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Whatever happened to Jane Roe's baby?

Norma McCorvey, of Caddo-Comanche heritage, did not terminate the pregnancy that led her to become the anonymous plaintiff of the landmark U.S. supreme court women's rights case Roe v Wade because in 1971, when the motion was first argued, abortion in the U.S. was illegal. The Jane Roe real-life child would now be a woman in her late 40s, the potential of her polarizing celebrity unknown to her. A religious rights splinter group has blackmailed its way into learning the identity of the Roe baby, the product of a closed adoption.

To what end, only a new supreme court case will reveal. Tourette's-afflicted K9 bounty hunter Judge Drury, a Marine, stands in the way of the splinter group's attempt at stacking the Supreme Court via blackmail, murder, arson, sleight of hand, and secret identities.

©2018 Chris Bauer (P)2019 Intrigue Publishing

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Loved it!

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

This is a good story which has a few different elements: a mystery, mental illness, Native American beliefs, prejudice against certain races and so much more. I love that the author touches on sensitive subjects but does it so well that it does not offend anyone.
I am sure that anyone interested in law has asked at one point "What happened to Jane Roe's baby?" This is a book about what could have happened to the baby when the baby grew into an adult. I love the characters and was hoping for a different ending for the Supreme Judge. overall, I loved everything about this book and was really impressed with it. The narrator was good but I did end up flipping the speed to 1.6x to get to a better pace. He spoke really slow at normal pace otherwise. His tone and inflections were spot on and I was never left wondering which character he was voicing. Well done all around!

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Really interesting take on history

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Without giving anything away it is a really interesting take on the Roe v Wade baby. The story is great. At first, the tourette syndrome part was a little weird, but it played out. Great job Bauer and Taverna.

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This book is a captivating suspenseful listen , and is one of those rare books that can at once be both entertaining and thought provoking. The story revolves around the case of Roe v. Wade and what happened to Jane’s baby. The story revolves around Judge Drury a bounty hunter, and political, religious and social issues. The characters are an intriguing group involving shocking violence and many plot twists. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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I thought this book had a lot of potential with its main character being a Tourette's-afflicted K9 bounty hunter, but I was disappointed. The characters seemed a bit flat and mostly unlikable. The action was contrived and quite over-the-top. And I definitely did not like how the story ended.

Tom Taverna's performance was adequate, but he did not give distinctive enough voices to the characters nor did he perform accents authentically. I must give him credit for handling the Tourette's dialog well.

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

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  • Melanie Preston Lewis
  • 11-02-20

Action packed fun

This is my 3rd Chris Bauer audio book and his strength is in creating flawed heroes that a reader or listener can really get behind. In Binge Killer we met Counsel Fungo and her canine deputies and in Jane's Baby we have Judge Drury and his canine deputies. Strikingly similar heroes however the stories couldn't be more different. Where the books are the same is that they are both action packed, full of witty dialogue and never a dull moment. A woman's right to choose is a brave choice for subject matter and I applaud Mr Bauer for not shying away from this controversial topic. Jane's Baby flew by and I was listening to the final chapter before I realised it. You certainly get value for money with this book. I'd love to listen to more books starring Judge Drury or Counsel Fungo, so fingers crossed

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  • Norma Miles
  • 10-11-19

You don't bounce until you hit the bottom.

This is a somewhat bizarre story of long term political and religious conspiracy but it's strength lies in the characters portrayed: a bounty hunter suffering from Tourette's syndrome and his two 'deputy' dogs, an alcoholic black midget who is also a sports and court columnist who has lost his press card, the first Native American woman to be newly appointed as supreme justice, and a one time English teacher and cloistered nun turned - can you believe it? - assassin. Several others as well play prominent, but lesser, roles and the whole convergence of these people is such unlikely fun, very well portrayed. The action is, at times, comedic, but more frequently tense and bloody or explosive. The people feel very real. The plot, well, not so much although it is a clever premise.

Narration is by Tom Taverna, whose voice is mid timbre gravelly, relaxed and intimately country, a proper short-term voice. He reads well, with good intonation and understanding of the text, the pacing is right, as well. And every individual is given the own distinctive voicing. A good performance which perfectly fitted the book content.

My thanks to the rights holder of Jane's Baby, who, at my request via Audiobook Boom, freely gifted me with a complimentary copy. It was a pleasurable listen, daring to peek into the treacherous waters of Pro life versus the right to choose, and raising questions for both sides. But the story hardly matters. It is the characters themselves who drive the book.

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  • Helen
  • 09-08-19

amazing book

Whatever happened to Jane Roe's baby?
amazing book must read could not stop listening to it