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Where There's Smoke Audiobook

Where There's Smoke

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Publisher's Summary

No one knows why Lara Mallory opens up her medical practice in the rowdy Texas town where Tackett Oil owns everything. But everyone remembers her role in the well-publicized scandal that caused the downfall of White House hopeful Senator Clark Tackett. Now the ironfisted matriarch of Tackett Oil intends to use her money and power to drive Lara out of town...especially when Lara meets Key, the hell-raising, youngest Tackett son. Before long, this determined woman doctor and brash, daring flyer find themselves hurtling on a soul-searing quest for the one secret that can destroy the Tackett empire, as rumors start flying that...Where There's Smoke.

©1994 Sandra Brown; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Kyla Narangba, Australia 12-13-10
    Kyla Narangba, Australia 12-13-10
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    "Loved It!"

    I've listend to a few Sandra Brown books and this one was the best. I even listened to it again straight after I enjoyed it that much. The twists and turns were brilliant. Thank you for a great read/listen...makes my nights at work go much quicker...thanks

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Judy Champaign, IL, United States 03-18-10
    Judy Champaign, IL, United States 03-18-10 Listener Since 2007

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    "Awesome story!"

    This is an awesome story with great characters and a thrilling plot. The story was long, but there were several twists and turns in the story to fill the time. And the narrator was fantastic!

    Not sure what the previous reviewer disliked this story so much. I found it thoroughly entertaining and well worth the credit!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Heather 02-26-14
    Heather 02-26-14
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    There is WAY TOO MUCH filler. So much going on that is really not important at all. I get why some of the characters were introduced - but too much time was spent on completely insignificant stories. Additionally, the trip to South America was way too farfetched and lent little to the story.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Sandra Brown again?

    Yes. I have enjoyed some of her works in the past.


    Have you listened to any of Natalie Ross’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I dont remember. However, I though she did an excellent job on the different characters.


    Could you see Where There's Smoke being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No!


    Any additional comments?

    I am writing this review mainly because I depend on reviews in making my decisions. This book is ok. I agree with previous reviewers that said the main characters were unlikeable. Honestly, I couldn't have cared less if they ended up together or not. I really dont know why they did based on the events of the story. On top of that, the woman was an idiot. She supposedly made these career decisions against the will of her parents and made decisions about going to South American - decisions that would make one think she strong willed; however, she sits by and lets the men in her life make decisons that ruin her life. Those are conflicting personality traits that make her unlikeable. And the main guy is just a major jerk.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sara British Columbia, Canada 04-20-13
    Sara British Columbia, Canada 04-20-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Not up to expectations"

    I decided to pick up Where There's Smoke after devouring both Mirror Image and White Hot. I'm glad it was on sale. The story wasn't bad, but it didn't live up to my high expectations after reading the first 2 books. Although the book maintained a good pace throughout with many twists and turns, I had a hard time enjoying it, especially after its conclusion.

    One of the big problems with the audiobook was that the main characters weren’t likable. Key was more relatable than Lara, but halfway through the book he was still acting like a playboy. And while Lara wasn't a bad person, I found her very self-righteous, which turned me off her character. She was always preaching or harping at someone, which was funny since an affair had landed her in her current situation.

    However, my biggest dislikes were the sex scenes and the final mystery. Usually I have no issues with sex in books, but in this case I found the vocabulary used vulgar. It wasn't sexy at all! And then the twist at the very end also put me off. Had it been revealed closer to the beginning I would have found Lara more relatable.

    Although Where There's Smoke was an entertaining audiobook that contained a maze of mysteries, there are better books out there, including ones by Sandra Brown. I guess I'll just have to resume my search for the perfect book, because I didn’t find it here.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mary A 07-22-17
    Mary A 07-22-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Why didn't I just quit listening?"

    Because my Amazon account was hacked and I couldn't download a new book! This ended up being a bodice buster more than a drama or mystery. I wanted to slap these inane characters in a story that went on and on and on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joyceln 07-18-17
    Joyceln 07-18-17
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    "Just okay."

    This book was not as good as other Sandra Brown books. Better towards the end.

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    Nikki Australia 07-11-17
    Nikki Australia 07-11-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great mystery"
    What made the experience of listening to Where There's Smoke the most enjoyable?

    The book is compelling, the narrator excellent. A bit of romance, no sex (I like intimacy in a story!) but I enjoyed the book anyway.


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    Brian 04-02-17
    Brian 04-02-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book"

    Wow! I really enjoyed this book. Especially the narration. She did an amazing job on every character. If I could give her more stars I would.
    Just when I thought I had the story figured out it twisted in a different way.

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    Weldon Fl 03-13-17
    Weldon Fl 03-13-17 Member Since 2016

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

    Yes


    What did you like best about this story?

    This is a great author and I hope that they make a miniseries I did this movie


    Have you listened to any of Natalie Ross’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No <br/> But I will book for her name on other books for narrators


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not one in particular there were many not one that I would remember


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sandy Orlando, FL 03-05-17
    Sandy Orlando, FL 03-05-17 Member Since 2012
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    "LOVED most of the story and narration!"

    I have to say that this Narrator was good. Except when she over acted. She narrated this book like she was on stage rather than narrating a book. She laughed way too hard at times and just over acted. Had to pull out my earbuds a few times when she over yelled out her frustration here and there. Ouch!! Other than that she was good.
    The story kept my interest 90% of the time. I loved listening to the saga of a Texas oil family and all the woe's inside the relationships. Loved hearing how Key was such a tough SOB! I like Dr. Laura and how she handled Key and her horrible past reputation.
    LOVED Boohey and Jen Ellen's love story. SO sweet.
    Hated Jody the mother and of course it was meant to hate her.
    The only thing I grew tired of was the saga when they flew down to South America and all that went on. Very hard to grasp and so unrealistic.
    Lots of twists and turns and of course the final twist made me say.... WHAT??? Oh Please. It just was way out there. But OH Well,, it ended the story and all was put together.
    I give this 4 stars but it was a good book. Just not 5 stars. Worth the time to listen to it though.
    I love Sandra Brown and have listened to many of her books. This is up there, but just beware of a few disappointments.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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