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No Good Deeds Audiobook

No Good Deeds: A Tess Monaghan Novel

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Publisher's Summary

For Tess Monaghan, the unsolved murder of a young federal prosecutor is nothing more than a theoretical problem, one of several cases to be deconstructed in her new gig as a consultant to the local newspaper. But it becomes all too tangible when her boyfriend brings home a young street kid who doesn't even realize he holds an important key to the man's death.

Tess agrees to protect the boy's identity no matter what, especially when one of his friends is killed in what appears to be a case of mistaken identity. But with federal agents determined to learn the boy's name at any cost, Tess finds out just how far even official authorities will go to get what they want. Soon, she's facing felony charges, and Crow has gone into hiding with his young protege, so Tess couldn't deliver the kid to investigators even if she wanted to.

Time and time again, Tess is reminded of her father's old joke, the one about the most terrifying sentence in the English language: "We're from the government - and we're here to help."

©2006 Laura Lippman; (P)2006 HarperCollinsPublishers

What the Critics Say

"Smartly plotted and paced." (Publishers Weekly)
"Lippman lets each character contribute a piece to the whole, which makes the story richer, and there's some nail-biting suspense as Tess faces off against what she thinks are the big guns of government." (Booklist)

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    Mark Bettendorf, IA, United States 08-25-15
    Mark Bettendorf, IA, United States 08-25-15 Member Since 2011

    Photographer, nature & water geek, music lover, book fiend.

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    "Best yet of an excellent series!"

    The best of the series yet, with excellent narration. This seems the most fully developed of a very well developed series & character study full of authentic, believable people. I'm now a full-on Laura Lippman fan.

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    ReluctanTexan 11-07-14 Member Since 2016

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    "This book had a garbled section in chapter 31"

    I went back over and over to try to understand the story. Although the words were overlapped for only a short time, it was still disappointing. I urge somebody to fix the glitch.

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    Dathan 07-19-16
    Dathan 07-19-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Good story."

    There were times where the narration overlapped making it hard to understand what was being said. This happened a few times maybe mid way through the book. (specifically chapter 31 about a minute or so in). during a point where we learn something important about Jenkins and Collins. Despite this happening, I enjoyed this book.

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    Amazon Customer 01-27-15

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    "Good story, good narrator, obnoxious music"
    Would you consider the audio edition of No Good Deeds to be better than the print version?

    I switch between print and audio versions, so I can continue with the book throughout my day.


    Any additional comments?

    The story, as with others in this series, was entertaining, and the narration was excellent. The periodic music interludes, however, were unnecessary and distracting. If other audio books by this publisher also have this "feature" I will stop purchasing them.

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    Kitty 04-14-13
    Kitty 04-14-13 Member Since 2016

    Give me a good mystery and I am happy!

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    "I don't know what it is..."

    I really enjoy this series. I finished this book in two days. I have been listening to these out of order, but there is no doubt in my mind that I will eventually get them all. I am going to start at the beginning. I can hardly wait for the next adventure with Tess Monaghan and friends.

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    Debbie Dawley 08-19-16
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    "Not enough comic relief between tense hours"

    Other Tess books have been more enjoyable, to me, when involve her family, espresso alt Aunt Kitty and close friends(Whitley, Crow )

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    C. Conley 06-24-16
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    "lose the music"

    Whoever thought this random jarring music added to the experience was delusional. It almost ruined the book for me. I shudder to think of listening to another one.

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    delrey 09-11-11
    delrey 09-11-11 Member Since 2013
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    "Irritating music added to recording"

    Sections are separated by very irritating music. Why do they ruin good audiobooks by adding this stuff???
    The other problem was that there is a section where the recording is corrupted.

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    Claire ATLANTA, GA, United States 04-27-11
    Claire ATLANTA, GA, United States 04-27-11
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    "Not Elizabeth George..."

    I liked Tess Monaghan, and I liked this story, However, the leading character wasn't as compelling as I would have liked her to be. Story line good and fast paced. I probably won't listen to another one, though.

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