Finders Keepers : Jane Barnaby Adventures

  • by J.J. DiBenedetto
  • Narrated by Cait Frizzell
  • Series: Jane Barnaby Adventures
  • 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It should have been a simple job. All archaeology student Jane Barnaby had to do was pick up a box her professor needed and deliver it to him at his dig site, along with his new car. Yes, his office was in Oxfordshire, and his dig site was in Spain, a trip of 1,400 miles across three countries and two bodies of water. Still, it should have been simple.
And it was, until Jane discovered she picked up the wrong box by mistake. Not the one with boring pottery samples, but instead the one with priceless ancient Egyptian artifacts. The one that a team of international art thieves is after.
Now she's chasing - and being chased by - the thieves. And she's picked up a pair of passengers who claim they can help her outwit them, get her professor's pottery back and return the artifacts to their rightful owner. If only she could figure out which one of them is working with the thieves and which one she can trust in this high-stakes game of finders keepers.

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Finders Keepers

An obnoxious college student is tasked with delivering a box of pottery shards and a new car to her professor.Boxes are switched and hijinks ensue.Sadly I didn't care at all for the heroine or her cohorts. and found the story not to my liking.I was gifted this book free by the author, narrator or publisher.
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- Deedra "I am a wee bit over the half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lo"

Fast-paced road 'movie'

This was a very entertaining book. OK, so there were a couple of things that sounded a little awkward: an adviser (a professor of archaeology) intent on being a matchmaker for one of his very young, female students. And that same adviser asking same student to bring his brand new Landrover from Oxfordshire to Mallorca. I mean, seriously? An inexperienced driver, driving first on the 'wrong' side of the road, then, on the continent, driving on the right side, but with the steering wheel on the left -- that's a challenge even for drivers who are used to drive on that side of the car. Plus, we all know the Americans drive mainly automatic cars, and this one had gears to shift.

That aside, this was a very enjoyable book, playing with all cliches and prejudices you can think of ,of all nations involved -- and there are a lot of those: England, France, Spain, America, Germany, Ireland.... and it doesn't end there. Gender, age, -- you name it-- you'll find it here.

I could imagine that if you're easily offended this book might not be for you. I found it hilarious, after all, all these cliches are well known, and are portrayed in the funniest way. If I had thought for a moment that the author actually holds all these prejudices, I'd probably have turned away in disgust, but I couldn't detect any of that.

The book starts out fairly slowly, but once things get moving, it is very fast paced until the very end.
The narrator did a fabulous job with all the different accents, kudos for that. It was an enjoyable, light and fast listen, exactly right for forgetting everything around me for a while.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audio book by the author, narrator, or publisher.
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- Bel "Audio book addict, spending a fortune on this passion. ;)"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-04-2016
  • Publisher: James J DiBenedetto