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Where There's Smoke Audiobook

Where There's Smoke

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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
    13/12/10
    Overall
    "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
  • Judy
    Champaign, IL, United States
    18/03/10
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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
  • Heather
    Lugoff, SC, United States
    26/02/14
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    Performance
    Story
    "Dud"
    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 2 people found this review helpful
  • Sara
    British Columbia, Canada
    20/04/13
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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
  • Carmen Mercedes
    New York, New York United States
    18/01/17
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    "Awesome!!!"

    The twists & turns keep you on the edge of your seat. Excitement, blood chilling, romance all twisted together. Three thumbs up!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Katherine W.
    9/01/17
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    "Never guess"

    I was guessing all along the outcome and was stunned as I never thought about what it actually was. Great book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Washington State
    20/12/16
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    "Didn't hold my attention "

    I had to work to finish this book. It didn't hold my attention. I wouldn't suggest it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Debra Noe
    14/12/16
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    "Total misfire!"

    Way beneath Brown's other writings. Poorly written. Totally predictable. Characters too stupid to believe. Returned this one for a credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    12/12/16
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    "Horrible. Just horrible."

    I wish I had those hours of my life back. It was difficult to get through-it was like it was written with a thesaurus open at the same time. The author appeared afraid to use the same adjective twice. The story was so very dumb, I had the plot figured out in the first 4 chapters. I think this was written in Ms. Brown's early years of writing, because I've read other books by her and they were light years better. Don't waste the money. Awful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • PEKJK
    22/08/16
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    "Slow moving"

    Very slow moving story. Improbable love scenes. The narrator would drop her voice sometimes to an inaudible level. We listen when driving and it is hard to hear over road noise and you can't always adjust the volume.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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