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The Sinner Audiobook

The Sinner

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Publisher's Summary

The cloistered grounds of the convent have traditionally represented a place of faith and peace. Now, that peace is shattered as two nuns are found, one dead, one mortally wounded. The killings appear to be without motive, without an obvious suspect, and are further complicated by the murder and mutilation of a third woman. Together, medical examiner Maura Isles and intense, moody homicide detective Jane Rizzoli (both introduced in earlier Tess Gerritsen novels) uncover an ancient horror that connects these terrible slaughters. As long-buried secrets come to light, Isles finds herself drawn inexorably towards the heart of an investigation that strikes closer to home, and towards a dawning revelation about the killer's identity too shattering to consider.

©2003 Tess Gerritsen; (P)2003 Books on Tape, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"A briskly paced, terrifically suspenseful work that steadily builds towards a tense and terrifying climax." (People)
"Another captivating, horrific thriller in her extremely popular canon." (Booklist)

What Members Say

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    Margaret S. 09-05-04
    Margaret S. 09-05-04 Member Since 2002
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    "Outstanding"

    I love murder mysteries and this one was top notch. Everything about this book held my interest and I could hardly stop listening to it. Worth the read.

    19 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Amy Union City, CA, United States 11-08-05
    Amy Union City, CA, United States 11-08-05 Member Since 2009
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    "Top-Notch Tess"

    The who-dunnit tension was nicely maintained throughout. This is truly one of Gerritsen's best, and certainly the best of her Rizzoli series that I have read.

    The narrator, Anna Fields was also ideal for this book. Her intonation and pace were always just right for any given scene. I could see the whole book in my mind's eye, thanks to Ms. Fields.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Ramona CABOT, AR, USA 01-16-06
    Ramona CABOT, AR, USA 01-16-06
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    "Great Read"

    Another good one for Tess. I enjoyed all the twists and turns of the plot. She holds Rizzoli to character. No matter what is going on in her personal life she still finds time to get a jab in at even the most innocent seeming villian. No one goes unpunished in some way with her and that's satisfying. Some of her points make you want to say "you go girl".
    This is a great book and you can't go wrong with it.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    LittleForest 01-23-09
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    "Five stars:"

    The humorous passages are hilarious, Dr. Gerritsen's imagination covers even more ground in this novel, and you won't guess the resolution as all the parts come together thoughtfully. I only regret that I did not "read" this novel in order of publication.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer San Tan Valley AZ. 02-20-13
    Amazon Customer San Tan Valley AZ. 02-20-13 Member Since 2011

    Redrum

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    "Great book I love the series"
    Where does The Sinner rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book ranks up with one of my favorate series


    What other book might you compare The Sinner to and why?

    The in Death series by J. D. Robb. Because they and both strong female cops. Also the story line never ends.


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

    Yes


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Emily G. Walton El Cerrito, CA USA 09-14-15
    Emily G. Walton El Cerrito, CA USA 09-14-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Not a fan of the reader"

    I've really liked all the readers to the other books, but this reader doesn't get Maura's voice right and she can't even pronounce Rizzoli correctly.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Missvasha 03-17-15
    Missvasha 03-17-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Great story, wasn't thrilled with the narrator"

    Love this series but didn't love Anna Fields' narration. Her pronunciation of 'Rizzoli' drove me nuts. She does a great job on the Susan Elizabeth Phillips novels but I don't think this is her genre. Otherwise, great story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer 10-26-14
    Jennifer 10-26-14
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    "Horrible Narration!"
    Would you try another book from Tess Gerritsen and/or Anna Fields?

    Yes, I enjoy Tess Gerritsen books, but hated Anna Fields and her attempt at different voices.


    Would you recommend The Sinner to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would recommend the book in hard copy; not on Audible.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Anna Fields’s performances?

    No, absolutely not. I couldn't even finish listening to this one! Wish I would return it.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Diane Weatherford, TX, United States 08-20-14
    Diane Weatherford, TX, United States 08-20-14 Member Since 2016

    My name is Diane Heine not Larry Bruce.

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    "Do not like the reader Anna Fields."
    Would you listen to The Sinner again? Why?

    Prob not. Don't care for redos. Don't find the voice of Anna fields easy to listen to.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The footless girl The nun


    What three words best describe Anna Fields’s performance?

    Did not like.


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

    Not really


    Any additional comments?

    I hate that Rizzoli is pronounced ritzoli.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ilinca Romania 04-29-13
    Ilinca Romania 04-29-13 Member Since 2013
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    "still great"

    I wish she stayed away from attempts at deep psychology and relationship analyses, but as a thriller it's still among the best. Perhaps not as good as the first one in the series, still enough to keep me hooked.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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