Partner in Crime

Narrated by: Debra Monk, Cotter Smith
Series: J. P. Beaumont (abridged), Book 16
Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
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For the first time, critically acclaimed, New York Times best-selling suspense master J.A. Jance brings together her two most beloved creations: Arizona sheriff Joanna Brady and Seattle investigator J.P. Beaumont.

The dead woman on a cold slab in the Arizona morgue was a talented artist recently arrived from the West Coast. The Washington State Attorney General's office thinks this investigation is too big for a small-town female law officer to handle, so they're sending Sheriff Joanna Brady some unwanted help - a seasoned detective named Beaumont. Sheriff Brady resents his intrusion, and Bisbee, Arizona, with its ghosts and memories, is the last place J.P. Beaumont wants to be. But the twisting desert road they must reluctantly travel together is leading them into a very deadly nest of rattlers. And if they hope to survive, suddenly trust is the only option they have left....

©2002 J.A. Jance (P)2002 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

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"Both narrators are superb" (AudioFile)

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Changing narrators at book #16 is a bad idea

Is there anything you would change about this book?

the narrators. For 16 books Gene Engene has been the narrator and has developed the character of JP exceptionally. His skills make him one of my favorite narrators.

I'm sure Debra and Cotter are fine narrators but it was very difficult to listen to them read this book - especially Cotter since his voice is 180 degrees different from Gene's

How could the performance have been better?

Only one narrator. I'm not a fan of multiple narrators. This sounds like old time radio acting out a story.

Did Partner in Crime inspire you to do anything?

no

Any additional comments?

In an effort to be redundant - note to publishers - stick with what is great.

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tied it uo

all the loose ends were clearly tied up and it was enjoyable story. I liked the narrators. different from other Joanna Brady books. good twist throughout. highly recommend

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Debra Monk is awfully monotone

Why would you ever replace a narrator in series let alone twice. I had just gotten used to CJ Critt and enjoyed her different voices. It's extremely hard to determine who Debra Monk is portraying most of the time as it is a single voice for everyone. The only break was when the narrator for Beaumont got on (who is also not the original) but he did a fairly good job.

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Where is Gene?

Bring back narrator Gene. Why the change? You should not change narrators in a series.

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Different and unique

J. A. Jance brings two of her series characters together in a very interesting story that was hard to put down!! The narrators did a great job!

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Like JA Jance and JP Beaumont but not the narrator

After Gene Engene, no one can quite do JP Beaumont justice. The narrator makes the book.

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