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Chase Baker and the Dutch Diamonds

A Chase Baker Thriller, Book 10
Narrated by: Andrew B Wehrlen
Series: Chase Baker Thrillers, Book 10
Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
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From the series Suspense Magazine voted the "Best of 2014!"

Chase Baker is famous for seeking out ancient antiquities and treasure from some of the most exotic, not to mention, dangerous locales on earth. But when he runs into fellow author, Les Edgerton, at SuspenseFest, a conference for thriller writers in NYC, the two get talking about the 1930s notorious gangster, Dutch Schultz, and the legend of his hidden treasure, which is said to be buried in a little town in upstate New York. Feeling fine from a few drinks at the hotel bar, Chase and Les decide to skip the festival in order to seek out some real suspense. That is, the location of the Dutch Schultz Treasure.

Little do they know, but another writer, a beautiful and talented author of true crime stories, will tail them all the way upstate. When she finally connects with them, she reveals her personal connection to the Schultz treasure which purportedly contains a fistful of priceless blue diamonds that were transported to America back in the mid-1800s by slaves. Slaves who, it turns out, were her great-great-grandparents. Armed with a map carved into the back of a man's skull, and having to fight off a team of very crooked and greedy Russians who are also seeking out the treasure, Chase and his team of literary irregulars land themselves into a heap of trouble and hair-raising adventures that promise to put them not only in prison, but in the hospital.

For fans of Dan Brown, J.R. Rain, Clive Cussler, and Russell Blake, best-selling Thriller Award winner Vincent Zandri delivers the latest in the romantic action and adventure pulp series Suspense Magazine voted as one of "The Best of 2014."

©2017 Vincent Zandri (P)2017 Vincent Zandri

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A delightful adventure story.

Once again Vincent Zandri has created another masterful installment of the Chase Baker series. With some new characters and a bit of development for Chase himself.

Having already listened to 6 other Chase Baker books I can honestly say that they are engaging books.

The story doesn't disappoint with multiple twists and arcs to keep you reading.

The narration is superb giving true life and depth to the characters.
The enhancement to the story cannot be understated.

This adventure, action, tension laden story should be on your to read/listen list.

I received this audiobook free of charge in exchange for an honest and impartial review which I have provided above.

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Top class entertainment

Chase Baker and The Dutch Diamonds. .
Book 10 in the series and still going strong.
Chase as usual searching for a missing treasure picks up a beautiful woman who isn't after Chase's heart.
More adventures follow.
Narration is excellent as always. with Andrew.B Wehrein light style making this a top listen.
I received a free copy of this audio book at my own request and voluntarily leave this honest review.

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Boring

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

DNF at 36%.

I found this book quite boring. I really struggled to get into it, and I couldn’t quite grasp who the characters were, especially when there were multiple being introduced at a time.

However, the narrator, Andrew Wehrlen was a really good narrator, and I did enjoy listening to him.

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"More fun than Suspensefest."

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Chase Baker and another writer escape from the Suspensefest convention they are attending and, over a few drinks decide to abandon boredom and instead search for the missing Schultz treasure that Edgerton had heard about. After a poor start, and an unfortunate encounter with a Russian father and son team, they are joined by another writer, this time of true crime, who claims she knows the real location, not that previously expected. How does she know? She is a defendant of Schultz's close servant at the time the treasure was hidden.

This is a fantastic Zandri romp with great throw away dialogue, adventure and fun. Much more fun than the Suspensefest and with the hope of enormous financial reward. The characters are great, the search exciting and, predictably, filled with difficulties and betrayals. One of the best in the Chase Baker series. As always, Andrew Wehrlen's narration is superb, well paced, each individual voice distinctive and appropriate, the whole a delight to the ear. He breathes even greater life and amusement into the text than that already present on the writing.A really enjoyable book.

My thanks to the rights holder for gifting me a copy of Chase Baker and the Dutch Diamonds, via Audiobook Boom. This is a great series, always exciting, constantly surprising and different. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a well performed easy listen of a light hearted, thrill filled book.

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  • Jan
  • 09-08-17

Great fun!

action-adventure, greed, situational-humor, verbal-humor, amateur-sleuth

Talk about starting with a bang! You wouldn't believe me if I told you. But you might believe that the two inebriated writers accumulate an Uber driver, and another writer with connections to help find a fortune in diamonds. Add in some nasty Russian mafia types and some really awful humor, and you have a really great read! I totally loved it.
Andrew B Wehrlen did a great job as narrator, and gave the quirky characters even more interesting depths.

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  • Montzalee W
  • 16-01-20

Very exciting! Great book!

Chase Baker and the Dutch Diamonds
A Chase Baker Thriller, Book 10
By: Vincent Zandri
Narrated by: Andrew B Wehrlen
This is an audible book I requested and the review is voluntary.
Well, if a treasure trove of blue diamonds doesn't make for a great adventure then I am not sure what would! This is exciting, suspenseful, action packed, and had great characters! Fast paced plot lead to a awesome ending. I think this is my favorite so far!
The narrator was excellent and has the perfect voice for this series.

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  • Q Garcia
  • 10-12-19

The Fortunate Unfortunate

Wise cracking Chase Baker is at his best when faced with impossible odds. When searching for the hidden treasure of Dutch Schultz , Baker is pursued by Russians, crooked cops, and a double crossing woman. Another fun ride by Zandri. I was gifted this from the author.

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  • Ellen Oceanside
  • 09-12-19

GOOD STORY.& NARRATION

One heard about the legend of the 1930’s and The Dutch Diamonds and the adventure comes alive with the audio narration by Andrew Wehrien. Bored with a convenience, the men decided on a real one, and meeting with a woman who says she knows exactly. where it is at. The fun and laughter await readers, for an entertaining story, Given ARC for my voluntary review and my honest opinion

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  • Ashanti
  • 17-10-17

Another Satisfying Entry In The Series

“Chase Baker and the Dutch Diamonds” is book 10 in an 11 book series. This time Chase is at a conference for thriller writers in New York, called Suspense Fest. At the conference, Chase runs into a fellow author, Les Edgerton. After a few drinks, the two end up talking about the 1930s gangster, Dutch Schultz and the legend of Schultz's hidden treasure. One thing leads to another and soon the two men are ditching the conference to pursue Dutch Schultz’s treasure. There is action, almost immediately, as the adventure unfolds, as well as the usual cast of characters one has grown to expect from a Chase Baker story.

Although the scale of this Chase Baker entry isn’t as grand as some of the previous entries in the series, the entertainment factor is still what a reader/listener has come to expect from the series as well as the excellent narration. One should have no problem enjoying book 10. I can only hope the author, Vincent Zandri will continue to write more Chase Baker stories. Finally, this audiobook was provided by the narrator at no cost in exchange for an honest review, courtesy of Audio Book Boom.

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  • Deedra
  • 16-10-17

Chase Baker and the Dutch Diamonds

Chase and friend attend Suspense Fest.They skip out early to try to locate the famous Dutch Diamonds.When they end up on the wrong side of the tracks and a woman shows up to assist them in their search things just couldn't go smoothly!Andrew B Wehlren is a good narrator for this series.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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  • Tiffany
  • 05-09-17

Chase Baker and the Dutch Diamonds

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I feel like I keep repeating myself when it comes to this series. I really do enjoy the story telling. It's fun listening to Chase getting into and out of trouble. The narrator continues to a really good job. I received this audio book for free through Audiobook Boom for my unbiased review.

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  • jstep
  • 03-07-17

Very entertaining and well written story

If you could sum up Chase Baker and the Dutch Diamonds in three words, what would they be?

A wild ride.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The story did keep me on the edge of my seat. It's a shorter novel, but Mr. Zandri did a great job of keeping things moving right along. Expecially nearer the end of the novel, I really felt like I was almost on an Indiana Jones type adventure.

Which scene was your favorite?

There wasn't one particular scene that I enjoyed, but rather I enjoyed the audiobook as a whole. I find that authors sometimes miss character development or rush things along in shorter books and novellas and I can honestly say that this was not the case here. The story was fast paced, but in a good way and the characters were fully realized and developed, even though this is book 10 in a series that was completely new to me.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did laugh out loud a few times and the little one liners here and there.

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The narration was great too. I would definitely recommend this book and would happily listen to the others in the series!

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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  • Robert Rhodes
  • 29-06-17

Very Entertaining

Tied to a railroad track with Russian mobsters, hidden treasures, and a beautiful woman. Bring your popcorn, it must be an old western melodrama or another Chase Baker adventure. Chase continues to be the unsuspecting tool of outside forces as he is seduced into a drunken search for a legendary treasure hidden by Dutch Schultz, the 1930s gangster.
Vincent Zandri takes us on so many twists and turns that you are never ready for what is around the bend. The book is an exciting adventure and although a quick read/listen a great story..

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

Note: When selecting books to read or listen to for reviews I try and select authors and stories that interest me. Sometimes I am fortunate and other times not so fortunate. Either way, I try to review the books with integrity

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  • Lori
  • 25-06-17

Entertaining, Fun & Worth Your Time

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Worth your time and credit!

Another fun, entertaining and enjoyable addition to the series. The whole series is addicting. Each story is just as good or better than the last. Even though it's a shorter story it doesn't feel like it. The story pulls you immediately and never slows down for a minute. As usual the story is fast-paced, well written and flows smoothly. It's also full of unexpected twists with plenty of action, suspense, intrigue and mystery. And it wouldn't be complete Chase Baker story without a tangled bit of romance. Chase Baker is just one of those characters that no matter what situation he's caught up in, you know it's going to be an interesting and exciting ride.

This is a series I recommend every chance I get.

Andrew B. Wehrlen once again does a fantastic job with the narration. Great voice that pulls you into the story from the minute it starts. He brings the characters and story to life. Great character voices. Perfect delivery and tone with the humor/sarcasm. The narration is clearly spoken with a nice even pace. You know if he's narrating a book your in for a great listen. Very enjoyable.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily provided this review.