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Hawken's Heart

Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
Series: Tall, Dark and Dangerous, Book 6
Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (348 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Navy SEAL Crash Hawken awakens in a Washington, D.C., hospital to learn that he is the prime suspect in the assassination attempt on a commanding officer. Charged with treason, conspiracy and murder, he is alone - except for Nell Burns. Nell and Crash have a history - as friends, as lovers. And she knows he could not have committed these crimes. Soon they are on the run, determined to uncover what really happened the night of the attempted assassination. But first they have to survive another day.

©1998 Suzanne Brockmann (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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  • Phyllis
  • Plymouth, MN, United States
  • 10-03-12

Same story, different title

This has a very similar story line to "Everyday Average Jones" except that it's the hero instead of the heroine who is pushing the other one away. I know there is a need to create some angst in the love story, but the entire book has spent too much time with the main characters running away from each other. I still enjoyed the story - just not as much as some of the others in the series.

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good story but painful narration

Found the story to be one of the better ones of the series, but the narration was painful - the upward inflection at the end of every sentence (especially in the second half of the book) grew ever more of a distraction!

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Great Story - disappointing narration.

What made the experience of listening to Hawken's Heart the most enjoyable?

I love this series and this story is so far one of the best.

What didn’t you like about Gabra Zackman’s performance?

The random upward inflection at the end of most of the sentences was so hard to listen to. I got through it by restating the sentences in my mind.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

As in all of the stories in this series, I always choke up when the SEALS do their big rescue scenes.

Any additional comments?

Despite the narration, I would definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys this series by Suzanne Brockmann

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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DNF due to narrator

I read this years ago and really enjoyed it. I own the whole series in print. With the exception of Everyday Average Jones they are solid reads with mix of romance & action/suspense ~ leaning more toward romance but still solid.

Unfortunately the recordings leave a lot to be desired. This one was so bad I couldn’t even finish. The narrator’s constant inflection at the end of nearly every sentence was insurmountable.

Thankfully I just borrowed via Audible Escape. If I had used a credit I would have asked for a refund.

Note: The title lists the narrator as Gabra Zackman but the intro says Maia Guest. This is Zackman. I’ve listened to a non-fiction book she narrated and didn’t have this issue. So she’s either improved or the issue was with the director or ???

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  • S. Lewis
  • Hastings, MN United States
  • 07-27-19

Very enjoyable!

I love the flow of the story in this book. The characters are wonderful. Even though there are sad parts, it is an enjoyable romance with adventure/suspense. The narration is very good.

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Crash’s story

Not my favorite storyline in the series, though the mysterious William “Billy” “Crash” Hawken was a character I wanted to know more about. It is a well edited story consistent with the world and characters Brockmann has created. Previously published as It Came Upon a Midnight Clear.
I really liked Nelle & Admiral Robinson and look forward to seeing them in future books.
Zackman does a decent job of narration. She has a mature adult woman voice; not too young or too old.

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Not as good as the previous books

Chapter 17 at 23:16 He would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for that meddling kid

This narrator wasn't as good as previous narrators with the SEAL's various accents.

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Seals!

Hawken is the mysterious one - loved seeing his dedication and commitment expanding to Include Nell.

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Horrible performance and drawn out.

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Just couldn't get into this one. Voice made it uninteresting as well as story was drawn out

Would you be willing to try another one of Gabra Zackman’s performances?

No

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Another great SEAL story by Suzanne Brocann!

Believable characters that made me laugh and cry! Loved it on audible much easier to hear then read and still get things done.