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Kill and Tell Audiobook

Kill and Tell

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Publisher's Summary

Some secrets need to be told....

Still reeling from her mother's recent death, Karen Whitlaw is stunned when she receives a package containing a mysterious notebook from her estranged father, whom she has barely seen since his return from the Vietnam War decades ago. Then, a shocking phone call: Karen's father has been murdered on the gritty streets of New Orleans.

Even if they lead to murder....

For homicide detective Marc Chastain, something about the case of a murdered homeless man just doesn't add up - especially after he meets the victim's daughter. Far from the cold woman he expected, Karen Whitlaw is warm and passionate. She is also in serious danger. A string of "accidents" have shaken Karen to the core, and forced her into the protective embrace of the charming detective she vowed to resist. Together, they unravel a disturbing story of politics, power, and murder - and face a killer who will stop at nothing to get his hands on her father's secrets.

©2003 Linda Howard (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Linda Howard meshes hot sex, emotional impact, and gripping tension." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Mary Ulm California 08-01-10
    Mary Ulm California 08-01-10 Member Since 2008

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    "One of Linda Howards Best"

    To begain with I love Linda Howard's characters and the persons in Kill and Tell don't disappoint. With a strong and careing nurse to the cop with refind manners, Linda sucks you in and keeps you interested all the way to the end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    SassiKassi 04-05-10
    SassiKassi 04-05-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Almost gave it 5 stars"

    I've always enjoyed this book and wanted to see how it would sound. There is so much emphasis in the descriptions on how the voice of the main male character sounds. I guess a woman just can't do a man's voice justice. It didn't really sound all that deep or slow or cajun to me. Other than the main character's voice, the narration was ok. I actually really liked the voice of the female main character. The story was a good one and the expression in the tense or steamy scenes was done well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Maria Citrus Heights, CA, United States 09-16-12
    Maria Citrus Heights, CA, United States 09-16-12 Member Since 2015

    To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.

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    "What a Tale!"

    This was a very good read. Karen and Marc's foray into the search for her father's murder and the reason behind it was very good. Linda normally takes us on a couple of twists and turns. The only sad part of the story was when the undercover agent was killed and his son took over.

    Again Natalie Ross did an excellent job performing the story. She is one of my favorite narrators.

    Worth your credit.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    LeftyMom North Carolina 04-18-10
    LeftyMom North Carolina 04-18-10 Member Since 2014

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    "Just alright"

    I didn't hate this story but it wasn't the best either. I just didn't see the romance develop and it all happened too fast. She meets him one day and has sex the next and a week later they are in love...it just didn't work for me. I like Linda Howard and the narrator was decent but the story needed more...something. Okay for a light listen.

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    Angel D. Rains 01-27-16
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    "Narration brought the story to life"

    The story was a little slow at first. I listen while I exercise etcetera but the narration brought the story to life. I finished reading it then had to listen to it again.

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    Kyahgirl Alberta 12-01-14
    Kyahgirl Alberta 12-01-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Natalie Ross pushes this book to a higher level"

    I have always enjoyed Natalie Ross as a narrator and I think she made this 'pretty good' romantic suspense story into an excellent romantic suspense story. This is one of Linda Howard's better suspense books in my opinion. Like so many of her stories, the main male character, Marc, is a super protective, smart, charming and sexy guy. Her main female character, Karen, is also smart but way out of her depth in the face of a world of government subterfuge, spies, and ambitious murderers. Together they face the challenges and dangers and end up with their own HEA.

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    Dawnette L. Hodgson Seattle, WA 10-30-14
    Dawnette L. Hodgson Seattle, WA 10-30-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Just Okay"
    What did you like best about Kill and Tell? What did you like least?

    The story was OK. You could tell it was written a while ago with references to pay phones and such.


    What aspect of Natalie Ross’s performance would you have changed?

    I really couldn't get into the main male lead; her reading of his dialogue just felt off to me.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sherry Lakeland, FL, United States 06-30-13
    Sherry Lakeland, FL, United States 06-30-13 Member Since 2012
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    "This book is horribly written and totally unbeliev"
    What would have made Kill and Tell better?

    Someone to actually write a book, the book is poorly written and totally unbelievable plot, the sex dominated this writing and I just fast forwarded thru them .


    Would you ever listen to anything by Linda Howard again?

    Doubtful


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Blah


    What character would you cut from Kill and Tell?

    The unbelievable killers


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste your time or money

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Carol Fort Collins, CO, USA 05-01-13
    Carol Fort Collins, CO, USA 05-01-13
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    "Not one of the best"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Probably not. It did not live up to my expectations.


    Has Kill and Tell turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, I do not think it was typical for this genre.


    Did Natalie Ross do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Somewhat, although things were not always clear.


    Do you think Kill and Tell needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, would not want to read a follow-up.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was more erotic than mysterious. I think the author spent too much time describing sexual situations in great detail rather than providing mystery or suspense. Not exactly what I expected this book would be.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mon San Francisco, Ca 03-10-13
    Mon San Francisco, Ca 03-10-13 Member Since 2010

    12 step program please. I am addicted to Audible! I love trashy sexy books, award winning novels and everything between. Bring it!

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    "MIssing romantic buildup"
    What did you like best about Kill and Tell? What did you like least?

    I liked that New Orleans serves as the backdrop to Kill and Tell because it only positively highlights the parallel story threads: one of suspense and mystery and the other of sexy something. Unfortunately, this audio book felt a little lopsided and unbalanced. On the one hand you have a nice suspenseful mystery; and it was well developed and that is the saving grace of this book. Why was Karen’s father killed? What is the deal with that little black book? What is the connection to Vietnam? And then we have the almost romantic story. The story was not developed and it left me wanting for more. Mark and Karen hook up and have incredibly sexual chemistry and after, I don't know, 36 total hours in bed, they declare their love, stop using condoms and decide to get married. It felt a little too drunken Vegas for me and I didn't see the purpose of the love declaration or marriage. Come on kids, just keep having great sex. Why ruin the story with marriage and love! It felt forced - as if it wanted to be a romance book and just didn't know how to get there. I need the emotional chemistry, courting, chasing, funny and sweet back and forth to be integral to my romance favorites. Kill and Tell was missing that.


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

    Good - the mystery was resolved and I was even a little surprised.


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

    I like her narration - she has a nice voice, and is able to give everyone voice. She knows how to make her leading men sound sexy.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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