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A collection of three short mystery stories by Amazon international best-selling author Judy Penz Sheluk.

Death and deception: Appearances are often deceiving and that is the underlying premise in this collection of short crime fiction. 

In "Live Free or Die" naive 21-year-old Emmy falls hard for 31-year-old Jack, an efficiency expert from New Hampshire who is not all what he seems. 

In "Murder in the Marsh" cyclist Carrie Anne Camack discovers more than she bargained for in the fertile farmlands of Ontario's Holland Marsh. 

In the final story, "The Cycopaths", a triathlon team's open-water swim training in Collingwood, Ontario, has deadly consequences.

©2016 Judy Penz Sheluk (P)2018 Judy Penz Sheluk

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  • Jason
  • Sacramento, CA
  • 04-14-18

A fun and enjoyable collection

The three short stories that make up this collection were very interesting as they were about a topic I had little to no knowledge of and was actually able to learn something while enjoying some nice mysteries. The Triathlon is very fascinating.

The stories flowed nicely with the final reveals well hidden till the end, no small feat when considering these are very short stories. The characters were actually well developed and three dimensional. I highly recommend this book.

The narration was done very well by Ms. Kate Tyler. I have enjoyed her work on other audiobooks and this did not disappoint.

I requested a free review copy of this audiobook and I am leaving a voluntary and honest review.

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Good Mysterious Fun

'Life Free or Tri' is a collection of three short mystery stories that were each uniquely satisfying. It's hard to say much about the individual stories without giving away spoilers, but what I can say is that Kate Tyler gives a great narrative performance and Judy Penz Sheluk writes in a tight and cohesive way. I would be very interested in hearing more work from Sheluk and Tyler!

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

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Short stories perfectly done

A short story is a difficult piece to perfect. You have to give enough background to make us feel like we know what is happening so we care , but still give us a perfect vignette that feels like a complete story. These three stories fit perfectly into this description. There was a lot of detail in these stories I could easily put myself into the pictures, all the w ay to the smells.

Never let anyone tell you we women are gentle and kind we can do what needs to be done to protect what is our's our freedom, our dignity or our record setting times.

These we re fantastic stories I look forward to more from this writer.

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Three good short mysteries

This book is composed by three short stories. I found the second and third to have thing in common, but the first is a completely different one.

I am not usually keen on short stories but as I have thoroughly enjoyed two of her books, I decided to give this one a try. I really liked the three stories in this volume. The characters are relatable and I found easy to connect to them. As they were very short, there wasn’t place for a lot of twists and turns, but all three of them have a surprise at the end.

I also enjoyed Kate Tyler’s narration, and I think her style complemented well this book. She delivered a pleasant narration with good character’s interpretations. I just wished this audiobook was longer.

This book was ideal to listen to in one go, and I found it refreshing and very entertaining. I definitely recommend this author to anyone into cozy mysteries.

I received a copy of this book in audio format from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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A lot of fun to listen to these 3 stories

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes it was fun book that covered Friends that do not like to lose to revenge

Who was your favorite character and why?

Well there where three stories that were not related so a favorite character is hard. Story fits better. It was about the besties club

Which scene was your favorite?

The first story where a fellow is confronted by his fiancée and his mistress. I suspect he knew he was in trouble LOL

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

The book had a lot of thinking of what sort of scheme was planned moments. that made it fun

Any additional comments?

I was given the book by the author to review and these are my honest thoughts and feelings

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Very Enjoyable Listening!

I really enjoy this type of short and clean mysteries! They are perfect for when you don’t have a lot of time to listen to a long chapter. The writing is excellent and the narration by Kate Tyler was simply superb! I can’t wait to listen to more books by Jody Penz and narrations by Kate Tyler!

I received this audio-book free for an honest review by the author, narrator, or publisher. Thank you!!!

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Great Read

Live Free or Tri by Judy Penz Sheluk was a good quick read. It is a collection of three short stories by the author. They are "Live Free or Die", "Murder in The Marsh" and "The Cycopaths". I enjoyed listening to these short stories.

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Great writer!

All three stories held my attention throughout.

Kate Tyler narrated well. Brought the characters to life.

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

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Earns 5/5 Triple Scoops of Mystery!

Judy Penz Sheluk has penned three delightful short mysteries that provide entertaining twists and turns on murder. All three stories are written from the first-person perspective, her characters innocent bystanders often with theories that might not be enough to serve up justice. The descriptions give a visual picture of the Canadian landscape, and along with realistic dialogue the three stories are engaging.

Kate Tyler is the narrator of the recently released audio version. She enriches the stories with her voice artistry portraying well the emotions and personality. She goes beyond the traditional read aloud by changing her tone and pitch for male and female characters. Not many accents to portray…it's Canada. (Giggle)

“Live Free or Die”
This was my favorite with our heroine Emerald, preferring Emmy, being taken in by Jack, the handsome blue-eyed efficiency expert brought in to the company to make them more…efficient. However, after a delightful lunch, they strike up a relationship. He asks her to keep their relationship a secret sparing her from the gossips and HR scrutiny, but it turns out it may be to cover up evidence of his womanizing ways. She is shocked to find the truth about his “single” status, and his fiancé Jill (yes, Jack and Jill) devises a plan of action to force him to mend his ways. Plan A isn’t realistic since it might earn them 25 to life, but Plan B is quite creative. “Live Free or Die” earns 5/5 Bites of Karma!

“Murder in the Marsh”
Carrie Ann Camack has decided to join boyfriend Jasper in a triathlon, but her skill with the clipless pedals requires more practical application. He suggests she head out to Holland Marsh where the flat farm land will be perfect for her needs. However, an off-road crash into crates of carrots reveals more than carrots have been harvested. A dead bank has been foreclosed on. “Murder in the Marsh” earns 5/5 Crates of Karma’s Carrots!

“The Cycopaths”
What could possibly happen when you get a bunch of Type A personalities together in the freezing water? Not much, but…murder? A group of woman, dubbed the Cycopaths, are training for the opening triathlon of the season by practicing their open water swim, but Cordelia ‘Sunny” Lemay, the Miss Congeniality of the group, ends up dead. Lots of suspects due to proximity, but motive? “The Cycopaths” earns 5/5 Green Bathing Caps!

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nice mystery stories

a great collection of mystery stories a good book to behold the stories are well-written and quite interesting especially the second one

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

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