Zapped : Regan Reilly

  • by Carol Higgins Clark
  • Narrated by Carol Higgins Clark
  • Series: Regan Reilly
  • 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Sleuth Regan Reilly and her husband, Jack, return to New York from their honeymoon in Ireland and discover that their next-door neighbor has put up his apartment for sale. They decide to buy it and enlarge the loft Jack lived in as a bachelor.Regan takes time off from her work as a private investigator to supervise the construction, while Jack resumes his job as head of the Manhattan Major Case Squad.On a sweltering summer night, a major blackout hits New York City, and more than one person in the Reilly's building blows their fuse! In the midst of the chaos, with Jack out coping with the city's problems, Regan finds herself drawn into a case she would never expect to happen in her own home.Zapped, set in New York City, blends Clark's sophisticated humor with her remarkable gift for portraying characters in different walks of life. Here, she creates a penetrating, humorous profile of bosses and workers in the New York real-estate and construction business, and the ardors of renovating a home, which we all know can drive one crazy.

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OH Dear, She Needs Help

The book is a fun "read" and was an enjoyable interlude but someone needs to tell this author she cannot read! Perhaps she is trying to save money by recording her own books but she just makes a mess of them. I had purchased one of her books prior to this and decided to try once more in hopes she had improved. No such luck. Not only is her voice not that pleasing but her inflection and emphasis is awful. Everything is always at an excited, breath taking pitch even when she is writing in the third person.

I have purchased my last audio book recorded by Ms Clark until she has someone else read them. Too bad, it was a fun book but I couldn't wait for it to be over.
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- Judith

Almost Terrible

I think I expected more since the authors name was "Higgins Clark". My assumption was that this would be a sure winner. I was wrong. I am not a writer, but I'll try to give a couple words I can use to describe this book: Amateurish and/or Immature. The story meandered around without any real character development. I guess the author thought that having a million players in this book would be interesting enough. I found it strange that all these people kept winding up tied to each other in some inconsequential way. No one was very interesting either. The story could have been better though if a real narrator had been used. Instead, the author read herself, and in a manner that one would read a story to a child or friend. Very little voice change, unless the character was excited about something, then the voice became a high pitch squeal. I guess this was acting or dramatization? It did not work for me.

It was not bad enough for me to quit in the middle and not find out how it all ended. I bought the download at a very low sales price, and am really happy I did not waste one of my credits on this one!
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- Candace "Daily commuter relying on Audible to keep awake. I need excitement! If something crazy doesn't happen in the first 20 mins I'm done!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-08-2008
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio