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Maker's Mark Audiobook

Maker's Mark

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Publisher's Summary

Why do a sleazy antique dealer and a wealthy collector suddenly become interested in an unknown artist named Jo Allison? Is it the mysterious goblet she used in three still-life paintings? Jo's apartment is burglarized, and she is followed and threatened. When she attempts to determine the provenance of the goblet, she discovers that it might be a priceless artifact. Thieves follow her to Chicago and to the home of a blind woman in Riverside who also owns one of the goblets. The exciting climax takes place on the steps of the Art Institute of Chicago, between the roaring lions.

©2012 Helen Macie Osterman (P)2015 Helen Macie Osterman

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    Susie Q 12-30-15
    Susie Q 12-30-15
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    "Enjoyed this book!"

    I received this book in the audio version and thoroughly enjoyed it. There is a bit of violence but wasn't graphic. Great story line. Great mystery. The only thing that I thought was lacking was more in the romance department. Sure, I knew that the characters would fall in love, but I really didn't get see it. I also thought that the narrator, Lori Faiella, did a great job! I will definitely listen to more of her narrations, as well as reading more from the author, Helen Osterman.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 12-24-15
    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 12-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Entertaining"

    Marker's Mark was a realistic story with well developed ideas and a quick pace. The characters were believable and engaging. The plot was interesting and suspenseful. I liked that Jo Allison's character was independent and did not take unnecessary risks. The danger involved in the book was subtle but very real. All in all it was enjoyable reading experience that I would recommend to anyone who lie cozy mysteries.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ann M. 08-31-16
    Ann M. 08-31-16 Member Since 2013

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    "good story and plot"
    What did you like best about this story?

    The art angle and that it was interesting information as well as a good story, okay plot


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Many mispronunciations! Doesn't sound like it was proofed very well. "Bed raggled", and a "coop" instead of coup, and many more


    Any additional comments?

    Nice narration style but the mispronounced words were just grinding to my ears.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Patterson 02-17-16
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    "Wanted to listen to it in 1 sitting!"
    If you could sum up Maker's Mark in three words, what would they be?

    Suspenseful, well written


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

    You always felt the hairs on the back of your neck waiting for the unknown to strike!


    Which character – as performed by Lori Faiella – was your favorite?

    Jo was brave and tenacious to solve the mystery.


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

    It was very enthralling. I was captivated throughout the story.


    Any additional comments?

    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa Harris USA 01-22-16
    Lisa Harris USA 01-22-16

    I am addicted to books. Nothing makes me happier than crawling inside a good book.

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    "I enjoyed this book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, this is a really great book. It kept me intrigued from start to finish.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Maker's Mark?

    Macie helping Jo throughout the story. It is really touching that Jo connected to a homeless person.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Yes, the story was smooth and transitioned well. The narrator really brought the book alive with her smooth voice.


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

    Nothing


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtsey of AudiobookBlast dot com.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carlissa Miami, FL USA 01-15-16
    Carlissa Miami, FL USA 01-15-16 Listener Since 2001

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Very entertaining story!"

    I enjoyed this story, it had an interesting premise and I really liked the main character, Jo Allison. The narrator, Lori Faiella, had a pleasant voice, but was a little bland, she showed very little emotion when narrating. She did seem to improve towards the end, but that may be because I got used to her style or maybe because I was enjoying the story that I forgot about how bland the narrating was.

    I received this audio free from Audiobookblast in exchange for an honest review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sherry Lalonde perth, ontario Canada 01-08-16
    Sherry Lalonde perth, ontario Canada 01-08-16
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    "Solid story"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Enjoyed the story, it's a good read.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Loved the mix of art and history.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Lori Faiella?

    Good voice but a little on the soft and monotone side, I would have preferred a little more drama in her voice.


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

    This would make a great movie although the history side of the story lacked research and details. Could have been more fleshed out.


    Any additional comments?

    Most of my critique would be that although the writing was solid it was littered with cliches. The men have 'penetrating eyes' and our independent-minded heroine seems to 'burst into tears' an awful lot. She also has a habit of walking alone at night and never calling the police in the most obvious times. Th e ending was a bit 'Harlequin-esque' for my taste.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Krissy 01-05-16
    Krissy 01-05-16 Member Since 2014
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    "It Was Okay"
    What disappointed you about Maker's Mark?

    I just didn't find the mystery very mysterious


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not sure


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She didn't. Not really.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Well, I didn't think it was horrible. The author does have potential. I liked the concept of the story. Just thought the execution could've been better


    Any additional comments?

    **This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast**

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Tony Bough
    1/29/16
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    "A mystery sprinkled with art and history."
    What made the experience of listening to Maker's Mark the most enjoyable?

    I really liked the main character, Jo. She was engaging as s lead and I enjoyed the story. It builds in pace as it goes and ends nicely.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jo. She manages to engage on her quest for answers in a manner that's realistic and makes a good story.


    What does Lori Faiella bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    She has a lovely voice that you can easily listen too.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. It took three so I was obviously engaged enough to come back to it.


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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