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Criminal | [Karin Slaughter]

Criminal

Will Trent is a brilliant agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Newly in love, he is beginning to put a difficult past behind him. Then a local college student goes missing, and he is inexplicably kept off the case by his supervisor and mentor, deputy director Amanda Wagner. Will cannot fathom Amanda's motivation, until the two of them literally collide in an abandoned orphanage they have both been drawn to for different reasons. Decades before - when Will's father was imprisoned for murder - this was his home....
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Publisher's Summary

Karin Slaughter's new thriller is an epic tale of love, loyalty, and murder that encompasses 40 years, two chillingly similar murder cases, and a good man's deepest secrets.

Will Trent is a brilliant agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Newly in love, he is beginning to put a difficult past behind him. Then a local college student goes missing, and he is inexplicably kept off the case by his supervisor and mentor, deputy director Amanda Wagner. Will cannot fathom Amanda's motivation, until the two of them literally collide in an abandoned orphanage they have both been drawn to for different reasons. Decades before - when Will's father was imprisoned for murder - this was his home…

Flash back nearly 40 years. In the summer Will Trent was born, Amanda Wagner is taking her first steps in the boy's club that is the Atlanta police department. One of her first cases is to investigate a brutal crime in one of the city's worst neighborhoods. Amanda and her partner, Evelyn, are the only ones who seem to care if an arrest is ever made. Now the case that launched Amanda's career has suddenly come back to life, and it is intertwined with the long-held mystery of Will's birth and parentage. And they will each need to face down demons from the past if they are to prevent an even greater terror from being unleashed on Atlanta today.

©2012 Karin Slaugher (P)2012 AudioGO

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    Just mississauga, Ontario, Canada 12-15-12
    Just mississauga, Ontario, Canada 12-15-12 Member Since 2015
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    "I am sorry I bought all six"

    I loved the first two, so bought all six, that was a mistake, basically the story is not much of a story. The plot for each book could be told in 3 hours instead of 15 hours. It goes on and on about stuff that does not even matter to the story.

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    Janise Glen Burnie, MD, United States 11-15-12
    Janise Glen Burnie, MD, United States 11-15-12 Member Since 2011

    Amazon shopper

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    "First time...probably the last time"
    What did you like best about Criminal? What did you like least?

    I think it could have been a good story. I thought that was one of the worst narrators I've ever heard.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Change the narrator


    Would you be willing to try another one of Kathleen Early’s performances?

    Absolutely NOT


    Was Criminal worth the listening time?

    No. It was hours of my life I'll never get back


    Any additional comments?

    I think the writer wrote a good story. Unfortunately, audio books depend every bit on the narrator as the story. I seriously couldn't wait for this book to be over.

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    Bob Keswick, Ontario, Canada 11-11-12
    Bob Keswick, Ontario, Canada 11-11-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Very Boring"
    What disappointed you about Criminal?

    Long and drawn out, story line very confusing,


    Has Criminal turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes i am not a big fan of this kind of fiction.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I thought a women trying to talk as a man was very corny.


    What character would you cut from Criminal?

    most of them


    Any additional comments?

    Just not a very interesting story line it had its moments but unfortunately far and few between, Confusing it more was the jumping from different time eras .

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    Dan 10-29-12
    Dan 10-29-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Not interesting or well written"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    better story


    What was most disappointing about Karin Slaughter’s story?

    It did not have a good plot or any exciting points in the details


    Would you be willing to try another one of Kathleen Early’s performances?

    Absolutely not


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    Bea 10-18-12
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    This one was hard to follow. Too much switching back and forth between timelines. I think I'll lay off reading Karin Slaughter books. I've read several and have decided her style doesn't work for me.

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    Linda Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, United States 10-08-12
    Linda Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, United States 10-08-12 Member Since 2011
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    "A good background story to previous novels"
    Would you try another book from Karin Slaughter and/or Kathleen Early?

    Definitely - have listened to all of her works currently available.


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

    Absolutely - love her storytelling.


    Did Kathleen Early do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes, the background on Will and Amanda clarified a lot of questions from previous story lines.


    Did Criminal inspire you to do anything?

    Not really


    Any additional comments?

    Although I loved the book, I was a bit disappointed. I perhaps expected more based on previous novels..but will definitely look forward to the next one.

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    Robert Brunswick, TN, United States 10-08-12
    Robert Brunswick, TN, United States 10-08-12 Member Since 2011

    I wish Audible would provide a better product. I continually have to go back and try to find my place to listen. Audible apparently disables the ability to burn a book to even one disk so I can listen to it. The iPod just doesn't do well on audiobooks (probably unless you buy them from Apple). It is impossible to get a book burned to CD so I can listen to it and it never plays right on the iPod.

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    "Worth the listen if a fan, otherwise not"

    This book kept my interest in general throughout the listen, although my mind tended to wander at times. Audible is horrible about copying to CD;'s so I can listen in the car on the CD Player and go back if my mind wanders. (They kept stonewalling me until I gave up on trying to get a copy to CD. I purchase a lot fewer of them as a result).

    If you are a fan of her, probably worth the purchase. I'm not a fan and don't intend to purchase any more of her books.There are better listens for your time.

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    Elizabeth Lantana, FL, United States 09-25-12
    Elizabeth Lantana, FL, United States 09-25-12 Member Since 2014
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    "crazy"
    Would you listen to Criminal again? Why?

    once was enough.


    What did you like best about this story?

    the history leason that I got about the early 70. About cops and the women who worked with them


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    caitlyn Davis, CA, United States 09-22-12
    caitlyn Davis, CA, United States 09-22-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Brilliant, Again"
    What did you love best about Criminal?

    I loved that this book goes back, tracing the history of characters you've already fallen in love with from Slaughters previous books. Its also thick with suspense.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Criminal?

    Finally understanding the special bond that Amanda and Will share- its been hinted at since the series started, but the reader has never understood why.


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

    I have listened to her before, and this one is just as good as the others. She captures the characters wonderfully, making every one sound unique.


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

    Something like "The Case that Changed it All"


    Any additional comments?

    I also love that the ending promises more from this series- a relief because its one of my favorites!!

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    lyn Monmouth Beach, NJ, United States 09-22-12
    lyn Monmouth Beach, NJ, United States 09-22-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Great storyline"
    Where does Criminal rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 3


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Criminal?

    Enjoyed the back story of Amanda and the good old girls club - how they came to be.


    Which character – as performed by Kathleen Early – was your favorite?

    Amanda Wagner


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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