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Welcome to Temptation

Narrated by: Aasne Vigesaa
Series: Dempsey, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
4 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Sophie Dempsey wants to help her sister film a video and then get out of Temptation, Ohio. Mayor Phin Tucker wants to play pool with the police chief and keep things peaceful. But when Sophie and Phin meet, they both get more than they want. Gossip, blackmail, adultery, murder, vehicular abuse of a corpse, and slightly perverse but excellent sex: all hell breaks loose in Temptation as Sophie and Phin fall deeper and deeper in trouble, and in love.
©2006 Jennifer Crusie (P)2006 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"A romantic comedy that adds luster to the genre, this effervescent tale will please readers who can relate to Sophie's undaunted exploration of all her desires." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Funny, sexy, and wise - it's time to welcome Crusie into the pantheon of top-flight romance writers." ( Kirkus Reviews)

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A Joy.

After reading negative reviews about the narrator, I listened to the 1st Chapter and nearly stopped there.
SO GLAD I DIDN'T.
This narrator was clever, building all of the wonderful Crusie characters as the story unfolded. Her voice as the narrator was dry and bland in contrast to all of the different characters she read. Well done. What a witty and fun reading, to match this enjoyable story. I laughed out loud...a lot.

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Terrible narration

This light hearted fun book was read too fast without expression or humour. Such a pity.

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Narrator breathes life into chick lit story

Loved the narrator and I wish there was more of her work available. Jennifer Crusie’s story captivates as always.

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Amazing Read

Absolutely wonderful read. Great tone and engaging. absolutely love Jenniffer Cruisie. thank you for making city traffic bearable

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One of my all time favourites

This story is one of my keepers - sparkling, witty and often hilarious dialogue that reminds me of a modern take on on old katherine hepburn films. the storyline and d characters build so that you become almost guiltily engrossed, and dont want it to end. an almost perfectly executed romance with enough plot lines to keep it entertaining and not simplistic. Narrator did pretty well, except unfortunately with male and female leads, which is a bit odd as she did really well with all other characters. the leads were delivered in almost flat monotone and with strangely less differentiation between them. didnt destroy it, but was dissapointing.

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fast paced and witty

loved this and the sequel 'faking it'. both very fast paced and witty with multiple laugh out loud moments. would definitely recommend.

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  • Kaz
  • 11-07-2016

Slow to start, but an excellent finish

I loved the flawed characters and the convoluted thinking and actions that they went through. However, it was slow to really get going and I almost gave up on it early on. Glad I kept going though, and in retrospect I realise that the slow start was probably necessary to fully develop the characters and the nature of the town so as to understand the storyline later on.
If you feel the same at the start, I recommend you keep reading/listening as it's worth it to finish.

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  • Mrs. S. B. Potter
  • 16-03-2015

Fab

I love it. Great book. Well read. Funny (I did laugh out loud!), sweet & fast paced. A great hero who is believable (no multiple organisms here thank goodness). Worth every penny!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-07-2019

Can't rate story, narrator is terrible

I didn't make it past four minutes. The narrator read too fast and made no distinction between the story and characters' libes. Also the only two characters that have been introduced so far sound exactly the same so I never knew who was speaking and when.
I can't rate the story bc I can't listen further. I'd recommend getting the book if you really want to read it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-11-2018

Absolutely brilliant!

I love Jennifer Crusie and this one is a gem. It's witty,charming and beautiful. The characters are 3 dimensional and so very human. This cracking book is further enhanced by a fab narrator who reads the books with energy and fun. Highly recommended.

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  • rita
  • 06-06-2017

loved it

book was well written send the narrator was quite engaging however the story became a bit boring towards the end

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-11-2013

Great Audiobook

Where does Welcome to Temptation rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is one of my favourite audiobooks, and I've listened to it numerous times. It has humour and romance. I just loved Phin and Sophie.

What other book might you compare Welcome to Temptation to, and why?

This is similar to Susan Elizabeth Phillips.

What does Aasne Vigesaa bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

She is a great narrator for this book. Her delivery is just right both in terms of speed and style. Too often a brilliant book has been spoiled by a narrator, but she really enhances this book.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It wasn't laugh out loud funny, but really humorous and put a BIG smile on my face.

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  • C. Doughty
  • 21-07-2011

Why not give in to temptation?

Easily a four or five star listen. (I didn't give it 5 because it's not great literature - but I feel a bit mean as it is great fun)
It's funny (and witty), well written, with a good range of characters and some interesting plot twists. I really enjoyed the narration and will be buying more from this author and narrator. Avoid if you really don't like sex or swearing - there are reasonable amounts of both.

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  • sarahmoose2000
  • 29-04-2011

Daft Fun

This was a good, daft, laugh. Two sisters arrive in Temptation to shoot a promotional video for their brother's ex girlfriend. On arrival everything goes wrong, and hook ups and murders ensue!