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Shot of Tequila

A Jacqueline 'Jack' Daniels Mystery
Narrated by: Luke Daniels
Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (294 ratings)

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A GUTSY ROBBERY
Several million bucks, stolen from the mob...

A PERFECT FRAME
All caught on video, with no chance of redemption...

A RED HOT RECIPE FOR RAMPAGING REVENGE
Now one man must face the entire Chicago Outfit, a group of hardened Mafia enforcers, a psychotic bookie, the most dangerous hitman on earth, and Detective Jacqueline Daniels...

His name is Tequila. And he likes those odds.

SHOT OF TEQUILA by JA Konrath
Revenge served straight up...

Crack another case with Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels.
©2010 J.A. Konrath (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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More gore, less Jack, no Dick Hill.

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Where is Dick Hill? He's a great Harry!!

What could J. A. Konrath have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

More of Jack's personal life with her first husband and more humor from Harry.

What three words best describe Luke Daniels’s performance?

Not. Dick. Hill.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Shot of Tequila?

Some of the more gruesome scenes, especially ones involving a particular female character.

Any additional comments?

Average J.A. Konrath - gore, violence, dark humor.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Rhonda
  • Oak Ridge, TN, United States
  • 12-10-11

Dick Hill needed

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Why do publishers/ authors feel the need to change what does not need to be changedthis is the worst book in this series . I have all the audios in this series and this is last one I listen to with this reader.

Has Shot of Tequila turned you off from other books in this genre?

Only this series.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Luke Daniels?

Dick Hill for the male voices Susie Breck for the female like in the earlier books.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Not up to standard

This story is more about "Tequila" than it is about Jack Daniels. I missed her banter in this one.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Wow, what a difference the reader makes!!!

I have every one of the series. The great job that Dick and his wife did in this seres, makes the books. I'm sure Like is a good narrator, but it just wasn't the same without the great personalities dick and his wife gave to the characters! Not worth the money, Sorry!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Just plain awful.

Would you try another book from J. A. Konrath and/or Luke Daniels?

I have read all of the Jack Daniels books and loved them, except for this one. It just didn't seem to belong to the series.

What was most disappointing about J. A. Konrath’s story?

Where was the humor? The "exciting" scenes were too long and dragged out.

Which scene was your favorite?

There wasn't one.

Was Shot of Tequila worth the listening time?

No.

Any additional comments?

The rest of the series is great, fast-paced and funny. Just don't waste your time or money on this one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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I love a shot of good tequila.

I was skeptical about this book at the beginning ... particularly over the idea of naming characters after booze. This book IS quite different than the earlier JD books - we see a lot more of the "bad guys" and less of the usual Jack and her Scooby gang.

Luke Daniels is working at a huge disadvantage as a narrator following up Dick Hill who narrated not just one or two, but the bulk of the series thus-far. Mr. Daniels did a good job, and I think having more Tequila and less Jack helped.

Chronologically this book takes place prior to book 6 though it is unclear how long before that. In all honesty, I wish it had come out earlier in the series as I think overall that the story arch would have been served by a bit more development like this. In spite of the fact that Jack is featured less in this book, it reveals some important things about her morality and character and helps make sense of things that happen "later"in Cherry Bomb. If I were to relisten to this series I would rearrange the reading order to read them chronologically instead of in release order.

I thought I was just about done with this series, but listening to this one made me reconsider.

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Different than the previous books

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes, the story was very good.

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

VERY different from the previous books. I was a little sad at first, but the story turned out to be so good, I was not disappointed.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Trish R.
  • JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States
  • 06-06-19

The right amount of killing and NO Dick Hill. YAY

I've never listened to a Jack Daniels book and I only listened to this one because it wasn't Dick Hill narrating, giving the MC an old sounding voice. I've tried a couple of DH's narrations but I couldn't stand how he sounded. Sorry, Dick Hill fans.


I expected Detective Jack Daniels to be in the book a lot more than she was. She was in it quite a bit after about ¾ of the way through the book but up until that it was all about Tequila. About his work with the mob as a killer. And about how he took such good care of his sister who suffered from Downs Syndrome.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. There were a few laugh out loud moments. Jack Daniels was alright, but I really like Tequila. He was just a really well written character. All the mobsters that Tequila worked for and with, Slake, Marty the Maniac, Matisse, Terco and Leman were all taken care of in the end.

Nothing sexual and the F-bomb was used 22 times.

As to the narration: Again, Luke Daniels does an amazing job, especially for as old as this book is. His voices and emotions are simply amazing.

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Tequila and Jack Daniels

I really enjoyed this book. The narrator was great and the writer did a really good job of keeping me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. Lots of action!

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  • Jan
  • MKE
  • 10-24-17

not my favorite

audiobook, crime-fiction, procedural, noir, mafia, mob, Chicago

Violent men breed more violence. Lots of murders and beatings all centered around a debt collector who is kindness personified to his sister with Downs Syndrome. You just keep reading even though you want to stop witnessing the madness. Good writing with a tough subject.
Luke Daniels is one of my favorite narrators.