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Tracy Whitney is on top of the world. She is young, beautiful, intelligent, and about to marry into wealth and glamour until, betrayed by her own innocence, she finds herself in prison, framed by a ruthless mafia gang and abandoned by the man she loves. Beaten and broken, but surviving with stunning ingenuity, Tracy emerges from her savage ordeal determined to avenge herself from those who have destroyed her life. From New Orleans to London to Paris to Madrid to Amsterdam, Tracy plays for the highest stakes in a deadly game. Only one man can challenge her - he is handsome, persuasive, and every bit as daring. And only one man can stop her - he is an evil genius whose only hope of salvation is to destroy Tracy.

©1985 Sheldon Literary Trust (P)2017 Phoenix Books

What the critics say

"An amusing, fast-paced tale of jet-set skullduggery." ( The New York Times)

What listeners say about If Tomorrow Comes

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amazing!

you won't be disappointed in this book! It's so smart and we'll written, so Happy I bought it.

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Great fast-moving story but the narrator sucks!!

It would have been so much better with the narrator that was used for "The Other Side Of Midnight."

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Mon premier roman!

J'ai vraiment apprécié le livre, il m'a accompagné pendant mes longues marches. Très bien raconté

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Bad job by narrator

Narrator read everything as she was reading it for the first time in her life - no expression, mispronouncing some words. She tried to do accents by it was all a miss - Spanish people sounded like they had polish accent and Jeff Stevens sounded like a person raised in Queens...

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If tomorrow comes

I am sorry but I could not listen to this book I had a difficult time going with the narrator. Shouldn’t they take you on a journey?

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The story was not at all what I expected

I really enjoyed the narrators ability to have different voices and accents for the different characters. Made it easier to keep track of the many characters in the book. Really enjoyed this book.

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  • V. Givens
  • 2018-01-29

Top Notch Novel, Great Author, Awful Narrator

Where does If Tomorrow Comes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

As an audiobook, it would be in the bottom of rankings due to the horrible narrator. As a book, it ranks among the highest on my list of favorite novels. It's been a favorite of mine since childhood; I've read the book several times and also love the miniseries.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the cons and scams run by both Tracy Whitney and Jeff Stevens. It was fun trying to figure out how they would outsmart the police--and each other--or get away with seemingly impossible heists. Sheldon always kept you guessing and entertained up to the last page.

What didn’t you like about Nancy La Scala’s performance?

It seemed as though the narrator phoned in her performance and hadn't bothered to even look at the book before reading it aloud. When she wasn't monotone (which was for the majority of the book) she added inflections in all the wrong places. Her accents were atrocious, which is shameful for a story that spans multiple countries with a heroine who is supposed to be fluent in several languages and able to imitate any accent. The narrator constantly mispronounced words, which I could've let slide, but it was incredibly distracting that in a book about jewel thieves, she could never manage to say "jewelry" correctly.

It was heartbreaking to hear such a beloved novel butchered in this fashion. If it weren't for the fact that I love the book so much, I would have stopped listening after the first chapter.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Whoever said crime doesn't pay wasn't keeping an eye on their wallet.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-01-16

Dreadful accents by reader

Great story, the readers accents are just horrible. Was glad to get to the end of the story.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-04-17

disappointed

i used to love this book but the reader made it sound stupid and her accents were bad.

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  • Janise
  • 2018-02-22

One of my favorite books ever

I used to read Sidney Sheldon as a teenager. This book and master of the game were my two favorites. I’m so glad they finally put this in audio. The story is exciting, compelling, and just overall great. The narrator was OK. This book is every bit as good as I remember

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  • Jane
  • 2017-12-09

Very entertaining.

The beginning was depressing. A lot of bad things happen to Tracy in jail. I was disappointed with the stupid things she did that landed her in jail. But after she got out of jail, the book really took off and was enjoyable. My favorite part was the way Tracy got revenge against mafia guys. After that I enjoyed watching her plan and pull off con jobs and thefts.

The audiobook narrator Nancy LaScala was good in parts, but not good in some ways. Sometimes her general narration voice was too wooden, not engaging and interesting. And sometimes she spoke too fast like she was in a hurry.

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Narrative mode: 3rd person. Swearing language: mild. Sexual content: 3 sex scenes briefly referred to, no details shown. Setting: around 1985 various locations in U.S. and Europe. Book copyright: 1985. Setting: fiction.

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  • Marcos Pereira Barretto (mrpbarre@usp.br)
  • 2018-05-29

amazing reader performance! excellent story

one of the classics of Sheldon, now as audible! sounded almost like a film! vividly!
great time listening to It

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  • Ava Sprayberry Abernathy
  • 2020-08-20

My Favorite Book of All Time

This is my favorite book ever! I love If Tomorrow Comes. my only issue here is I wasn't very happy with the narrator's portrayal of Jeff Stevens. Jeff's character develops throughout the story, and the narrator didn't express that with her narration. Jeff's voice and accent throughout the story kept him sounding like the uneducated carnie from his teenage years, instead of transforming into the suave, sophisticated gentleman he became.

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  • Larisa Miller
  • 2021-06-30

Great story diminished by the narrator’s attempts at accents

Typical to Sidney Sheldon, the storyline is great with many twists and turns, however, the story requires many different accents. There is not one accent that is done well by the narrator. The ridiculous sounding accents are distracting and diminish the story. Many sound like a Saturday Night Live-like rendition of Rocky Balboa. Even so…a really good story.

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  • Jeffrey
  • 2021-05-26

Love the story

This is a wonderful story and I have read it many times. The only “criticism” I have about it is the way the narrator pronounced some of the words, like the artist Titian is not pronounced Tit-tian, or how she made the character “Jeff” sound like he had a lisp. Other than that I enjoyed the performance. I highly recommend this book

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  • Linda
  • 2021-05-26

The ending is disappointing

The ending just stops you in your tracks and leaves you unsatisfied… Waste of time!