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Sunday, September 14, 2014
10:09 PM | Posted by Andrea Corley
My Rating: 3 of 5 Butterflies
Title: The Thirteenth Rose
Author: Gail Bowen
Series: Charlie D #4 [Can be read as Stand Alone]
Narrator: Daniel Maté
Length: Unabridged; 1 hour, 24 minutes
Publisher: Post Hypnotic Press
Published: July 11, 2013
Source: Publisher via Audiobook Jukebox
Format: Audio; Hightail MP3 Download
Genres: Fiction; Mystery
Subjects: Radio Broadcasters; Radio Talk Shows; Murder; Prostitutes
For his Valentine's night call-in show, host Charlie D plans to offer his listeners two hours on the topic of "satisfaction." His in-studio guest is twenty-five-year-old Misty de Vol Burgh, formerly the highest-paid escort in the city but now happily married to eighty-three-year-old billionaire Henry Burgh. It's all good fun until Charlie receives a chilling message: "It's take-out-the-garbage night. Time to kill all the hookers and wash the streets with blood." When Charlie is directed to a website that allows viewers to watch the murder of a prostitute in real time and promises that another killing will be broadcast live within the hour, the hunt is on. But The World According to Charlie D. has an audience of over a million listeners. The murderer could be anyone, anywhere. Charlie and his team have less than two hours to find and stop the killer. ©2013 Gail Bowen (P)2013 Post Hypnotic Press
I'd have to say that The Thirteenth Rose is the most thrilling of all the Charlie D Mysteries! I also must say that it seemed to have the most mystery out of all four titles! It was easily an entertaining read!
Daniel Maté did a superb job of portraying Charlie D, and honestly, he is what made the books for me! He made listening seamless and flawless! He sounded just like what I thought Charlie D should sound like and was the perfect persona for a radio show personality, especially a late night radio talk show host! I really hope to see that he follows through on narrating and really hope to see him land some big mystery titles!! This guy has it going on for him!
Gail Bowen is a great writer! She knows what she wants to come across and delivers it with perfection! She's got the short story knack down and I'll be interested to see what else she'll come out with!
Overall, I enjoyed all of the Charlie D mysteries and am glad that I went out on a limb and requested them! I sometimes have a hard time venturing away from author's that are unknown to me, but this one was worth my time! If you have a little extra time and want to read or listen to something short and easy, any of the Charlie D mystery short stories would be a great choice!
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