Audiobook Review: Headed for Trouble by Suzanne Brockmann

Posted May 15, 2013 by Felicia S in 2013 Read, 4.25 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 15 Comments

Audiobook Review: Headed for Trouble by Suzanne BrockmannSource: Audiobook Review, Edelweiss EBook Review, Provided by Ballantine Books, Provided by Brilliance

Format: Audiobook

Headed for Trouble by Suzanne Brockmann
Narrator: Melanie Ewbank, Patrick Lawlor
Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins

Date Read: May 2013

Genre: PNR, Romance

New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann, whom USA Today calls “the reigning queen of military suspense,” breaks out a rapid-fire collection of pulse-pounding, heart-tugging stories and novellas featuring the intrepid men and women of Troubleshooters Inc., fiction’s hottest ultimate counterterrorism squad.

• Tough-as-nails Troubleshooters operative Sam Starrett learns the agony of loving someone in danger—and the hell of waiting on the home front—as his wife, Alyssa, hurtles into a foreign hotspot that’s about to boil over.

• Navy SEAL Frank O’Leary’s ill-fated holiday reunion with his older brother takes a turn for the better—when a chance encounter on a rainy New Orleans street gives Frank a reason to be thankful after all.

• In a maze of tunnels deep beneath a military base in Germany, Jules Cassidy, Alyssa Locke, and their comrades in arms match wits with terrorists on a mission with explosive consequences.

Plus more never-before-released adventures featuring Jenk, Izzy, Gillman, Lopez, Kenny, Savannah, and other members of SEAL Team 16—along with Suzanne Brockmann’s exclusive interviews with her beloved characters.

Looking for the best kind of trouble? You’ve found it.

More Information:
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Series: Troubleshooters #16.5

My Thoughts on Headed for Trouble (Troubleshooters #16.5) by Suzanne Brockmann

Read from May 13 to 14, 2013

Read/Listened for Review (Edelweiss/Brilliance)
Overall Rating: Blank
Story Rating: Blank
Character Rating: Blank

Audio Rating: 4.25 (This is what I rated since I listened to 4 hours of this audiobook and feel like I have a good handle on the narration)

NOTE: I haven’t read the Troubleshooters series but thought I would give this one a go anyway. I love romantic suspense and these are on my wish list!

What this book made me want: To move those suckers up on my TBR pile. The women in this series are seriously kick ass! The men are tough men that make you want to get to know more about them.

Would I recommend Headed for Trouble: YES! Actually I think if you have any attention of reading the Troubleshooters series pick this up before you start. You can read the novellas as you read the series.

Would I recommend reading it before you read the series: NO! I actually think you are probably missing out on some insiders perspective. I do think it is a great introduction to the characters but since the stories jump around you might get “spoilers” such as I know who dies in book 3 now. (That is not a complaint, I knew that I would probably find out story things by listening to this. I don’t actually mind spoilers.)

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated by Patrick Lawlor and Melanie Ewbank/Running Time: 10 hours and 33 min

I loved the narration. I thought both Patrick and Melanie did a great job with their characters and emotions. The only drawback though was that Patrick’s women’s voices weren’t my favorite and while Melanie did OK with the male voices, I wasn’t sold. I think because there was a male and female narrator it made that stand out a little more. However, I think for stand alone narration they were pretty darn good.

Final Thoughts: I say give this one a whirl if you have read the Troubleshooter series. I think you will love the extra perspectives 🙂

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15 responses to “Audiobook Review: Headed for Trouble by Suzanne Brockmann

  1. You are out of control! Starting late in the series. But as long as it doesn’t bother you, it doesn’t bother me 😉

  2. I’ve loved this series from book one and am thrilled you enjoyed it. The characters in this series are great, flawed and interesting, solid and real. The women totally kick ass. Suzanne Brockmann has such a fantastic voice. *ahem* Excuse me while I try to control my fangirliness. lol

  3. Awesome review and you are so brave reading a book so late in the series, and I am glad you said not to read/listen out of order. I love the sound of the characters and yippie for knocking out an ARC!!

    • I don’t normally do that but I thought “novellas–what the heck” 🙂 I did like getting a feel for the characters and it did make me want to read the series. 🙂 I couldn’t rate it though because I just felt like I knew it was novellas about established characters in a series and if I was missing something it was on me! I did enjoy the ones I read and I saved the rest for when I was reading the series.

  4. I’ve been loving the deluge of series novellas lately. So fun! I guess you do have to be careful of spoilers if you start this way but I don’t mind them either and it’s a nice quick way to get an introduction to the world.

  5. You an Melissa you rebels. I applaud you for reading out of order. This does sound like a good series to try but gosh dang it… sixteen books. I will never get that in my schedule! D’oh!

    • I know! I read your review after I wrote mine and I think we shared a brain. We felt exactly the same way 🙂 I didn’t feel like I could rate the book (so I just rated the audio) because it clearly stated that these were stories about established characters. Since the only thing I felt missing was character development, I knew that was on me 🙂

  6. Melissa at Books and Things said the same thing about the women in this series and I’m super excited that they’re so kick ass! I definitely want to give these a try, despite the fact that 16 books is a bit intimidating. I love me some military romantic suspense! Are you going to go back and read book 1 now?

    • I am going to read book 1. I loved the first book in another series she did (Born to Darkness and that character was even mentioned in this series of novellas) so I know I love her writing. I will be reading these! Oh yes I will 🙂