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Shiver | [Karen Robards]

Shiver

If driving a piece-of-crap tow truck through the seediest part of town with a Smith & Wesson beside her means putting a roof over her son’s head, then Samantha Jones is going to be the best damn repo woman on the books. The streetwalkers, the drug pushers, the bands of looking-for-trouble punks haunting the mean streets at midnight don’t intimidate her. These are her people. The guy she finds bound and bloodied in the trunk of her latest conquest, a flashy new BMW, is a different breed entirely.
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If driving a piece-of-crap tow truck through the seediest part of town with a Smith & Wesson beside her means putting a roof over her son’s head, then Samantha Jones is going to be the best damn repo woman on the books. The streetwalkers, the drug pushers, the bands of looking-for-trouble punks haunting the mean streets at midnight don’t intimidate her. These are her people. The guy she finds bound and bloodied in the trunk of her latest conquest, a flashy new BMW, is a different breed entirely.

Daniel Panterro was certain he was going to die. Instead, by a stroke of luck, he was beaten to within an inch of his life and left for dead. But if he’s having a bad day, Sam’s day is about to get way worse. Danny knows he hasn’t seen the last of the vicious drug runners who kidnapped him from protective custody. His only recourse is to take his pretty savior hostage and force her to help him. There’s no going back for Sam and her four-year-old son, Tyler. They’re in way too deep.

With ruthless killers stalking their trail, Sam’s only choice is to trust this handsome, menacing stranger. But as she relinquishes control, Sam feels an unmistakable desire. Could she be tempted by Danny, who seems intent on protecting her and Tyler from even his own darkest secrets? And what is the price of falling in love with a man who operates on the edge of danger — her heart, her life... or both?

©2012 Karen Robards (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Kimberly Ixonia, WI, United States 12-09-12
    Kimberly Ixonia, WI, United States 12-09-12 Member Since 2012

    So many books...so little time! :)

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    "Gave Me Shivers!"
    What made the experience of listening to Shiver the most enjoyable?

    The tension between Sam and Danny really kept me going. It is obvious from the very beginning that there is something there, but it kept you on the edge of your seat just waiting for something to happen between the two of them. I had listened to the sneak peaks audible released...and they kept releasing another chapter from week to week, until finally I had to buy it because I was hooked! I ended up finishing this book in one day!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I would have to say Sam was my favorite. She just continues to surprise you throughout the story while you learn her history and everything she has been through and goes through in this book. A really great character!


    What about Shannon McManus’s performance did you like?

    I think this is the first time I have heard her before, and I thought she did a good job! She has a good voice and acts out the characters well, allowing you to understand who is who.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not one specifically. There were quite a few intense moments...not to give anything away. ;)


    Any additional comments?

    Overall a great story...with a twist at the end that I honestly didn't see coming! Worth the credit!

    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Spinnaker Raleigh, NC, United States 12-17-12
    Spinnaker Raleigh, NC, United States 12-17-12 Member Since 2006
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    "So close to being terrific - maybe next time"
    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The good: Suspenseful story, likeable and realistic characters with some depth and mortal flaws, room for multiple characters to have strengths, reflects pretty good research into the realm of the US Marshall service (except for a few flubs like having 14 rounds in a six-shooter revolver).

    The bad: starting in Part 2, Robards apparently thought she needed to lengthen the book and relied on two strategies: repeating the same phrases ad nauseum and, for a change of pace, she apparently invited "Mr. Obvious-man" to add his two-bits, to the detriment of the book. With some good editing it could have been a great suspense and action novel.


    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    L.W. Idabel, OK, United States 12-13-12
    L.W. Idabel, OK, United States 12-13-12 Member Since 2007

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Really Entertaining....."

    I downloaded the free first 2 chapters because I wasn't sure this would be a story I would like. I LOVE Sam; she is a gutsy, loving, mother and she starred in this show. The storyline was so well done. I loved the dialog. I am so impressed when an author can bring you into a story so you are experiencing it as is unfolding. This is not my first Karen Robards book but I think it one of the best. She kept me involved all the way through. The romance, I thought was perfect timing.
    I admit this is my first listen with narrator and I have trouble until I adjust to a new person. She was good and professional.
    For me this was a good story, worth the credit, by an author who knows how to "give" us the story. I recommend. Thank you!

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Lorraine East Baldwin, ME, United States 01-23-13
    Lorraine East Baldwin, ME, United States 01-23-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Couldn't wait for the end, hard to listen to."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Author kept repeating the same things throughout the book. The plot could have made a great book.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not Karen Robards


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie tucson, AZ, United States 07-22-13
    Stephanie tucson, AZ, United States 07-22-13

    Say something about yourself!

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    "It was good, but"

    I expected more from this book. I was slightly disapointed mostly because i thought this book was going to be a thriller not a romance novel. However, I have to admit It was entertaining. The author did a great job and for the first time in who knows how long I was able to read (listen) to a book that really kept me guessing. This is a book tht i will be listening to again.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Karen D. Phillips, MD Ogden, UT United States 01-02-13
    Karen D. Phillips, MD Ogden, UT United States 01-02-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Fairly boring and predictable"

    Aside from being rather boring the dialogue given to the 4 year old child was ridiculous. It sounded more like a 10 year old kid.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Judith Mcintyre Perth, Australia 01-25-13
    Judith Mcintyre Perth, Australia 01-25-13

    HeyMcJude

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    "Underwhelming"
    What did you like best about Shiver? What did you like least?

    I thought the blurb for this story didn't match it.


    What was most disappointing about Karen Robards’s story?

    Many moments of this story 'jumped the shark...' Surviving a plane crash on a snowy mountain after their safe-house blew up? I couldn't suspend my disbelief.


    What didn’t you like about Shannon McManus’s performance?

    It was fine.


    Could you see Shiver being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Probably.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Angel Claire Australia 01-03-13
    Angel Claire Australia 01-03-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Good story but sooo slow!"

    Shiver is the story of Sam, a hard working single mother who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. The book follows her frantic efforts to keep herself and her young son one step ahead of a ruthless drug gang. Thrown into this mix is the undercover FBI agent who Sam must learn to trust in order to stay alive.

    This is a great storyline but the writing itself is so wordy and slow that it had me to the point of frustration. Every facet of the story is described to the nth degree - it was so frustrating listening to a ten minute description on the furnishings in the lounge room. At times the description of a scene was so long that I lost track of what the story was actually about.

    I really enjoyed the narration - Shannon McManus was excellent and I look forward to listening to more of her work

    Shiver is an exciting book that keeps you wanting to know what's happening next - it is just such a pity that the book has been spoiled by being padded out with some much unnecessary dialogue.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Andy Plainview, TX, United States 12-30-12
    Andy Plainview, TX, United States 12-30-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Slowest book I have ever had to sit through"
    Would you try another book from Karen Robards and/or Shannon McManus?

    Would not try another book from Karen Robards I dont have that much time to waste.


    Any additional comments?

    The first of the book was good and the last part was good but the 8 hours in the middle are torture. If I had n't had so many hours invested in it at the end of the first part , I wanted to quit.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    missy london, OH, United States 12-19-12
    missy london, OH, United States 12-19-12 Member Since 2011

    Wife, Mother, Sister, and Friend

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    "story dragged"
    What did you like best about Shiver? What did you like least?

    suspense between main characters


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Shannon McManus?

    maybe


    Do you think Shiver needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    story line was good but dragged out too much to follow actual storyline

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    "Bit saggy in the middle"

    The first couple of hours of this title are the most exciting book opening I've ever read and I read a lot of thrillers! Not a whole lot goes in in the middle of the book except for her PMSing at "Marco" but its quite steamy ;)



    Altogether a very good read, I raced through it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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