Audiobook Review: Headed for Trouble by Suzanne Brockmann

Posted May 15th, 2013 by in 2013 Read, 4.25 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 15 comments

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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
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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”

    • Felicia The Geeky Blogger
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      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.

    • Felicia The Geeky Blogger
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      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 🙂

  1. Jenny
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    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?
    Jenny recently posted…Review: The Book of Broken Hearts

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