Plain Fame : Plain Fame

  • by Sarah Price
  • Narrated by Amy McFadden
  • Series: Plain Fame
  • 7 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

While traveling through Manhattan on the way back to her Amish community, young Amanda Beiler is struck by a limousine. The limo's passenger, Cuban-born superstar Alejandro Diaz, takes responsibility for her injuries and vows to oversee her recovery. Leaving the fame circuit behind, Alejandro returns Amanda to her family in Lititz, Pennsylvania.
Desperate for a break from the stress of the spotlight, the famous singer offers to stay on the family farm for a week to help - an offer guardedly accepted by the deeply religious kin who surround and protect Amanda. As different as they are, she and Alejandro find that a genuine friendship begins to blossom, along with the realization that it might be something more. But if the paparazzi get wind of the superstar's whereabouts, will they threaten the peace of the faithful community for a sensational story? And in the glare of an unwelcome spotlight, and with the unexpected feelings between them, can this couple build a lasting bridge between their vastly different worlds?


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This is not a novel; it's a bad rip-off.

This is part of a series, but it's not a series of novels in the sense of an ongoing set of characters involved in a series of stories (like the Virgin River series or the Walt Longmire series or Outlander series.)

This is a series only in the sense of taking a story and breaking it into several parts and selling them separately to see just how gullible you and I can be. This is a novel in no sense of the word at all. This is a rip-off.

This book contains a plot so thin as to be nearly transparent. Cuban hip-hop star "Viper" is riding in a limo that hits an Amish woman crossing a street in Manhattan. Amish woman breaks leg, goes to hospital and gets taken care of by Viper because she has big brown eyes and he feels guilty.

So, of course, he escorts her back to her parents' home in Lancaster Co., PA and - wait for it - decides to stay for a week. Uh huh.

So, this setup took the first third of the book and there was enough soul-searching, internal dialoguing, self-assessing, mind-numbing detail in the subsequent chapters as to induce a coma.

But he eventually gets found by the media and he has to leave the farm and return to LA. But the paparazzi have found Amanda and are camping out on the farm, harassing the locals and making everyone miserable... for a month... while Viper tries to deflect attention by nuzzling the neck of someone named Maria. But the harassment at Amanda's farm increases because... well, she's all Amish and stuff... and eventually Alejandro "Viper" hears about it.

Meanwhile, Amanda is told by the Bishop that she has to leave and if she doesn't, her parents will be "shunned" by the community.

So Alejandro hears about this and goes to the farm to take Amanda away (rescue her.) She gets in the car to go with him.

The End.

Yep. You heard right. It just ends.

And the massive amounts of filler and fluff and flutter that are used to puff this "story" into a book-length "novel" are so incredibly boring that I kept thinking, "This just has to start moving soon!" And when it did... it ended.

I despise this kind of ripoff. It's dishonest and annoying. I'm returning it to Audible and I will not read any more of this. It's not a "series." It's the first part of a novel and it's a bait and switch.

The narration, by the way, was amateurish and annoying. Ms. McFadden showed high emotion by shouting and deep emotion by whispering which will challenge your ability to control the volume on your listening device. Her accents are awful and inconsistent.

This is Plain Bad.

You've been warned.
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- Anne

Very well written

Listening to it by audio. It kept me on my toes. Now off to part 2👍👍
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- LaGail

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-29-2015
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio