• Someone Always Knows

  • The Sharon McCone Mysteries, Book 34
  • By: Marcia Muller
  • Narrated by: Laura Hicks
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (95 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Missing bearer bonds, a family tragedy, arson, and murder - it's all in a day's work for Sharon McCone in the new series installment from best-selling author Marcia Muller.

Settled in to their new home after they lost their house in a fire, and fully established in their new shared offices, private investigator Sharon McCone and her business partner husband, Hy, are finally starting to feel comfortable. That calm is shattered when Hy's former colleague, Gage Renshaw - a shady troublemaker whom they presumed dead - reappears, and it's unclear what he wants from his prosperous former associate.

Meanwhile Sharon has a new client with a desire to get rid of the derelict house that's disturbing the local homeowners' association. However, the abandoned house holds its share of secrets, and soon Sharon is contending with more than a simple eyesore as she searches for the individual who is obsessed with destroying her life.

©2016 Marcia Muller (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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no need for meanness

I read alot of books, I enjoy a good mystery. So when political meanness becomes part of the book I'm out.

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Good book, good narrator

I've read all of Marcia Muller's books over the years. I had no problem with the narrator as other reviewers seemed to have. She spoke clearly, narrated the men's voice mostly well (as well as any woman could). I liked the story. The only problem I had is that she brought her political views into the book. I don't think authors should do that. Sure, it's their book, their story. But to keep all the readers, the story should be apolitical, unless that's what the book's about. That's not what this book is about.

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Overall a good story

Like all of Muller's stories, this one is well-crafted. Some parts are a little hand-wavy (e.g., the details of past exploits that explain the bad guy's motivation), but the plot moves quickly enough that you don't really mind. The narration was excellent, and there were a lot of characters to keep track of. The one exception is the Spanish. When McCone travels to Mexico, she converses with some characters in Spanish, and a point is made that her facility in Spanish, together with her looks, help to put the Mexican characters at ease. Unfortunately, the narrator really butchered the pronunciation of the Spanish.

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Narration ruins Sharon McCone

The narrator has obviously never read one of the Sharon McCone mysteries. She presents this favorite character as a whiny, WHINY middle-aged do-nothing. This is a sharp contrast to the character series readers have come to know. Someone listening to this book wouldn't be likely to seek out other, earlier books. Granted, Ms. Muller is to blame for a lazier plot than some others, but the narration really kills it!

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Great story terrible narration

Would you consider the audio edition of Someone Always Knows to be better than the print version?

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What didn’t you like about Laura Hicks’s performance?

She sounds like she is just learning to read.

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disappointed...

Did Marcia just get tired? I will admit that I dozed off while my sister was driving; and she confessed that she did the same.