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Eight Days to Live: An Eve Duncan Forensics Thriller | [Iris Johansen]

Eight Days to Live: An Eve Duncan Forensics Thriller

It all begins with a painting called Guilt. Eve Duncan’s daughter, Jane, has no idea why she painted the portrait of the chilling face that now hangs in a Paris gallery. But the members of a cult that dates back to the time of Christ know both the face and the significance behind it. They believe that Jane must die – when the moment is right, and not an instant before she leads them to an ancient treasure whose value and power are beyond price.
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It all begins with a painting called Guilt. Eve Duncan’s daughter, Jane, has no idea why she painted the portrait of the chilling face that now hangs in a Paris gallery. But the members of a cult that dates back to the time of Christ know both the face and the significance behind it. They believe that Jane must die – when the moment is right, and not an instant before she leads them to an ancient treasure whose value and power are beyond price. But for now they target those close to her, killing without mercy or conscience.

Jane’s journey takes her from Paris to Scotland to a cave in the Holy Land, as she fights with all she has to save her life. Even with Eve’s help, can she possibly escape before the clock stops ticking?

Eight Days to Live begins with an ancient conspiracy and a shocking betrayal, but will it end with the death of Eve Duncan and the sacrifice of Jane MacGuire? With Eight Days to Live, number-one New York Times best-selling author Iris Johansen delivers a thriller that will chill you to the core.

Investigate another case with Eve Duncan.

©2010 Iris Johansen (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Sharon Granbury, TX, USA 05-18-10
    Sharon Granbury, TX, USA 05-18-10 Member Since 2004
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    "It was Ok"

    This was not as good as some of her other novels. Also with the narrator being female and there being so many male characters the reading of it seemed a little off. I may have enjoyed reading it more than listening to it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Malia Nash Hawaii 07-31-10
    Malia Nash Hawaii 07-31-10 Member Since 2010

    Malia Nash

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    "Extremely disappointed"

    I have long disliked the females of this series and have zero idea why the men adore them. What keeps me coming back is the men; sexy, dark, interesting, dangerous. My new fave is Seth...unfortunately Jane who asked him to help her keeps telling him to get lost. I wanted to smack her and tell her, "Lady, never heard of gratitude?"

    Jane is rude and takes completely after her adopted mother Eve, who continues to put the people she says means "everything" to her, in danger!

    Iris--woman CAN be strong and not be bad mannered. They can also possess common sense. Really.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Aurora, CO, USA 07-21-10
    Michael Aurora, CO, USA 07-21-10 Member Since 2005
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    "horrible"

    This book was absolutely terrible, in fact, one of the worst books I have ever consumed, well, partially because it was so bad I just couldn't finish it. Oh, and what the heck is "his(her) lips twisted" What is that and why does the author feel the need to use it almost every other sentence! Absolutely awful writing.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mimi Elmer Orange, CT United States 07-03-10
    Mimi Elmer Orange, CT United States 07-03-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Annoying narrator"

    The narrator tries too hard to be a male with a Scottish accent. I found the accent distracting and a little comical. The story is ok, but the narrator is really annoying.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kim Moreno Valley, CA, USA 05-31-10
    Kim Moreno Valley, CA, USA 05-31-10 Member Since 2006
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    "Not good"

    Possibly the worst book I have ever read/listened to... the accents of the characters were strange and the plot was just dumb.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    ROSEMARY S BELL 05-28-10 Member Since 2009
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    "EIGHT DAYS TO LIVE"

    Possibly the dumbest book I've ever read!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Diane Weatherford, TX, United States 09-18-13
    Diane Weatherford, TX, United States 09-18-13 Member Since 2011

    My name is Diane Heine not Larry Bruce.

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    "Another Eve Duncan saga"
    What made the experience of listening to Eight Days to Live the most enjoyable?

    Wondering about Jane and Caleb


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Hate to wonder. It was better than some


    Which character – as performed by Jennifer Van Dyck – was your favorite?

    Caleb I think. I like the fire between them


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No I do not remember being moved. Maybe the dog.


    Any additional comments?

    No

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    Kindle Customer 10-01-12
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    "Dreadful"
    What would have made Eight Days to Live better?

    If the text reads, "the ancillary character replied, 'blah, blah, blah', flatly, it should sound flat. Every line of text was spoken as if the climax of the story was NOW.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Iris Johansen? Why or why not?

    No. The writing was trite, predictable. I found myself distracted by my gut response of, "really, that is what you would say at this moment?!?" or thinking the protagonist was a not bright, rude, shallow character. And the front of the book says "a forensic thriller" but there was ZERO forensics in the book. Did I mention that I don't like the protagonist.

    I was expecting more of a realistic crime story instead of a chase involving a vampire and a protagonist with psychic abilities.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    So overacted as to be almost a parody of itself.


    What character would you cut from Eight Days to Live?

    The main character. Oh and the Bad Guys were so extreme as to be laughable, or maybe that was the ridiculous voice of narration


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Derek 12-19-11
    Derek 12-19-11

    Retired and living in Spain, I am an avid reader. Audible has added a new dimension as I can experience excellent readers/actors too.

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    "A brilliant and stimulating read"
    Where does Eight Days to Live rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is a very thought provoking thriller with a comprehensive series of twists.


    What about Jennifer Van Dyck’s performance did you like?

    Very good reading both for emphasis and clarity.


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

    It made me think frequently.


    Any additional comments?

    Another excellent read from Audible and its excellent readers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jill 09-10-11
    Jill 09-10-11
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    "Much better!"

    This was a very good read! I exspecially liked the scottish characters and the way their questionable backgrounds played in the story. Jane was a bit overbearing and made to sound too stubborn. At times I felt compelled to fast forward through some of her dialogue, because I couldn't believe a woman could be so stupid as to want to see grisly murder victims. It is still worth the read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Claire
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    "Clich?s Galore"

    I wasn't sure if this was a comedy at first. It made me laugh out loud at some parts. The fiesty red haired, emerald eyed heroine, the dark and brooding anti-hero's (all secretly in love with the heroine and all Scottish), the bizzare back story, mixed with a few supernatural powers and a bit of religious theme thrown in for good luck. Clich?s galore.
    The narration was fine apart from the Scottish accents. It seems all Scots have an upward inflection at the end of everything they say which turns everything into a question. This got very irritating. The lady did a very passable English accent until she said 'tomAto' rather than 'tomato', which is a basic error.
    I only got as far as the first download, by which time the comedic value had worn off and, quite frankly, I didn't care if they all got caught and the whole lot of them came to a grizzly end. It would have been a kindness.
    Maybe if you were reading this the story wouldn't have seemed so silly and the characters so annoying, but listening to it was not a pleasure, more of a chore.

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