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Just Desserts Audiobook

Just Desserts: Savannah Reid, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Finding herself in over her head with a case involving a politician's infidelities, Memphis-born karate expert Detective Sergeant Savannah Reid is told that she must turn in her badge because she is overweight.

©1995 G.A. McKevett and the Kensington Publishing Corp. (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Terri Hartsville, SC, United States 07-08-13
    Terri Hartsville, SC, United States 07-08-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Couldn't Finish"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No, The narrator would not pause at certain points in the narration and you would feel like she was reading a run-on sentence. I ignored the first instance, but it happened multiple times. Finally, I couldn't take it anymore and stopped listening. This is probably a good book.


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    Nancy St Charles, MO, United States 06-03-13
    Nancy St Charles, MO, United States 06-03-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent beginning to a series. I'm hooked!"

    It isn't often that the first book in a series is really this good. The writing is excellent. The character development is superb! And the mystery is great as well! A trifecta!

    The plot could very well be something in the news today. A very heavy subject - political corruption and incompetance. But, while the writer handles the issues seriously, there is enough humor to keep it from becoming too heavy. I did figure out who-dun-it, but not until the book was half over!

    I really came to identify with Savannah and enjoy her take on life, crime, friends and authority.

    The narrator did an excellent job. The accents were 'just right'! She made the characters come alive!

    This is a great find in this genre. I'd recommend this to anyone liking a good female-detective-catching-the-bad-guy who-dun-it!

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    Amazon Customer Woodside, CA, United States 06-18-17
    Amazon Customer Woodside, CA, United States 06-18-17 Member Since 2009
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    "Amateurish writing sinks a promising character and potential mystery series"

    This book introduces Savannah Reid, a cop in Los Angeles originally from Georgia. Her situation is fairly involving from the start – she's 40 and a little overweight and working on a high-profile homicide that she gets fired from. In her disappointment at her dismissal she begins to connect with her male cop partner in a new and a sexual way. At this point, the writing, which had not been great but I was willing to overlook that, became pretty bad "she was overwhelmed by an overwhelming feeling of..." Really? Was there an editor? An English teacher? I kept at it for a while but then her teenage sister arrives from Georgia at four in the morning on an alleged redeye flight. This makes me crazy. No such flight exists. This is an easy enough thing to check, especially with the Internet. Not only that, the girl talks about having picked up some cute clothes at the boutiques at the Denver airport when she changed planes there. If she in fact had taken a flight that would arrive LAX at 4 o'clock in the morning, she would have transited Denver at about 3AM local time. There's no excuse for this. Too bad, because I wouldn't mind knowing what happens to this character, not to mention the solution to who killed the Councilwoman's husband, but it's just too tough to get through.

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    Bunty Burnaby, BC, Canada 05-18-17
    Bunty Burnaby, BC, Canada 05-18-17
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    "GOOD STORYLINE. WELL WRITTEN."

    I like the plot. Savannah is a very interesting protagonist. It's a good start to a new series and I will continue the series. Her partner, Dirk sounds a good man and I hope there will be a romance between them. Narration from Dina Pearlman is alright but could have been better. I'm

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    "Enjoyable!"

    This was a first read for this author. I enjoyed it Very much and look forward to other reads.

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    Annie 03-24-17
    Annie 03-24-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Fabulous story with lots of twists and turns!"

    Fabulous story with lots of twists and turns that cannot be guessed! Wonderful characters that have you laughing or trying to figure them out. Lots of drama and dilemmas that you cannot figure out! A greatly entertaining and fun book to listen to.

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    Rich 03-23-17
    Rich 03-23-17 Member Since 2016
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I was not sure about this book but actually ended up enjoying it very much.


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    Rusty 03-16-17
    Rusty 03-16-17 Member Since 2016

    Great Books Don't Promote Violence

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    "Cross Between Bewitched and Rachael Ray"

    It's almost unimaginable that I didn't enjoy a novel with the word "Desserts" in the title. Sadly, I was expecting a light hearted southern mystery without the supernatural twist.

    I have no problem believing in ghosts and evil spirits but not "magical" pies which make people fall instantly in love and "sweeten" sour personalities.

    While well written and humorous at times, the plot was just not my cup of tea. I would absolutely try another book by this author in another genre.

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    Donna United States 03-09-17
    Donna United States 03-09-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Entertaining"
    Would you listen to Just Desserts again? Why?

    I'm currently on the 12th book in the series and love following the fun cast of characters


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    Judah's Darling California 02-09-17
    Judah's Darling California 02-09-17 Member Since 2015

    Loving life on the Snake River!

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    "Tasty treats"

    This was a fun listen encompassing a good mystery. Looking forward to listening to Book 2

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