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Lifeline

Series: Jack McMorrow Mysteries, Book 3
Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
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Working as a court reporter for the local paper, Jack McMorrow witnesses the appeal of a woman for protection from her abusive boyfriend and embarks on a search for her murderer when the woman turns up dead in her apartment. 

By the author of Bloodline.

©1996 Gerry Boyle (P)2018 Anaba Publishing

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  • Hank Henning
  • 21-08-18

Addictive

This is the third McMorrow book I have listened to on Audible. I find that listening to books is a very different experience from reading them in print, although I enjoy both. All three of the books I have listened to are read by the same narrator, who uses several voices to make it easy to differentiate between the various characters. He does a remarkable job of linking the characters to the voices and never gets them mixed up. It adds greatly to the experience. The main character and a few supporting characters progress from book to book, leaving the reader / listener hungry for more. The plots are well developed and predictable in some aspects, but always with complete surprise endings. The author has done a great job transitioning from journalist to novelist. For those of us readers who live in Maine, the settings and characters are plausible and familiar. All three of the books I have read have been page turners.

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  • Dee
  • 06-08-18

Another excellent listen!

This murder mystery had a slow start. It needed it because once the ball started rolling, it went like gangbusters!

As is per usual with a Jack McMorrow Mystery, there are a lot of movable parts. Jack is usually the last man standing but he really takes a beating in the process.

When the actual whodunnit was revealed, I was forced out of my seat. (I won't give anything away though.)

I've listened to two or three other books in this series so far, with the same narrator. He's an acquired taste, just like Jack, and I wouldn't have it any other way. Jack has an element of snark and a sense of humor that is an integral part of this listen. The narrator gets that.

I'm not sure if the other books in this series are available as audiobooks but I wouldn't do this book justice on my own, so I will wait.

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  • Kelly Watley
  • 20-07-18

Thrilling 🌟

There is murder, mystery, kidnapping, bad guys, good guys and a lot of action. 

I totally recommend this series. The first book is Deadline.

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  • D. Albert
  • 30-09-18

Another great Gerry Boyle story!

The cameo of the little girl voice was a pleasant suprise in this storyline. This audiobook proved to be another great Jack story and with another now under my belt, I'm ready to listen to the next one!

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  • Susan Patterson
  • 14-08-18

Twists and turns

All the elements of a good mystery. Court reporter, abused woman, unsympathetic judge, crazed boyfriend and murder!

Narrators knew their characters well. was OK.

I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, narrator or publisher in exchange for an unbiased review via audiobookboom com.

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  • Rebecca Azizov
  • 04-08-18

good

a very good and well written book the story is very interesting and I like the twist quite much a very nice book the narrator did a good job the authors are good I liked the book very much
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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  • Merrci
  • 01-08-18

Another terrific Jack McMorrow Mystery

Jack is a character to follow. A newspaper man interested in the story and in people, he cares. So when a woman he talked to in court is found dead, he is determined to find answers to her murder. Even if law enforcement doesn't seem to care. Great stories, a sarcastic hero to provide some humor, and a very entertaining read (or listen). Michael A Smith seems so well suited to Jack, attitude, pacing and all. The surprise guest narrator was a wonderful addition! Looking forward to the next one.

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  • Maine Knitter
  • 19-10-19

Wow!

This is the third book in the Jack McMorrow series. This time, Jack is working as the court reporter for the local paper. On his first day he meets a young woman seeking a protection from abuse order. Her story interests him and she agrees to an interview. The article in the next day’s paper brings trouble to Jack as well as the unfortunate woman.

This story, like all in this series so far, is very good. I admit I still have problems with the narration as far as pace and accents go. The women’s voices are not great. But I have gotten used to it a bit and it isn’t as distracting as it once was. The young girl, however, does a superb job.

I finished this yesterday and I’m still thinking of the ending. It blew me away.

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  • blueskies982
  • 03-04-19

Lifeline

In "Lifeline" Jack McMorrow, former New York reporter, finds himself working as the court reporter for a tiny town in Maine. He becomes aware of local law enforcement politics and shakes things up when he intervenes in the case of a young mother. This story is an interesting examination of the struggles of folks who are just trying to make it.

Jack is an interesting character to relate to. He carries himself with a swagger and speaks with a definite sarcastic tone, yet underneath is a deeply caring heart of gold. He's a skilled reporter, yet traded all the opportunities of the city for a tiny cabin in the woods.

I really enjoyed this book and love the Jack McMorrow series.

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  • Victoria Haugen
  • 29-08-18

WOW, VERY COMPELLING! LOVE JACK!

This was a great book! I love these types of action-packed suspenseful murder mysteries, and this one was a gem. Get crazy! The characters are well developed, the story is well written, and the narration was awesome. I was on the edge of my seat! This is the first book in the series I've read/listened to, and it certainly won't be my last. Love this! Try it, you know you want to :)
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