Paris Ransom

  • by Charles Rosenberg
  • Narrated by Christopher Lane, Emily Sutton-Smith, Michael Page
  • 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Lawyer Robert Tarza is surprised when his young, beautiful and wealthy French girlfriend, Tess, proposes marriage. It's not that he doesn't love her, but even after five years, there's a lot about her he doesn't know.
But Robert has to put his personal life on hold when his friend Oscar Quesana shows up outside Tess's Parisian apartment clutching a mysterious package, with a thief hot on his heels. Oscar has somehow acquired a priceless old book.
When Robert and his former protégée, Jenna James, see Oscar shoved into a car and abducted, they find themselves entangled in unexpected intrigue. Robert, Tess and Jenna must quickly determine who is friend and who is foe in order to rescue Oscar before it's too late. Along the way, Robert might just make some astonishing discoveries about those he holds dear.

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Such a disappointment after the first one!

The first book in this series (Death on a High Floor), was excellent. A delightful story full of great characters. I skipped the second one because the reviews were so negative (from people who had read and loved the first). This one had some good reviews on Amazon, so I was very much looking forward to it. It was disappointing. Felt more like a Nancy Drew caper (with ridiculous coincidences all the way through and almost slapstick moments of bumbling moves by our main characters). The "mystery" itself gets lost amongst all the superfluous information and silly dialogue (the lovable, pretentious curmudgeon from the first novel has lost his charm and seems more like a caricature here). The three narrators do their best but sometimes their fake French and Russian accents add to the impression that these are cartoons, not characters. I couldn't give it two stars because it was better than passable (at moments, very entertaining)...but three stars is almost too much. I will wait for great audible reviews before downloading another one on the series (if there is one). Hope Mr.Rosenberg gets his 'groove' back from Death on a High Floor by then.
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- cristina

Back to Form for Tarza and Company, Great Novel

Paris Ransom once again features the brilliant duo of the arsitocratic and brilliant attorney Robert Tarza and his former protege, the impulsive and witty Jenna James. And like Death On A High Floor, the two make an entertaining and formidable team. But there are two more remarkable characters in this tale that, when put together with Tarza and James, create a synergy that overwhelmed the mystery. (Its a great mystery!) It left me longing to know them better.

Tarza has retired in Paris and is engaged to a wealthy socialite. As the story unfolds he learns his fiancee is much, much more than a pretty face. She may even be a spy.

The fourth character is an aging Paris judge. Through him Rosenberg introduces us in a fascinating way to the French legal system. This alone makes the book worth a credit, but the judge is another charismatic character whom I hope to hear more from in later works.

The three narrators are perfect for this book.

Though this is the third in the series, it is not neccessary to read the books in order. In my opinion, you only need to read Death on a High Floor and Paris Ransom. Just be sure you do!
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- Charles Atkinson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-19-2015
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio