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Just Needs Killin' Audiobook

Just Needs Killin': Hetta Coffey Series, Book 6

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Publisher's Summary

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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    By Roadwarrior 02-01-17
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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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    Brenda Livingston Fremont, OH, US 02-01-17
    Brenda Livingston Fremont, OH, US 02-01-17 Listener Since 2010
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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<br/>Consistent<br/>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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Montzalee Wittmann Missouri, USA 07-19-17
    Montzalee Wittmann Missouri, USA 07-19-17 Member Since 2017

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    "a strange mystery, worth the read"
    Any additional comments?

    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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    MELODY 07-18-17
    MELODY 07-18-17 Member Since 2016
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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. <br/> 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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jan 07-16-17
    Jan 07-16-17 Member Since 2014
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    desertpotter 02-15-17
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    "Another great book from Jinx Schwartz"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this book, and the complete Hetta Coffey series.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    IMO the narrator's voice for Jan was way over played...too high, squeaky, and out of character.


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

    I have a hard time putting down any of the books in this series, but also hate when they end.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Laura J. Lino 05-05-17
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    "Narrator Ruins Book"

    While this is a breezy, entertaining book, the narrator's unspeakable accents and halting delivery make it excruciating listening. How bizarre that a young Chinese-Mexican would be made to sound like an ancient Chinese man! Couldn't hear that character in particular without gritting my teeth. Future beach reading by Jinx Schwartz will have to be via Kindle unless a different narrator is involved.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dianne Dallas, TX, United States 04-11-17
    Dianne Dallas, TX, United States 04-11-17 Member Since 2009

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    "narration is terrible"

    I was completely taken aback that they changed the narrator for this book. I still tried hard to give it a try. Not only is the narrator bad, the production is really bad. You can tell when she had to redo a sentence. The background noise is different and it just sounds odd. I haven't been able to get through the book...very sad. If this is the narrator for future books, I will not be listening.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    rhonda walker 07-14-17
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    "Could have been better with a different narrator"
    Would you try another book from Jinx Schwartz and/or Stevie Puckett?

    I probably would try another book by Jinx Schwartz if it was narrated by someone else.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Jinx Schwartz? Why or why not?

    This book was difficult to get into and to get all the way through. The narration was very distracting to the story. She was trying to hard to be upbeat and some of her voices were annoying and just wrong.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Stevie Puckett’s performances?

    No, I don't think so.


    Any additional comments?

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.<br/>

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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