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Cruel Deception Audiobook

Cruel Deception: Detective Jason Strong Book 9

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Publisher's Summary

Jason and Vanessa are back with a new case, and this one pushes them to the limit. Clues are being left at the scene of the homicides but they can't figure out the meaning.

Frustration mounts, as does the number of victims, but the detectives won't give up. Will they figure it out too late, or are they smarter than the killer gives them credit for.

©2014 John C. Dalglish (P)2015 John C. Dalglish

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    Harry Boyle Irmo, SC, United States 07-29-15
    Harry Boyle Irmo, SC, United States 07-29-15 Member Since 2009
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    "It seems Real"
    What did you love best about Cruel Deception?

    A fast moving story where the detectives seem like they are real in developing their investigation. The narrator, as he has done before, picks up the pace of the story as he reads the text. Joshua Bennington does his best work when the story flows. The book just ends too quickly leaving me to hope there will be a new adventure available real soon.


    Which character – as performed by Joshua Bennington – was your favorite?

    Detective Strong is obviously the favorite as everything revolves around him.


    Any additional comments?

    Waiting for the next one. I like the concept of 2.5 hour books.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff 08-28-15
    Jeff 08-28-15
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    "A BLOODY DETECTIVE STORY"
    Would you listen to Cruel Deception again? Why?

    I would listen to "Cruel Deception" again and have it on my best audio books list.


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

    Most of the time the story line kept me from turning the story off, I always wanted to hear what was next.


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

    Joshua Bennington's voice reminds me of the men telling stories over the radio I heard as a child. The old mystery/detective stories. The only thing that is missing is the music.


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

    The killing were a little messy. But make you want Detective Strong to get the guy even more.


    Any additional comments?

    I gave this audio book a 5 star review as well as the other book by John Dalglish I listened too because of the performance of the narrator Joshua Bennington. He made the book for me.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Mary 09-06-15
    Mary 09-06-15
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    "A Jason Strong Novel"
    What made the experience of listening to Cruel Deception the most enjoyable?

    The narrator gave the novel a mystery tone.


    Any additional comments?

    Terrific audio book, you need to add it to your collection of detective mystery books.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lorie 08-28-15
    Lorie 08-28-15
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    "A Pure and Clean Detective Story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Cruel Deception to be better than the print version?

    Almost all audio versions of a book are more entertaining than the printed version plus I can do something else with my hands and eyes. Like drive or cut my grass.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the suspense of the mystery. Mr. Dalglish held off to the end for this who done it.


    What about Joshua Bennington’s performance did you like?

    I have heard other performances by Mr. Bennington and have liked them all. Hope Mr. Dalglish will use him again.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this performance and gave it a five star rating. The story was great and the narration was terrific

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Billy 07-24-15
    Billy 07-24-15
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    "CLEAN DETECTIVE STORY"
    If you could sum up Cruel Deception in three words, what would they be?

    SUSPENSE TO THE END


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    THE (BAD GUY) OR SLICER! HE MADE THE STORY. THE MYSTERY WAS WHO WAS HE? ALL THE OTHER'S ARE THE SAME FROM BOOK TO BOOK.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I ALWAYS LIKE WHERE WE FIND OUT WHO THE BAD GUY IS AND WHY HE DID IT.


    Any additional comments?

    I THOUGHT THE NARRATOR DID A PARTICULARLY GOOD JOB AND GAVE THE BOOK A MORE REAL FEEL. HE GAVE THE BAD GUY A MORE MYSTERIOUS TONE THAN JUST READING THE BOOK. IF YOU LIKE JASON STRONG DETECTIVE BOOKS YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED WITH THIS BOOK.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Albert 09-06-15
    Albert 09-06-15
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    "Another detective Jason Strong tthriller"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I liked all of Mr. Dalglishes books and would recommend this one as well.


    Any additional comments?

    This Jason Strong detective story had a different twist to it and he held out the till the very end to give us the "who don it". I always like to keep guessing to the end. I liked the narration very much and will be hearing of Joshua Bennington's narrations..

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah 08-23-15
    Deborah 08-23-15
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    "A MYSTERY DETECTIVE STORY"
    What did you love best about Cruel Deception?

    What I found most entertaining about this book was that I did not guess "who done it" until I was told at the end. Those kinds of books keep me going to the end. Hard to turn off the audio book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Cruel Deception?

    Each of the killings were unforgettable because they were soooo gross.


    What about Joshua Bennington’s performance did you like?

    I am really liking this reader. This is the second or third book I have heard him read. I have enjoyed them all more because of his voice. He brought a lot to this and the other books he has done. I want to hear more of him.


    Any additional comments?

    Get the audio book you will like it. We have heard it twice already and will play it again for our friends.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jimmy 08-21-15
    Jimmy 08-21-15
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    "A WHO DONE IT DETECTIVE STORY"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Cruel Deception to be better than the print version?

    The audio book was better than the printed book because the author gave the story line but the narrator brought the characters to life. All audio books give the story line more dimension and depth.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The author kept the killer veiled to the end. This makes the story much more of a mystery for the reader. I liked that!


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

    Joshua Bennington has a captivating voice. He gave each character in the audio book a distinct and interesting voice. That's the kind of reader I enjoy hearing.


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

    The murders were a little gross but I guess the author needed that to show what a bad guy the killer was and the killings were in the end useless.


    Any additional comments?

    I have liked all of John Dalglish's detective Strong books and I particularly liked this new narrator. I hope to hear more books by him!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas 08-17-15
    Thomas 08-17-15
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    "A DETECTIVE JASON STRONG CASE"
    What did you love best about Cruel Deception?

    The book kept us in the dark about the killer until the very end. Hard to put down because I kept trying to think of who the killer could be.


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

    This was a book I could listen to from beginning to end and not turn off.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked both the story and the reader. I would recommend it. The reader did a particularly good job with the characters.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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