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Thorn in My Side | [Karin Slaughter]

Thorn in My Side

It could have been just any night, and they could have just been any two brothers - but it wasn't, and they weren't. The scene is an Atlanta bar. The music is loud and the dance floor is packed. The good-looking brother picks up a girl. But when dark deeds ensue out in the parking lot, what happens next can only be described in two words: vintage Slaughter. From the opening scene to the last line, "Thorn in My Side" is as wicked as it is entertaining.
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Publisher's Summary

It could have been just any night, and they could have just been any two brothers - but it wasn't, and they weren't. The scene is an Atlanta bar. The music is loud and the dance floor is packed. The good-looking brother picks up a girl. But when dark deeds ensue out in the parking lot, what happens next can only be described in two words: vintage Slaughter.

From the opening scene to the last line, "Thorn in My Side" is as wicked as it is entertaining - an unforgettable piece of writing from one of the most beloved storytellers working today.

©2012 Karin Slaughter (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Sarah Huntington, MA, United States 05-07-12
    Sarah Huntington, MA, United States 05-07-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Just Awful"

    My only thought is that Karin Slaughter wrote this after more than a few drinks at a dinner party where conjoined twins were the topic of conversation. Perhaps this could have been an interesting concept for a story, but this falls short of the high caliber of work that Karin Slaughter is known and highly respected for. This 'short story' is lacking at every level and is not recommended!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Carla Sacramento, CA, United States 10-09-12
    Carla Sacramento, CA, United States 10-09-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Amusing."

    Karin Slaughter's stories always draw me in. She's like a mean friend, always luring you into adventures and even though you get tired and the endings are downright nasty, you stay to the end and look forward, guardedly, to the next.

    This one is a classic example. The surprises are part of the fun so I won't reveal the story. Had it been longer or more expensive I might not give as favorable a review but as it is-- I enjoyed it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Becky Vires Greenville, SC USA 11-12-13
    Becky Vires Greenville, SC USA 11-12-13
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    "The Worst."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Love the author and have listened to everything. Love the Will Trent series, but this one- Yuck!


    Would you ever listen to anything by Karin Slaughter again?

    yes


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Just ok - bad material to work with.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Thorn in My Side?

    Everything.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joan Plainfield, MA, United States 04-27-13
    Joan Plainfield, MA, United States 04-27-13 Member Since 2010
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    "a waste of time and money"
    What disappointed you about Thorn in My Side?

    The story is just stupid.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Karin Slaughter again?

    Not if it isn't better than this.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Christopher Lane?

    Maybe.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Can't get through it. Maybe anger over the wasted money.


    Any additional comments?

    ick.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica CROWN POINT, IN, United States 04-01-13
    Jessica CROWN POINT, IN, United States 04-01-13 Member Since 2012

    I am a nurse, wife, daughter, sister, and student. I don't have much free time but when I find a minute I enjoying listening to a good book.

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    "Humorous undertones"
    What did you love best about Thorn in My Side?

    There was a humorous undertone that you don't pick up on until the end...


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Thorn in My Side?

    The ending...


    Have you listened to any of Christopher Lane’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no, but this one was pretty good.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    P. Hahn Houston, TX United States 03-26-13
    P. Hahn Houston, TX United States 03-26-13

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    If you could sum up Thorn in My Side in three words, what would they be?

    Made me smile!


    Have you listened to any of Christopher Lane’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, I haven't, but I enjoyed this book very much.


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

    Yes, but don't have the time.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dorothy Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 02-01-13
    Dorothy Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 02-01-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Twisted"

    An entertaining short story, but really twisted. Like Karin Slaughter allowed the dark side of her mind free rein on an really unusual topic. All I can say is she must have some awful nightmares to think up this stuff. You just have to read it for yourself!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff cleve, OH, United States 09-02-12
    Jeff cleve, OH, United States 09-02-12 Member Since 2012
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    "weird"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would recomend if you like weird and unhappy


    Would you ever listen to anything by Karin Slaughter again?

    I love slauter.She writes most interesting and she is pretty gory


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

    nothing much ,but he is a good reader


    Could you see Thorn in My Side being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    heck no


    Any additional comments?

    not really

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    catschock Deer Park, WA, United States 08-29-12
    catschock Deer Park, WA, United States 08-29-12
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    "Unbelievable drivel"
    What would have made Thorn in My Side better?

    Never to have been written. It's completely unbelievable.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something by Tana French


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Christopher Lane?

    Yes


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Thorn in My Side?

    Just about all of it.


    Any additional comments?

    I was NOT expecting this style from Karin Slaughter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Paula SHASTA LAKE, CA, United States 08-21-12
    Paula SHASTA LAKE, CA, United States 08-21-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Worst Book Ever"
    What would have made Thorn in My Side better?

    I have read only one other book by Karin Slaughter and enjoyed it but this book was horrible. I wish I had never ordered it. I would not recommend this book to anyone.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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