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The Last Call

The Bill Travis Mysteries, Book 1
Narrated by: Frank Clem
Series: The Bill Travis Mysteries, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (206 ratings)

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Bill Travis, an unmarried, unattached investment counselor rapidly approaching his fortieth birthday, conceives that he may not live the most exciting of lives, yet Julie Simmons, his first appointment that Monday, is deeply in trouble. She has taken a North Texas quarter horse racer and liquor baron named Archie Carpin - the last of a dynasty of criminals from the 1920's - for a ride and cleaned him out of a neat two million bucks. And thus begins the adventure of Bill's life.

Ensues a chase north across Texas to recover the money and shake the pursuit of a couple of rednecks with a penchant for rifles and rigged explosives. Yet, through all this action the compelling tale of yet another mystery-an 80-year old missing person's case-begins to unravel.

About the Author: This action/adventure mystery novel is the first of six completed novels in The Bill Travis Mysteries. With a total of twenty-one books planned for the series, including three prequels, Bill Travis, Austin, Texas' newest hero, is here to stay. George Wier has been writing for over twenty years. His most recent publishing credits include a contribution to Lone Star Noir (Akashic Books 2010). He lives in Austin, Texas with his lovely wife, Sallie.

©2011 George Wier (P)2013 George Wier

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 06-16-16

OK, barely

I can only hope that George Wier does not depend upon thriller lovers like me to buy his books for his sole source of income.

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Waste of time

Decent story. Too long and drawn out and no real substance. It kept my attention but I would not recommend this book

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My go to book

this was my first George Weir book but I got hooked. I can't day enough good about this book. Bill Travis is a great character and the book is a fantastic journey to begin this series. It is captivating and makes you come right in to each scene. Amazon this should be number one.

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The Last Call

This was a good book. I really enjoyed it. There was plenty of action and mysteries.

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Didn't care for the narrator

At times the narrator took away from the story for me. Hard to explain but his dialect irritated me.

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Great Story

Great story, but the narration needed a female voice. Bad attempt at southern accent and it really failed when trying to put the feminity into it. There is a place in the narration where volume level gets lower but then gets louder in next chapter. Seems the volume leveler was off or the sound mixer took the day off.

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Couldn’t even make it 1/3 way through

Simplistic and juvenile. Dialog a first grader could write with juvenile adult situations. A waste of time. I hate to ding the performer as he had nothing to work with but did little to improve it.

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A slow moving story that never gets started

What would have made The Last Call better?

The story starts out slow and continues to never get off the ground. The entire length is shown as being only 5 hours. After listening for over an hour the storyline hadn't begun to catch my interest.

Has The Last Call turned you off from other books in this genre?

Probably not. This genre is something that I usually enjoy

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Frank Clem?

The narrator did a good job considering the material he had to work with.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Last Call?

I don't consider this book salvageable even with editing

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Great read, great listen, love the narrator

Loved the book, the narrator was awesome, story kept you guessing the whole way through. Drama, humor, entertaining

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Great

Excellent story and narration. Both will keep you mazmorized to the end. If you like great speaking voices I suggest this story whole heartily.

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  • W. Pate
  • 10-26-19

predictable

a lot of coincidence. quite predictable in terms of what was going to happen next. I pretty much knew who was going to die and not die. overall it was just ok.