Save Your Breath Audiobook by Melinda Leigh

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Review of: Save Your Breath Audiobook
Melinda Leigh

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On October 30, 2019
Last modified:October 29, 2019


Save Your Breath Audiobook

By: Melinda Leigh

Narrated by: Cris Dukehart

Published by Brilliance Audio 09/17/2019

Save Your Breath Audiobook

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Morgan Dane Series #6

8 hrs and 47 mins

Genre: Romantic Suspense

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Save Your Breath Audiobook

5.0 Hearts

I might be a tad obsessed with this series. I read the print version, but I couldn’t help snagging the audio as well. I first fell in love with this series on audio and the way Cris Dukehart voices all my favorite characters and the story.

Save Your Breath is the sixth of the Morgan Dane series which work best read in order so the character and relationship development that anchor the stories makes sense even as each mystery is a standalone.

In the latest, we finally get to see that sizzling attraction between Lance’s private investigation business boss and mentor, Lincoln Sharp, and the clever and competent investigative journalist, Olivia Cruz, take the limelight. Unfortunately, this is achieved by Olivia being kidnapped just before she can release her latest story that has her bothered.

Lincoln is beside himself at her disappearance and is joined by Morgan and Lance to get on the trail of facts that leaves them all cold with fear for Olivia’s life.

I enjoy how this author can ratchet up the suspense and make each case feel desperate and dark even while inserting into the mad race to save someone the every day love and life of her characters. And, beyond that, I love that all the characters on the investigation team are smart about how they do things. Morgan is a defense attorney, but she has training with weapons and self-defense because she comes from a family of cops. She isn’t stupid about proving herself and racing off into danger which helps Lance treat her like a true equal partner on their cases.

This one kept me wondering as to who was behind it all and why. I knew better than to leap to the obvious solution because the author is great about twisting things. It was a shock to me who was behind it, but, of course, the clues were there.

So, my listening experience with the Morgan Dane world was fab as usual and I’m always disappointed when the end comes, but that very end was just the thing to leave me smiling.

Save Your Breath Audiobook Narration

5 Hearts

 Cris Dukehart was stellar as usual. She takes an already strong story and enhances it so it becomes an even better experience with the book. She has a good husky voice for the men and doesn’t go too feminine on these tough women like Olivia, Morgan, and Morgan’s sister. Love her work.

Melinda Leigh#1 Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon bestselling author Melinda Leigh is a fully recovered banker who learned that writing books is way more fun than analyzing financial statements. Melinda’s debut novel, SHE CAN RUN, was nominated for Best First Novel by the International Thriller Writers. Since then, she has garnered numerous writing accolades, including two RITA® Award nominations and an induction into the NJ Romance Writers Hall of Fame. Her novels have sold more than 7.5 million copies across the world. Melinda loves martial arts, rescue dogs, and sea turtles. 

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Narrator: Cris DukehartNarrator Cris Dukehart

Lives in post-it note cottage… spends days talking to self in small padded room. Mom… Audiobook Narrator… Wearer of fun socks.

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My thanks to Brilliance Audio for the opportunity to listen to this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Sophia Rose
Sophia is a quiet though curious gal who dabbles in cooking, book reviewing, and gardening. Encouraged and supported by an incredible man and loving family. A Northern Californian transplant to the Great Lakes Region of the US. Lover of Jane Austen, Baseball, Cats, Scooby Doo, and Chocolate.


  1. I’m a huge fan of Cris Dukehart. I’ve listened to her narrate a few things. This sounds like something I would really enjoy. I went to add book one to my TBR and it was already there. I guess I need to get to sooner then. LOL Wonderful review.

    • I think you’d love this series, Melanie. There is also a prior trilogy of books, Scarlett Falls, that tell the story of a few of the minor characters in the Morgan Dane series. They are good, but not as good as the Morgan Dane series to me and Cris narrates them all. 🙂

  2. I can see I definitely need to add this one to my pile if it is still going strong! Wonderful review!

    • Oh yes, I feel no guilt for pushing this series at you. 🙂

  3. both author and narrator are new to me but it looks good thanks Sophia Rose

    • I spotted this series when Anna @ Herding Cats reviewed book one and I ended up binging the first few on KU. So worth it. 🙂

    • Oh yes, these are quite addicting once you get started. 🙂

  4. I’m always down for romantic suspense so I have to check out this series. Thanks for the heads up!

    • Glad to put you onto a new one to try, Joy. I just love the Morgan Dane series.

  5. I’ve read this author and have listened to the narrator-just on different projects. I liked both of them. Here’s another series I need to read/listen to-I’ve been listening to a lot of romantic suspense lately so this fits!

    • Oh yes, you are definitely the target audience for this series then, Lorna. 🙂

  6. I loved this one too. This series is fantastic. The narration is great. Fantastic review!
    I’m late to the party because this email went to spam. (:

    • This series is so good. I’m hoping that new one she’s releasing early next year is just as good.

      Oh, no worries, Anne! It goes to spam on me, too, even though I set it as not spam. 🙂

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