Trial By Fire (Abridged): A Novel of Suspense Audiobook, by J. A. Jance Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: J. A. Jance Narrator: Karen Ziemba Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Audio Length: Series:The Ali Reynolds Series Release Date: December 2009 Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780743597418

Publisher Description

New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance’s sleuth Ali Reynolds is back for another thrilling adventure as she strives to grant a dying woman’s last request—to find the people who nearly killed her.

Ali Reynolds is back in the thick of it in the latest adventure in the New York Times bestselling suspense series. Taking on a media relations position with the Yavapai County Police Department, Ali puts her reporting (and crime solving) skills to good use—and her first time out on the job, it’s trial by fire...

When a subdivision-in-the-making goes up in flames, everyone hopes that the unfinished, unoccupied homes will yield no victims. But one woman is found barely alive and burned beyond recognition. She is taken to the ER, where for months she lies in a medically induced coma, unclaimed and unidentified. When she finally emerges from her coma, the life she awakens to is bleak and lonely. Badly disfigured and with no clue as to who she is or where she came from, she is brought to the nuns at a Sisters of Providence Convent.

At the convent, she is nursed and cared for. But before she can begin her painful and difficult recovery, Jane Doe is diagnosed with a hopeless and swift-moving cancer. Now with sudden desperation, there are two things she must find out. Ali Reynolds is called upon to grant this dying woman’s final wishes—to find the people who saved her life, and the people who tried to kill her.

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  • “Jance delivers a devilish page-turner.” 

    - People
  • “Compelling…satisfying.” 

    - USA Today 
  • “Fast pacing, surprising plot twists, and a strong, principled heroine make for a satisfying read.”

    - Booklist

Awards

  • A New York Times bestseller

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This is a good book and good series. "

    - Lori, 2/19/2014
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " For a suspense novel this was relatively slow paced. The last 1/4 of the book was more active. Not a very believable plot line. 3- "

    - Mary, 2/4/2014
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " enjoyable, had not read jance's newer character ali reynolds. easy to read, read on treadmill and while waiting for a client in doc's office. will read more of this series. loved the tech savvy nun! "

    - Barb, 2/2/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I like these J. A. Jance books. This is my first Ali Reynolds book, although it appears to be the 5th in the series. I will have to keep an eye out for the earlier ones. In this book Ali Reynolds is hired on a "temporary" basis as the media relations officer for the local police force. Her path soon crosses with Sister Anselm who is acting as the patient advocate for a badly burned unidentified female. We also see the world from the burn victims perspective, which makes the story even more engrossing. "

    - Donna, 1/30/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Love Jance but wasn't too sure about this series. No more doubts--I think she hit this one out of the park. "

    - Judy, 1/30/2014
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " J.A. Jance is an excellent writer. I don't enjoy her Ali Reynolds or Joanna Brady novels as much as the J.P. Beaumont ones, but she always creates great suspense with characters that readers come to know and care about. Trial by Fire kept me wondering and theorizing until the end. "

    - Joan, 1/24/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great female protagonist in a fast moving mystery. Interesting side stories and characters. Hard to put down quick read. From a Seattle author I enjoy. "

    - Teri, 1/20/2014
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Another good Jance book, although I was a little disappointed at the end to see that they are sending Ali to the Police Academy. I think this series is going to be a little too Joanna Brady, and I liked the differences. "

    - Julie, 1/15/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I liked the book. I found it interesting, easy to read,was able to "get into the story." I paln to find more of this author's books to read I like the way she writes. "

    - Larry, 1/7/2014
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Quick pacing and good use of the Arizona landscape, as I have come to expect from Ms. Jance. An enjoyable enough read that I plan to go back and read the earlier books in the series. "

    - Bonnie, 12/24/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I was about halfway through this book before I realized I'd read this one before. That tells you everything you need or know about how memorable it is. I enjoy Jance's books for sheer mindless bubblegum, and it fits the bill. "

    - Widdershins, 12/10/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Fast paced, good reading, thoroughly enjoyable. "

    - Leona, 12/7/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Several people, who don't seem to have anything in common, are being stalked. "

    - Vicky, 12/7/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I always enjoy JA Jance's books. This is her third series, and like the others, you feel like you are a character in the book looking on. "

    - Norma, 12/4/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good, lighter reading. Fast read. Not to complicated. "

    - Sheryl, 9/2/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I enjoy this series. Light reading, Good mystery. Author likes strong women. "

    - Barbara, 8/20/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " JA Jance never dissappoints. She and Janice Ian did an interview together at the Book Festival. It was a hoot. They are good friends but polar opposites. "

    - Edie, 8/1/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It started slowly but picked up nicely! "

    - Susan, 3/28/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I hadn't read any of this series, but I enjoyed this one. I may go back and catch up on the first ones in the series. Nothing original, but I like Jance's people. "

    - Margaret, 1/8/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " QV recommended this--I've not read the previous books in the series--enjoyed it! "

    - Patricia, 11/18/2012
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Another great mystery by J.A. Jance. This is an Ali Reynolds mystery - the Sedona series. "

    - Martha, 9/8/2012
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This is a great JA Jance book. Loved it "

    - Jeanine, 8/10/2012
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I like her stories and I love Ali Reynolds. "

    - Stonna, 4/1/2012
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Great book, enjoyed it very much and would recommend it. "

    - Marlys, 3/28/2012
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The best of the Ali reynolds books to date. Jance is finally putting a personality to her lead character. "

    - Bill, 1/5/2012
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Very quick fun read. Read in less than 24 hours. "

    - Lisa, 6/24/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This was a fun, quick read. "

    - Cam, 6/13/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This series keeps getting better. Ali is doing media relations for the police when she is sucked into a case where a woman is left to burn in a house fire. She has come a long way from a TV anchor. "

    - Jo, 4/27/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I liked this book and I like the Ali Reynolds series, but, right now I'm reading books that don't require a lot of brain power, and this is one of them. My suggestion would be to read this series from the beginning, so the set up on Ali's character doesn't seem so contrived . . . "

    - Amy, 4/26/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Pretty good story. I read one of the earlier ones and did not realize it was a series. "

    - Deby, 4/22/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Typical Jance mystery/police procedural. I enjoyed it. "

    - Lee, 4/11/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Getting to like this series by Jance better than the the JoAnna Brady ones. Characterization good. Woman found in burning building, initially no reason could be found for the arson. Involvement with Sister Anselm an interesting addition. "

    - Shirley, 4/3/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Good book...I think this is an author I could get hooked on. Plenty of mystery, intrigue and edge of your seat, page turning events. "

    - Crystal, 3/26/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Great book. First time I have read an Ali Reynolds book. It took me a while to get hooked - then I had to finish the book. "

    - Karl, 3/26/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " So far, this book is hard to put down. "

    - Darlene, 2/25/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good, lighter reading. Fast read. Not to complicated. "

    - Sheryl, 2/11/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great female protagonist in a fast moving mystery. Interesting side stories and characters. Hard to put down quick read. From a Seattle author I enjoy. "

    - Teri, 2/1/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Quick pacing and good use of the Arizona landscape, as I have come to expect from Ms. Jance. An enjoyable enough read that I plan to go back and read the earlier books in the series. "

    - Bonnie, 1/25/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I have read most of J.A. Jance and I am a fan. Her mysteries are always interesting and a fast read and this Ali Reynolds tale is no different. "

    - Mary, 1/21/2011

About the Author

J. A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the Ali Reynolds series, the J. P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, and a number of novels featuring the Walker family. Before becoming an author, she worked as a librarian and teacher on a Native American reservation.

About the Narrator

Karen Ziemba is an Earphones Award-winning narrator and a Tony Award-winning actor, singer, and dancer. In 2000 she received the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress, along with the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards, starring in Susan Stroman and John Weidman’s hit musical Contact. She also starred as “Roxie Hart” in Chicago and “Rita Racine” in Steel Pier, for which she received her first Tony award nomination as well as Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations. She is also active on tours to American cities and has made appearances in television series dramas.