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The Shelby Nichols Adventures protagonist is delightful and adorable. The series has just the right mixture of suspense and humor. Since being shot in the head by a bank robber one year ago Shelby can read minds. A homemaker with 12 and 14 year old children and a lawyer husband before she could read minds, Shelby now does private investigator work as part of her newly formed company Shelby Nichols Consulting. Her main customers are the local police department and a mob boss she calls Uncle Joey. She and Ramos who is Uncle Joey's enforcer and hit man have become rather close because he has saved her life on several occasions.
Devious Minds has two parts the first of which has Shelby helping her lawyer husband defend a woman accused of murdering her husband. Special agent Blake Beauchaine then invites Shelby to join him in Paris to help out on a case. The situation in Paris is interesting, exciting, and potentially deadly. Most people who know Shelby believe she has premonitions. In Paris the number who know she can read minds increases from 5 to 6.
This is Volume 8 in the 10 volume (so far) Shelby Nichols Adventures. Ive been binge listening to the series in order or 2 weeks while listening to other novels to make this series last as long as possible. The writing and story telling by author Colleen Helme is great and narration by Wendy Tremont King is just as good.
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Another awesome heart racing Shelby adventure with lots of close calls!
Shelby heads to Paris with special agent, Blake, but she is unaware on how much trouble she will find herself in. However, once she is captured by a terrorist group, who is lead by the notorious "Cipher," she quickly realizes she's in serious danger, and doesn't know if she will get out of it this time. Almost everyone speaks and "thinks" in French, so her "mind-reading" skills are put to the test.
Cipher who is very clever, has never been seen by anyone, and hides within this terrorist group, even the co-terrorist do not know he's the leader. While Shelby is being held by these terrorist, she is able to listen to the thoughts of Cipher, and learns his true identity and his plans to blow up a political target.
Thanks to Uncle Joey sending Ramos to Paris to look after Shelby, she is rescued in the nick of time before the terrorist can harm her. Shelby, Ramos, and a French investigator set out to capture Cipher and put an end to his evil plans. They are able to deflect several of Cipher's attempts, and Cipher begins to wonder how Shelby is evolved and really wants her out of the picture
This was another edge of your seat story, with the typical humor you come to expect form Shelby.
Wendy Tremont King's performance as usual is awesome, and I really enjoyed her voice for the inspector.
Another five star adventure. "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast dot com."
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What did you like most about Devious Minds?
Shelby Nichols is a brilliant main character. She's got a gift that I think some people would want but I guess we could all see the downside of as well. For a person with such incredibly bad luck she is very likable in all ways. Also a great story to help her shine! I loved that Shelby had some difficulties in using her mind reading because of the language barrier and that the author didn't decide that she would miraculously develop the ability to understand French, after all I think in English so everyone must construct thoughts in their native tongue or dominant language?
What other book might you compare Devious Minds to, and why?
I don't like to compare in case you don't like the books that I compare this too. It's a great mystery, crime solving based book with good characters and an interesting story!!
Which character – as performed by Wendy Tremont King – was your favourite?
Really good narration. A nice voice that propels the story along nicely and really makes Shelby interesting. The male characters are equally well done.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes. It's a really great book
Any additional comments?
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.