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Does Caleb Dimmick really work at his father’s motorcycle dealership, or does he simply ride the payroll, thereby giving his dad a nice tax break? Roy Ballard, a legal videographer specializing in insurance fraud, is hired to find out. After just a few days, Roy is convinced everything is legit - until a dealership employee is gunned down in his own backyard, possibly by an assassin on an orange sport bike. Now, with a large life insurance payout on the line, Roy needs to identify the killer. But the deeper Roy digs, the greater the risk grows, setting up a series of deadly confrontations that will shake him to his core.

©2019 Ben Rehder (P)2019 Ben Rehder

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enjoyed

I enjoyed listening to Johnny Peppers Another great book , with Roy and Mai . Love the characters. We have an insurance scam . The plot will keep you interested and wanting to listen .

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Shake and Bake

This is the sixth book in the Roy Ballard series and I am sorry to say that I was so annoyed with all the repetition/mentioning of the previous books that I really could not enjoy this book at all. Ok I should not have binge read all the six books, maybe than I would not have been so annoyed. But I have and I was, so much so it distracted me from the actual story which was not gripping enough for me to enjoy this book. So all in all after having enjoyed the previous five books I am sorry to say that this book was a real let down for me.

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A great listen

My heart is aching for poor Mia, who is really struggling with the hangover from book 5. Roy, who pretends that he's taking everything in his stride, is really worried about her. Roy has really evolved from book 1 into a thoughtful and caring man and I really appreciate the effort the author has put into the changes to his personality. Nothing dramatic but enough to know that he's definitely a man in love. This case, with the Motor bike shop, is quite complex and you need to pay close attention. It's another twisty, turny problem, which Roy has to put all his efforts into whilst poor Mia mostly languishes at home in despair. I can't wait for book 7 to find out what happens to Roy and Mia and whether or not they make it up the aisle. This is such an engaging series and Johnny Peppers really does a superb job with the narration. I love every book and recommend them all

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Another good story in the lives of Roy and Mia

The life of a videographer is not always smooth, and in this book Roy is once again stirring up trouble, and this time there are life threatening moments. Mia is still trying to come to terms with the events of the previous book, creating uncertainty about where their relationship is going, both on a professional and personal level. Good story telling, although there was a lot of recapping of the back story and I felt that could have been edited down a bit. There wit was still there too although perhaps a bit more restrained and the banter was less, but the emotional content and context was a bit higher so it was swings and roundabouts. The narration by Johnny Peppers, who has done all the previous books was really good as usual and suits the style and pace of the book. I am really looking forward to the next in the series.

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Book 6 here we go

Wow who would have thought that being an insurance videographer would be so dangerous but no matter what case gets assigned to Roy he always seems to get himself caught up in something that puts his life at risk. This time he’s having to do it without Mia as she is still struggling in the aftermath of previous events and Roy is concerned that she may not be able to live with a man who does what he does for a living. My heart was breaking for the pair of them in this book and I really need book 7 now to check in on my two friends.

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Shake and bake

This story was less about insurance fraud and definitely put Roy Ballard in much more dangerous territory. Mia is still trying to cone to terms with the shooting in the last book so this latest case put her and Roy on shaky ground personally. I need another book in this series, I’m now so invested in this couple that I have to know how things work out for them. Another thrilling story that the narrator brings to life.

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Another great book in the series.

This series keeps you on your toes and never disappoints. Great story and characters you can identify with.

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Nice installment

If you’ve read or listened to the earlier books, this is a nice extension. Interesting case, lots of action and intrigue. There’s a big recap of life histories for how if it’s been awhile. If you haven’t, there is a lot of backstory. It is presented as a big chunk in more detail than you really need... and is probably quite confusing. Overall a solid listen with our same great narrator. I received this audiobook for free in exchange for a review.

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  • 21-08-20

unsatisfying

It's hard to believe how idiotic some people can be. Just plain old stupid. and yet they still live to tell the tale. I'm down with Roy's theory of a booby trap. The ending left me a bit empty. Mua is a bother to me. She doesn't seem committed and enthusiastic anymore. Is the series over??? I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this and am giving an honest review. The narrator did a great job.

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  • C.J.
  • 14-06-20

A Masterpiece of a Mystery.

Have you ever read the opening of a book and it so captured your imagination and interest that you just couldn’t put it down? Shake and Bake is one of those books. I haven’t been captured by such an opening since my brother in law challenged me to read the prologue to Clive Cussler’s novel, ‘Raise the Titanic.’ Plot twists, hill country characters, and a splash of comedy make this Ben Rehder a must read.