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The Rented Mule: A Novel | [Bobby Cole]

The Rented Mule: A Novel

Cooper Dixon should have it made, with a beautiful wife, Kelly, two great kids, and a thriving business, the Tower Agency. But for Cooper, things aren’t turning out how he expected. He and Kelly are caught in a never-ending cycle of arguments - Cooper can’t remember the last time they had sex. And Cooper’s troubled business partner, Gates Ballenger, is scheming to sell the Tower Agency out from under him. When a gang of criminals is hired by a mysterious client to kidnap Kelly and set up Cooper to take the fall, Cooper’s life goes completely off the rails.
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Cooper Dixon should have it made, with a beautiful wife, Kelly, two great kids, and a thriving business, the Tower Agency. But for Cooper, things aren’t turning out how he expected. He and Kelly are caught in a never-ending cycle of arguments - Cooper can’t remember the last time they had sex. And Cooper’s troubled business partner, Gates Ballenger, is scheming to sell the Tower Agency out from under him.

When a gang of criminals is hired by a mysterious client to kidnap Kelly and set up Cooper to take the fall, Cooper’s life goes completely off the rails. The cops quickly zero in on Cooper as the prime suspect, and the combination of an attractive suburban mother, workaholic husband, and a million-dollar insurance policy makes the case primetime television fodder.

Soon, Cooper’s face is plastered on every TV screen in the country. Cooper races against time to find his wife before the gang turns her over to their client, whose plan to take down Cooper is far more sinister than anyone could imagine.

©2014 Bobby Cole; Scripture from THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide. (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Joel Dallas 03-27-14
    Joel Dallas 03-27-14 Member Since 2001

    I have listened to over 250 books in the last 10 years. I tend to listen to certain authors and try to read all their books. I listen while exercising and driving which makes the time past enjoyable.

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    "A quick read"
    Would you listen to The Rented Mule again? Why?

    No cause I never read or read the same book twice, as there are too many good books out there. to read.


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

    The plot kept me very engaged


    Which character – as performed by David de Vries – was your favorite?

    Cooper Dixon...he was the lead character


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

    Neither, but it kept me interested in the storyline.


    Any additional comments?

    Listened to the book the narrator and the plot allowed me to not only listen but the visualize the scenes.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Andy Joplin, Missouri 03-13-14
    Andy Joplin, Missouri 03-13-14 Member Since 2010
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    If you could sum up The Rented Mule in three words, what would they be?

    Quick, easy read.


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

    I wouldn't say it kept me on the edge of my seat but it did keep me in my seat in order to find out what would happen next.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I think it did, though the main characters voice seemed to change midway through.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    MARK CHESTER SPRINGS, PA, United States 06-27-14
    MARK CHESTER SPRINGS, PA, United States 06-27-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Interesting setup fizzles in the third act"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It depends on the friend - it plays out a little like a TV movie at times.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Bobby Cole? Why or why not?

    His characters are interesting, so I would probably try one more title to see how he handles other ideas.


    Which character – as performed by David de Vries – was your favorite?

    Don Daniels!


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

    No idea!


    Any additional comments?

    Great narration, great characters (though a few silly ones) and an over-the-top ending that spoils an interesting setup.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    robin 07-31-14
    robin 07-31-14 Member Since 2006

    Love mystery, suspense, action and on the edge of your seat novels.

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    "Humorous, intriguing and well written."
    Would you listen to The Rented Mule again? Why?

    No, because I don't ever listen to book twice.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Daisy


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Milly with the iron.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The end of the book. Nice job Mr. Cole!


    Any additional comments?

    Refreshing to read something with morals as part of the mystery. I liked the character development and the funny scene.

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