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Charade Audiobook

Charade

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Publisher's Summary

A medical miracle gave TV personality Cat Delaney more than a new heart. It gave her a second chance at life. After leaving Hollywood to host a San Antonio TV show spotlighting children with special needs, Cat fights to gain respect as a newscaster. She meets Alex Pierce, an ex-cop turned crime writer, who regards her as a woman, not as a heart patient. When fatal “accidents” begin killing the other heart recipients, Alex may – or may not – be her most important ally.

With her new world turning sinister and a mysterious stalker shadowing her every move, Cat is caught in a dark maze of betrayal and secrets…and perhaps sees too late the mask hiding a killer’s face.

©1994 Sandra Brown (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“[A] page-turner…a compelling heroine…Brown has once again hit her mark.” (People)

What Members Say

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    Roxanne Alexandria, MN, United States 12-29-10
    Roxanne Alexandria, MN, United States 12-29-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Keeps you guessing to the very end."

    Many books you can figure out the killer in the very beginning but this book had many twist and turns that were very unexpected. Loved it.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer 12-24-16
    Jennifer 12-24-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Not Sandra Browns best work."

    I am disappointed. This is the first S.B. book that I not only figured out who the bad guy was halfway through but I also couldn't get into the story. I couldn't bond with the characters as I normally could. This book I will definitely be returning. Awful!!! Natalie Ross who narrates the book did a phenomenal job like always. She was the only highlight of a book I never got into. The only reason I finished the book was to see if I had pegged the bad guy correctly. Cat was by far the worst SB heroine out of all her books. Horrible book. Save your credit.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Leke Adesida 09-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Superb storyline"

    Very engaging with twists and turns that is riveting, as well as captivating, she kept you guessing all the way to the end.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas L. Evans 06-07-16
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    "Who Done It"

    Very easy sweet story with mild anticipation as to just what's happening.....great in the fact that it held my interest to WANT to finish the book to see just exactly Who Really Did It!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Linda 11-05-11
    Linda 11-05-11
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    "Romance, not mystery"

    This book would have been better categorized under romance, rather than mystery. I am so disappointed to have spent money on a book I do not want to even finish. I am more than half way through and can't believe I have listened to this much. This is the first book I have written a negative review for. I don't read mysteries for frequent sex scenes and teenagey romance.

    9 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    FAH Daytona beach 01-17-17
    FAH Daytona beach 01-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Okay"

    It was an ok listen. I was eager to reach the ending. I gave it 3 stars for the narration

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy Gleason 09-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Sandra Brown never disappoints"

    Have been a fan of Sandra's for 25 years & have all her books. She always keeps you guessing, this one was no different. I probably have this in hardcover and is one of the few audiobooks I have from her. Listening is even more fun than reading her.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cndee13 PA 10-31-10
    Cndee13 PA 10-31-10 Member Since 2016
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    "Not my favorite SB book"

    For the most part, it was a good listen, but I found myself having trouble warming up to the main female character. I liked the male lead, which saved the book. The 'bad guy' was pretty easy to discern, and it was almost laughable at the end that Cat never suspected him. I think the narrator did a nice job.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Brenda Wolfe 11-17-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Sandra Brown does it again!"

    For such a long book, I just could not put it down (except to sleep). I was motivated by the author's way with words and description. Great H & h, strong characters both. If you love mysteries, this will be a great book for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Pam Williams 08-25-17
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    "Can't finish it"

    Saccharine, predictable and irritating story AND overdone narration. It's rare I cannot stand to finish a book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    9/3/14
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    "Completely ruined by the ending"
    What did you like best about Charade? What did you like least?

    The narration was brilliant - the best ever. Really brought the book to life. This was a great story totally destroyed, for me, by the final chapters


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I was irritated at the ending. The whole romance and plot was ruined for me. Difficult to say why without spoiling the plot. I think the Hero was fixated with his dead love obsessively and never got over her. His reasons for going after the heroine, and the way he did it - which was only really revealed in the last chapters, was just icky. And the neat tidying up of the "who got whose heart" storyline, by inserting another character in the final pages was just silly and an insult to the reader who had spent the entire book trying to figure out the puzzle.


    Was Charade worth the listening time?

    I really enjoyed listening to this book - until the final chapters. But the ending leaves a bitter taste and I will happily delete from my library.


    Any additional comments?

    I actually initially filled out my rating for this book at 4 stars for the story and overall (I almost never give 5 stars). This was because I was almost at the end and was enjoying it so much. Then I finished those final chapters and downgraded to one star - I was so angry at the way it ended!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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