Never Say Spy

  • by Diane Henders
  • Narrated by Michelle Armeneau
  • 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

…If a kickass middle-aged bookkeeper got sucked into a spy's life…
Despite her penchant for weapons and ripe language, Aydan Kelly's resumé reads 'bookkeeper', not 'badass'. She's leaving the city to fulfill her dream of rural tranquility when she gets carjacked by a man who shouldn't exist.
When RCMP officer John Kane kills her would-be abductor, Aydan thinks her troubles are over. But Kane's investigation implicates her in an international espionage plot, and criminal charges become the least of her worries when she's targeted by the very spies Kane suspects her of aiding.
Pity her enemies. Because nobody's tougher than a middle-aged woman who wants her dream back.
Contains coarse language, moderate violence, and sexuality. The story can stand alone but will be more enjoyable if read in order.
If Janet Evanovich's quirky humour met Robert Ludlum's taut thrillers, the Never Say Spy series would be their love child: racy, fun, and action-packed!
Books in the series:
Book 1: Never Say Spy
Book 2: The Spy Is Cast
Book 3: Reach For The Spy
Book 4: Tell Me No Spies
Book 5: How Spy I Am
Book 6: A Spy For A Spy
Book 7: Spy, Spy Away
Book 8: Spy Now, Pay Later
Book 9: Spy High
Book 10: Spy Away Home
Book 11: The Spies That Bind
More books coming...
Themes: thriller, humorous, racy & risque, mystery, fun, women sleuths, espionage, spy thriller series, women sleuths series, mystery series, amateur sleuths, female protagonist, action-packed, government agents, small towns, technothrillers, series.


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What would have made Never Say Spy better?

Better narrator. The plot was OK, but the narrator didn't carry off the male characters well. The hero, Kane, came off sounding annoyed with everyone and everything, while Hellhound sounded like he was from the backwoods of Kentucky. Her inflections were out of place also. The main character's sarcastic or flippant remarks fell flat.I spent a lot of time listening to the main character whine about being hungry and demanding to be fed. She also spent a lot of time doing "yoga breathing." Based on what was happening to her, the freaks out seemed inappropriate, while at other times, the fact that she wasn't seemed odd.

I know that there are people who are totally prepared for every eventuality, but between her ubiquitus backpack and waist pouch, she had everything covered from clothes to food, to tools. If she needed a three-sided, hexagon-shaped buber tuber lancing tool, voila! She had one. It's no wonder Kane didn't believe she was a spy.

It's an interesting plot and the author unfolded it well. I'm not sure if I'm willing to force my way through the narrator to listen to more of this series.

Would you be willing to try another book from Diane Henders? Why or why not?

Yes, but only if someone else reads the book.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

She couldn't act. If she'd just read the book without changing her voice for the different characters, it might have been better. In several places, her attempt at being flippant didn't work. I'm not even sure that's what the author intended because it seemed out of place.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The plot was interesting.

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- Niesa


I liked this audio book! It may not be for some, due to a brief torture scene (which I fast forwarded through). I found the female protagonist to be strong, smart, and sassy. She also made mistakes which I wanted to scream "Don't do that!" Or "don't go there!". Which tells you that I was completely enthralled by this audio book!
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- Indydog

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-09-2016
  • Publisher: Author's Republic