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  • In Cold Blood

  • Beatrix Rose, Book 1
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 401
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 360

They gunned down her husband and kidnapped her daughter, and now the debt needs to be repaid. It's a blood feud she didn't start but is going to finish. Beatrix has already crossed one name off her Kill List. Her second target is a mercenary being held hostage by Somali terrorists. Can she infiltrate the most dangerous failed state on the planet and scrub him off the List, too?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Visually impaired- listen to this excellent story

  • By Garibaldi on 08-02-14

Close your eyes, enter a different time & place!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-28-14

Would you consider the audio edition of In Cold Blood to be better than the print version?

I deliberately listened to the Audible version before reading the book. I enjoyed it so much, as soon as I finished the Audible, I purchased the first 3 books in the series. I have not read the print version of book one yet. I expect pro's and con's for both methods and hopefully will be able to update this review later.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The twists and turns of the story caused Rose to react in ways that fit, yet not knowing what was happening next or how she would react definitely kept me awake and listening long after I should have been in bed.

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

Mark's ability to represent each of the characters gave them shape and texture that I might not have conceived in reading the book, broadening the story beyond my personal experience and knowledge.

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

Paybacks are a Mother!

Any additional comments?

I had not listened to an "audio book" since using them for business books, 15 years ago. Those business books were typically dry, boring lecture format.
In contrast, I was delighted by Mark Deakin's ability to draw me into the world and story that Mark Dawson created and shared with us.

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