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Jump Cut Audiobook

Jump Cut: The Ellie Foreman Mysteries, Book 5

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Publisher's Summary

Chicago video producer Ellie Foreman has been absent from thriller author Libby Fischer Hellmann's repertoire for almost a decade. Now, in Jump Cut, she's back...and is soon entangled in a web of espionage, murder, and suspicion that threatens to destroy what she holds most dear.

Hired to produce a candy-floss profile of Chicago-based aviation giant Delcroft, Ellie is dismayed when company VP Charlotte Hollander trashes the production and cancels the project. Ellie believes Hollander was spooked by shots of a specific man in the video footage. But when Ellie arranges to meet the man to find out why, he is killed by a subway train before they can talk. In the confusion, she finds a seemingly abandoned pack of cigarettes with a flash drive inside that belonged to the now-dead man.

Ellie gets the drive's contents decrypted, but before long discovers she's under surveillance. Suspecting Delcroft and the ambitious Hollander are behind it, she's unconvinced when Hollander tells her the dead man was a Chinese spy. Ellie and her boyfriend, Luke, try to find answers, but they don't realize how far they have ventured into the dangerous echelons of hidden power - where more lives are on the line - including their own.

©2016 Poisoned Pen Press (P)2017 Libby Fischer Hellmann

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    Peachesnbeal Iowa 05-08-17
    Peachesnbeal Iowa 05-08-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Eye opening"

    I feel this story could have been half of what it was and still got the point across.For those who don't believe the governments are corrupt, should listen. Although a story, it does hold powerful truths.

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    Lori 05-07-17
    Lori 05-07-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story with great narration"
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    Perfect combination. A great story with great narration. Thoroughly entertaining, engaging and enjoyable story. The story pulled me in immediately and kept my attention until the end. There is enough mystery, intrigue, suspense and action to keep the story moving forward continuously. You never feel like the story is dragging. There is always something happening.

    Having previously listened to several of the Georgia Davis P.I. books by this author I was familiar with the character Ellie Foreman. I enjoyed this book just as much as I did the Georgia Davis P.I. books. Even though this is book 5 in the Ellie Foreman series it is the first I have listened to. It in no way affected my overall enjoyment of this story. Each book in the series can be listened to as a stand alone.

    I enjoyed this installment enough that I will go back and listen to the rest of the series from the beginning.

    Really good cast of characters. Both likable and unlikable. For being a smart independent woman Ellie does make some questionable decisions. A couple of times I was about to give up on her as far as being smart goes then she would redeem herself. But then again finding yourself in this kind of situation might cause anyone to make some not so smart decisions.

    Nan McNamara did a really good job with the narration. This is the first time I have listened to her narrate a book. She has a very pleasant voice. Her narration pulls you right in. Easy to listen to for long periods of time. Clearly spoken with a nice smooth pace. Really good character voices. Her male character voices could use a little more difference. Her inflection and tone were perfect. She was able to bring the story and the characters to life. Very enjoyable.

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher.

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    Megan P. 05-01-17
    Megan P. 05-01-17
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    "Planes, Trains and a Handful of Murders"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ellie was my favorite. We spend the most time with her and though there were a few moments of eye-roll inducing naïveté, I really enjoyed going on this adventure with her. There is this one part, towards the end, where she gets very self-righteous and sanctimonious and it was almost enough to make me dislike her. Almost.

    I do have to say that Agent Nick Lejeune was a very close runner-up. He seems like a very cool guy. If he were real, you would want to snag a beer with him.


    What about Nan McNamara’s performance did you like?

    She's always an excellent narrator. She's just pleasant to listen to, has great pacing and makes the characters easily identifiable.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked the story but the ending felt a bit rushed and there were parts that were, for me, unbelievable. I don't want to get into spoiler territory but it wasn't the most satisfying conclusion to a novel I've ever read. Some things were tied up way too neatly, other parts were left without any real conclusion at all. Other than that, though, I quite enjoyed this novel.

    I received a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily reviewed this story.

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    Amazon Customer 05-01-17

    Love listening to audio books. The greatest invention

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    "Fantastic"

    Loved listening to this story by an amazing author and reader. Just the right amount of suspense to keep your interest in the story. Loved helping to review.

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    Ashley Hedden 04-28-17
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    "Great Read"
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    Jump Cut by Libby Fischer Hellmann was a good read. Ellie Foreman is a Chicago video producer. She finds herself involved in espionage, murder and suspicion that everyone she loves could be destroyed. This was a great read. I can't wait to read more by Libby Fischer Hellmann.

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    Tammy 04-21-17
    Tammy 04-21-17

    I am an avid reader and listener of all types of books. I am always willing to try any book or audiobook.

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    "read/listen to this book"

    I was gifted this audio ARC from the author for a honest and unbiased review
    Libby Fischer Hellmann did a ok job at developing the characters. I didn't listen to this book in one sitting it took me almost a week to listen to it. That being said, this is the first book of hers I've read/listened to.
    Nan McNamara did a great performance with the storyline.
    I will recommend this book but I also recommend any the came before

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    Book Nut 04-19-17
    Book Nut 04-19-17 Member Since 2013
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    "On the fence"

    I'm on the fence with this story. The main character takes some really naive &/or stupid actions and unnecessarily places herself & loved ones in danger. Good character development. Ok plot & storyline. Great narrator performance.

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    Darc 04-11-17
    Darc 04-11-17
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    "Conspiracy"

    Jump cut (The Elie Foreman series Book 5) is about Ellie Foreman, a videographer in Chicago who is hired to make a promotional series of videos for Delcroft, a military and civilian aircraft manufacturer. While she and her colleagues are working on and shooting the first of the videos they notice an asian man, Gregory Parks, is often hanging around and in many of the shots they have taken, and in fact he introduces himself to Ellie as a consultant, but evades answering, in any detail, any question she has for him. When she presents her first few videos to the Delcroft brass along with the vice president, Charlotte Hollander, who hired her, Ellie notices that Hollander is visibly shaken by the presence of Parks in the videos. In fact, Hollander promptly fires Ellie at the conclusion of the viewing. Ellie is so shocked by the firing that she contacts Parks a few days later to arrange a meeting to see if she can find out if he knows why and they agree to meet at a train station down town. Parks falls on the tracks to his death just before they meet and Ellie picks up a dropped pack of Marlboros from the platform that she thinks might be his. It turns out that it was his and he had hidden a flash drive inside. The rest of the story develops with her trying to find out whats on the drive, hiring an ethical hacker to break the encryption on the drive, and then being followed, and being hacked and tapped, and finally having someone close being kidnapped and held for ransom. Her rich boy friend Luke and his contacts, as well as an FBI agent she has had dealings with in the past all try to steer her through the conspiracy and espionage with many unexpected turns. This was my first Ellie Foreman mystery, I enjoyed it and would recommend it.

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    Kelly watley 04-11-17 Member Since 2017

    I love listening to Psychological Thrillers , and Suspenseful or Action Novels..

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    "Edgy and engaging the best of Libby Fisher Hellman"

    Author Libby Fisher Hellman takes us into a world that might seem hard to fathom for the average person, but a world that is all too real.
    Ellie Forman stumbles into a murderous web of lies, espionage and dangerous people that might end her life and the lives of those she loves.. Tight dialogue and nonstop action marks a novel that establishes new benchmarks for physiological suspense thrillers.
    The narration is stellar with infliction and tone that makes this ride of suspicion infused with adrenaline.!
    This is a solid five-star novel that you won’t want to miss.” ~ 

    “I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher

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    lynda 04-05-17
    lynda 04-05-17
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    "Very Enjoyable"

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher and found it very entertaining. Both the story and the characters are well developed. The plot moved along at a very fast pace with lots of suspense. This books combines the best elements of mystery and espionage for great results. Listening to Jump Cut made my commute seem much shorter.

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    4/18/17
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    "Enjoyable mystery"
    If you could sum up Jump Cut in three words, what would they be?

    From the get go the author picked the pace, and though the five in the series you did not need to read the first five...


    What about Nan McNamara’s performance did you like?

    She matched the pace of the story and made it enjoyable to read


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    As I have said this is the fifth in the series, but she had the ability to let you dip your toe in a book, without being the need to start at the very beginning was enjoyable

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