• Damned

  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Julie McKay
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (702 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When young priest Nicolas Chatry took his vows, he thought the hardest thing he’d have to deal with was accomplishing his duties from a wheelchair. Until a murderer steps into the confessional. Unable to recognize the voice or maneuver quickly enough to get a look at the killer, Nicolas has no way of identifying who admitted to such a horrific deed. And even if he did, his vows prevent him from telling anyone about it. 

Unable to live with the knowledge that a predator is walking the streets of New Orleans, Nicolas breaks his vows and hires Shaye to do the impossible - find the killer before he strikes again.

©2019 Jana DeLeon (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Count on DeLeon for continually writing the Best..

This is such a good book, series, author... This is book #7 in the Shaye Archer series. Although not necessary I would suggest listening to the series in order for continuity of character development.
The publisher's summary gives a very good overview of the first maybe two chapters.
What happens following a killers confession is a fast paced story of lies and deceit. Shaye and boyfriend /police investigator Jackson are unknowingly working on the same case. One woman murdered, another abducted and a priest is being threatened. The longer this story goes on the more suspects with motives are revealed.
About half way through the book I had my suspicions but they weren't confirmed until the very end.
Julie McKay does an outstanding job narrating.
This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.
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Jana DeLeon is incredible!

Jana DeLeon has released 3 audio novels recently, two in her light and fun Miss Fortune mystery series and DAMNED in her rather dark Shaye Archer mystery series. All three have rated solid 5 stars.

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Shoddy 💙

I have enjoyed the previous Shaye Archer books but this one seemed written by a different person and a novice at that.
I was disappointed by the characters lack of credibility, the stories many stupid lines and the lack of confidentiality by the all characters was ridiculous.

Julie's narration was as per usual withmany men sounding similar.

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Good Story, Great Narration.

This has been a good series. I have enjoyed it. I don't think this was my favorite book but still an entertaining listen.

I liked the story line and plot. It did seem like Shaye Archer was actually not the star of this book to me.

It was a good mystery and the villain was a psycho for sure. There is a lot of dialogue throughout the entire book, which was great.

As for the narration it was great! I really liked it. Julie McKay does a great job with all the voices and the male voices. Everyone gets their own distinct voice. She has a nice reading voice too.

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Another great one!

A fun ride! I love this series and couldn't put this one down! Well couldn't stop listening to it. Quite many twist and turns and when I thought I knew... I was blown away. I enjoy this series and it always has me on the edge of my seat wondering what will happen next. The characters are good and the main character even though she has her flaws and bad past... The author didn't make her annoying or over the top. She isn't perfect and is easy to connect to. I highly recommend this series!

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I love this series

Very suspenseful, I enjoy the unpredictability of the story. There is always a little twist that surprises you.

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Very Enjoyable Series!

I’d start this Series with the 1st Book & then read them in order to get the background on Shaye (and, even though, the 1st Book has the least satisfying mystery). The rest of the Series through this Book #7, have excellent mysteries, interesting continuing characters, and a very fun setting in New Orleans!

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Damned? Yeah, Damned FANTASTIC!!!!

This was one of my favorites of the Shaye Archer series!
If you love a good murder mystery, you’ll be hooked on Shaye Archer! Private Detective extraordinaire.
A very bad habit of mine is to find all the mistakes in whatever I’m reading, watching or listening to. (even though MY spelling and punctuation is atrocious lol) I never seem to find a single thing wrong with this author’s writing or in the narration of her audiobooks. This is one huge reason, her books are such perfect reading. RELAXING to me because, I can sit back and enjoy the ride, turning off that obsessive compulsive behavior and just enjoy myself and the novel. I love LOVE this author.
The Shaye Archer series is BRILLIANT.
I can FEEL, what I’ve read or listened to. It always feels as though I’ve just seen a movie or was actually THERE! among the pages. The writing is so descriptive. You visualize each sentence that you read, making you feel as though you are there and part of the action.
This series really should be made into movies.
Keep up the amazing work Jana. You make life quite interesting…..and give THIS girl the ability to actually enjoy what I read. Instead of looking for what is wrong, I can enjoy all that is RIGHT. Which is Everything!!!
While this may be an odd review, it’s honest.

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So sad to see the series end

I started with the author’s Ms Fortune series and then found this series, already knowing the author had decided not to continue this one due to lack of response. Why!? Why didn’t more people love this series like I do? I throughly enjoy the humor in the Ms Fortune series but I loved this series as well! Pronunciation issues aside, I would gratefully read more of this series if the author ever chooses to continue it. Please?! Read the series, you won’t regret it!

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Enjoyable

I enjoy all of Jana Deleon books, Thus book was suspenseful and had me on needles and pins

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