Hope Hadley Five Book Bundle

Narrated by: Rachel Carr
Series: Hope Hadley Cozy Mystery, Book 1-5
Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
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This cozy mystery bundle features the first five books in the Hope Hadley series.  

Books in this bundle include: Fame Is a Killer, Fishing for a Murderer, Murder of a Yoga Instructor, Drowning in Deceit, and A Not So Merry Christmas Murder.  

Hollywood actress Hope Hadley doesn't think that things can get any worse for her. In the last 24 hours, her boyfriend has broken up with her, and her long-running police procedural TV show has been canceled.  

When a homicide detective shows up at her door the next morning with news that her ex-boyfriend has been murdered, she realizes that her troubles are just beginning.  

She is shocked - not only to learn of her ex's death but also to find out that the police consider her to be a suspect in the killing. Hope soon realizes that the only way to clear her name is to find the real killer herself.

©2018 Meredith Potts (P)2018 Meredith Potts

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Good for an airport or long trip

While this is not great literature it is good entertainment for a long trip or sitting at a Airport.

The main character is not someone you can have great love for but the story can hold your
attention and not make you strain your brain.




This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • KD
  • 09-18-18

Average

This is marketed towards a younger audience so it might be wrong for me to review as it’s not intended for me.

As I can potentially see it appealing to my kids. But it’s definitely to simple and straight forward for me

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five book collection

five book collection.
It strikes me that there doesn't seem to be a explanation for the stars that are given. So I thought I'd start giving my take on it.
1 horrible no redeeming qualities.
2 there are redeeming qualities.
3 good worth reading, or well written but not my cup of tea.
4 great but there's something off.
5 loved it.

To be fair I'll review each story in this collection.
Fame is a Killer- A great beginning for a series it gets a 4.
Fishing for a Murderer- this was fun it gets a 3 1/2.
Murder of a Yoga Instructor- this one was interesting it gets a 3.
Drowning in Deceit- this one was a lot of fun 4.
A Not So Merry Christmas Murder- this was ok 3.
Overall this is a fun series. But I ask myself if I'll listen to it again, and I have to say no.
Reasons I enjoyed this audio book:
Witty, Wonderful characters, clean, Page-turner, Great world building, Easy-to-read, Entertaining, Action-packed, Funny, Whimsical.
Bookshelves/tags:
clean, collection, contemporary, humorous, kidnap, mystery, recorded, series.
This Audiobook was given to me for free at my request from the publisher, author or narrator and I provided this unbiased voluntary review.

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a mix of murders

oh really enjoyed these hope is a ex hollywood star that finds herself being in the wrong place at the wrong time but uses her "expertise" to investigate the murders around her great job by narrator

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Real life mimics theatre

Everyone has a motive and everyone is a suspect,so you have to question everyone even if you think that you have the answer. An easy listen for those days when you are on lockdown.

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Great for multiple waiting times!

To start with, I love this author's work because it is a lovely antidote to real life while entertaining without erotica. The bundle format is nice because I can read one book per wait time without trying to figure out which is next sequence. Hope Hadley was a TV actress in Hollywood, California, and now is living and sleuthing in Hollywood, Florida. Fun and cozy mysteries all!
Rachel Carr is an excellent choice as narrator!

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Hope Hadley five book bundle

This was a set of five good stories featuring Hope Hadley,an out of work actress from a PI series.Her family is full of police ,so she feels she knows as much,or more than the ones she has to deal with regularly.It is geared towards a younger crowd I believe,but still not bad to listen to. Rachel Carr was a fine narrator.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Great For a Teen

I normally enjoy mysteries, but this particular box was not for me, however, my 14yr daughter really enjoyed it. I think of the things that made it less than pleasing for me was the narrator....each sentence ended with a noise, almost like the gain (I think is the correct term) while recording was not set correctly for her) and to be honest it drove me crazy. I feel like if the narrator had the correct set up, it would have been much more enjoyable, as she had a great voice.


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Great Starter set

Really enjoyed this starter set of 5books of the Hope Hadley series , Enjoyed the murder mystery and Hopes Sleuthing .

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  • KC
  • 07-31-19

Great Clean, Cozy Mystery

This is a great box set that includes #'s 7-11 in her series. The great thing about these books is they are great stand alone books. You have #1Fame is a Killer #2 Fishing For Murder 3# Murder of a Yoga Instructor #4 Drowning in Deceit #5 A Not so Merry Christmas. I love that her books are clean, with believable and interesting characters. The Rachel Carrs narration is great, it draws you in and maintains your interest. These are great short reads and you will love them. i highly recommend these books.

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  • Julie
  • 10-14-19

Hope you enjoy this set too

I enjoyed this box set of books, as they are a nice simple cozy with plenty of suspects (and doughnuts).
Fame is a killer
Hope's tv career has just come to a crashing halt when the show she has been a star of for seven years is axed by the net work. To top it all off her boyfriend has just told her is in love with a younger actress. After all that it is no wonder why when he turns up dead they look no further than Hope for the killer. It is a good job Hope played a detective on tv because she will have to put all the skills she learnt to good use and find the killer.
Fishing for a murder
Hope has given up on acting and moved back to her home town, to run a dog rescue shelter. But playing a tv detective comes in handy when Hope's detective brother looks at Pagie, one of Hope's employees, for the murder of her cheating boyfriend. Hope never liked him but that doesn't stop her from fishing out his killer to clear her friends name.
Murder of a yoga instructor
After nearly being killed Hope doesn't feel like herself and when chocolate doesn't help she tries yoga only to find the instructor dead on his yoga mat. Throwing herself back into another murder mystery proves to be just what she needs and it isn't long be she and her brother are tracking down suspects and questioning a killer.
Drowning in deceit
Hope day isn't off to a good start when she wakes up to find a crocodile trying to climb through her doggy door but things really goes down hill when the pool cleaner is found floating in his pool. Hope is once again questioning suspects but it is not until one of the suspects is killed that she finds the one clue that will help her get her confidence back to solve this case.
Not so merry Christmas
The festive holiday tradition of putting up lights grounds to a halt when one of Hope's neighbours is killed with his own lights Sending Hope and her brother once again on the trail of a killer who thinks he has got away with murder. Was it the flashing lights that sent someone over the top or had one of his affairs come back to haunt him? One thing is for sure someone will be spending there Christmas in jail.
I liked the narrator, she was nice and bubbly, so kept the stories interesting.

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  • Incog Nito
  • 07-09-19

My Honest Review

Hope Hadley is the modern day Jessica Fletcher, she knows what she wants and goes for it, even solving the crimes as quickly as Jessica does.

Worth a read if you enjoy quick quirky stories

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  • Nadine Vrijhof
  • 01-20-20

4 well-deserved stars

The narrator was good, solid, with a pleasant voice. Not too irritating. (Maybe you think it’s strange for me to mention it like this, but I’ve heard some irritating voices when I was listening to samples!)

The story was fun. Lighthearted. Likeable main character. But there was one thing that bothered me and that was that the author felt the need to describe the feelings of Hope like this (example, quote): “I was beside myself.” And “I became exasperated.” That should be worked into the story differently. Let that feeling be clear in another way, let those words speak for themselves. This is not how a real person would talk. So my advice is: show, not tell. Another example, when talking to someone else, Hope says: “He heard enough.” How could she know? It’s not his POV.

The case was good. Easy to follow, not easy to solve, and I liked the way Hope went about solving the case. Very methodically and I really liked that! A pleasant listen. 4 well-deserved stars. I’m looking forward to hearing more.

So far, I only listened to the first story, Fame is a Killer. I’ll edit my review once I’ve read more.

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  • Cat14
  • 01-08-20

Repetative

Putting these five books together only succeeded in highlighting how alike they were.
Hope and her brother start off investigating seperately but by book 3 he is fed up saving her and they team up to unmask murders in a style remicent of scooby doo.... "if it wasn't for u pesky kids"
Perhaps a 4 book break was required between each.

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  • Mac
  • 09-14-18

Brilliant

Loved this box set, good storyline and great characters, I highly recommend this box set. Xxx