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The Scarecrow Audiobook
The Scarecrow
Written by: 
Michael Connelly
Narrated by: 
Peter Giles
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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    G. Plude 08-12-09
    G. Plude 08-12-09 Member Since 2012

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    "Excellent all around"

    This was a real "page turner." The Poet is one of my favorites and this return of Jack and Rachel was just as intriguing...Well done..great ending!

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    Frank Annapolis, MD, United States 08-09-09
    Frank Annapolis, MD, United States 08-09-09
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    "Highly Recommended"

    Excellent story . . . good reader. Connelly remains a great story teller. And his insight into current day newsrooms is tack on.

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    David Kullman 08-01-09 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Read"

    I really enjoyed this book. Kept me interested the entire book. Loved the characters!! Great Read!!

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    techchic Grand Rapids, MI USA 07-24-09
    techchic Grand Rapids, MI USA 07-24-09

    Tech Mom

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    "So scarey! Loved it!"

    This book was so good, I listened to it twice! I love it and highly recommend. Great story and great ending.

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    Eva Gannon Chicago, Illinois, US 07-22-09
    Eva Gannon Chicago, Illinois, US 07-22-09 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent!"

    A terrific audiobook on all levels. Good plot, believable, sympathetic characters, a first-class antagonist, and excellent narration.

    The narrator's style very much reminded me of the "hard bitten reporter" genre, rather noir. Perfect fit for this audiobook.

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    Dorothy branchville, NJ, United States 07-21-09
    Dorothy branchville, NJ, United States 07-21-09 Member Since 2001
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    "quite excellent"

    m connelly never disappoints. this entertained me while doing my power walk - walked much further than planned as i didn't want to turn the nano off!!

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    Johanna Ontario, Canada 07-19-09
    Johanna Ontario, Canada 07-19-09 Member Since 2011
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    "very enjoyable story"

    other than the constant mispronunciation of a few words, this was a really enjoyable story. the Narrator was easy to listen to.

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    katester820 Sagamore Hills, OH USA 07-18-09
    katester820 Sagamore Hills, OH USA 07-18-09 Member Since 2005
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    "Scary!"

    Excellent listen! Kept me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. SO much to learn about security issues! I will never feel safe again.

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    Amazon Customer 07-17-09
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    "an entertaining game of ping pong"

    You ping and pong between the reporter and his FBI girl friend, at one end, and the scare crow, a particularly nasty serial killer. The killer is a computer wizard who can snoop on and reach out to hurt people using the internet in a rather disturbingly realistic way.

    It is typical Connelly, and if you like Connelly, you will like this one.

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    Kim Nixa, MO, United States 07-14-09
    Kim Nixa, MO, United States 07-14-09 Member Since 2013
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    "The Sacar Crow"

    Not a dissapointment........true to his works............really enjoyed every minute....and I am hard to please

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