Review: Just Like Heaven by Julia Quinn (Audiobook)(Rating 3.75 Wine Glasses

Posted June 5, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 6 Comments


From Goodreads: Honoria Smythe-Smith is:
A) a really bad violinist
B) still miffed at being nicknamed “Bug” as a child
C) NOT in love with her older brother’s best friend
D) all of the above

Marcus Holroyd is:
A) the Earl of Chatteris
B) regrettably prone to sprained ankles
C) NOT in love with his best friend’s younger sister
D) all of the above

Together they:
A) eat quite a bit of chocolate cake
B) survive a deadly fever AND the world’s worst musical performance
C) fall quite desperately in love

It’s Julia Quinn at her best, so you KNOW the answer is…
D) all of the above



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Overall Rating 3.75
Character Rating 4.00
Story Rating 3.50
Audio Rating 3.75

Note: This was such a nice, light historical read that had me giggling several times. The audio version was fantastically done by Rosalyn Landor and added a bit of flair to the story.
What I Loved: Honoria was just a great leading lady. She was all things: shy at times, blunt at times, and always thinking. She was smart, feisty, and just perfect for Marcus. Marcus to me was the type of lead we hardly ever see but I love. He reminded me a lot of Mr. Darcy but was more friendly/personable from the beginning. Those kind of men make me swoon!

What I Liked: I really liked all the secondary characters and can’t wait to see them more as the series progresses. I did feel rather sorry for all the gals having to put on the rather horrid musical but think it will be very fun to watch as the series unfolds.

Complaints: None

Audio Specific Review: Rosalyn Landor did a fantastic job with the pacing and delivering of Honoria voice. I have come to realize that I am just not a big fan of women doing men’s voices but it did not distract from the story at all.

Why I gave it a 3.75: I thought it was a fantastically light read/listen that was perfect for a summer day.

Julia Quinn

Just Like Heaven

Felicia S
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6 responses to “Review: Just Like Heaven by Julia Quinn (Audiobook)(Rating 3.75 Wine Glasses

  1. Tara SG (25 Hour Boo

    This looks like a good one to add to my historical romance list! Great review πŸ™‚

  2. Melissa (Books and T

    I can see why you giggled. The blurb was fun, the vid was fun and so was your review! I think this sounds like a great summer read!!

  3. Jenny

    I need a fun, light read so I think this one would be perfect:) I can always count on you for a good recommendation Felicia!

  4. Missie

    Awe. I'm loving the JA feel of this book. Plus, what a fun synopsis! I'd say this is a good find, Felicia. πŸ˜‰

  5. Diana (Book of Secre

    Oh, I love how the blurb is done. Very clever! Hmmm…Honoria Smythe-Smith? I might prefer being called "Bug!"Sounds like you enjoyed it!