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Desert Intrigue

The Adventures of John and Julia Evans, Book 4
Narrated by: Carolyn Kashner
Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
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Mystery…Adventure...Romance...Humor...Intrigue! 

When Julia’s brother announces that his dude ranch is haunted, she believes that someone is trying to sabotage his place and force him to sell. The mysterious happenings have to do with Superstition Mountain, the lost Dutchman’s goldmine, and the great Thunder God. Is it possible that the legend of the Thunder God is actually true? After a terrible thunderstorm, everyone begins to wonder. John and Julia quickly head to Mesa, Arizona and discover a few mysterious events. Will they find out who is behind these disasters before Uncle Kelly’s dude ranch is ruined?

©2012 Linda Weaver Clarke (P)2019 Linda Weaver Clarke

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Mystery and Suspense

I have listened to the other books of the series, so was happy to listen again. I enjoy Audible books because I can take them with me anywhere. Right on my phone. So it's handy!

This book takes place in the Superstition Mountains. Even just the title points to a great read! I enjoyed the tale of the Lost Dutchman and all the mysterious adventures that take place in the lives of John and Julia. Evans.

In this read you will find, mystery, suspense, wedding plans gone awry, a trip to the hospital and a very exciting backdrop in the Arizona desert.

The narrater was Carolyn Kashner, who has narrated several other books of this author. She does a great job of helping the listener know who's who.

I received an Audible copy from the author. All thoughts are my own.

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A complete joy

I downloaded this book intending to save it for a few weeks when I have a long drive ahead of me but I just couldn’t wait and I’m glad I didn’t. What a delight. The mystery and intrigue is there as always and it was interesting to learn at the end of the book what parts of the story were true and based in research. The characters are great and I especially liked a scene that featured jelly beans. I won’t say more so I don’t ruin it for others. Can there be another book so I have something for my trip?!

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Desert Intrique

I loved this mystery read. I really enjoy these kind of mysteries. To me this is a real page turner, with twists and turns. I loved this audio the Narrator does a fantastic job. The Author has brought forth an a fantastic read and series. I love putting together puzzle like reads like this one, It had me on the edge of my seat. I felt like I was watching them through my minds eye invisioning the scenes there written so well and come out fantastic in this audio. A definite must listen.
Shauna Joesten

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Great Narration & Series

We are taken to Southern Arizona and Superstition Mountain. Julia’s brother has a dude ranch, is the place haunted, or is something else causing the happenings. The area is full of history with the Dutchman mines, and the Thunder.God, with the spirits of those lost. Full of adventure and a touch of romance, in this good series. The narration by Carolyn was good and added to the story.
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Another Great Installment in the Series

As I have stated in my reviews of previous books in this series, I am an an avid reader but also almost exclusively audiobooks due to my schedule. Because of this, I can be critical of narrators and am a true believer that a narrator can make or break an audiobook. Especially when books have a single narrator required to speak with different voices for multiple characters. Most cannot do it without having some errors where they use the wrong 'voice' for the wrong character. While I still prefer books narrated with multiple narrators, narrator Carolyn Kashner continues to do a great job in this series. I didn't have any problem listening to this book and was glad I didn't because, once again, the story kept me entertained throughout.

I am not a fan of including spoilers in my reviews, but John and Julia are a fun couple with three adult daughters. Book 4 focuses on helping Julia's brother discover who is causing him problems with his ranch, and as always, they stumble into more than planned. The story kept me entertained and I enjoyed meeting Julia's brother and hearing more about her childhood. If you are looking for heavy sex and over the top language, this book and series isn't for you. However, if you are looking for a good clean family friendly story that will hold your interest and make you laugh at times, I highly recommend this book and what I have read (or listened to) in the series so far, which are books 1 - 4. Hopefully there will be more Evans Family stories to come.

I was given a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Suspense and Mystery kept me entertained

I have listened to a few books by Linda Weaver Clark and I was just as entertained with Desert Intrigue as I was with the previous books. The narrator Carolyn Kashner did a good job with the voices, although I would prefer a man narrating the male voices, but that is just my preference.
 
I must say I was intrigued by Superstition Mountain, the lost Dutchman’s goldmine, and the great Thunder God. This was a a story filled with suspense and danger. It was also full of interesting history and some romance which I found enjoyable.

The intrigue and mystery had me riveted as I listened to this story. The writing was descriptive and I found myself imagining I was along for the ride with John and Julia in Mesa, Arizona.

I like John and Julia Evans, they are easy to relate to and their stories are entertaining and I loved following along with them as follow the clues.
 
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Desert Intrigue

Unfortunately I did not get into this book until the last few chapters of the book where I felt all of the action was. I just felt that the other books in this series had more action.
Julia's brother Kelly owns a ranch in southern Arizona that is not doing good and he might have to sell. John, Julia and the twins, Faith and Charlene, head to Arizona to help. Meanwhile, Matthew and April stayed home to plan their wedding.
This book has plenty of humor, romance, passion and mystery. A book with a place called Superstition Mountain in it is going to be intriguing!

I received a copy of this book for an honest review.