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Whiplash River

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  • Posted August 14, 2012

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    Whiplash River is the second book for Lou Berney. It picks up th

    Whiplash River is the second book for Lou Berney. It picks up the story of 'Shake' Bouchon, the lead character from Berney's first book - Gutshot Straight.

    Now I hadn't read the first book, but had no problem getting caught up in Shake's story. He's an ex con who has pursued and captured his dream of owning a restaurant in Belize. At last, he can live a nice quiet life on the up and up, earning his money legitimately. Except....he borrowed the money for the restaurant from local crime boss Baby Jesus and he's having trouble making payments - business is a bit slow. But the pace of Shake's life picks up when a masked gunman attempts to kill Quinn, one of his customers. This is just the opening gambit for a roller coaster ride of a read involving a rogue FBI agent, the miffed girlfriend of the gunman, Baby Jesus and his goons, the mob and more. And travel too! The book careens from Belize to San Francisco to Egypt.

    I chose to listen to Whiplash River and I'm glad I did. The reader was Jeff Gurner and he was an excellent choice. The dialogue in Whiplash River is a huge part of the appeal of this quirky book. Gurner adopted many different and unique voices and accents that brought the whip smart patter to life. I think my favourite was Quinn - who has a story and an anecdote for every situation - I could just see him warming up to share his wisdom. His pacing was great and matched the speed of the action. His speaking voice is clear and easy to listen to. I think I enjoyed the audio more than I would have the book - listening to it just really brought it to life.

    Berney has concocted a great fun read that doesn't take itself too seriously, but will keep you entertained. Comparisons have been made to Elmore Leonard and Carl Hiassen and I would have to agree. I'd happily listen to another of Berney's books.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2012

    Very good

    I read his first novel afew weeks ago. I found it on the free list and enjoyed it. I promised myself I would gladly pay for his next book. I bought this as soon as it came out. Besides the main character, one character carries over. You probably should read them in order so as to fully understand the relationship, but you wouldn't miss much if you did not. This story spans exotic locations on two continents. Lots of action. Big cast of characters. Maybe a few too many characters.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 8, 2014

    More Shake Please! I thoroughly enjoyed Gunshot Straight and l

    More Shake Please!
    I thoroughly enjoyed Gunshot Straight and looked forward to Whiplash River. It didn't disappoint. Shake is now one of my favorite anti-heroes. Keep him coming, Mr. Berney!!!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2012

    Entertainig!

    Good read! Enjoyable story, but not as good as first one.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2012

    Lou Berney

    What a writer!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2012

    Wow

    Great seqel. Looking forward to the next book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2015

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    Quite enjoyable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2015

    Loved

    Hard to put down, quick story, little bitnof romance, very fun twists!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2015

    321 pages

    321 pages. Murder mystery. Adult topics. An over abundance of characters. Book two of a series. Free Friday offering. Mystery solved, but conclusion will be continued into next book. Lots of action. Lots of details. Not chick lit. Enjoyable. The reviewer, Twink, told the entire plot. What a shame.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2013

    Smokeypelt

    *he purred happily* "Come on , you need rest" *he meowed as he pushed her forward in the direction of his den*

    0 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2013

    StormSpark

    "So do you!" She laughed, tugging him by his scruff.

    0 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2012

    Awesome read!

    Im so sad its over i loved reading both books highly recommend!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2012

    Great book!

    Wonderful characters..loved it! Be sure and read Gutshot

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 12, 2012

    Great novel

    Great novel

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