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Body Double Audiobook

Body Double

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Publisher's Summary

Returning home from a trip to Paris, Boston medical examiner Maura Isles confronts a nightmarish scene. Police cruisers line her street and slumped in a car at the end of Maura's driveway is a dead woman, her head bloodied by a gunshot wound. Cops and neighbors gape at her as she approaches. Only when Maura looks at the victim does she understand why everyone is so shocked by her arrival. The dead woman looks exactly like Maura. Within a week, the DNA lab delivers a stunning verdict: the dead woman is Maura's twin. A twin she never knew she had. Detective Jane Rizzoli, now eight months pregnant, tackles the case as chief investigator. But for Maura, this murder is far more personal and frightening.

©2004 Tess Gerritsen; (P)2004 Books on Tape, Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • Romantic Times Award Winner - Best Contemporary Mystery, 2004

"An electric series of startling twists, the revelation of ghoulishly practical motives and a nail-biting finale make this Gerritsen's best to date. (Publishers Weekly)

What Members Say

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    Ann Hampshire, TN, United States 01-02-13
    Ann Hampshire, TN, United States 01-02-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This was a very strong story and moved quickly


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Body Double?

    First chapter "grabbed" you.


    Which character – as performed by Kathe Mazur – was your favorite?

    all


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

    yes loved it


    Any additional comments?

    no

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    Lynda United States 12-05-12
    Lynda United States 12-05-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Woman blindsided by past"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It had a story had made you want to hear it from beginning to end with no interruptioms


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    wanted to see who was who


    What about Kathe Mazur’s performance did you like?

    she reads well with inflections that soothe not irritate


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brooke Smyrna, GA, United States 10-30-12
    Brooke Smyrna, GA, United States 10-30-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Bad narrator"
    Would you be willing to try another one of Kathe Mazur’s performances?

    No, I was not pleased at all. It lacked so much enthusiasm, I had to stop listening every now and then just to get my energy back.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    E. Chen nj 10-14-12
    E. Chen nj 10-14-12 Member Since 2015

    EmandKitty

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    "RIT-ZOLI"

    It was really difficult for me to get through this book because of the narrator. I don't recall seeing the letter T in Rizzoli. Everytime she said RIT-ZOLI I wanted to scream. The overall story was good. I was entertained during my 90 minute commute.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Hans 09-12-12
    Hans 09-12-12
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    "too improbable"

    TG has produced some solid 4-star books in this series, but "Body Double" does not step-up. The main characters are well developed, but the plot is just too improbable.

    It starts off strong with a good plot hook, but then the improbabilities start to mount.

    So this dog has our heroines running around the North East for days/weeks all while impervious to the jurisdictional boundaries that seem to thwart their colleagues... No one seems to oversee what they do, where they do it, how many resources are consumed or how they spend their time... All while remaining real women w/ needs and endlessly obsessing over life's insecurities...

    Our heroines are probing the murder of (wait for it) a previously-unknown twin sister via the intersection of a convicted psychopathic mass-murderer, an un-discovered serial killer and a victim... Well, you don't see this everyday...

    Oh, btw one of them is 8+ months pregnant and somehow has avoided mandatory desk duty while freewheeling around across state lines on active duty -- with firearms... Don't you love those fiction-only interstate carry permits for local law enforcement?

    Of course, the heroines will capture the most prolific serial killing team in history (about 300-500 victims, depending on how you do the math) and generally save humanity as we know it --- all without colleagues, subpoenas, search warrants, jurisdiction.... or a phallus. But they do have an unlimited forensics budget, instant access to any test result/report/etc they want, FBI computer databases w/ custom searches and any other equally-improbable capability they may desire. I just love the latest ground penetrating radar available for instant access in remote Maine...

    I'm really confused by folks who give dogs like this 4/5 stars - just how much can a reader be expected to suspend belief?

    I realize that there is a fair amount of publisher's salt and friend's reviews built into Audible’s system (plus you start with 1 star out of the gate), but for something like this to have an average of 4.5 stars highlights the flaws in Amazon's review system.

    This book is 2-3 stars at best. If this were a film, it would get one thumb-up and one thumb-down...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    L.W. 06-30-12
    L.W. 06-30-12

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Scary and well written"

    This is a scary story for me anyway. But it is woven so well I just had to get to the end. Very interesting book. Well narrated.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    T. Trefan Calgary, Canada 01-17-12
    T. Trefan Calgary, Canada 01-17-12 Member Since 2011

    Compulsively Reading

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    "Good Book WRETCHED Narrator"

    OMG just PLEASE stop it with the bostonian accent!! It's like jaming scissors in my ear. I'm only continuing to listen cuz the story is good and I love Rizzoli and Isles.

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    Thompson Temple, TX, United States 09-06-11
    Thompson Temple, TX, United States 09-06-11
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    "Top Notch"

    When I finish on of Tess Gerritsens books i usuall say this is on of the best yet. This one is by far her best effort.

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    RobinR 06-14-11
    RobinR 06-14-11
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    "Awful narrator"

    The story is great. I love Gerritsen's work, but the narrator constantly mispronounces the main character's name (Rizzoli) and sounds half asleep !! Very annoying. Fortunately the storyline itself made up for the irritating narrator. My suggestion - by the book and read it yourself, or prepare for annoying accents and Ritzoli!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Karin Palos Heights, IL, United States 08-06-10
    Karin Palos Heights, IL, United States 08-06-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Great story, terrible narrator"

    The story is great, but the narrator is below average. At times, at least to me, she mispronounces Rizzoli's name. It would've been more enjoyable as other reviewers have said, if the narrator at least changed the voices when a new or different character is speaking.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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