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Publisher's Summary

Killer or target? 

Dr. Kelly Irving knew her husband, attorney Jack Harbaugh, was acting strangely but figured they’d get through it. When she backed out of her garage that morning, she thought her car hit a bump. Instead, its progress was stopped by the body of a man her husband recently represented. Not only that, the dead man had been shot by her husband’s gun. 

The police who investigated made it clear that Jack was a primary suspect. Kelly couldn’t decide if Jack was a murderer or marked as the next victim. As things continued to escalate, they were forced to put their marital differences aside and concentrate on keeping Jack alive while discovering who was behind the whole thing.

©2018 Richard L. Mabry, MD (P)2019 Richard L. Mabry, MD

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Good story

A quick enjoyable read
I really liked Kelly’s character her shotgun skills and ability to shake off a car accident definitely Makes her the tougher one
Bill does a great job narrating worth checking out
I received a free review audiobook and voluntarily left this review

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Emergency Case by Richard L Mabry MD is thoroughly enjoyable suspense filled book. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review. I was attracted first to the book based on the narrator, Bill Nevitt. He's great! Then the blurb appealed to me. I found some of the twists to be unexpected. This is a fast and easy listen.

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Emergency Case

This story was well written, but I found it a bit formulaic. I enjoyed listening to it, but didn’t find anything particularly compelling. Not as interesting as other works I have heard from this author.
This is not the first time I have listened to performances by this narrator and he is very good. I did need some time to get used to his patterns of emphasis at first, but he is adept at providing distinct character voices throughout, something I believe is invaluable to a good audio production.
I received a free Audible copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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A short mystery that was well narrated. There is a lot of religion and prayer in the story - not to my liking unfortunately. This book was given to me for free at my request and I have left this objective review voluntarily.

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Another Great Story

Another one Bill Nevitt has brought all characters to life and has done a wonderful job in telling a short story. I liked the mystery of what was coming and how the story was written.

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As usual I was thrilled.

Such a great author! I did not expect the ending at all! I was really happy to find this available on audible! Can’t wait to read another by Richard Mabry

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Emergency Case

This book is a quick listen and reminded me of watching a police TV show. A young lawyer, Jack Harbaugh, and his wife. Dr. Kelly Irving, are caught up in a murder investigation after Jack takes on a new client. What he thinks is a simple drug charge turns into so much more and soon Jack and Kelly are running for their lives.

The book is entertaining, but nothing too unique or different. The characters could have been better developed and more interesting and I found Jack to be especially aloof. Not a bad book, just nothing too exciting. The writing reminded me more of a screenplay than a novella. But, I would probably read another book by Dr. Mabry.

The narrator, Bill Nevitt, does his usual excellent job and is the highlight of this book in my opinion. He always does a great job and keeps the listener's interest even if the book is a little lackluster. All in all, this is the type of book that would make a good beach read: entertaining enough to keep your interest without too much brain power being expended.

I was given the opportunity to listen to this book by the narrator and chose to review it.

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A simple mistake leads to near death experience

An attorney takes a straight forward case, only to have his and his wife's life in grave danger.
A murder mystery, with a couple of twists.
I enjoyed the narrator's vocalizations characters, which adds the extra wham to an already great story.

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Enjoyable read

Richard Mabry is high on my TBR list and I always look forward to reading a book by him. Bill Nevitt’s narration is, as always, excellent and adds greatly to the book’s enjoyment. I was given an Audible copy of this book & am voluntarily reviewing it. (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).

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Emergency case

Well,this was fast and fun.It was also predictable and unbelievable.I have a hard time believing a doctor wrote this.There was also a lot of prayer for a 3 hour book. Bill Nevitt was a good narrator.I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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  • 04-15-19

Fast paced short story

A very enjoyable shorter listen narrated well. Highly engaging and fast paced. An enjoyable listen and recommended.

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  • 04-11-19

An intriguing story line!

I was pleased to receive a free copy from Bill Nevitt, via TBC audible, in return for a review. The story line really intrigued me. A Medical thriller, something I haven’t read for quite a few years. And with a Cristian slant. Well, this was a new experience.
How to start the day.... run over a dead man, as you reverse out of the drive, on your way to work. It starts with a bang and hardly lets up. There’s a lot packed into this novella. The first time I’ve heard Richard l Maybry’s writing or Bill Nevitt’s distinctive narration and I don’t think it’ll be the last.

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  • Julie
  • 04-11-19

Emergency its a crime not to listen to

This was a nice easy to follow long thriller. It was quite short but still enjoyable and good if you have a few hours to fill in and hate stopping in the middle of a story.
Jack is a lawyer who gets talked, against his better judgment,in to taking on a shady client and then things go down hill from there for him and his doctor wife. What was a simple case snowballs into dead bodies, missing guns, car crashes and becoming suspects themselves. With the police questioning there every move and not sure who to trust the couple have to come together to stay a live.
The narrator was very good and the couple of hours just flew by in a blink as it was very well read .

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  • Demetra Toula Iliopoulos
  • 05-16-19

This is a fantastic page turning story

This is a page turning story . That you will be holding your breath from beginning till the end . Emergency Case is Dr. Richard Mabry's First one that I listen, Its a mystery that will have you wondering till the end along with the characters.

Hero Jack. Heroine is Kelly
Jack and Kelly are newlyweds that they decide to make a living in a small town .
They both do jobs that they love , Jack as a lawyer, and Kelly as a doctor . Jack was forced to take on a case , he felt weird about taking on the client, he is racking his mind wondering where he has seen those eyes that belong to his client, Jack thinks they belong to a killer . What does Jack do. Grab it and see . You will not be disappointed

Bill was great telling this story . He has the right voice , which is strong , clear and smooth

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  • DubaiReader
  • 05-16-19

Catch 22.

As an attorney, Jack Harbaugh is obliged to disclose information that could potentially lead to a crime, but doing so could put his life and the lives of his friends and colleagues, in danger. On the other hand, if he keeps the information to himself, he is breaking the law, yet still under threat from the thugs. What to do??
His wife is a doctor and she is growing increasingly worried about her husband's behaviour. He seems distracted, not himself, is there something she should know? Then she reverses out of her driveway and over a dead body, which brings everything to a head.

This was a novella length who-done-it, which entertained me for several hours on a flight recently. The narration, by Bill Nevitt is clear and easy to follow. I would have preferred a full novel, where I can get to know the characters a bit better, but this was still entertaining and to the point.
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  • Reggie
  • 05-13-19

Quick mystery that keeps you engaged.

Attorney Jack Harbough is defending a man on a minor drug charge. When his client gives information about a gun running operation, Jack is torn between attorney-client privilege and his duty as an officer of the court. A few days later, that client shows up in Jack’s driveway...under his wife’s car...shot dead. Now Jack’s life is in danger...and possibly that of his wife. If only the police would believe Jack...after all, Jack’s gun IS the murder weapon. There is so much going on in this short book that you’re at the edge of your seat wondering what’s next? Will the bad guys succeed in killing Jack? Will the police believe that Jack is telling the truth? Will Jack’s wife stand by his side?
Enjoyable book and equally enjoyable narration.
I voluntarily accepted a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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  • SandraL
  • 04-30-19

Quick easy listen

This was a quick, easy listen. It is a murder mystery but for me both the plot and characters weren't developed enough to keep me fully interested. I'm glad I listened to the Audible version though because Bill Nevitt's narration was a joy to listen to, and I will seek out other books narrated by him.

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  • Lovebooks
  • 04-25-19

Entertaining

I enjoyed listening to this cosy mystery, which was quick and entertaining. The plot line was a little predictable, but the dialogue was humorous and narration quite lively.

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  • Teresa Harwood
  • 04-11-19

Easy Listening

An easy to listen to mystery thriller, finished in an afternoon. Nothing too challenging but entertaining all the same, a good way to fill a few empty hours.