13 December 2016

Audiobook Review of A Changed Agent by Tracey J. Lyons


Audiobook Review of A Changed Agent  (Brilliance Audio, 2016)
by Tracey J. Lyons

An Entertaining Listen!
Reviewed by Carrie Fancett Pagels

I listened to this novel via an audible.com download. This September I had the privilege of meeting Tracey J. Lyons in Nashville at a Christian writers' conference and readers' event. We're also both members of Romance Writers of America's Professional Authors Network.  It's been my experience that an author's personality is often reflected in their writing voice. And I found that to be true in this listen. Ms. Lyons is a delightful woman as was her heroine, Elsie Mitchell, a schoolteacher.  I really enjoyed this story!

A Changed Agent had a nice flow to it and the narration was also good. There were some surprises -- such as with Elsie's former fiancé.

The hero, William Benton, an undercover Pinkerton agent, has some emotional baggage he needs to deal with. He also now has the responsibility of taking care of his niece and nephew. William works a deal with Elsie to help him out with their care in return for enough compensation that she can go on her next big trip. Elsie loves to travel! But will this faux lumberjack foreman cause her to want to stay put?

Bibliotherapy: Abandonment, orphans, parenting, deception, and second chances.

This book is available in ebook (Waterfall Press), paperback, and audio formats. Since Christian historical romances are difficult to find, and because the narration was good for this lovely story, I'd recommend the audio version.


22 comments:

  1. Wonderful review Carrie, sounds interesting. Tracey Lyons is a new-to-me author.
    Blessings, Tina

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    1. She has a lot of books out, Tina, and I knew she'd had bestsellers but once I met her I really wanted to read one of her books. This was a really good listen!

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  2. Thanks for the great recommendation, CARRIE! I haven't heard of this author either. It's been neat meeting so many wonderful new authors this past year.

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    1. There are just so many amazing authors out there and wonderful books to be read whether with the eyes or with the ears! Tracey has lots of books out Diana!

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  3. Oh my goodness! Carrie, thank you so much for taking the time to review the audio version of my book. This was a lovely surprise to wake up to this morning!! I'm glad we got to meet in person at ACFW. Your kind words gave me a big smile!!

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    1. A lovely story, Tracey! Looking forward to reading more of your books!

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  4. I do enjoy audio books & this sounds like a good one!!

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    1. DEANNA, yes, this audiobook by Tracey J. Lyons is a good listen!

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  5. Wonderful review Carrie! I've heard many good things about this book. I like a good audible book, especially on those headache days when I can't see straight to read.

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  6. Sounds like a good read (Or listen, lol). I don't do audiobooks myself as my hearing is poor, though I haven't tried it either.

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  7. A wonderful review, Carrie!! And it sounds like a great read! I have never heard of this author, I will have to look her up! Thanks for pointing her our way. Hugs!!

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  8. I have never read Tracey's books. But it sure sounds like s great one. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  9. New author for me. Now, I am excited to read and/or listen to Tracey's stories. Thank you. :-)

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  10. Carrie, I so appreciate when you review audiobooks. I've only been listening to audiobooks for the last year or less and mostly so that I have car entertainment or so I can keep going in a book I'm reading. I had always thought I prefer the voices in my own head vs. an unknown narrator. I've listened to some great and no-so-great narrations, so I really pay attention to reviews. Thank you for another great one.

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    1. TERRILL, it is so hard to find great Christian audiobooks especially with the historical romances. And you are right -- sometimes the narrators ruin a book! Not in this case!

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  11. Sounds great! and I love audio books. Listening to one at the moment! Thank you for sharing.

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  12. CARRIE, thank you for the awesome review! Tracey is a new-to-me author. I'm adding this one to my wish list.

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  13. I love stories about the Pinkerton agents!! So interesting and a part of history I never knew about until I read it in a historical fiction novel! Thanks for the review... another new-to-me author to check out!

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    1. Tracey J. Lyons has a lot of books out, LADETTE, so even though she's new to us she has been a bestselling author for a while now!

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