This was my first Karin Slaughter novel, but it will not be my last.
After reading some of the comments about now dark the storyline was and how the reader didn't deliver on the southern accents, I almost didn't listen to this one.
However this book had me so engrossed that I didn't even noticed the accent. If the book's content hadn't been dark and bleak, then the story would have fell short of being developed. The author has to show how horrible it is in prison. It was also her job to show you the deep depravity of a serial killer’s mind. That, after all is the basis of the story. Otherwise you would have has a fluff piece without depth.
TripTych has mystery, suspense, and lots of drama. If I’m totally honest, there were parts of the story that made me whence and even had me saying, “that’s disgusting”.
But in the end it was a helluva ride. And I'm glad I brought a ticket.
I really enojyed ths story, the reader, and the lenght of the book.
The plot was involved and kept me on my seat. I wasn't sure if I would like her writing style but I read a short story and thought I would chance it. I'm so glad I did!!
No I have not listened to him before but it was a good fit.
No, I did not have an extreme reaction.
Linda in Omaha
The first of Will Trent (Grant County), murder mysteries. A girl is brutally murdered and a 16 year old boy is convicted. After years in prison, he is paroled and moves back to his home town. Soon another young girl turns up dead, and John, the parolee, is suspected of causing the death. Much investigation and many twists and turns follow. This book keeps you in suspense and guessing until the end. Would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good murder mystery featuring a serial killer.
This story was SO good and the narrator Michael Kramer read all of the parts so convincingly, that both he and the author Karen Slaughter are now two of my favorites. The story starts out pretty harsh and this is not a book you would want to listen to in the car with your children. But if you stick with it, I think you'll be glad you did. . . I know I was!
The southern accents weren't that great - the narrator made every southern person sound like they were 65 years old instead of 34 or whatever age they were.
I dunno, maybe. I already purchased a book because it was on sale, but I'll listen to it when I don't have anything else to listen to.
I didn't like the southern accents.
Not really -
I think this book is a waste of time.
Personally can't say if it is "better" in audio but I enjoy the depth that the narrator brings to the story. Won't have time to read if it wasn't audible, totally enjoyable.
This plot keeps twisting and turning, the author has a wonderful way of pulling the past into the present and ties it all together well.
Believe it or not, it's Angie.... he gives depth into what kind of person she is and the issues she struggles with.
The Strength to Overcome the Past...
Enjoy the Will Trent series by Slaughter, discrepancies as to the order....I still have come back for more irregardless.
I loved this book! The story, the characters.....everything. I finished Triptych on my way home from work at 2AM and stayed up long enough to buy and download the next book in the series so I can listen to a little before I sleep. I can't wait to find out what Will Trent and Angie Polaski are up to in the next book. I'm not from the south but I found the reader's accent to be just fine!
No. I listened to a bit of another recording of this book, which sounded much better, but it was abridged. I have never understood why anyone would buy an abridged book or audiobook. Just less for your money and if I liked it, then I would have to go back and read the unabridged version.
Annoying southern accents (I am a southerner and those are NOT accents I have ever heard except by actors). Women's voices are also annoying, fake sounding. An unconvincing female with an unconvincing accent equal convincingly awful!
Author very good. Excellent plot and characters. I plan to read or listen to at least some of the following boks in the Will Trent series, but not if they are narrated by Michael Kramer. He has a clear , easily understandable voice, and good diction, but should not attempt any accents with which he is not familiar. I now vow not to buy any audiobook without listening to a sample, particularly if the reviews of the narrator are negative.
All I can say is wow .The characters are flawed, the writing is dark, the details intense and once you start listening you can't stop. If detective, thrillers are you genre, you will be enthralled!
Wow, what a great story! I went from really being disgusted with this drug-addled loser to really rooting for him after he loses everything. When I found out that the only person who he felt a connection with, could honestly help him, I practically cheered out loud! The narration was really great too! Usually a man doing a female voice sounds so falsetto but Mr. Kramer is a pro!!!
It may have been my first time with Ms. Slaughter but not my last!