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Criminal Audiobook

Criminal

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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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    Deborah 03-14-15
    Deborah 03-14-15
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    "The Past and the Present"

    Very well told story weaving together the the past and present. Kept me intrigued and on the edge of my seat to see these two adjacent stories blend together to provide a story about Will Trent's early history resulting in who he is today.

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    Richard Northport, AL, United States 03-01-15
    Richard Northport, AL, United States 03-01-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Eeh...it was okay."

    Maybe it was because I didn't relate to Amanda or Evelyn all that well, but I found their story of discrimination tedious and slowly told. Love Will Trent and Sarah though.

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    Anne MURFREESBORO, TN, United States 02-24-15
    Anne MURFREESBORO, TN, United States 02-24-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Case that started it all..."

    Sometimes difficult to follow, but ties up all the loose ends in the history of Will with Amanda and Evelyn.

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    Howling Monkey 02-24-15 Listener Since 2008
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    "Really good book!"

    I really enjoyed this book, i also enjoyed the narration! I recommend it, you will like it!

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    Amazon Customer Ashtabula, OH, United States 02-04-15
    Amazon Customer Ashtabula, OH, United States 02-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "awesome"

    wow Ms Carin has done it again.
    I was so spellbound to this book I couldn't stop n listening.
    Super excited to hear more.

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    Michelle Abdo 01-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Awesome series."

    Really drew you in to the series. And each book gave you a little bit more of the characters you were finding out about. But criminal book was the best by far could not put it down. Enjoy the will Trent series immensely.

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    Kelsey Spratlin 10-17-14 Member Since 2012

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    "INCREDIBLE!!!"
    If you could sum up Criminal in three words, what would they be?

    Gripping, Entertaining, Heart-Stopping


    What did you like best about this story?

    This book kept you on edge, the switches between present day and past kept you in constant connection and attention to the book.


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

    Yes and I enjoyed both; however enjoyed Kathleen Early's voice more then the voice of "broken"


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

    "Criminal"... Do they ever really die?


    Any additional comments?

    I listen to audiobooks as I run. I am not someone who enjoys running; however participates in running for weight loss. This book helped me log more miles running then ever before! I found myself running longer just so I could listen to a few more chapters. I have never written a review of an audiobook and have listened to many and I felt that this was such a stellar book it deserved a review! Do yourself a favor and purchase this book, it will keep you entertained and running for hours!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amy SANTA FE, NM, United States 10-05-14
    Amy SANTA FE, NM, United States 10-05-14 Member Since 2015

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    "Not The Least Bit Thrilling"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Cut out the repetition and backstory.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Karin Slaughter again?

    No.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Cut out the rising intonation.


    Any additional comments?

    I had no idea that a thriller could be so monotonous and repetitive.

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    Rick 09-18-14
    Rick 09-18-14
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    "Hard to quit"
    What made the experience of listening to Criminal the most enjoyable?

    The story of how Will came to be Will. His birth and existence, how his boss came to meet him. Having been a young adult at the early years of this story, I could feel exactly what Amanda and Evelyn were subjected to in their chosen career paths


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Will Trent, of course. He is like all normal people, fighting his own inner demons and past while trying to do the right thing in both his job and relationship. I was glad to see the author presented Amanda as a "caring" person in this book.


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

    She did a very good job, I would listen to more.


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

    Criminal, not all is as it seems


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait until my credits renew to get the next book in this series. I have listened to all of the books in this series, except the short story, during my commute to and from work. I find myself sitting in my truck when I get to work, still listening, when I should be in my office, doing what I get paid to do. As I said earlier, HARD TO QUIT!!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mackie Owens Waxahachie, Tx, US 04-25-14
    Mackie Owens Waxahachie, Tx, US 04-25-14 Member Since 2012

    Voracious reader, technology has made travel so much easier. Now I take my entire library!

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    "Another Great Will Trent Story"
    If you could sum up Criminal in three words, what would they be?

    Unexpected twisted and enthralling!


    What other book might you compare Criminal to and why?

    If you like Will Trent, this is a good one!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The very end!


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

    Yes, but couldn't!


    Any additional comments?

    Please, more Will Trent!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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