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The Bride Collector Audiobook

The Bride Collector

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Publisher's Summary

FBI Special agent Brad Raines is facing his toughest case yet. A Denver serial killer has killed four beautiful young women, leaving a bridal veil at each crime scene, and he's picking up his pace. Unable to crack the case, Raines appeals for help from a most unusual source: residents of the Center for Wellbeing and Intelligence, a private psychiatric institution for mentally ill individuals whose are extraordinarily gifted.

It's there that he meets Paradise, a young woman who witnessed her father murder her family and barely escaped his hand. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, Paradise may also have an extrasensory gift: the ability to experience the final moments of a person's life when she touches the dead body.

In a desperate attempt to find the killer, Raines enlists Paradise's help. In an effort to win her trust, he befriends this strange young woman and begins to see in her qualities that most 'sane people' sorely lack. Gradually, he starts to question whether sanity resides outside the hospital walls...or inside.

As the Bride Collector picks up the pace--and volume--of his gruesome crucifixions, the case becomes even more personal to Raines when his friend and colleague, a beautiful young forensic psychologist, becomes the Bride Collector's next target.

The FBI believes that the killer plans to murder seven women. Can Paradise help before it's too late?

©2010 Ted Dekker (P)2010 Hachette

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    virginia rotonda west florida 04-20-11
    virginia rotonda west florida 04-20-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Less than 1 star"

    What is the term for worse than awful? I had high hopes for this book given the reviews. The plot was inspired but the execution was just plain bad. By the end of the book I wanted to kill them all off!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dennis Fredericksburg, VA, USA 06-05-10
    Dennis Fredericksburg, VA, USA 06-05-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Bride Collector"

    A great book

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Betty xenia, OH, USA 04-21-10
    Betty xenia, OH, USA 04-21-10
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    "The Bride Collector"

    THE ABSOLUTELY WORST BOOK I HAVE EVER DOWNLOADED FROM AUDIBLE!!!! The writing is terrible, none of the characters are likable and the person who is reading the book is awful. It is torture to listen to, and I have chosen not to finish the book. I really gave it a try. Don't waste your money or your time. If I could give it less than one star I would.

    9 of 23 people found this review helpful
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    Lynn Dayton, Oh, United States 03-23-14
    Lynn Dayton, Oh, United States 03-23-14 Member Since 2012
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    "It wasn't bad but i wish I hadn't bought it"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who is very wrapped up in murder mysteries and don't really think about the book content.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Ted Dekker? Why or why not?

    Probably not - not a good impression. If I did, it'd be through the library and I couldn't find anything else


    Which character – as performed by John Glover – was your favorite?

    They were all blasé


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Bride Collector?

    Hard to say - wasn't that attention getting


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    jaye GREENWICH, CT, United States 03-02-13
    jaye GREENWICH, CT, United States 03-02-13 Member Since 2012

    AUDIBLE MAKES READING POSSIBLE AND EASY FOR ME...I AM VISUALLY IMPAIRED. I WISH THEY HAD ALL THE BOOKS I WANT I WOULD SNAP THEM UP!

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    "IMPROBABLE. BUT THIS IS FICTION. GOOD BOOK"
    Would you listen to The Bride Collector again? Why?

    I PROBABLY WILL. IT WAS VERY TENSE AT TIMES. THE FIRST HALF WAS NOT THAT GOOD BUT THE SECOND PART WAS GREAT.


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

    IN THE SECOND HALF. TENSION GALORE.


    Which character – as performed by John Glover – was your favorite?

    ROWDY. BUT THEY WERE ALL DONE WELL.


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

    THE WHOLE SECOND HALF WAS ENTERTAINING.


    Any additional comments?

    OFTEN WHEN READING WE LOOK FOR THE PROBABLE EVEN IN FICTION.

    THIS BOOK IS NOT PROBABLE. BUT I LIKED THE BOOK VERY MUCH.

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    Tina Knoxville, TN, United States 06-21-11
    Tina Knoxville, TN, United States 06-21-11
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    "Don't waste your money"

    I have never listened to such a piece of crap. Completely unbelievable and mind-numbingly repetitive. Waaaay too many characters, some of whom do nothing at all. Coulda been great--creepy villain, inventive way of killing--but just totally illogical actions and dialogue of and between characters. I will NEVER listen to anything else by Dekker.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jacob Farmington, GA, United States 02-23-11
    Jacob Farmington, GA, United States 02-23-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Not for me!"

    I have read and listen to a few different Ted Dekker books and they are not my type. They start out good and plausible then spin out to fantasy land. They turn into a religious/higher being books. The books go from a believable book to a, you must believe in a higher power, blind faith book. I personally like realistic fiction books, not fantasy books. If it wasn't for the mentally-ill characters in The Bride Collector, I would not have been able to finish listening to this book. I don’t believe I will be reading or listening to any more of Ted Dekker’s work.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Shirley San Antonio, TX, United States 05-21-10
    Shirley San Antonio, TX, United States 05-21-10
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    "Terrible Book and Gruesome"

    I agree with Betty & Kerry. It is poorly written and poorly read. Don't waste you money unless you like gruesome scenes.

    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Sue Washington, PA, United States 05-31-10
    Sue Washington, PA, United States 05-31-10 Member Since 2013
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    "The Bride Collector"

    This book was so far-fetched with unbelievable characters that I can't believe I wasted my time listening to the entire book. I kept thinking it would get better &/or more believable. Don't waste your time or money on this book.

    2 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Kerry Simi Valley, CA, USA 05-20-10
    Kerry Simi Valley, CA, USA 05-20-10 Member Since 2002
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    "Worst Worst Book!"

    I agree with "Betty" 110% except I did finish it. I actually laughed during parts that were hard to believe. Do not waste your money on this book.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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