Monday, 23 December 2013

Audiobook Review : Lust, Money and Murder by Mike Wells

Summary (from Goodreads)

Title: Lust, Money & Murder

Author: Mike Wells

Narated: Sue Sharp

Publication Date:  9 December, 2013


 Born in the worst suburb in Pittsburgh, Elaine Brogan is bright, beautiful and bold. When her father is falsely arrested for passing counterfeit $100 bills, Elaine vows become a Secret Service agent and track down the man responsible. After barely surviving the arduous Secret Service Training Academy in Laurel, Maryland, she is transferred to bleak and blustery Great Falls, Montana. But things do not go as planned, and Elaine soon finds herself betrayed and thrown into an adventure that takes her halfway around the world, from dark and mysterious Sofia, Bulgaria, to Moscow Russia, and finally, to Milan, Italy. In the end, will Elaine find the love and happiness she truly seeks...or will she turn to a life of obscene wealth, power and corruption?

My Thoughts: 

The thing is that this is my first review of an audio book. So I don’t know if I am doing it right. I have read the book somewhere in the October. I loved the book when I read it, but while I was listening to the book I fell asleep about 3 or 4 times and that’s why there is only 4.5 leaves now. I can’t make the rating less because that will be unfair for the story itself.

The books tell us a story of Ellaine Brogan, who wanted to become a Secret Service agent, and she did achieve it. It is a thrilling story, which sucks you into it and doesn’t want to let go. I do think that it would have made a really good movie. Tell you what, while reading last pages I really was hoping for not a happy ending. But unfortunately for me it has that awfully good “all American” happy ending. Still the last sentence of the epilogue leaves very much for imagination. And knowing that there are other 3 books upcoming, leaves me thrilled to know what will happen.

My favourite characters of course are Ellaine and Nick. My well respected characters who were bad are Ellaine’s Dad and Giorgio Cattoretti. Those of you who have read the book, know that Ellaine’s dad was stealing from his work in order to support his daughter’s education, so he is what I call a bad guy with actually genuine thoughts. While Giorgio is skin to bone bad. And why do I still respect him? Well Cattoretti wanted to be rich and he worked hard to achieve his goal, he wanted to be respected and feared but still be in the shadows? Well he did get it, how? But what I respect about him, maybe not respect but admire, is that he wanted something and he made everything to get it. It’s also like Ellaine, but his dreams were broader and much more advance.

Have you considered reading it?  Don’t even begin to say: it’s not my genre, just try it and I hope, no I do know that you won’t be disappointed. Grab your copy now, and get swept up into action, passion, betrayal and thrilling life of Ellaine Brogan. Happy Reading everyone, and I would like to say thank you to the author for contacting me, and giving me this great opportunity to read this outstanding book.  Am looking forward to read books 4,5,6. Don’t forget to leave comments !!! J

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