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Tightrope

Written by: Amanda Quick
Narrated by: Nina Alvamar
Series: Burning Cove
Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
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An unconventional woman and a man shrouded in mystery walk a tightrope of desire as they race against a killer to find a top secret invention before it’s too late.

Former trapeze artist Amalie Vaughn moved to Burning Cove to reinvent herself, but things are not going well. After spending her entire inheritance on a mansion with the intention of turning it into a bed-and-breakfast, she learns too late that the villa is said to be cursed. When the first guest, Dr. Norman Pickwell, is murdered by his robot invention during a sold-out demonstration, rumors circulate that the curse is real. 

In the chaotic aftermath of the spectacle, Amalie watches as a stranger from the audience disappears behind the curtain. When Matthias Jones reappears, he is slipping a gun into a concealed holster. It looks like the gossip that is swirling around him is true - Matthias evidently does have connections to the criminal underworld. 

Matthias is on the trail of a groundbreaking prototype cipher machine. He suspects that Pickwell stole the device and planned to sell it. But now Pickwell is dead and the machine has vanished. When Matthias’s investigation leads him to Amalie’s front door, the attraction between them is intense, but she knows it is also dangerous. Amalie and Matthias must decide if they can trust each other and the passion that binds them, because time is running out.

©2019 Jayne Ann Kretz (P)2019 Recorded Books

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  • Alice
  • 08-05-19

The narrator is awful!!!!

This narrator sounds like she is first time novice. I felt like screaming because I waited for this book but cannot enjoy it. At times is seems the main character is talking to herself because the voices are barely discernible from each other. From the very beginning as the man forces the girl up the tight rope you begin to realize the problem of “the voice.” I stopped at chapter five... just no more... NO MORE. The narration only gets worse as she begins to chew words with no sense of timing and rhythm. Not worth your credit. Buy a hard copy.

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  • C M
  • 27-05-19

Poor choice of narrator

Sounds like the reader has a cold instead of sounding like a male character which distracts from the experience

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  • Nebosr
  • 15-05-19

Nebo’s

I think this is the first book by Amanda Quick that I did not care that much for. Slow, not enough excitement for me. It was just okay.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-06-20

Tightrope Amanda’s Quick

The second book in this burning cove series is so much better than the first one as I really have enjoyed reading this one the performer is excellent I enjoyed the story immensely it has just enough romance without going crazy and it brought back that lovely hint of psychic powers writing that are known in Amanda quick later works

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 29-05-20

I Want To Hear Part Two!

I loved the various cast and the crazy mystery. The fact she leaves a hint to there being more makes me really excited to see these characters return to get the answers to the new questions that came at the end.

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  • susan
  • 19-01-20

Entertaining series....

I enjoyed that Jayne has moved into another era with her tales and she keeps a thread of the same family trees woven through. She dangles enough plot twists to keep her endings interesting and her female leads are competent and resourceful without being unbelievable super women. Thanks Jayne :)

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  • Kat in Hawaii
  • 23-09-19

A Great Burning Cove series!

Was thrilled to listen to another burning cove series book, which brings back the Sylvester Jones ancestry from the past lineage to the 1930's !

Loved all her previous books that dealt with the Sylvester Jones lineage and the entire Arcane Series etc...

This story has the mystery, the fear and romantic suspense with muder, a twisted invention and of course...a talented investigator named
Mr. M. S. Jones.
I'll let you read the book for more...

Audible Narration was done very well....

I would recommend this book, was an enjoyable read\listen!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-08-19

This is not Jayne Castle writing the books anymore

I used to love Jayne Castle's books. But since 2015 any I come across is written with such a different style, much poorer unfortunately that I cannot stomach the difference. I i do not know who is writing those books now but I would not have such a dislike if that person would write under her own name or pseudonym not to decive the readers.

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  • Sherri Lupton Hollister
  • 30-06-19

Live and Love Dangerously

Amalie Vaughn defied a murderer once. As a former trapeze artist, Amalie is used to taking chances. The inn she and her aunt open at Burning Cove seems like less of a risk that most she’s taken but it soon becomes her biggest risk of all.

A killer robot, a handsome stranger and a murderer’s accomplice all show up in Burning Cove, Amalie and Matthias Jones join forces to stop a traitor.

This romantic suspense has it all, intrigue, adventure, romance, death defying acts and best of all, a happy ending, for some at least.

I can’t tell you how much I love Amanda Quick. Read this story and fall in love, I did.

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  • Miller
  • 17-06-19

ending took forever

I counted at least 5 lines that should have been book enders. Leave the snappy, coy, satisfying line until ALL of the plot lines have been wrapped up.

Being picky. Decent book.

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  • Captain Skurvy
  • 12-05-19

Amanda Quick never fails to please

I can’t remember the last book I listened to recently that I listened a the way through in one go. J K amazes again. With a good light story mystery arcane fantasy Along with yet another Jones woven into the tale. The narrator is reasonable. But not as good as some of the one older arcnaratord in other Arcane narrators. Still a reasonable listen