We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
 >   > 
Vanity, Vengeance and a Weekend In Vegas Audiobook

Vanity, Vengeance and a Weekend In Vegas: A Sophie Katz Mystery

Regular Price:$19.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Sophie Katz, bestselling mystery writer and amateur sleuth, has just discovered that Anatoly, her sexy Russian P.I boyfriend of six years is actually married to the daughter of a Russian mafia boss. Devastated by his betrayal, Sophie banishes him from their beautiful San Francisco Victorian home.

Desperate to distract their friend and pull her out of her depression, Dena and Marcus spirit Sophie away to Vegas for a "fun filled weekend" at a Sex Toy Trade Show. But bigger trouble awaits in Vegas. Anatoly is there; his beautiful Russian wife is there; and so is a dead body stuffed into a closet. And to make matters worse someone has gone out of their way to implicate Sophie in the murder. Sophie's completely over her head and when a mysterious man offers her help she's tempted to take it. But who is he and whose side is he on? It's also clear that whoever the bad guy is he would have no problem killing Anatoly, and although she may want to kill him herself, no one else is going to hurt Sophie's man.

©2012 Kyra Davis (P)2012 Kyra Davis

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.0 (720 )
5 star
 (270)
4 star
 (261)
3 star
 (139)
2 star
 (31)
1 star
 (19)
Overall
4.0 (625 )
5 star
 (237)
4 star
 (210)
3 star
 (119)
2 star
 (41)
1 star
 (18)
Story
4.2 (626 )
5 star
 (297)
4 star
 (206)
3 star
 (88)
2 star
 (20)
1 star
 (15)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Pat Weston Creek, Australia 03-23-14
    Pat Weston Creek, Australia 03-23-14 Listener Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    0
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    72
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "pedestrian"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    People who like a light, competent story - nothing unusual or compelling. People who like irrational female behaviour from the heroine because of 'unrequited love' and too many cocktails.


    What was most disappointing about Kyra Davis’s story?

    Too much pointless, girly introspection from the protagonist. Klunky sexual interludes. Plot a bit predictable.


    What aspect of Gabra Zackman’s performance would you have changed?

    The performance was just fine. She delineated the characters well, and deserves better material to work with.


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

    Yes, it had a few well conceived humorous moments, and some nice character development.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Melody Chicago, IL, United States 06-10-13
    Melody Chicago, IL, United States 06-10-13 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    8
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    48
    11
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    6
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "No matter where she goes trouble follows"

    I love this these books! Sophie always manages to get herself in some kind of trouble. But with her sass and wit, and Mr Cat, she seems to solve each case! Sophie's friends and her boyfriend always add to the comic relief. Her ethnic combination of Jewish and African American is a hilarious combination at times.
    The narrator Gabra Zackman is awesome! You can't go wrong with any of Kyra's titles

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    PKsweets CA 03-18-13
    PKsweets CA 03-18-13 Member Since 2004

    A reader from day 1 now a listener too! Remember honesty in a review does help you decide, even if you don't agree!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    106
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    162
    32
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Why--Because they're funny too!"

    Just liking the series, just enough spice to keep it edgy, story enough to keep it interesting, well written to keep me in the story, and the performance by the narrator is spot on!
    My third one, and enjoying the characters as developing, evolving and interesting as time is passing....

    As long as these elements remain, I will keep listening!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Heather Niceville, FL, United States 03-04-13
    Heather Niceville, FL, United States 03-04-13 Member Since 2016

    Mother, Wife, Cultural Anthropologist, always a scholar and lover of books!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    73
    31
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "An enjoyable read or listen."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    This is a good book, though don't try to read them out of order, you'd be lost (particularly in this one). I enjoy this series and look forward to each one.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Josephine Winfrey E. Orange, NJ 02-25-13
    Josephine Winfrey E. Orange, NJ 02-25-13 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    28
    24
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Vintage Sophie"
    Where does Vanity, Vengeance and a Weekend In Vegas rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I'm comparing all of the Sophie Katz mysteries and this is one of the best storylines of the bunch. I also like the progression of the characters.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Vanity, Vengeance and a Weekend In Vegas?

    I don't want to be a spoiler but I love when Sophie makes assumptions before she has all the facts but always ends up in the right place.


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

    Gabra does a fantastic job distinguishing the characters. She gets you to care about them and what's going on in their lives individually and collectively.


    If you could rename Vanity, Vengeance and a Weekend In Vegas, what would you call it?

    I wouldn't


    Any additional comments?

    I stumbled onto this series and I eagerly await the next installment. Kyra Davis is a writer that should not be passed on. I could easily see this on TV or in the movies. Not network though, cable.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lavinia 10-30-12
    Lavinia 10-30-12
    HELPFUL VOTES
    39
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1439
    21
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Enough"

    the love affair is taking on the characteristics of totally uninteresting -- the set up for the break up sounds like high school -- the mis-information continues and continues. I have liked other books in this series but this wasn't one of them. Overall disappointing.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Edmond, OK 10-07-12
    Edmond, OK 10-07-12

    book lover

    HELPFUL VOTES
    11
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    905
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great Book!! Great Series!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Vanity, Vengeance and a Weekend In Vegas to be better than the print version?

    I havn't read the printed version. I don't really have time to read which is why I get the audio books.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love all of Kyra's characters in this series. They work so well in the story and off of each other. Kyra does an amazing job with this series.


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

    Unfortunately, no. Or at least not yet. I am sure that I will and I am equally sure that she will be able to do as well on other books. Her voices for the characters are very believable.


    If you could take any character from Vanity, Vengeance and a Weekend In Vegas out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    All of them. I would love to just sit back and listen to them go at it with each other!!


    Any additional comments?

    I am really happy that Kyra made the leap and published her book by herself. I am a major fan of this series and was very saddened to hear that her publisher had dropped her. I hope that she can continue to bring Sophie and her friends to us again and again. If you are a first time reader\listener I definately recommend this series!! I am always telling anyone who will listen about this series and I hope I have added to her fan base. Keep up the good work Kyra because some of us are are rooting for you and Sophie!!!!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Natalie Pensacola, FL 09-26-12
    Natalie Pensacola, FL 09-26-12 Member Since 2016

    Addicted Audiofile!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    68
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    235
    41
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    7
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Cracking up! Another 5 star listen..."

    I don't know what is better, the amazing Gabra Zackman narrating in her signature "Sophie Katz" voices, seamlessly transferring from character to character without missing a beat...or the whitty dialogue of both the primary story, and the chapter beginning quotes.

    This book made me laugh out loud many times and it was a quick, fun listen that kept you guessing on who the villians were all throughout.

    Definately recommend! Listen to them all if you haven't already, this one was worth the wait!

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Richard Kentwood, MI, United States 09-20-12
    Richard Kentwood, MI, United States 09-20-12 Member Since 2015

    Listen mostly to urban fantasy and suspense/thrillers but also enjoy mysteries, sci-fi, fantasy, romance, adventure, classic, modern, spiritual or general literature. And I always like a bit of romance in any of my stories.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    169
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    746
    62
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    18
    33
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "More Great Fun"

    Lots of Sophie and friends humor and wacky detective work. If you're a fan of the series you won't be disappointed. Gabra does a great job and is still one of my favorite narrators. Can't wait until Kyra writes another.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  •  
    09-15-12
    09-15-12 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    9
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    44
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Kyra and Gabra combo!!!"

    Kyra Davis is such a fun author!!! I have LOVED every Sophie book I have listened to (i.e. all of them!). So long as she writes them I will buy them, every single one is a sure bet! And Gabra Zachman is a marvelous actor! She brings each character back exactly as she has performed them in every other reading of this series! Not an easy task I'm sure but she performs each character with brilliance! It is in fact because of Gabra that I started listening to the Sophie Katz series (I loved her performances in other audible purchases) so thank you Gabra for introducing me to Kyra's books, they are just great!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.