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Half Past Dead Audiobook

Half Past Dead

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Publisher's Summary

Kat doesn't want any trouble...but the body count's rising faster than the Mississippi.

No one in Twin Oaks knows about the risky deal Kaitlin Wells cut with the Feds for her release. But everyone remembers her scandalous arrest for stealing money from the Mercury Bank. Now, three years later, Kat has come home to catch the real thieves and prove her innocence. Trouble is, some powerful folks don't want her digging up the past...or getting friendly with new sheriff Justin Radner. But some laws can't be ignored, like white-hot attraction. And soon, determined Kat and her handsome, daring lawman are risking love and life to expose the lies that will bring down a murderer...before the killer strikes again.

©2006 M. Sawyer-Unickel; (P)2006 Audible, Inc.
All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. This edition is published by arrangement with Harlequin Books S.A. All characters in this book are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

What the Critics Say

"For passion, romance, and thrills, read Meryl Sawyer." (Susan Elizabeth Phillips)
"The name Meryl Sawyer is synonymous with exceptional romantic suspense." (Romantic Times)

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    Mayda El Paso, TX, USA 06-14-06
    Mayda El Paso, TX, USA 06-14-06
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    "Not So Good"

    The two main characters are not developed enough to allow the reader to believe and care for them. They immediately fall in love in very unlikely circumstances. There are clues to who the villain is in the story but in the end it turns out to be someone else--with no clues to why that person is the culprit. Overall I never felt involved in the story.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 10-28-15
    Karen 10-28-15

    Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.

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    ""What Does Not Kill You, Can Make You Thin""
    What did you love best about Half Past Dead?

    Nice flow to this mystery. Good character development, see Sandra Brown's Slow Heat in Heaven or Where's There's Smoke if you liked this story. They are classics


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked how the characters evolved into the plot. The dogs gabbed your heart.
    This author is a true lady and chose not to use co_k , instead used the correct anatomical name for that body part. It may have set too tame a mood for another reviewer, but this was more a mystery than a bodice ripper. Reader did bring lots of the characters to life, unfortunately she did not have much of a male voice and our hero really required it to bring out the masculinity the author described.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Cecelia Fortero?

    Angela Dawe, Karen White, or Jonathan Davis any of which could have made this classic writers' work as good as the author intended. This was written in 2006 and this reader had almost no deeper male voice inflection in their scenes. Her female voices/characters were good, but the key players were men, hence the poor rating. She sounds so much like Cassandra Campbell or Caroline Winbourne/aka Coleen Marlo both of which I do not buy.


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

    yes as I am a long time fan of the author who I had the privilege to meet at an authors signing. Get her Tempting Fate, an all time fave of mine.


    Any additional comments?

    As always, a poor reader can kill an author's good book. Look what Dreamscape did on classic Linda Howards reads.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon TX, United States 11-10-11
    Sharon TX, United States 11-10-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Mediocre in everyway"

    I kept hoping I would get to end of this. While it had a good premise, I found the characters boring, but you have to finish something you've paid for unless it's horrible. So it didn't quite reach that, but I was so tempted to quit. The narration was not much help. It was also boring, and the worst thing was, the hero sounded just like the heroine. If they were talking to each other, I lost track of who was saying what. She needs to work on her male voices.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Joyce K. Brooks 10-02-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent Book"

    My husband and I both enjoyed this audiobook. This is my first book by this author and I would buy another book by this author if I could find one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Loy 04-25-07
    Loy 04-25-07

    Born to read

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    "pretty good"

    I enjoyed this book --good mystery and some romance

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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