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Robert

I have a strong preference for the SPOKEN, as opposed to the written word. Although a poor reader may detract from a book, a truly capable reader adds immeasurably to the enjoyment of a good book.

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  • Where the Dead Lay

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By David Levien
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (10)

    After the sudden disappearance of two high-priced detectives, former Indianapolis cop Frank Behr, the brooding private investigator introduced in David Levien's nationally acclaimed novel City of the Sunis pulled into a case that is harrowing, relentless, and, ultimately, personal.

    C. McCarthy says: "Very Good Writer"
    "A Disappointment in Every Respect"
    Overall

    "Where the Dead Lay" is among the very worst of the 183 books I have downloaded from Audible.com as well as hundreds of others on tape or disk from other sources. The plot is exaggerated to the point where one can no longer "suspend disbelief." Development of the characters is just as poorly executed. At no point does the story approach believability. Nor is there the slightest redemption in the performance of the reader, Scott Brick. Although he appears to be a popular reader of audio books, he uses the same, falling inflection on what seems to be about 90 percent of the sentences, adding to the dismal mood of the book and the characters that people it. I frequently check readers reviews, but this is the first I have contributed. I am doing so in the hope of helping others to avoid an unfortunate experience. With this book, the writing and the reading are astound consistent with one another and throughout, but unfortunately they are consistently bad.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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