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Just Desserts Audiobook

Just Desserts: Savannah Reid, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Finding herself in over her head with a case involving a politician's infidelities, Memphis-born karate expert Detective Sergeant Savannah Reid is told that she must turn in her badge because she is overweight.

©1995 G.A. McKevett and the Kensington Publishing Corp. (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Nancy St Charles, MO, United States 06-03-13
    Nancy St Charles, MO, United States 06-03-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent beginning to a series. I'm hooked!"

    It isn't often that the first book in a series is really this good. The writing is excellent. The character development is superb! And the mystery is great as well! A trifecta!

    The plot could very well be something in the news today. A very heavy subject - political corruption and incompetance. But, while the writer handles the issues seriously, there is enough humor to keep it from becoming too heavy. I did figure out who-dun-it, but not until the book was half over!

    I really came to identify with Savannah and enjoy her take on life, crime, friends and authority.

    The narrator did an excellent job. The accents were 'just right'! She made the characters come alive!

    This is a great find in this genre. I'd recommend this to anyone liking a good female-detective-catching-the-bad-guy who-dun-it!

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    Sandra D Koborg 01-05-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Quick and easy listen"

    This is a breezy who done iit. Savannah is entertaining, I'll check out the series.

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    Sandi Sashkin austin, TX 01-05-17
    Sandi Sashkin austin, TX 01-05-17 Member Since 2015

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    "Okay but sort of crude"

    Sounds like a writer is just not as well versed with what the reader needs to read.

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    Amazon Customer 05-03-16 Member Since 2014
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    This was a great book. I really enjoyed the story
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    KYB 06-04-15
    KYB 06-04-15
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    "Worth it!"

    This book is well worth the listen. It's entertaining and the narrator doesn't make me cringe.

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    M. Giorgi Trenton, NJ 01-22-15
    M. Giorgi Trenton, NJ 01-22-15 Member Since 2013

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    "A Star is Born"
    Would you listen to Just Desserts again? Why?

    Absolutely, Good ride.


    Would you recommend Just Desserts to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes, to those who want something that seems to stay fresh. Nice characters, good story, really good pace..


    What does Dina Pearlman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She's got Savannah down pat. She is able to separate each character so that just by voice you know who it is. Good Job.


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    cozy-mystery Switzerland 08-04-14
    cozy-mystery Switzerland 08-04-14 Member Since 2017
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    "Great Story but it's performed like a machine gun"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Narrator


    Would you be willing to try another one of Dina Pearlman’s performances?

    I have to, because the story is great and I got them as audible-deals. But the rest of the series I rather read myself


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    Natalie 12-14-13
    Natalie 12-14-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Rather Predictable mystery"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I think that the narrator's southern drawl was a bit much for me. I also think that the series set-up is not that promising. The mystery itself and the various side-plots are a bit predictable.


    What could G. A. McKevett have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I think it's just not that complicated enough to please me. I like cozy mysteries and police procedurals but I think that I would give my gold stars to Louise Penny and Donna Leon and some of the thrillers I have heard on Audible. This is a good light mystery.


    What three words best describe Dina Pearlman’s performance?

    Southern, cloying, annoying


    Could you see Just Desserts being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I don't think so. That woman who is on Mike and Molly perhaps.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't think I will pursue this series. I think it tries a little too hard to be cute. Oh, and did I mention cleavage? How many times are we treated to a description of ample cleavage? I'd rather hear about personality traits.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Frederick, MD, United States 06-25-13
    Amazon Customer Frederick, MD, United States 06-25-13
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    "Funny"

    This book was so funny. It was a great little cozy mystery and I would suggest it to anyone. But there are parts of it that are very, very funny.

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    Maria 06-08-13
    Maria 06-08-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Great"
    What made the experience of listening to Just Desserts the most enjoyable?

    The main character.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed the characters and it was a good book to listen to after a long day at work. Made me laugh.


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

    No, but she did a great job


    Any additional comments?

    It's a fun book and I'm going to purchase the rest of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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