, but it was still worth four hearts for me.
Did I mention how great was Anna Fields??
By Ellen (Prospect, CT, USA) Feb 3, 2010
I love almost everything Susan Elizabeth Phillips writes but I really liked Honey Moon. The characters are so likable and the dialogue is witty. At times, very touching.
Chicago Stars, book 4
By: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Narrated By: Anna Fields
Length: 11H and 32M
Rachel Stone is a widow and single mother, broke and alone. Worse, her late husband, a televangelist, stole five million dollars, none of which came to her. Nor did she know about the theft, but it still makes her an outcast, and she is desperate. Then she meets Gabriel Bonner, who gives her a job. Romantic sparks fly, but love is never easy. Gabriel has a tragic loss of his own, and his family, fearing Rachel's motives, campaigns loudly against her. ©1998 Susan Elizabeth Phillips; (P)1998 Books on Tape
This was a little bit more on the serious side, but still very enjoyable, I can't say enough about Anna Field's narration of all of the books in this series, she just makes these books so much better, some narrators help the book and some destroy them, Anna just takes them higher.
I highly recommend this series, you will enjoy all the books, they're funny, sexy and very entertaining.
y Lauren (Virginia Beach, VA, USA) Oct 14, 2007
If you want wonderful, predictable, sexy, romance with a lot of family values and really likable characters then this series regarding the Bonner family is for you. I keep checking the calendar, waiting for a credit to become available, and then buying another book anyway. I am addicted to the combo of Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Anna Fields.
By Deanna (The Colony, TX, United States) Sep 21, 2010
I absolutely loved this book, which so far is my favorite from Susan Elizabeth Philips. It was so heartwarming. I laughed and cried. The narrator is the same for most of SEP's audio books, and she is wonderful. I highly recommend it.
Chicago Stars, book 3
By: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Narrated: Anna Fields
Length: 11H and 2M
Ane Darlington is a genius at physics, but there's one problem she can't solve. She yearns for a child, but wants to spare it the pain of growing up as...well, a nerd. And surely any child of Jane's would be a little too brainy for the playground set.So she sets out to find a special man to father her child, someone without too much gray-matter between his ears: in short, a big, strong dope. Cal Bonner, legendary pro quarterback, seems to fit the bill. But there's something Dr. Jane hasn't counted on: he's no dumb jock. And he's not about to get used and abused by a baby-mad schemer.
©1997 Susan Elizabeth Phillips; (P)1997 Books on Tape
This is the third book in the Chicago Series by SEP, and what a great listen, I can say enough about Anna Fields and how wonderful her narrations are, she just brings all these characters to live, I highly recommend this audio book.
By Mary (Eden Prairie, MN, USA) Apr 17, 2009
This was a fun book, read by a great narrator. In the beginning when I first heard her do Cal's voice, I thought I couldn't listen to that for the entire book, but it grew on me and after awhile he was "Cal". Anna Fields knows when to pause and how and when to apply the right amount of emphasis and emotion. As for the author, I hope SEP enjoys writing them as much as her readers enjoy reading/listening. I also hear she blends her books by taking a side character and making them the focus of another book and then taking a side character in that book etc. I'm hoping to see how old lovers are doing.
By Jacqueline (vallejo, CA, USA) Jun 20, 2007
Wonderfully refreshing /Anna Fields is the only one who could have narrated this book.The professor and the dumb jock are too funny , I could not do any thing but laugh out loud.This book is so enjoyable and surprises in every chapter.I will purchase more from the author and narrator. Cant help but listen again and recommend to all.
By Heather (Bel Air, MD, United States) Jan 28, 2011
Can I say that I always enjoy Susan Elizabeth Philips but this book was so fun, I found myself laughing through most of this, then I cried then I laughed some more, I hope that you enjoy this fun romance,
Chicago Stars, book 1
By: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Narraded by: Anna Fields
Letgh: 12H and 35M
It's Dan Calebow's worst nightmare: Phoebe Somerville, a trendy New York knockout, inherits the Chicago Stars, the football team he coaches. And she wants to help him run it. Phoebe's sure he needs her. He's a sexist good-ol'-boy jock with a one-track mind. Surely she can straighten him out....So why should each find the other attractive? Call it the competitive urge, but these two stubborn people play the game for keeps.
©1994 Susan Elizabeth Phillips; (P)1996 Books on Tape
After my introduction to Susan E. Phillips with "Heaven Texas" I just had to get the rest of the books in this series, and again Anna Fileds is perfect, another great entertaning listen, if you read this book and loved it, you would just love that much more the audio version, or if you just want to get away for a while with a great lite romance, this is the adiobook for you, this book is like chocolote, not very nutritious, but dam! it taste good.
By Jeanne (San Francisco, CA, USA) May 11, 2007
The plot is predictable, but the narration is excellent (Anna Field never disappoints) and the romance is quite...um, effective. A fun, frolicking story about a dysfunctional family, an evil cousin, a woman battling childhood abuse to come into her own in the middle of the most unlikely environment: the locker room of a football team fighting their way to the Superbowl. The romance is well written and well read. Not high literary material, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.
By Kristina (Granada Hills, CA, USA) Jun 2, 2009
This was the first SEP book I listened to. The book was hilarious and her characters are all so great. I have since downloaded most of her Chicago Stars books (all but 1 - havent gotten around to it yet). I love the narrator and all her voices. The stories are engaging and funny and full of love. I've read 2 of her books and listened to most of them...they're all lighthearted and a great way to pass time whether youre driving in traffic, doing chores, or working out. It will definitely keep you smiling and sometimes have you bursting out laughing. It doesnt get dull, and sometimes you feel that familiar tug on your heart strings that we readers/listeners of romance or chick lit novels love! I recommend you download the books in order. This is the first book of her Chicago Stars series. They dont need to be read/heard in order, but its more fun that way since she introduces the characters that she uses in her next book in the one prior to it. The next book is titled Heaven Texas in case anyone is wondering.