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Mariann

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  • The Spellman Files: A Novel

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Lisa Lutz
    • Narrated By Ari Graynor
    Overall
    (148)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (56)

    Isabel Spellman's life consists of 24-hour surveillance, routine investigations into her acquaintances, and listening devices planted in her deadbolt-locked room. For a 28-year-old in a family composed almost entirely of private investigators or former cops, the tools of the trade turn typical family dysfunction into commonplace espionage.

    Marsha says: "the spellman files"
    "The Spellman family is disturbed, yet endearing"
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    Where does The Spellman Files rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I enjoyed the narrator, and found her voice fit the story well. She was one of the best narrators I've listened to. I loved the character of Izzy, and found her faults to be endearing even though she's more hard-boiled than most comic heroines I've met. I guess I just identify with her more than some of the goody-two-shoes girl-cops in other detective fiction.


    What other book might you compare The Spellman Files to and why?

    Interestingly, I found the review saying Izzy was the love-child of Dirty Harry and Harriet the Spy fairly accurate! I love Harriet the Spy, and she'd be about my age right now, which I find a very good recommendation in a heroine.


    What does Ari Graynor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I love to read, but her voice fits in with my concept of what Izzy sounds like, and I like to hear "Izzy" telling me the story.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If I could have, but it was enjoyable to have it to listen to for a while.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the fact that it was a series and continued with the further adventures of the Spellmans!

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