Publisher: Self Published

Audio Review: Dead by Midnight by Pamela Clare

Posted December 23, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 2 Comments

Audio Review: Dead by Midnight by Pamela ClareDead by Midnight by Pamela Clare
Series: I-Team #7.5
Narrator: Kaleo Griffith
Published by Self Published on November 29, 2018
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Format: Audiobook
Length: 6 hours, 8 minutes
Source: Purchased
Audio | Goodreads
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Marc and Sophie Hunter, Gabe and Kat Rossiter, Holly Andris and the rest of the I-Team gang find themselves in the same historic Denver hotel celebrating the approach of Christmas at different holiday parties. What starts out as a fun winter evening with friends soon becomes a brutal fight to survive when the hotel is taken over by a group of ruthless narco-terrorists who will stop at nothing to get what they want.

On the outside, Julian Darcangelo, Zach McBride, Nick Andris and others join together with the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team to free their friends, knowing that if they fail, the people they love will be…

Dead by Midnight.

Featuring cameo appearances by the men of the FBI Hostage Rescue Team, a series by New York Times bestselling author Kaylea Cross.

 

Reece and Kara Sheridan are attending a holiday party at the Palace Hotel for a foreign ambassador while the I-Team journalists at the Denver Independent are having their party at the same hotel. When Holly Andris inadvertently sees a hotel server packing an AK-47, she gets into action.

What a way to end a series! I opted to wait until the audiobook was released and that was the best decision. Kaleo Griffith was just perfect in his performance of a really great story. All of the main characters are either trapped in the hotel or are working to get the others out. No gratuitous appearances here as each has a major role.

While this isn’t your traditional holiday story, it’s romantic suspense at its best. I loved everything about it as the suspense and action never ceased until the end. I couldn’t have asked for better of one of the most outstanding series in this genre. Kudos to Clare for writing it and having the wisdom to wait for Griffith to do it justice.

 

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About Kaleo Griffith

Griffith– born in Lubbock, Texas and raised in the Hawaiian Islands–has been been performing since the age of 15. Griffith graduated cum laude from Franklin Pierce University with a B.A. in Theatre, holds an M.F.A. in Acting from Rutgers University, and is a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He has also lived, and trained classically in the United Kingdom through Roger Williams University.

Griffith’s voice work encompasses many TV/ Radio commercial campaigns and over 100 audiobooks. Griffith was recently honored by The Library Journal and AudioFile Magazine for BEST AUDIO for Karen Russel’s (Pulitzer Prize finalist) Vampire’s In The Lemon Grove (for which Griffith also won an “EARPHONE” award.)

About Pamela Clare

USA Today best-selling author Pamela Clare began her writing career as a columnist and investigative reporter and eventually became the first woman editor-in-chief of two different newspapers. Along the way, she and her team won numerous state and national honors, including the First Amendment Award and the National Journalism Award for Public Service. This year, she was honored by the Colorado Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists with their Keeper of the Flame Lifetime Achievement Award for her work. A single mother with two college-aged sons, she writes historical romance and contemporary romantic suspense within view of Colorado’s beautiful Rocky Mountains. She is a two-time RITA finalist (Surrender, Defiant) and a three-time Daphne du Maurier finalist (I-Team series). She loves history, having studied archaeology in college, and has traveled extensively, living for almost three years in Denmark, which feels like home to her. She attributes her love of historical romance with the years she spent visiting ruins and castles in Europe.

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