Monday, April 30, 2018

Audible Revew: Mean Streak by Sandra Brown

Sandra Brown is an auto print buy and an author I editorially review so when I saw Mean Streak come up as a daily audible deal I snatched it up. And I'm so glad I did.

Mean Streak

By: Sandra Brown
Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 08-19-14
Language: English
Publisher: Hachette Audio



From number one New York Times best-selling author Sandra Brown comes a heart-pounding story of survival, that takes the age-old question, "Does the end justify the means?" and turns it on its head.

Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina. By the time her husband Jeff, miffed over a recent argument, reports her missing, the trail has grown cold. Literally. Fog and ice encapsulate the mountainous wilderness and paralyze the search for her.
While police suspect Jeff of "instant divorce," Emory, suffering from an unexplained head injury, regains consciousness and finds herself the captive of a man whose violent past is so dark that he won't even tell her his name. She's determined to escape him, and willing to take any risks necessary to survive.
Unexpectedly, however, the two have a dangerous encounter with people who adhere to a code of justice all their own. At the center of the dispute is a desperate young woman whom Emory can't turn her back on, even if it means breaking the law. Wrong becomes right at the hands of the man who strikes fear, but also sparks passion.
As her husband's deception is revealed, and the FBI closes in on her captor, Emory begins to wonder if the man with no name is, in fact, her rescuer from those who wish her dead - and from heartbreak.
Combining the nail-biting suspense and potent storytelling that has made Sandra Brown one of the world's best loved authors, Mean Streak is a wildly compelling novel about love, deceit, and the choices we must make in order to survive.

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My starred review courtesy Library Journal

My Audible review

Mean Streak
Sandra Brown
Audible Review

I had the absolute privilege of reviewing the print edition of Mean Streak in 2014 for Library Journal and loved it so much I gave it a starred review so when Audible offered it up as a daily deal I couldn’t get my credit card out fast enough. Am I glad I did because it was incredible, I’d forgotten how many twists and turns this tale underwent during the story and I’ll tell you now its enough to make your head spin but Brown does an incredible job of connecting the dots but it still won’t lessen the OMG at the end.

Narration 5
This is my first experience with Jonathan Davis as a narrator but I know I’ll be seeking him out again because with his deep gravely voice he was the perfect choice for our mystery man savior/captor and also does a remarkable job on female voices and differentiates well the different voices and accents. He’s also brilliant in his rendering of the wide scope of emotions this story emits from fear to rage, from hope to desperation from passion to hostility. Fans of Romantic suspense, mystery, thrillers and whopping good stories owe it to themselves to get this audible version.

Sandra's Latest release
Released 8-2017

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Meet Sandra:
Sandra Brown is the author of sixty-eight New York Times bestsellers, including Sting, Mean Streak, Friction, Deadline, Low Pressure, Lethal, and Rainwater. 
Writing professionally since 1981, Brown has published over seventy-five novels and has upwards of eighty million copies of her books in print worldwide. Her work has been translated into thirty-four languages.
Her episode on truTV’s “Murder by the Book” premiered the series in 2008. She appeared in 2010 on Investigation Discovery’s series, “Hardcover Mysteries.” Television movies have been made of her novels French Silk, Smoke Screen, and Ricochet.



  1. I've read this one and loved it! I've only read two of hers now but I definitely want to read more.

  2. I haven’t seen this one before, but it sounds like something I would like too. Great review!

  3. What a wonderful review! I read this and loved it.

  4. It has been ages since I read a Brown, I did like her before

  5. I still need to read my first Sandra Brown. I won Seeing Red last year so I have no excuses. Oh, five star on the narration, too. I just love the Audible deal of the day sales. I've tried so many new to me narrators that way.

    1. Ooh Seeing Red is on my list and yes I LOVE the daily deals, so cool and when I find a fave on sale, insta buy!!!

  6. This looks really good. I've heard of Sandra Brown, but I haven't tried her. Same with Jonathan Davis. I'll have to check my library. Great review

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

    1. Thanks Melanie, Hope you love it as much as I did

  7. This sounds like a good one, glad to hear you liked it.

  8. Now this sounds like one I would enjoy Debbie. Lovely review!

    1. Oh you would Kim. You've read her right? If not you're missing out on a fab romantic suspense author

  9. Replies
    1. it was Fab! and great minds think alike don't you know ;-)

  10. I don't think I've seen this narrator. Will have to hunt some down :)