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What's in a Name? | [Terry Odell]

What's in a Name?

Kelli Carpenter has changed her name, her appearance-her life-to avoid being connected to a crime she committed in self defense years ago. But just when she thinks she has nothing to fear, handsome stranger Blake Windsor shows up.
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Publisher's Summary

Running for the wrong reason can still get you killed.

Kelli Carpenter has changed her name, her appearance - her life - to avoid being connected to a crime she committed in self defense years ago. But just when she thinks she has nothing to fear, handsome stranger Blake Windsor shows up.

He claims to be the handyman her boss sent to help complete the project she's working on - Camp Getaway - a place where inner city kids will get respite from concrete and drive-bys. Being a loner has kept her alive, and Kelli's instincts tell her to leave. But without Blake's help, the refuge for inner city children won't be completed on time. Against her instincts, she accepts his help.

Blake Windsor is a corporate executive accepted his boss's request to find out if Kelli Carpenter is really a woman his boss thinks he knew years before. He begrudgingly returns to the blue-collar construction lifestyle he vowed to leave behind, hoping doing this favor will advance his career.

The woman he meets bears little resemblance to the woman he's supposed to find, but something about her mystifies him, and he decides to continue with his deception to learn more about her.

When someone makes an attempt on Kelli's life, she runs - but she takes Blake with her. Keep your friends close but your enemies closer is her philosophy. And Kelli is convinced Blake knows something that will link her to her former lover's death, ending her life as she knows it.

What's in a Name? is full of twists and turns as Blake and Kelli try to keep one step ahead of whoever is following them while they try to figure out why.

©2007, 2010 Terry Odell (P)2013 Terry Odell

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    Pamela Spring Hill, FL, United States 01-12-14
    Pamela Spring Hill, FL, United States 01-12-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Awesome Audiblebook!"
    Would you listen to What's in a Name? again? Why?

    Yes, it was very riveting!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really loved this audible book. You have Kelli, KC or Emily depending on where you are the story who is an awesome female character. Strong, intelligent and able to think on her feet. The you have Blake Windsor normally an alpha male with his own strengths but who has been knocked for a loop, literally. Amazing what a concussion can do for you.

    I love a good romantic suspense and this was one of the best. I just love it when I don't figure it out, I had a slight suspicion but nothing concrete.

    Listen and read this book you will love it.


    What does Pamela Almand and The Captain's Voice bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She really brings the characters alive and gives them each their own unique voice.


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

    Definitely!


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Robin C. Greene New York, NY USA 01-09-14
    Robin C. Greene New York, NY USA 01-09-14 Member Since 2010
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    "I couldn't put it down!"
    Where does What's in a Name? rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I really enjoyed both the book and the performance of the book.


    Have you listened to any of Pamela Almand and The Captain's Voice ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


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

    I had real trouble putting down my iPod while I was listening to it.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Karin Anderson Big Island, VA United States 01-02-14
    Karin Anderson Big Island, VA United States 01-02-14 Member Since 2012

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    "Standalone Novel"

    This book is a standalone novel about a woman running from her past. She thinks she has finally gotten away when Blake Windsor comes along. After an attempted attack they're on the run and learn things about each others' past.

    Audio Review:
    The narrator managed to capture the feel of the story without being over-dramatic. Her laid back presentation worked with the characters' personalities, without being dull.

    The story is suspenseful and romantic. If you're looking for a great story about overcoming past mistakes, this is the one for you!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    K. April Holgate Moosic, PA, United States 08-10-14
    K. April Holgate Moosic, PA, United States 08-10-14 Member Since 2012

    Take a look it's in a book...Reading Rainbow!

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    "Great story and narration"

    This was a fun suspense book with a touch of romance. Great characters and a terrific plot. Loads of twists and turns.

    There is a romance, with sort of open door bedroom scenes. It is more about the overall suspense and less of the smexy romance. It kept me on the edge most of the time and was a really great listen.

    There is a really great dynamic between Kelli and Blake, very nicely played out. The book is a mixed narrative, so you get a POV for both of them. It really adds to the story and makes it more engaging to the reader.

    I listened to the audiobook narrated by Pamela Almand, who always does a great job. I love her voice, really smooth with a touch of rasp. She was terrific at adding just the right level of sass to Kelli. Her male voices held a touch of depth but never went too far. She is always a pleasure to listen to and has a swift pace making the book really move.

    Overall, there is a lot of story here, really has many levels and depth. I would love to read more of Ms. Odell's works. She has a great storytelling style that keeps the reader wanting more.

    Disclosure - I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, ratings and opinions are my own.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth L. Liberty, SC, United States 06-25-14
    Elizabeth L. Liberty, SC, United States 06-25-14
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    "A romantic mystery!"

    Kelly Carpenter is a woman with a few secrets. Blake Windsor is sent by his boss to check out Kelly to see if she is a woman from the boss's past. At first, Kelly is leery of Blake and his motives but after a few close calls, the two team up to find out who is after Kelly and why.

    I really enjoyed this story. This is a nice mystery with romance added. Ms. Almand has a smooth rich voice that lends well to both the male and female characters. I was drawn into the story by her narration. I would recommend this book to any of my friends who want a nice mystery story. I can't wait to listen to other books Ms. Almand has narrated.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa Kansas, United States 06-16-14
    Teresa Kansas, United States 06-16-14 Member Since 2013

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    "A Steamy Romance Crime Suspence"
    If you could sum up What's in a Name? in three words, what would they be?

    Steamy suspence drama. I really think this was a good book, it could have had more flow. There were long pauses which made me lose track a few times. I think the story was there though.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Terry Odell? Why or why not?

    I would love to listen to more books from Terry Odell. I think she has what it takes because this book had a great storyline. I would have liked more of the suspence of 'What's in a Name' and less romance. But the fact that she was able to bring the two together was good.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I'm not sure. There were many long pauses in the narration and I don't know if it was meant to be that way for the story or not. The character's voices were great.


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

    The whole story was intriguing. I'm not sure the story and the narrator matched up.


    Any additional comments?

    I received this audiobook free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    DJ (The CurvyWriter Blog) curvywriter.info 06-16-14
    DJ (The CurvyWriter Blog) curvywriter.info 06-16-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Very enjoyable"

    It was a great mystery. I suspected, but wasn't quite sure how it would turn out. Beautifully written, though it was a little slow in some spots. I loved that the characters were quirky and not predictable. All in all a wonderful story and I will read more by Terry Odell.

    The performance was excellent. The production quality was good, though there was a noticeable change in audio right around the 15 minute mark. It wasn't really a change in quality, it still had good production quality throughout, just a noticeable change in the way the narrator and overall audio sounded. I will definitely listen to more by this narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gayle Colerain, OH, United States 06-09-14
    Gayle Colerain, OH, United States 06-09-14 Member Since 2007

    Avid reader (listener) and Audible Fan!

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    "INTERESTING STORY"

    Enjoyed this audiobook~Kelli & Blake were really likable, interesting, and well developed characters. There were many twists and turns but the story became too slow in some parts although it was wrapped up quite nicely at the end~a worthwhile listen.

    Audiobook provided for an honest review

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer New York 01-09-14
    Amazon Customer New York 01-09-14 Member Since 2013
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    "A Great Mystery"
    What did you love best about What's in a Name??

    I loved the characters and all the twists and turns that took place in the book. I really loved the ending.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ann M. Florida 11-26-13
    Ann M. Florida 11-26-13 Member Since 2013

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    "Intrigue, romance, and fast-paced!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of What's in a Name? to be better than the print version?

    Yes, you can hear the uncertainty and fear in the main character's false bravado, and the chapters from both Kelli and Blake's point of view are differentiated just enough to recognize. Narration was easy to listen to and not overly-dramatic.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Blake! What a hunk!


    Which character – as performed by Pamela Almand and The Captain's Voice – was your favorite?

    Kelli came thru as both vulnerable and strong....the fear and suspicion slowly evolved into trust and love.


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

    Blake and Kelli in Blake's childhood home


    Any additional comments?

    Each character's personality came through and and each changed over the course of the book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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