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Retirement Plan Audiobook

Retirement Plan: A Crime Novel

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Publisher's Summary

What do you do when you fall through the loopholes in the system and all you have to rely on are your own wits?

Lois and Sophie have scrambled and saved for years, planning for their retirement in Florida. But now they've lost it all, and Lois' sniper training from her long-ago service as an Army nurse leads to a desperate career choice.

When Detective Morgan Holiday is assigned to investigate a spate of sniper killings, it's just one more stress point in her already overburdened life. But as she grows increasingly solitary - coping with an Alzheimer’s-plagued mother who refuses to be confined to a nursing home, and a police partner counting the days to retirement - she comes to realize that these murders may cut close to home.

A modern morality tale of justice, retribution, and women who refuse to be politely invisible.

©2011 Martha Miller (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    nancy 12-28-15
    nancy 12-28-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Could not finish it."

    Goofy story and premise. To say it is quirky would be generous. sorry not for me.

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    Dr. Meggin McIntosh Reno, NV 12-27-13
    Dr. Meggin McIntosh Reno, NV 12-27-13 Member Since 2016

    Meggin McIntosh, Ph.D. 'The Ph.D. of Productivity'(tm)

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    "Could Not Stop Listening - LOVED IT!"

    This was a great book and on so many levels, I loved it. I listened to the whole thing within 2 1/2 days - while driving, doing work around the house, or standing around waiting for something to get started.

    I loved all the main characters (and was rooting for all of them in their various endeavors) and the depictions of them by the narrator. She was outstanding and helped this good book be even better.

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    M. Mays Arlington, MN United States 09-25-13
    M. Mays Arlington, MN United States 09-25-13 Member Since 2002
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    "Entirely too steriotypical"
    Would you try another book from Martha Miller and/or Bernadette Dunne?

    Probably not Martha Miller, but would not mind listening to Bernadette Dunne read another book.


    Has Retirement Plan turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I don't much care for the steriotype that was portrayed. Also the good and "bad" guys, as three Lesbians? Nah, would rather have had a straight character vs a gay character, but their sexuality be a secondary theme and incidental at best.


    Which character – as performed by Bernadette Dunne – was your favorite?

    I liked the main character Lois, and Sophie second.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Rather disappointed. Expected to read a good novel about Lesbian women but got the steriotypes as side characters. Lesbians, where I live, do not wear flannel, ever. That is an OLD image that we have struggled to alleviate, but here it is again, portrayed in a modern novel. Bummer.....I did like the reader, and wouldn't mind hearing her read another book.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Paula Overland Park, KS USA 04-27-13
    Paula Overland Park, KS USA 04-27-13 Member Since 2017

    Enjoying one good listen after the next!

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    "This is Fiction, for Sure!"

    The story plot (two female senior citizens as killers-for-hire) had great potential. The characterization of lesbian women as "real" people was well done. Bernadette Dunne's performance was quite good.

    That said, this book was a less-than-average listen. . . it just never got very interesting. Too easy to put this one down and go on to other things.

    And the ending? Fiction for sure, given that what the (I-think-I'm-a-lesbian) detective does would get her in big trouble, since her colleagues knew what was in her possession. (Trying not to give it all away here!)

    Not a bad listen. . .but far from the best. Average.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Carol Napier, New Zealand 03-10-13
    Carol Napier, New Zealand 03-10-13
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    "Old ladies as hired killers?!"

    I really enjoyed this book and the premise is original. However, in my opinion, they went a little overboard with the lesbian theme. That said, I would read a sequel, if there is one, because the story is entertaining.

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    Anonymous! 04-18-13
    Anonymous! 04-18-13
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    "Exploitation"
    Any additional comments?

    It is totally ridiculous to use lesbianism the way the author did. I appreciate the exploration of the heroine's sexuality, but there's no reason to exploit it by mentioning lesbian authors. So what if the character or author is a lesbian? Just write a good story and be done with it.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Embracing Grace CA, USA 06-10-17
    Embracing Grace CA, USA 06-10-17 Member Since 2016

    lobster4ever

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    "Ok ending"

    Could've and should've been more to the story... I want more. But good book nonetheless

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    Vicky Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada 04-09-13
    Vicky Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada 04-09-13 Member Since 2016

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Adequate; but didn#t know it was lesbian lit"
    Would you try another book from Martha Miller and/or Bernadette Dunne?

    nope


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Bernadette Dunne?

    Th narrator suited the book, but I didn#t


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    May like it if you are involved in the lifestyle


    Any additional comments?

    too much time spent on lesbian lifestyle & not enough on the story

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful

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