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Fallen Audiobook

Fallen

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Publisher's Summary

There's no police training stronger than a cop's instinct. Faith Mitchell's mother isn't answering her phone. Her front door is open. There's a bloodstain above the knob. Her infant daughter is hidden in a shed behind the house. All that the Georgia Bureau of Investigations taught Faith Mitchell goes out the window when she charges into her mother's house, gun drawn. She sees a man dead in the laundry room. She sees a hostage situation in the bedroom. What she doesn't see is her mother. When the hostage situation turns deadly, Faith is left with too many questions, not enough answers. To find her mother, she'll need the help of her partner, Will Trent, and they'll both need the help of trauma doctor Sara Linton. But Faith isn't just a cop anymore--she's a witness. She's also a suspect. The thin blue line hides police corruption, bribery, even murder. Faith will have to go up against the people she respects the most in order to find her mother and bring the truth to light--or bury it forever.

Karin Slaughter's most exhilarating novel yet is a thrilling journey through the heart and soul, where the personal and the criminal collide, and conflicted loyalties threaten to destroy reputations and ruin lives. It is the work of a master of the thriller at the top of her game, and a whirlwind of unrelenting suspense.

©2011 Karin Slaughter (P)2011 AudioGO

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    Carla Decatur, AL, United States 08-21-12
    Carla Decatur, AL, United States 08-21-12 Member Since 2011
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    "I loved it!"
    If you could sum up Fallen in three words, what would they be?

    A new friend!


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

    Yes - twists and turns


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

    I loved her voice. I loved the subtle shades in her different characters.


    Any additional comments?

    I plan to listen to other Karin Slaughter books and hope that I will enjoy them as much as I did Fallen.

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    Ann Leiboh 08-21-12
    Ann Leiboh 08-21-12
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    "Just what I needed"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I was looking for a story that would make me want to know what happened but I wouldn't have to think hard. This was perfect for me. I thought it was a good story, well done and will definitely listen to more. I only gave it a 3 because I will save 4 and 5 for fine literature.


    Was Fallen worth the listening time?

    Yes definitely, for me ,it was the right thing at the right time.


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    T. L. Thomas 08-20-12

    Mom, wife, attorney and aspiring writer. Absolutely love a good mystery or suspense novel.

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    "Another great Will Trent suspense novel"

    I am a fan of Ms. Slaughter's from her very first Grant County novel. I have also enjoyed her Will Trent series and have fallen a little in love with the dysfunctional and damaged lead character. This story follows the action as Faith, Will's partner at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, faces the violent attack and kidnapping of her mother. The mother, Evelyn, is a retired Atlanta PD detective who retired under a cloud of suspicion.

    The story moves pretty seamlessly from Faith, Will, Evelyn and Sara Linton's point of view. Sara, the lead character in the Grant County series, plays a supporting role/love interest in this story. As in Mr. Slaughter's other books, the main drive of the story is the investigation, not the romance, but there is just enough back story with each character to keep the reader/listener truly interested.

    As far as the performance, this is the first narration by Ms. Cochran I have listened to. I found her to be a great voice for the characters without too much exaggeration when switching between characters.

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    rick BAYTOWN, TX, United States 08-20-12
    rick BAYTOWN, TX, United States 08-20-12 Member Since 2012
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    "GREAT ALL THE WAY"

    EXCELLENT TO LISTEN TOO ALL THE WAY, FANTASTIC STORY DONT HESITATE TO LISTEN TO IT WELL WORTH THE MONEY

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    Tracy M. Riverview, FL USA 08-20-12
    Tracy M. Riverview, FL USA 08-20-12 Member Since 2012

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    "A satifying thriller"
    Any additional comments?

    Overall a solid thriller with interesting characters. No big ah-ha moments however, and I was a little disappointed with the resolution of Will's story line.

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    Barbara MEMPHIS, TN, United States 08-13-12
    Barbara MEMPHIS, TN, United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Awesome and full of suspense"
    What did you love best about Fallen?

    How the story kept me on the edge of my seat.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Fallen?

    Finding out the reason for the kidnapping and violence.


    What about Shannon Cochran’s performance did you like?

    The reading was exceptional.


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

    Both!


    Any additional comments?

    I did not want it to come to an end and it was the only book that I listened to every time I got in the car.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mittens Canada 08-13-12
    Mittens Canada 08-13-12
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    "Dirty Cops and Family Secrets Collide"
    Would you listen to Fallen again? Why?

    No, once you know the outcome there is no point listening to the story again.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Well-developed characters and an intriguing story with plenty of red-herrings.


    Which character – as performed by Shannon Cochran – was your favorite?

    Angela


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Cops working on both sides of the law uncover a family's darkest secrets in a race against time to save an ex-agent from certain death at the hands of organized criminals.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tina Rimes 08-13-12
    Tina Rimes 08-13-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Worth a listen."
    Where does Fallen rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was a good read. The characters were mostly believable and the story had a appreciable level of mystery and surprises. I don't think I would have made the title character so flawed and inept.


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

    Some what.


    Have you listened to any of Shannon Cochran’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, this was the first.


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

    No.


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    Larry Montara, CA, United States 08-07-12
    Larry Montara, CA, United States 08-07-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Too Much Information"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. The book is about 30% longer that it should be. The author does a lot of description that is not essential to the plot, and launches into this description in the middle of important segments.

    When the main mystery is finally solved it is incongruous with the characters.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Karin Slaughter again?

    Probably not.


    Have you listened to any of Shannon Cochran’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Not sure if I have heard her before, but she did a good job with a poor story.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Aimee Grain Valley, MO, United States 08-06-12
    Aimee Grain Valley, MO, United States 08-06-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Book!"
    Would you listen to Fallen again? Why?

    I liked this book because it had a solid story line. The characters were well developed and there was just enough twist to make it interesting.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character is Evelyn. I just like that she has a history to go with her. I've read other of Karen Slaughter's books and the characters all have history to them. I like the flash backs.


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