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On the trail of a vicious criminal, agent Chance Mackenzie found the perfect bait for his trap: Sunny Miller. So Chance made himself the only man she could trust—and then arranged for her long-missing father to find out about them.

What Chance hadn't foreseen was that Sunny had reasons of her own for hiding from her father—and now Chance's deception had brought them both one step closer to the end of everything they held dear….

©2008 Linda Howard (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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  • Nina
  • Selma, AL, United States
  • 11-01-11

Ruined A Perfectly Good Book

This was a good book but when you have a female reader with a SWEET.....SWEET girl voice read it you just ruin the book. Chance was an undercover agent not so sweet person. Reader is ruining the book. Why couldn't you have gotten Dennis Boutsikaris who read all the rest and was wonderful. This reader has just ruined the book. Good God she reads so sweetly. WOW she stated. YUCK.

15 of 15 people found this review helpful

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Good Book

I have wanted this book on audio since I read the paperback. I agree with the other reviewer. Why have a woman do the narration. Why not use Dennis Boutsikaris - he narrated 3 other Mackenzie books, at least that way you would have the same voices. This Narrator may be okay but this was not the book for her. She was not terrible, but if I didn't already love the characters it would have made the experience worse than it had to be.

I was so excited it was on audio I forgot to check to see who the narrator was and was very surprised when it was a female. To have Zane, Chance and Wolfe read by a female; hard to take. The only thing that saved the book is it is a good story and it has the entire family in the book. Those that have followed the Mackenzie family will be happy to revisit the family.

The long wait for this book to finally be on audio was a bit disappointing with the narration, but it left me wanting the story of the Mackenzies to continue. It was fun to see how Chance succumbed to love, marriage and a baby. I know Linda Howard said she didn't think she would do anymore on this series because she couldn't bear to kill off Wolfe or Mary. She is right that would be horrible, but I think there is more to tell without doing that. I am sure she can find another story in this family saga to come up with two or three more books without killing any of the core family members. There seems to be so much more to adventure and tell about the Mackenzies their wives and children.

If you have not listened to the other books you won't be too surprised with the narration, however, you will want to listen to all of the books to get the whole story and understand the family dynamic. It starts with Mackenzie's Mountain. Don't listen to the abridged version to me they left out too much and it changed the story. I read the books and listened to all of them. The unabridged versions are the best unless of course you read the books.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

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nice little story

This is a love story along the typical read boy wants girl gets her loses her gets her again but al in all it was a good book not sorry I bought it. And I'm also a Linda Howard fan

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great!

I had previously read this book in the Mackenzie series by Linda Howard. The audiobook was very entertaining and reminded me how much I like this series. The narrator did a fine job interpreting characters voices and bringing emotion to the listening.

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Chance and Sunny

Love the narrators voice. Made the story come to life and brought humor to the story.

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Great ending, although She should have hit Chance

I loved the continuation of the family characters but more importantly, I adored the fully fledged character of Sunny. Her motives and background were fully explained and I loved her personality.

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sharon

read this story so many times. Love Love Love it!! Great story and plot line.

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Took a chance, it paid off.

I want to start out by saying I love Linda Howard, her books are for the most part an automatic download for me. The only reason I have held off from listening to this series is the fact that the other books are so short, I hate the idea of wasting a credit of a 5 hour listen even if it is a Linda Howard. I took a chance and downloaded this one and loved it. You do not need to have listened to the other books in the series although it mentions some character I assume were previously featured this can definitely serve as a stand alone novel. I really enjoyed both Chance and Sunny. Everything about them and their story was an easy listen for me. While the obstacles standing in the way of their happily ever after are nothing innovative or unique I really enjoyed the entire listen. This download was full of passion and humor and I will definitely be listening to it again.

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  • STEPHANIE
  • Florence, AL, United States
  • 07-26-13

It was just too average.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

It was too forgettable, I have always heard about this series and maybe I should have listened to them in order. Now I am too skeptical to listen to another one in this series.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes they were both so typical.

Any additional comments?

This one did not meet my expectations. The whole story, characters, and the WHOLE book was so average!

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  • charlene
  • melbourne, FL, United States
  • 03-26-13

Interesting,and enjoyment

What made the experience of listening to A Game of Chance the most enjoyable?

Like the McKenzie series there is action and romance. Plus some comedy.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Game of Chance?

The desert and the picnic also when sunny meets nick.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Pretty much

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

Yes

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