• A Fool's Journey

  • A Marketville Mystery
  • By: Judy Penz Sheluk
  • Narrated by: Karen Satter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In March 2000, 20-year-old Brandon Colbeck left home to find himself on a self-proclaimed “fool’s journey.” No one — not friends or family — have seen or heard from him since, until a phone call from a man claiming to be Brandon brings the case back to the forefront. Calamity (Callie) Barnstable and her team at Past & Present Investigations have been hired to find out what happened to Brandon and where he might be. 

As Callie follows a trail of buried secrets and decades-old deceptions, only one thing is certain: Whatever the outcome, there is no such thing as closure.

©2019 Judy Penz Sheluk (P)2020 Judy Penz Sheluk

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A Fool's Journey

This was a very good book.Calamity is in for another inheritance,and another mystery.Through twists and turns we see one family and their dysfuntion along with the sadness it brings. Karen Satter was a fine narrator.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Callie figures it out again!

Callie is roped into another investigation as part of an agreement in her late grandmothers estate. She and her friends at Past and Present investigate the disappearance of a young man from over a decade ago. She comes across many loose ends and several new mysteries arise to which she begins her own side investigation. I really enjoy this series, they are unique and clever mysteries that keep you guessing. The only criticism I have is that there is a new narrator for every book. It would be nice if they would just stick with one as a narrator is what brings the story and characters to life. This narrator was good, but I did prefer the previous books narrator better. Overall will listen again and continue with the series. I received a free review copy of this book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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A good listen.

I enjoyed this book a lot. Along with a good story, it sheds light on missing adults and how they fall through the cracks in the justice system. The history of Tarot was an added bonus that I enjoyed as well.

I was given a free download of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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INTERESTING

Well written, interesting mystery. The characters are well written, the plot is interesting as well as entertaining. The subject matter is very heart touching and well played out. also uses realistic facts and internet references to help aid with the plot. The use of a Canadian accent from the narrator was great.
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Suspenseful!

Well-written. Twists and turns held my attention throughout.

Karen Satter did a great job narrating and bringing the characters to life.

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Very Entertaining

A Fool's Journey is a well written an interesting mystery. The characters are well developed and the plot is intriguing and entertaining. Although the subject matter is serious and sad, Judy Penz Sheluk manages to maintain a respectful tone without being too maudlin. I strongly recommend this book to mystery lovers.

I received this book for free in exchange for an unbiased review.

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A well-written blend of fact & fiction

A Fool’s Journey (Marketville Mystery #3), my fourth enjoyable mystery read from author Judy Penz Sheluk. Well-written read with interesting characters. 7-hours 4-minutes of enjoyment. No spoilers here, buy the book, read & review the book. I was given an Audible copy of this after reading & reviewing the first 2 books in her Marketville Mystery series. Now I'm voluntarily reading & reviewing this. Karen Satter’s narration adds to the book's enjoyment. I look forward to reading more from this author. (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).

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Missing

The third Marketville Mystery book and the third that I have listened to explores the dynamics of a dysfunctional family. As a requirement of her Grandmother's will, Callie asked to look into the disappearance of Brandon, grandson of her great-grandmother's friend at the nursing home. Brandon left home as a young man and had not been heard from in over 20 years. As usual I enjoyed all the characters and found the story interesting. Again the narration was excellent. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Gone but Not Forgotten

As a requirement of her Grandmother's will, Callie takes on a missing person's case that takes her from Barrie to Toronto uncovering family secrets in unexpected cases.
Well written and as impeccably researched as all of Judy Penz Sheluk's books, this one is a roller coaster ride that explores the dynamics of dysfunctional families and the heartbreak of not knowing what ever happened to a missing family member.
A cozy mystery that's not quite so cozy, this was a thoroughly enjoyable read, compassionately and expertly read by Karen Satter.

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Enjoyable Mystery Series

I received this book for free. I am voluntarily posting this review and any opinions expressed herein are my own.

This is the third book in the Marketville Mystery series. It is a standalone book and has no cliffhanger ending. If you were to start with this book in the series, I believe you would not be lost or in any way inhibited in understanding the characters or their motivations. There are several references to events in prior books but the author provides a quick summary and overall, these prior events do not impact the current actions. Although, I would recommend any of the other books in the series.

I really enjoy the way the author writes from the first person POV of the main character Callie. Callie is a very likeable and relatable main character. The mystery is a missing person's case of a young man who walked away from his family and now, many years later, may have contacted his grandmother. What I really enjoy about this mysteries series is that from each mystery, you learn something new. This one delved into a bit of Tarot and into tattoos. I find the manner in which Callie and her friends investigate the mysteries to be very interesting, although I wish that Misty had been featured a bit more prominently as she is the Tarot card expert. Overall, a very enjoyable mystery series.

The narrator, Karen Satter, has a Canadian accent - which is appropriate as this occurs in Canada. However, I found her to be very dry and somewhat detached from the warmth of Callie's character. While she did a good job - comparing her to the previous narrator in this series, Claira Jordyn, who oozed warmth and sincerity, I found Ms. Satter to be a bit lacking.

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  • Tracy Tucker
  • 09-16-21

Hooked me from the start

I think that through these stories I'm getting to know and love Calamity and I just hope the series never ends.
A powerful story, as usual very well written, with unexpected twists that you just don't see coming.
The narrator is just right for the story too, and the combination make for a really great listen.
Very glad to recommend this book.

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  • Amanda B.
  • 05-31-21

A Fools Journey

A good story and I loved learning about Tarot. disappointed with the narration this time.

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  • John Marsden
  • 01-17-21

Another good mystery.

The third story in this very enjoyable series, although it can be read a a stand alone i would recommend reading the first 2 books before this one. again the subject has been well researched and put together, I hope there will be more to come in the Marketville series. Well and clearly narrated, Would recommend. I was given this book free of charge and have provided this review honestly and voluntarily.

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  • Christy D
  • 08-18-20

A Fool's Journey

I think this may be the best book yet in this series. I love how the team is finding their groove and really working together. Brandon has been missing since he was 20, until his grandmother gets a call. But is the call form someone real or a scammer of the the elderly. Callie is great at finding old clues and getting information the cops overlooked. I love that the author intertwines more that one case into this too. The story is entertaining and fun. Great job on the narration, it really brings the story to life. Thanks Audio-book boom for the recommendation.

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  • Debbie McLean
  • 07-25-20

fantastic

wow what a really amazing audio audiobook, I really did enjoy it and look forward to hearing more xxxxx