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F is for Fred

By: Rebecca Cantrell, Sean Black
Narrated by: Madeline Mrozek
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After a caviar-related disaster, Sophia Salgado races to prevent the assassination of Maloney Investigations’ greatest celebrity - Fred the seagull.

When Sofia returns from vacation, she discovers that her pet seagull, Fred, has become her greatest enemy: the paparazzi. Her former agent has dressed him with a tiny camera and created a wildly successful YouTube channel using his footage. To ensure his loyalty, her agent has been bribing Fred with caviar, feeding into his addiction and stoking a fire within his tiny heart that can only be quenched by more caviar. So he starts hitting luxurious parties. And that’s where it all goes south.

Fred crashes a party for caviar but ends up filming nefarious activities. When the disgruntled host uses bullets to defend his secrets, Sofia must find the bird before the host gets another chance to finish the job. Weighing her down are her insufferable fellow detective Aidan Maloney and her kindergartner bodyguard Violet. Can Sofia lead this crew to Fred before it’s too late?

©2019 Rebecca Cantrell (P)2019 Rebecca Cantrell

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F is for Fred by Rebecca Cantrell and Sean Black, narrated by Madeline Mrozek, is Book 6 in the Malibu Mystery series. What a fun listen this one was! (I'll let you read the plot synopsis on your own, so I don't give away any clues!) This audiobook is only the second one in the series that I have listened to; even though it's probably more fun to start at the beginning, I somehow managed to not follow my own advice because I started with E is for Exposed. Oops! Because each book is a complete mystery, without cliff hangers, reading them out of order has not affected my overall enjoyment of the books. I did end up purchasing Book 1, though, so I can get more background info on these characters, even though I feel like I've known them forever already. Likable, relatable, funny, sarcastic, and real to life...they are the best! :-) The books are well-written, funny, and super entertaining! I'm definitely excited to start the beginning and work my way back up to this one again!

I'm a huge fan of narrator Madeline Mrozek. Like ALL her other books, her performance here is phenomenal! If I was only able to choose one person to narrate every book I listened to, here on out, my choice would be Ms. Mrozek, hands down. I'm always amazed that there is only ONE of her reading for and playing the part of ALL the characters. She has the best voices, and she never seems to confuse any of them. I don't know how she remembers each character's voice, tone, mood, thoughts, and feelings from scene to scene, but she does! Because of this, there isn't any confusion on my part when listening. I never have to rewind or replay certain parts, and I don't lose track of what's going on in the story. Her pace, volume, and enunciation are perfect. Like no one else, Madeline Mrozek takes the characters on the page and turns them into relatable people with real-life fears, wants, needs, quirks, and big personalities. She's quite amazing!

My overall rating for F is for Fred: Malibu Mystery, Book 6 by Rebecca Cantrell and Sean Black, narrated by Madeline Mrozek is 5 out of 5 stars. Both the storyline and narration are fun, engaging, and entertaining. I recommend this audiobook - and series - to those who enjoy well-developed characters, humor, and mysteries (without the violence and graphic details). I think this may turn into one of my new favorite series! Off the download Book 1! Happy listening!

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Former Child TV Star Turns Comedic PI.

F Is For Fred is a laugh out loud story with tongue in cheek humor. It is the sixth book in the Malibu Mystery series by Rebecca Cantrell and Sean Black. I listened to the Audible version of this book narrated by Madeline Mrozek who did a wonderful job. I have not yet listened to or read all of the other books in the series, but I didn't feel lost or felt like I missed major plot points by not listening to the previous book in the series.

The series centers around Sofia Salgado who is a former child TV star who used to solve mysteries on her show. Now as an adult, she desires to do something that is worthwhile and more meaningful than acting. So, now in her early 20’s, she is a professional Private Investigator with Maloney Investigations. In this particular story, Sofia and her PI partner Aiden are hired by the wife of a plastic surgeon who believes the good doctor is cheating on her. The relationship between Sofia and Aiden is testy with each one throwing zingers left and right just like Castle and Beckett did in the early Castle days.

There is also a side story of Sofia’s former agent attaching a tiny camera to her “pet” seagull, Fred, and creating a successful YouTube channel using his footage. After Fred crashes a party and ends up filming nefarious activities, someone ends up dead. Now with other lives held in the balance – including Fred’s, Sofia and Aiden are on the hunt for a killer. Simply put, the Malibu Mysteries is a fun series and worthy of a listen!

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Fun with Fred

F is for Fred
: Rebecca Cantrell, Sean Black

This is book six in the Malibu Mystery series. Sophia is back at work after two weeks of family vacation. Aidan has a new girl friend that's redecorating the detective agency office. Their newest case has them twisting and turning to prove the case for their client. In the meantime Fred the seagull has become a YouTube star. He's been wearing a helmet cam and recording things he sees while in flight. The two things intersect and the chase is on. Another great adventure!!! I can't wait to find out where the next case will take the detectives.



The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Madeline Mrozek brings the story to life!!!



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Fred!

F is for Fred by Rebecca Cantrell and Sean Black is a delightful standalone listen. Its book 6 in the Malibu Mystery series. I loved how the authors wrote an original book featuring a bird as one of the primary characters. The imagery is so well done. Madeline Mrozek was incredible performing this book. She brought the characters to life with distinguishable voices. I could hear exactly who was speaking. I'm really impressed with her talent! I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review. I will definitely listen to more books by the authors and narrator.

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I absolutely love this series!

I absolutely love this series! The characters are so funny and it is written so well that it really pulls you into the story. I can't imagine a better narrator - she really brings the story alive! I always look forward to a new Malibu Mystery!

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The academy award goes to FRED for best cameraman

Sophia Salgado is back!!! She’s funny, smart and mischievous. This is a light, quick, fun cozy story. Our girl Sophia is returning to work after a 2-week vacation with her family. She arrives at work to discover there have been changes in the office and not all of them good. Brendan, her boss, was not pleased with the changes, but since Aiden offered to pay for them, the changes became all good.

Aiden has finally found the girl who checks all his boxes for dating, and she might be a little bit too perfect for him. Priscilla is his new flame. Despite Sophia being happy for him, she is overdosing on peanuts because of her. Every time Aiden invokes what Priscilla says/thinks sentence, Sophia does her version of the drinking game; she eats a peanut.

Her fast, wonderful crazy rides in her Tesla roadster gives her a rush and makes Aiden a nervous wreck. Our girl always wants to drive and Aiden is a white-knuckle passenger in her car.

Sophia and Aiden are chasing Fred, the pelican, around town to obtain a memory card from his tiny GoPro camera. While Sophia was on vacation, her ex-manager Jeffery has made Fred, a YouTube sensation. Now it seems that Fred might have recorded something and is in danger. In addition, the information on the memory card could hold evidence in Sophia’s case. Sophia, Adien, and Violet, Sophia’s niece, are chasing Fred as he forages for food in various dumpster and luxurious parties. Violet takes great pleasure in getting on Adien’s nerves.

This continues to be a delightfully enjoyable series.

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Another great read in the series!

I had been waiting for this book and I was so glad when it was finally released! I have loved this series and this book did not disappoint! I believe they keep getting better and better as they go.

Madeline Mrozak is Sophia, and her portrayal of the characters especially Sophia ties the whole experience together! Yes, definitely read this one and if you have not yet read the others start at the beginning and go through the alphabet! Now I start the wait for G...

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