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Martin Misunderstood | [Karin Slaughter]

Martin Misunderstood

Martin Reed is thoroughly average in every way. So how has he wound up with such a pathetic existence? Martin has no friends, no lovers, and no respect. Working as a senior accountant at Southern Toilet Supply and still living with his nagging mother, his sole source of excitement is the crime novels he cherishes. So immersed is Martin in these escapes that he fails to notice the crimes going on all around him.
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Publisher's Summary

Martin Reed is thoroughly average in every way. So how has he wound up with such a pathetic existence? Martin has no friends, no lovers, and no respect. Working as a senior accountant at Southern Toilet Supply and still living with his nagging mother, his sole source of excitement is the crime novels he cherishes.

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

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Kathryn Hansen Lenexa, Kansas USA 12-25-14
    Kathryn Hansen Lenexa, Kansas USA 12-25-14

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    "Is this a joke?"
    What disappointed you about Martin Misunderstood?

    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.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Twist by John Lutz


    How could the performance have been better?

    Have a female read the female parts.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It ended.


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    adrienne EAGLE RIVER, AK, United States 09-05-14
    adrienne EAGLE RIVER, AK, United States 09-05-14 Member Since 2009

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    "Gentle character finds peace."

    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.

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    Jodee Bloomingdale, MI, USA 04-10-10
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    "Whole novel"

    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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