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Charade Audiobook

Charade

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Publisher's Summary

A medical miracle gave TV personality Cat Delaney more than a new heart. It gave her a second chance at life. After leaving Hollywood to host a San Antonio TV show spotlighting children with special needs, Cat fights to gain respect as a newscaster. She meets Alex Pierce, an ex-cop turned crime writer, who regards her as a woman, not as a heart patient. When fatal “accidents” begin killing the other heart recipients, Alex may – or may not – be her most important ally.

With her new world turning sinister and a mysterious stalker shadowing her every move, Cat is caught in a dark maze of betrayal and secrets…and perhaps sees too late the mask hiding a killer’s face.

©1994 Sandra Brown (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“[A] page-turner…a compelling heroine…Brown has once again hit her mark.” (People)

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    Roxanne Alexandria, MN, United States 12-29-10
    Roxanne Alexandria, MN, United States 12-29-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Keeps you guessing to the very end."

    Many books you can figure out the killer in the very beginning but this book had many twist and turns that were very unexpected. Loved it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Elle (AKA PlantCrone) in the great NorthWest OREGON 06-16-16

    ELLE aka PlantCrone of the Great Pacific Northwest. I enjoy almost every genre-S/F, Action, Biographies and Histories & Romance

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    "And I wonder why I don't read Brown's novels"

    I used to, occasionally, pick up a copy of a Sandra Brown..and seldom finished it.

    Don't know why I chose this one..but I shouldn't have. I found the whole thing to be slightly tedious and childish.

    Maybe you like Sandra Brown..people must..she writes a lot of books. But I swear I'll never waste a credit on a Brown again.

    Narration was not particularly memorial..basically a bit less than a "MEH" all the way around.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Linda 11-05-11
    Linda 11-05-11
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    "Romance, not mystery"

    This book would have been better categorized under romance, rather than mystery. I am so disappointed to have spent money on a book I do not want to even finish. I am more than half way through and can't believe I have listened to this much. This is the first book I have written a negative review for. I don't read mysteries for frequent sex scenes and teenagey romance.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Cndee13 PA 10-31-10
    Cndee13 PA 10-31-10 Member Since 2016
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    "Not my favorite SB book"

    For the most part, it was a good listen, but I found myself having trouble warming up to the main female character. I liked the male lead, which saved the book. The 'bad guy' was pretty easy to discern, and it was almost laughable at the end that Cat never suspected him. I think the narrator did a nice job.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Bea FREMONT, NE, United States 06-12-15
    Bea FREMONT, NE, United States 06-12-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Narrator spoiled this"
    What disappointed you about Charade?

    The narrator was a woman and her variations of voices for the different characters was awful


    What was most disappointing about Sandra Brown’s story?

    For what I listened to the story jumped around so much that I would not know what they were talking about or who the characters were.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Natalie Ross?

    A man.


    Any additional comments?

    just that I couldn't listen to the book so was very disappointed

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy Gleason 09-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Sandra Brown never disappoints"

    Have been a fan of Sandra's for 25 years & have all her books. She always keeps you guessing, this one was no different. I probably have this in hardcover and is one of the few audiobooks I have from her. Listening is even more fun than reading her.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Leke Adesida 09-03-16
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    "Superb storyline"

    Very engaging with twists and turns that is riveting, as well as captivating, she kept you guessing all the way to the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    KDN 07-06-16
    KDN 07-06-16
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    "Good listen!"

    It took me a bit, but in the end I did figure out who it was. Overall a quick book to listen to.

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    Thomas L. Evans 06-07-16

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    "Who Done It"

    Very easy sweet story with mild anticipation as to just what's happening.....great in the fact that it held my interest to WANT to finish the book to see just exactly Who Really Did It!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Waggs3228 State College PA 06-04-16
    Waggs3228 State College PA 06-04-16 Member Since 2013
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    "suspense and mystery"

    this was a hard book to get into when you first start it jumps around a lot from year to year in fact I turned it off and stop listening to it and then picked it up again I'm glad I did because it got much better as the book progressed a very suspenseful story keeps you guessing up to the end

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "Completely ruined by the ending"
    What did you like best about Charade? What did you like least?

    The narration was brilliant - the best ever. Really brought the book to life. This was a great story totally destroyed, for me, by the final chapters


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I was irritated at the ending. The whole romance and plot was ruined for me. Difficult to say why without spoiling the plot. I think the Hero was fixated with his dead love obsessively and never got over her. His reasons for going after the heroine, and the way he did it - which was only really revealed in the last chapters, was just icky. And the neat tidying up of the "who got whose heart" storyline, by inserting another character in the final pages was just silly and an insult to the reader who had spent the entire book trying to figure out the puzzle.


    Was Charade worth the listening time?

    I really enjoyed listening to this book - until the final chapters. But the ending leaves a bitter taste and I will happily delete from my library.


    Any additional comments?

    I actually initially filled out my rating for this book at 4 stars for the story and overall (I almost never give 5 stars). This was because I was almost at the end and was enjoying it so much. Then I finished those final chapters and downgraded to one star - I was so angry at the way it ended!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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