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Drunk Dial Audiobook

Drunk Dial

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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times best-selling author Penelope Ward comes a new, sexy stand-alone novel.

It seemed like a good idea at the time. Look up Landon Roderick, that boy from childhood whom I'd never been able to forget - even though he so easily forgot about me - and call him.

Then again, anything sounds like a good idea when you've had a little too much wine before bed, right? It was supposed to be just a quick, meaningless prank call. Instead I went off on him - unloading 13 years of pent-up emotions.

I didn't think he'd call me back.

I certainly could never have anticipated the weeks of sexually tense phone conversations that followed as I got to know the man he'd become.

Turned out Landon had never really forgotten me, either. That special connection we had was still there. I opened up to him, but there were also things about me he didn't know. And he had his own secrets.

Over the countless hours we talked on the phone, I wondered what would happen if we actually saw each other. One night I did something impulsive again. Only this time I went to the airport and booked a ticket to California. We were about to find out if one phone call could bring two lost souls together or if my drunk dial really was all just a big mistake.

A complete stand-alone.

©2017 Penelope Ward Books, Inc. (P)2017 Penelope Ward Books, Inc.

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    Stef kowalski 13/09/2017
    Stef kowalski 13/09/2017
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    "Fantastic story full of hope"

    I enjoyed every moment of this story and I thoroughly enjoy listening to Andi Arendt she portrays both characters very well and reads so well. Great story thanks x

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • BluBumbleB
    BayArea, CA
    19/09/17
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    "BEAUTIFULLY FLAWED AND PERFECT!!!!"

    This book is easily one of my absolute favorites of the year and will be a repeat listen without a doubt. The title doesn't really give you an idea of the depth and love that is at the core of this beautiful love story. Penelope Ward cleverly intertwined humor, wit, and romance into a story line that had little to do with being drunk. Everyone wants the type of passion, love and acceptance that was revealed in the relationships of the characters in this story.
    I fell irrevocably for Landon, Lilith, Ronna and Pappa! This was such a beautiful story, and the emotion was just, oh my gosh, I was totally caught up in all the feels!!

    5 well-deserved stars!!!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Drea
    Tupelo, MS
    28/08/17
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    "Not sure why so many loved this...."

    I didn't find this book funny or interesting. It was original. I usually love this author but not this book. I couldn't finish it. I'll be returning it.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Stephanie aguirre
    8/11/17
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    "It was ok."

    I️ think it got the job done but it could of used more drama. It was too much I️ love you and no real tension . The description was good but the story itself needed more with the characters that are in love. And then I️ personally didn’t like the reader, there wasn’t any emotion . She sounded like a robot .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Rapid City, SD
    2/11/17
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    "loved it!"

    wonderful story! really enjoyed it. Andi Arndt is awesome! Love Penelope Wards books! On to the next.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • J.
    31/10/17
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    "tissues?"

    Yes I cried a few times. could not stop listening to it! finished it in one day!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • April Canty
    18/10/17
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    "A dull and boring take on a good idea"

    The overall premise of this book, dialing someone while under the influence and then proceeding to blabber out a whole bunch of stuff that you normally wouldn’t say otherwise, is one that is very real. However, I would say that’s the only source of realness (reality?) in this book. While I understand this book is fiction, it is fiction that is set in the modern world. There are no elements of fantasy or sci-fi. As such, there should at least be a semblance of real world dynamics. There’s an awkwardness in how the author writes about certain situations and there seems to be a general lack of understanding of people and how things work. The characters themselves are predicatable and dull and don't do much to add onto the overall feel of the book.

    On the topic of Rana:
    Rana is meant to be a rather broken, or damaged, person due to her past. She lacks trust in others, feels she can do everything herself, and has self-esteem issues. That being said, her character is confusing. She refuses to take a casual selfie of herself, but allows jealously to fuel her actions so much that she takes a risqué photo to send to Landon while he’s on a date. She’s jealous of Landon going on a date early on in the book even though neither one of them has taken the step to even bring up the possibility of being in a relationship with each other. Rana also has a lack of sympathy for Landon. She has made mistakes in her own past, but judges his mistakes readily and easily. Even though she gets over it, she acts as though his mistakes are significantly greater than hers. Additionally, she goes through the stereotypical thought process every woman in romance books seems to go through: she can’t possibly be without Landon. She needs him to breathe and to live. And, something that bothers me to no end: Rana, despite being hurt by people in the past, has no sense of self-preservation. She lives with a man that she feels might try to kill her. When the guy leaves and takes a whole bunch of her clothes with him, she doesn’t do anything about, saying she doesn’t “want to cause trouble”. Even when she finds out that he had left a camera in her room and had recorded her, she doesn’t want to do anything about it and treats it as though it’s no big deal.

    On the topic of Landon:
    Landon himself often comes off as sweet and caring originally. However, just like with Rana, there’s contradiction in his character.There are things he says and things he does that come off as creepy or even controlling. When Rana and Landon first start talking and they both confess that they both have a bit of an awful past, Landon tells her to take her time and that he wants her to be comfortable with him. But, that all starts to change when she sends him the “sexy” selfie and she’s reluctant to go much farther and doesn’t want to leave her comfort zone. He tells her, “Either you let me see you, let me be with you, or I’m going to have to take this sexual energy out on someone else. Is that what you want?” There is nothing sexy about essentially threatening a woman who really likes you to go farther with you even though you know she's not comfortable.

    To give an example of when this book falls away from reality:
    Landon, as one would expect, asks Rana how she got his number. After all, it’s been 13 years since they last spoke. Rana found Landon’s number by googling his name. She tells him, "You must be the only Landon Roderick in the U.S.” For one thing, I can honestly tell you that I googled his name and found many Landon Roderick’s in the U.S. For another, personal phone numbers are not that easily found on the internet, especially when said person does not have a social media account, which is something that the two talk about later on in the book. You are more likely to find parts of someone’s phone number in the WhitePages, but you typically have to pay for a service to get the full thing. It would have been more feasible for Rana to have found some sort of work phone number since Landon owns a food truck, meaning that he has to have some form of communication available as a business owner. I know that this seems to be something silly to nit-pick on, but this is just 1 example. There are many more.

    On the topic of the sex:
    Honestly, it’s disappointing. It’s fast, often because of lack of detail, and just typical. There’s nothing really “hot” and nothing that really jumps out as different. There is, of course, the common situation of the girl not having had sex in years, but the man still acts as though she must have had sex the night before with how quickly he starts the action. And, like with Rana and Landon, there's a lot of strange contradiction when it comes to the sex as well. Rana’s been hurt before, but somehow she seems fine with being told by Landon, “If you aren’t already on the pill, you need to get on it." While I’m sure some people see this as sexy, there’s a lack of consideration for what Rana wants and it’s honestly a generally creepy statement. There's also a lack of understanding of how sex works in general, as seen with one of the last sex scenes described, but I won't get into that.

    While I gave this book a very low rating, that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have any good qualities. There were times were there was a genuine feel of romance, such as when Landon sets up a virtual date. Unfortunately, the 2D feel of the characters and the overall awkwardness of the book makes it one that I would not recommend. Andi Arndt's narration was really the only thing I'd recommend.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Antoinette Olivier
    Pretoria South Africa
    13/10/17
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    "Loved the book "

    Loved the book couldn't stopped listening
    Storyline was good and loved the people in the story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • being_ericamarie
    EL CAJON, CA, US
    9/10/17
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    "Pleasantly Surprised!"

    This book kept coming up in my recommended list and I couldn't imagine it being good....well I finally gave in and listened and I am glad that I did. The narration was good. Andi Arndt is one of my favorite narrators and I think can make any story sound good. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone asking for a good book to listen to or read. I do not like to give spoilers to the books I leave a review on, but I will say it is a must read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kasey
    9/10/17
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    "Funny and heartfelt"

    This story made me laugh a lot. It also has a lot of heartfelt moments that give you the feels.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • shind
    2/10/17
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    "Good story"

    I really liked this story. It wasn’t your typical sexy romance. The characters were real and I always love Andi Arndt’s narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Henriette
    30/09/17
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    "Great Story, "

    Well written, Fantastic charactors, and as always Andi Arndt was superb! Thanks. Penelope ! ♥

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Emma Robinson
    17/09/17
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    "A great read!"

    Really enjoyed this book, was also read by one of my favourite narrators too so that was a bonus too. Just a very happy and wonderful book that makes yoy feel great x

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs D Rowland
    5/09/17
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    "Awesome book"

    Wow what an awesome story, loved the subject matter and how delicately it was written also loved the characters. Andi Arndt is an incredible narrator would highly recommend this audiobook
    and this author

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pudmeister
    UK
    2/09/17
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    "Lovely"

    Lovely tender heartwarming: a journey through time of two star crossed lovers . Performance excellent by Andy arnt

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    1/09/17
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    "Loved this Story"

    I absolutely loved this story, it had my emotions all over the place. Some very funny parts but also some extremely sad and hard parts. I listened to this in one day as I just couldn't bare to stop it. Very well written and as usual performed amazingly by Andi Arndt, I would definitely recommend this

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • LilleyLoohLah
    31/08/17
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    "Beautiful"

    What a lovely, standalone, ‘sort of’ second chance romance, I say sort of, because Landon and Rana were only ever friends before they were ripped from each other's lives. 13 years later and after a few too many drinks one night Rana looks up Landon’s number and rings him, herein begins a beautiful long distance telephone relationship. Both Landon and Rana have secrets that they know must be shared before they can think about a serious relationship together, the question is, are they willing to accept each others’ pasts and move forward together? The writing is perfect, I cannot fault a single page, Landon is pretty much the quintessential bad boy turned good, so so good. The chemistry is off the charts hot, phone sex never read this good. With some unexpected little twists, lots of funny moments and some real heart wrenching scenes this book had it all. Romance at its finest. So glad I didn't let this one pass me by.
    As usual Andi Arndt nailed it, I don't know a female narrator who pulls off a man's voice better, she is so so good with any character given to her. Perfect.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Yvonne
    MARCH, United Kingdom
    26/08/17
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    "Five stars all the way"

    What a lovely story , it had me laughing and crying all the way through such emotional writing I can't sing it's surplatives enough.

    Two young people who knew each other in their teens reconnect in there twenties both having had a slew of issues to work through there journey has some real twists in it .I can't recommend this book more, you will not be disappointed and Andi certainly narrates with such feeling emotion just a super performance

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • sivey
    24/08/17
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    "Stepbrother Dearest is my favourite PW novel, but Landon gives Elec a run for his money."

    As always Penelope Ward has given her readers a. Oil that will not be easily forgotten. Apart from Stepbrother Dearest, which is my favourite PW book, Drunk Dial comes a very close second. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and a knew as soon as I had read the blurb it was a must-read.

    This is the second audiobook I have listened to, and unfortunately I was a huge fan of the narrators performance when it came to Landon. It just seemed a little cheesy, and will probably make me read all books in the future. I can't really explain it, I think I prefer my own inner voice when it comes to the characters.

    That being said, this was an amazing and addictive story, that has become a favourite of mine and will most definitely have me buying the PB, so that I may read it again in the future.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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