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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,979 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Danielle Steel Narrator: Mel Foster Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN: 9781423320647
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Hope Dunne has carved out a name for herself as a top photographer, known the joys of marriage and motherhood and the heartbreak of loss. In her chic SoHo loft, Hope is content with her life, finding serenity and beauty through the lens of her camera. She isn’t looking for a man or excitement. But these things find her when she accepts a last-minute assignment to fly to London at Christmas and photograph one of the world’s most celebrated writers – an Irish-American author known for novels of thrilling literary darkness. To Hope’s surprise, Finn O’Neill exudes warmth and a boyish charm. Enormously successful, he is a perfect counterpoint to Hope’s quiet, steady grace – and he’s taken instantly by her. He courts her as no one ever has before, whisking her away to his palatial, isolated Irish estate. Hope finds it all, and him, irresistible. But soon cracks begin to appear in his stories: gaps in his history, lies and bouts of jealousy unnerve her. Suddenly Hope is both in love and suspicious, caring and deeply in doubt, and ultimately frightened of the man she loves. Alone, thousands of miles from home, her mind is reeling. Is it possible that this adoring, attentive man – like the characters in his novels – is hiding something even worse? The spell cast by a brilliant sociopath has her trapped in his web, too confused and dazzled to escape, as he continues to tighten his grip on her. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jody | 1/30/2014

    " It had no depth. I was skipping paragraphs as I went along. Blah, blah, blah. Sorry Danielle "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nidia | 1/29/2014

    " one of my dad's neighbors gave me this book. It was an interesting story, easy read and a page turner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kris | 1/26/2014

    " I just finished Matters of the Heart a novel by Danielle Steel. It is the very first Danielle Steel novel that I have read and I truly enjoyed it. I have always avoided Danielle Steel classifying them as junk grocery store novels that probably dripped in sex and talk about breasts ;o) but it was anything but. I found it to be a classic pink book about a strong woman going through the perils of love and life. It only took me about 3 days to read and the pages literally turned themselves. The only note of criticism I have is the ending. I would have preferred that the resolution was as detailed and involved as the setup and plot had been -- that may have added another 100 pgs to the book but it would have been worth it. The ending left me with a million questions about the details that actually could have spun off into a sequel. Other than that criticism, i give the book an A+. This is the first of many Danielle Steel novels that I will read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 August | 1/13/2014

    " I loved the book and i just like happy endings, but the thing that I didn't like in this book is the author has used a high percentage of bad words and swearing specially the dialog between Finn and Hope. Other than that I just love the story and it was unpredictable plots. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peggy | 1/13/2014

    " Another typical Daniielle Steel book......perfect for a rainy afternoon.Hope Dunne,a well known photographer,who has suffered major losses in her life, is just getting back on her feet again.Then she meets Finn O'Neill ,an Irish-American author,and her life becomes more complicated then she ever thought possible. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cindy | 1/9/2014

    " Weak female main character. Drove me nuts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Smita Beohar | 1/7/2014

    " Just another Danielle Steel Novel!!! Though not the usual sugary one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mooni | 1/4/2014

    " A very intersting book. I loved the characters and the script. the story made feel all the emotion that the main character felt. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marnie Meisner | 1/1/2014

    " Really enjoyed this book so much! Really a creepy guy! Amazing how true it is when into a bad relationship how hard it is to walk away and still maintain your dignity! Hit it right on the button. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy Saunders | 12/2/2013

    " Wish she would return to more historical novels. This is in line with her books over the last 8 years. I enjoyed it as I do her books "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julietx | 11/26/2013

    " Wanted to read something of Danielle Steel's just because she's such a big author, but I could not get through the first 100 pages. Maybe I'll read it when I'm more in the same age range as her characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 11/24/2013

    " Great book. I read it in 4 hours. I love her books, the characters are so intersting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danthony74 | 10/23/2013

    " A mystery and I liked it. Not explicit sex. Didn't seem the typical DS "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsay Nelson | 10/5/2012

    " Different from her others. Very creepy. Mostly, because it is more common than you would think. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathisbooks1219 | 7/27/2012

    " Fast read,read it in a day and a half,very predictable but worth it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan Castillo | 3/2/2012

    " probably the best danielle steel i have read! love iT! i love finn o'neill's character! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Stacie | 11/21/2011

    " I hated this book. The story was so boring and I kept waiting for something to happen and nothing ever did! Agh! It was painful!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa Vasquez | 4/2/2011

    " I haven't read Danielle Steel in years and she is starting to repeat herself which is very annoying when you are reading it at a fast past. Other than that I do love that this book has a bit more malice and mystery than her typical book. I wasn't really able to put it down! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marcia | 10/19/2010

    " 1st book I've read of Danielle Steel. Writing style is a little simple and the ending was predictable. Easy read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jane | 7/10/2010

    " Predictable Danielle Steel...only a bit more transparent. I finished it though, I guess that says something! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Val | 4/21/2010

    " I don't know it was OK Danielle Steel is a hit and miss with me, but it's Danielle Steel so I always check it out. This one was frustrating, I yelled at the heroine for her stupidity over and over again. But I've never been in her situation and hope I never am. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Victoria | 1/8/2010

    " It was a disturbing book to say the least, but it was worth knowing about this type of relationships, people who manupulate others and destroy their lives, literally. "

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About the Narrator

Mel Foster is a prolific audiobook narrator, having read dozens of titles throughout his career. He is the recipient of the prestigious Audie Award, as well as the AudioFile Earphones Award. A former advertising agency executive who used to record test tracks for commercials, his narration career was born out of encouragement from his clients who would often say, “why are we hiring someone else? I like this guy.”