Jess doesn't remember much - only that in the course of the late-night meeting with Annette Cooper, she ended up in the backseat of a car, speeding off into the darkness. All Jess knows is that the car crashed en route, and the other three passengers were killed, including the First Lady. Badly injured, Jess is the only survivor of what is trumpeted around the world as a tragic accident.
Although she has no memory about the events leading up to the accident, Jess is still bothered by one question: Was it really an accident? The Secret Service agent on the case, Mark Ryan, gets the feeling that Jess is hiding something. As his suspicions grow, Jess's world starts falling apart. First, she is brutally attacked in the hospital, barely escaping with her life. Then her boss dies under questionable circumstances. In fact, everyone who might possibly know the details about the First Lady's last few hours starts turning up dead. And then Jess understands: If she remembers that night, she'll be dead too.
Terrified and certain that the First Lady's death was no accident, Jess has only Mark Ryan to turn to.
©2009 Karen Robards; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
The narrator almost ruined an otherwise good book. Exciting story despite narration. If you can overlook the voice and intonation of the narrator, you will probably enjoy this audio book. In the future I will avoid this narrator.
Great book! Lots of political intrigue, conspiracy & sexual tension. It easily rates 5 stars except for the reader who unfortunately has a high pitched (think nails on a blackboard) voice w/o depth. I eventually got used to the reader but will avoid books read by her in the future. Karen Robards has followed her last book "Obsession" w/ another winner.
This is my first Karen Robards audiobook and I do like it. However, it is very hard to get through because of the annoying narrator. Will never get a book narrated by this reader again. This is one book it might be worth reading instead of listening to it. Good story - Terrible narrator!
I am continuing to stuggle listening to this book because the plot is rather intriguing but the dialogue is really too much in the Danielle Steele variety, inane chatter. The woman is an attorney but the dialogue makes her sound like a dolt.
Also I am finding the reader very difficult to understand, not a nice voice to listen to either.
Save your money. This could have been a fair book if it were narated by someone else, anyone else, a good book if it was edited by someone else, anyone else, and a great book if written by someone else; Lee Child, Stewart Woods etc. It had a plot that kept me listening. However, I just got bored with the author and naration.
the main girl is really annoying. constantly asking dumb questions and seems naïve and slow.
yes. I usually like her stuff.
no. seriously annoying voices. WHY does she purposely pitch her voice all high and wobbly?? when she's just narrating it's ok, but all her "voices" are horrible!
it had potential, but there were too many loooooong boring slow places where the story seemed to take forever to progress. and just too many of those situations where you're rolling your eyes at the obviously dumb choices of the characters.
You are the sum of what you read!
The narration is so poor that I could not listen after chapter 3. I tried, I really did, but to no avail. I'm going to have to read this on my nook or kindle.
I hardly ever write reviews but I felt like I had to warn future purchasers about the narrator. It just goes to show that not everyone is cut out to narrate audiobooks - especially when you need to have different voices for different characters. I purchase a ton of audiobooks and this was by the worst narration I've come across. It's a decent story but the narration just wrecks it. Buy the written book instead.
Maybe - if she had a different narrator
Horribly voices of characters. Ms. Liebow has a pleasant normal speaking voice - she just can't do characters. The women are all squeaky and shrill and the men, in an attempt to sound husky, just sound nasal. Just awful.
Never buy a book narrated by Franette Liebow.
The narrator fluctuated her voice too much. It would be so quiet that you'd need to turn up the volume just to hear it. Also, the voice she used for Mark Ryan made him sound like a 90 year old hillbilly.
Angela Dawe or Joyce Bean
I loved the book... just hated the presentation!
Story was formulaic. Main character was frustratingly whiny. Narrator and the "director" believe the only way to demonstrate "thinking" or sotto voce comments are to WHISPER. I missed a good 1/4 of the book since neither my car or home stereo speakers will produce enough volume to hear those comments without being destroyed!
Had I been able,, I would have returned the book after 30 minutes.
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