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Plain Jane Audiobook

Plain Jane: The Harbinger Murder Mystery Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Plain Jane: Brunettes Beware

A Patterson-style thriller with a dash of Hannibal....

A city paralyzed by a serial killer stalking the night, taking a most gruesome trophy.

The only thing standing in the murderer's way is an FBI profiler...recently released from a mental institution.

Plain Jane combines the swift action of Patterson with the macabre of Harris.

Just remember to keep the lights on when reading this one!

©2013 Carolyn McCray (P)2015 Beacon Audiobooks

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    Pattyhook Florida 04-29-15
    Pattyhook Florida 04-29-15 Member Since 2014

    I am a narrator myself and appreciate what a huge undertaking it is to produce a book like this.

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    "Wow, never a dull moment. This is a riveting story"
    Would you listen to Plain Jane again? Why?

    I can't stop listening to it. The voice is so soothing, and the story is one of the best I've heard. There is twist after twist throughout the plot, what a good movie this would make. If you are squeamish or faint of heart, this is not the story for you. But if you enjoy shows like Dexter, Bates Motel, ect. then this definitely is one you will want to hear again and again.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Definitely, Harbinger, he is so bad, and so hot. Just the kind of man, Mom told you to stay away from, but you just couldn't resist. Brain's, braun and that voice, that nearly makes you wet your pants.


    What about Don Hoeksema’s performance did you like?

    Awesome, Awesome, Awesome. Such a great job, gentle, smooth narration, great depiction of the characters. Don has a gift, few people have a voice as dynamic and beautiful as he.


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

    Come only if you dare!


    Any additional comments?

    You won't go wrong with this book, it's entertaining and will leave you pondering the end for quite a while!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Judith Berkeley, CA, United States 06-15-15
    Judith Berkeley, CA, United States 06-15-15 Member Since 2013
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    "I wish I could return this book!!!"
    What disappointed you about Plain Jane?

    The reader literally sounds like the robot apps that perform text to speech. He doesn't even pause at the ends of sentences or change his inflection one iota. I could not listen to more than 10 minutes of it.


    What could Carolyn McCray have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I should have known when it is described as "Patterson-esque". Patterson writes his books by such strict formulas that I believe the rumors that he has underlings who churn out books based on his formula like sweat shop workers making cheap clothes. This story sounds like it's from one of those formulas...the one where the FBI profiler goes so deep into the killers' minds that he can't always come out...yawn...


    How could the performance have been better?

    A live person could have been hired.


    What character would you cut from Plain Jane?

    Protagonists and antagonists.


    Any additional comments?

    You said I could return the last book I read if I didn't like it. but in practice you meant the last book I bought. Not very helpful.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    ashley 05-08-15
    ashley 05-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Performance and story horrible!"

    The man performing the characters in this book read like he had phlegm in the back of his throat the entire time! His character voices were laughable! I will never again listen to a book performed my him- not to mention the story was just as bad! Do not pass go! Turn back while you still have a chance! I want my money back!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • victoria
    wokingham, United Kingdom
    6/8/15
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    "very derivitive"
    Would you try another book written by Carolyn McCray or narrated by Don Hoeksema?

    No, the story was silly, the hero was a prat, the heroin was bloody annoying and I didn't enjoy the narration.


    Has Plain Jane put you off other books in this genre?

    no


    How could the performance have been better?

    A bit less wooden


    Any additional comments?

    i got this audio book because of the revues "like Hannibal Lector" "A Patterson-style thriller" "twists and turns" etc. It was very predictable and a bit of a struggle to get to the end............which was a big really?!?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pattyhook
    Florida
    5/19/15
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    "Best audio book I've ever heard."
    If you could sum up Plain Jane in three words, what would they be?

    Listen if you dare.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Harbinger, he is so bad, and so hot. Just the kind of man, Mom told you to stay away from, but you just couldn't resist. Brain's, braun and that voice, that nearly makes you wet your pants.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The whole book, can't give away the thriller ending! Awesome, Awesome, Awesome. Such a great job, gentle, smooth narration, great depiction of the characters. Don has a gift, few people have a voice as dynamic and beautiful as he.


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

    I can't stop listening to it. The voice is so soothing, and the story is one of the best I've heard.


    Any additional comments?

    There is twist after twist throughout the plot, what a good movie this would make. If you are squeamish or faint of heart, this is not the story for you. But if you enjoy shows like Dexter, Bates Motel, ect. then this definitely is one you will want to hear again and again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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