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The Monet Murders Audiobook

The Monet Murders: The Art of Murder, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

Jason West and Sam Kennedy are back!

All those late night conversations when Sam had maybe a drink too many or Jason was half falling asleep. All those playful, provocative comments about what they'd do when they finally met up again.

Well, here they were.

The last thing Jason West, an ambitious young FBI Special Agent with the Art Crimes Team, wants - or needs - is his uncertain and unacknowledged romantic relationship with irascible legendary Behavioral Analysis Unit Chief Sam Kennedy.

And it's starting to feel like Sam is not thrilled with the idea either.

But personal feelings must be put aside when Sam requests Jason's help to catch a deranged killer targeting wealthy, upscale art collectors. A killer whose calling card is a series of grotesque paintings depicting the murders.

©2017 Josh Lanyon (P)2017 Josh Lanyon

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  • Dennis
    17/01/18
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    "Great Book"

    Josh Lanyon is in fine form. It’s a good mystery and he wrote with the confidence to leave loose ends. I enjoyed this thoroughly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Diane
    20/12/17
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    "Good addition to this series"

    There were only two things that stopped this from being a 5 Star read for me. For the majority of the book, they were not together and we saw so little of Sam. The other was Jason hooking up with someone on page. Yes they were not a couple so technically it wasn’t cheating but, he was in love with Sam. The mystery was really good and I loved the investigation. Can’t wait for the next book in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Viv
    10/11/17
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    "LOVED!"

    The Mermaid Murders was my favorite book of 2016 and I was so happy to read this new chapter in Jason and Sam's story.

    I really identified with Jason's struggle to understand what was going on with Sam. His hurt and bewilderment were painful to read, but Sam eventually came through and the ending was perfect! The mystery was well done and had me guessing until the end.

    This was definitely a 5 star book and I loved the audio version too!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • H. Martin
    Ohio
    03/11/17
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    "The Monet Murders"

    I love this series and really hope there’s more coming! I bought the audios and listened to them on a long trip. On my way back from the trip I finished this one and started all over again. They’re that good!

    The mysteries are so well done and my only disappointment is that with listening on a road trip where I have to pay attention to direction and crazy traffic, that I didn’t get to focus only on the story!

    Kale Williams does a terrific job with this series!

    Please write more! And please use the same narrator for the books, he’s terrific!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bigreader
    The Villages, FL, United States
    20/10/17
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    "Great book and audio!"

    After reading and listening to this second book in The Art of Murder series I may just have found my favorite in the MM genre. The writing is top notch and the narrator brought the book to life!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Keith G
    Montrose in Houston TX
    09/10/17
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    "Decent, but a missed opportunity for better"

    This is an okay listen that never lived up to its full potential. I appreciate male to male romance fiction that does not fit an overused pattern of being written as if it were a female romance bodice-ripper. I have three Josh Lanyon books in my library and I appreciate how this author writes stories about people who are doing things in the world and also happen to have a gay relationship to nurture or not, as the case may be.

    I really enjoyed the mystery narritive of the story. What was problematic for me this time was the personal relationship between the two main characters and how that relationship was explained to us. Josh Lanyon is a female author who I think tries to provide a more realistic view of the male psyche and then many of her male to male romance female contemporaries.

    Nonetheless, she can slip into using a cliched and hackneyed form of presenting male characters in a way that would be most pleasing to female readers and not actually indicative of the male emotional behavior. It can be a subtle difference but a difference there is. In the Lanyon books I have read, she certainly likes to have a "daddy" cop in the mix. As often as not, those characters are a bit stiff, and not in the more useful way.

    And then there is Jason the main character, whom I really like. However, if I were an FBI agent I would want him nowhere near any important action I was involved with. Law enforcement officers, from the federal level all the way down, all have the same protocols for discharging firearms. In the climatic scene, special agent Jason violates that protocol in such a way that I would imagine an after-action review would see him benched - possibly for good. This was not done to show any inner turmoil on his part, but in order to make the scene evolve in a way that was more productive for the author. This choice took me out of the headspace of what had been a fairly well written scene.

    And finally there is the narrator. The guy has got a perfectly fine voice which I would otherwise really enjoy listening to. However, he chooses to pop the last consonant of almost every word he says - even soft consonants like m or n. I never got used to it and fact found it highly distracting since it is an affectation used by Clint Eastwood, particularly in his Dirty Harry roles.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Nancy
    26/09/17
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    "Enjoyable listen"
    Where does The Monet Murders rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I've listened to hundreds of audiobooks. This was enjoyable, but more of a 5/10 than my all time favorite


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I like Sam and his closed down, get the job done persona. I liked finding out why he is that way. I didn't like that there were so many cases intertwined that it was hard to work out who was who and which case they were connected to. I guess it would be easier to figure out if reading, but having names thrown out got confusing.


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

    Kale Williams has a good steady narration pace. He didn't show if he had a great range of accents/voices, but I have no complaints about this narration


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

    No. I listened to it as my bedtime story over several nights.


    Any additional comments?

    Another good, steady, formulaic Josh Lanyon book. Good narration. The fans will lap it up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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