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Suspect Audiobook

Suspect

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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Thriller/Suspense, 2014

For 25 years, Robert Crais has written extraordinary novels of crime and suspense. He is "a master of crime fiction" (Associated Press); "his novels get better with every new book" (Portland Oregonian); "Crais is hands-down the world’s greatest crime writer" (The Huffington Post).

But in Suspect, he may have written his most remarkable novel of all.

LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well, not since a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner, Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty - until he meets his new partner.

Maggie is not doing so well, either. The German shepherd survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before she lost her handler to an IED and sniper attack, and her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s.

They are each other’s last chance. He was a young cop on the rise; she was bred to guard and protect. Now they are shunned and shunted to the side. They are suspect. And together they will set out to investigate the one case that no one wants them to touch: the identity of the men who murdered Stephanie.

Nine months and sixteen days later, they remained free. They were still out there.

What they begin to find is nothing like what Scott has been told, and where it will lead them will take them both through the darkest moments of their own personal hells. Whether they will make it out again, no one can say.

Thrilling, emotional, intense, with some of the best characters and well-crafted writing in all of crime fiction, Suspect is further proof that "Crais just keeps getting better" (Publishers Weekly).

©2013 Robert Crais (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Betty Gardner 11-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome book"

    I love books by Robert Crais, but this "Maggie" book was wonderful. I just down loaded the new Maggie book, thanks!

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    Christine 11-22-15
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    "I Hope This is Made Into a Movie!"

    Must read for all dog lovers! Maggie's "voice" gave me a whole new perspective on dogs. Mr. Crais did an amazing job writing Maggie's story. It made me look at my own dog in a different way. The relationship between Maggie and Scott was so unique and interesting that I almost forget there was a crime to solve!

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    Maryellen 11-21-15
    Maryellen 11-21-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story and great narration"
    What did you love best about Suspect?

    I loved how the story goes from one point of view to another. I love the narration. I love the characters!!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Fernando Akureyri, Iceland 11-15-15
    Fernando Akureyri, Iceland 11-15-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Good story with excellent performance"

    A 5 star narration of a good enough mystery story, not being too deep nor elaborated. A decent read.

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    Teach 11-13-15
    Teach 11-13-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Interesting Story"

    Easy lisren. Great performance. Interesting points of view. Is there a sequel?

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    DJ 08-04-15
    DJ 08-04-15
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    "Excellent"

    This was my first audio book the offer came for a free month trial so I took it not knowing what to expect. Loved everything about this 9 hr experience story was great,the reader great,overall excellent! Looking forward to the next one!

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    HaloLove 07-25-15
    HaloLove 07-25-15 Member Since 2015

    🌺 Lover of Amazing Stories 🌺

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    "Great story!"

    The beginning of the story broke my heart and I loved that you're given Maggie's perspective towards her partners and the fierce protectiveness she has towards them.

    MacLeod Andrews was of course fantastic! I'm actually praying to see him in more movies!

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    Aparna GA 07-21-15
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    "loved it!"

    I am animal lover. I have read many stories involving animals. but, I had never read anybody talking from animal's point of view. The author has succeeded in bringing out a dog's way of thinking. it's absolutely wonderful. With a limited number of words at disposal, the dog is expected to think repeated words like "save alpha save pack alpha safe pack safe". I think this is closest we can ever go into a dog's mind.

    The performance was perfect, with the squeaky voices, commanding voices, the story came to life. The story itself is very nice and engaging. I would love to read/listen to mare stories by the author.

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    Diana Granite Falls, WA, United States 07-18-15
    Diana Granite Falls, WA, United States 07-18-15 Member Since 2012

    I am a long haul owner operator truck driver, listening to audio books has been a salvation for me.

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    loved it, couldn't put it down. good story, that keeps the plot thickening. good narrator who brings life to all the characters no problem. I will listen to it again.

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    Pegeen 07-06-15
    Pegeen 07-06-15

    reading is pure joy

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    "Doggie cute"

    Lots of dog thinking -- and an obvious slow slow slow plot that then suddenly accelerated to the end. I love dogs. But I need more than this to keep me reAding instead of out playing with my dog.

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    BROXBURN, United Kingdom
    2/19/13
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    "Brilliant Read"

    Having been a fan of Robert Crais for as long as he has been writing, ordered this without a thought. Loved it from beginning to end. Scott James jumps of the page as a wounded but determined hero and his relationship with Maggie takes over the book. There is a good story at the back but the two main characters just capture your heart. Want more of these characters from Mr Crais and I think that says it all.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • mollyeyre
    Leicestershire UK
    2/13/13
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    "Superb"

    This wasn't such an intense thriller as one would expect from Robert Crais, and at the beginning I was a bit disappointed at the 'googey-goo' speak directed at the Maggie, the dog. However, I got used to it , and accepted the reasoning behind it.

    The story is really about the relationship between a police dog and her handler, but with a lot more complexities than that statement offers. The story was good, though as I suggest - not as intense or involved as one would normally expect. The characters were brilliant, and I really cared about their well being and how they solved the crime. An excellent read

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • CathyR
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    2/11/13
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    "Robert Crais rocks!"

    This is one of the best stories, it was a very emotional roller coaster of a book not least because I love dogs and had GSDs for 25+ years. I loved Scott and Maggie and the interaction between them, the building of trust and love after the traumas they both suffered. Mr Crais has a wonderful insight into the relationship between dogs and humans.

    And the murder/mystery plot has everything to keep the listener enthralled. Can't recommend this enough!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Sandra
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    6/10/13
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    "Another facet of Mr.Crais' storytelling."


    A wonderful, vivid book that brought me frequently to almost-tears!
    After the fabulous Elvis Cole and Joe Pike books, I did not see this one coming.
    What next?

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Robin B
    Hampshire, England
    4/21/13
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    "Newest Robert Crais thriller - Suspect""

    I really enjoyed every minute of this crime thriller in which Maggie - a German Shepherd and former (injured) war-dog became a police dog with the LAPD and has a starring role in helping her handler Scott James in solving a serious crime. Story is narrated in part by Maggie as well as by Scott James - so unusually you hear the dog's side of this riveting story. I listened to it over a couple of days in every spare moment that I had. Robert Crais goes from strength to strength with his story-telling. This is one of his best yet

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Theo
    Billingham, United Kingdom
    2/11/13
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    "Solid Crais"

    While anticipating the return of either Elvis Cole or Joe Pike, I happily downloaded the latest RC novel. Being a canine enthusiast, I did't find it hard to get caught by the story quickly. The vivid narration by MacLeod Andrews further helped to draw me in and I did only miss the familar and brilliant Robert Williams very little. The relatively short running time of 8,5 hrs makes the audiobook an enjoyable but all too quickly passing listen. All in all a nice plot albeit perhaps a bit predictable but then you won't download a crime book expecting James Joyce. Maybe not the best Crais ever but certainly worth the money and nice touch to have the "dog-angle" in the story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. S. Mccarra
    Scotland
    9/26/13
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    "There has to be more Scott & Maggie"

    Excellent story line. Love the build up of the dog/handler relationship. We must get more of this duo. In fact I want one NOW!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ant
    St Albans, United Kingdom
    9/20/13
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    "A quick, enjoyable read for dog lovers"

    I am not a massive fan of action / crime novels, but I was highly recommended this book as a dog lover. I found the story to be enjoyable, but nothing special, the writing solid and easy going.
    In my mind, what separated this from any other well written, but run of the mill novel, was the dog. The telling of the tale partly from the dog's perspective was well done without the usual anthropomorphic view of animals as simply less intelligent humans. For me the dog was the hero of the story while the human character was the protagonist; this pairing worked rather well to produce an action story in which one emotionally invested in the characters and their relationship.
    The narrator gave a solid performance with some good characterisation. I enjoyed this, but I doubt I will pick up anything else by the same author, however, I know others (fans of the genre) who have become fans of Crais from reading this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fiona
    High Wycombe, United Kingdom
    7/30/13
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    "Bit sappy but I liked it - I love dogs."
    Would you listen to Suspect again? Why?

    Possibly.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I suppose the dog bits were a bit sappy - but I didn't mind so much because I love dogs.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the dog thinks her previous master has returned. And realises he hasn't.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Christopher
    Leicester, United Kingdom
    4/29/13
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    "What an amazing book.... loved every second of it"

    I have been a fan of RC for a while now and I really like everything that he does.

    Suspect blew me away... I bought it to listen to in the car as I travel to see clients.. it cost me a days work, I couldn't switch it off.

    Very Highly recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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