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Blindsighted | [Karin Slaughter]

Blindsighted

The sleepy town of Heartsdale, Georgia, is jolted into panic when Sara Linton, the town's pediatrician and coroner, finds Sibyl Adams, a young college professor, dead in the local diner. As well as being viciously raped, Sibyl has been cut: two deep knife wounds form a lethal cross over her stomach. But it's only once Sara starts to perform the postmortem that the full extent of the killer's brutality starts to become clear.
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Publisher's Summary

The sleepy town of Heartsdale, Georgia, is jolted into panic when Sara Linton, the town's pediatrician and coroner, finds Sibyl Adams, a young college professor, dead in the local diner. As well as being viciously raped, Sibyl has been cut: two deep knife wounds form a lethal cross over her stomach. But it's only once Sara starts to perform the postmortem that the full extent of the killer's brutality starts to become clear.

Police chief Jeffrey Tolliver, Sara's ex-husband, is in charge of the investigation, and when a second victim is found, crucified, only a few days later, he has to face the fact that Sibyl's murder wasn't a single personal attack. They're dealing with a sadistic rapist-turned-killer who is terrorizing rural Grant County.

Jeffrey isn't alone in his search. Lena Adams, the county's sole female detective, wants to see justice done since her sister was the first victim. Sara, too, cannot escape the terror. A secret from her past could hold the key to finding the killer, unless he finds her first.

©2001 Karin Slaughter; (P)2001 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Judith Ivey's expressive narration does full justice to the story....It's easy to listen to and hard to turn off." (AudioFile)
"Wildly readable....A bull's-eye, deftly crafted, damnably suspenseful and, in the end, deadly serious....Slaughter's plotting is brilliant, her suspense relentless." (The Washington Post)

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    Terri Denver, CO, USA 04-06-07
    Terri Denver, CO, USA 04-06-07 Member Since 2003
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    "Narator's southern drawl . . ."

    I enjoyed the storyline, but had problems with the naration. Judith Ivey's southern drawl made all of the men in this book come across as nitwits. This distracted from the story, for me.
    This is the second book I've listened to by Karin Slaughter. I've enjoyed her stories. I will continue to listen to others of her books.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Austin, Texas, United States 06-07-12
    Linda Austin, Texas, United States 06-07-12 Listener Since 2008
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    "Horribly graphic rape scenes ruined the book."
    Would you listen to Blindsighted again? Why?

    No. The story went along pretty good with a surprise as to who the killer/rapist was but the rape scenes were so graphic that I would never recommend it for reading.


    What was most disappointing about Karin Slaughter’s story?

    The graphic rape scenes.


    What about Judith Ivey’s performance did you like?

    Very good.


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

    Yes, except for the rape scenes. the last one was especially hard to read.


    Any additional comments?

    This would be a pretty good story except for the graphic rape scenes. They were very disturbing.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    J. Broadlands, VA, United States 11-08-04
    J. Broadlands, VA, United States 11-08-04
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    "Predictable but good read"

    The narration of this book was excellent and the book was definitely suspenseful. However, I figured out pretty early on who "done it." It seemed fairly obvious to me. For that reason, I don't think I'll continue to read her other books.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Joslin Walker Albuquerque 08-22-12
    Joslin Walker Albuquerque 08-22-12 Member Since 2010

    I love murder, thriller, fantasy, and romance novels!!

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    "Performance killed it..."
    Would you try another book from Karin Slaughter and/or Judith Ivey?

    I would definitely try another book by Karin Slaughter, but I really did not care for Judith Ivey's performance. She made Dr. Sara Linton sound much older than she is, at least in my opinion.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sara is one of my favorite characters, though Lena is also very interesting! I've read The Grant County Series, The Will Trent Series, and The Georgia Series, and Sara is favorite in each! Just the trials that she's had to overcome and her doing so successfully makes her one of my favorite characters!


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I felt that the narrator made Sara sound much older than she should have been. I really didn't care for any of it, which is a shame as this is a great book, one of my favorites in fact!


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes!!


    Any additional comments?

    Initially,I thought that this was unabridged. It wasn't until after I purchased the book that I realized that it was the abridged version. Since an unabridged version is not available, I thought I'd give it a shot. Not only didn't I dislike the narrators portrayal of Sara Linton, there are times when you can hear "other audio" besides the narration. Its almost like someone is talking in the background. Sometimes there's an echo, which is also annoying. I hope that this book gets re-released, unabridged and with a different narrator. The music was also annoying...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Carol Australia 05-23-12
    Carol Australia 05-23-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Captivating"
    If you could sum up Blindsighted in three words, what would they be?

    Audio book just as enthralling as reading it a few years ago


    What other book might you compare Blindsighted to and why?

    Comparability probably all of Karin slaughter books


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Lena confronting her sisters lover


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

    No, prefer to make it last over a few days


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Natasha Zar Australia 02-24-14
    Natasha Zar Australia 02-24-14 Member Since 2013

    TZar

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    "An Interesting Story..."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I enjoyed the book while I was listening to it. Once I finished the book and had time to absorb the whole story, though, there were a few things I had an issue with. When the villain was revealed, I didn't find that his motive choice of victim and and the gruesome manner in which he killed his victim was adequately explained. The ending had a rushed quality about it, as though the author was rushing to meet a deadline.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Karin Slaughter? Why or why not?

    Absolutely. I have already made my way through Karin Slaughter's Will Trent series and I do enjoy her books very much.


    What aspect of Judith Ivey’s performance would you have changed?

    Some of the small characters (witnesses etc) seemed to be performed with a very whiny, geeky tone which I found annoying. I will give Judith Ivey credit with her use of emotion in her voice. There were times when a character was raging with anger and the emotion really came across strongly in her performance and really captured the mood of that particular "scene".


    Did Blindsighted inspire you to do anything?

    It inspired me to get more of the Grant County series.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Williston, ND, United States 12-16-13
    Laura Williston, ND, United States 12-16-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Detailed!"
    Where does Blindsighted rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I Love Karin Slaughter! She is very realistic and graphic in her protagonist as well as her antagonist equally. The book never slows to mundane. I have enjoyed every novel of hers so far. Audible didn't start at the beginning of her series with what they have offered so I got the Will Trent series first and then as they come in I listen to the Grant County Series. I would have liked to do it from the beginning so I don't know so much about their futures first but even with that I really like these books. This is the 10th one I have listened to.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Blindsighted?

    Descriptions of the villain with his victims for sure.. it will make your stomach turn.


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

    She has a great voice and reads the characters well. Sometimes when listening to other readers intonation I don't think they fit the situation or the characters very well but Judith Ivey did an excellent job. I wasn't distracted from the story by her breathing or pausing one bit. Anyone who listens a lot will understand that remark :) and for those of you who don't this is a good reader to start out with.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nanette Elk Grove, CA, United States 07-07-13
    Nanette Elk Grove, CA, United States 07-07-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Narrator is grating."
    Would you listen to Blindsighted again? Why?

    Not unless it were a different narrator, this person made all the men sound extremely stupid and the southern drawl, or what the narrator considered a southern drawl, made the book almost excruciating to listen to.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sarah, because although she's a doctor you don't get that superiority I see so often in professionals.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Judith Ivey?

    ANYBODY!!


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I need to pay more attention to the narrator, it really makes a difference as to whether I enjoy listening or have to force myself because I paid for the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca Birmingham, AL, United States 06-04-13
    Rebecca Birmingham, AL, United States 06-04-13 Member Since 2011
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    "good book .. marginal narration"

    decent plot, enjoyed the characters. i like this author. i do wish the unabridged version has been available.

    i disliked the over-exaggerated accent this and many other narrators use.
    it's very annoying in an audio book and not like most people who live in the south actually speak.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    A. Avins Miami, Florida United States 05-14-13
    A. Avins Miami, Florida United States 05-14-13 Member Since 2012

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    "A Good Listen"

    I realize that I really like Karin Slaughter books, as this is another that gets a 5* from me. Even though the audio is shorter then most (just over 5 hours), it packs a full story, good story line, and really good narration. I actually ready one of her later books first, so listening to this book helps me place the characters even more so. Yet you don't have to ready any other of her books prior to reading Blindsighted. Its a good story on it's own.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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