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Vanity, Vengeance and a Weekend In Vegas Audiobook

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

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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

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    Donna Houston, TX, United States 10-18-12
    Donna Houston, TX, United States 10-18-12
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    "More fun with Sophie"

    I was mad at Kyra Davis for waiting so long to publish a new Sphie Katz's book. All is forgiven. This latest addition to the series is just as funny as the other books. I bought the Kindle version first, but I had to add the audio version to my collection. It is worth a read or a listen.

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    Amazon Custome Maplewood, NJ USA 10-13-12
    Amazon Custome Maplewood, NJ USA 10-13-12 Member Since 2008
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    "The same, but better"

    I love the Sophie Katz books, but it seems like it's been a while since the last one. When this new installment began with the same characters and their hallmark traits, I was afraid the Sophie series had gone stale. Wrong! This is Kyra Davis at her best. Fun plot twists, fascinating new characters who we may hear from again, laugh-out-loud dialogue, and a spot-on narration by Gabra Zackman -- I can't imagine anyone else doing these voices. Brilliant!

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    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 10-13-13
    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 10-13-13 Member Since 2012

    Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!

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    "Slow, light-weight and kinda boring...sorry to say"
    What disappointed you about Vanity, Vengeance and a Weekend In Vegas?

    Very little action, slow paced and just plain boring...I dozed off at times.


    If you’ve listened to books by Kyra Davis before, how does this one compare?

    This is my first Sophie Katz "mystery" and will probably be my last, there is just so much better out there.


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

    I don't recall listening to this narrator before and I usually remember someone who gives an awesome performance, so if I have heard her before she did not make an impression, but I will say she did a pretty good job.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Vanity, Vengeance and a Weekend In Vegas?

    There was a lot of dead time that I just zoned out on...I don't know what could have made it better.


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    Jaime CA, United States 08-07-13
    Jaime CA, United States 08-07-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Characters feel different..."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I suppose. If you are a huge fan of this series you should certainly read it. But, if you are new, I'd recommend starting with the first book.


    Would you recommend Vanity, Vengeance and a Weekend In Vegas to your friends? Why or why not?

    No. This book just felt different from the others. The characters all seemed so off. Specifically the main character Sophie. I had a real problem with her security issues, which made the story so weak and very annoying. The character is supposed to be such a strong and independent woman, and this story made her seem weak and too dependent on others, mainly men.


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

    I love Gabra Zackman! She's so great and nails it as Sophie Katz.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No. If it were any other book in the series I would.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm not sure what happened to my amazing Sophie, but she was certainly MIA in this book. I can only hope the author will bring her back to life in the next book.

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    Vanessa Edmonton, AB, Canada 01-15-13
    Vanessa Edmonton, AB, Canada 01-15-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Not laugh out loud funny"

    I downloaded this because is was an ACX editors pick for "laugh out loud funny" I have ready Kyra Davis' books before and some are funny but this was was absolutely not funy. Sophie finds Anatoli is married and she runs from the Russian mob...in a not funny kind of way. Not sure if the editors just got mixed up. Although the books is a nice light snack, I never laughed out loud...not even once.

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    Jennifer Smith Portland OR 01-14-13
    Jennifer Smith Portland OR 01-14-13 Member Since 2013
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    "bad cover, worse story"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I really thought it was going to take off and be more exciting. The characters were shallow and undefined while at the same time being stereotypical. I'm glad I didn't pay much for it and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.


    What was most disappointing about Kyra Davis’s story?

    It never took off and got more exciting. It needed more depth of character and detail.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Don't know


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

    I liked the main character. She was strong and independant. Also, I liked that they went to a sex toy trade show. It was a different thing to happen in a story.


    Any additional comments?

    Too many characters to keep track of

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    Rebecca Antelope, CA, United States 01-02-13
    Rebecca Antelope, CA, United States 01-02-13
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    "A Fun Listen..."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Vanity, Vengeance and a Weekend In Vegas to be better than the print version?

    Yes. The narrator made the book for me. I think if I just read it, the book would have been very flat.


    Any additional comments?

    It was a fun quick listen. Almost needed to write down all the characters and who they are. It all came out in the end.
    Overall, was happy with the book. If you want a fun mystery, this is it.

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    Grace Edina, MN, United States 12-19-12
    Grace Edina, MN, United States 12-19-12 Member Since 2012

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    "She only gets better and better... I want another!"

    If you like the others, you might like this one even better... Kyra has gotten a hang of her own style and Gabra sounds at her best and I can tell it's like putting on a favorite pair of pants or shoes to read for Kyra.

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    Stephanie L. Garrison 12-19-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Another Great Sophie Katz Mystery"
    What made the experience of listening to Vanity, Vengeance and a Weekend In Vegas the most enjoyable?

    I found myself laughing out loud at certain points during this book. This book is perfect if you're looking for an entertaining and lighter comedy.


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    C. Byrd Fort Worth, TX 12-01-12
    C. Byrd Fort Worth, TX 12-01-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Never enough Sophie!"
    If you could sum up Vanity, Vengeance and a Weekend In Vegas in three words, what would they be?

    Always leaves you wanting more.....


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    They all are, hard to think of any one without the others


    Which character – as performed by Gabra Zackman – was your favorite?

    love them all


    Who was the most memorable character of Vanity, Vengeance and a Weekend In Vegas and why?

    I really think they all were, but you make up your own mind.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are looking for pure entertainment, look no further

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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