In a Class By Itself

Version: Abridged
Author: Sandra Brown
Narrator: Elaina Erika Davis
Genres: Romance, General
Publisher: Random House Audio Assets
Published In: March 2006
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours
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Dani Quinn walked into her high school reunion with dread and anticipation. She knew Logan Webster would be there, and she had no idea how she would react the first time she saw him. She had left both Logan and the small Texas town years before. Her departure had been abrupt, painful, and not of her choosing. She'd never had the chance to tell Logan the truth.

Handsome, charming, and dangerously charismatic, Logan has grown into a man who exudes all the power and confidence of self-made success. He listens as Dani describes her work for Friends in Need, a charitable organization that raises funds for mentally and physically challenged children. He is attentive as she explains the foundation's hope that he will donate one of his properties for a much-needed summer camp. Then he suggests a shocking proposal of his own. A coldhearted "business" deal that conceals a hurt Logan has never gotten over.

Frightened by her own feelings for Logan, hoping to heal the pain she has caused him, Dani agrees to his unconventional terms. What she never expects is the chance that their love will be rekindled. But it is not that simple. Once again Dani is forced to leave Logan without so much as an explanation. For unbeknownst to Logan, Dani has passed through a heartwrenching tragedy that has changed her life forever, and where she must go not even he can follow.

Reviews (6)

Juvenile book

Written by Anonymous on January 8th, 2013

  • Book Rating: 1/5

This book was terrible! Sort of like a B-rated Harlequin romance! I couldn't listen to all of it.

Adolescent, dull

Written by Michelle on February 22nd, 2007

  • Book Rating: 2/5

The author must be really sexually repressed, or finds the need to painfully tell us that she needs sex. The author must also have a thing with anger management or thought of rape, as the male character seems to display a lot of both. Her adolescent description of the so-called sexual tension is like reading an older version of "Sweet Valley High". The book itself is entertaining, and great for a commute, but otherwise, there's plenty of other authors worth listening to. The narrator's "texan" voice is pretty annoying, and makes Logan sound like a real red neck, with an IQ of a peanut. The characters are rather dull, predictable, and not at all 3 dimensional. You have a boy jilted by his love, boy wants revenge on the girl, to the brink of potential rape, boy unaware of girl's past, begs forgiveness and then everything ends well. 2 stars because it is entertaining, but lacks depth and originality.

In a Class by Itself

Written by Anonymous on January 30th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Sweet story that I could have enjoyed - if I were 14. But for an adult woman, it was idealistic and painfully transparent. Thank goodness it was the abridged version.


Written by Tina Summerville on November 11th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5


In A Class By Itself

Written by Liz in Texas on October 14th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I love Sandra Brown books. I've read them all. The voice on this audio did not enhance the book for me. It also reminded me why I don't normally listen to abridged versions--seemed shallow; felt like something was missing.

In a Class By Itself

Written by Vicky Legaspi from Byron, GA on August 17th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 1/5

The reading on this book is very bad. I would have to watch for this narrator to avoid this annoying experience.

Author Details

Author Details

Brown, Sandra

Sandra Brown is the author of fifty-six New York Times bestsellers, including PLAY DIRTY, which was released in August 2007 by Simon & Schuster. Her other recent bestsellers include Ricochet (2006), Chill Factor (2005), White Hot (2004), Hello, Darkness (2003), The Crush (2002), Envy (2001), The Switch (2000), The Alibi (1999), Unspeakable (1998) and Fat Tuesday (1997), all of which have jumped onto the Times bestseller list in the number one to five spot.

Brown began her writing career in 1981 and since then has published seventy novels, most of which remain in print. As of 1990, when Mirror Image made The New York Times bestseller list, each subsequent novel, including reprints of earlier books, have become Times bestsellers. In 1992 her novel French Silk was made into an ABC-TV movie. Brown now has seventy million copies of her books in print worldwide, and her work has been translated into thirty-three languages.

A lifelong Texan, Sandra Brown was born in Waco, grew up in Fort Worth and attended Texas Christian University, majoring in English. Before embarking on her writing career, she worked as a model at the Dallas Apparel Mart, and in television, including weathercasting for WFAA-TV in Dallas, and feature reporting on the nationally syndicated program “PM Magazine.” She is much in demand as a speaker and has appeared at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. and the Texas Book Festival in Austin, TX, as well as charity functions throughout the year. Court TV also sought Brown to host the 2007 premier of its popular series “Murder by the Book.”

Awards and commendations include the 2007 Texas Medal of Arts Award for Literature, the American Business Women’s Association’s Distinguished Circle of Success, B’nai B’rith’s Distinguished Literary Achievement Award, the A.C. Greene Award and the Romance Writers of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Sandra has also been named Thriller Master for 2008, the top award given by the International Thriller Writer’s Association. In addition, Sandra is a member of Author’s Guild, Mystery Writers of America, Novelists, Inc., Literacy Partners, and a founding member of International Thriller Writers.

Sandra and her husband Michael Brown live in Arlington, Texas.