Audio: The Shallows by Matt Goldman @goldman_matthew @MacLeodAndrews ‏ @BlackstoneAudio ‏#LoveAudiobooks

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Audio: The Shallows by Matt Goldman @goldman_matthew @MacLeodAndrews ‏ @BlackstoneAudio ‏#LoveAudiobooksThe Shallows by Matt Goldman
Narrator: MacLeod Andrews
Series: Nils Shapiro #3
Published by Blackstone Audiobooks on June 4, 2019
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Length: 8 hours, 28 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
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Business is booming for private investigator Nils Shapiro and his partners.

Lawyer Todd Rabinowitz is found tied to the dock outside his Minnesota home with a fishing stinger through his jaw. His widow, Robin Rabinowitz, calls Nils to the crime scene and asks him to investigate her husband's savage murder. She's not the only one. Soon, Nils has more job offers then he can handle. Robin's boyfriend. Todd's partner at his law firm. One of Todd's clients, a polarizing Congressional candidate. The local police, in over their heads. The FBI.

Their motives are complicated at best, and as Nils unravels the convoluted case, the bodies pile up. Someone doesn't want him to discover what happened to Todd, and won't stop until they silence Nils as well.

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I listened to Gone to Dust after seeing it as an audible daily deal and have continued with the Nils Shapiro series .    I really enjoyed the Minnesota setting since so much is familiar, having lived there for many years.    I can see the streets, the restaurants, everything.  This one starts on Christmas Lake and I lived just a block from it 5 years ago. I also lived on St. Alban’s Bay for about 15 years and used to take the boat to Maynards to eat.  Lee’s Liquor Lounge is now closed so it was fun to remember it here.

Nils and his team at Stone Arch investigations are busy, busy in the third book, The Shallows. Everyone wants to hire him.  I enjoyed the mystery and the twists in the investigation.  There are many well drawn characters with some aspects timely to current events.

Nils personal life is updated as we go along, but more in the background. I’m fine with this approach.  He is one heck of a smart guy but his personal life is rather bizarre.  He does read people well and tries to get the right results even if he stretches the envelope at times.   I’m loving this series and will continue.


Andrews has narrated all these books and I am comfortable with his voice for Nils.  He handled all the voices of different characters bringing forth realistic emotions.  I have moved to a normal of 1.5x speed since the last one and it worked well here.

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About MacLeod Andrews

MacLeod Andrews is an actor and voice actor in Los Angeles He is a Company Member of Rising Phoenix Rep theater company in NYC

About Matt Goldman

MATT GOLDMAN is a playwright and Emmy Award-winning television writer for Seinfeld, Ellen, and other shows. He brings his signature storytelling abilities and light touch to his debut novel Gone to Dust. He began his career as a stand-up comedian while attending the University of Minnesota before moving to Los Angeles to write full-time.

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