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Heartbreaker Audiobook

Heartbreaker

In the still shadows of the confessional, a madman tauntingly reveals his plan for a murder he is going to commit, pulling Father Thomas Madden into a twisted game by disclosing his next intended victim: Tom's sister, Laurant. In a frantic race to protect her, Tom calls upon his best friend, elite FBI agent Nick Buchanan, to track the predator who is closing in on Laurant. Now, as an electrifying attraction grows between Laurant and Nick, so does the danger - and one false move will cost both of them everything that matters.
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Publisher's Summary

In the still shadows of the confessional, a madman tauntingly reveals his plan for a murder he is going to commit, pulling Father Thomas Madden into a twisted game by disclosing his next intended victim: Tom's sister, Laurant. In a frantic race to protect her, Tom calls upon his best friend, elite FBI agent Nick Buchanan, to track the predator who is closing in on Laurant. Now, as an electrifying attraction grows between Laurant and Nick, so does the danger - and one false move will cost both of them everything that matters.

©2012 Julie Garwood (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Heartbreaker moves along at a racehorse pace, its plot swerving and darting with sudden turns and jolts.... Garwood's characters are well drawn." (New York Post)

What Members Say

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    Elaine Albemarle, NC, United States 07-15-14
    Elaine Albemarle, NC, United States 07-15-14 Member Since 2010

    Totally addicted to Audible.

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    "Fun and Funny"

    Some of the most delightful characters are found in this book. I want more of them. The narration is wonderful. The story about Lois nearly tickled me silly.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    David 07-01-15
    David 07-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story!!!!!"

    I like the narrator when she does her women voices the men not so much, love Garwood and her stories this one as well as Mercy have a bite the story is suspenseful enough that keeps it interesting, yes I would recommend this to other people, I can even see this made into a movie.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 07-09-13
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 07-09-13 Member Since 2015

    Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.

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    "FBI to the rescue."

    I am huge fan of Julie Garwood's older books and I like her newer stuff, just not as much as I enjoyed her Highlander or Regency books. This book is good but I wouldn't say great. I didn't connect with the characters as well as I would have liked. I have a hard time when the main characters are lacking any flaws. One thing that annoyed me is that we never hear the stories being told about Nick and Tommy only that there are stories and that they were funny. Maybe she was going for heartwarming and not funny because I didn't laugh. Narrator was okay, the recording had a few instances where the sound would drop, it usually only last a couple of seconds.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Victoria A. Condon 01-04-13
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    "Great book!"
    Have you listened to any of Tanya Eby’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Love her performances. Have listened to others. She is a five star reader.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great series by Garwood. When are the rest coming out?!

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Tiffany 05-01-15
    Tiffany 05-01-15
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    "Good story, terrible narrator"

    The story is great, I love Julie Garwood. But this narrator is horrible! Her cadence is extremely annoying. Literally had to force myself to continue listening because I wanted to find out what happened but I hated the narrator so badly. Will make a point to never buy another audiobook she does.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    STEPHANIE Florence, AL, United States 02-11-13
    STEPHANIE Florence, AL, United States 02-11-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Was pleasantly surprised."
    Where does Heartbreaker rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I was terrified the narration would ruin this one, as I said I was pleasantly surprised. This ranks one my favorites of Garwood books. Eby did a good job with it, but Nick sounded...off. It wasn't bad but it wasn't good. It was minor problem which I quickly got over because I was sucked into the book.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Even though I have read this book a million times, Eby did a good job and, of course Garwood writes a hell of a story.


    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    MickeyMarie 04-15-13
    MickeyMarie 04-15-13

    I read so I can write

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    "Not Garwood's Best"

    The book itself is not Garwood's best. There is a lot of editorial issues For example one character refers to a pair of sheets instead of a set of sheets. There are a lot of other such problems. Beyond that, there is way too much unnecessary narration that doesn't add to or carry the story.

    This makes for a mediocre story way less than the quality expected from Ms. Garwood.

    Add to that a horrible performance of the narration. The heroine starts out having a little accent that is even referred to in the narration, but very quickly the accent goes away and never comes back. For the rest of the book her voice is simply Miss Bedroom voice.

    The male voices are horrid. Nothing else can be said about them.

    The narration pulls the already mediocre story into the 2 star rating.

    9 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    THERESA SWAYZE KANSAS CITY KS AREA 12-24-15
    THERESA SWAYZE KANSAS CITY KS AREA 12-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good book"

    Really good series, this the 1st is good and each one gets better as you go. I love her sense of humor with her characters.

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    J.C.D. 12-07-15
    J.C.D. 12-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A COMBINATION OF MYSTERY, ROMANCE AND ACTION"
    What did you love best about Heartbreaker?

    I liked the small town atmosphere where everyone knew everyone else's business but no one really knew what was going on.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Heartbreaker?

    The old ladies next door were a hoot. Too bad about poor "Daddy."


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

    Her voice sounds familiar but I can't recall which books she narrated.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    the wedding scene was certainly memorable.


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    Mary E. Haley 11-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Kindle fail"

    No complaints of the story or the narrator, but Kindle needs to proof read the written copy. Superfluous dashes (-) in front of words...sometimes more than once PER PAGE, is extremely diverting and annoying. The appear on both the Paperwhite and iPad app.

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