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The Deep Blue Alibi

A Solomon vs. Lord Novel
Narrated by: William Dufris
Series: Solomon vs. Lord, Book 2
Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
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Summary

They are Florida's most mismatched legal duo: one a glamorous Miami blue blood, the other a Coconut Grove beach bum. And when they get together, you can throw every law right out the window.

What do you get when you mix beautiful people, family secrets, and a yacht washed up on Sunset Key with a hundred grand in cash and a dying man? Steve Solomon sees a case that can get Solomon & Lord off the ground. But Victoria Lord spies a golden opportunity to go out on her own. With her uncle as a murder suspect and her hunky ex-boyfriend back in the picture, Victoria is pushing to take control as Solomon struggles to keep from losing it. And as an explosive trial looms, they're fighting against time, the law, and each other to expose a killer who came to paradise and hasn't left.

©2006 Nittany Valley Productions, Inc (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.

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"Plenty of quirky characters and witty banter between Steve and Victoria." ( Publishers Weekly)

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  • Laurie
  • 27-12-07

Try the original

When I read "Solomon vs Lord", Paul Levine's first audio book, I laughed out loud at the clever, witty banter between the 2 main characters. I was really looking forward this novel, but frankly I was somewhat disappointed. I know why - the narrator is different. While this book is good, Christopher Lane (who narrated the first novel) did a much better job with the sharp, back and forth banter than this narrator. Good book, but it could have been alot better.



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  • Caliope
  • 10-04-09

It's not the book that's bad...............

Steve Solomon and Victoria Lord are characters I loved in "Solomon vs Lord", therefore I was thrilled to see them return in "The Deep Blue Alibi". In the first book, Steve was droll, keen eyed, sharp tongued and intelligent. Victoria was preppy, sassy, intelligent and a little overwhelmed. Together they were a great team. In the second book, both are whiny, stupid, dull witted caricatures of their former selves. What happened? Simple, really, and it's a mistake made by too many authors. The reader is absolutely awful. In the first book, Chris Lane made these characters what they were and they were great. In this book Mr. Dufris ruins them. They are nothing like the people they started out to be because he cannot read them well. I couldn't stand his overacting, his constantly whining characters, his inability to make these people the engaging couple and intelligent lawyers they were, and he completely ruined the book for me. I have no idea what the plot is or how it might have ended because I stopped listening after about a half hour of this terrible destruction of favorite characters. Authors: Wake up! Find the best reader for your characters, then stick with that reader no matter what the cost. Readers: If this is NOT a first book, listen to the characters and try to do better. This was a total waste of my money.

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  • Megan
  • 22-04-08

Great listen

I loved "Solomon vs Lord" and this book was just as good. Maybe the first reader was better but William Dufris did a fine job. (If you want a bad reader listen to Sidney Sheldon read some of his stuff) I think that if you liked "Solomon vs Lord". you'll like this one.

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  • Laurie Carroll
  • 14-06-16

Disappointed

Book one was SOOOOO Good!
I was excited it was a series. Everything I loved about the 1st one was missing in this one. The lack of writing was amplified by the difference in narrators.

Steve as whiney and Victoria as a 16 year old space cadet.

I will listen to the 3rd only because it's free through kindle (even though the narrator is the same).

PLEASE PAUL, get Christopher Lane to narrate #4

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  • marty
  • 11-05-19

The narrator is terrible

I loved the first book, but the 2nd one not so much. I was done in the 3rd chapter. Way too much bickering and worrying. I probably could have made it through if not for the reader. Tone of voice for the characters too sarcastic and blunt.

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  • Richard Anthony
  • 14-09-18

Sad way to end with Paul Levine

I've heard every Lassiter book and liked them all but one and that was largely due to a narrator that I didn't care for. Sadly they are all done so I listened to the first Solomon/Lord offering and got thru it although the similarities to the Lassiter series seemed a bit lazy. Raising a nephew, not married, driving an old Eldorado convertible, rule breaking lawyer.........same recipe. The problem I have had with this one, and I'm stopping here, chapter 11 and returning it, is that it's just too annoying to continue. The savant nephew is now just obnoxious to me and the constant bickering between the two main characters is just juvenile, can't do it.

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  • Wayne
  • 07-08-17

Not a very good book

The first half of this book was totally uninteresting. Perhaps it would've been better with one main character instead of two. The scene at the nudist camp with the lawyers disrobing was ridiculous. Totally stupid. The second half of the book was better, but not enough to save the entire work.

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  • Howland
  • 21-07-15

Good start...but I just couldn't finish it!

Would you be willing to try another book from Paul Levine? Why or why not?

maybe liked the plot, it was coming along

How could the performance have been better?

The dialogue and shallow characters were just not believable and missed the mark on amusing by too much bad dialogue. the voice talent did not add to the overall experiance.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

disappointment

Any additional comments?

sorry I just couldnt finish it, the voice talent did not help it just drug on and on

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  • S
  • 06-12-10

As if written by another person. what happened?

The first book in this series was pretty good--The characters were likable, decent narrator and good plot flow. So, what happened?!

It's as though another person wrote this book and made up another set of characters and was told to up the cheese factor. He uses words like, "hunkalicious and humpalicious" and says "kiddo" about 40x too many--seriously...? Solomon is completely diluted to a horny frat boy and Lords' internal conflict of "who am I" is really contrived. It doesn't help that the narrator basically whines his way through the whole book. What a disappointment!

If you liked the first one, I'd pass on this one. It'll leave a bad taste in your mouth.

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  • Robin
  • 21-11-07

Kindergartners would love this

The reader is PUTRID! Captain Kangarooo was more engaging while reading Curious George.

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