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A Game of Chance | [Linda Howard]

A Game of Chance

On the trail of a vicious criminal, agent Chance Mackenzie found the perfect bait for his trap: Sunny Miller. So Chance made himself the only man she could trust—and then arranged for her long-missing father to find out about them.
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Publisher's Summary

On the trail of a vicious criminal, agent Chance Mackenzie found the perfect bait for his trap: Sunny Miller. So Chance made himself the only man she could trust—and then arranged for her long-missing father to find out about them.

What Chance hadn't foreseen was that Sunny had reasons of her own for hiding from her father—and now Chance's deception had brought them both one step closer to the end of everything they held dear….

©2008 Linda Howard (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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    Nina Selma, AL, United States 11-01-11
    Nina Selma, AL, United States 11-01-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Ruined A Perfectly Good Book"

    This was a good book but when you have a female reader with a SWEET.....SWEET girl voice read it you just ruin the book. Chance was an undercover agent not so sweet person. Reader is ruining the book. Why couldn't you have gotten Dennis Boutsikaris who read all the rest and was wonderful. This reader has just ruined the book. Good God she reads so sweetly. WOW she stated. YUCK.

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    MaxineSap 11-06-11
    MaxineSap 11-06-11 Member Since 2007

    Love books, preferably romance and suspense. Typically read/listen to 3-5 a week.

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    "Good Book"

    I have wanted this book on audio since I read the paperback. I agree with the other reviewer. Why have a woman do the narration. Why not use Dennis Boutsikaris - he narrated 3 other Mackenzie books, at least that way you would have the same voices. This Narrator may be okay but this was not the book for her. She was not terrible, but if I didn't already love the characters it would have made the experience worse than it had to be.

    I was so excited it was on audio I forgot to check to see who the narrator was and was very surprised when it was a female. To have Zane, Chance and Wolfe read by a female; hard to take. The only thing that saved the book is it is a good story and it has the entire family in the book. Those that have followed the Mackenzie family will be happy to revisit the family.

    The long wait for this book to finally be on audio was a bit disappointing with the narration, but it left me wanting the story of the Mackenzies to continue. It was fun to see how Chance succumbed to love, marriage and a baby. I know Linda Howard said she didn't think she would do anymore on this series because she couldn't bear to kill off Wolfe or Mary. She is right that would be horrible, but I think there is more to tell without doing that. I am sure she can find another story in this family saga to come up with two or three more books without killing any of the core family members. There seems to be so much more to adventure and tell about the Mackenzies their wives and children.

    If you have not listened to the other books you won't be too surprised with the narration, however, you will want to listen to all of the books to get the whole story and understand the family dynamic. It starts with Mackenzie's Mountain. Don't listen to the abridged version to me they left out too much and it changed the story. I read the books and listened to all of them. The unabridged versions are the best unless of course you read the books.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Blaker 11-29-11 Member Since 2009
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    "nice little story"

    This is a love story along the typical read boy wants girl gets her loses her gets her again but al in all it was a good book not sorry I bought it. And I'm also a Linda Howard fan

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    amy 10-08-13
    amy 10-08-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Took a chance, it paid off."

    I want to start out by saying I love Linda Howard, her books are for the most part an automatic download for me. The only reason I have held off from listening to this series is the fact that the other books are so short, I hate the idea of wasting a credit of a 5 hour listen even if it is a Linda Howard. I took a chance and downloaded this one and loved it. You do not need to have listened to the other books in the series although it mentions some character I assume were previously featured this can definitely serve as a stand alone novel. I really enjoyed both Chance and Sunny. Everything about them and their story was an easy listen for me. While the obstacles standing in the way of their happily ever after are nothing innovative or unique I really enjoyed the entire listen. This download was full of passion and humor and I will definitely be listening to it again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    STEPHANIE Florence, AL, United States 07-26-13
    STEPHANIE Florence, AL, United States 07-26-13 Member Since 2010
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    "It was just too average."
    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    It was too forgettable, I have always heard about this series and maybe I should have listened to them in order. Now I am too skeptical to listen to another one in this series.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes they were both so typical.


    Any additional comments?

    This one did not meet my expectations. The whole story, characters, and the WHOLE book was so average!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    charlene melbourne, FL, United States 03-26-13
    charlene melbourne, FL, United States 03-26-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Interesting,and enjoyment"
    What made the experience of listening to A Game of Chance the most enjoyable?

    Like the McKenzie series there is action and romance. Plus some comedy.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Game of Chance?

    The desert and the picnic also when sunny meets nick.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Pretty much


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

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Margaret Hildebrand West Coast 01-13-13
    Margaret Hildebrand West Coast 01-13-13 Member Since 2004

    I live full-time in a motorhome, traveling west of the Rockies.

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    "Good story with a good albeit female narrator"
    If you could sum up A Game of Chance in three words, what would they be?

    Disappointing, but only because this book was not as terrifically 5 stars as the preceding two. Note that I HATE "woman in jeopardy" stories, but then Chance must use the woman he loves as bait BOTH to catch the bad guy and to free her from a life on the run. But he should have let her in on it and trusted her to be strong enough to help him end her life of terror. In addition, Chance isn't careful enouth of Sunny after he tricks her into the line of fire.


    What other book might you compare A Game of Chance to and why?

    Mackenzie's Pleasure - much better story featuring Chance's brother Zane featuring a strong heroine who refuses to be a victim after she's kidnapped by terrorists from a rich socialite's life. Also, Zane is much more focused on protecting his lover in that story than Chance is, even after he realizes she's the target of a perverted madman.


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

    I would have preferred the same male narrator as the preceding books in the series because this series have such very tough, take-charge male protagonists from a very male family. Another review that deplores the female narrator is way off base. She does an excellent job


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

    When Chance realizes that Sunny is running from her father not acting as his agent


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sherri 08-06-12
    Sherri 08-06-12 Member Since 2012

    Sherri

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    "Linda Does It AGAIN!"

    I have not read and/or listened to the previous books but this one is VERY GOOD! Love the strong, real characters she has in her books. She is full of good stories and good characters. Enjoying my listening of all of Linda Howard's books...I love her!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    S. Wright 06-18-12
    S. Wright 06-18-12
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    "Catching up with favorite friends"
    What did you love best about A Game of Chance?

    Finding out what the Mckenzies are doing and how the family has grown.


    What other book might you compare A Game of Chance to and why?

    Mckenzies Pleasure


    Which character – as performed by Kali Dziuba – was your favorite?

    I really didn't have a favorite as it was hard to tell one from another at first.


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

    Naming the baby "Wolf".


    Any additional comments?

    It was too fantastical, not realistic, but I like the Mckenzies.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca Huntley, IL, United States 04-30-12
    Rebecca Huntley, IL, United States 04-30-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Survival in the canyon or survival of the heart"
    What made the experience of listening to A Game of Chance the most enjoyable?

    Getting to know Chance. He is sure he isn't cut out for love, but then he just hadn't met the right woman.


    What other book might you compare A Game of Chance to and why?

    Mackenzie's Pleasure. Zane and Chance are a lot a like in being all male but sensitive to the female and having the desire to protect the woman.


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

    She has a great voice and I liked her voice for all of the characters. Her voice expressions are right on.


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

    You thought you knew yourself, but then the unexpected happened . . . love.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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