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Extended Audio Sample Fifty Grand: A Novel of Suspense (Unabridged), by Adrian McKinty
3.0077519379845 out of 53.0077519379845 out of 53.0077519379845 out of 53.0077519379845 out of 53.0077519379845 out of 5 3.01 (258 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Adrian McKinty Narrator: Paula Christensen Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2009 ISBN:
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An illegal immigrant is killed in a hit-and-run on a frozen mountain road in the town of Fairview, Colorado. No one is prosecuted for his death and his case is quietly forgotten. Six months later another illegal makes a treacherous run across the border, barely escaping with her life. She finds work as a maid and, secretly, begins to investigate the death of her father. But she isn't a maid, and she's not Mexican. She's Detective Mercado, a police officer from Havana, and she's looking for answers to her father's death. McKinty's live-wire prose is riveting, right up to a final, shocking conclusion. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra aka Sleo | 2/11/2014

    " An okay mystery/suspense. Learned somethings about Cuba "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jacque | 2/9/2014

    " I had a difficult time getting through this book. The premise was intriguing and I really wanted to like it, but it was disturbing and violent. I was unable to make any emotional connection to the main character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 2/8/2014

    " This was a like for me, but not a really strong like. The writing was fine and the story was engaging, the trouble was just that I couldn't relate to any of it. That is my issue, not the book. I thought the characters were strong for the most part and I could believe the paths they took, but this just wasn't something I connected with. Though saying that, I finished reading it in a matter of two days, so clearly it held my interest enough to keep reading. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jessica | 2/5/2014

    " This story starts out slowly, and then takes a long, long time to go pretty much nowhere. The only mysteries are how and why I finished it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tania | 2/4/2014

    " Story had promise, but narration felt like a male author trying hard to write as a female, and it just didn't work for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 1/22/2014

    " This book was really hard to get into until over half way through, then it was just ok. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 1/21/2014

    " It was OK. Not my favorite from this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy Cosin | 1/20/2014

    " Good mystery, mostly because of the unusual character (female Cuban cop) and setting (US/Mex border, ski resort), "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 1/18/2014

    " A mystery novel set in contemporary Cuba and Colorado. I could have done without the sex scenes but otherwise I really liked this book. My favourite of McKinty's novels. (Ok, I have only read 1 other one!) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Markyb | 1/9/2014

    " One of the best new writers I have discovered this year. Intelligent, lyrical writing. A step up from The Dead Trilogy (which was pretty good!) "

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

    " ok. interesting plot. well developed but i made no emotional connection to any of the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhonda | 10/24/2013

    " Well done, well read (audible). Loved this book, loved the imagery, read it twice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fiona Lerrida | 10/15/2013

    " There are a lot of hard truths in this book. If you dont like to be confronted by whats happening in America, Mexico and elsewhere you should probably read something else. I loved this book. I cried at the end and played the final CD three times. FIVE STARS. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny Watson | 9/26/2013

    " Listened to the audio version of this on a road trip. We couldn't wait to get in the car each day. Fascinating main character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 9/2/2013

    " A suspenseful book with many unexpected twists and turns. A Cuban woman travels to Colorado to avenge the death of her father by a hit-and-run driver near a posh ski town. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Oliver Barratt | 3/4/2013

    " Not as good as the Michael Forsyth books, but still worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard L. Pangburn | 1/31/2013

    " This is a very smart thriller, something I've come to expect from Adrian McKinty, even though I was late to discover this author and am experiencing his books in non-sequential order. This actress, Paula Christensen, who did the narration, was especially remarkable at expressing the intelligence of the protagonist. An extraordinary audio experience. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 10/2/2012

    " A smart, tough and relentless Cuban homicide detective - a woman who channels the soul of Arkady Renko. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine Dover Stetson | 8/18/2012

    " This book is not just a wonderful thriller, but also a fascinating portrait of Cuban life today, the history of Cuba, and the situation with Hispanic immigrants in Colorado. Disturbing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristi | 4/6/2012

    " I couldn't relate to the main character. Did enjoy the suspense and the unique raw dialogue. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 11/20/2011

    " I enjoyed this book and it really surprised me at several turns as it moves from Cuba, to Mexico to the U.S. The plot and changing points of view were occasionally confusing, but it all became clear by the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristi | 6/23/2011

    " I couldn't relate to the main character. Did enjoy the suspense and the unique raw dialogue. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 9/14/2010

    " Good mystery, mostly because of the unusual character (female Cuban cop) and setting (US/Mex border, ski resort), "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jacque | 6/15/2010

    " I had a difficult time getting through this book. The premise was intriguing and I really wanted to like it, but it was disturbing and violent. I was unable to make any emotional connection to the main character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 6/15/2010

    " I won this on first reads.

    This book shows that a daughter's love and the clues can solve a murder over time, distance and culture as well as laws. I found this to be a good read. The distance she went to solve her father's murder was interesting. How she got there was also. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Oliver | 5/7/2010

    " Not as good as the Michael Forsyth books, but still worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 4/30/2010

    " A suspenseful book with many unexpected twists and turns. A Cuban woman travels to Colorado to avenge the death of her father by a hit-and-run driver near a posh ski town. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra aka Sleo | 1/3/2010

    " An okay mystery/suspense. Learned somethings about Cuba "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 11/5/2009

    " ok. interesting plot. well developed but i made no emotional connection to any of the characters. "

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