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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,041 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Danielle Steel Narrator: Michael Boatman Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2007 ISBN: 9780739313640
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The phone call came on a hot July day—a day like any other for Marin County mom and freelance writer Tanya Harris. But this call—from Tanya’s agent—was anything but ordinary, offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: the chance to write a major Hollywood screenplay, a dream she had put aside long ago to devote her energies to her family. This time, Tanya knows she cannot refuse, even though she’s torn about leaving her husband and their daughters. From the moment she steps into her lush bungalow at the fabled Beverly Hills Hotel, Tanya is thrust into an intoxicating new world where she feels reborn—energized by the creativity swirling around her—yet the pull of her family at home is strong.

Suddenly she’s working alongside A-list actors and a Hollywood legend: Oscar-winning producer Douglas Wayne, a man who always gets what he wants—and who seems to have his sights set on her. Flying home between shoots, struggling to reconnect with a family that seems to need her less and less, Tanya watches helplessly as her old life is pulled out from under her in the most crushing of ways.

As her two lives collide, as one award-winning film leads to another, Tanya begins to wonder if she can be a wife, a mother, and a writer at the same time. And just as she confronts the toughest choice she has faced, she is offered another dazzling opportunity—one that could recast her story in an amazing new direction, complete with an ending she never could have written herself.

In Bungalow 2, Danielle Steel takes us into a world few ever see—a world of fame and fortune, celebrity and genius—daring to show us the real lives, real dreams, and real struggles hidden beneath the flash and glitter of Hollywood.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Steel’s many loyal readers will be entertained by this story of a dedicated mother and wife who embarks on a series of life-altering adventures in Hollywood.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • Steel's many loyal readers will be entertained by this story of a dedicated mother and wife who embarks on a series of life-altering adventures in Hollywood. Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim Thomassen | 2/17/2014

    " I haven't read Danielle Steel in years but now that I've started reading her again, I found this book hard to put down. It's a great book about love, of course.. but also about being true to oneself. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doloresgraha | 2/7/2014

    " That sometimes things even a perfect life can be totally destroyed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jackie Dutton | 2/6/2014

    " This book would have been way better if the author didn't treat the readers like they are too stupid to remember details they have already read. There was so much repetition of characters' feelings that I almost quit reading by the time I got to the 2nd chapter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brooke | 2/5/2014

    " I enjoyed this book so much better than Honor Thyself by Danielle Steel which I reveiwed last week. The character development was stronger and the storyline more interesting. My one complaint about this book was I felt the development of the last relationship in the book was a bit underdeveloped. Timeline wise it wasn't rushed but I just didn't feel like I understood that relationship as well or was as into it as the others. This is a good summer read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chaffy | 2/5/2014

    " This was a good read and had a few twists and turns in the story of a woman who goes from suburban life to top screenwriter. I found the book to be quite entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bonnie | 2/1/2014

    " I anjoyed the book, but the story was predictable. Had love, lost love, found love, lost love... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brenda Cochario | 1/31/2014

    " Good for the beach like most Danielle Steele books. Very predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katt | 1/30/2014

    " Predictable Danielle Steel. I forgot why I stopped reading her. By the end of the 3rd chapter, I was sick of all the repetativeniss. I wish more time had been spent on the ending versus some parts in the middle. Ok book, easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carissa | 1/20/2014

    " I'm not too crazy about this book. I couldn't get into the book. The story wasn't anything you could relate to and the characters were annoying. Many parts of it were predictable as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Casie | 1/17/2014

    " I really like it so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorrie | 12/26/2013

    " OK, so I read a Danielle Steel book. It was a good book to put me to sleep easily. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Andrea | 12/18/2013

    " Don't waste your time reading this one! Ugh... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rose | 12/10/2013

    " Loved the setting of the book the main character is a screenwriter in Los Angelos. A little perdictable on what is going to happened to the main character,but the twist is who gets the happy ending? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracychinery | 12/9/2013

    " I loved this book, it was like watching a really good movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shellie | 12/6/2013

    " This is the last Danielle Steele book I've read. Pretty much have read all her books. I just put my favorites on my list. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/17/2013

    " A woman's quest to find herself after her husband beyrays her when she goes to California to write a movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 9/14/2013

    " Writer is offered her dream job of writing a movie script "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jagaa So | 9/6/2013

    " After I read this book my heart just broke. I just hated her husband. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie Oaks | 7/12/2013

    " It was a great trashy book to read on the beach! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bethjohnson74 | 6/11/2013

    " predictable, as always. This was the first book I had read by her in a long time, and it will be the last, I think. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Pamela Floyd | 5/21/2013

    " Trite, mindless carp ... As usual. Read Steel if you need a break from any kind of challenging thought. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lesley | 12/28/2012

    " Danielle Steel takes on Hollywood... I actually liked this story because I learned a lot about how books get turned into movies by way of screenwriters. And it was a real easy book to just listen to and not get too involved! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa Calore | 12/23/2012

    " To mark this book "read" is a lie....I honestly couldn't finish it. It was that horrible! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 12/19/2012

    " Another great read by this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 11/28/2012

    " The book was decent, but not one of my favorites by Danielle Steel. It was predictable and the only twist for me really occurred in the last 50 pages. This one seemed like one she cranked out too quickly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denice Hogan | 8/28/2012

    " Great summer read. The same as usual but kept my interest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessalyn | 7/13/2012

    " Learned that Danielle Steel tends to repeat herself but makes characters that you just want to yell at. Other than that, it kept my attention and I learned that sometimes the absolute worst thing that could happen might just be the best thing that could "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa Gilmore | 5/16/2012

    " This was a good book. It dealt with how a woman changes throughout her life as a mother and how that she can overcome anything that happens to her. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rio (Lynne) | 2/25/2012

    " Once again, you have to like the main character or at least care what happens to her to enjoy a book. Hated the husband, the kids and the submissive wife. I wanted them all to grow a backbone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dee Brewer | 9/3/2011

    " I've read it twice it was so good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Holley | 8/9/2011

    " Ugh. Waste of my time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 7/2/2011

    " I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, you never knew what to expect next. The story entertained until the very end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 6/12/2011

    " I have always loved Danielle Steel's novels. This is a good novel that has a couple of twist and turns for the main character. I felt bad for Tanya because it just seemed like things kept falling apart for her. She finally gets the happiness she deserves in the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dee | 4/6/2011

    " I've read it twice it was so good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina Christina | 9/12/2010

    " I always enjoyed reading novels written by THE Danielle Steel. She's great. And somehow, somewhere, you could always relate to some of the characters in her books. Bungalow 2 is a must-read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rio | 8/5/2010

    " Once again, you have to like the main character or at least care what happens to her to enjoy a book. Hated the husband, the kids and the submissive wife. I wanted them all to grow a backbone. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shawnda | 3/18/2010

    " In the first half of the book I feel Danielle repeats her self a lot.
    It's an ok story just not as good as other books by her I've read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rose | 3/15/2010

    " Loved the setting of the book the main character is a screenwriter in Los Angelos. A little perdictable on what is going to happened to the main character,but the twist is who gets the happy ending? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shawna | 12/2/2009

    " I did not like some of the story line in this book, so had a hard time getting through it in places.
    It is a good book to read, I guess I was not in the right frame of mind for it at this time. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Robin | 11/30/2009

    " I found this book at a thrift store for 25cents...and I want my money back. I've never been a fan of Danielle Steel, and this book was a vivid reminder as to why! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/21/2009

    " A woman's quest to find herself after her husband beyrays her when she goes to California to write a movie. "

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About the Author
Author Danielle Steel

Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with over six hundred million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include: Big Girl, Southern Lights, Matters of the Heart, One Day at a Time, A Good Woman, Rogue, and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina’s life and death.

About the Narrator

Michael Boatman is an Image Award–nominated actor and writer who is best known for his roles in the television series China BeachSpin City, and Arliss. He has also appeared in the major motion pictures The Peacemaker and Hamburger Hill. His audiobook narration has garnered seven AudioFile Earphones Awards and earned him the prestigious Audie Award in 2008 and 2010.