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review 2017-04-16 06:05
The return
Cracked But Never Broken - Kari Holloway

Damien comes home to the ranch, after military service.  He has to adjust to being home, and all that it entails.  There are just so many changes....

 

Lexi thought he would never come back.  He seemed to like staying away.  What was once a promise now actually may be a possibility.  Only danger lurks....

 

This story caught me off guard!  There is action, humor, heat, and more.  I found that there were some character I really liked, and some I just wanted to off myself!  The main characters are easy to root for, only theirs is a more complicated story.  Fun and quick read.  I give this book a 3/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

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review 2017-03-26 23:36
Free Audible books.
FREE: Crackanory Too Cracked for TV - exclusive to Audible - Crackanory,Toby Jones,Katherine Parkinson,John Robins,Robert Bathurst,Simon Bird,Audible Studios

I downloaded this as a free read from Audible, so I can't really complain that I didn't particularly enjoy it, but I did feel that these stories were inferior to those that I listened to in series 1 and 2 (also a free download from Audible).
Each of the five stories in Crackanory Too Cracked for TV was about 15 minutes long and each had a different narrator.
Most of the narrators were excellent, although one read too fast and rather swallowed her words.

 

The stories, 'Kill Phil', 'Mummy Business', 'The Character Assassin', 'The Egg That Knew Too Much' and 'The IT Man', all seemed to me to be trying too hard to be clever. Frequently a sentence would be over complicated with facetious asides that I found annoying. I guess it's a British humour thing and I've been out of the country for too long. Still, they were good to divert me from the stress of driving and as free audiobooks, they are a bargain.

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text 2017-02-26 00:27
Reading progress update: I've read 293 out of 379 pages.
Cracked: A Danny Cleary novel - Barbra Leslie

hm, oh well--back to just liking this, not loving it. aspects of it seem implausible, over-the-top, not totally grounded in the way things work in real life. I like the unique feel of this book, but it's out of harness a lot. going to try and finish it tonight.

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text 2017-02-25 14:45
Reading progress update: I've read 225 out of 379 pages.
Cracked: A Danny Cleary novel - Barbra Leslie

Danny heads back to Toronto to find out what has happened to Jack's mind since things went to hell.

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text 2017-02-25 00:50
Reading progress update: I've read 178 out of 379 pages.
Cracked: A Danny Cleary novel - Barbra Leslie

I wasn't sure at first--but at this point, I love it. hard to stop reading. it's delightfully weird. having a crack-addict first-person narrator is weird enough...but Leslie has decided that what was really necessary was the oddest whodunit ever. an unpredictable, slightly nutty human being navigating me through some truly nutty murders! I'm OD'ing on oddness. David Goodis characters trying to handle being stuck in a Fredric Brown plot. lots of drug use to put up with--but it, uh, makes the book special(?), uh, I guess...?

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