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Hostile Witness Audiobook

Hostile Witness: The Witness Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Some secrets aren't uncovered. They are unleashed...

The national bestselling author is back with a gripping legal thriller of a brilliant lawyer caught between her client, a powerful family's hidden legacy, and the truth...

Josie Baylor-Bates returns to the practice of criminal defense when her friend's sixteen-year-old daughter, Hannah, is arrested for the brutal slaying of her step-grandfather - a California Supreme Court justice. Although all evidence points to Hannah's guilt, her family's disturbing relations may play a more significant role than anyone could guess. As Josie unravels a circle of secrets, she discovers a shocking truth that could save her client-or destroy them all...

©2007 Rebecca Forster (P)2011 Rebecca Forster

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    CCCii SF Bay Area, USA 07-23-12
    CCCii SF Bay Area, USA 07-23-12 Member Since 2012
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    "I wish I'd skipped this one"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I like legal thrillers, but this one left a lot to be desired. Flat characters, a plot that was not even close to believable, dialog and courtroom scenes that are stiff and unrealistic work together to make this book near unlistinable.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I'm not sure if the narrator was weak or just didn't have much to work with, but so many times the emphasis in sentences was misplaced I had to go back and listen again.


    Any additional comments?

    I picked this due to good reviews, but apparently I have drastically different tastes.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Jackie Davis 08-31-16
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    "Meh..."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I just couldn't muster much sympathy for any of the characters, except for the dog.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The most interesting aspect is the motivation of Josie. Interesting as in why would she even take this case? I can understand that the author wants us to get that she has mom issues, but it just seems forced. She is supposed to be the heroine here, but she won't listen to anyone, and it isn't really explain as to why she's such a zealot. The least interesting was the Linda character, we are meant to not like her, so there is truly nothing to like about her. In fact, all of the characters are just a bit over-the-top, too extreme, and just not normal or likable.


    What three words best describe Tara Platt’s performance?

    Wooden. Bland. Blah.


    Could you see Hostile Witness being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No, unless it's on Lifetime.


    Any additional comments?

    I got this as a 2 for 1 - and it seems to me that most of these "deals" are of these types of books, mediocre and just 'okay'.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Evandro 06-20-16
    Evandro 06-20-16
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    "Great Story - Performance rushed though"

    I liked the story but the book was narrated so fast that I though I had gotten some kind of an abridged version. Some times the narrative would clearly end a block in the story and immediately jump to a new one as if it were just continuing the same sentence. Others, the narrative was just a monotone. It seemed artificial and sounded as done intentionally during edition. I will stick to the author though, hoping the other books on the series will receive better treatment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Janet MANHATTAN BEACH, CA, United States 06-16-16
    Janet MANHATTAN BEACH, CA, United States 06-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story suffers from Narrator"

    The only reason I kept listening to this book was the story itself. Wanted to see how it finished. The narration was horrible...tries too hard to make different voices for different characters and they all ended up sounding the same. In particular, the "sexy, sultry" voice was just plain annoying. I will not get another book with this narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    JimmyD 06-14-16
    JimmyD 06-14-16
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    "Excellent! "

    First time reading this author. Very well written and engaging. Audio book reading excellent. A very soothing voice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ethel 05-01-16
    Ethel 05-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Interesting story good twists"

    I enjoyed all of the characters and the story was good. The performance was good but you can here some weird stuff like swallowing which is usually edited out I think.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon 04-19-16
    Sharon 04-19-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Outstanding"
    What did you love best about Hostile Witness?

    One of the best books I've read, well written, the story developed seamlessly while keeping me riveted to it. Unpond finishing l immediately downloaded the next in the series


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hostile Witness?

    The spellbinding development of the story


    Any additional comments?

    I have not found an author and story I enjoyed so much in years. Rebecca Forster is a excellent novelist. Audible needs to make more of her books available particularly in the Witness Series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    J. Miller 02-17-16
    J. Miller 02-17-16
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    "Narrator is horrible"

    I have no idea if the story is good, or not. The narrator is just plain hard to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    ecolitalk 02-17-16
    ecolitalk 02-17-16
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    "good storyline with some surprising turns"

    like my title says, it's a good story with a few twists and turns. my top suspect was a different person at the beginning. but the ending wasn't totally unexpected. it's a nice short read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Moffett 02-13-16
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    "High quality thoughts, poor execution"

    the main character is interesting, however, the remainder of the characters in the story are preposterous. They are stereotypical and Tori developed. Would courtroom drama is interesting, but also incredibly unrealistic in the real world. Sort of like a modern day Perry Mason.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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