Posted by: Karen | October 6, 2015

THE LAST WORD by Ellery Adams plus GIVEAWAY

Books by the Bay Mystery Series, Book 3.F1624_LastWord-238x238

Available now from Tantor Audio.

From the Publisher:

“Olivia Limoges and the Bayside Book Writers are excited about Oyster Bay’s newest resident: bestselling novelist Nick Plumley, who’s come to work on his next book. But when Olivia stops by Plumley’s rental she finds that he’s been strangled to death. Her instincts tell her that something from the past came back to haunt him, but she never expects that the investigation could spell doom for one of her dearest friends . . .”

From the review at Books, Reviews, Movies Oh My!

“I love Karen White’s narration and she does a great job with this series.”

From the review at Fan Girl Nation:

“The series is not just on Amazon.com but also on Audible.com, with Karen White ably narrating the book. Although using third person, the series does speak from Olivia’s perspective most of the time, so the choice of narrator has importance in needing a reader who could be Olivia. White has just the right voice to give the wistful thoughts Olivia has buried deep inside her.”

My recording experience:

What I’m loving about this series is Olivia’s personal growth.  The sample below refers to her reputation for being an Ice Queen in this small town, but book by book the layers are getting peeled away and she’s letting her new friends and family in.  It feels good to go on that journey with her (full confession: it’s a bit of a familiar one for me).  And the NC connection continues; in this book she actually goes to the town where I spent half my childhood, Chapel Hill, AND she listens to an audiobook on the drive.  Not one of mine, sadly, but I guess I can forgive her that 😉

This is #3 in the series and I think it would be most rewarding to listen to them in order, but don’t let that stop you from entering the giveaway.  Adams does a good job of catching the reader up without big spoilers on the previous books (which is tricky!).

Listen to a sample here:

And, the Giveaway:

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.  Lisa is the randomly selected winner and the CDs will be mailed out to her as soon as I get her address.  Thanks to all for entering! I give away lots of books – to find out about them in the future, please consider following this blog, or my Facebook page, or on Twitter.

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Responses

  1. WooHoo! Thanks for the chance! I love audios! AND after I listen to them, I always donate them to my wonderful local library so others can enjoy them also! (AND hopefully be introduced to the awesomeness of that author and narrator!! Thanks again!

    • Great idea to donate to the library!

  2. A great author, one of my favorite. Hope to get a chance to listen to this book; thanks for the chance.
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com


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