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Good Intentions Audiobook

Good Intentions: Brian's Secret , Part One

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Publisher's Summary

When his plane touches down in Portland, all Brian Palmer is expecting to do is wink, flash a smile, and close another deal. That all changes when he sees Cassie sitting outside the airport, scared, hurt, and alone. He approaches her with nothing but good intentions....

That chance encounter triggers a series of events, which will repeatedly test Brian's character, values, and morals.

On the brink of closing the biggest deal of his life, Brian is faced with some very difficult choices. How much is he willing to do to help a girl in need? How far is he prepared to go to close a deal? And will he be able to live with his decisions?

©2015 Donnie J. Burgess (P)2015 Donnie J. Burgess

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    Brandy Blackerby 02-14-16 Member Since 2013

    I am a fun loving mom that enjoys a great Book!! I'm happy to have Audible with a busy life it makes it so easy to still get lost in a book!

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    "I hope to Read/Listen to more!!"

    This was a Great Story & I can't wait for more!! Donnie is a Good author! I'm glad I found this book & can't wait to get my hands on more by him!! Neal The NARRATOR DID a good job, the only thing that bothered me was the echo I kept getting! I DON'T think that's his fault! I was able to get over it!! I never want a book to end cause I get to go to my fantasy World so my ONLY OTHER complaint would be I wish it was longer! I guess that just leaves me waiting & excited for more!!

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    Laura 02-09-16
    Laura 02-09-16 Member Since 2014
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    "good story"

    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com."

    good read. loved the narrator. willnlisten to more by the author and narrator

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    jjoneeight 02-08-16
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    "Success comes at a cost!"

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast. Brian finally landed his big deal, but not without the help of his young friend. He allowed her to help him reach his goal, but at what cost? This was such a good book, slow moving at first, but hooked me good about a quarter of the way through. I wasn't happy with the abrupt ending, but that only means I will have to read more by this author!

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    Book Addict Lyons, Ks USA 01-24-16
    Book Addict Lyons, Ks USA 01-24-16 Member Since 2010
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    Any additional comments?

    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

    The plot of this book is good, I felt it building from the start.I could feel the protaganist acting good to begin and then his confusion and guilt for what had happened.


    I was glad to see this is part one of a trilogy, because of the abrupt ending of this part. I really love reoccurring characters and a deeper story line.

    The narration was very good.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Elaine M. 07-31-16
    Elaine M. 07-31-16
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    "Donnie Burgess Does it Again -This is a Must Read!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I most definitely recommend this audiobook to a friend. Donnie outdoes himself with the first book of this series. The book has an excellent plot and story line that builds consistently, keeping you interested, intrigued and wanting more. The author delves into some sensitive issues and puts you on an emotional ride like none other. He manages to evoke an array of emotions from you. For me it was anger, sympathy and empathy. The characters are extremely well written and developed so much so that you feel as if you know them personally. The ending was abrupt and unexpected and left me wanting more. I'm excited for book 2 of this series.


    What about Neal Arango’s performance did you like?

    What is there to not like about Neal Arango's performance. As always, Neals' performance is on point. He portrays each character with the right amount of emotion. He has a wide array of character voices that make each character easily recognizable. He has great pace, tone and inflection that develop the feeling the author is going for at any given time. As usual, Neal Arangos' performance enhances the story and brings it to a different level that I believe reading the print version would do.


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook was provided by the author at no cost for an honest and unbiased review.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mari 04-02-16
    Mari 04-02-16
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    "Great story with a superb performance"
    If you could sum up Good Intentions in three words, what would they be?

    I hate Brian


    What did you like best about this story?

    I found Brian's constant justifications for all his terrible decisions was quite amusing. He is clearly an awful person who thinks he is doing good things. The way he goes back in forth in his mind until he convinces himself he is making the right decision had me laughing out lout more than once.


    Which character – as performed by Neal Arango – was your favorite?

    From a performance standpoint, I'd have to say Neal's performance made me really feel for Cassie. I think he portrayed her very well. Also thought his portrayal of Crandall was very effective. It literally made my skin crawl whenever he spoke, he was so disgusting.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The ending was quite shocking, and I found myself so angry at Brian that if was reading the book, it probably would have made me throw it to the ground and stomp all over it.


    Any additional comments?

    Excited to see that this is the first of a series. Really interested to see where it goes from here.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ricardo 07-13-16
    Ricardo 07-13-16
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    "Entertaining till the end"
    What made the experience of listening to Good Intentions the most enjoyable?

    The narrator did an amazing job with characterizations and gave a distinctive voice to each person.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Good Intentions?

    There's a few to choose from, but the restaurant scene where Brian tried to close the Crandall deal stands out.


    What about Neal Arango’s performance did you like?

    Neal is a talented voice actor and put a lot of emotion into his performance.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The ending was quite shocking. Without giving anything away, it was definitely evoked the most extreme feeling.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed this story and look forward to future installments.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Hunter 01-20-16
    Hunter 01-20-16

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    "Short but Good..."
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    A great listen and well written story that kept me hooked. The narrator was excellent and really brought the story to life. I don’t usually listen to books in this category, but will be looking for more from this author in the future.

    * I was given a free copy of the book from AudiobookBlast dot com in exchange for a fair and honest review.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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  • Saarah N
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    "Heartbreakingly sensitive"

    I would never recommend this audio book. But not for the usual reasons that it was poorly written. No, instead because it wrenched my heart to the point that I am still questioning what I would do, were I in Bryan's situation. I am feeling such unbearable confusion, I simply don't know what to feel.
    From the beginning, the character Cassie was the villain, I saw her as a marriage breaker and had a very low opinion of her- I certainly wanted her out of the picture. But when that came to be, I empathised with the guilt Bryan felt.

    It was daunting, I couldn't forsee the end, nor could I forsee that I would have this reaction. Believe me, at first I believed that Bryan was the victim of a naive, but not innocent, young girl's manipulation and incessantly reckless behaviour. She was attempting to lure a vulnerable Bryan into committing adultery. So, I had my sympathies with Ellie (his actual wife) and Bryan. I would say, once I realised Cassie's motives, in the beginning, I resented her and her ability to influence Bryan.

    Though, Burgess cleverly introduces a twist which I more than appreciated. At the end we learn that good intentions are never enough in being a good person: the actions are always more important. Just as the proverb 'actioms speak louder than words', implies. Bryan failed to act out on his intention and inevitability, because of the severity of the situation, what inevitably follows is disaster. All throughout he believed he was helping Cassie, that he was making her happier, but we quickly learn as the problems escalate, that she was not any better off.

    This audio book kept me occupied for most of the morning up until now, and I know that it will remain in my thoughts long after. This was undoubtedly a good book, worth hearing, the narrator performed well and was suited to do the voices. Now, the writing was equally good, I particularly liked how the writer intelligently influenced the mood in various parts of the writing: at the start it was light, and even witty. Later on when it draws on sensitive issues, including prostitution, abuse, it becomes darker- more dangerous. It constantly flirts between these different atmospheres: an emotional rollercoaster, if you will. I'm sure you understand why I still can't process my feelings.

    This book may not offer much in terms of a refuge, or comfort, but it offers gratitude and puts our own problems into perspective. So yes, it is every bit deserving of five stars. I would say that audio book was intended more for mature audiences, the issues it alludes to, and those that it revolves around, are extremely sensitive and require considerable maturity.

    NB: I received this audio book through Audio Book Blast. And it can be listened to as a stand- alone novel.

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