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The Last Gasp Audiobook Review



My Review


The Last Gasp by Chautona Havig is a charming adventure through the glamour and perils of 1920s Hollywood. This light-hearted romantic mystery was quick and fun to read (or in my case, listen to), great for winding down after a long day.


As much as I enjoyed it, I did feel that the plot was a bit rushed. The set-up of the murder was very well done, but I found the ending a bit anti-climactic. About half-way through the book, the focus seemed to shift from the investigation to the characters’ personal lives, causing the previous air of suspense to all-but disappear.


The narration was good, almost every character’s voice suiting their personalities and adding something special to the story. The only complaint I have in terms of narration is Gary’s voice. I just felt that it didn’t suit him at all and found it rather annoying.


Speaking of characters, I really liked the whole cast of characters in this book! They were all endearing (well, most of them anyway), fun, and entertaining. I’d say that they were the highlight of the book.


I’d recommend it to fans of Old Hollywood and character-driven romance with a touch of mystery.


Note: I received a copy of this audiobook through Celebrate Lit Tours. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.




Giveaway!!!


To celebrate her tour, Christa is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book in the winner’s preferred format!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter (open only to US residents).

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About the Book


Book: The Last Gasp

Author: Chautona Havig

Narrator: Christa DelSorbo

Genre: Christian Historical Mystery, Fairytale

Release date: December, 2021


At the pinnacle of his Hollywood career, Garrison Prince’s reign ends tonight.

As plain old Gary Prinz, he can pursue his Bible education, buy a bungalow in Pasadena, acquire a few chickens, and marry the girl of his dreams. He just never imagined trading the silver screen for a pulpit would wreak such havoc.


A cigarillo girl, Lucinda Ashton spends her days with her boyfriend, Gary, and her evenings selling candy and “gaspers” to the Hollywood elite at the Taj Mahal Theater.

However, when gunshots ring out just as intermission begins, Lucinda finds herself smack-dab in the middle of a brouhaha that leaves three dead, and no one has a clue why.


All the police know is that the evidence points to Lucinda as the killer and Gary as the intended target.

Four new friends, one young orphan, and a potluck of clues that don’t seem to fit anywhere leave the police baffled, Lucinda in fear for her freedom, and Gary ready to trade in his acting shoes for gumshoes if it’ll save his “Cinda.”


The first book in the Ever After Mysteries combining beloved fairy tales and mysteries, The Last Gasp. This Cinderella retelling blends a murder with enough crime and story clues to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Click here to get your copy!

About the Author

Using story to connect readers with the Master Storyteller.

Chautona Havig lives in an oxymoron, escapes into imaginary worlds that look startlingly similar to ours, and writes the stories that emerge. An irrepressible optimist, Chautona sees everything through a kaleidoscope of It’s a Wonderful Life sprinkled with fairy tales. Find her at chautona.com and say howdy—if you can remember how to spell her name.


About the Narrator

Speaking Life into Story

Queen of the one-eyebrow quirk, Christa DelSorbo auditioned for the role of Tarzan’s mom and has the photos to prove she ended up as the only cast member in a literal cast. These days, they keep her stuck in a box with a ball on a stick and only feed her when she reads another chapter of another fabulous book. She loves every minute. Or so they tell her. *eyebrow slowly raises *





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