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Suspect Audiobook

Suspect

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.
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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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    George Carmichael, CA, United States 04-20-13
    George Carmichael, CA, United States 04-20-13 Member Since 2012
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    "New Characters Are Great"
    What made the experience of listening to Suspect the most enjoyable?

    This was one of my favorite books from Robert Crais. It was truly suspenseful and I found myself sneaking a listen to just one more chapter. Maggie is perhaps my new favorite crime fighter. The narrative from Maggie's perspective was really innovative without being presumptuous.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I really didn't have a favorite chapter, as soon as one ended I felt compelled to listen to the next.


    What about MacLeod Andrews’s performance did you like?

    Andrews's ability to move seamlessly over a diverse group of characters was impressive.


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    Grace L. Miller San Diego Ca 04-19-13
    Grace L. Miller San Diego Ca 04-19-13 Member Since 2013

    Gracie the PB Native

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    ""Suspect" delivers!"
    Where does Suspect rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This has been one of the best books I've listened to in quite a while. I am an avid audiobook listener, and this one kept me up late, and listening early as well! I gave it 5 stars on all levels, and am not often so generous. I've recommended it to at least a dozen people in the past few days, and will continue to do so.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Being inside Maggie's head was so interesting. I've enjoyed "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle" and "The Art of Racing in the Rain" as they pertain to dogs and training. I enjoyed reading of the "trials" that Maggie was put through, and clearly the research that was done paid off in the details.


    What does MacLeod Andrews bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Andrews' inflection and tone both are engaging and compelling. The "thumps" resonated with me.


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

    Man and the amazing bond with his dog ...........far, far more than you might "Suspect"


    Any additional comments?

    I will read many more of his books....I have 2 waiting now.

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    Gary Crossville, TN, United States 04-17-13
    Gary Crossville, TN, United States 04-17-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Not a book for cat lovers"
    Would you listen to Suspect again? Why?

    Yes. I was hooked in the first paragraph.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Very much! As the story revealed the layer upon layer of deception, I was kept wondering how deep did the deception go.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Maggie discovered the joy of baloney.


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

    When Maggie fought for her Alpha. I had a dog like Maggie and I could identify with her reactions.


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    Natalie Fayman Boynton Beach, FL United States 04-15-13
    Natalie Fayman Boynton Beach, FL United States 04-15-13 Member Since 2014

    Vampyrvet

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    "No surprises, but still quite enjoyable!"
    If you could sum up Suspect in three words, what would they be?

    Trauma, Healing, Courage


    What did you like best about this story?

    Parts of the story are told from the dog's perspective


    What about MacLeod Andrews’s performance did you like?

    Good job with voice inflection and creating tension in the story


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Not really


    Any additional comments?

    The story line itself is pretty predictable, but that didn't prevent me from enjoying the experience. I'm an animal person, so the subject matter really appealed to me.

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    Diane Belmont, CA, United States 04-14-13
    Diane Belmont, CA, United States 04-14-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Completely Engrossing"
    Where does Suspect rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best audiobooks I have listened to. The story which included the perspective of the dog was just outstanding and added depth and quality to this already will crafted and integrated story. Wow, I'm reading more Crais!


    What other book might you compare Suspect to and why?

    While it was different, the quality of the story was comparable to "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" series, one of the best series of books I've ever listened to!


    What does MacLeod Andrews bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrator added a sense of this story being real and alive with these characters rather than more static when one reads the written page themselves. I suspect people who love audiobooks loved someone to read to them as a child because its nurturing and the story takes on more energy and imagination as it does here.


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

    As a dog lover I found the periodic dog's perspective a surprise and enriching to the story!


    Any additional comments?

    Start with this book if you're not read Crais before and then go from there!

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    Amazon Customer Pennsylvania 04-14-13
    Amazon Customer Pennsylvania 04-14-13
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    "Awesome book"
    Where does Suspect rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Suspect ranks #1


    What other book might you compare Suspect to and why?

    I'd compare it to Merry Christmas Alex Cross in the intensity and narration. This book has the bonus of the dog. Crais really got into the head and nose of the dog. That added a phenomenal dimension I'd never experienced before.


    What about MacLeod Andrews’s performance did you like?

    Great reading, perfect voice... Loved his intensity when situations escalated.


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

    We're pack... Alpha safe, pack safe!


    Any additional comments?

    The dog element was phenomenal... Craig really got the dog element right!

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    Steven Hutchinson, KS, United States 04-13-13
    Steven Hutchinson, KS, United States 04-13-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Entertaining + learned about service dogs."
    What did you like best about this story?

    The author seemed to have researched service/working dogs thoroughly. I appreciate learning about topics while listening to entertaining novels.


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    Betty Houston 04-12-13
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    "I couldn't stop listening."
    If you could sum up Suspect in three words, what would they be?

    Spellbinding, gripping, dedication


    What did you like best about this story?

    The bonding of two souls, one human, one canine. Both had been deemed unfit for further service, but together, accomplished more than many before them could do.


    What does MacLeod Andrews bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He has many dialects for the different characters. A smooth, very easy to listen to manner of speech.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I almost cried when I thought Maggie was shot near the conclusion.


    Any additional comments?

    LOVED this narration!!

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    Margaret Australia 04-12-13
    Margaret Australia 04-12-13
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    "Refreshing little story"
    If you could sum up Suspect in three words, what would they be?

    A feel good story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way it switches from Maggie's thoughts back to the human beings.


    Have you listened to any of MacLeod Andrews’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I haven't. But I loved every minute of this beautiful little story.


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

    Yes I had tears running down my cheeks when Scot was shot. Maggie's reaction was just tragic.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall a great story told well. Service dogs do deserve medals for the way they protect their handlers. Great.

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    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 04-10-13
    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 04-10-13 Member Since 2012

    Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!

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    "This story has so much more to offer!"
    Where does Suspect rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Near the top, I enjoyed it the audio; however, there is much more to this story that could have been written.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    It really was not that suspenceful...we all know he didn't do it and since he was being framed you could pretty much deduce who the culprits were.


    Which character – as performed by MacLeod Andrews – was your favorite?

    Scott of course with Maggie close behind!


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

    Partners?


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the audio, again there is alot more to the story that can be written......

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