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Mercy Audiobook

Mercy: Buchanan-Renard, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Julie Garwood takes listeners from New Orleans' exclusive Garden District to the backwoods of Louisiana's mysterious bayou country in an unforgettable novel of passion and suspense that cuts straight to the heart.

When esteemed Justice Department attorney Theo Buchanan is struck ill at a New Orleans gala, Dr. Michelle Renard works fast to save his life. Soon, Theo finds himself in a race to save her when Michelle is targeted by a deadly crime ring. They call themselves the Sowing Club, a devious foursome driven by greed to accumulate millions in a secret bank account. Now they're dead set on silencing Michelle, who might know the secret behind the killing of one of their wives. Dodging a world-class hit man and a band of cunning criminals, Michelle and Theo walk a narrow path between passion and survival.

©2001 Julie Garwood (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Aryn 07-31-15
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    "One of my favorites"

    This is probably my favorite Julie Garwood book. Probably the first of her books I read and the one by which I've compared the rest of her books. I was pleased with the start of the narrated version; the bayou folk sounded fairly authentic. But the narrator had a tough time keeping track of who was supposed to sound like they were from where and the accents kept slipping around. She made a good stab at it, most of the time, but I ended up rather lost as to who was speaking and -- well, it all got rather muddled together. Her voice was pleasant, and when she was in narrator mode rather than character mode, she is excellent, and when she was doing the accents well, she did them very well -- I'd listen to her again, but perhaps her production chief could do a better job of keeping things on track.

    As to the story, I like it. The female lead leads without a lot of angst and drama. The male lead does the same. This is a story, not a study in psychology and I enjoyed myself. What more can I say.

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    dlm 01-30-13
    dlm 01-30-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Narration; Great Story!"
    If you could sum up Mercy in three words, what would they be?

    Sweet, riveting, humorous


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Mercy?

    When Theo first arrives at Bowen, and the kids mistakenly think that he is the new high school football coach. Really funny!!


    What about Christina Traister’s performance did you like?

    Everything! She goes from a Louisiana accent to a Boston accent with great ease.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Finding your way to love


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Janet ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States 08-07-13
    Janet ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States 08-07-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Accent"
    What did you love best about Mercy?

    I am about half way through the book and really enjoying the story. The reader is great for the part of the book where the characters don't have accents.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I am from South Louisiana so love to listen to stories that take place there.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Her South Louisiana accent is so distracting. It isn't even close to authentic.


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

    Except for the distraction of the reader it is good.


    Any additional comments?

    Think it would be so much better to have a person with an authentic accent read those parts of the book.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 08-04-17

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    "Awful accents kill great story"

    Class distinctions in loud, unintelligible accents ruin this book. Narrator is really and truly awful.

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    Susie A 07-29-17
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    "Loved the narration and laugh out loud story."

    Traister is a fantastic narrator. Her accents of Cajun and Boston were wonderful and added greatly to the enjoyment.

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    K. Pittman Florence, MS 07-19-17
    K. Pittman Florence, MS 07-19-17 Member Since 2010

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    "Good book, bad narrator"

    This book would be superb with a narrator who knows how to do a Cajun accent. She is terribly annoying. Plus, she obviously didn't do any research to find out how to pronounce cities in the area. She's just tolerable with the southern accents.

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    D. 07-19-17
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    "Deal breaker..."

    Could not listen to the narrators southern accent in this story. Very bad attempt. @ a Southern drawl. Could not listen to the book.

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    Jimmie 06-27-17
    Jimmie 06-27-17
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    "Great Story Ruined by Atrocious Cajun Narration"

    I love Julie Garwood's books. The stories are well-crafted and the characters are charming. This story is ruined by the narration. The phony Cajun accent was so irritating I almost stopped listening. Please re-do this book with a different narrator.

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    THERESA SWAYZE 05-31-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Really good book"

    This is the 2nd book of this series. If you like mystery with romance you will love this one. Highly recommended.

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    Amazon Customer 04-25-17 Member Since 2016
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    "A good second book!"
    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. I loved how it was told from the perspective of the bad guys and the good. This added a good mix and left you wanting to go to the next chapter to know what's going on with the other group. The first couple chapters seem slow but then its like BAM! All the pieces start to come together and it gets super interesting.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator for me wasn't the best. I did read book 1 of this series, which they really do not need to be read in order..they could be stand alone. It barely mentions stuff from the previous book. But with that I loved book 1, I thought that narrator did a great job and brought each character its own personality. However... this book she had many Boston accents on half the characters and those from bowing, she gave all the same voice with the only difference in if it was male or female. Book 1 had no Boston accents so that was frustrating to hear when he was talking to his brother and friends from book one. <br/><br/>Which again they do not have to be read in order. She mentions if the brothers are married which happened in book one but it doesn't hurt anything in book 2 to not know how that happened. Just be prepared if reading in order, little parts in narrating with different narrators is slightly annoying..since it is a series I thought they might all at least go similarly to the previous books,

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