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Dead Ringer Audiobook

Dead Ringer

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Audible Editor Reviews

After attorney Benedetta Rosato loses her wallet, she receives bills for identical dresses she didn’t buy and is arrested for a robbery she didn’t commit. Narrator Barbara Rosenblat is giddy and girlish when the cynical, wisecracking Bennie meets a hunky Navy SEAL and hard as nails as Bennie solves her client’s murder. When Bennie almost drowns trying to save her dog from Alice’s attempts to murder him, Rosenblat’s performance leaves the listener gasping for breath, relieved to be on dry land. Her witty take on the irrepressible Bennie and her snide asides make the occasionally unlikely plot gimmicks and character inconsistencies almost disappear.

Publisher's Summary

Lately, Bennie Rosato has her eye focused firmly on the bottom line, especially since she has three dedicated young associates and a very pregnant secretary on her payroll; so she takes a professional risk, charging into a class action lawsuit that could make, or break, her career.

Then her wallet goes missing. And Bennie's life goes crazy.

Someone is posing as the outspoken, blue-eyed, blond attorney and is wreaking havoc around town, apparently determined to destroy everything Bennie loves. Only one person can pull off this double deception: Bennie's identical twin sister, Alice Connelly. But as far as Bennie knows, Alice left Philly long ago and never looked back.

When events escalate into murder, the maverick lawyer realizes that the stakes are far greater than she feared. But Bennie Rosato refuses to be anyone's victim. To find the killer, she'll plunge headfirst into a life-and-death investigation that will bring her face to face with an evil darker, yet more familiar, than anything before.

©2003 Lisa Scottoline; (P)2003 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Rosenblat's performance leaves the listener gasping for breath....Witty." (AudioFile)

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    Sheila McGuire Rochester, New York United States 02-09-05
    Sheila McGuire Rochester, New York United States 02-09-05 Member Since 2007
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    "Lisa Scottoline does it again! :)"

    A very good read! I have read all the Lisa Scottoline novels available in audio and I think they are wonderful! This book is no exception! Events which may or may not be related combine to create a complex and suspenseful tale of treachery and greed capped off with friendships old and new both growing and maturing as the characters grow and change. I think the reader is wonderful for this series! She does beautifully with the different dialects and languages and makes each character seem unique and individual! All in all very enjoyable!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Janet Pinehurst, NC, USA 12-30-04
    Janet Pinehurst, NC, USA 12-30-04 Member Since 2002
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    "Better and better"

    I love that Scottoline moves from character to character in her novels, giving each of her Philadelphia attorneys a chance to shine. Danger, a hint of romance, and lots of likeable characters, some of whom actually experienced growth drew me into the story. Rosenblat gives a good read, and this mystery just didn't seem long enough--I didn't want this treat to end so soon.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Scott Roseville, CA, United States 02-17-09
    Scott Roseville, CA, United States 02-17-09

    Don't you just love a great story well told?

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    "Not Your Typical 'Evil Twin' Story"

    You may be thinking what I was thinking. Who would use such an ancient (and silly) plot device??? Scottoline only uses her 'evil twin' as one thread of of many different plot strands to keep you thrilled. So *don't worry* the entire book is NOT only about an evil twin ruining her life. The biggest one being "My firm is going bankrupt!" (That twin girl is NOT helping!) she might add for a laugh. This writer does drama, law, and humor. You learn a bit of law, *laugh at the MANY comic thoughts that cross her character's lips or minds*. See above or another idea: about a "cursing diet." I've yet to listen to a Scottoline / Rosenblatt read book that was not a winning combination. Again, the author is not intending to win a Pulitzer but she does know how to entertain and she can actually make lawyers seem warm, fuzzy, and caring. Now THAT is a a difficult writing task at which she always succeeds.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "great, as always"

    Lisa Scottoline always captures my interest from the very beginning and entertains me all the way through! An excellent addition to her collection!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lori Small 09-17-16
    Lori Small 09-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing narrator!"

    Rosenblat makes the whole story come alive. She does all the accents and voices tremendously!

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    JoJoSQA 03-24-16
    JoJoSQA 03-24-16 Member Since 2014
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    "FANTASTIC! Lisa weaves another girl power tale!"

    Loved it! The main character, Bennie is smart, sharp, & witty! & her associates are just as interesting! The story glides along easily & is very believable. The murder piece is a surprise! And Bennie's love interest sounds yummy hunky!

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    Toni Filler 02-04-16
    Toni Filler 02-04-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Not plausible"

    This story didn't flow together well. Additionally the narrators voice was flawed for the chapter she was playing. Overall I'd use my credit in a different place if I could choose again.

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    Te.Love Catonsville, MD 08-19-15
    Te.Love Catonsville, MD 08-19-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Great book, narrating good except ..."

    This was a really good book, although I got lost in some of the characters because they seemed to come out of nowhere and with the names I couldn't tell if they were men, women or gay or what. The narration was good except I wished they had given the reader something to wet her palate ... it kept sounding as if she had a dry throat or spit in her mouth (Okay, it may be JUST ME!) ... but overall, an enjoyable book.

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    Amazon Customer 04-08-15 Member Since 2016
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    "drowning in detail"

    should have gone with the abridged version. The amount of detail and description caused me to fast forward through large chunks of this book, in search of plot advancement. The end is good, but I almost gave up before I got there.

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    stephanie 09-04-14
    stephanie 09-04-14 Member Since 2015
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    "great book. but needs a different reader."
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    the reader was chewing gum or something. too much slurping and swishing of saliva going on. made me not want to finish the book.

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