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Bel-Air Dead Audiobook

Bel-Air Dead: Stone Barrington, Book 20

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Publisher's Summary

In the newest addition to the New York Times-bestselling series, Stone Barrington comes face-to-face with a beautiful woman from his past....

Stone Barrington receives a rather unexpected phone call from Arrington Calder, the ex-girlfriend with whom he has a son. Arrington's much older husband, the actor Vance Calder, has just died, leaving her a fortune in Centurion Studios stock. Arrington has plans for the money and asks Stone to represent her in the sale of the company. But when he arrives at her home in Bel-Air to finalize the deal, things take a nasty turn. It seems many of Hollywood's rich and beautiful have Arrington and Centurion in their sights, and Stone finds himself dragged into a surprisingly deadly web of intrigue.

More mayhem? Listen to all of our Stone Barrington mysteries.

©2011 Stuart Woods (P)2011 Penguin

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    William R. SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States 05-27-11
    William R. SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States 05-27-11 Member Since 2016

    Author, rabid Audible listener.

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    "Another Great Stone Barrington Novel"

    I've always loved the Stone Barrington series and Bel Air Dead does not dissapoint. This is yet another great book in the series and listeners will enjoy catching up with old characters we have not heard from in a long time. Stuart Woods wrote on his website that he is required to pen quite a few books every year. I do not know if it is for this reason or intentional but the Stone Barrington books have been taking on a much faster pace of late which I really enjoy.

    While I won't give anything away here, there are some really interesting plot twists that I think will introduce some new and unique characters in the near future. If you decided not to listen to Bel Air Dead but you are a fan of Stone Barrington, I would suggest you read this one.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Cary Little Rock, AR, United States 05-27-11
    Cary Little Rock, AR, United States 05-27-11 Member Since 2013
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    "Stone does it again!"

    Stone and Dino take California by storm with the help
    of some of his old friends. Great listen. Very
    entertaining.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lady Pamela New Mexico 09-10-16
    Lady Pamela New Mexico 09-10-16

    And Buffalo George

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    "Better than Most"

    One of the better Barrington books. Stone weaves a clever plot to enable Arrington (his former lover and mother of his child) to retain control of a Hollywood studio owned by her former husband. Twisty enough for you? Stone and Dino are not in NYC, a delightful change and the amounts of money thrown around are phenomenal. Stone gets laid several times, as usual, but one of them doesn't get killed...that's odd for a Barrington novel. Dino's role helps bring the protagonist to justice after many bad acts. The plot involves Ed Eagle, a Santa Fe lawyer and his edgy ex-, bringing together a couple of Woods' plot strings. This one is #20 in the series and is better than most.

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    John S Mcaleese 01-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Bel Air Dead review"
    What did you like best about Bel-Air Dead? What did you like least?

    There was a good sense of realism. This is how people would react in this situation. The plot was bit strung out but I enjoyed it.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Most interesting, I think was about the business of show business. Emotionally, though there wasn't a sense of urgency. This was more melodrama than suspence.


    Which character – as performed by Tony Roberts – was your favorite?

    stone Barrington's cop buddy from NewYork. Dino. although. he sounded a bit too much like Max from Hart to Hart.


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

    Yeah, pretty much only to see who they chose to play in it.


    Any additional comments?

    Leisurely, paced.. Could housed more tension.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Charmaine Harwinton, CT, United States 01-05-14
    Charmaine Harwinton, CT, United States 01-05-14 Member Since 2013
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    Would you listen to Bel-Air Dead again? Why?

    The reader is very entertaining. Love the players.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Stone and Dino are the reason why I read this books


    Which character – as performed by Tony Roberts – was your favorite?

    Dino


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

    The comments that Dino makes just make me laugh. It is often at a traffic light and the others in traffic must think I'm crazy :-)


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    karin 07-21-13
    karin 07-21-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Lots of fun for Stone and Dino. Stone at his best."
    If you could sum up Bel-Air Dead in three words, what would they be?

    A fun read.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bel-Air Dead?

    I enjoyed reading about LA. I think the pompous characters are hilarious.


    Any additional comments?

    Tony Roberts does a great job narrating. He's always consistent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara 07-23-12
    Barbara 07-23-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Fun summer enterainment"
    What made the experience of listening to Bel-Air Dead the most enjoyable?

    I enjoy the narrator very much. He does a great job delinetaing between the characters.


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

    This is a typical Stuart Woods storyline but it is entertaining with some twists.


    What about Tony Roberts’s performance did you like?

    Excellent! I have heard one other narrator and I was very disappointed. Mr. Roberts' makes the story come alive!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    No idea.


    Any additional comments?

    No.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 05-07-12 Member Since 2011

    JB

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    "Entertaining"

    An enjoyable book to listen to on my walk. He writes and I listen, makes the time fly.

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    firstlady591 09-20-11 Listener Since 2005
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    "Classic Stuart Woods"

    This book follows the same formula as all of the other SW books i've read. If you're a SW fan, you'll like this book. It's nothing new. Comfortable and fun! loved it!

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    Patrick 06-22-11
    Patrick 06-22-11
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    "not great"

    Great expectations not realized in this hokey LA rich club fable, women and Bentley???s notwithstanding

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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