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The Kill Room: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel | [Jeffery Deaver]

The Kill Room: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel

It was a "million-dollar bullet," a sniper shot delivered from over a mile away. Its victim was a United States citizen, targeted by the United States government, and assassinated in the Bahamas. The nation's most renowned investigator and forensics expert, Lincoln Rhyme, is drafted to investigate. As details of the case start to emerge, the he discovers that not all is what it seems. When a deadly, knife-wielding assassin begins systematically eliminating the witnesses, Lincoln's investigation turns into a chilling battle of wits against a cold-blooded killer.
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It was a "million-dollar bullet," a sniper shot delivered from over a mile away. Its victim was no ordinary mark: he was a United States citizen, targeted by the United States government, and assassinated in the Bahamas.

The nation's most renowned investigator and forensics expert, Lincoln Rhyme, is drafted to investigate. While his partner, Amelia Sachs, traces the victim's steps in Manhattan, Rhyme leaves the city to pursue the sniper himself. As details of the case start to emerge, the pair discovers that not all is what it seems.

When a deadly, knife-wielding assassin begins systematically eliminating all evidence-including the witnesses-Lincoln's investigation turns into a chilling battle of wits against a cold-blooded killer.

©2013 Jeffery Deaver (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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    Philip 07-12-13
    Philip 07-12-13
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    "Should be in with the Cookbooks"
    What would have made The Kill Room better?

    Too much with the recipes. Made me think I was listening to a cookbook.


    What could Jeffery Deaver have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Stop inserting himself in the book with his recipes.


    What character would you cut from The Kill Room?

    No one.


    Any additional comments?

    None.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bookbums 07-08-13
    Bookbums 07-08-13
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    "Too Many Voices"
    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of the narrators?

    I would have cast a single narrator. I am profoundly tone-deaf, and not just to music. I lose the first 3 or 4 words when the narration switches; thus, miss some of the story.


    Any additional comments?

    This is my fault. I was so pleased to get the new Lincoln Rhyme mystery that I did not check the narration. I have only listened to about a hour having started the audio book with my PT - made the PT go by very slowly. I expect that my husband will have a different opinion, but I am finished with this one.

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    Brian Carmel, IN, United States 06-16-13
    Brian Carmel, IN, United States 06-16-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Rhyme is Back...in Action"

    As a fan of the Lincoln Rhyme series, I was more than ready to order this one up and dive in. After reading a few of the reviews about multiple readers, I was a bit worrried about the performance, but was soon relieved. Sure, it takes some getting used to, but I was quickly able to get used to the male and female readers and the back and forth cadence. Some have claimed that the voice of Rhyme is too soft and not authoritative. My take is that the voices in this audiobook had a strong resemblence to the actors in the Bone Collector movie, i.e. Denzel Washington playing Rhyme and Angelina Joilee as Sachs. And this goes for Thom, Sellito and others, too. I'm not sure if this was by design or not, but by the second chapter, I was already picturing Denzel and Joilee in my mind, so maybe this is why it worked for me. Denzel's portrayal of Rhyme in the movie was that of a soft-spoken, but thoughtful and intelligent character. I had the same vibe here and while some may have felt like this audiobook was "over-produced", again, I felt like this was produced with a movie-setting in mind. I actually liked the lead-in music when there was a shift or pause in the plot. Others may not find it to their liking. It's a matter of preference, I think.

    As for the story, this book follows the Deaver "twist-and-turn" formula from other Rhyme novels. The story is good, but with all of the plot twists and turns, I found it difficult to distinguish between protaganists and antagonists. However, this is exactly what Deaver has in mind for the reader and the point that there are many shades of gray in the type of political/military work being done in the book was not not lost on me. It can make the reader a little uncomfortable not knowing who is good and who is bad.

    Where I really enjoyed the book were the parts where Lincoln actually got out of the office and traveled (out of the U.S., no less) and was even involved in yes...an action scene! As a quad with extremely limited mobility, Lincoln has been working hard to exercise and his improved conditioning allowed him to get more involved in this book, which made for some great fun. It's a long way from the old days of lying prone in his bed and studying the white board (though there was some that, too, of course). I won't provide any plot spoilers, but there is a fantastic part where Lincoln confronts some thugs with a gun. The outcome will surprise you!

    This is one of those books I will probably listen to a second time so I can pick-up on some things I missed the first time around. And who knows, I may appreciate the "good" and "bad" guys - and thus the storyline- a little more.

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    R. J. Magee Boston 06-14-13
    R. J. Magee Boston 06-14-13 Member Since 2004
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    "A disappointment"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This book seems to have been forced into print. Not the usual Deaver style and attention to detail.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jeffery Deaver again?

    I have read/listened to all of the Rhyme books and other Deaver books as well and have enjoyed all of them. This was an aberration. If he publishes again, I'll read it, I'm sure.


    Could you see The Kill Room being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No. Too boring.


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    Mitchell Brooklyn, NY, United States 06-13-13
    Mitchell Brooklyn, NY, United States 06-13-13
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    "Lincoln Rhyme's most thrilling case to date!"

    THE KILL ROOM is a thrilling listen! Jeffery Deaver is in top form in this latest Lincoln Rhyme novel. Its fast-paced plot and intricate characters make this a must listen.

    With all of the twists and turns, the three readers were used effectively to make the story more compelling and capture the complexity of the plot. It's definitely one of the best audiobooks I've listened to within the past year.

    If you read/listen to Ken Follett, David Baldacci, Brad Meltzer, Michael Connelly, Lee Child, or John Standford this audiobook is for you!

    It's nice to have Lincoln Rhyme back in action!

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    Trasi Sandston, VA, United States 06-08-13
    Trasi Sandston, VA, United States 06-08-13 Member Since 2011
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    "One reader, please."
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrators were fine, there were just too many of them. I found it annoying and distracting to have a female voice "break in" on my listening every time Amelia Sachs had lines, especially since all the other characters were voiced by the primary narrator. Neither did a bad job or had a displeasing voice, it was just weird to have them both. (I don't mind audiobooks that alternate character narrators by chapter - but just a line here and there breaks the pace or something.)


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    Teresa 09-04-13
    Teresa 09-04-13 Member Since 2010

    I enjoy listening to great detective mysterie & also great thrillers. I enjoy books also by Vince Flynn, David Baldaci including assasins.

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    "Jeffery Deaver does another great one!!"
    Would you listen to The Kill Room again? Why?

    Yes. It is a great one. Jeffery Deaver and Lincoln are a great pair.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Lincoln's a great detective.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    Very great narration. Giving a man and a girl narrators are great. This makes the story a great listen.


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Please Write Faster Mr. Deaver.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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