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Borderline Audiobook

Borderline

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Publisher's Summary

Barbara Lassiter and Susan Martinez, two New Mexico homicide detectives, are assigned to investigate the murder of a wealthy Albuquerque socialite. They soon discover that the victim, a narcissistic borderline personality, played a lifetime game of destroying people's lives. As a result, the list of suspects in her murder is extensive.

The detectives find themselves enmeshed in a helix of possible perpetrators with opportunity, means, and motive - and soon question giving their best efforts to solve the case the more they learn about the victim's hideous past.

Their job gets tougher when the victim's psychiatrist is murdered and DVDs turn up that show the doctor had serial sexual relationships with a large number of his female patients, including the murder victim.

©2016 Joseph Badal/Suspense Publishing (P)2016 Joseph Badal/Suspense Publishing

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  • Simona
    15/09/16
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    "Female detective in a man's world"

    Borderline is a novel about two female detectives investigating a murder of a woman with borderline disorder, and as the story develops, this woman seems to have ruined many people's lives, so there are many suspects.

    We also get insight in the two detectives personal lives, struggles and their constant struggle when it comes to female detectives in a man's world. There are a lot sexism in this book and it made it rather dull. We've heard enough about the sexism in law enforcement - guys, get over it!

    I usually enjoy detective novels, but I also expect these novels to be filled with a good sense of humor. I didn't have any laughs even that the book is loaded with original characters, who actually could be funny. Most of the characters weren't very likeable, and that annoyed the heck out of me.

    I'm sure this book has a large audience, so it could be just me not all that captivated by it. It was hard to hold the attention, even the plot is well-developed. However, I didn't feel the characters was developed enough.

    Narrator Pamela Almand was outstanding in her performance, and did voices and accents very well. She was very lively and involved and I'd love to hear her in other genres. She didn't have a girly voice, which made her very good when it came to the many male voices in this book.

    *This book was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review. Read all my reviews at mybookhype dot com.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Carrie
    12/09/16
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    "Strong Female Leads"

    I like that there were 2 strong female leads in this book. The story was definitely interesting and I constantly wanted to know what was going to happen. Some of the dialogue seemed a little strange to me, but overall, I liked where the story and characters went.

    I believe this was my first experience with Pamela Almand's narration. She did a nice job with the various characters and capturing the experience of the female detectives.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Lori
    12/09/16
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    "Worth your time"
    Any additional comments?

    Really enjoyable, entertaining and interesting murder mystery.

    Inspired by actual events? The truth is stranger than fiction.

    This one kept me guessing for a bit. The story is fast paced and constantly moves forward. Several intersecting plot lines along twists and turns and another murder add to the mystery. There are enough suspects to go around that it takes a bit for you to whittle down the suspects and narrow in on the correct one(s).

    Along with a great cast of characters I really enjoyed that this story had not one but 2 strong female leads. Detectives Barbara Lassiter and Susan Martinez are both great characters.

    This is the first Joseph Badal book I have "read", bit it definitely won't be my last.

    This is the first time I have listened to a book narrated by Pamela Almand. She did a really good job. Great character voices. Pleasant voice. Smooth even pace and clearly spoken. Great male and female character voices. All around great job. I would definitely listen to more books narrated by Pamela Almand.

    This audiobook was provided by author, narrator or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Tennis Player Peggy
    GA
    02/09/16
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    "2 Female Detectives and 2 Brutal Murders"

    This was an all consuming mystery which kept me guessing and intrigued until the end. There were 2 female detectives trying to solve 2 brutal murders with many, many suspects. Although the murders were gory, the book does not go into excessive detail about them. There were several different plot angles and the characters were all very well developed. I really liked the two lady detectives and could see them being the protagonists in a detective series.

    I received the Audible version of this book in exchange for an honest review and I did not want to stop listening! Not only was the book suspenseful, it was narrated very well by Pam Almand. She has a very pleasing voice and was able to give all of the characters their own distinct voice.

    All in all I totally recommend this book. It is a very enjoyable and suspenseful mystery (without being scarey!).

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Jill
    30/08/16
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    "Really, really enjoyed this book."
    Where does Borderline rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I usually don't write reviews. I am writing about this book because it was one of the most interesting and gribbing books I have listened too. I look forward to listening to more of Joseph Badal's books as they are available.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Interesting plot and well developed characters.


    Have you listened to any of Pamela Almand’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Not that I know of.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Susan Patterson
    25/08/16
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    "Twists and turns keeps you listening and guessing"
    Where does Borderline rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Near the top. Very suspenseful.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Barbara overcomes a lot and we want to cheer her on.


    What about Pamela Almand’s performance did you like?

    Good diction and good grasp of the characters.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, helps to keep the characters and story line together.


    Any additional comments?

    "I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom."

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • in1ear (John Row)
    Aurora, Colorado
    09/08/16
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    "Two Detectives, A Murder and a Bunch of Suspects!"
    Where does Borderline rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Borderline is entertaining and very well "voiced". NOT the usual run of the mill plot. It isn't over the top but unique without giving too much way.


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

    Enough thrills and unexpected turns. Certainly enough suspects to keep the most jaded armchair detective guessing until the end.


    What does Pamela Almand bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Pamela Almand is a good choice for "Voice Over Talent". Pamela's preference instead of "Narrator". The material has quite a few characters, and Pamela establishes voices that are distinct to them. That added to the audio book experience over the e book.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Girls Gone Wild in Albuquerque. What happens in New Mexico, ...


    Any additional comments?

    With a few short breaks, I listened to Borderline in "one sitting" as Audible likes to phrase it.

    I appreciate the opportunity to listen to and review Borderline.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • ms m
    10/07/17
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    "Excellent narration"

    Story was entertaining but felt a little thin. I thought the narrator a great job with the different characters.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Al
    Cape Coral, FL, United States
    06/09/16
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    "Good Story, Good Narration"

    Enjoyable and worth your time. "I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Blast."

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Tracy64
    USA
    14/08/16
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    "Enjoyable read"

    I really enjoyed this one. Standard mystery, two female detectives trying to make their place in what is usually a male dominant profession. I felt a connection with the main character and cold understand her struggle. The plot and twists and turns were good, a few predictable, but still good. Narrator did a good job distinguishing between characters and narration was smooth with good inflection. I will follow up with this writer and narrator in future books.

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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