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The Scoop

By: Fern Michaels
Narrated by: Natalie Ross
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Publisher's Summary

Teresa "Toots" Amelia Loudenberry has crammed a great deal of living - not to mention eight much-loved husbands - into her varied and rewarding life. Newly single, Toots is ready to taste life again, and fate has just handed her the perfect opportunity.

The owner of the gossip rag where Toots's daughter works is about to lose the paper to his gambling debts. Eager to find a way to keep her daughter employed among the movers and shakers of Hollywood, Toots calls on her three trusted friends - Sophie, Mavis, and Ida - to help her pull some strings. Together, they'll hatch a plan that promises thrills, laughter, and more than a hint of danger. Putting aside her widow's weeds (black was never her color), Toots will prove that you should never underestimate a Southern lady of a certain age, and that each day can be a gift, if you're willing to claim it...

©2009 Fern Michaels (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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GREAT FUN

Would you consider the audio edition of The Scoop to be better than the print version?

LOVE THE GIRLS, LOVE THE PLOT. A GREAT TIME LISTENING!

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

EXPRESSION. AUDIBLE BOOKS GIVES YOU MORE UNDERSTANDING OF THE CHARACTERS THAN READING. HAVING TAKEN EXPRESSION LESSONS AND DONE WHOLE PLAYS, I KNOW FROM EXPERIENCE IT RELATES THE STORY MUCH BETTER TO THE CUSTOMER.

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  • DJ
  • 11-23-11

The scoop by Ferm Michaels

Enjoyable. Little disappointed in the ending that left the results up to the reader.

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Just okay...

Honestly, I was bored with this book. I was excited to find a new series with some sassy old ladies, and there was potential, but to me, this fell short. Nothing exciting happened. I went into this book expecting to laugh at some of the antics of the godmothers, but that never happened. I thought possibly Abby would get kidnapped by Micky who was trying to find Rag and then the godmothers with have to come up with some crazy plan to rescue her, but then all of a sudden, the arson investigators figured him out and arrested him and that was the end of that. He was never even mentioned again. The narrator was okay, but could have given a little more life to this story. I won't be reading the rest of the series.

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I love Fern Michaels, but this was not my favorite

Would you try another book from Fern Michaels and/or Natalie Ross?

Yes. I have many books by Fern Michaels and will continue to read them and more written by her.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Is it over?

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Another wonderful story.

Ms. Michael s is a fantastic author and has been for many years . Thanks yu.

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Too much focus on money

We get it. All the characters are rich but we don't need to hear about it in every paragraph. And what happened to the bad guy? And why wouldn't the mother tell the daughter she bought it? This was just too unbelievable for me.

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Anticlimactic

Loved the story and will continue on with the next book. But my only criticism is that it was very anticlimactic at the end. Hoping the story will continue.

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Fantastic Read

I have enjoyed every Fern book. This one did not disappoint!!! I will definitely read more

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not my favorite

all the characters sound the same. the changes in the narrator's voice was too subtle to distinguish who was spesking

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Loved this book!

This was my first time listening to an audio book. I really like this format. The voices, etc. made this a really fun book to listen to.

















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  • 08-09-11

Delightful!

This is a truly uplifting little story full of warmth, wit, friendship and laughter, and Natalie Ross narrates it well. If you're looking for something light-hearted and fun to relax with, this is a good choice.