cover image Million Dollar Baby

Million Dollar Baby

Lisa Jackson, read by Kate Rudd. Brilliance Audio, unabridged, seven CDs, 8.5 hrs., $14.99 ISBN 978-1-4558-6532-1

When Chandra Hill discovers a squalling newborn abandoned in her barn, she’s thrown into a whirlwind of events that revolve around the attractive physician who examines baby John Doe in the hospital and the sudden media scrutiny that sheds light on her controversial past. This audio production of Jackson’s romance is capably narrated by Kate Rudd, who delivers a natural and workmanlike performance. Her delivery boasts a deep-throated sexiness that perfectly serves the novel’s romantic tension and captures the chemistry between the author’s main characters. Additionally, Rudd modifies her pacing and utilizes pauses to render the book’s moments of tension, action, and drama. At times, however, she fails to create distinct voices; most of her male characters sound the same. Still, listeners who enjoy romantic suspense will find this an entertaining production. A Silhouette Paperback. (Dec.)