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Changing the Script

Narrated by: Claire Alain
Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
Categories: LGBT, Romance
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Summary

A funny, small-town lesbian romance about clashing cultures and daring to dream big.

LA-based English indie filmmaker Alex Levitin reluctantly takes a job in New Zealand to save the "worst movie ever", Shezan: Mistress of the Forest. Things might go easier for her if she didn't almost run over the standoffish, beautiful local cop on her first day in town. And it'd really help if her film set wasn't being mysteriously sabotaged. 

When Ika Whenu's Senior Constable Sam Keegan isn't trying to stamp out a motorcycle gang drug problem afflicting her town, she's publicly slamming everything about the exploitative film, Shezan, and the Hollywood blow-ins making it. That includes its nerdy, cute director, Alex, who has woeful driving skills to go with her smart mouth. 

Against the stunning scenery and chaotic film-set backdrop, attraction flares between the two warring women as they're forced to work together to find the set saboteur.

Contains mature themes.

©2019 Lee Winter (P)2020 Tantor

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Story lacked substance.

Story lacked substance, was very predictable. Characters were weak, scene context setting s poor.

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Good listen, sweet and funny.

I missed Angela Dawe’s narration very much, this narrator is good but feel there’s so much more put into the character’s in a book when Angela reads them, she’s the ultimate I think. I did adore the inclusion of Bess and Summer from ‘Breaking Character’ and even the Elena Bartel name drop (The Brutal Truth) , Queen of ice queen’s and so far my favourite Lee Winter book, thanks Lee, that was wonderful!

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  • MissLynn
  • 20-05-20

Now THIS is the way to experience this book!

If I needed proof that a narrator can elevate the experience of a book, I can say that I have it and that narrator is Claire Alain. When I read Changing the Script when it was initially released, it was the first time I'd read a Lee Winter novel and wasn't completely blown away by it. There was just something about the book that gave me a very ambiguous feeling like I wasn't quite sure how I felt about it exactly. It's actually the first time I didn't immediately review a book because I wanted to return to it later and see if it was my mood, or what exactly the deal was. Then Winter held out for an Aussie narrator that she felt could adequately bring the book to life and I was excited to learn that she'd chosen Alain. I'd listened to two of Cheyenne Blue's books narrated by her and was especially impressed with Code of Conduct. So I decided when Script was released I'd give it another go. It was a completely different experience for me - in the best way. It's like I finally heard the humor and the sweetness in it and found myself smiling and chuckling throughout. Alain has a beautiful voice and has a good number of accents in her wheelhouse. I loved that. Lee tends to write a LOT of characters in her books and Alain was able to pull them off - male and female alike. And when it came to the romance... *swooooon* she did those scenes and conversations between the lovers beautifully. I can honestly say I'm crushing on the woman's voice and she could easily become one of the top narrators for me. I just hope more people hire her! So my suggestion is if you're going to experience the book, do it this way. I'm sure at some point I'll go back and re-read it, but I think Alain managed to tell the story in the most entertaining way possible. Definitely recommend!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 15-05-20

Advoid running over a cop

Claire Alain brings a kiwi characters to life. What to say about this book...I cried, I feel in love, and I laughed. There are so many words that it hard to convey of how I felt reading and listening to this book. All I say its a must. I have a new favorite book.

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  • CameeW
  • 20-05-20

Quite Entertaining!

I am a big Lee Winters fan. She is one terrific storyteller. Pair that with an excellent narrator, Claire Alain, who is a new-to-me disvery, and Changing the Script is a winner. The story has fun characters, both new, and familiar (Bess, Summer, Chloe, Summer’s mom (ugh! Can’t think of her name) ones that add extra flavor to the story.Indie film director Alex is “forced”, due tax issues, to take a job directing the “worst movie ever” in New Zealand. She meets Sam, the local cop day one as Alex causes a collision with Sam. Sparks fly. There is adventure, mystery,zaniness, and a love story. Ms. Alain gives a BRAVO performance! You won’t regret the purchase. Get the book!

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  • Bogus
  • 11-07-20

Narrator

I’m a huge fan of Lee Winter’s books but a little disappointed in the choice of narrator. My favorite audio book is “ The Brutal Truth”...10s all across the board especially because of excellent narration by Angela Dade. When there is good chemistry with narrators you should consider reusing them especially if it’s in a series they have read before. Angela Dawe and Abby Craden are good choices.

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  • Sondra A., Cobb
  • 22-06-20

Slow!!!!

It was hard to finish this audiobook. I started it, was bored through the first 3 hours, started a different audiobook that got released that day, finished and enjoyed other audiobook, THEN I slowly finished Changing the Script. it wasn't that great in my opinion.

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  • Tammi
  • 21-05-20

Absolutely loved it!

I really enjoyed this book. The story isn’t cheesy and so predictable that I didn’t need to pay attention.
The writing is really, really good! The plot is funny and touching and clever, and I was pulled into it right away and stayed until the end. It kept me guessing, which is something I long for in a book.
The characters, all of them, were colorful and interesting. They weren’t just background noise. I found myself as caught up in them as the main characters.
The narration was spot on. I could actually visualize this like a movie. In fact, it would make an entertaining show to watch for sure!
I definitely appreciate Lee Winter’s writing style and story telling ability. This one does not disappoint. THANK YOU!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-07-20

Great story and narration

I stayed engaged the whole time. Very well written story and I loved the narrators accent and great story telling skills. Highly recommended.

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  • Saluta
  • 29-07-20

Where dreams and commitment collide

Lee Winter nails the concept I think most of us struggle with in our daily lives- follow dreams or fulfill commitments? The addition of the New Zealand location with beautiful details was wonderful to listen to. Haven’t listened to the first story Breaking Character and had no problem following this with two great characters in Alex and Sam. Recommend!

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  • Katye
  • 26-07-20

sweet story

nice read this week on way to work. made me want to go to New Zealand!

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  • AZ Desert Gal
  • 06-06-20

Refreshingly intelligent, humorous and sexy

Refreshingly intelligent, humorous and sexy. Hope this author and narrator have more titles I haven't heard yet! Above average for this genre.