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Aphrodite | [Russell Andrews]

Aphrodite

It looked for all the world like a terrible, tragic accident. Susanna Morgan had gotten up in the middle of the night, tripped, fallen, and broken her neck. Yet when detective Justin Westwood inspects the victim's apartment, he can't help noticing that the details don't quite add up. The glass on the bedside table is knocked over but there are no cuts on her body. The scrape on her knee looks suspiciously fresh. And then a terrified witness comes forward, confirming his worst fear.
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It looked for all the world like a terrible, tragic accident. Susanna Morgan had gotten up in the middle of the night, tripped, fallen, and broken her neck. Yet when detective Justin Westwood inspects the victim's apartment, he can't help noticing that the details don't quite add up. The glass on the bedside table is knocked over but there are no cuts on her body. The scrape on her knee looks suspiciously fresh. And then a terrified witness comes forward, confirming his worst fear.

This is no accident. This is murder.

Justin Westwood moved to East End Harbor to escape a dark, disturbing past, and to lead a quiet life. He had retreated from reality by taking a menial post with a small-town Long Island police department, drowning his troubles in mindless traffic duty and lots of booze. Now his dormant professionalism is awakened after Susanna's brutal murder. This is just the kind of reality check that Justin needs, and he will stop at nothing to get to the bottom of this madness - to find the meaning of the mysterious "Aphrodite" - and maybe save himself in the process.

©2004 Russell Andrews; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Tenesha Ocala, FL, United States 05-23-12
    Tenesha Ocala, FL, United States 05-23-12 Member Since 2011
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    I really enjoyed this book.....I didn't think I would, but the Narrator has a very soothing voice and the story line was wonderful. It was refreshing to listen to something different for a change. Two thumbs up for me....I plan on listening to some more of this series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Rene Clovis, CA, United States 05-22-12
    Rene Clovis, CA, United States 05-22-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Wonderful surprise!"

    Didn't expect much of this impulsive purchase, but ended up loving the book and the narrator. Sorry Mr. Schirner, but at first your voice irritated me, then by chapter 3, I fell in love with the way you intoned all the characters. I let myself be enjoyably tossed around by the author, not trying to figure out the conclusion, and I loved all the twists and turns and unexpected revelations. Fun stuff for those of us who love government conspiracy theories.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mary WACO, TX, United States 05-16-12
    Mary WACO, TX, United States 05-16-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Oh, no. He isn't going there, is he?"

    Liked the characters. Hated the plot. When I started to realize where the story was going, I couldn't believe it. Yep. It went there. Ruined an otherwise interesting listen.

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    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 05-03-12
    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 05-03-12 Member Since 2010

    Don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Trip's cool though. Use Audible to make gym-training sane... And rip my imagination.

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    "Just Works - Wonderfully"

    Justin Westwood's a cop-of-mystery. Russell Andrews plots like a surgeon... And this operation's a successful procedure. The author's thought about how to make a mystery, mysterious. And he's commercial enough to add the sort of characters that movie goers expect. Hey... why over think... I liked it and Buck Shirner's read's perfect. I'll buy more from both of them.

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    Robert Parrish, Florida 04-26-12
    Robert Parrish, Florida 04-26-12 Member Since 2007

    I know from whence I speak.

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    Decent story but the narrator has an especially deep voice and he reads slow. Made me sleepy. I upped the speed on my iPod and it was a little easier to listen to. That said, if you like this author, this is hardly a reason to avoid the book.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Springville, UT, United States 02-17-13
    Mary Springville, UT, United States 02-17-13
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    "Great Writer, but couldn't handel the bad language"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I thought the writer was awesome and engaging. The narrator was areally good as well, but I couldn't deal with all the bad language. I guess I will have to stick with Young Adult fiction.


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    Valerie Dallas, TX United States 07-21-12
    Valerie Dallas, TX United States 07-21-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Fascinating"
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    A really fascinating thriller from beginning to end. Had to make sure i was paying attention so I didn't miss any of the details. Scary to think about the collusion of government and "big" science.

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    Samantha Omaha, NE 07-13-12
    Samantha Omaha, NE 07-13-12 Member Since 2010

    Love to listen to historical fiction, paranormal, romance, and general fiction while commuting. Audiobooks help make the drive bearable!

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    "Intriguing read"
    What made the experience of listening to Aphrodite the most enjoyable?

    I didn't guess most of the "aha" moments - I like that in thriller novels.


    What other book might you compare Aphrodite to and why?

    Possibly John Grisham books...this isn't a legal thriller, but some of the plot and characters are Grisham-esque.


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

    This was my first one, I certainly enjoyed it.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the hero thought or spoke about his former life. I found these scenes to be pretty powerful.


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    Kathy New Mexico 06-27-12
    Kathy New Mexico 06-27-12 Member Since 2007

    Kathy

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    "Good mystery"

    The story plot was somewhat predictable but it was nice to figure out how it was going to play out. I didn't always spot what was coming, as some reviewers indicated, but the characters were interesting.

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    JALAYNE SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 06-21-12
    JALAYNE SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 06-21-12 Member Since 2011

    Tell us about yourself! USPS, mail carrier walking all day, audio books really make my day seems shorter

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    "Less is MORE"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Aphrodite to be better than the print version?

    yes, the narrator made this audio worth listening too, he brought the book alive. I do believe i would have put it down if i had to read it


    What did you like best about this story?

    the freaking story line was great, the characters were even better.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    when Justin Westbrook decided to revisit the crime scene and discovered more than he really wanted


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Bad cops are good Too


    Any additional comments?

    I paid $5.00 for one of the best crime books I've purchased on Audible, and $20.00 for ones that should have cost me FREE

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