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Showdown in Mudbug Audiobook

Showdown in Mudbug

Who killed Helena Henry? The shorter list may be who didn’t want her dead. Psychic Raissa Bordeaux thought she’d left her former life behind, hidden away in her eclectic shop in the French Quarter. But when a child is kidnapped and Helena Henry appears, Raissa risks her true identity by offering the police help with the case. New Orleans Detective Zach Blanchard doesn’t believe in psychic hooey and is certain Raissa didn’t get her facts about the case from a crystal ball.
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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author, Jana DeLeon, the third book in the Ghost-in-Law mystery/romance series.

Family can be the death of you.…

Who killed Helena Henry? The shorter list may be who didn’t want her dead. Psychic Raissa Bordeaux thought she’d left her former life behind, hidden away in her eclectic shop in the French Quarter. But when a child is kidnapped and Helena Henry appears, Raissa risks her true identity by offering the police help with the case. New Orleans Detective Zach Blanchard doesn’t believe in psychic hooey and is certain Raissa didn’t get her facts about the case from a crystal ball. He suspects her of something besides being the most intriguing and attractive woman he’s ever come across. But when Raissa’s secrets put her in danger, can Zach convince her to trust him with the truth before it’s too late?

©2010 Jana DeLeon (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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    K. April Holgate Montrose, PA, United States 02-01-15
    K. April Holgate Montrose, PA, United States 02-01-15 Member Since 2012

    I am open to reviewing quality products.

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    "Fabulous series!!!"

    I am still loving this series! This is the third book and this time we get to be front row for Raissa's HEA. I was ready for this after the mystery about her in the end of the last book.

    Turns out Raissa is all kinds of awesome!! I am talking seriously cool hacker super spy type fantastic! I think she is my fav heroine so far in the series!

    Zach is her match as a yummy detective. Love their banter!! Raissa is a very naughty girl, in all the most fun ways! I had a great time reading their dynamic relationship!

    This is a mixed narrative, so you get both the leads POV alternately. There are also bits from the supporting cast and the bad guy.

    This is different from most cozy mysteries, it has a large romance quotient and that bedroom door is wide open! Not as much detail as an erotic read, but far from squeaky clean.

    The mystery has many levels, it is so strange how everything is so connected. But it is a cozy, so you go with it.

    I listened to the audiobook narrated by Johanna Parker, who has a wonderful read. She keeps the southern accents light, for the most part. I love the swift pace to her read and the energy she brings to the words. All the voices have been distinct and were consistent throughout the book. She has been a delight throughout the series!

    I was a little upset that Hank does not get his own HEA book, but rather a side romance in this book. Boo, he has worked hard to redeem himself and deserved at least a novella.

    Disclosure - I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts opinions and ratings are my own.

    *** If you found this review at all helpful, please take a moment to let me know. I love reading and sharing my opinions with other readers. I listen at double speed, all my impressions of the narration are from that setting. Thanks for taking the time to read my review! You can see more audiobook reviews on my blog Eargasms Audiobook Reviews ***

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Victoria Rockwall, TX USA 02-02-16
    Victoria Rockwall, TX USA 02-02-16 Member Since 2014

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    "Great Mystery!"
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    I really enjoy these mysteries...they are solid mysteries well thought out...the story just happens to include a ghost. It was wonderful to listen to & I truly recommend it!

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    JS Colorado, United States 01-18-16
    JS Colorado, United States 01-18-16 Member Since 2008
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    "Disappointment"
    What would have made Showdown in Mudbug better?

    More depth and a different narrator


    Would you be willing to try another one of Johanna Parker’s performances?

    Yes.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Boredom.


    Any additional comments?

    I listened to this because I like Johanna Parker's reading of the Sookie Stackhouse books so much. But, these were a big disappointment.

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    PISSED OFF Little Rock, AR 12-15-15
    PISSED OFF Little Rock, AR 12-15-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Mudbug Love!"
    What did you love best about Showdown in Mudbug?

    I am enjoying the series as the story line is filled with details and depth that keeps the listener/reader interested and invested in the outcome. I am from west central Louisiana and went to college in Lafayette so I almost feel closer to the story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Showdown in Mudbug?

    I just love the description of Helena's wardrobe and her food binges. The sense of humor has me cracking up here at work.


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

    She just has a great talent in producing all of those different voices and carries the story along at a comfortable speed and gives each character a great human touch.


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

    I don't know but a film or television series would be great!


    Any additional comments?

    The first series where I just had to buy all of the books! I had to know who it all ends. Thank God for the sale pricing or I'd be broke!

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    Sandra R. Marcil 12-14-15 Member Since 2010

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Too unbelievable"
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    Just could not finish this book. Listened to first two books, but this one is just too unbelievable.

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    Sharon D. Moore 07-29-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Enjoyable"

    A cute and enjoyable southern cozy mystery. Helena is a hoot. Everyone should have a ghost like her around just for the laughs.

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    Heather Forest Hill, MD, United States 06-01-15
    Heather Forest Hill, MD, United States 06-01-15 Member Since 2005
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    "Very fun book"

    The thought of reading a book about a ghost that is helping solve a mystery and save the life of those that can see her to me is hilarious. This whole series was a fun entertaining read that if you do not have a good series to read this summer on the beach I highly recommend this it's very fun lighthearted and keeps your interest and kept me laughing..

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    Jessica Exton, PA, United States 05-17-15
    Jessica Exton, PA, United States 05-17-15 Member Since 2012

    I am a cardiac nurse, I like listening to audible books while I am accomplishing other tasks.

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    "Action packed, FBI & kidnapping!"

    This book had some many twist and turns I remained enthralled till the very end! Maybe the best book in the series! I love when series uncover a mystery that makes reference to previous books and ties up loose ends from previous books!

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    Tuck10 05-14-15
    Tuck10 05-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Nice Diversion"

    If you like the first books, you will probably like this one. It follows the same formula & story pattern - a little predictable.

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    jennifer o 05-07-15
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    I love hearing what's going to happen next and to whom! It's a great story, funny, witty and suspenseful all at the same time!

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