Written by Larissa Reinhart ⎮ Narrated by Joan Dukore
Author: Larissa Reinhart
Narrator: Joan Dukore
Length: 10 hours and 26 minutes
Released: May 28, 2020
Genre: Mystery; Amateur Detective
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She played a detective on TV, but now that her life depends on it, can Maizie Albright play a detective for real?
For fans of romantic comedy mysteries like Meg Cabot's Size 12 Is Not Fat and Stephanie Bond's Body Movers, The Wall Street Journal best-selling author Larissa Reinhart brings her listeners the first in the Maizie Albright Star Detective series, Hot Mystery Reviews’ "Top 10 Mysteries for Book Clubs".
”Child star and hilarious hot mess Maizie Albright trades Hollywood for the backwoods of Georgia and pure delight ensues. Maizie's my new favorite escape from reality.” (Gretchen Archer, USA Today best-selling author of the Davis Way Crime Caper series)
Three Teen Choice Awards, one Emmy nomination, and several Maxim covers later, Maizie Albright was an ex-teen star, stuck in reality show hell, and standing before a California judge. She has one chance for a new life: return home to Black Pine, Georgia, and get a job that has nothing to do with show business. So why not become a private detective - the person she played during the happiest days of her life?
First: She's got 10 days to get and keep the job.
Second: She has to convince the only private investigator in town to hire her.
Third: She lost the client's wife on the first day. (And the woman may be dead…)
Fourth: She just might be falling in love with her new boss. And she just might have lost him his business.
But what has she got to lose, other than imprisonment, her dignity, and possibly, her life?
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"Sassy, sexy, and fun, 15 Minutes is hours of enjoyment." (Phoebe Fox, author of the Breakup Doctor series)
This audiobook was provided by its author, Larissa Reinhart, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. Thanks, Larissa!
Mazie Albright - retired teen star of the very famous Jessica Pinkerton teen detective is pretty much a wash out. Your stereotypical teen star gone bad who has been through rehab as often as she changed her underwear. And boyfriends. Forced to get a real job Mazie returns to her home town in a last minute desperate bid to get away from the lime light and the ridiculous reality TV show that her mother and agent is trying to force her back into.
She signs up as an intern to the very reluctant Wyatt Nash who isn't quite sure what to do with Mazie and her ridiculous notions of being a PI.
15 Minutes is the most hilarious book I have listened to in quite some time. It had a definite Stephanie Plum vibe to it with all the silly antics that Maizie got up to through out the book. This funny MC cannot help but crawl into your heart with her naive nature. Constantly falling into such absurd situations thanks to her mother, her fame and her just not thinking her moves through all the way.
Maizie and her very unlikely sidekicks, Tiffany and Rhonda take you through a really colourful and creative story line. Even though Tiffany and Rhonda are only supporting characters I believe this book would not have been half as fun without them. From the start, you get drawn in by the characters and and the mystery. Not for one moment was I ever sure who was responsible for what was happening and who was behind everything. And the budding flirtation between Maizie and Wyatt makes for a very interesting read, especially with how one sided it feels at times.
Nash is this really awesome male lead. He's very protective of Maizie and so adorably exasperated by her antics and the situations she gets herself into. Honestly, he is a really strong and great character - especially seeing as he not only has to put up with his meddlesome and super dodgy ex wife, but also because he knows exactly how to handle Maizie's special brand of crazy.
I am also a huge fan of the narration for 15 Minutes. The narrator, Joan Dukore, managed to capture Maizie's honest and vapid (yes, she really is) personality really well. Dukore's performance was incredibly believable and the way she differentiated between the characters was very distinctive and easy to follow.
15 Minutes is an absolute must listen.