• Only the Good

  • A Jack Hart Mystery, Book 3
  • By: Rosemary Reeve
  • Narrated by: Noah DeBiase
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (84 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In Only the Good, Jack is cleaning up the mess his long-lost father left behind. As he juggles his dad’s polluting Bellingham paper mill, his grand, empty house on Orcas Island, and his other family, who may not be what they seem, Jack begins to suspect that his father may still be alive. And he may want Jack dead.

Only the Good is the third in Rosemary Reeve's popular legal mystery series about Seattle attorney Jack Hart.

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Great Series!

This is the third book in the Jack Hart series by Rosemary Reeve. This book can easily be listened to as a stand alone however I would suggest listening to the series in order for continuity of character and relationship development.
This book begins with the murder of Jack’s father who he hasn’t seen in over twenty years. He finds out by accident that his father had another family with four daughters. He also learns that he’s inherited quite a bit of money. This makes him suspect number one. Then the bodies start to pile up and two attempts are made on Jack’s life. With each new murder comes a new suspect with a logical motive. With all the red herrings I was kept guessing right to the end.
Noah DeBiase does an outstanding job narrating.
This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.
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My favorite so far...

This is the second audio version of Rosemary Reeve’s novels featuring Jack Hart that I’ve been gifted to listen and review. I have been hooked on the series from the beginning of the print version. I’m so impressed with the difference between my own voice in my own head reading this book and the voice of Noah DiBiase. I much prefer Noah’s skill at making the characters feel and express what Rosemary Reeves so artfully puts on paper. I felt like I was listening to a brand new book. I cannot wait for the next one!!! Part of the charm of this particular story is that it is set in my own home. Thanks to Rosemary’s research, all the names of places I frequent and the neighborhoods I inhabit were portrayed perfectly.
Full disclosure: I had just finished listening to The Dutch House narrated by Tom Hanks and I much preferred listening to Only the Good! But you’ll have to make your own comparison.

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Fantastic! Can’t wait for the next!!

I love this series. Rosemary Reeve is a very talented author. Of the first three books in this series available on Audible, Only the Good, is by far my favorite. The main characters are well flesh, likable, and relatable. She’s able to pull on your emotions and heart string like a master. I’m sad this book is over and will listen to the next book as soon as it comes out, I’m just hoping that’s not to far away.

I admit I’m kind of a narration snob. While I found Noah debiase’s performance adequate in the first two books to continue the series, I did not really enjoy him as a narrator. The writing was good enough that he never ruined the book for me, but I’ve also never wanted to explore his other works.I found some of his inflections, specifically the one he uses to express humor and wit, sounded far to smirky for some reason and it was a big turn-off. By the conclusion of this book I have completely changed my mind. His gift of portraying emotion, especially in the end, has won me over.

I highly recommend this series and strongly suggest reading them in order.

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Love this series

I love this series! This is book 3 and Rosemary Reeve has done it again. I love how Jack, Harmony and the crew come to life. I love all the twists and turns the story takes. Just as you think oh I see that's what happened you find out no that's not right at all. I can't wait for book 4 in this great series. Noah DeBaise is the narrator for this series and he is Jack Hart for me. Great job.
I was gifted this audiobook with the understanding that I would leave and honest review.

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I didn't want it to end

This was an incredible listen!! I didn't even realize it was nearly 12 hours long. I loved every single minute!

Jack Hart and his Harmony are such a sweet couple. Along with friends Anthony and Mark, Jack faces the death of his father and the mystery of how his mother died. Through masterful storytelling, we are taken on a journey of near-misses, constant danger, and family dynamics that even the Carrington's wouldn't believe.

This is the third book in the series but I think it's my favorite! And the narration was just as superb as the writing!!



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Thriller?

The first 2 books were great, but this one seemed to be more of a family drama than a murder mystery. 80% drama/15% mystery/5% thriller.

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Excellent book

I live the Jack Hart stories. This one did not disappoint. I loved all the twists and turns. The narrator was excellent!

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Only the Good

I loved listening to thisaudiobook so much, I went and got the fourth book in amazon.
I loved this authors style of writing. Now this book is not the type I would have picked up but I liked the blurb and thought I would give it a go. And I am so glad that I did.
We don't really get into the mystery until a few chapters down but it was intriguing at the beginning, since it was about Jack and his past. This book is full of twist and turns and suspense.
I loved Jacks character so much and there were times I wanted to hug him. The book was not just about a mystery that had to be solved but it delves deep into the human mind and the things we are willing to do. It made me stop and think, What would I have done.
This showed how talented the author is when it comes to telling a story and the narrator suited the book which is important in my opinion. You get the wrong narrator and the book does not sound as good.
He was not perfect since at the beginning he did pause at odd times but once the story progressed he got better.
I loved how he did the sarcasm, it came out natural which made it more funny. I am glad he did not exaggerate their emotions.
I loved this book so much and would highly recommend it. I just hope we get more of Jack after book four.
There was no profanity that I could remember with mild violence and no sexual content.

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Outstanding

This is the best book in the series so far. As with the previous books in this series, it's a light mystery, strong in plot and pacing with likable, compelling characters. And Noah DeBiase again delivers an outstanding performance.

NOTE: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Very disappointing ... !!

A 12 hour book that would have been much better at 6-7 hours ... lotsa of silly inane "filler" that made this dull, slow & very difficult to enjoy ... including the author's inexplicable insistence on spending time on a dog named Betsy ?????

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  • Judith
  • 02-04-20

Excellent series

I tried this series on a whim, and so glad that I did. I have listened to all three in quick succession. The plots are satisfyingly complex combined with a human back story. Just when you think you have sorted out the plot another twist then another arrives. All are addressed well by the end.

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  • Helen
  • 04-15-20

Wonderful book

I Enjoyed this audio book very much
Hopefully they will be more audio books
Must read on your list

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  • Jacky
  • 04-07-20

This author thinks her audience are stupid.

I really enjoy books that are about the same characters and that you can get to know and understand. That was the previous books about Jack Hart. Where did the new father come from - in book 2 it was a nasty drug dealing man called 'Rich Pantera who had absolutely no time for his son' and now we have the tragic figure of another 'Jack Hart who really loved his son' Rosemary Reeve is insulting her audience if she thinks we cannot follow from one book to another - what does she want us to do? Forget the past books. I found the story so messed about because of this that had I not been so absorbed in the painting I was doing I would not have continued to listen to the book. I won't bother to listen to any others now. It is a pity as I like the characters and the reading by Noah Debaise. Don't read this book if you have read or listened to the previous two books you will be confused and disappointed.