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Matchbook Audiobook

Matchbook

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Publisher's Summary

When Carol calls a number she finds in a matchbook, the man promises to answer the mystery of her daughter's death. But he's playing a dangerous game - one she must survive if she's to unravel the truth.

Armed with a fierce wit and determination not even her own shortcomings can derail, Carol faces impossible odds to solve a murder that unraveled her life - her daughter's murder. It's hard enough solving a murder, but throw in homelessness and an obsessed maniac, and it's almost impossible. Almost.

Set on the streets of San Antonio, Matchbook is filled with colorful characters, deep-seated hope, and more than one laugh-out-loud scene. It's a compelling and suspenseful listen that will keep you riveted until the very end.

©2015 Desiree Prosapio (P)2016 Desiree Prosapio

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    Michelle 10-13-16
    Michelle 10-13-16
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    "NEVER JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER!"

    I was wondering where the author was going with this story when the main character is a homeless drunk and the characters you meet along the way are homeless drunks and drug addicts. By the end of the book I love them all! Everyone of them has a story as to why they are on the streets doing what they do. MUCH LIKE REAL LIFE! The journey the reader takes with Carol keeps you on your toes questioning this character off and on just like the police do. This book has it all... sadness, mystery and humor.

    "I was voluntarily provided this review copy at no charge by the author, publisher or narrator."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly watley 10-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Adventure and intrigue from the beginning!!"

    awesome.. amazing and much more.. great narration believable characters, you will be hooked and on the edge of your seat..

    I received a free copy of this book and voluntarily decided to review."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    S M 08-08-16
    S M 08-08-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Supremely entertaining."

    Don't miss this one. .
    Perfect blend of suspense and wit. Just when you think the author is going to turn left, you are taken in another direction.
    Delightful

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cindy E. 07-10-16
    Cindy E. 07-10-16
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    "One of those good books you can't stop listening."
    What did you love best about Matchbook?

    The narrator.


    What other book might you compare Matchbook to and why?

    Since I don't usually listen to this type of story, I rate this as high as any of the true crime stories I do listen to.


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

    The characters personalities. Becket Royce is awesome.


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

    Yes and I listened to it in less then 2 days (and I worked 8 hours).


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tennis Player Peggy GA 07-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A great book that will grab you from the start!"

    I REALLY liked this book. It grabbed me from the start and I was hooked the entire time. It was the perfect balance of being entertaining, thought provoking, suspenseful and poignant all wrapped into one great story.

    I received the Audible version of this book in exchange for an honest review and it was a pleasure to listen to this story. The book is narrated by Becket Royce and she does a fabulous job. Her voice totally fits the personality of Carol and since the book is in first person (Carol’s voice) the audio is a true enhancement to the story.

    All in all I totally recommend this book. If you are considering reading it, do! You won’t be disappointed!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Simona 11-10-16
    Simona 11-10-16 Member Since 2015

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Compelling thriller!"

    This is a story about addiction to alcohol and drugs and a lot of secrets revealed on the journey. You'll keep asking questions like "How did it come this far?" and as the story revolves it gets more and more compelling!

    It starts out in the present time where Carol is homeless and poor and it jumps back in time to her previous life where she had it all. She's now begging on the street along with her urge to find out what happened to her daughter. This is a mystery/thriller with a lot of backstory and an extremely well-developed plot that holds your attention to the end!

    Becket Royce is a favorite narrator of mine and she really does another great job. She's extremely good with voices and invests a lot in the stories she performs. She can do the most convincing male voices and makes you laugh when the funny stuff appears.

    *This book was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review.

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    Bookaholic Ohio, USA 11-05-16
    Bookaholic Ohio, USA 11-05-16 Member Since 2007
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    "Is she or isn't she...?"

    I really enjoyed this book. Carol sounds like the quintessential unreliable narrator. She is an alcoholic and living on the streets after spending all her money on a P.I. who was supposed to investigate her daughter's death by overdose. She's obsessed with guilt, has been in and out of a mental institution, and is not taking her meds. So how much of what she experiences is real and how much of it is delusional? "Matchbook man" drops clues that her daughter was murdered. Can she believe him, or is he just another figment of her imagination? Carol doesn't know the answer, and the author kept me guessing for a long time. The ending was very satisfying. This is in my "reread" pile!

    Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this audiobook through AudiobookBoom in exchange for an honest review.

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    jean doe 10-22-16
    jean doe 10-22-16
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    "An Engaging Mystery..."
    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?


    For a book that is a little less than 300 pages, it packs a huge punch.

    From page one it immediately takes off:
    "Three basic types of people walked by my

    spot on the sidewalk: the Blind, the Deaf, and the Dumb"...

    I liked Carol, the female lead, she doesn't care what anyone thinks because she is on

    a mission, she does not believe that her daughter died of a drug overdose.

    Carol is willing to do whatever it takes to find out the Truth, so when a mysterious

    person leaves a matchbook with a phone number near her, she cannot resist the urge

    to call that number.


    There are many characters who move the story along and there are twists and turns

    that kept me hooked until the very end of the book.

    Overall, this was a engaging Mystery that was worth reading.


    Becket Royce did really well with the narration and look forward to other books that she has narrated.

    Note:
    "This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."

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    Rachel 10-18-16
    Rachel 10-18-16 Member Since 2015

    I rate on how mush I enjoyed a book, I am not a book critic.

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    "Good drama told with humor"
    Would you try another book from Desireé Prosapio and/or Becket Royce?

    Yes, this was very well written drama. The author has a gift for observing human behavior with humor and compassion, without being tragic. This is not a high action, suspenseful thriller, rather a human drama with in a detective background.


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

    This is not a "surprise at the end" type book, it is a "enjoy the path to the end" type book. It is much deeper than a murder mystery. It is more about the journey a alcoholic, homeless woman takes to find a reason to return to her life, BUT told with such good observation and humor and no self pity.


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

    No, N/A, She does the book justice.


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

    Sure, Kate Winslet and Neil Patrick Harris.


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend this book. "This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."

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    Bev Thompson 10-17-16
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    "Too much fun!"

    Lots of twists and turns and a setting I adored...what more could you ask for? A true great escape!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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