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James

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  • The Kill Room: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder, January LaVoy, Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (299)
    Performance
    (263)
    Story
    (261)

    It was a "million-dollar bullet," a sniper shot delivered from over a mile away. Its victim was a United States citizen, targeted by the United States government, and assassinated in the Bahamas. The nation's most renowned investigator and forensics expert, Lincoln Rhyme, is drafted to investigate. As details of the case start to emerge, the he discovers that not all is what it seems. When a deadly, knife-wielding assassin begins systematically eliminating the witnesses, Lincoln's investigation turns into a chilling battle of wits against a cold-blooded killer.

    Bill says: "Buy the BOOK, skip the AUDIO"
    "Pronunciation and multiple narrators terrible"
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    First, the narrators need to learn that "conch" is pronounced with a hard "ch" like "conk". The repeated mis-pronunciation was distracting and got to be funny after a while. We could even make a drinking game of it. The narrator who voiced Amelia was terrible. It sounded like she read her lines all at one time with no inflection of any kind and then they were spliced in here and there. Also, the repeated reading of the evidence reports was both boring and time consuming. The book could have been 2 hours shorter without that. The characters Jacob and Shreve seemd to be channeled from Dean Koontz except Deaver can't keep it up throughout the book. The development of both characters falls apart at the end as neither fit the character which was developed.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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