Shannon Baker

Flagstaff, AZ
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  • Crescendo

  • By: Deborah J Ledford
  • Narrated by: Christina Cox
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 78

As the only female Native American officer on the Bryson City, North Carolina police force, Inola Walela, must always play her A game. Allbets are off when during a routine traffic stop the passenger insists her sonhas been kidnapped but is struck by a car before Inola can glean any hardfacts. An altercation ensues and Inola's partner is felled by a bullet-possiblyfrom her gun.

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  • A Familiar Profile

  • By Carole T. on 09-01-14


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Reviewed: 03-13-14

What made the experience of listening to Crescendo the most enjoyable?

The vivid details brought to life by Cox's narration made me feel as if I were in the middle fo the story.

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

This is defintely an exciting read and made me breathless listening to it. I listened to the last few hours while driving and it ate up the time so quickly. Even when you think it's wrapped up, twists keep the action going.

What about Christina Cox’s performance did you like?

She read with emotion without going over the top. Characters sounded unique.

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

I never have 7 or 8 hours all at once but I listened to this every chance I got, even carrying my phone in my pocket while cooking and running.

Any additional comments?

I admit this is the first book of the series I've read (heard). What an exciting experience. The action keeps building until the heart stopping climax. I will definitely go back to the first two books. Christina Cox is an amazing voice and knows just how to keep the listener riveted. I'd meant to listen to this later, but started it to get a feel for the book and couldn't stop. What's not to love about the flawed but brave heroine, Inola. Read this or listen to it. You won't be disappointed.

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