Obtenez votre premier livre audio gratuitement

Wallbanger

Auteur(s): Alice Clayton
Narrateur(s): Heather Smith
Série: Cocktail, Livre 1
Durée: 13 h et 52 min
Catégories: Littérature, Contemporain
3 out of 5 stars (13 évaluations)

CDN$ 14,95 par mois; les 30 premiers jours sont gratuits. Annulable en tout temps.

Description

The first night after Caroline moves into her fantastic new San Francisco apartment, she realizes she’s gaining an - um - intimate knowledge of her new neighbor’s nocturnal adventures. Thanks to paper-thin walls and the guy’s athletic prowess, she can hear not just his bed banging against the wall but the ecstatic response of what seems (as loud night after loud night goes by) like an endless parade of women. And since Caroline is currently on a self-imposed "dating hiatus," and her neighbor is clearly lethally attractive to women, she finds her fantasies keep her awake even longer than the noise. So when the wallbanging threatens to literally bounce her out of bed, Caroline, clad in sexual frustration and a pink baby-doll nightie, confronts Simon Parker, her heard-but-never-seen neighbor. The tension between them is as thick as the walls are thin, and the results just as mixed. Suddenly, Caroline is finding she may have discovered a whole new definition of neighborly....

In a delicious mix of silly and steamy, Alice Clayton dishes out a hot and hilarious tale of exasperation at first sight...

©2013 Alice Clayton (P)2013 Simon & Schuster

D'autres livres audio du même...

Ce que les membres d'Audible en pensent

Moyenne des évaluations de clients

Au global

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 étoiles
    4
  • 4 étoiles
    2
  • 3 étoiles
    3
  • 2 étoiles
    1
  • 1 étoile
    3

Performance

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 étoiles
    7
  • 4 étoiles
    1
  • 3 étoiles
    3
  • 2 étoiles
    0
  • 1 étoile
    2

Histoire

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 étoiles
    4
  • 4 étoiles
    2
  • 3 étoiles
    3
  • 2 étoiles
    1
  • 1 étoile
    3

Évaluations – Cliquez sur les onglets pour changer la source des évaluations.

Trier :
Trier par:
  • Au global
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    1 out of 5 stars

No!

I purchased this book because it was on a top 20 romance novels list from good reads. 1/2 of the books on the list I have read and they were amazing, so I thought I’d try this one. Disappointed. The narrator is not good..which can make or break an audible book. The writing was definitely horrible too, so the narrator didn’t have a chance. I rolled my eyes so many times listening to this book and I really tried to finish it.. just couldn’t do it.

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

Loved it!!!

Wallbanger was so lively and entertaining! The story was a great joyride! A definite must read.

Trier :
Trier par:
  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    3 out of 5 stars
  • L.W.
  • 2013-06-08

Beginnning was so GOOD!

I passed on this book several times. But the reviewers convinced me. I love a funny love story. This one started so good. Very funny, Great characters. The dialog was really good. I'm on the fence with the narrator. I think I maybe getting too picky. She has a great voice. I just can't figure out how she gets it so breathy..and extends the ending of words. It is annoying, but it was not a deal breaker. I didn't think I would eeeevvvvveeeerrrr finish this book it became completely different, the characters changed about a 180....and I couldn't enjoy the change. In my opinion this book could of been memorable.

21 les gens ont trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Mon
  • 2013-06-06

Not sure what all the fuss is about

What disappointed you about Wallbanger?

I expected more given the reviews. It was an OK listen. While yes there were some very funny moments, most of the book was boring. I was tired of hearing about her lack of "O" yes we got it, we got the memo several times. We get it, you can't have an organism. By the end I didn't care about either character. The last hour was literally a headache of continuous oh my god, I'm so totally awesome, i'm having a trillion back-to-back orgasms.

What was most disappointing about Alice Clayton’s story?

The narrator did not add to this story.

Would you be willing to try another one of Heather Smith’s performances?

Yes

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

No major reactions - I just didn't like it as much as others.

43 les gens ont trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Lilian
  • 2014-08-23

Clive, Clive, Clive....

From the moment I began reading this book, I was laughing so hard iI forgot everything around me!

Clive, the cat was epic... His love for Purina was epic...and loved his thoughts at the end! Can't wait for the next book and his views about "his people"

OK. Enough about the cat! This was a sweet romance!

I was utterly entertained by Caroline and her quest for 'O' only to find that the one person who could get her rocks off was her next door neighbor aptly named 'wallbanger'

Simon on the other hand, having never been in a normal relationship because of his career finds that banging his 'harem' doesn't do it for him anymore... all he wants is Caroline.

A huge part of the book is comical tales as the two tiptoe around each other... and when they finally get on the same page... they play games..winding them up all for the promise of 'delayed gratification!'

The secondary characters were amazing, the antics and loves stories were touching and a nice bonus...

Can't wait to see what Caroline and Simon do in the next book!

I would say definitely worth a credit.

4 les gens ont trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹
  • 2013-05-22

GREAT LISTEN - IT KEPT ME SMILING THROUGHOUT

Now hold on because I'm going to gush a little here.... this was such a fun listen with lol hilarious bits (especially with the cat). It was also an entertaining and romantic listen that had that 'feel good factor' and, as the sexual chemistry kept building between H/H, it got even more so. It had a dreamy 6 pack handsome hero and a good supporting cast of characters that added another dynamic to the storyline as we hear what all the texts say as they fly between each of the six characters.

I hadn't heard of this author before but I will definitely be looking out for any of her future books.

Worth a credit? The hours of listening pleasure this brings you makes this a very credit-worthy listen - so, in my book, that's a YES.

36 les gens ont trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    3 out of 5 stars
  • MermaidOnLand
  • 2013-06-14

The cat is the best part of the story...

What did you like best about Wallbanger? What did you like least?

I liked the cat because of his personality. The story had a lot of potential but was a very frustrating listen due to the girl in the story always second guessing herself or being super annoying by over thinking EVERYTHING! Most issues could have been resolved if she'd just communicate! Ugh!

Otherwise it's a good listen when you don't want to make your brain think.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The cat. I found the neighbor's career quite interesting.

What aspect of Heather Smith’s performance would you have changed?

She's a bit too breathy. You end up concentrating on her breathing verses reading.

Was Wallbanger worth the listening time?

No not really. The story has a great potential if we'd remove the hours of second guessing and overthinking from the main female character. If she would just commuicate her thoughts I think it wouldve been a far more interesting and fun story!

Premise is good. Had potential.

12 les gens ont trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    1 out of 5 stars
  • E H
  • 2014-01-09

predictable - so predictable

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Folks who want a typical "Sex in the City" type book.

What was most disappointing about Alice Clayton’s story?

There wasn't a single plot twist I didn't see a mile away. And I listen to books while I'm doing household chores, so I am not paying much attention, most of the time.

Would you be willing to try another one of Heather Smith’s performances?

I might be, depending on other's reviews and ratings.

What character would you cut from Wallbanger?

Mimi

3 les gens ont trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    2 out of 5 stars
  • KDub1
  • 2013-07-14

Had great promise...

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

This book should have been a short 4 to 5 hour read. I was pulling my hair out towards the end becase the author would not let the story end....

11 les gens ont trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    3 out of 5 stars
  • RL Green
  • 2013-07-14

No Sex in the City

What did you like best about Wallbanger? What did you like least?

There is actually a good premise here, an unusual start to a romance. Unfortunately the author was trying so hard to be witty and funny and urbane that the characters slide right into the ridiculous. The narration actually made the problem worse, as all three female friends are read with a degree of breathless silliness that was hard to stomach.

Far sillier than Sex in the City, not nearly as entertaining.

How could the performance have been better?

The narrator could have toned down the drama and silliness.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No.

13 les gens ont trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Crystal
  • 2013-06-13

OH MY GOD I THOUGHT IT WOULD NEVER END!!

Dear god i thought this was never going to end *UGH* 13 Hours of utter rambling. Started off ok but should have finished in 5hrs not drawn out and filled with absolute crap to make the 13 hour mark! What a wasted purchase so disappointed.

9 les gens ont trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Hope Johnston
  • 2013-06-17

zero plot line

Caroline, the main character, lives in San Francisco with "her girls," the three of them friends since their college days at Berkeley. At a housewarming party, they meet guys who went to Stanford. Imagine their surprise when they realize that Simon is the "wallbanger" who lives next door to Caroline, literally shaking the walls as he has raunchy sex with not one but three different women on successive nights. When she couldn't stand it anymore, she'd pounded on his door in the wee hours of the morning, telling him to quiet down... and he tells her that it's his right to do whatever he wants in the privacy of his house. He starts calling her "cockblocker" for interrupting his sex with woman number three. And, because he's a class act, he tells his two buddies all about the episode, referring to Caroline as "pink nightie girl."

I am not looking for deep philosophy when shopping for escapist reading. But Berkeley, Stanford... and really? Caroline's fabulous career is to make things pretty. She admires her boss because she's soooooo beautiful, and her super successful boss spends time prying for the latest gossip about "wallbanger."

Because, wouldn't you know, that Simon is a sweet guy.

And knowing that he's banging the hell out of three other women is obviously no obstacle to obsessing about his body parts and screaming his name in her wet dreams, which he of course hears and smirks about.

Doesn't this sound like an empowered, happily ever after scenario?

The bar is set pretty low when the book is about giggling, twirling a strand of hair on your finger, looking down at your pretty bubble-gum pink toenail polish. Using slang that's outdated, and --ooo! texting!

Seriously, high school romances have more substance than this. I figured by Chapter Seven something would develop in terms of a plot line, but the story is about prude with a cat lusting helplessly for a womanizer. A formulaic reform of the rake isn't enough dramatic tension to me interested. I wish I could get a refund the four hours I spent listening before giving up. Grade: F.

12 les gens ont trouvé cela utile