The Ideal Man: A Novel Audiobook, by Julie Garwood Play Audiobook Sample

The Ideal Man: A Novel Audiobook

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Read By: Christina Traister Publisher: Brilliance Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 5.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.38 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Buchanan-Renard-MacKenna Series Release Date: August 2011 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781441882646

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

47

Longest Chapter Length:

24:54 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

02:04 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

11:04 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

41

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Publisher Description

Julie Garwood is among the most critically acclaimed — and popular — romance authors around, with thirty-six million copies of her books in print. And now, with The Ideal Man, Garwood is poised to expand that already huge audience. Dr. Ellie Sullivan has just completed her residency at a large urban hospital. While jogging in a park nearby, she witnesses the shooting of an FBI agent in pursuit of wanted criminals, a couple identified as the Landrys. The only person to see the shooter’s face, Ellie is suddenly at the center of a criminal investigation. Agent Max Daniels takes over the Landry case. A no-nonsense lawman, he’s definitely not the ideal man that Ellie has always imagined, yet she’s attracted to him in a way she can’t explain. Ellie heads home to Winston Falls, South Carolina, to attend her sister’s wedding. Shortly after she arrives, though, she receives a surprise visitor: Max Daniels. The Landrys have been captured, and she’ll be called to testify. But they’ve been captured before, and each time the witnesses are scared into silence—or disappear before they can take the stand. Max vows to be Ellie’s shadow until the trial, and it isn’t long before sparks fly. . . .

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"Hadn't read one of her books in a while and picked this up the other day to give it a try. I LOVED it. Zipped through it because I so enjoyed it. Now I'm going to have to go back and track down some of her other contemporary, newer releases that I hadn't yet read and give them a try as well."

— Jenn (5 out of 5 stars)

The Ideal Man Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 3.7027027027027 out of 53.7027027027027 out of 53.7027027027027 out of 53.7027027027027 out of 53.7027027027027 out of 5 (3.70)
5 Stars: 10
4 Stars: 13
3 Stars: 8
2 Stars: 5
1 Stars: 1
Narration: 4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 (4.50)
5 Stars: 3
4 Stars: 3
3 Stars: 0
2 Stars: 0
1 Stars: 0
Story: 4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 (4.50)
5 Stars: 3
4 Stars: 3
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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — Debra, 5/23/2019
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — pamelao, 3/28/2018
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Narration Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Story Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " One of the best from Julie Garwood. Part of the Buchanan series it ranks as one of the best. The characters are well drawn and the story in parts comedic. Well worth the price and an enjoyable read. Heartbreaker is the first in the series. "

    — Jenny, 8/25/2017
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Narration Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Story Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Love Julie Garwood books and have wanted this in an audio version for some time. Would not hesitate to recommend any of her books and this is a good one "

    — Jenny, 8/17/2017
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Narration Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Story Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Julie Garwood is probably my favourite author. This book was a very good story and the narration excellent. A good listen. "

    — Jenny, 8/15/2017
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — Terry Henderson, 2/15/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Another book I loved by Julie Garwood. Her books are an easy read for me. The story flows, the writing flows. I'm off to find the next one. "

    — Maggie, 2/15/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " It was quite good, liked it a lot. "

    — Jill, 2/11/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " After the last two books I read, I needed a light , easy read. "Brain Candy". "

    — Holly, 1/19/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Fluffy, quick read. Not bad for a holiday. "

    — Erin, 1/11/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I totally enjoyed this book. Read it in three days finding it hard to put down at times. "

    — Lynn, 1/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A fast enjoyable read but definitely not Garwood's best. It's so "formula," she probably wrote it in her sleep. "

    — Cassandra, 1/2/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I have never read this author and I was pleasantly surprised by this novel. I loved the characters and story. "

    — Linda, 12/21/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Read a review that sounded interesting but then saw the cover. However, decided to expand my Reader's Advisory repertoire. "

    — Jill, 11/28/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great book:) I love her suspense ones! "

    — Kerinbrasseau, 11/21/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This is the first contemporary by Julie Garwood that has the romantic tension of her classic Highland historicals. Definitely going in my re-read pile. "

    — Sarah, 10/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It's a quick read. A typical romance with o.k. suspense. "

    — Amy, 9/2/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " drama drama drama ... guess my mood wasn't right "

    — Marie, 8/29/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 3.5 stars. Not so much with the suspense, but an enjoyable romance. And I liked Ellie's Dad and his good deal air conditioner that tried to blow Max out of the room. "

    — MostlyDelores, 6/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " The book was good. The relationship with Ellie and her sister Ava is what kept the book from being great. Ava is a huge BITCH. How the parents dealt with Ava was also a big downer. "

    — Octavia, 1/8/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Enjoyed this; fast pace. Like the mystery. "

    — Helen, 11/3/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " My first Julie Garwood book and I will definitely read MORE! The Ideal Man caught my attention at the beginning all the way through the end. In fact, I didn't want it to end...I wanted more. It was full of suspense, romance, laughter, anger...the complete deal. I definitely would want a Max! "

    — Myra, 6/29/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " If you're looking for an easy read filled with romance, action, a really hot nice-guy and an intelligent heroine, I highly recommend. Whether historical or modern-day romance, Julie Garwood knows how to write em! "

    — Christina, 1/27/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " This was a colossal disappointment. I hate her contemporary suspense romance. I hope she reverts back to her historical romance style and drop the Clarkesque imitation. "

    — Isra, 12/9/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " enjoyed this book. Liked the main characters (Ellie & Max) very much. Wanted more but of course, every book has to end!!!!!!!! "

    — Valerie, 11/26/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This was a very quick read. It was good, typical romantic suspense. "

    — Kristin, 11/7/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Now this is an exciting romance novel-perfect blend of suspense, trauma, romance, and sex. "

    — Cindy, 11/6/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Nice, easy reading. Nice story line. Her books are usually enjoyable "

    — Dorothy, 11/3/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I love reading Julie Garwood's books. I enjoyed getting to know Max and Ellie, I was drawn into their lives right from the start. Ellie, a trauma surgeon, witnesses a shooting and Max, a FBI agent, protects her because a hit has been placed on her. Fun and interesting read. "

    — Auralia, 11/1/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Another quick book. Gotta say the sex scenes were laughable. "

    — Donna, 10/31/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Garwood's best contemporary ever. Loved both leads, Ellie and Max, and the supporting characters. "

    — C.C., 10/29/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I love Julie Garwood's work I don't think there is a single book she has written that I have not enjoyed. "

    — Amanda, 10/22/2011
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " As obvious as the story was, I liked it. I am only grossed out by reading (or skipping, as the case was with this for me) other people's sex. Ew. So, no, not recommending. I guess if it is classified as "romance", I should expect sex? I am wishing not, since I like me a good romance. "

    — Jsehmke, 10/18/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This latest romantic thriller by Julie Garwood left me wanting. I liked it, liked the main characters but it just didn't wow me like previous novels of hers have. "

    — Judy, 10/10/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I loved the characters and the story but it was was wrapped up rather quickly in the end. "

    — Charlene, 10/6/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " good story by a great author. but I wish she would go back to her historical romances or finish sidney buchanan's story. or did I miss it? "

    — Michele, 10/6/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I always love Julie Garwood's books. If only she wrote more often! "

    — BJ, 10/4/2011

About Julie Garwood

Julie Garwood is among a critically acclaimed and popular romance authors around, published in thirty-two languages worldwide with forty million copies of her books in print. She is the author of numerous bestsellers, of which more than a dozen have made the New York Times bestsellers list.

About Christina Traister

Christina Traister, Earphones Award–winning narrator, has worked nationally as a professional actor for over fifteen years with a career focusing on classical theater. She teaches acting, voice, and stage combat in the Department of Theatre at Michigan State University.