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Mercy Audiobook

Mercy: Buchanan-Renard, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Julie Garwood takes listeners from New Orleans' exclusive Garden District to the backwoods of Louisiana's mysterious bayou country in an unforgettable novel of passion and suspense that cuts straight to the heart.

When esteemed Justice Department attorney Theo Buchanan is struck ill at a New Orleans gala, Dr. Michelle Renard works fast to save his life. Soon, Theo finds himself in a race to save her when Michelle is targeted by a deadly crime ring. They call themselves the Sowing Club, a devious foursome driven by greed to accumulate millions in a secret bank account. Now they're dead set on silencing Michelle, who might know the secret behind the killing of one of their wives. Dodging a world-class hit man and a band of cunning criminals, Michelle and Theo walk a narrow path between passion and survival.

©2001 Julie Garwood (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Aryn 07-31-15
    Aryn 07-31-15
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    "One of my favorites"

    This is probably my favorite Julie Garwood book. Probably the first of her books I read and the one by which I've compared the rest of her books. I was pleased with the start of the narrated version; the bayou folk sounded fairly authentic. But the narrator had a tough time keeping track of who was supposed to sound like they were from where and the accents kept slipping around. She made a good stab at it, most of the time, but I ended up rather lost as to who was speaking and -- well, it all got rather muddled together. Her voice was pleasant, and when she was in narrator mode rather than character mode, she is excellent, and when she was doing the accents well, she did them very well -- I'd listen to her again, but perhaps her production chief could do a better job of keeping things on track.

    As to the story, I like it. The female lead leads without a lot of angst and drama. The male lead does the same. This is a story, not a study in psychology and I enjoyed myself. What more can I say.

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    dlm 01-30-13
    dlm 01-30-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Narration; Great Story!"
    If you could sum up Mercy in three words, what would they be?

    Sweet, riveting, humorous


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Mercy?

    When Theo first arrives at Bowen, and the kids mistakenly think that he is the new high school football coach. Really funny!!


    What about Christina Traister’s performance did you like?

    Everything! She goes from a Louisiana accent to a Boston accent with great ease.


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

    Finding your way to love


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Janet ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States 08-07-13
    Janet ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States 08-07-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Accent"
    What did you love best about Mercy?

    I am about half way through the book and really enjoying the story. The reader is great for the part of the book where the characters don't have accents.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I am from South Louisiana so love to listen to stories that take place there.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Her South Louisiana accent is so distracting. It isn't even close to authentic.


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

    Except for the distraction of the reader it is good.


    Any additional comments?

    Think it would be so much better to have a person with an authentic accent read those parts of the book.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 04-16-17
    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 04-16-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Well done romantic suspense. Engaging characters."

    Neat things happened.

    I read the physical book a few years ago and just now listened to the audiobook. It was great. I didn’t want to stop listening. I had forgotten some of the events, and I’m glad because it made the current read better - not knowing.

    I loved what Catherine did for revenge. I loved the first scene that John Paul was in -- what an intriguing character. Suspense was good. And no stupidity.

    AUDIOBOOK NARRATOR:
    Christina Traister did a great job. She used a weird accent for the cajun characters. I don’t know if it was accurate but it was fine for me. And I’m happy that her breath noises were removed.

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    Narrative mode: 3rd person. Story length: 343 pages hardback. Swearing language: strong including religious swear words, but rarely used. Sexual language: mild with the f-word once. Number of sex scenes: 2. Setting: current day Bowen and New Orleans, Louisiana. Copyright: 2001. Genre: romantic suspense.

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    Kindle Customer 03-11-17
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    "Love the story"

    But this narrator made people from Louisiana sound like moron hicks ! It would of been better without the southern accent. If you can't get it right!

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    L 12-07-16
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    "Appalling narrator"

    This narrator is ridiculous. The New Orleans accent sounds like Hannah Montana. The Boston accent sounds like she's just slurring her words but it's not as appalling as the New Orleans accent.

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    Samantha 11-28-16
    Samantha 11-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Julie's Best Book Yet!"
    Where does Mercy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love this book, I remember reading it in High School and loving it and now that I'm reading it again over 7 years later I still love it. I've listened to it already once and now I'm listening to it again as my Boyfriend enjoyed Shadow Dance and so we thought to listen to another book together.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The best part about this story is Jake. I love the way Christina voices him and every time he's on the pages I just grin. He's a lovable character and a wonderful father to Mike. Truly he is such a sweetheart and I would gladly listen to him for hours.


    Have you listened to any of Christina Traister’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've listened to a few of her Nora Roberts books and they were fun, but I think this book and her ability to consistently use that New Orleans Bayou accent was just perfect.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is great for anyone who wants a little romance, some mystery, a few plot twists and general humour. It's a wonderful story and makes for a great adventure. <3

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    Kelly 11-22-16
    Kelly 11-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "loved it"

    Julie Garwood delivered another amazing story! If you love Julie you will not be disappointed!!

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    Lara 11-14-16
    Lara 11-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Another Good One"

    Another good Garwood story. Some great twists, too. I've read the book but really enjoyed the performance on Audible.

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    Kindle Customer 11-12-16 Member Since 2014
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    "an audiobook should not need subtitles"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Not so much. The narrator's cajun accent was a bit overdone and it was frustrating trying to understand her often


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    anyone who didn't need an accent, so none of the main characters


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Christina Traister?

    Anyone


    Did Mercy inspire you to do anything?

    Turn off my kindle


    Any additional comments?

    The story is very good, I have a paperback copy of it that is white-spined, I have read it so often. It's a nice change from her other contemporaries, I think one of Julie Garwood's strongest. That said, the narrator made a valiant attempt at accents, which in other settings, or other media, would probably be successful. But they neglected to factor in that 75 per cent of the dialogue uses this accent where consonants are dropped, words are pronounced with weird emphasis. It came across cartoonish at times, and at others, it was annoying and difficult to understand. If I hadn't read the book previously, I would have been lost. I absolutely hate how she narrates the heroine's father's voice. I often could not understand what he was supposed to be saying with the odd accent and the weird high pitched inflection at the end of every sentence

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