Audio: Crime Beat Tokyo – San Francisco – LA by AC Fuller @ACFullerAuthor @esuttonsmith @TantorAudio #LoveAudiobooks

Posted September 19, 2020 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 4 Comments

Somehow, I thought with the title, The Crime Beat, I would be getting a true crime story.  The genre is mystery / thriller and it is fiction.  The main characters are an unlikely duo.  Jane Cole is a crime beat reporter who is a widow.  Rob Warren is a former marine, cop and now tracking a serial killer conspiracy.

Jane and Rob meet near the first crime in the series, set in New York. Jane had written a story about Rob using too much force and got him in trouble. But Rob ends up having some key information which puts them on the track of the killers.  Between them, they utilize their specialized contacts to find the first killer.   But this is not the only killer, based on Rob’s information.

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Audio: Crime Beat Tokyo – San Francisco – LA by AC Fuller @ACFullerAuthor @esuttonsmith @TantorAudio #LoveAudiobooksCrime Beat Tokyo by AC Fuller
Narrator: Emily Sutton-Smith
Series: Crime Beat #5
Published by Tantor Audio on August 4, 2020
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Length: 2 hours, 7 minutes
Format: Audiobook
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Cole and Warren must split up. Cole travels to Tokyo as the ramifications of her article shock the world and her fame nearly drowns her. Meanwhile, Warren travels back to Washington, D.C., to pursue an investigation of his own.

We actually start still in Paris.  After a wild night, the police are unhappy with Warren. He gets sent back to the US and chooses Washington DC. He has his car to reclaim and some leads to follow there.

Cole is a star in the media because of her accurate predictions.  Barker offers her better pay and commitments to take all her stories. She seems kind of finished with the stories, even offering info to a television reporter. But she flies to Tokyo to follow the next lead.

Warren gets some excellent information on the case in DC, that connects more of those they have been studying.  Cole runs into trouble in Tokyo.


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Audio: Crime Beat Tokyo – San Francisco – LA by AC Fuller @ACFullerAuthor @esuttonsmith @TantorAudio #LoveAudiobooksCrime Beat San Francisco by AC Fuller
Narrator: Emily Sutton-Smith
Series: Crime Beat #8
Published by Tantor Audio on August 25, 2020
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Length: 2 hours, 38 minutes
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In Episode 8, Cole and Warren reconvene in San Francisco, hot on the trail of the mastermind of the nine murders. But when a Brazilian media mogul is killed while taking a selfie on the Golden Gate Bridge, they realize that the plot was even bigger than they imagined.

Warren gets back in the investigation going to San Francisco where he has brothers.  His friend, Gaby helps Cole get to San Francisco.  They believe they know the target. Now they just have to figure out where the target is and where the assassination will take place.

As usual, they gather information in expert fashion. Cole fulfills her commitments to the tv reporter and the book writer. Gaby helps with the highest technological information. Between the three of them, they put together their best guess. Of course, it all blows up on them.


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Audio: Crime Beat Tokyo – San Francisco – LA by AC Fuller @ACFullerAuthor @esuttonsmith @TantorAudio #LoveAudiobooksCrime Beat Los Angeles by AC Fuller
Narrator: Emily Sutton-Smith
Series: Crime Beat #9
Published by Tantor Audio on September 15, 2020
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Length: 1 hour, 48 minutes
Format: Audiobook
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In the final episode of The Crime Beat, everything comes together in Los Angeles. On New Year’s Eve, a brutal terrorist attack threatens the city. But is it connected to the nine murders? And will Cole and Warren reach the mastermind of the killings before the plan reaches completion?

Everyone heads to Los Angeles for the final location. Gaby, and the two reporters, are with Cole and Warren. They all try to figure out the location which would be where the last assassination will be.  They also try to figure out about the 9 guns purchased in the beginning.  Since they thought “hundreds” would die, how would that happen with a gun?

Through research and smart deductions, our team figures out what is happening and heads out to try to save lives.  It’s tenuous chance they will be believed by all the law enforcement and the rich people partying for the New Year.  They put themselves on the edge of danger to save party goers and ensnare the head planner of the crimes. Finally, we see more of their efforts have an impact.

 


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I’ve enjoyed this narrator previously on a police procedural series and this is a similar genre.  Her male and female voices were comfortably appropriate.  I enjoyed listening at my usual 1.5x speed.

Listen to the clips:  7 Tokyo   8 San Francisco   9 LA

 

About AC Fuller

Once a journalist in New York, A.C. Fuller now writes stories at the intersection of media, politics, and technology. Before he began writing full time, he was an adjunct professor of journalism at NYU and an English teacher at Northwest Indian College.

He lives with his wife, two children, and two dogs near Seattle. For a free copy of one of A.C.’s books, check out: http://www.acfuller.com/readerclub/

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Posted September 19, 2020 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 4 Comments


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