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Dowdy art exhibit coordinator Ava Young is happy with her man suits and sensible clogs. She likes the way they clip-clop on the museum's tile floor. But they don't win her any lovelorn looks from her office crush. In fact the handsome new guy calls her "sir" when they first meet. Oh well. She's always known the only way a guy would take a second look at her was if she was the only person in the room. And on fire.

After her workplace crush devastates her by, frankly, calling her something super-duper mean, Ava is ready to make some drastic changes inside and out, even if it means giving up chocolate or taking hilariously out-of-date but strangely wise-sounding advice on femininity from a 1959 book on How to Snare a Modern Man.

Either way, she'd better hurry because when a priceless art exhibit gets a theft threat on Ava's watch, a billionaire bachelor and a handsome FBI agent will be taking a good, long look at the art.

And at Ava.

©2014, 2015 Jennifer Griffith (P)2015 Jennifer Griffith

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  • 🌿🌸Susynne🌸🌿
  • 07-08-2018

Simply sweet.

I agree with the reviewer who related this book to a Hudson/Day comedy from a previous generation. It was clearly that sweet, simply that cute. Yes a book from 1959 was the driving force for the heroines story, but it goes well beyond that.

This is very clean, very sweet, a bit of a mystery, a bit of a fantasy and a bit of a comedy.

Excellent narration!

I enjoyed it.

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  • karey
  • 18-09-2015

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Where does The Lost Art: A Romantic Comedy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is definitely at the top for it's genre. I am more of a sci-fi/fantasy fan but decided to branch out a little. It didn't take long to get pulled into the story.

What did you like best about this story?

Probably the characters. They aren't all exactly what they seem and it keeps the story interesting.

What does Natalie Duke bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She did an awesome job with the narration. Having a good reader always brings the story to life in a way that i just don't get reading it myself.

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  • Through a Golden Eye
  • 30-06-2015

Decent rom com

This makes no bones about its characters or a set of fairly outrageous premises. If you liked Day and Hudson a generation ago, you'll like it.
The narrator needs to SLOW DOWN, though. In places it sounds like an adolescent girl racing through a script.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-07-2020

It had so much promise!

I was so pleased with this book. Good plotting, good mystery, good characters...reasonable suspension of disbelief. Then it totally slid off the road. Heroine turned TSTL. Ploy went OTT. It could have been so good.

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  • Melessa R
  • 07-02-2020

Painfully boring and sooo not funny

The nicest thing I can say about this book is that it has a really cute cover, unfortunately, once you open it and start reading it goes down hill quickly. The story is very disjointed which makes it a little hard to follow in the beginning. The heroine gets the flu and suddenly she gets rid of her acne, grows bigger boobs and gets a new personality? And the bigger boobs are supposed to be from giving up chocolate? Seriously? Ok, I believe in willing suspension of disbelief while reading romances, so I kept on listening. It never got better! The author tried to develop a mystery and a romance triangle, but failed miserably. The narrator was ok, but put no inflection or emotion into the words (not that she had much to work with). The resolution was wrapped up in a couple of pages and the motive revealed was just plain STUPID. Sorry to write such a scathing review, but I wish I could get those hours of my life back, and am trying to warn others not to waste their time.

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  • Jerky man
  • 08-11-2019

Rabid Reader

Good clean fun! Laugh out loud heroine, and an adorable hero! I want to read all of her books now!

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  • Eva
  • 29-06-2019

Entertaining but could have been better.

Story idea was good, but execution could have been better. Also, my #1 complaint in many books in the Audible library is the poor skills of the narrators and the lack of any editorial oversight. In this books, the reader is unfamiliar with many words and phrases, including “coup de grace”, “coup d’etat” and phalanx.

I might give this author another try, but will be sure to avoid the narrator.

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  • Ballet in AK
  • 17-01-2019

Delightful clean romance

I LOVED this book! The dialogue was fun and goofy, the characters were lightly exaggerated yet interesting. Some truly funny moments and lots and lots of chuckle-worthy snippets throughout the book.

I value authors who can write humor-I think it takes real talent. Jennifer Griffith definitely has talent.

The reader did a good job portraying the tone of the book and she did decent voices! When I first started the book, I didn’t like the heroine’s voice at all. Then as the book went on, I couldn’t visualize it being any better or any different! The change in voicing of the heroine was subtle and very well written and well acted.

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  • Les Raymond
  • 17-12-2018

Clean but oh so shallow

I appreciated the fact that the story was clean, but the characters were so shallow with no depth at all. I also had a hard time imagining that the story was real. I was painfully aware the whole time that the characters were made up.

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  • MABJM
  • 25-07-2015

Blah!

OK story ruined by periodically turning a reasonably intelligent heroine into a moron to further the plot.

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