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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (295 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Harley Jane Kozak Narrator: Deanna Hurst Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2009 ISBN:
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Wollie Shelley isn't happy about taking the job as a social coach at MediaRex, but the FBI makes her an offer she can't refuse. If she agrees to infiltrate the company, they'll guarantee that her schizophrenic brother will have a home at the federally subsidized halfway house he's come to love.

Wollie launches into teaching three foreign celebrities how to cope with the customs of Beverly Hills, improve their English, and become Oprah-ready. And when a coyote-chewed corpse appears in the MediaRex compound, Wollie realizes that her colleagues are concealing some serious secrets of their own. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Weatherbee | 2/3/2014

    " Another great book in the Wollie series - the premise getting Wollie into her latest "dating" situation is a little thin, but the mystery and her escapades are very enjoyable, and the ending is top-notch. Of course, now I have to wait another year or so for the next installment, but it is a great summer read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 1/28/2014

    " The main character is kind of like Stephanie Plum, a reluctant, bumbling, and successful participant in capturing the bad guys. A series to recommend to Janet Evanovich readers. I think readers of Carl Hiaasen might like her, too, and anyone who wants a female protagonist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julia | 1/19/2014

    " Wollie Shelley, fresh from jury duty, is approached by the defendant for a job as a social coach to help with media relations for Eastern Eurpeans new to the US. Yuri Milos is very convincing about the help she can provide to the people of MediasRex, and the pay's not too bad either. Turns out Yuri is being watched by the FBI, and she's also approached by them, to help in their investigation of MediasRex by being their man on the inside. Wollie agrees, and the story meanders into a couple different veins, murder being one of them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vicki | 1/19/2014

    " I enjoyed the writer's style but didn't care for the main character or the premise. I think the only reason I finished it was because I wanted to see if Simon really was an FBI agent on assignment or just a cheating b*sta*rd. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginny | 1/17/2014

    " To keep her brother in the half way house he loves, Wollie agrees to go undercover in MediaRex a mysterious company that represents former Soviet Bloc celebrities trying to learn how to act in the United States. General Comedy of errors ensues though some can be life threatening. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 1/14/2014

    " An interesting selection by my book club this month. I'd never heard of the author/series beforehand, so I went into this with no expectations. All in all, it was a fun, light, easy read. No heavy thinking required. The characters are well-defined and unique, which I enjoyed. I didn't enjoy the plot, though - the lead character seems to happen into peculiar situations as opposed to being an actual sleuth. Like, when someone writes a message in Russian in your lip pencil on a mirror, don't you run to a dictionary to figure out what the message is? Not Wollie. She sits and idles on it for 150 pages, which I find unbelievable - but a necessary mechanic to help the story drive to its conclusion. I've heard lots of comparisons between this series and Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum Series. I definitely see the likeness, but I'm not a fan of Plum at all, and probably won't be picking up any of the other books in this series, either. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karon Ormond | 11/29/2013

    " This book was good. It is similar to the murder mysteries by Janet Evanovich in that you have a female as the main character solving the mystery. It is also humorous with a little romance. This is the 2nd Wolly Shelly mystery and I'm going to read the third. I really enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorie | 11/21/2013

    " A great vacation read. This is a fun, humorous series about a greeting card designer in Hollywood who gets herself into lots of predicatments with her pseudo detective work. If you like Janet Evanovich, try this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christa | 11/18/2013

    " Fast moving. I was almost the end and realized they hadn't solved anything yet. I wonder if there will be a next book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 11/18/2013

    " 4th in the series of Wollie Shelley mysteries. Cute, quick read. No heavy lifting involved in this plot or the 'surprise plot twist' at the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alissa | 11/4/2013

    " I've enjoyed the other entries in this series, but this one was difficult for me, it started off good, then lagged, but I was pleasantly surprised (rewarded?) with the ending, and now want to see what's next for Wollie. I hope it won't be so long between books again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth S | 10/16/2013

    " I like these characters a lot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn Rose | 10/11/2013

    " Fun, fast summer reading. Plenty of suspects and over-the-top characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 8/29/2013

    " Couldn't wait for this one to be released. It telegraphed a bit more than the other two books with a nice, neat little twist on the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 suzi | 6/4/2013

    " I love this series. Kozak's character Wollie Shelley is appealing and funny and her adventures in dating make a fun read. This was not my favorite book in the series, but it was a quick and entertaining read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Charles Duvel | 2/27/2013

    " Nah, just put this book back on the shelf and back away. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary (BookHounds) | 2/6/2013

    " Another good story in the Wollie series with enough humor and mystery to keep the pages turning. I really wish the character of Simon played a stronger roll, but maybe he will in the future. This series carries me through the other six months when I am waiting for a new Janet Evanovich book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 10/23/2012

    " Kozak's books are always fun with interesting characters, and I do mean characters. Sure there are dead bodies and tension but things never get too dark. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patty | 1/30/2012

    " If she's trying to be like Evanovich, she's just more irritating than humorous. LA instead of Trenton. International intrigue instead of bounty hunting. FBI instead of the local cop. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly24 | 11/27/2011

    " I didn't like this one as much as the previous three. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheli Ellsworth | 8/29/2011

    " Fun, good summer read. One of the best examples of strong narrative drive that I have ever read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MB | 4/9/2010

    " Lots of fun! (Although I was hoping for a different ending.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shauna | 6/21/2009

    " I'll read a Wollie Shelley book any day, and this one is just as fun as the ones before. I was, however, surprised by a little sexual episode that was written rather more descriptively than I remember being the style in the previous books. "

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About the Author
Author Harley Jane Kozak

Harley Jane Kozak is an actress whose screen credits include Parenthood, When Harry Met Sally, The Favor, and Arachnophobia. She lives with her family in Southern California.

About the Narrator

Deanna Hurst is an actress, voice-over artist, and singer-songwriter. She has performed on stages throughout the United States, and her television credits include Judging Amy, Hunter, and Silk Stalkings. She has voiced hundreds of commercials for radio and television. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two dogs.