In his most gripping thriller yet, Jeffery Deaver takes listeners on a terrifying ride into two ingenious minds...that of a physically challenged detective and the scheming killer he must stop. The detective was the former head of forensics at the NYPD, but is now a quadriplegic who can only exercise his mind. The killer is a man whose obsession with old New York helps him choose his next victim. Now, with the help of a beautiful young cop, this diabolical killer must be stopped before he can kill again!
©2014 Jeffery Deaver (P)2014 Penguin Audio
Narrator pathetic, dry, dull, monotone, destroyed great book. Couldn't get past first 5 minutes of listening.
I'm not convinced an actual person narrated this book, it sounds more like some text to speech software was used. By far the worst narration I've ever heard.
Great story that I've been waiting for some time to hear. I should have waited a bit more I think.
I struggled through this book because I love the story. I don't know if I can sit through it again.
Amelia was my favorite character. She is flawed but courageous and very smart.
Scott Brick, Norman Dietz, just about anyone but Connor O'Brien.
If you love the story enough, yes.
I waited a long time for an unabridged version to come out. Hoping they rethink and redo the narration, until then I am stuck with it.
Absolutely the worst performance I have ever heard on audible. The story was compelling and I put up with the narrator to get the story but I can't believe this was approved.
birds and more birds
I wish I had just read the book, the narrator was so overacted.
I was very happy to see other narrators for the other Lincoln Rhyme novels if they had the Connor O'Brien was the narrator for all of them I would have stopped at this book
you really would be better off reading the book and then moving on to the other books, I just listened to the book again and could not even get through it to finish it this second time due to the narrator
The story and characters are great. A lot of depth. I enjoy Jeffery Deaver's books.
I actually saw the movie a long time ago, and loved it. Stumbled on Jeffery Deaver by way of the Katrhyn Dance novels, and then realized the tie in. So glad to have rediscovered this series! If you can suffer through the narration without thinking over and over "recaulating... recalculating..." it's worth it.
The narrator's cadance is something short of awful. It makes it very difficult to listen to... there's no easy flow. It feels like a set of interrupted and totally separate thoughts. He has a similar feel to that of the old fashioned text to speech softwares.... sounds like Moviephone.
The unusual physical situation of the detective.
No laugh, no cry. Trying to get beyond the narrator to get the storyline.
NO! I had to listen to his voice.....aaaargh! He sounded like a low budget saturday morning cartoon voice.
Scott Brick or Edoardo Ballerini or George Guidall.
The Narrator chosen for this work presents a near monotone delivery with the ends of many sequential sentences sounding nearly identical in delivery. Said sentences are for this reader enervating, monotonous, and distracting such that one loses one's place in what otherwise would be the ebb and flow of the narration of an otherwise most entertaining and well written book.
Retired high school English teacher. I liked and worked with the at-risk student. Interested in about everything, but I love a good story.
The book was great - but the narrator in this case destroyed the text. Too fast, with an unidentifiable accent. This one is better in print.
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