• Private Ivy

  • The Legacy Series
  • By: Steven Cortinas
  • Narrated by: Katie Fuleki
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Private Ivy

By: Steven Cortinas
Narrated by: Katie Fuleki
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Publisher's Summary

Rated five stars by Readers' Favorite and winner of the 2022 Audiobook Reviewers Choice Award, the first adventure of Private Ivy takes us back to 1939, and a girl named Ivy Virtue. Her father is an ex-cop, and her mother is the first Puerto Rican woman to be a successful private detective.

When that mother is stricken with terminal cancer, and that father becomes an alcoholic, Ivy throws herself headfirst into a series of bizarre and lethal cases that push every one of her limits. Before her first case is said and done, the girl they call Private Ivy will also be known as something else: legend.

Twelve actors, sound effects, and a full musical score bring this ground-breaking audiobook to life. 

©2018 Steven Cortinas (P)2021 Steven Cortinas

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Not your typical audiobook! Such fun!!!

Well, this audiobook is unique! It sounds like a movie with the music, sound effects, and multiple actors! All of those elements made it really special to listen to. The voice actors were great, and the pacing was absolutely perfect. The story itself will keep your attention, and the lead actor's voice is so good that you'll want to keep hearing more about her and her story. Looking forward to more from this writer!

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Best Audiobook Ever!!

Forget anything you know about audiobooks: Private Ivy breaks breaks all the rules... in the best way possible! Your ears will thank you! I've never experienced a book like this. I'm an avid reader and I travel a lot, so audiobooks are a go to for my road trips... and when I started listening to Private Ivy, I knew I was in for something complete different.
The narrator, cast and musical score (yes, I said musical score) were unlike anything I've listened to. The storyline was fun and developed, and the characters were deep and evolving.
I'm very excited to read the rest of this series by Steven Cortinas. It's part comic book with villains and super heroes, it's part suspense with a who done it feel, and all around it feels like you're watching a movie with your eyes closed ; unless you're driving, keep your eyes on the road! I like that it doesn't lend itself to one genre. Like I said, Private Ivy breaks all the rules!

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Private Ivy - Captivating - A Must Listen!

Private Ivy is a captivating story about a young female detective. Its first person narrative allows the listener to truly become immersed jn the storyline and character journey. Private Ivy delivers a cinematic score, sound effects, and a unique slew of diverse actors that bring even the smallest characters to life. This audio book really brings everything to the table.

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Compelling all around

Private Ivy is an amazing adventure that will take you on a wild ride. The production value is top notch with a colorful cast of characters that take you on the journey of a lifetime. If you seek action, adventure, mystery and suspense I highly recommend, “Private Ivy,” as the author manages to roll all of these great qualities into one awesome book. Can’t wait to check out the rest of the series by author Steven Cortinas.

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FANTASTIC STORYTELLING!!!

Wow, this audiobook was insane. The music, sound fx, great actors (the characters were so well developed by writer and performer alike!) and TONS of action. It's a feast for your ears! Good thing another is on its way because my ears are hungry for more!

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An awesome, action packed, adventure

I’ve never experience an audio book like this one. The writing is top notch, so engaging and fun you are completely thrown into the world of “Ivy” and the Legacy Universe from the get go. The actors embody each of the characters so well that I felt I was watching the movie version. The score is excellent and authentic to the era this book is set in. “Private Ivy” is definitely not for the faint of heart it packs a punch and takes you on twists and turns you would never expect.

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Captivating!

This is very captivating. You won’t be able to stop listening! An experience unlike other audiobooks.

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Spectacular story with a real life audio design!

I found myself captivated by the characters and overall narrative in general. I’ve never experienced such an immersive audio design while listening to an audio book. Sound effects, music, narration, character voices, this was an action packed crime story that really does hold you interest.

There was a moment in private ivy that I felt robbed of a story moment! However, thanks to the brilliance of the structure we late revisit that moment and I got my closure. It really is great and I like that we really get a sense of our main character. Even though she is young she is well beyond her years and relatable. The writer really allows you the reader to see the world through her eyes which I fully appreciated. I definitely recommend!!!

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Action and Entertaining - a Great Listen

I loved this book! The typical superhero genre better watch out because there are new superheroes in the house! The story flowed smoothly, had rich characters, and the plot twists were excellent. If you enjoy private eye mysteries, this is a great listen! Love the backstory and humor. There were no issues with the quality or production of this audiobook, it was well done. This Audiobook was provided free of charge by the author, narrator, and/or publisher in exchange for a non-bias, honest review.