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The Hating Game

A Novel
Lu par : Katie Schorr
Durée : 11 h et 29 min
3.5 out of 5 stars (4 notations)

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Debut author Sally Thorne bursts on the scene with a hilarious and sexy workplace comedy all about that thin, fine line between hate and love.

Nemesis (n.) 1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome.
2) A person's undoing
3) Joshua Templeman

Lucy Hutton has always been certain that the nice girl can get the corner office. She's charming and accommodating and prides herself on being loved by everyone at Bexley & Gamin. Everyone except for coldly efficient, impeccably attired, physically intimidating Joshua Templeman. And the feeling is mutual.

Trapped in a shared office together 40 (ok, 50 or 60) hours a week, they've become entrenched in an addictive, ridiculous never-ending game of one-upmanship. There's the Staring Game. The Mirror Game. The HR Game. Lucy can't let Joshua beat her at anything - especially when a huge new promotion goes up for the taking. If Lucy wins this game, she'll be Joshua's boss. If she loses, she'll resign. So why is she suddenly having steamy dreams about Joshua and dressing for work like she's got a hot date?

After a perfectly innocent elevator ride ends with an earth-shattering kiss, Lucy starts to wonder whether she's got Joshua Templeman all wrong.

Maybe Lucy Hutton doesn't hate Joshua Templeman. And maybe he doesn't hate her either. Or maybe this is just another game.

©2016 Sally Thorne (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • ❤️ Cyndi Marie ❤️
  • 07/04/2017

Slow Burn!

Very enjoyable SLOW BURN! Loved the writing style and the story line. The characters were fun and realistic and the love story was sweet. Very light on sex and the one sex scene is very PG. The narration is not bad, It would have been better as a dual narration.

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  • sparkerart
  • 03/02/2017

Need more from this author!

Immediately upon finishing this I was like "more please" and was shocked to find out it was her debut novel - wow! Wonderful, original story with great characters that were quirky yet believable. Thorne builds up the sexual tension in a great way and the story never drags.

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  • Carrie
  • 13/08/2016

Didn't want it to end!

What did you love best about The Hating Game?

Sally Thorne has done it -- a rare 5-star review from me. But, because everyone is looking for something different in a read, I'll describe why I loved it. Her pacing of the book is deliciously excruciating... the story arc builds slowly and credibly, with depth and realistic scenarios. The characters are flawed and believable. The "steam" factor is hot not because of crude language and hyperbole, but because of her descriptions and ability to capture the eroticism of their inner thoughts. The narrator did an excellent job of voicing Lucy -- I think she was the perfect pick to capture Lucy's inner monologues. She did a nice job with Joshua's voice, but it was hard at times to distinguish between what he was saying and what he was thinking. Overall, it was a fantastic listen, and I will be on the lookout for her next book.

What other book might you compare The Hating Game to and why?

The buildup between Joshua and Lucy was similar to that of Dex and Rachel's in 'Something Borrowed' by Emily Giffin.

Have you listened to any of Katie Schorr’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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  • Ailene W. Ross
  • 28/08/2018

Not enough plot

Too repetitive and it draaaaags on until it is boring. I wish I could find a redeeming aspect to this book.

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  • Angela D. Thiery-Devins
  • 28/03/2017

Listen Again

This book was unexpected for me. I love that it wasn't all about a blooming love. It was more complex and sweet and frustrating than a normal romance book. I love the office setting. This is the first audible book that I have wanted to listen to again.

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  • MeGaVoltZ
  • 18/08/2016

Sweet and Funny Romance

Loved the romance. The tension is just right for the enemies-to-lovers trope mixed with a good amount of humour. The narration was a bit frustrating because most of the time I couldn't distinguish between Josh's and Lucy's voices so it could get confusing. Having said that the narrator has a pleasant voice so I'd still give the narration 4 stars. The story itself definitely deserves 5+ stars. I'd highly recommend it.

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  • adele gibson
  • 18/10/2016

Do not read negative reviews! This was a new favorite!

I have listened to 100s of audiobooks and the was by far one of my favs! Well written, interesting characters and story. I will not forget Josh and Lucy anytime soon! Treat yourself to a funny, cute, lovable story with a fantastic narrator! This one will be hard to follow!

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  • bebe
  • 29/12/2016

Super fun book

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What a great story with fantastic male and female lead characters. I loved it from page one to the last page. In fact I listened to it all in one sitting. It is a good thing I am retired because I listened all night! It really is funny and sweet. I got aggravated at the male lead from time to time but eventually fell in love with him. I don't see how you can go wrong choosing this book. I is well worth the credit - I would even give two credits for it in retrospect. The performance was excellent. The reader does great male and female voices. You forget that she is the reader because she does not get in the way of the story - she just lets you live it.

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  • Constant Reader
  • 11/03/2017

Hurry Up

and write your next novel, Sally, because you have a sure customer in me! I absolutely loved this book, despite the fact that I couldn't get into initially (full disclosure). I went back after a few books and really listened to the witty, smart, hilarious banter and fell in love with Lucy and ultimately Josh. Please write more!

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  • Shane
  • 13/05/2018

LISTENED 3 TIMES!!!

Don’t let the book’s title, or first couple chapters fool you! This book was a perfect combination of witty banter, sexual tension, and the dilemma of life choices, wrapped up into a entertaining romantic comedy!
The narrator was so good, and hope to hear more from her!

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  • Thomas K
  • 14/12/2017

Netter Zeitvertreib!

Am Anfang geht es etwas langsam los, wird dann aber echt unterhaltsam und kurzweilig. Kein must read, aber sehr nette Unterhaltung!

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  • Lisa-Marie
  • 25/11/2017

Sprecherin hat mich manchmal genervt

Aber ansonsten super süß und unterhaltsam, mal ein new adult buch das eine gesunde beziehung, trotz höhen und tiefen, porträtiert

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  • Katharina Noll
  • 18/11/2016

Predictable story but nice to listen to

Do you know that feeling when you just want to listen to a heartwarming story where you don't have to think? Perfect book. :)

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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 12/08/2017

Zu langwierig

Die ersten Kapitel noch ganz unterhaltsam, aber dann wird's eher langwierig. Die Geschichte, die Handlung der beiden Hauptfiguren ist eher albern, oberflächlich, sie haben meine Sympathy nicht erwecken können.

Die Protagonistin sinnt immer wieder mal über die selben Fragen, was ziemlich irritiert. Dieses Audiobuch hat mich öftermals gelangweilt. Hätte ich es als Buch gekauft, hätte ich bestimmt Seiten übersprungen.

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  • Rebecca P
  • 11/08/2019

Faszinierend!

Auch, wenn man sich natürlich das Ende denken kann, ist die Art, wie die Geschichte entfaltet wird, kreativ! Empfehlenswert!

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  • Anna P.
  • 24/06/2018

Eine definitive Empfehlung

Die grundlegende Geschichte ist relativ stereotypisch: Mann&Frau treffen sich, Hass auf den ersten Blick, doch mit der Zeit wird aus den ersten Gefühle etwas anderes. Mrs Thorne schafft es allerdings den Leser komplett in ihre Geschichte zu ziehen. Die Charaktere sind wunderbar ausgearbeitet und haben eine wunderbare Chemie! Der Plot ist spannend genug, die Geschichte kommt gut vorran und der Schreibstil ist schön flüssig und gerade richtig was Detailbeschreibungen angeht. Definitiv eine Empfehlung!

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  • Helena
  • Switzerland
  • 13/12/2017

very amusing

- never boring and lots of sparks. very very original story - excellent! lovelx