• Death in Pacific Heights

  • Paladino and Lang Series, Book 1
  • By: Ronald Tierney
  • Narrated by: Katherine Fenton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (481 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From the creator of Deets Shanahan - Carly Paladino, a newly established PI, has a case: The death of the daughter of an old and moneyed Pacific Heights family. A mysterious young man is arrested for the murder, but Carly suspects the real murderer is inside the Hanover mansion. Meanwhile, streetwise private eye Noah Lang gets involved, but he struggles with the consequences of his last assignment. Can he put this behind him and come up with a solution to murder?

©2008 Ronald Tierney (P)2014 Audible Ltd

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enjoyed

This book is in the Plus catalog -- I really enjoyed it. The narrator was good and so was the story. Worth a listen . I think I will get the next time

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Bad ending

There is no way that a nearly 11 hour listen should have such a vague ending. Even if this book is a series, there needs to be a pay off with that much time invested. C'mon!!

The mystery was good enough. You know the guy they arrested was not the guy. The suits just had to figure it out. I loved the two PI's coming together and can see their energy working for future stories. None of that forgives that horrible, not-even-close-to-making-sense, ending. UGH!!

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SF

Did not like the ending.
the story rambled
I liked that the story took place in San Francisco noting a lot of places in The City

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Mispronunciations Ruined it for me

So many words were mispronounced that I could barely follow the story line. Too bad!

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The narrator has a stuffy nose.

No, your phone doesn't arouse you. It rouses you. Your basic PI story. Couldn't make it through.

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Nasal narration

Ok story -would by particularly recommend
Narrator sounded like she had a cold
Only one interesting character -Pan

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Surprise ending

Story moves rather slow. The reader often makes an audible sound of inhaling air in between sentences. That’s very annoying to me. The word “sad“ is used way too often. Overall, it’s a good murder mystery

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good story just long kinda drawn out more then it needed to be. but ok

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Nice try, but disappointing.

The story had potential, but the dialogue seemed contrived and a bit corny. The reader tried hard to do different voices between characters, however her range was limited. It might have been better read by a male reader. The Lange character was not believable in terms of his casual approach to taking on the Russian mafia. The ending was particularly disappointing, abrupt, implausible and vague as to what actually motivated the girl’s murder. The implication was that the step father’s illicit relationship with the girl led to the murder, but the writer didn’t fully close the loop on this. Clearly, Ronald Tierney is no Steve Cavanagh.

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Better than most…but

What is up with ALL THE FOOD?! Honestly its distracting and a little annoying. Is this a foodie book?? Its ok once in a while..but all the menu descriptions?