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Hetta Coffey is a sassy Texan with a snazzy yacht and she's not afraid to use it!

After several months of cruising Mexico's hauntingly beautiful Sea of Cortez, Hetta's in Puerto Escondido, a place once described by author John Steinbeck as "a magic harbor". Anchored out, swaying on the hook at the whim of breeze and tide, surrounded by magnificent views and turquoise water can be magical. Stuck at anchor alone? Not so much.

So when her best friend, Jan, gets them an invite to a party at a nearby luxury resort hosted by a Japanese businessman - all expenses paid - Hetta figures, why not? Why turn down an evening of free food and booze? And besides, what could possibly go wrong?

With Hetta involved? Plenty.

Not only are she and Jan soon up to their necks in hot sake, a succession of unsavory intruders sends Hetta scurrying for a safe harbor, but not before she reaches the conclusion that some folks just need killin'.

©2014 Jinx Schwartz (P)2017 Jinx Schwartz

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I love Hetta Coffe

Would you listen to Just Needs Killin' again? Why?

Yes, I would listen to it again. The story is a great continuation of the Hetta Coffee series. It's lighthearted and fun.

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoy getting to know the characters. I also love learning about the Sea of Cortez and its history.

What three words best describe Stevie Puckett’s voice?

Shrill
Consistent
Fair

Who was the most memorable character of Just Needs Killin' and why?

Definitely Hetta. The other characters are always peripheral to her. without Hetta there would be no story.

Any additional comments?

Stevie Puckett's voicing of Jan is too shrill and hard to listen to. Otherwise she does a good performance of the book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Jan needs killing

Jan with her voice really got on my nerves but I listened to the end. Hetta and po thing make the story worth listening to. With all the characters from Japan to Mexico I don't know how anyone could keep up. Po-thing awesome diving dog. Not a suspense novel but defiantly comedy.
I received this free for an honest review from the author or narrator.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Witty and interesting

Where does Just Needs Killin' rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Better than many I have listened to lately

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Not suspenseful, but definitely kept me interested

Which character – as performed by Stevie Puckett – was your favorite?

Hetta.
I will say that I did not like the voice of Jan- overdone and too high pitched. She had a great character, but the voice portrayal didn't do her justice.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

I was provided this title for free for an unbiased review.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Entertaining Listen!!!

I have read several books in this series and enjoy the characters. This book is a standalone listen and part of a series. I so enjoy the main character of Hetta Coffey and her friend Jan. Stevie Puckett did a great performance with the various characters. I found this book to be original and fun. I will definitely look for more listens in the series. I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author. publisher, and/or narrator. My review is not a synopsis of the book, but rather my opinion of it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Fabulous

Would you consider the audio edition of Just Needs Killin' to be better than the print version?

Equal editions. With the audio, someone else tells you what is happening. When I read it myself, it plays out in my head!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Just Needs Killin'?

Anything with Po Thang.

Which character – as performed by Stevie Puckett – was your favorite?

I think Jan as I always figured Hetta's voice was deeper than that.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Great story and narration!

Great story and narration. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Hetta is in an adventurous romp through Mexico

Hetta and Jan are back again in a fun romp in Sea of Cortez looking for treasure and avoiding Mexican Gangster, police and sundry other challenges. Hetta is a full time boater, and avoids conventional life, giving her time for a variety of adventures and misadventures. She joins her friend Jan, takes a job with Jan's beau, Chino and the gang on their expedition to find the lost Japanese galleon under the Mexican sea of Cortez.
As is typical with this series there is always an unexpected twist or two or three.
It was well worth the Read/Listen but I did find the narration a little hard on the ears.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
Note: When selecting books to read or listen to for reviews I try and select authors and stories that interest me. Sometimes I am fortunate and other times not so fortunate. Either way, I try to review the books with integrity

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Fun and Entertaining

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I think I would recommend this audiobook to a friend because I thought it was fun and entertaining even though I hadn't listened to or read any of the previous books. I don't think that really mattered much, though because this seemed to hold it's own. It was a nice listen for my weekend...

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

I wouldn't say it kept me on the edge of my seat, and wasn't too suspenseful, but it was entertaining and held my interest the entire listen

Which scene was your favorite?

Without spoiling anything...finding a dead body. ;)

If you could take any character from Just Needs Killin' out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Oh, that is definitely gonna be Hetta. I mean, she has got it all goin' on...but I did love me some Po'Thang too ;)

Any additional comments?

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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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a strange mystery, worth the read

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Just Needs Killin' (Hetta Coffey Mystery, #6) by Jinx Schwartz is an audio book I requested and the review is voluntary. This is a strange mystery, atleast different from mysteries I am use to. The two girls of the story break laws, or try to break laws, and don't seem to think anything about it. They somehow get mixed up in the Japanese mafia, find a dead body but don't turn the murder in. Plan a murder, steal precious items, and they don't seem to care too much. (Maybe the friend, not the main gal, Hetta.) Strange story. There is lots of humor, action, adventure, and traveling. The narrator is perfect for this story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Hate narrator changes

The story was very good as usual but the new narrator is horrible. The voice for Jan was over the top annoying I felt like it was being read by a 12 year old. There were places where she would start speaking much slower then go back to normal. . I'll finish the series but I will be reading the rest of them.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful