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Tough Customer Audiobook
Tough Customer
Written by: 
Sandra Brown
Narrated by: 
Victor Slezak
Tough Customer Audiobook

Tough Customer: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Colleagues, friends, and lovers know Dodge Hanley as a private investigator who doesn't let rules get in his way—in his private life as well as his professional one. If he breaks a heart, or bends the law in order to catch a criminal, he does so without hesitation or apology.

That's why he's the first person Caroline King—who after a 30-year separation continues to haunt his dreams—asks for help when a deranged stalker attempts to murder their daughter...the daughter Dodge has never met. He has a whole bagful of grudging excuses for wishing to ignore Caroline's call, and one compelling reason to drop everything and fly down to Texas: guilt.

Dodge's mind may be a haze of disturbing memories and bad decisions, but he arrives in Houston knowing with perfect clarity that his daughter, Berry, is in danger. She has become the object of desire of a co-worker, a madman and genius with a penchant for puzzles and games who has spent the past year making Berry's life hell, and who now has vowed to kill her.

Dodge joins forces with local deputy sheriff Ski Nyland, but the alarming situation goes from bad to worse when the stalker begins to claim other victims and leaves an ominous trail of clues as he lethally works his way toward Berry. Sensing the killer drawing nearer, Dodge, who's survived vicious criminals and his own self-destructive impulses, realizes that this time he's in for the fight of his life.

From acclaimed best-selling author Sandra Brown, Tough Customer is a heart-pounding tale about obsession and murder, the fragile nature of relationships, and, possibly, second chances.

©2010 Sandra Brown Management Ltd. All rights reserved. (P)2010 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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    rose 02-26-11
    rose 02-26-11
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    "Read smash cut first. Good read."

    I liked the book quite a bit. You should read smash cut first. Shares the same characters. It is a romance but the story line is good. starts off slow but picks up to a good story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kristi Elkhorn, NE, United States 11-10-10
    Kristi Elkhorn, NE, United States 11-10-10
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    "Tried, tried and tried again to listen"

    Usually I can't wait to put on the headphones and hear what comes next. But I can't find myself caring what happens and I'm a third of the way through. First disappointing novel by Sandra Brown I've encountered and I've read almost all of her stuff.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    alice 09-18-10
    alice 09-18-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Just so-so"

    I will listen to anything Victor Slezak narrates, but this was a weak plot from Sandra. I have all of her books on Audible (which I listen to over and over again), but not sure I'll listen to this a second time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Juanita San Antonio, TX, United States 08-19-10
    Juanita San Antonio, TX, United States 08-19-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Disappointed Customer"

    I really, really hate it when I waste a credit. I've tried twice to get into this story and characters, but it just isn't happening. Taking way too long to hook any interest and the narrator falls short, too. Maybe I shouldn't have listened to this one so soon after The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. Can I have my credit back?

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Judy Champaign, IL, United States 08-25-10
    Judy Champaign, IL, United States 08-25-10 Member Since 2016

    avid reader

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    "Not one of her best..."

    This book didn't have the normal flare that I'm used to finding in Sandra Brown novels. I don't consider it a waste of a credit, but it seemed to ramble on and on in places without holding my interest. I like the fact that it is a sequel to Smash Cut and we are able to catch up with some of those characters, as well as get to hear Dodge's story, but I just couldn't warm up to the story as a whole.

    The narration wasn't great either, which did not help matters.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Vicki Wolf Warwick, NY United States 04-05-16
    Vicki Wolf Warwick, NY United States 04-05-16 Member Since 2014

    Mystery/thriller/suspense addict!

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    "Not awful but not her best"
    Would you be willing to try another book from Sandra Brown? Why or why not?

    yes. I've liked other books that she's written


    What aspect of Victor Slezak’s performance would you have changed?

    He's usually better than this. His southern drawl was rather annoying on some characters.


    Was Tough Customer worth the listening time?

    Still unsure


    Any additional comments?

    It was a slow start and not the most realistic ending (she fell back on an old standard twist). Plus the narrator made it difficult to like the main character at all. I wonder if the author wanted him to be portrayed as THAT crotchety.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Deb 03-16-16
    Amazon Customer Deb 03-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "togh love"

    liked the story and the readers voice and cadence . lots of turns and a little love story involved

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Leisa 02-29-16
    Leisa 02-29-16

    Music Mom

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    "Simply horrible"

    This was probably the worst book I've encountered. I can't decide which is worse...the narrator or the story line.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Vyvyenne 02-13-16
    Vyvyenne 02-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great!"

    Great story!
    Loved the characters!
    Searching for the next one now.
    Glad I found her!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Wilhelmina Orlando, FL, United States 01-14-16
    Wilhelmina Orlando, FL, United States 01-14-16 Member Since 2009

    I love to listen and read books. I don't waste a minute...I listen when I am driving, cleaning, getting my nails done, etc. Fiction books are my favorites.... mysteries.

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    "Another great story"

    I love Sandra brown books. The stories are good and this one was very suspenseful
    Nice job. Enjoyable read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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