Dire Straits : Bo Blackman

  • by Helen Harper
  • Narrated by Saskia Maarleveld
  • Series: Bo Blackman
  • 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Bo Blackman is a rookie private investigator working for the London based firm of Dire Straits. She doesn't often get triber-based assignments, which is just as well. Vampires and daemons don't interest her as much as humans do. However, when she has to serve a summons on a dodgy daemon called Devlin O'Shea and she ends up saving his life instead of being framed for his murder, her life takes a shocking turn for the worse. And when the vampire Families start involving themselves too, Bo no longer knows where to turn.

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Customer Reviews

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Excellent Mystery

Would you consider the audio edition of Dire Straits to be better than the print version?

I have to say that the reader truly got into the characters. I was able to keep them all separate just by the voice that was used. Very enjoyable.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Bo Blackman is my favorite character. She really grows and blossoms through all the books and I can relate to her in many of the situations she finds herself in with difficult decisions to make and not always having the best answer.


What about Saskia Maarleveld’s performance did you like?

She truly did a good job bringing out the characters that made it easy for the listeners to tell who is speaking before the narrations tells them. Very good.


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

Many sections made me laugh and cry. You will have to listen for yourself to see if the book moves you as much as it did me.


Any additional comments?

This series has grabbed my attention and held it. The characters are well rounded and fun to follow. There is joy, sorrow and anger inspired by the situations and it will hold your attention as well. Hope you enjoy as much as I do!

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Fun Read, doesn't spoil it, or end up too trashy.

The narrator is excellent she has the voice for romance but doesn't give it too much burn for us male readers. You can still hold on to what dignity you have this is not girl porn....yet. It has like 3 uncomfortable scenes at most well within the threshold of not trashy. It will start the engines for the ladies I'm sure but not being one I'll let them speak to that.
The combat is a bit jarring, a super powerful character can fall to a half dead much weaker character without the need for surprise or deceit which throws those of us who expect things to make a bit more sense.
The story line itself namely the mystery is not given away with too obvious foreshadowing and the twists and clues really draw you in. In addition, the main character isn't super perfect and stumbles trough making mistakes and coming out through grit and determination that brings you to feel for her even as you groan at her all too human failings.
well rounded full bodied and burns going down like a good wine.
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- Zac Hicks

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-18-2014
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio