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Neanderthal Seeks Human

A Smart Romance, Knitting in the City, Volume 1
Auteur(s): Penny Reid
Narrateur(s): Jennifer Grace
Série: Knitting in the City, Livre 1
Durée: 14 h et 18 min
4,4 out of 5 stars (24 évaluations)

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Description

There are three things you need to know about Janie Morris:

  • She is incapable of engaging in a conversation without volunteering TMTI (Too Much Trivial Information), especially when she is unnerved,
  • No one unnerves her more than Quinn Sullivan, and
  • She doesn't know how to knit.

After losing her boyfriend, apartment, and job in the same day, Janie Morris can't help wondering what new torment fate has in store. To her utter mortification, Quinn Sullivan- aka Sir McHotpants- witnesses it all then keeps turning up like a pair of shoes you lust after but can't afford. The last thing she expects is for Quinn - the focus of her slightly, albeit harmless, stalkerish tendencies - to make her an offer she can't refuse.

©2013, 2014 Kathleen Paulus (P)2014 Kathleen Paulus

Ce que les auditeurs disent de Neanderthal Seeks Human

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  • Au global
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Six star audiobook

I have read Penny Reid’s Neanderthal Seeks Human pribVly 4 times. This was my first time listening to this as an audiobook. And just like the book, I will listen agAin and again. You know how good the narrator is? I forgot it was one person. Yep. That’s how good. I felt like Immu Brain was watching this amlike a movie. Love hearing Penny’s words brought to life.

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  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars

predictable girl meets boy storyline

light cutesie character, a little endearing. but uncomplicated and can be annoying due to naivety. fine read for light mood and unthinking. personally prefer women with more backbone and confidence as main character and not so insecure, while still being portrayed as smart and attractive. also typical male protagonist with all the right stuff - looks, money, charisma, power , charm. etc. cliche. more well developed flaws would improve the character development. still. recommend for a light romance novel.

  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars

Good fun romance

I chose this novel as it is the first in the series, and I am such a fan of author Penny Reid’s other works. I really enjoyed the story line and how it all came together. It was neat how she gave the main character some quirks and that she was noticeably imperfect, but also self-aware of this fact for the most part. It is a stand alone novel, but will later intertwine slightly with characters from different story lines of this series and the Winston Brothers series.

  • Au global
    1 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars

longest book EVER

this book is so long..... like really long.... if it was 2 hours it would be perfect. it's a good book, if you can get thru all of the descriptive writing. it took 5 minutes to say "I had a shower" As well, the main character absolutely cannot be that smart and dumb at the same time. I was actually yelling at the narrator with the absolute obvious parts of the book when the main character was like "huh? I dont understand ".

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  • SIMARA
  • 2017-11-21

Fun, funny and very entertaining

I loved this book. It’s another one of those billionaire meets regular woman and falls madly in Love for eternity but it has twists that make it a fun and funny ride. I loooved our heroine Janie. She is just so weird and full of facts and trivia (there goes the “smart romance” part). It felt like one of those romantic comedies you love to hate.
Steam factor: someone in Audible decided to rage this story o-o-omg in the steaminess scale. There is 0 sex description in the whole story. No description at all. How can a story be at the top of the steaminess scale when the steamiest thing it describes is a kiss and then implies that the couple had sex? That’s just strange to me. It should be rated sweet.
The narrator is very good and I would definitely listen to more books narrated by her. Recommended listen for those looking for a funny romantic story without much heat.

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  • Dawn
  • 2015-01-25

Loving this series! This is book 1

I am loving this series! It has all the elements that I love, romance, mystery, adventure, and humor! Only wish audible didn't have the book numbers all mixed up! This is actually book 1!

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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • L8NiteReader
  • 2017-10-09

a dumb book

But how can it be dumb when it says "a smart romance" right on the cover?

The heroine is made to sound like a Wikipedia spewing robot with social anxiety, and the hero rarely says more than 2 words at a time, but seems to quirk the corner of his mouth an awful lot. Ironically, the author makes the kind of mistakes that dial back the whole 'smart' thing even more, with poor word choices and nonsensical plot points.

Wording example: "a piece of fruit donned the rim of the glass". I think you mean 'adorned'.

Plot example: She is basically mute, except when she goes on an anxiety induced rant about tree frogs. Yet, the hero decides that THIS is the kind of intellect he's been searching for to run his accounting department. In fact, she's such a genius that it takes her more than half the book to realize that he's the CEO, not just a security guard.

Unbelievable characters, poor plotting, and bad editing make this an un-smart buy for me. I'll be returning it.

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  • jodiod
  • 2015-01-25

Pure joy

So smart Janie definitely has aspergers like my son. Made for a fascinating and fun read. My second read was even better than the first. Penny Reid is so creative with her complex yet delightful characters.

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  • Sharon
  • 2014-07-08

Could Not Stop Listening.....

This is a really fun listen. On the surface this is a nerd-gets-hot-guy story, but Janie is not a typical nerd and the author does a good job making her character's insecurities believable and not annoying. Janie is a 26 year old, smart girl that is insecure and querky due to her background. She starts out having a bad day but meets Quinn, the good looking building security guard, that helps her land a new job. They develop a relationship despite Janie's insecurities, ex boyfriend issues and family dramas.

There were parts of the story that were predictable (Janie not realizing Quinn's position in the company), but there is enough other stuff going on with the characters to keep me engaged and listening. I also enjoyed the humor of this story, I liked the eccentric trivia and Janie's internal dialogues.

Over all this is a very solid contemporay romance/ chic-lit story and a highly enjoyable listen. I highly recommend this one - especially at $6 with the Whispersync.

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  • Heather K (Dentist in my Spare Time)
  • 2016-06-30

What am I missing?? Meh.

*2.5 stars*

I'm not trying to be Debbie Downer over here, but with all the hype with this story, I was just expecting... more.

This book is described as a "smart romance," when in reality it is simply the typical trope of the billionaire/millionaire player guy with baggage who doesn't want to settle down for anyone but makes an exception for his special snowflake, who happens to be a naive, virgin-esk young girl. (aka, Fifty Shades of Grey) And Jane is too tall (!) with too big of a butt and boobs that are too big (!), but doesn't realize she is attractive at all... of course.

I'm not saying that this book is bad, because it isn't, but it isn't anything out of the ordinary, even including putting a geeky, socially EXTREMELY unaware girl as the MC. I couldn't understand how she didn't pick up on her security guard (view spoiler). No one could be that dense, especially after the 100s of clues.

My main issue is that this story dragged on and on. I listened as an audiobook, which was nicely narrated, and I felt like nothing happened! It is a loooong audiobook, over 14 hours, and I literally couldn't take it anymore at about 10 hours. It was too much, too much of a TSTL female MC and the bossy male MC that I've seen before. It felt like it needed to be edited down by 100 pages (or 4 hours) to be cohesive and well-paced, and it felt VERY self-pubbed to me.

I guess I'm just not seeing what everyone else did. Sure, I enjoyed when Jane spouted some obscure facts and was entertained by her oddities, but that can only take a book so far.

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  • Grimelda
  • 2019-12-06

Frustrating

I picked up this novel because of the intriguing title and positive reviews. Unfortunately, I found it more aggravating than the pleasant light listen I anticipated, and in the end I couldn't finish it. That honestly rarely happens for me. The book is billed as a 'smart romance'. The main character is described as intelligent, nerdy, with reclusive tendencies, but her actions regularly contradict this. She is smart enough to know she can get drug testing kits for benzodiazepines at the chemist, but not smart enough to refuse drinks from strangers, even after being warned about them. She knows statistics about the carbon emissions of air vs rail travel but can't work out the real identity of the man she's dating for weeks. She never wonders why everyone in the office is on a first name basis except for the 'security guard' who is called 'Sir', or 'Mr Sullivan'. She is curious about irrelevant trivia but not curious why a company who just fired her would send her home in a limo. She thinks of herself as a 'nerdy plain Jane' and 'Neanderthal' but is described as being a 'big boobs, small waist, big butt, long legs, amazon woman' with masses of curly red hair. The beautiful girl who thinks she's plain trope is really, really overdone at this point. I am not even going to touch on the borderline slut shaming, 'not like other girls' vibe she has going on. It's depressing that the author can only express intelligence by making her character spew irrelevant trivia, read graphic novels and invent categories to box people in, instead of, you know, actually acting smart and self aware. As for the hero, his chief personality traits are 'rich' and 'handsome'. Apart from that he's a controlling liar. It's never established what attracts Janie to him apart from his gorgeous physique. Their romance has all the depth and warmth of a puddle. The dialog between the two is cringe worthy as hell. The writing overall is just awkward. They both work at a company where security is so tight they don't put headers on spreadsheets for fear of being hacked and palm print recognition is used to enter the office, but they employed her off the street apparently without a background check, drug screening or even an interview. She's an architect by training but gets hired as an accountant. None of it makes sense. Maybe some of the above issues are resolved by the end of the novel. I will never know because frankly, life is too short for this nonsense. On a positive note, the narrator was pretty good apart from the bartender with the Australian accent. Those are really difficult for most Americans to do so it's ok. Otherwise her voice is very suitable for this book and the main character. I don't really get all the positive ratings for this one, and will most likely avoid books from this author in future.

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  • Katherine Straus
  • 2017-02-11

Disappointing

I was looking for fluffy laugh out loud romance and other silliness with this. But I hated our Hero... he never got better and eventually I couldn't finish. Maybe when I was younger I would have liked to be whisked away by a rich liar who thought he could control everything *for my own good* but now I value honesty and partnership, even in fantasy.

I appreciated our heroines tangential thoughts although sometimes the mental ramblings bored me instead of entertained. It would have been an easy thing to move past if she wasn't so clueless about obvious things and her love interest less of a douche canoe who's only redeeming quality apparently is his god-like looks

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • lj_momma
  • 2017-06-08

Ok Book - Not Great, Not Horrible

This was not my favorite book but it wasn't horrible either. The story starts off rather slow. Even the unexpected twists in the book fell flat. It is a good book if you are in-between series and need something to fill the time. I most likely will not continue the series, since at the end of the book I did not care about either of the main characters.
Narrator did a good job.

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  • Pemberley Proud
  • 2014-07-22

Smart Romance Says It All

What did you love best about Neanderthal Seeks Human?

I loved Janie's knowledge of random things and her curiosities -- robot companions was too funny because it was too random. I loved that Quinn could take Janie's wiki facts in stride!

What other book might you compare Neanderthal Seeks Human to and why?

I think that if someone has read and enjoyed Alice Clayton, specifically Wallbanger, then that same reader will enjoy this series!

Which scene was your favorite?

There are too many scenes I thoroughly enjoyed to limit to one favorite! Let's see.. the kisses at the concert, the afternoon at the concert in the park, all scenes when Quinn asks Janie what she's thinking and she tells him random factoids or random ideas for an invention or out-of-the-blue curiosities!

If you could take any character from Neanderthal Seeks Human out to dinner, who would it be and why?

I think most female readers would want dinner out with Quinn (and it is hard for me to not want dinner out with him, too, he's almost too yummy to resist and I love that he orders for Janie), but I think I'd love to chat with Janie!

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