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The Cutting Room | [Jilliane Hoffman]

The Cutting Room

Detective Manny Alvarez knows the body of a murdered Florida student is only the beginning - his investigation soon reveals a terrifying trend in nightclub abductions. Hotshot Assistant State Attorney Daria DeBianchi works the case, too, hoping it will be the one that makes her career. It will - but for all the wrong reasons. Their only lead, notorious serial killer William Bantling, claims they are looking for more than one murderer. However, in exchange for the truth, he wants off death row.
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Publisher's Summary

Detective Manny Alvarez knows the body of a murdered Florida student is only the beginning - his investigation soon reveals a terrifying trend in nightclub abductions.

Hotshot Assistant State Attorney Daria DeBianchi works the case, too, hoping it will be the one that makes her career. It will - but for all the wrong reasons.

Their only lead, notorious serial killer William Bantling, claims they are looking for more than one murderer. However, in exchange for the truth, he wants off death row.

C. J. Townsend, the prosecutor who put Bantling behind bars, lives under a false identity and struggles to forget the horrors of her past. However, her new life - along with everyone else’s - is about to be shattered.…

©2013 Jilliane Hoffman (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Jenny Seattle, WA USA 07-17-15
    Jenny Seattle, WA USA 07-17-15
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    "Couldn't listen to more than two minutes..."
    Would you ever listen to anything by Jilliane Hoffman again?

    Yes, I love her - the narrator was just unbelievably bad. It's a shame that what is probably a great story was ruined by such a bad narrator


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    Linda 05-04-15
    Linda 05-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A little disappointed"

    I felt the book left unfinished a sequel would have been great. I'd like to know how she handled the others Hint. Right the rest of the story.

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    Aisha San Antonio, TEXAS United States 02-18-15
    Aisha San Antonio, TEXAS United States 02-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Irritating Reader-Gruesome Story"

    It's rare that I don't mind if one of the main characters if offed, but I just couldn't put up with Daria, the DA prosecutor. Also, the author was often lazy, resorting to cliches. Lots of redundant descriptions. Though I'm not a lawyer, the courtroom interactions and procedures were far from believable, and the behavior of the judge was reprehensible. The reader was the absolute worst aspect off the book. Her sing-song narration was hard to get past and I almost returned the book because of it.
    Based on the storyline of the other audible book by this author, she seems to be stuck on young female ADAs who use a case to advance their careers. At least it's not the same reader.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 01-25-15
    Karen 01-25-15

    Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.

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    "Love the "Bear""
    If you could sum up The Cutting Room in three words, what would they be?

    Intense, Focused, and Funny. This is an intense thriller story, and you can miss the wonderful humorous lines if you are doing to many things while listening. "the Bear" has them, so listen for it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Manny, the Bear. " He was big, burley, hairy and bald" with such a great sense of humor. Tough to be a detective and still have one! Our heroine is as spunky as they get and reader really brings her spunk to life.


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

    I only purchased this story as I LOVE Angela's male reading voice. Yes, you have to get use to her cadence, but she brings to life any male character in a book. I love her in the Tiffany Snow series, Kade the bad boy is just as yummy as they get, and Angela really brings him to sexy life! A much lighter romance mystery than this author.


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

    Oh yes, well ok every waking hour. Riveting and so fast paced. I listened to Plea of Insanity as that is read by my most fave reader Karen White. Again, her male voice is the best. If you like humor, check out Julie James series romance mysteries with Karen reading them.


    Any additional comments?

    The next book has comments i.e.: like Karin Slaughter, You must be hard core thriller fan, which I am not so this author may not be for me. Hence the Romance Mystery notes I have.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ange Grant 10-10-14
    Ange Grant 10-10-14

    I'm new to this. But I think I'm gonna love it.

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    "Awesome Story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I love this author! I started reading from her very first book & she has only gotten better! Just give her a try - but do start with book 1 which is Retribution. The story line twists & turns. Its just awesome!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love how the charteres in the books just feel like people! You really get attached to them. You see their points of views & love them for that, but you can see their flaws & still love them.


    How could the performance have been better?

    It would have been better is anyone else read this. The narrator’s poor inflection timing & sentence structuring with the inflections was very distracting from the actual story line. At times I found myself just wanting to stop listening all together, but the story itself was just so good. Once I finished listening, I started listening to another new read & OMG it was so nice to hear a book being read by someone who had clearly done it before. Performing an art so hopefully it will get better for that reader.


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    Jerrilynn 07-24-14
    Jerrilynn 07-24-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent Story! Horrible Narration"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, but it would be the kindle version. The story is incredibly interesting. The narration is so bad I would never tell anyone to purchase it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    None of the characters are really developed well enough for me to relate to them except maybe CJ, so I would go with her.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Angela Dawe’s performances?

    No Way! She reads in a voice that sounds a great deal like a bad Humphrey Boggart impression. Her sentences almost always throw the emphasis on the last word making the book read like riding a horse with a choppy gait.


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

    Yes. But I never can. I always have to go to bed before it is finished.


    Any additional comments?

    Despite the horrible narration I couldn't turn the story off. It draws you in early and keeps you there.

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    LynnTx hutto, TX, United States 06-07-14
    LynnTx hutto, TX, United States 06-07-14 Member Since 2011

    I love audio books & multi tasking!! Hate the radio, I'd rather listen to a good book.

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    "Love the story"
    What would have made The Cutting Room better?

    A different narrator


    What didn’t you like about Angela Dawe’s performance?

    I felt her voice was all wrong. She did not make me feel as if I was there watching it all happen.


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

    We got to love Dara and you killed her off with like she was a walk on with one line.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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