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The Innocent Ones [Soundtrack Edition] Audiobook

The Innocent Ones [Soundtrack Edition]

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This version of The Innocent Ones features a soundtrack that includes music and sound effects designed to enhance the listening experience. We will send you a survey in the next few weeks to ask for your feedback on this version. Your feedback will be very helpful and is much appreciated.

From the best-selling author of Trial Junkies - get ready for a jaw-dropping twist....

Assistant District Attorney Beth Crawford and her sister, Jen, take a much needed vacation in Baja, California, but the fun in the sun doesn't last long when Jen disappears without a trace on the streets of Playa del Sol. Now Beth must navigate the underbelly of a city she doesn't know, and the only one who can help her is Nick Vargas, a disgraced newspaper reporter on the trail of a dangerous and deadly cult with big plans for its annual celebration...on the Day of the Dead.

©2010 Robert Gregory Browne (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Minda Wheaton, IL, United States 11-19-16
    Minda Wheaton, IL, United States 11-19-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Not for me. Sorry."

    Received this free audiobook to listen to and comment on the soundtrack version; 1) I don't subscribe to this genre;2) there was nothing about the first chapter that would cause me to be interested in the story; 3) the foul language in the second chapter is an immediate turn off. I wish there was some book ratings with warning of foul or lewd language; 4) the soundtrack was more of a distraction than an enhancement. The music and sound effects were to me like buzzing insects I wanted to swat at to mute so I can concentrate on the story teller. I prefer to let my imagination create the scenarios. Thank you.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Shivani Faust 01-10-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Good story, sometimes distracting though"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Innocent Ones [Soundtrack Edition] to be better than the print version?

    I don't know, I didn't read the print version.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    To be fair there aren't a ton of characters that seem "good" to choose from in this situation, but I will say that the main character, Jen, grew on me throughout the book. At the beginning I just felt like she was not the sort of person you'd want to be friends with, but then more of her actual life was made apartment and I didn't feel sorry for her as much as I felt I understood her more.


    What three words best describe Scott Brick’s performance?

    Thrilling, Accurate, and Talented


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

    "fact or fiction"


    Any additional comments?

    I would say to be aware that this book has a "soundtrack" that I wasn't a fan of most of the time. There were a few great instances where the sound track really helped the story to remind you where in the story you were, like the sound of the ocean or some gun shots.

    However, throughout most the story I found myself getting pretty irritated at having to constantly turn the volume up or down to adjust. Turning it up repeatedly so I could hear the actual story over the soundtrack that was just distracting, or turning down because the soundtrack plus the story was all of a sudden too loud.

    I understand the ultimate point of adding a soundtrack to an audible story, getting you more "into" the story and making a full "experience". However, for my personal taste it is unnecessary. To me the whole point of reading or listening to a book is to let your own imagination create and process the details.

    Even though most of the time the soundtrack was party background music or police sirens, I wouldn't say that it helped the story and therefore, if it isn't helping, it isn't necessary. But again, that's just my style of listening, the story and narrator though, as usual, were fantastic!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Polly Poizendem New Orleans 12-11-16
    Polly Poizendem New Orleans 12-11-16
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    "You are THERE!...(soundtrack edition)"


    I totally enjoyed this book! I LOVED having the soft "background atmospheric" sounds along with the excellent narration. It made me feel as though I were right there alongside the characters on some foreign journey, and swept up with them in their thrilling adventure. There were SO many unexpected twists and turns that I did not see coming! Every chapter ending was a "whaaaat, nooo!!!" jaw dropper for me. It was very easy to get caught up in the moment.

    The story quickly evolves with startling new revelations...one after another (more than a soap opera)...as well as having some pretty good tense nail biting moments. I couldnt wait to find out what happened next. If there was a sequel to this book - I think I'd have to get it.

    I wish that ALL audiobooks had a soundtrack! (can you tell this was my first?) How wonderful that would be! It really does broaden the whole audio experience - like taking it up another notch from band to symphony orchestra.

    This book was gifted at no cost to me in exchange for an honest review.

    Thank you Audible for the delightful treat!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 03-07-17
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    "Interesting with the Sound Effects"

    Originally titled "Down Among the Dead Men," I got the soundtrack version free and I have to admit that I was expecting a little more. For nearly 3/4 of the book, I had to strain to notice any "soundtrack" behind the narration. If there had been a more constant sound, I think it would have been better. The end of the book was greatly enhanced by the soundtrack.

    Overall, this book was interesting, compelling, and worth a read. The characters are interesting, even if Beth gets knocked in the head and requires saving a few too many times. I've got to imagine that in the real world, all that head trauma would have killed her - particularly given her condition later in the book. Still, enjoyable and thrilling.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie 03-06-17
    Debbie 03-06-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Sound track didn't matter, another good listen with an awesome narrator"

    Most of the time I didn't notice the sound track in the background.
    Could omit in the future.
    As always Scott Brick does a stellar job, with a good storyline who needs back ground noise!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Pam Krocak 03-04-17
    Pam Krocak 03-04-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book"

    Very good book. Liked the added sounds, made it more interesting. Many twists and turns in the story keeping you guessing.

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    Linda Beaverton, OR, United States 03-01-17
    Linda Beaverton, OR, United States 03-01-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Over the Top Chaos"

    Well, where do I start? It is over the top chaos. Wild imagination. I sure hope nothing like this ever exists. Could have been an amazing story if a little more care was spent on the details. The first 2/3 of the story was intriguing, especially the opening. The last 1/3 was almost ho hum and didn't follow the complexity of the first 2/3. Use it for entertainment where you don't have to think about how or why.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Debby 02-28-17
    Debby 02-28-17 Member Since 2015
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    "good story but..."

    the story was great. moved along well with enough twists to keep you interested. the bad part was the background sound effects . very distracting.

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    Charles Burr 01-28-17
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    "Background Sounds Not Helpful"

    The storyline was good but not great...just a bit too farfetched for me. Scott Brick's performance was OK. I did not like the background sounds; for me they added nothing to the listening experience. At times it was even distracting as I would be trying to figure out what the sound was supposed to and not listening to the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Francine E Forestell 01-22-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Two stories converage"

    The book merges two story lines in a very interesting way. The narratives from the two main characters initially created
    very different story lines.. The author maintained tension in both stories lines-one more physical, the other more emotional. It introduced possible motives that changed as the story developed-the reason behind actions was hidden until the end. The addition of foy-sound effects-somtimes seemed inconsistent with the adjectives, verbs, and intent, so werentvreally distracting and didn't really add to the story line like in classical radio.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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