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3.52 out of 53.52 out of 53.52 out of 53.52 out of 53.52 out of 5 3.52 (27 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marcia Muller Narrator: Laura Hicks Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sharon McCone Mysteries Release Date: October 2008 ISBN: 9781482977998
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Traumatized by a recent life-or-death investigation, Sharon McCone flees to her ranch in California’s high desert country to contemplate her future. Deep depression shadows her days and nights, and a chance encounter with a troubled, highly secretive Native American woman begins to haunt her dreams. Even though she is determined not to investigate anything during her stay, McCone is drawn into the plight of the young woman and her dysfunctional family. A murder and traces of violence at a deserted resort lead her across the desert and into Nevada, and finally to a remote and isolated ranch, where danger lies closer than she expects... Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Muller’s series launched the modern hard-boiled female detective, and it has been setting a gold standard for the subgenre for more than thirty years. Fortunately, the end isn’t in sight quite yet.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Laura Hicks gives us the strong narration we need to believe in the power of detective Sharon McCone…The story has a large cast of characters, but Hicks shows a gift for differentiating and insightfully presenting each one in a series of vignettes that add to this high-speed adventure.”

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  • “A crisply-woven plot”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaron | 2/6/2014

    " If you think THIS book is great (like bacon) read the rest of the trilogy. The second book is twice as good as this one, and the third one is twice as good as the second one. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peggy | 2/5/2014

    " I absolutely loved this book. Bartimaeus! So much love! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Todd Mayville | 1/25/2014

    " This book was recommended to me by a friend of mine, and I'm glad he turned me onto it. Bartimaeus is wonderfully snarky, and his wry outlook and sardonic running commentary add pure fun to the narrative. A wickedly, wonderfully, witty read for all ages. "

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

    " When Raz was in junior high, he and I read the Bartimaeus trilogy together. I enjoyed it, especially reading together. There is a fake Bartimaeus movie trailer available on YouTube that uses footage from Pan's Labyrinth - quite humorous. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emilia | 11/15/2013

    " Very fun book. Liked the style and the voice. Enjoyed the plot as well as the feel of the book. Was just what I was looking for. Look forward to getting and reading the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kent | 8/16/2013

    " Ten times better than Harry Potter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Courtney Reckord | 7/28/2013

    " Good read with the kids! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mackenzie | 5/27/2013

    " got better at the end "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 jessica | 4/25/2013

    " This was a fun read! Better than Harry Potter because it's not trying to "do" too much and isn't so "punny." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 10/4/2012

    " This is whole serious is wonderfully hilarious, as I never thought books could be. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edward Llewellyn | 4/26/2012

    " Loved the sense of humor and fast action of this book. Though the somewhat dark humor was what made it really great. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bjørnar Løseth | 12/7/2011

    " This was a strange experience. About halfway through, I cared so little about the characters I just stopped reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nayantara | 10/19/2011

    " Jonathan Stroud is funny man! His humour is great! Which is what makes Amulet of Samarkhand great! This is a really enjoyable book and I'd recommend it to anyone of any age group because the humour is quite timeless! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 8/3/2011

    " My mom kept telling me to read this one, but I couldn't get into it. It took me 3 really solid tries over the course of 2 years. But I finally read it. AND I LOVED IT. Don't be a ninny like me. Read it the first time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maddalena | 6/27/2011

    " I read it three or four years ago, but I practically didn't remember it at all O_O. I'm very curious about the rest of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Courtney Green | 6/11/2011

    " Really good story... listened to the audiobook, which I think helped with some of the confusion that my husband had with all the footnotes and switching of characters. Very enjoyable experience! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 3/31/2011

    " Sharon climbs out of a funk by catching a creep "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Leslie | 11/16/2010

    " I feel bad saying that I found the voice dull and the story about the same. I did appreciate Sharon finally getting acquainted with the horse but the rest of the story I just couldn't get into. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Barbara | 10/15/2010

    " The title is apt because detective Sharon McCone, whose life and adventures I've been following sporadically for decades, is burned out and the Muller's writing shows it. Perhaps it is time to hang up the saddle, ground the airplane, close up the agency, and call it a career. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 LuAnn | 4/1/2010

    " Predictable, not very entertaining, why can't I stop when I don't like an author... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hendonmary | 3/27/2010

    " Sharon McCone detective series...enjoyed them all
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 3/3/2010

    " Very good book...couldn't put it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mich | 1/3/2010

    " love sharon mccone... this wasnt the best but she still rules the PI genre! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathe | 12/5/2009

    " Burned out indeed - I think Marcia's tired of her characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hapzydeco | 10/17/2009

    " Tight plot, believable characters, successfully resolved mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dorinda | 9/8/2009

    " Really like the main character in this series. Warning to others new to the series: best if read in choronological order so nothing is revealed too soon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 8/25/2009

    " This is one of the Sharon McCone series. She's a private eye who's thinking of getting out of the business till her and her husband's hired hand discovers that his niece is missing. Then there a couple of murders to be solved as well. It's a good story. "

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About the Author
Author Marcia Muller

Marcia Muller is a New York Times bestselling author and creator of the critically acclaimed series starring private investigator Sharon McCone. With more than thirty-five novels to her credit, Muller has received the 2005 Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America, the Private Eye Writers of America Lifetime Achievement Award, a Ridley Award, an American Mystery Award, and the Anthony Award.

About the Narrator

Laura Hicks is an Obie Award–winning actress who has appeared on Broadway, off Broadway, and in regional theater, film, and television. A native New Yorker and a Juilliard graduate, she has performed throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Australia, Austria, Italy, and Ireland.