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Bodyguard

Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
4 out of 5 stars (334 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

RITA Award Winner, Best Contemporary Single Title, 2000

When Alessandra Lamont is nearly blown to pieces in a mafia hit, the last thing she wants is to place her trust into the hands of sexy, loose-cannon federal agent Harry O'Dell, who'll do whatever it takes to bring the mob down - even if it means sticking like glue to this blonde bombshell who unwittingly married into it.

She needs him if she wants to stay alive, and he needs her if he is to exact his revenge for the death of his wife and son. But staying alive is nothing next to the explosive attraction that threatens to consume them both - and places them into the greatest danger of all...falling in love.

©1999 Suzanne Brockmann (P)2008 BBC Audio

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one of my favorites!

I loved the whole story. the author did a great job with the characters. the book was hard to put down.

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Excellent narration

Good story. Never got bored. Would like to know that George eventually was happy.

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  • Jill
  • Jamaica, NY, United States
  • 03-11-15

FUN READ !

This story has excellent narration and engaging storyline. A good way to pass your time..

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akward early effort

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I am a big fan of Brockmann's other books -- especially the last five or so SEAL Team series. On that basis, I thought I'd try this novel, one of her early (earliest?) efforts. Everybody starts somewhere, after all.

This is not a bad novel, but it is awkward and strained in tone, and the characters are less well rounded than those in later books. The narrator handled all the different regional and social dialects well.

Somehow it just didn't gel for me.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Hmmm. I'd rather see Izzy Zanella on a big screen, I think.

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Couldn’t stop listening

This was a wonderful audiobook. It sucked me right in and I couldn’t stop listening. There were a lot of tense moments and I just knew there would be no way out alive. I liked the romance part and I’m curious as to whether George will pursue Kim after this. The only thing I didn’t like was toward the end, there was just so much usage of GD . I can handle just about any language except that, especially when a kid says it. I understand why he did at first, but the next time I cringed.

The narrator was excellent. Really knew how to bring a book to life.

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Brockmann at her best!

Suzanne Brockmann was my favorite writer through many books, but then I thought she lost some stream and I moved on. I chose this because I had to choose a second book from a small set. Once I started on it I couldn't leave it alone until it was finished. I love the characters and the storylines were interesting and unpredictable until the last page.

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Not Brockmann's best

I had a difficult time finishing this audio book. I didnt care about the so called heros. The narrator did a good job . Suzanne Brockmann has done better in writing.

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One of my all time favorite books! <br /><br /><br />

This was my 4th time enjoying it!! Really liked the narration for Harry's parts also!

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The Bimbo and The Grouch

I took a chance on this older novel since I have enjoyed other Suzanne Brockmann books. Well I lost and wasted 3 hours before giving up.

First there was the blond bimbo who was too literally too stupid to live (when a mafia killer threatens your life don't stand there being an easy target). She was more concerned with her name than her safety, her clothes than survival.

Then there's the grumpy hard ass FBI agent who continues to work relentlessly to catch killers and ignore his 2 living children. Yes, it was sad that his oldest son was killed but I would think that he would value time with his remaining kids even more.

Since I didn't like either of the main characters, I found the story boring & annoying.

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  • STEPHANIE
  • Florence, AL, United States
  • 08-27-12

Not good but not bad

Would you try another book from Suzanne Brockmann and/or Carrington MacDuffie?

This book was so-so, I will try another of her books. However if it stinks then she's toast in my book.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Really liked the ending, it had a bad start but half-way thru really got into it.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Hated the accents. Harry sounded like a slow-witted jack ass.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful