CJ Washburn, P.I. Bundle: Books 1-4

Narrated by: Josiah John Bildner
Length: 46 hrs and 46 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (136 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Deserving of Death

Women’s bodies keep turning up, and CJ becomes a person of interest, then the prime suspect, the subject of a manhunt from the Idaho panhandle to Southern Arizona. Bodies continue to drop around him until his deepest fear is pushed upon him and his investigative skills are challenged at the highest level.

Sailing into Death

Find Douglas no matter what, CJ is told. It’s off to Florida where he finds him dead. With the FBI, HLS, Interpol, and who knows who else involved, can CJ and Stella figure out who killed Douglas and what it all has to do with his being born in the middle of the Battle of the Bogside in Derry, Northern Ireland, in 1969? 

Angel of Death

Did Jesper Monnier die at his own hand or was it the young man who the twins hustled on the pool table in Atlantic City, or a jealous boyfriend, or a disgruntled employee of the huge superyacht? Or was it someone else altogether? Are CJ and Stella, now P.I. partners, actually going to get married

Never Surrender to Death

CJ and Stella are on their honeymoon in New Zealand when they find themselves embroiled in the search for a murderer of children. From Auckland and Papatoetoe to National Park on North Island, across Cook Strait to South Island and on down to Christchurch, they pursue both the killer and their honeymoon.

©2013, 2015, 2017 James Paddock (P)2018 James Paddock

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A True Bargain

Paddock entertains without resorting to bloody-gore, X-rated sex scenes or Vulgarity,,, suitable for family listening.(teens and older)

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Great stories, much better than most

These books are well written. Great characters, intriguing and surprisingly complicated stories. This series is some of the best detective/suspense I've read. I hope more books are added to the series.

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Okay, though a bit predictable

You get what you pay for here for hours of some okay entertainment. The two main characters were a bit cheesy and predictable. The best characters appears briefly. The author seemed to write for a generic audience, but in making his characters a little dimwitted at times came across like assuming the read couldn't figure out what was going on...give cyour readers more credit. Some overused phrases and situations appeared, but there was enough momentum that at least it kept me interested. The narrator might have taken away from the text. He had to create voices for many characters with tons of dialects, which sometimes led to a southern American sounding like a mix between another Irish character, or a New Zealand character sounding Welsh. The French characters kept pronouncing an "H" like Americans. Very distracting. Some words were pronounced a couple different ways in different areas of the books. The audio quality changed several times and I could hear him bumping the microphone and moving paper. The emphasis on some phrases was so strange sometimes that I would laugh. A dialect coach would be helpful next time. He tried hard and had some really good voices and energy, but I don't think that I could listen to another book read by him.

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Detectives with Heart

Absolutely loved it! I was not ready for this to end. Will be checking for more.

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Didn’t like the narrator

I enjoyed the books, except for the third one with far too much description of a pool game or two, but the narrator nearly drove me to distraction. Perhaps it’s an editing problem, but his phrasing sometimes was very strange. Also, the French accents in the third book were simply terrible most of the time. The way he pronounced croissant and merci should have been very easy but they were simply awful. At first I thought he was just mimicking bad American accents for those words, but that appeared not to be the case. Anyway, I still enjoyed the series, the third one less than the others.

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The accents are bad

I enjoyed the books but the readers accents are terrible. His Irish accent sounded cockney! It made me kind of crazy trying to put it into an Irish accent in my head.

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not as good as could be

too slow, hard to fallow, could hold my interest. the narration was good. but just wasn't keeping me with it.

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Frustrated with narration

The stories are entertaining, if somewhat predictable, but the narrator has severe issues with delivering realistic accents. Also, his rendition ensures that every female character is perceived as annoyingly vapid.

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Dumb As ?

This is the most unimaginable piece of " literature" that I have ever had the displeasure of coming across. How many times can Murphy's law hit one person. It's just simply OVERBOARD!!!

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Details...details...details

If you like details not related to the story then this book is for you. Basically to me it was boring and full of info that was not important to me or the story.

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  • H.C. Richardson
  • 01-19-19

Or

Great offer of four books. Narrater has a great voice but his Irish and New Zealand accents are dire.

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  • Traveller
  • 07-13-20

Worst Irish accent ever!

On book 2 and whilst the story is ok, the attempt at an Irish accent is shocking! Sounds more like a cockney!

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  • Kim
  • 11-03-19

Good story

I enjoyed the story however , was really disappointed by the narrator's attempts at pronouncing NZ place names. Would have been okay for the visitors to say names so badly but the locals, not at all, a little research would have helped. The NZ accents were diabolical and made them seem like a cross between pirates and idiots. As a Brit living in NZ I found this untenable. If you can't do accents don't!!