The Ambitious Card : An Eli Marks Mystery

  • by John Gaspard
  • Narrated by Jim Cunningham
  • Series: An Eli Marks Mystery
  • 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The life of a magician isn't all kiddie shows and card tricks. Sometimes it's murder. Especially when magician Eli Marks very publicly debunks a famed psychic, and said psychic ends up dead. The evidence, including a bloody King of Diamonds playing card (one from Eli's own Ambitious Card routine), directs the police right to Eli.
As more psychics are slain, and more King cards rise to the top, Eli can't escape suspicion. Things get really complicated when romance blooms with a beautiful psychic, and Eli discovers she's the next target for murder, and he's scheduled to die with her. Now Eli must use every trick he knows to keep them both alive and reveal the true killer.

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A Great Find!

I went into this story expecting an easy listen and was pleasantly surprised to discover a very well written novel that kept my attention until the end. I was especially pleased with the small amount of magicians secrets and references to cherished and classic magic tricks that I have always loved. I was impressed how the author weaved a magician as a character into a mystery solving sleuth. I'm very picky about those books I choose to listen to and will be picking up book two in the series shortly!

As to the narration, 5 stars. Jim Cunningham nailed it and I look forward more of his work!

* I received a free copy of this book for an honest review from AudioBookBlast.
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- Chris

A hidden gem!!

If you could sum up The Ambitious Card in three words, what would they be?

Surprisingly fun mystery!!


What other book might you compare The Ambitious Card to and why?

Nothing comes to mind because I don't normally read books about magic.


Have you listened to any of Jim Cunningham’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Have not but I am definitely a fan. Would not hesitate to listen to any of Jim Cunningham's works.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes, made me smile through the whole book. So glad I got to listen to this.


Any additional comments?

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.

I am so glad that I did got this book to review, if it wasn't for that I would have never picked up this book. Now if Audible would hurry up and release book 2, I would happily buy it. I am seriously thinking about picking up the kindle version to get my fix.

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- ATX-LH

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-13-2016
  • Publisher: Albert's Bridge Books