🎧 #CrimeTime by Jeneva Rose, Drew Pyne @jenevarosebooks #DrewPyne @garytiedemann @pjochlan @NancyLinari @PiperGoodeve @kevinrfree @SamanthaDesz #AbelardoCampuzano #JenniferDamiano #PhilThron #PeterBerkrot #ChrisAndrewCiulla @SimonAudio #LoveAudiobooks

Posted December 12, 2023 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 24 Comments

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🎧 #CrimeTime by Jeneva Rose, Drew Pyne @jenevarosebooks #DrewPyne @garytiedemann @pjochlan @NancyLinari @PiperGoodeve @kevinrfree @SamanthaDesz #AbelardoCampuzano #JenniferDamiano #PhilThron #PeterBerkrot #ChrisAndrewCiulla    @SimonAudio #LoveAudiobooks#CrimeTime by Jeneva Rose, Drew Pyne
Narrator: Abelardo Campuzano, Jennifer Damiano, Phil Thron, Gary Tiedemann, Peter Berkrot, PJ Ochlan, Nancy Linari, Chris Andrew Ciulla, Piper Goodeve, Kevin Free, Samantha Desz
Published by Simon & Schuster Audio on December 12, 2023
Genres: Thriller
Length: 3 hours, 37 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Publisher
One StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

Going viral has never been so dangerous.

Nadiya loves her privacy: living alone and writing a popular series of crime novels under a pen name, she’s worked hard to build the quiet life she cherishes. But all that changes when her long-lost half-brother Chase comes to town, needing a place to stay until he can get back on his feet. Chase’s dream job is Nadiya’s worst nightmare: he’s an aspiring TikTok star, oversharing on the internet at every opportunity.

When a burglary occurs in the apartment upstairs, Chase decides to film and post all the action. Unbeknownst to him, this was not a random break-in, but a targeted operation run by dangerous criminals. Overnight, Chase’s videos go viral, garnering millions of views and amassing a huge following of loyal #Chasers. It’s everything he’s ever dreamt of, except the attention has brought the wrong kind of heat. Chase and Nadiya are plunged into a world of organized crime, and together, they must uncover the truth and clear their names before they become the next victims.

I was excited to listen to this shorter story which I thought was about a crime podcast.  #CrimeTime is the tag of the crime podcast created by Nadiya’s half brother, Chase.  Nadiya is a successful mystery writer and has been estranged from her father, who went to prison for his crimes. She has refused to see her father or speak to him but he did train her to take care and protect herself. Now she has recently located her younger half brother and is supporting him as he figures out what to do with his life.

I like Nadiya and her calm reasonable logic and handling of situations.  I was definitely annoyed by Chase and his ridiculous ideas and posting which continued to get them in deeper trouble. It was nice to see them connect with their father who has been living quietly, and have his help in their bringing down the bad guys.

The question of how Nadiya’s mother died and things went down for her father to end up in prison all those years ago, also comes to light.  Not everyone trusted is trustworthy.  This was a fun and somewhat silly listen. For now, #CrimeTime is an audio only read.



There was a full cast narration which added to the fun.  I always appreciate the efforts and enjoy the results of so many performers.  I was able to listen at my normal 1.5x speed.

Listen to a clip: HERE

About Kevin Free

Kevin R. Free has appeared on national television in commercials and on NBC’s Law & Order and Law & Order: SVU. New York audiences have seen Mr. Free Off-Broadway, creating the role of Memphis in From My Hometown both for Amas Musical Theatre and at the Gramercy Theatre, for which he was nominated for an Audelco Award. He was also seen Off-Broadway at the York Theatre in Taking A Chance On Love, and as Bubber Brown in The New Federal Theatre’s acclaimed The Conjure Man Dies. He has been featured in concerts with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and with the education department of Symphony Space.

Mr. Free has performed regionally in many places, including his home state of North Carolina at Charlotte Repertory Theatre (Belize in Angels in America, Paul in Six Degrees of Separation) and at the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival (Francis Flute in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ariel in The Tempest). Other favorite roles in the musical theatre include Dromio of Ephesus in The Boys From Syracuse at CENTERSTAGE, Nemur in Chasing Nicolette at Prince Music Theatre in Philadelphia,Milton in Avenue X at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Gift Guy in Adventures In Love at the Ordway in St. Paul, MN, and Flick in Violet at Stage One in Wichita, KS and at the Arden Theatre in Philadelphia, for which he was nominated for a Barrymore Award.

About Peter Berkrot

Narrator Headshot: Peter Berkrot

A veteran of stage and screen, Peter Berkrot’s career spans four decades. Highlights include feature roles in Caddyshack and Showtime’s Brotherhood, and appearances on America’s Most Wanted and Unsolved Mysteries. His voice can be heard on television, radio, video games, documentaries, and industrials. He is a prominent acting coach and a regular contributor to the award-winning news program Frontline produced by WGBH in Boston. Peter served as director of narration for the Emmy-nominated The Truth About Cancer. Peter has recorded over 170 audiobooks, over 100 for children. He has been nominated for an Audie Award and has received a number of AudioFile Earphones Awards and starred reviews. His favorite titles include Toby and the Secrets of the Tree by Timotee de Fombelle, Unholy Night by Seth Grahame-Smith, The Accident by Linwood Barclay, and the Last Policeman trilogy by Ben H. Winters.

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Overall: One StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
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Posted December 12, 2023 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 24 Comments

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