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CJ Washburn, P.I. Bundle: Books 1-4

By: James Paddock
Narrated by: Josiah John Bildner
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Deserving of Death

Women’s bodies keep turning up, and CJ becomes a person of interest, then the prime suspect, the subject of a manhunt from the Idaho panhandle to Southern Arizona. Bodies continue to drop around him until his deepest fear is pushed upon him and his investigative skills are challenged at the highest level.

Sailing into Death

Find Douglas no matter what, CJ is told. It’s off to Florida where he finds him dead. With the FBI, HLS, Interpol, and who knows who else involved, can CJ and Stella figure out who killed Douglas and what it all has to do with his being born in the middle of the Battle of the Bogside in Derry, Northern Ireland, in 1969? 

Angel of Death

Did Jesper Monnier die at his own hand or was it the young man who the twins hustled on the pool table in Atlantic City, or a jealous boyfriend, or a disgruntled employee of the huge superyacht? Or was it someone else altogether? Are CJ and Stella, now P.I. partners, actually going to get married

Never Surrender to Death

CJ and Stella are on their honeymoon in New Zealand when they find themselves embroiled in the search for a murderer of children. From Auckland and Papatoetoe to National Park on North Island, across Cook Strait to South Island and on down to Christchurch, they pursue both the killer and their honeymoon.

©2013, 2015, 2017 James Paddock (P)2018 James Paddock

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A True Bargain

Paddock entertains without resorting to bloody-gore, X-rated sex scenes or Vulgarity,,, suitable for family listening.(teens and older)

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Great stories, much better than most

These books are well written. Great characters, intriguing and surprisingly complicated stories.
This series is some of the best detective/suspense I've read. I hope more books are added to the series.

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Okay, though a bit predictable

You get what you pay for here for hours of some okay entertainment. The two main characters were a bit cheesy and predictable. The best characters appears briefly. The author seemed to write for a generic audience, but in making his characters a little dimwitted at times came across like assuming the read couldn't figure out what was going on...give cyour readers more credit. Some overused phrases and situations appeared, but there was enough momentum that at least it kept me interested.

The narrator might have taken away from the text. He had to create voices for many characters with tons of dialects, which sometimes led to a southern American sounding like a mix between another Irish character, or a New Zealand character sounding Welsh. The French characters kept pronouncing an "H" like Americans. Very distracting. Some words were pronounced a couple different ways in different areas of the books. The audio quality changed several times and I could hear him bumping the microphone and moving paper. The emphasis on some phrases was so strange sometimes that I would laugh. A dialect coach would be helpful next time. He tried hard and had some really good voices and energy, but I don't think that I could listen to another book read by him.

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The narrator severely struggles with accents which is difficult to listen to. The books were quite a good listen but if the writer uses accents like Irish and New Zealand which almost sounded the same as each other, then perhaps another narrator would work better.

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Detectives with Heart

Absolutely loved it! I was not ready for this to end. Will be checking for more.

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Loved them all

I love how each tie together yet were in different places and with different characters. Especially 4 being in New Zealand. Quite different. The narrator did a great job differentiating the characters making it easy to follow.

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incompetent investigator gets lucky again

the lead investigator is a written as a moron who gets lucky repeatedly. supposed to be a former cop but has to be told by his girlfriend to put on gloves. he is no Black. no real humor and then stories are boring..

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Don’t bother

I suffered through the first book in hopes that things would improve, but they didn’t. This guy makes every stupid decision imaginable multiple times which becomes boring and way too predictable.

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Lame

The 1st book in this series was great, was looking forward to the others, however, as each book went by, they got worse. Hard to stay focused. By the last 1 I had to force myself to keep listening. Stories got more lame each time. The main characters became almost worthless. Book 4, Stella became a whiny, bossy nag and CJ became her puppet and pansy! Not at all like the toughness in the 1st book.
Was going to read Parker Dupont's series next but not sure I want to spend the money.

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Private Investigators' lives and cases

This is an excellent Private Investigator audible series. The narration is very good and I love the writing. The stories have great characters, mysteries, twists, and romance without the steam which is always a plus with me. I really enjoyed all 4 books.

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  • H.C. Richardson
  • 01-19-19

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Great offer of four books. Narrater has a great voice but his Irish and New Zealand accents are dire.

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  • DAH Carter
  • 03-25-22

good story shame about the accents

Narration was very poor, especially the supposed Irish and New Zealand accents - dreadful! Storyline and characterization good and plot okay.

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  • John Marsden
  • 04-22-21

Brilliant Bundle.

This is a brilliant collection of stories about CJ Washburn, private investigator, The stories are fast paced and compulsive listening for me at least. I couldn't stop reading them once started. It was great to see Parker Dupont making an appearance in the series too before becoming a P.I himself in another series. Josiah John Bildner is a brilliant narrator, just the voice for this kind of book, very impressive editing once again with the antmospheric effects for phone calls which i really like. Highly reccomended listening. Well worth 5 stars for each book in the bundle.
I was given this book by the author and leavie this voluntary review. ***** x 4!

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  • Traveller
  • 07-13-20

Worst Irish accent ever!

On book 2 and whilst the story is ok, the attempt at an Irish accent is shocking! Sounds more like a cockney!

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  • 11-03-19

Good story

I enjoyed the story however , was really disappointed by the narrator's attempts at pronouncing NZ place names. Would have been okay for the visitors to say names so badly but the locals, not at all, a little research would have helped. The NZ accents were diabolical and made them seem like a cross between pirates and idiots. As a Brit living in NZ I found this untenable. If you can't do accents don't!!

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