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Dismissed with Prejudice: J. P. Beaumont Series, Book 7 | [J. A. Jance]

Dismissed with Prejudice: J. P. Beaumont Series, Book 7

J. P. Beaumont investigates the death of a Japanese-American businessman, which appears to be a Samurai suicide.
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J. P. Beaumont investigates the death of a Japanese-American businessman, which appears to be a Samurai suicide.

Check out more of J. P. Beaumont's mysteries.

© J. A. Jance; (P)1983 Books in Motion

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    "Great "Read""

    I am addicted to the JP Beaumont series. I am taking them in order, and enjoying everyone. I love the continuity that each book follows on from past stories.
    Gene Engene does a great job. His narration gives word pictures of each character. If I was an artist, I could draw each one based on his characterizations.
    Thanks for allowing me miles of enjoyment on my otherwise stressful and boring drives to work.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Terry Union City, US, Canada 04-13-12
    Terry Union City, US, Canada 04-13-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Love JP Beaumount!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dismissed with Prejudice to be better than the print version?

    yes


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dismissed with Prejudice?

    jp's the bomb!


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

    Gene Eugene is perfect as the narrator - he is JP to me!


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

    laugh


    Any additional comments?

    no other comments

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Reed Kenosha, WI, United States 03-10-12
    Reed Kenosha, WI, United States 03-10-12

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    "While Not Jance's best Beaumont story, still good"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    It was pretty clear that Jance was using this book as a transition on the main character's life - as an alcoholic poice detective that has to confront the nature of his addiction. However, the actual mystery plot line was pretty thin, and without giving anything away, Jance never really explained the eventual murderer's motiviation. Too much was


    Would you be willing to try another book from J. A. Jance? Why or why not?

    While this was not Jance's best, the series in general has been a compelling mystery series, and I will continue to follow the career of J.P. Beaumont.


    What about Gene Engene’s performance did you like?

    One consistent hallmark about the series has been the performance of Gene Engene. He has perfectly captured the persona of J.P. Beaumont. As so much of Jance's writing is personal narrative by Beaumont, the voice that reads this takes on greater importance. At times, Engene's performance is reminiscent of 30's radio mysteries - and that's a good thing.


    Was Dismissed with Prejudice worth the listening time?

    If this was the first Jance book you listened to, you might dismiss it as a lightweight mystery that failed in the critical plot development. However, if you start the series from the beginning, it's a still a good listen.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bette Gustine, CA, United States 03-10-14
    Bette Gustine, CA, United States 03-10-14
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    "Took time to 'get into' story"

    All of the J.P. Beaumont stories are enjoyable, but this one didn't grab me from the start, like the others did. I didn't want to miss it in the series, so 'hung in there'. I'm glad I did.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elaine San Diego, CA, United States 01-17-12
    Elaine San Diego, CA, United States 01-17-12 Member Since 2010

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    "If my first Beaumont, it would have been my last"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would only recommend this book to keep track of Beaumont’s personal life. The crime plot starts off well enough with the question of death or suicide by a sword. The dead man’s family kept me interested for a while. But later on the numerous motives and suspects seemed contrived and far fetched.


    Would you recommend Dismissed with Prejudice to your friends? Why or why not?

    If my friend had an interest (as I do) in reading the entire series because he/she has become attached to the characters, then, yes, I would say read this book. Beaumont does come to a realization about his health and habit, which is has a bearing on the next book’s situation. I usually like Gene Engene characterizations. As Beaumont, his voice seems just right. But, in this book, some of his other portrayals did not ring true to me. In particular, Beaumont’s partner sounded like a cross between John Wayne and a surfer dude. He also often seems to rely on a laid-back, semi-stoned style for other characters who live on the fringes of society.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I enjoyed the scenes with the victim’s wife and daughter.


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

    No. But I would take a look at it on TV.


    Any additional comments?

    Not a terrible read but not as enjoyable as the other Beaumont books I have read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lore Celina, TX, United States 12-02-11
    Lore Celina, TX, United States 12-02-11 Member Since 2010

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    ""Dismiss" this one"
    What disappointed you about Dismissed with Prejudice?

    I love the J.P. Beaumount books but this one was not the best. I found myself thinking of other things and realizing I hadn't been paying attention for an undetermined amount of time having to rewind. Disappointing and hard to get through


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