ALL I WANT by Jill Shalvis PLUS GIVEAWAY
“Pilot-for-hire Zoe Stone is happy to call Sunshine, Idaho, her home base. But her quiet life is thrown for a loop when her brother’s friend Parker comes to stay with her for a week. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife special agent is a handsome flirt with a gift for getting under her skin. And the situation only escalates when Parker hires her to fly him around the area while he collects evidence on a suspected smuggler.
Now she has to live and work with the guy. But when they’re in the air, she sees another side of him. He’s driven, focused, and sharp. And while he enjoys giving commentary on her blind dates, she quickly realizes that it’s Parker who gets her engines going . . .”
From the review at Reading Between the Wines:
“The audio was excellently narrated by Karen White. She delivered both female and male genuine-sounding voices differentiating between each, so I could always tell who was talking. She even voiced the animals – the silly dog, two cute and playful kittens, and the wacky parrot, Peanut- perfectly. Her performance was well-paced with proper pauses and expression of emotions and feelings. There was nothing that fell short with Karen’s rendering and I look forward to listening to more audios she has narrated.”
From the review at AudioGals:
“Once again, Karen White’s narration was really, truly wonderful. Her delivery is natural, pacing perfect, as if she’s just telling you a story. She creates all the characters with enough differentiation to keep them all straight, using a lower, huskier range for Parker and a voice pitched slightly higher than the narrative for Zoe. And yes, she got to voice Peanut the Parrot again – “Boner!” – as well as the kittens and some great sounds from Notable Rescue Pet Oreo, Zoe’s Bernese Mountain dog. She takes even the animals on with great gusto! It was a lot of fun.”
From the review at That’s What I’m Talking About:
“I have come to really enjoy Ms. White’s performance in this series. After seven titles, her voices have come to capture all that I know about and enjoy from the folks of Sunshine, Idaho. She adds emotion and uniqueness into each of her characters. Her performance is consistent, solid and entertaining. She has a good range of different female and male voices, only once and a while hearing similarities, but even then, she suits the dialogue to the situation and character.
All I Want is another delightful tale in a series about small town romances and a lot of silly/cute animal stories. Zoe and Parker’s romance had more of the same great chemistry and formula for success as its predecessors, with just enough differences to not be repetitive. This series has become enjoyable and a comfort – goto type series, especially as read by Karen White.”
My recording experience:
I cannot believe that this is the 7th book in this series! I hope I’ve done it justice as I think that each book just gets better. Having met Jill in person and following her online, I can imagine that the rescue angle gives her a particular investment in the animal loving folks of Sunshine, Idaho. From her posts about her dogs and her daughters’ rescue kittens, I’m guessing that some of the scenes between Oreo and the kittens in ALL I WANT are taken directly from real life. At least I hope so. 🙂 And I happen to have a dog who is surprised by her own farts, so I know she’s truth talking there.
But animal hijinks aside, what I really love about Jill’s books most of all is her take on hilariously neurotic women in love with guys who adore them but don’t always get them, at least at first. The inner monologues she writes for these women are SO fun to perform. (Example in the listening sample below!)
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Linda is the randomly selected winner and the CDs will be mailed out to her as soon as I get her address. Thanks to all for entering! I give away lots of books – to find out about them in the future, please consider following this blog, or my Facebook page, or on Twitter.
Listen to a sample here:
And, the GIVEAWAY: