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A Game of Chance

Narrated by: Kali Dziuba
Series: MacKenzie Family, Book 5
Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (561 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

On the trail of a vicious criminal, agent Chance Mackenzie found the perfect bait for his trap: Sunny Miller. So Chance made himself the only man she could trust—and then arranged for her long-missing father to find out about them.

What Chance hadn't foreseen was that Sunny had reasons of her own for hiding from her father—and now Chance's deception had brought them both one step closer to the end of everything they held dear….

©2008 Linda Howard (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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Ruined A Perfectly Good Book

This was a good book but when you have a female reader with a SWEET.....SWEET girl voice read it you just ruin the book. Chance was an undercover agent not so sweet person. Reader is ruining the book. Why couldn't you have gotten Dennis Boutsikaris who read all the rest and was wonderful. This reader has just ruined the book. Good God she reads so sweetly. WOW she stated. YUCK.

18 of 18 people found this review helpful

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Good Book

I have wanted this book on audio since I read the paperback. I agree with the other reviewer. Why have a woman do the narration. Why not use Dennis Boutsikaris - he narrated 3 other Mackenzie books, at least that way you would have the same voices. This Narrator may be okay but this was not the book for her. She was not terrible, but if I didn't already love the characters it would have made the experience worse than it had to be.

I was so excited it was on audio I forgot to check to see who the narrator was and was very surprised when it was a female. To have Zane, Chance and Wolfe read by a female; hard to take. The only thing that saved the book is it is a good story and it has the entire family in the book. Those that have followed the Mackenzie family will be happy to revisit the family.

The long wait for this book to finally be on audio was a bit disappointing with the narration, but it left me wanting the story of the Mackenzies to continue. It was fun to see how Chance succumbed to love, marriage and a baby. I know Linda Howard said she didn't think she would do anymore on this series because she couldn't bear to kill off Wolfe or Mary. She is right that would be horrible, but I think there is more to tell without doing that. I am sure she can find another story in this family saga to come up with two or three more books without killing any of the core family members. There seems to be so much more to adventure and tell about the Mackenzies their wives and children.

If you have not listened to the other books you won't be too surprised with the narration, however, you will want to listen to all of the books to get the whole story and understand the family dynamic. It starts with Mackenzie's Mountain. Don't listen to the abridged version to me they left out too much and it changed the story. I read the books and listened to all of them. The unabridged versions are the best unless of course you read the books.

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Good story

I love this series! Really good story of family togetherness. Really, really bad audio for the entire series.

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Chance gets even luckier

I’m so glad that Chance gets his own book and I love the parts with the extended Mackenzie family. I really like Sunny’s positivity; her determination to keep moving forward. She exemplifies a maxim I learned growing up: hope for the best, but plan for the worst. So, no matter what happens, you have a plan of action.
There is suspense because Chance insinuates himself into Sunny’s life to try to catch her father; only she is trying to hide from him to stay alive and free.
I cut out two paragraphs of rant to just say that I completely agree, there should NEVER have been a female narrator for this book, and I hope whoever made that decision is no longer allowed anywhere near audio production.
Whether the narrator is Kali Dziuba per the Audible description posting, or Kristin Johanson per the audio introduction, she has a very pleasant voice but should NOT have been used for this job. The right voice for a recording can add to a book when the production is well done.

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nice little story

This is a love story along the typical read boy wants girl gets her loses her gets her again but al in all it was a good book not sorry I bought it. And I'm also a Linda Howard fan

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Gum???

I hate to hear the reader chewing gum. In my opinion it ruins the performance.

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Mackenzie's Mountain 5<br />Chance's story.

Wolf's was one of my favorite by Linda Howard. This surprised me. It's been great.

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Recommended

I'm so sad, this is the last story in the series and I'm so not ready to say good-bye. Chance, in my opinion has always been a wild card. His biggest blessing as well as challenge is his love and devotion to all things MacKenzie. He can stand tall with pride for he shows himself to be more than up to the task of standing with this family. His story is so like him and so worth telling.

As is every story in this series, A Game of Chance can and does stand on its own. However, it is greatly enriched by the other stories when read in order.

Highly recommended

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Love

Love Linda Howard, this is my favorite book. The series is wonderful also. Can't wait for more

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Loved it.

I loved this book and the series. I am so sad that this is the last in the series. I will definitely be checking for more books by Linda Howard.