So immersed is Martin in these escapes that he fails to notice the crimes going on all around him. When first one, then another, of his co-workers is brutally murdered, Martin is shocked to become the fetching female investigator's prime suspect. Center stage at last, Martin basks not in the glow of the spotlight, but in the harsh glare of interrogation.
©2008 Karin Slaughter; (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks America
"Slaughter sketches larger-than-life characters using only a few ordinary, hilarious, and revealing details, and narrator Wayne Knight...gives each an energetic, gloomy, or appropriately over-the-top personality." (AudioFile)
This is SO different from all of the novels by Karin Slaughter, but it showcases her truly multidimensional talent. This story is delightful! Truly a laugh out loud story with a masterful performance by Seinfeld star Wayne Knight (Newman!)
For a short story its a humorous tale. Slaughter, known for her crime novels, is exceptionally funny. Keep in mind I am biased as shes one of, if not the, best author in my opinion.
Wayne Knight as narrator... Have you ever seen a dog so ugly its cute or a joke that's so cheesy it makes you double up laughing? Knight, bless his heart, is so awful it makes the story funnier sometimes. The voices aren't consistent at times. I don't think I could listen to him do a full length novel. He tries too hard. Loved him in Seinfeld!!!
This is definitely worth the money. I literally laughed out loud a few times.
Slaughter for Prez. '16
The story was intriguing and humorous, but it was Wayne's narration that really brought Martin to life. In the end, with all of his flaws, I liked Martin and even understood his mothers flawed logic.
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It was so "out there" and so unrealistic, yet it was not funny. I kept thinking ... Is this a joke? The joke is on me. I used one credit for this trashy thing.
Twist by John Lutz
Have a female read the female parts.
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I enjoy the Karin Slaughter series.
This is totally different!
The story unfolds and the background information is released slowly leading to the conclusion. The culprit is easily identifiable, but the conclusion is a bit of a twist. It leaves me with a satisfied feeling at the conclusion of a murder mystery instead of the depravity of some stories. One hopes that the perpetrator gets justice sometime in the future.
Wayne Knight does an outstanding job of narrating. Each character's voice and personality are reccognizable.
This would have been terrific as a novel; it is really good as a novella. Wayne Knight was great too.I have to say I pictured him as Martin, AND I could even see him playing all the lead parts--making for quite a fun video inside my head as the story unfolded.
I gave it less than five stars due to the conclusion. It was not expected but I was completely unsatisfied--my personal opinion. Others might think it was appropriate. Not terribly believable, but then again, not many options to wrap up the story at this length. Just fun to listen to and leaves you wanting more. Lovably quirky.
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