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Shattered Palms Audiobook

Shattered Palms

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Publisher's Summary

Maui is lush mountains, cloud forest and exquisite birdsong - but for Detective Lei Texeira, arrows break that peace. Someone is stalking poachers that are capturing Maui's rarest birds, and Lei pursues the case with her usual leap-first, look-later style - but will she be able to catch a killer, save the birds, and still make it to her own wedding? Shattered Palms is a roller coaster ride from the top of Haleakala to the beach and back again, with extinction at stake.

©2014 Toby Neal (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Toby Neal creates a captivating balance of the beauty of the islands contrasted with the ugliness of murder, and complicated by the trials of Lei's personal life. A must-read for Neal fans." (Thomas K. Matthews, author of Rejection)

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    I♥2Read 10-16-15
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    "Lei Crime #6 with amazing narration!"

    Toby Neal writes a terrific crime series with a great cast of characters and a beautiful depiction of the islands. Narrator Sara Malia Hatfield is amazingly talented with a variety of voices, perfect pidgin and Hawaiian pronunciation. The wedding scene was particularly touching. Highly recommend!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Me & My Girls 09-12-15 Member Since 2016

    The wisdom is reaching far beyond what we see. Delight in the journey

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    "Enough Already"

    Toby Neal has eight audiobooks available and I have all of them. For those of us who've never seen Hawaii the descriptions provided by the author paint a picture and it's obvious that the author loves the islands. So much for the positive.
    First, Lei's ongoing commitment phobic angst is getting old. This is the third or forth book that has devoted a great deal of airtime to the same old female Hamlet s... enough already. I don't know if the author has become lazy or bereft of ideas or what but it's time for something new. Perhaps it realistically depicts the thought process of individuals about to get married but it ceased to be interesting two or three books ago. In fact the romance between Lei and Stevens has always come across as tepid to me. Given that the female characters are drawn much more fully in her books, I think that a romantic relationship with Sophie or Marcela would play far better and definitely be more interesting but maybe it's just me.
    Second point: in all the books featuring Lei Texiera at various points in the narrative she goes charging into situations recklessly. Never mind procedure, never mind waiting for backup, never mind that she isn't even armed, she still charges ahead. The part of this that really peals my paint is her being depicted as the hero or the person responsible for solving the case. In the real world the Martin Riggs characters get themselves killed or someone else killed; or both. The people who get the job done by taking risks, take calculated risks. Getting away with risks like that may work once, but for Lei they work two or three times a book. Hopefully now that she is married to Stevens one of those lame... plot lines is history. There is too much that's good about the series to go bad over a couple lazy plot lines.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Allen B. Galiza 11-05-15
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    "A great listen as usual, Mahalo!"

    Performance excellent and true to characters...so good it goes by too fast! Glad it's done by a local narrator!! Love her voice and style of storytelling. Looking forward to Dark Lava!

    Story both interesting in regards to Hawaii's native birds and feels true to Hawaii's local culture. More relationship stuff in this one though so reading or listening to previous books is kinda necessary for more enjoyment. Keep them coming!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Diane M Mellor 03-25-16
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    "Just so so"

    I have read all the ones preceding and this one was my least favorite. What should have been a great plot was weakened by the whole wedding/family sub plot. I am getting quite tired of Lei recklessness and often childless behavior.

    The reading pace was uneven and I actually had to decrease the speed to .75 because it was just too fast then at other times was OK.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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