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Rhoda Massey is a young, sharp reporter for a daily newspaper in San Francisco. After proving herself an astute and fearless investigator on her first big story, she spends most of her waking hours running down leads and doing (almost) anything it takes to produce headline grabbing tales and to be the first one to do so. She must compete with her male colleagues where she works but also with those from other newspapers. Rhoda discovers it useful to be pretty and small in stature (great for eavesdropping from tight and unusual locations) but it's her shrewd mind and her nose for news that propel her to pursue stories in dangerous places and, sometimes, from dangerous characters. Just how far is she prepared to go as a ‘yellow’ journalist who wants the truth and at what price to her integrity? Then there’s the respected and handsome reporter, Ted Thompson, from a rival newspaper. Will he have a place in Rhoda’s life?
Well narrated throughout, story ordinary and as previously mentioned has stereo typical characters, but worth a listen.
First- the reader does a great job. There's one reader for the whole book and she really brings Rhoda Massey to life. The story itself is entertaining. I found it a little hard to follow at times. I do generally listen to these audio books when I'm housecleaning or doing other menial tasks. I don't know what it was about this one, but I kept feeling like I was missing a beat or confusing names here or there. That doesn't usually happen to me, even with my distracted listening. Still, it was quite enjoyable overall and worth the download for sure.
An amusing yet interesting view of Northern California as described by a female newspaper woman. Some stereotyping, but interesting, none the less. I enjoyed it.
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