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The Scarecrow Audiobook

The Scarecrow

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Publisher's Summary

Forced out of the Los Angeles Times amid the latest budget cuts, newspaperman Jack McEvoy decides to go out with a bang, using his final days at the paper to write the definitive murder story of his career.

He focuses on Alonzo Winslow, a 16-year-old drug dealer in jail after confessing to a brutal murder. But as he delves into the story, Jack realizes that Winslow's so-called confession is bogus. The kid might actually be innocent.

Jack is soon running with his biggest story since The Poetmade his career years ago. He is tracking a killer who operates completely below police radar--and with perfect knowledge of any move against him. Including Jack's.

©2009 Michael Connelly; (P)2009 Hachette

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    Kathryn Baxter, MN, United States 05-16-12
    Kathryn Baxter, MN, United States 05-16-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Keeps you going.."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Scarecrow to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters were likable, the story easy to follow yet complex enough to bring it.


    What about Peter Giles’s performance did you like?

    First time hearing him and he did well


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    This book is worth the credit. I had bought some not so great ones before this and I was happy I did. It gets you involved which is what a good book does. Worth it.

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    NOKWISA Garland, Texas, United States 05-13-12
    NOKWISA Garland, Texas, United States 05-13-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Classic Connelly"

    Finally back to good Classic Connelly. I thought this book was almost as good as The Lincoln Lawyer. Without giving too much away, I am wondering what is next for Jack? For Rachel? Anything? I hope so. These two characters play well off each other as a side story. Coming together, parting , coming together again. The Scarecrow is a classic serial killer plot but it is well written and held my attention. Giles did a good job with the narration. He doesnt 'do' different voices all that well but he narrates in such a way you are never confused as to who is speaking. I thought it well worth a credit.

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    Ida 01-01-12
    Ida 01-01-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Frightening tale"

    Enjoyed the pairing of Rachael and Mac. I like the Rachael character. However she seems to sleep around. In each story she has gratitutious sex with someone. Mac is helplessly in love with her and it is clear that she uses him as a convenience for sex on her terms only. The story was okay. There seemed to be multiple sub plots in the form of flashbacks or the thoughts of other characters. These could have been improved by more development or eliminated. It is reasonable to believe that in this age of technology the crimes committed are possible. This aspect could have also been better developed. The narrator was exceptional. There was slot of telling or reading in this story and not as thrilling as the other Connelly novels.

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    10-06-11
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    "Almost Done.."

    Started with Connelly books on audible over a year ago with Black Echo. This is one of the best (along with Concrete Blond and The Poet). Book was a great listen - really like the characters and the narrator did a good job - like him better as Mickey Haller. Overall very entertaining and definately worth a credit and the time

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    Diane aurora, co, United States 11-03-10
    Diane aurora, co, United States 11-03-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Very entertaining"

    I really enjoyed this story. It is very interesting, and well worth the listen. However, the narrator is terrible. His emphasis on the wrong words is frequent and distracting - it sounds very much like "being read to" rather than being immersed in the story.

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    JEAN 09-04-10
    JEAN 09-04-10
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    "Kept my interest, but......"

    This is just an average action adventure thriller. Nothing new and very predictable, but it kept my attention.

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    Gordon mobile, AL, United States 08-21-10
    Gordon mobile, AL, United States 08-21-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Jack is Back"

    After a thirteen year absence it is good to see Jack McEvoy back. Like his previous story, Jack finds a link between killings that point to a serial killer that had gone unnoticed before. Plausible and exciting thriller.

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    Nicholas Parsley 07-22-10 Member Since 2015
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    "WOW"

    This had me me from beginning to end. Watch out nerds we are on to you!!! Oh wait I am a nerd. :)

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    Kimberly CARMICHAEL, CA, United States 07-12-10
    Kimberly CARMICHAEL, CA, United States 07-12-10
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    "Great book"

    Once again another great book from Michael Connelly. I always wanted to listen to it to get to the end. Highly recommend.

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    Rosalind Berkeley, CA, United States 05-26-10
    Rosalind Berkeley, CA, United States 05-26-10 Member Since 2013
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    "Grim and disturbing for my tastes"

    I enjoyed "The Lincoln Lawyer," the only other book I've read by this author. I found this book to be grim in tone and quite disturbing (sadistic sexual serial killer). The hero is not very sympathetic--he seems to care much more about getting the story than about human life and death, even of people he knows. Perhaps this is true to life. A little humor or a wry tone would have lightened things up. Part of it may have been the narration, which was a bit flat. It was difficult for me to keep listening to this story, especially as you know who the killer is from the start, so there is not really "suspense" in that sense. But for fans of the more hard-boiled crme thrillers, my concerns might not apply. (I enjoy Lee Child, Stieg Larsson, etc., but not James Patterson.)

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