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Raine Stockton Dog Mystery, Book 9
Narrated by: Donna Postel
Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
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Raine Stockton and her high-spirited, big-hearted golden retriever, Cisco, are accustomed to being heroes wherever they go. But there's a new dog in town, and Raine and Cisco find themselves unexpectedly upstaged by a flashy K-9 addition to the sheriff's department. Nike and her handler, Jolene, are part of a new government-funded program for law enforcement agencies, and though Raine admires Nike's talent almost as much as she resents Jolene's arrogance, she can't help wondering why the Department of Homeland Security would send such an expensive gift to their sleepy, little Smoky Mountain community.

Sheriff Buck Lawson has his hands full with an upcoming election, a bizarre murder, and a special appearance by a celebrity politician at the Fourth of July parade, and he is not about to look a gift horse - or dog - in the mouth. But when things go horribly wrong at a children's camp just outside of town, where Raine and Cisco are spending the holiday weekend, the scattered puzzle pieces begin to form a terrifying picture. In a desperate battle against an enemy whose face they can't even see, Raine, Jolene, Cisco, Nike, and Buck must work together and reach for depths of courage they never knew they had to save the lives of those they love.

©2014 Donna Ball (P)2015 Donna Ball

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  • L. Mortensen
  • 31-07-16

Soft-Headed Liberal Author

I love Golden Retrievers, and I was hoping for a fun little story that I could escape into for awhile. Unfortunately, this tale quickly devolves into some fantasy about white male "terrorists" and evil AR15's...

It was all too apparent that the author knows nothing about guns, terrorists, or dog training, all of which were central to her story. The nonsense was just too distracting to be able to enjoy the story.

I wish Audible had a credit refund policy....

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  • Ann
  • 23-08-15

Loved it - kept me guessing until the end!

Love every one of the Raine Stockton series. This edition added characters, new adventures and dangers that kept me wondering and wanting to go back and re-listen to make sure i didn't miss a clue!!! Each book makes me feel like Raine, Cisco and the gang are friends that i would love to hang out with. The only problem is that I'm always left waiting anxiously for the next book. As an owner of 3 rescue dogs i find myself picking up training tricks to try! Keep them coming and please keep Donna Postel as the narrator! She's my favorite female narrator -even doing the male voices!

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  • AZ Desert Gal
  • 02-09-19

Suspenseful and action-packed

I'm faithfully listening my way through this series. I appreciate how the characters grow. And are shown and very human - imperfect people doing their best in an imperfect world. The addition of some diverse characters has been awkward. In the last story, the villains were sociopathic lesbians. In this story the first black character starts out as a humorless bitch. Um, how about some positive portrayals of healthy and happy gay characters. And black characters who are affable and accepted into the community? I will keep listening and hoping for positive portrayals of non white, non straight characters. And the narrator also seems to see her heroine as a bit foolish and her big strong boyfriend as the sensible, rational one who's usually right about everything.

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  • Becky
  • 30-03-19

Love this series

you can never figure out how these stories will go. That's why I like this series so much, you don't know where it's going.

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  • Sharon
  • 01-04-17

Held me spellbound!

I've read the entire series and loved every word. Also, Donna Postel is the absolute best narrator I've had the pleasure of listening to.
This last book was the best. But I say that about each one when I finish it!
The plot seemed so appropriate for these last few years of terrorist fear.

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  • Martha
  • 20-06-15

excellent book..ready for next book

I loved this book...am looking forward to the next book in the series. not to give the story away, but is a mystery including rescue dogs and their owners and trainers at a camp for the kids and their dogs..kids learning how to train their dogs.BAD guys who hold them all hostage. ..then one of the bad guys trying to blow up the town...oops...hope I didn't give away too much...I think any dog lover will enjoy this book...I sure did!!!!!

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  • B. Stokley
  • 28-03-16

Pretty good

Loved it until last chapter or so. Didn't have the ending to match the buildup.

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