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Publisher's Summary

A Bullet for Cinderella is one of John D. MacDonald's earlier works but nonetheless is a brilliant piece of writing.

A POW in the Korean War, Tal Howard returns to find himself restless and haunted by the tale told to him by a friend who didn't make it home: a stolen fortune hidden away in the soldier's hometown with the only clue a girl named Cinderella. Tal decides to leave everything behind and go and try and find the money. He arrives to discover another POW has the same idea, a man who was feared in camp for his ferocity. Tal is mistaken by the local law as an unwanted private investigator, falls in love with a local girl, and needs all the help he can get to find "Cinderella".

This gripping story will keep you on the edge of your seat until MacDonald puts all the pieces in place for a satisfying ending.

Public Domain (P)2017 Jimcin Recordings

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Captivating

What did you love best about A Bullet for Cinderella?

Very polished for an early work.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Tal - range of emotions - not one dmensional.

What about Jim Roberts’s performance did you like?

Good character voices.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The title.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Vintage MacDonald

What did you love best about A Bullet for Cinderella?

The fact that we ( My husband and me ) found it. We thought we had heard everything of this author's on audio.

What did you like best about this story?

IT was vintage MacDonald, although the main character ( sorry, forgot his name ) was not quite as likable as Spencer and other MacDonald characters. Redeemed himself at the end, though.

Which scene was your favorite?

Very last one.

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

Cry just once. Not my hubbie though. We listened together in the car.

Any additional comments?

We both thought the reader was quite good so no idea why one person gave him a bad review. To each his own, I guess.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Good early MacDOnald

What made the experience of listening to A Bullet for Cinderella the most enjoyable?

Delighted to find one of the author's books that I had not already read..or heard. Good stuff.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Tal...sort of an early Travis MaGee

What does Jim Roberts bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Did a good job with the reading...especially the various voices. No problem knowing who was talking.

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

One very sad scene but...happy ending made up for it.

Any additional comments?

Another reader dumped on the reader. No idea why. I thought he was good.<br/>Listen to the sample and decide for yourself.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Disappointing...

The first JDM book I've had trouble finishing. Not even close to his best work.

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  • Neil
  • Grantham, NH, United States
  • 07-05-17

Terrible reader

No range, same cadence for all characters, just awful. Story is vintage Macdonald though. Heavy accent and strange word emphasis was very distracting. Do not recommend.

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