We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
The 9th Girl | [Tami Hoag]

The 9th Girl

On a frigid New Year’s Eve in Minneapolis, a young woman’s brutalized body falls from the trunk of a car into the path of oncoming traffic. Questions as to whether she was alive or dead when she hit the icy pavement result in her macabre nickname, Zombie Doe. Unidentified and unidentifiable, she is the ninth nameless female victim of the year, and homicide detectives Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska are charged with the task of not only finding out who Zombie Doe is but who in her life hated her enough to destroy her. Was it personal? Or could it just have been a crime of opportunity?
Regular Price:$17.49
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

"Kovac had seen more dead bodies than he could count: men, women, children; victims of shootings, stabbings, strangulations, beatings; fresh corpses and bodies that had been left for days in the trunks of cars in the dead of summer. But he had never seen anything quite like this...."

On a frigid New Year’s Eve in Minneapolis, a young woman’s brutalized body falls from the trunk of a car into the path of oncoming traffic. Questions as to whether she was alive or dead when she hit the icy pavement result in her macabre nickname, Zombie Doe. Unidentified and unidentifiable, she is the ninth nameless female victim of the year, and homicide detectives Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska are charged with the task of not only finding out who Zombie Doe is but who in her life hated her enough to destroy her. Was it personal? Or could it just have been a crime of opportunity? Their greatest fear is that not only is she their ninth Jane Doe of the year but that she may be the ninth victim of a vicious, transient serial killer they have come to call Doc Holiday. Crisscrossing America’s heartland, Doc Holiday chooses his victims at random, snatching them in one city and leaving them in another, always on a holiday. If Zombie Doe is one of his victims, he has brought his gruesome game to a new and more terrifying level. But as Kovac and Liska begin to uncover the truth, they will find that the monsters in their ninth girl’s life may have lived closer to home. And even as another young woman disappears, they have to ask the question: Which is the greater evil - the devil you know or the devil you don’t?

©2013 Tami Hoag (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.0 (1000 )
5 star
 (342)
4 star
 (424)
3 star
 (166)
2 star
 (35)
1 star
 (33)
Overall
4.0 (885 )
5 star
 (321)
4 star
 (352)
3 star
 (162)
2 star
 (28)
1 star
 (22)
Story
4.1 (876 )
5 star
 (352)
4 star
 (356)
3 star
 (130)
2 star
 (21)
1 star
 (17)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Janice Union City, GA, United States 02-05-14
    Janice Union City, GA, United States 02-05-14 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    315
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "More than 5 stars"
    Any additional comments?

    I wish I could give this book more than 5 stars, It was that good! The narrator was great, as he brought the characters to life, great dramatization of each character. This book kept me at the edge of my seat, and I did not want it to end. You will not be disappointed!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Carl Austin, TX, United States 01-31-14
    Carl Austin, TX, United States 01-31-14 Member Since 2009
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Over written"

    Listening to the thoughts of all the characters became tedious. The thought monologs were repetitive and I started fast forwarding through them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ronald E. Weiss Chateau Saxon, New Jerse 01-28-14
    Ronald E. Weiss Chateau Saxon, New Jerse 01-28-14 Member Since 2005

    Saxon

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    295
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Frustrating"
    What disappointed you about The 9th Girl?

    The dialog was sermonizing, pretentious and boring. The female lead, a cop, appeared whiny and weak. The male lead, a cop, was uninteresting. The thoughts of the two teenage leads each having little to do with the plot, dominated the dialog. Their their thought processes were sermonizing, preachy, and inane. I has to fast forward again and again. The characters central to the plot were hardly developed. From this listener's view, the dialog of this novel focused primarily on poor parenting, peer pressure, bullying and teenage angst.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Tami Hoag again?

    Not sure


    What aspect of David Colacci’s performance would you have changed?

    David Colacci's performance was excellent. He has good timbre and enunciation.


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

    It was a daily deal - cheap


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    janae Livingston, Montana, United States 01-26-14
    janae Livingston, Montana, United States 01-26-14 Member Since 2013
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    92
    10
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "great mystery thriller with hidden twists"
    What did you love best about The 9th Girl?

    I liked the twists in the story that the reader could have never gussed. It could easily be made into a movie. The name is also very cleaver.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    PharmGirl 01-24-14
    PharmGirl 01-24-14

    KT

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    10
    6
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Suspense! Thrills! Mystery!"
    If you could sum up The 9th Girl in three words, what would they be?

    Gripping... taut... engrossing


    What other book might you compare The 9th Girl to and why?

    It's like a modern Americanized version of Agatha Christie's works... Nothing is as it seems and people are not always as they appear....and it can happen where you live


    What about David Colacci’s performance did you like?

    Excellent voice for a cop crime drama.... But brought other characters to life as well...would listen to other books narrated by him


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

    Definitely! Couldn't wait to get back in the car for the next installment.


    Any additional comments?

    I want my children to read this so maybe they will get an inkling as to "why" I worry so much about them and their safety....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 01-24-14

    I am a rural mail carrier so I spend a lot of time in my car everyday. Audible has made me look forward to going to work each day!

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    39
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Ugh! This book is just awful!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The narrator was really bad. I had to speed the book up to 1.25 speed just to keep my head from exploding. The story moves so slowly that it's painful. I really regret buying this book.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Tami Hoag again?

    No way!


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator was just plain awful. I detested his accent and his manner of reading. It was slow, stereotypical and annoying.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    DISAPPOINTMENT!


    Any additional comments?

    Save your credits!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Nyoka Brownstown, MI, United States 01-23-14
    Nyoka Brownstown, MI, United States 01-23-14 Member Since 2014

    Nyoka Mullins

    HELPFUL VOTES
    52
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    171
    171
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    5
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Thriller"

    A must to listen to, I found it to keep me on the edge, never got bored with any part. I would recommend you get it.....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    James Ball 01-22-14
    James Ball 01-22-14 Member Since 2011

    Serial Listener

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    64
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Murder Story At It's Best!"

    I bought this book off the daily deal not expecting much. Wasn't I surprised! This book was awesome! The narration was easy to listen to. The story is very well written and leaves you very satisfied. It was hard for me to stop listening. I completed this book in two days at 1.5 listening speed. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did and I would definitely recommend and buy more books from the author Tami Hoag.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Cynthia 08-13-13
    Cynthia 08-13-13

    Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

    HELPFUL VOTES
    10
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    67
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Extremely violent against children."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I can't imagine anyone enjoying this book unless they are clinical professionals or violent and ill people.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Expected it to be a more intricate plot


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

    He is always good.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The 9th Girl?

    The tedious dialogue. We can get the drift of police procedure and family debate without listening to 6 hours of it. Other authors get the idea across much more succinctly and then get on to the next scene. This dialogue was TEDIOUS. It was like listening to 3 hours of police tape and then a 2 hour family argument.


    Any additional comments?

    Boring and horrible at the same time. The constant referral to the victim as zombie girl was demeaning. A tortured child is not a joke.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Pam Sturgess 09-01-14
    HELPFUL VOTES
    99
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    67
    43
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    13
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not a mystery, just a lot of whining about bullies"
    What disappointed you about The 9th Girl?

    There is no mystery. The book starts you with a needless horrific death, described in detail regularly. Then pretty much from there on it's kids whining about school bullies, parents whining about bullying, and a professional mother feeling sorry for herself because she decided to work. What a total waste. Couldn't get through the first few chapters. Returning the book.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 31-40 of 43 results PREVIOUS1345NEXT

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.