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Day of Atonement | [Faye Kellerman]

Day of Atonement

Peter Decker of the L.A.P.D. never dreamed he'd be spending his honeymoon with his new wife, Rina Lazarus, in an Orthodox Jewish enclave in Brooklyn, New York or that a terrible event would end it so abruptly. But a boy has vanished from the midst of this close-knit religious community, a troubled youth fleeing the tight bonds and strictures he felt were strangling him. The runaway, Noam, is not traveling alone. A killer has taken him under his wing to introduce Noam to a savage world of blood and terror.
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Audible Editor Reviews

This early Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus novels finds the couple newly married and honeymooning in Brooklyn during the High Holidays. When a teenage boy from an Orthodox family goes missing, Decker finds himself on the job again - with the trail of the boy and the young man he ran off with leading him back home to Los Angeles. Mitch Greenberg's performance is a wonderful match with the book - he delivers accurate Yiddish and Hebrew pronunciations and great local accents. Nice changes in tempo and pace when the action heats up and excellent voice modulation keep the listener plugged in to the story. For fans of the series, even if they've read the book already, this audiobook is a treat.

Publisher's Summary

Peter Decker of the L.A.P.D. never dreamed he'd be spending his honeymoon with his new wife, Rina Lazarus, in an Orthodox Jewish enclave in Brooklyn, New York or that a terrible event would end it so abruptly. But a boy has vanished from the midst of this close-knit religious community, a troubled youth fleeing the tight bonds and strictures he felt were strangling him.

The runaway, Noam, is not traveling alone. A killer has taken him under his wing to introduce Noam to a savage world of blood and terror. And now Decker must find them both somewhere in America before a psychopath ends the life of a confused and frightened youngster whose only sin was to want something more.

©1991 Faye Kellerman; (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Denise San Jose, CA, United States 02-24-12
    Denise San Jose, CA, United States 02-24-12 Member Since 2010

    Audio books are just my cup of tea!

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    "Love this series! Start from the begining!!"

    Love Mitch Greenburg’s narration! Definitely start this series from the beginning very little time elapses between books. I am SOOOO excited that Audible has been filling the holes in this series! Keep up the great work!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Anne Non E. Muss USA 01-19-10
    Anne Non E. Muss USA 01-19-10 Listener Since 2003
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    "Great story, Fabulous narrator!!"

    I really enjoy listening to Mitch Greenberg reading this series. I wish he'd done all of them. To me, he's become Peter Decker. Not only that, but his character voices, accents, and Hebrew pronunciation really put these books over the top. Please, please, please, let him complete the series!! I've tried to listen to some of the others and they just aren't "right" after hearing Mitch's treatment of them.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly Colorado Springs 12-18-13
    Kelly Colorado Springs 12-18-13 Member Since 2011

    I have always loved to read. As a child my mom actually grounded me from books if I was in trouble. Noone can do that now. Yay!

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    "#4 is better than the first 3"

    I liked this one best of the first four. I feel as though this book made Rina and Peter both a little more human and real. Perhaps taking Peter to Brooklyn and far out of his comfort zone was the best thing Ms. Kellerman could have done.

    Mitch Greenburg is a really good narrator though I find him better at 1.5 speed than at the regular speed. That is okay with me as that speed is my favorite setting anyway.

    If you like character driven mysteries give the Decker/Lazarus series a try.

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    Judy Cranford, NJ, United States 06-22-12
    Judy Cranford, NJ, United States 06-22-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Again great Can't wait to continue series""

    Each book gets you more hooked on the Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus series. I like the growth of the family and the solving of mysteries. Two great plots at the same time.

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    Steve C Salt Lake City, UT USA 04-30-10
    Steve C Salt Lake City, UT USA 04-30-10 Member Since 2006
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    "Day of Atonement"

    This may get better but after 10 minutes, I could not take anymore. The narration is flat and there is a background hum in the recording that is very noticeable between chapters. It is probably a personal preference but it is important that the narrator be engaging for me to invest 10+ hours of listening time. I have downloaded 1 to 2 books a month for several years so I am not new to Audible but I can't recommend this recording.

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    Jan Benson, NC, USA 01-21-10
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    "An awesome first listen!!!"

    I love Faye Kellerman, but moreso her characters, Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus. This was my first audio book and OMgosh! Mitch Greenberg did a wonderful job narrating the story! I felt like I was there, but his jewish accent when talking to Peter as the Rabbi was over the top! I'll order again and again. If everyone does this great a job, I'll be happy for a very long time!

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    Sue rochester, NY, USA 02-09-09
    Sue rochester, NY, USA 02-09-09 Member Since 2008
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    "good listen"

    Peter and Rena Decker mystery tale. Easy listen, entertaining. Glad they are filling in the rest of the older novels in the series

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Marie Brooklyn, NY USA 08-07-12
    Marie Brooklyn, NY USA 08-07-12 Member Since 2012
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    What did you love best about Day of Atonement?

    The Jewish references, a kind of cultural lesson for me, a Christian. And, the love of family.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The detective stuff. The mind of figuring out a puzzle.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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