We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Call anytime(888) 283-5051
Die for Me | [Karen Rose]

Die for Me

The first victim is found in a snow-covered Philadelphia field. Detective Vito Ciccotelli enlists the aid of archaeologist Sophie Johannsen to determine exactly what lies beneath the frozen ground. Despite years of unearthing things long buried, nothing can prepare Sophie for the matrix of graves dug with chilling precision. The victims buried there haunt her. But the killer isn't done yet. He is cold and calculating, the master of a twisted game. Even with Vito and Sophie hot on his trail, he will not stop.
Regular Price:$27.97
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

The first victim is found in a snow-covered Philadelphia field. Detective Vito Ciccotelli enlists the aid of archaeologist Sophie Johannsen to determine exactly what lies beneath the frozen ground. Despite years of unearthing things long buried, nothing can prepare Sophie for the matrix of graves dug with chilling precision. The victims buried there haunt her. But the killer isn't done yet.

He is cold and calculating, the master of a twisted game. Even with Vito and Sophie hot on his trail, he will not stop. One more empty grave must be filled, and one last scream must be heard, the scream of an archaeologist who is too close for comfort and too near to resist.

©2007 Karen Rose Hafer; (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"No one does twisted killers better than the awe-inspiring Rose. Her ability to ratchet up the creepy factor within an exciting procedural thriller makes her tops in her field. The real trick, however, is balancing out a great villain with strong heroes and heroines, which is exactly the case in this fear-inducing novel." (Romantic Times)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (183 )
5 star
 (73)
4 star
 (74)
3 star
 (21)
2 star
 (6)
1 star
 (9)
Overall
4.3 (63 )
5 star
 (32)
4 star
 (20)
3 star
 (8)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (1)
Story
4.2 (62 )
5 star
 (30)
4 star
 (24)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (4)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Kelley CA, United States 12-19-08
    Kelley CA, United States 12-19-08 Member Since 2006

    Lover of ideas who feels no guilt at all about her pleasures.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    716
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    410
    133
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    58
    19
    Overall
    "Sorry, Karen"

    Although, I prefer my romance sans horribly sadistic psycho-killer torture chambers,I liked 'Scream for me' very much. This was largely because of the very compeling hero who falls in love with a movingly troubled woman. Die for me only has the torture chambers. (In spades! If you like those, you won't go hungry.)
    But! The protagonists are unappealing and their union manages to be both bizarre and dull. And, although Tavia is an excellent narrator, she doesn't really do either French or Italian and her perfomance is flat.
    Maybe she was just as bored as I was. I can't care enough about any of it to finish.
    Sad face.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Reyna OKC, OK, United States 10-12-12
    Reyna OKC, OK, United States 10-12-12 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    10
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Very well put together"
    Where does Die for Me rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    That's a tough question, Karen Rose is a great author and Tavia Gilbert is always exceptional. The story line is fascinating and I have no complaints


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Julie Lumpkin, GA, United States 03-16-11
    Julie Lumpkin, GA, United States 03-16-11
    HELPFUL VOTES
    44
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    76
    76
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    15
    1
    Overall
    "wow"

    This is the first Karen Rose for me, and as soon as I finished this one I immediately came back for more. I actually found this because I love listening to Tavia Gilbert and went in to find something she narrated. I will be back for more of Karen Rose, as well as more from Tavia.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Courtney_R 01-30-09
    Courtney_R 01-30-09 Listener Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    88
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    1
    Overall
    "Intense!"

    Great book, very intense! Karen Rose has a morbid mind though. At times, her scenes got so descriptive that you could feel a chill run down your spine. Very morbid torture scenes...beware.
    There are so many elements going on that it made my head spin. Characters left and right. Took me a while to remember who was who (especially with the hero and his 4 brothers all having rhyming names).
    The romance scenes were weak--but this isn't a book for great sex scenes. In fact, you actually wish they'd skip the romance and get back to the plot! I wouldn't suggest this book for someone looking for a typical romance novel where two people fall in love--the woman gets into trouble and the man saves the day. There's way too much plot to this one.
    Its true that many of the characters are either good or evil, but the thrill for me was how the cops found the bad guy.
    I thought the book was amazing. Great read, err... listen.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lorriane Rockfall, CT, USA 01-25-09
    Lorriane Rockfall, CT, USA 01-25-09 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Die For Me"

    Enjoyed this book very much. It's easy listening.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Trish 07-08-11
    Trish 07-08-11 Listener Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    "Spectacular new find"

    Lucky enough to have a reviewer on a readers' loop whose sig line includes what she's listening to, Then later reviews it. She gave a ten out of ten for one of Karen Rose's suspense books, which is BIG for her. And when I asked, she told me she'd listened to it, and afterward took extra care in locking her doors. THAT is my kind of book. I didn't try that book, YET, because I read the recaps of them all, and this was the first. I'm now on the second, "I Can See You," and it's just as good if not better than the first. I LOVE the date/time stamps on every scene. Give such a creepy feeling of impending doom.

    This is a great listen, and so is the second so far. By the time I'm done, I'm sure I'll have her entire audio list.

    Excellent, excellent. And the reader MUST be great, because she's so good and her voice isn't intrusive, if that makes any sense. She has all of the accents down pat, all of the action down pat, and what makes her spectacular is she can make the villian sound SO normal and non-threatening when he has to be to lure in his victims.

    New, happy fan.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lcookie 08-28-09
    Lcookie 08-28-09

    Lalectora

    HELPFUL VOTES
    71
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    92
    38
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "Plenty torture and sex..Take your pick"

    Yup torture and sex, but not really at the same time. The torture descriptions were raw and unnecessarily descriptive unless you are into pain and torture. The sex scenes were hot and steamy worthy of a hot romance novel if you are into that. The main characters were predictable: a drop dead gorgeous blond Amazon history professor who needs lessons in love and trust and the movie handsome, dark, tall, artistic and sensitive policeman who might well provide the needed lessons. All of this while in hot pursuit of a tortured psychopath that hides not so well in plain sight. Although it was very easy to guess who was who early on, there were vain attempts to misdirect the reader from guessing the identity and the motives of the evil doer. I think this book could be from a new genre i.e. "noir romance"? with enough appeal for those who prefer not to make a choice between noir police stories and hot romance novels. The rating for hot romance is 3 if you skip all the torture scenes.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Denise Raleigh, NC, United States 08-26-09
    Denise Raleigh, NC, United States 08-26-09 Member Since 2008

    Addicted to Audible - I listen to at least three books a month while I'm out walking. I'm a motivational speaker based in North Carolina.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    93
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    48
    29
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    10
    0
    Overall
    "GLAACK!!!"

    I wish I could give this no stars.

    I had to stop listening to this it was so awful. When the hardened cop turned into a babbling idiot at the first sight of our ridiculous heroine in her rainbow gloves and camo jacket I wanted to be ill. So very, very, very bad. Don't waste your time or your money.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    01-16-09
    01-16-09 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Disturbing"

    I got through 3 hours and my heart was pounding. I had to stop for awhile. I will finish it at some point. The torture scenes were too realistic. Would have been better if they were described after-the-fact. Hard to believe a woman wrote this!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    D. WARD Midlothian, Virginia United States 09-29-09
    D. WARD Midlothian, Virginia United States 09-29-09 Member Since 2009

    Diana bookworm

    HELPFUL VOTES
    101
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    224
    69
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    12
    7
    Overall
    "didn't keep me interested"

    I stopped listening before the end ..

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-10 of 13 results PREVIOUS12NEXT

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.