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Shiver Audiobook

Shiver

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Publisher's Summary

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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    missy london, OH, United States 12-19-12
    missy london, OH, United States 12-19-12 Member Since 2016

    Say something about yourself!

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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

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Sandie Elk Grove, CA, United States 12-17-12
    Sandie Elk Grove, CA, United States 12-17-12 Member Since 2012

    I'm married with 3 children and 2 grandchildren. Love to read books, and love to listen to audio books. Genre's UF/Sci-Fi/ dystopian/ fiction and mystery/thrillers

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    "BORING"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    So boring, I couldn't finish it, I tried but couldn't.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Karen Robards again?

    Don't think so.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Shannon McManus?

    I think she was probably ok, the story was so boring she didn't have much to work with.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Nope, Nada,NO.!!!!!


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer New Mexico 01-02-13
    Amazon Customer New Mexico 01-02-13 Member Since 2015

    zen52

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    "More a Shake-up than a Shiver"

    My review of Shiver must begin with a disclaimer. I read only the first few lines of the summary before buying it. As a result, it wasn't until I was about 20% through it that I realized, to my dismay, that I was trapped in a ROMANCE NOVEL. However, I didn't stop listening and what follows are my reason/s why.

    From the outset, Karen Robards does a skilled job of writing a piece of pulp fiction. The story sets its course solidly; twenty-three year old single mom, devoted to her child, mature beyond her years, works third shift driving a tow truck, repoing cars to support her child. The setting is the seamier side of East St. Louis, and the streets are mean streets. Sam is fearless and resourceful until the night she picks a late job. Easy enough, its a BMW and prime for the picking. UNtil the trunk pops open and inside is a guy, wounded and beaten. In the brief moment that Sam hesitates, the same hit man who plopped this guy in the trunk now adds Sam to his haul. Just like that, Sam and Danny are thrust together -no pun intended of course- and off goes the story.

    I think what kept me going from this point on was the fact that each time the reader feels a romantic moment coming on -Sam oogling Danny's butt or muscles, or what not- the story explodes into some wild act of violence. A particularly taut scene is when Danny, on Sam's phone, listens to the torture of her son's babysitter by the cartel hitmen. In fact, the novel goes on like that until the conclusion.

    The performance is also really excellent. The reader expertly captures the attitude, the savvy, of Sam's character. Never mind the proposterous storyline; Danny is not a former federal agent who went over to the cartel and has become a protected witness to save his butt. No, he is actually an FBI special agent pretending to be a protected witness while the real witness is providing the FBI with testimony. Its all a weird melodrama and romance that works because the author, helped immensely by the reader, has a flair and a sense of how pulp fiction (the style, not the film) works and uses that with a skilled hand.

    I think having finished listening to Shiver, my only question for the author is who she and the publisher planned to market this to. Fans of Jack Reacher will turn this off about a third of the way through, though they shouldn't, and fans of romance are going to be a little unnerved by the level of violence. Actually, this story has its best chance when someone buys the option for the film. Can't miss. So, give it a chance, like me, you may not be able to turn it off.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Marianne Hammarland, Finland 12-30-12
    Marianne Hammarland, Finland 12-30-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Suspence romance by/ for a teenager"
    Would you try another book from Karen Robards and/or Shannon McManus?

    Shanon McManus did a good job of it. If she hadn't read so well, I wouldn't have finished listening.








    Would you ever listen to anything by Karen Robards again?

    No, never.


    What three words best describe Shannon McManus’s voice?

    Shannon has a youthful and nice voice, easy to understand for a foreigner.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The beginning was promising and it wasgood that the female main character had a typical "male" job, towing cars.


    Any additional comments?

    This story would be more suitable in a teenagers' magazine.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Randy Sparta, GA, United States 01-28-13
    Randy Sparta, GA, United States 01-28-13
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    "Did not hold my attention"
    What would have made Shiver better?

    To discriptive and wordy on non important story lines


    What could Karen Robards have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not sure, maybe make me shiver.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Very dull performance.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment


    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Wallingford, CT, United States 08-26-16
    Susan Wallingford, CT, United States 08-26-16

    I spend a lot of time seeking out the perfect story worthy of my credit. I enjoy suspense thrillers w/ a kick of satire. I'm a picky listener.

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    "I could've written in the story myself"

    The writer failed to capture my meditation come up there was no great hug. There is no climax. I guess the book was about a woman having sex in getting a shiver once. This was by far the worst book yet!!! Save your credit. Especially because you won't get back to 10 hours of your life.

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    Amazon Customer 06-01-16 Member Since 2014
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    enjoy listening to Shannon McManus, she has a nice tone and something interesting about her performance. thanks doll

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 01-02-16
    Karen 01-02-16

    Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.

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    ""Needs a New Editor""
    What did you like best about Shiver? What did you like least?

    I am a long time fan of Ms Robards. She just needed better editing or an editor that said "Karen, re write this paragraph" because this is a good story. Ms Robards is a Romance/mystery writer and she has some great classics not to be missed.


    Would you recommend Shiver to your friends? Why or why not?

    This should go on sale. Note at 1.25x speed, the pace is now as the author intended it to be. Fast paced with lots of action. The great mother attitude was good, but over done!


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    This is a new reader for me, ok female and child's voice, but no male voice. If she had, she may have saved this book. A hunk, needs to sound like one. I did use 1.25 speed which helped a lot as I had tried to listen at 1x speed a few times before and stopped.Not positive, but this reader could be AKA Kathleen Early. Ms Early does a good job with Rachel Gibson romances, but fails to have a good deeper male reading voice as in this one.


    Any additional comments?

    Audible and author, please record old classics, Night Magic and classic with Sam Easton, solider of fortune. Whatever you do, please record with a reader who can do deeper male voice i.e. Angela Dawe, Karen White, Gabra Zackman or Natalie Ross if you want a best seller.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Robin A. Lobb PA USA 12-04-15
    Robin A. Lobb PA USA 12-04-15 Member Since 2014

    anesthesia 2008

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    "Thriller"

    Loved it, keep you on edge of your seat! Great great great great great great

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    S. French Tennessee 08-17-15
    S. French Tennessee 08-17-15

    S.French

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    "Amazing fast paced action!"

    Absolutely loved it!
    Amazing fast paced action!
    Amazing fast paced action!
    Amazing fast paced action!
    Amazing fast paced action!
    Amazing fast paced action!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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