Written in the Stars

  • by Alix Bekins
  • Narrated by Peter B. Brooke
  • 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Bailey McMillan's life is a mess. The general public blames him for his former employer's nuclear pollution, resulting in professional disgrace. Humiliated, he takes a job as an editor at a science magazine run by his best friend, John.

That part isn't so bad; Bailey is fond of John, who seems to find Bailey's abrasive nature amusing. Unfortunately, working for John also leads to writing an astrology column in exchange for getting free rein in some op-ed articles, and then being sued over one. The (totally coincidental) accuracy of the column offers opportunity for further professional disgrace if anyone discovers its author. And then Bailey digs himself a little deeper.
In an attempt to prove astrology is bogus, he agrees to an experiment to date someone from each star sign. As if that weren't bad enough, Bailey's got a stupid crush on John, who stubbornly insists on a detailed breakdown of every date, bad and otherwise. Bailey's luck has to improve sometime, right?

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Starstruck

Where does Written in the Stars rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It ranks way up there.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Bailey is my fav. He's intelligent with a dry wit who doesn't suffer fools gladly. I could be friends with him.


Which character – as performed by Peter B. Brooke – was your favorite?

Bailey again.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes


Any additional comments?

This book surprised me. I came for the narrator but stayed for the story.

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- Libros Lover

Great fun

I really enjoyed this audiobook. It has fun, witty characters and the narrator was awesome. Bailey is brilliant scientist in love with his own mind. That should annoy me, but he is so wonderfully clueless and has a good heart. However, that doesn't stop him from believing that geologist are "glorified miners" and biology is too inexact to be a "real science." He is hysterical as he laments to not having enough minions to do his bidding while he saves the scientific community. The story revolves around his bet with his best friend to prove that astrology is crap and has no scientific merit. This book should really be called 12 dates, as that is how he sets out to prove it; and hilarity ensues. It is really well written and I was engaged the entire time. The narrator really does an awesome job. Mr. Brooke has always been one of my favorites and is really the reason I bought the book in the first place. He does a variety of accents and gives a perfect delivery of the sarcastic humor of Bailey and John and the various supporting characters. Just wonderful. Definitely worth a credit.
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- Riva

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-23-2015
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC