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Summary

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

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

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Loved it! One of my all time favourite books

So happy that this was available on audible, I must have read this book at least a dozen times. Not too sure about the narrator to start with but it did fit once I got used to the American accent. Lots of twists and turns and it never fails to be a good story. A book of revenge and excitement from beginning to end.

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  • V. Givens
  • 29-01-18

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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  • Jane
  • 09-12-17

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-06-18

Ok

Good read! I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend to others. Can't wait to read more from this author.

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  • Marcos Pereira Barretto (mrpbarre@usp.br)
  • 29-05-18

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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  • Shimmer580
  • 22-05-18

Another classic Sheldon masterpiece!

I don’t know why so many reviewers attacked the narrator. I thought she did well. I have no idea if her accent impressions were accurate nor did I care. It didn’t take away from the book at all and I still enjoyed it. The twists and turns the story took kept me on edge and I kept getting surprised. An absolute wonderful book. Highly recommended!

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  • Janise
  • 22-02-18

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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  • rose
  • 16-02-18

pretty good story

the story was pretty good I had a problem with the narrator however. Also, the story lead character kisses her mother's face who had shot herself in the head from suicide.??? I only continue to listen because the story was captivating. The narrator was under par for the book.

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  • Lynne
  • 04-12-17

loved it❤

I loved all of his books,I have most of them in hardcover and am starting my audio collection. This was the first one. On to the next one Master of the game!

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  • Sandy
  • 10-05-18

Disappointed

I don’t know where to start. I listened to the audible book. I almost quit it several times but I paid a lot for it and Audible listed it as non refundable.
Within the first few minutes, I figured out that I was not going to enjoy the narrator. She read very fast and ran on between sentences, often without pausing. Also her attempts at the various accents was atrocious (especially the German). Toward the end of the book I wondered if they wanted her to sound ridiculous and it was part of the book? Not sure.
The story was a little far fetched and corny. I’m sure that there are some people that will enjoy it, but I didn’t.

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