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tamborine

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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
    (295)
    Performance
    (259)
    Story
    (257)

    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"
    "Awful audiobook!"
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    I've read all the other Lincoln Rhyme books so far, and liked all of them. With this one, I decided to go with an audiobook, and I couldn't be sorrier. Any one of the 3 narrators alone might have been all right, but having 3 of them reading the same book turned it into a mess. They sound as if they all recorded their parts separately and had them spliced together afterwards. It was especially disconcerting to have a woman voicing only one character - Amelia Sachs - and everything else, including other female characters, were read by males. Amelia's dialog went something like this: (female voice) "Blah, blah, blah" (male voice) "said Amelia.". I listened to it while commuting, and couldn't focus on the story, since I was spending so much time grinding my teeth over the disjointed narration. I've listened to books that have had different narrators for chapters written from different points of view and they were fine. But changing narrator mid-sentence is ridiculous. It's not a play or a movie, it's a book!


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