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The Stranger You Know Audiobook

The Stranger You Know

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Publisher's Summary

It begins with a chilling phone call to Casey Woods. And ends with another girl dead.

College-age girls with long red hair. Brutally murdered, they're posed like victims in a film noir. Each crime scene is eerily similar to the twisted fantasy of a serial offender now serving thirty years to life - a criminal brought to justice with the help of Forensic Instincts.

Call. Kill. Repeat. But the similarities are more than one psychopath's desire to outdo another. As more red haired victims are added to the body count, it becomes clear that each one has been chosen because of a unique connection to Casey - a connection that grows closer and closer to her.

Now the Forensic Instincts team must race to uncover the identity of a serial killer before his ever tightening circle of death closes in on Casey as the ultimate target. As the stalker methodically moves in on his prey, his actions make one thing clear: he knows everything about Casey. And Casey realizes that this psychopath won't stop until he makes sure she's dead.

©2013 Andrea Kane (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Julie Lane New York 03-04-15
    Julie Lane New York 03-04-15 Member Since 2007

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    "Compelling"

    What works for me are books that involve me quickly with characters. This did and held my attention throughout. I recommend it.

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    L. Pegher Washington PA 05-06-15
    L. Pegher Washington PA 05-06-15 Member Since 2011

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    "Worst narration I ever heard."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    NARRATOR started the story in an annoying sing-song style. If the story hadn't been so great, I would have stopped listening and returned the book. About halfway through the book, the action begins to get more intense, and the narration improved. Once the suspense decreased after catching the killers, the sing-song style returned to the narration. This book would be greatly improved with a new Narrator. I would suggest Susan Ericksen.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ryan is my favorite character. I love to see the new inventions he creates in each book, and how he decides to use them to catch the villains. His smart aleck replies are very amusing. The developing relationship between him and Claire is also interesting and adds to the romances found in Ms. Kane's novels.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Someone from the Audible Publisher's House should have listened to the first hour of the recording. No intelligent person would have ever accepted that annoying narration. Every other review that I read about this audible edition criticizes the narration.


    Could you see The Stranger You Know being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I think the FI series would make a great TV series with all the different characters and their individual foibles, the computer genius, the psychic, the ex-seal, the intelligent animal, the behaviorist, and the retired FBI agent. I think young new actors should be given the chance to develop these great characters.


    Any additional comments?

    I pre-ordered the 4th book in this collection last week. After listening to it (with a great narrator), I ordered the first three books. The first two were as good as the fourth, only #3, The Stranger You Know, was disappointing. It is a shame that the author doesn't have the right to veto this narration.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Leslie Burkett Fairhope, AL USA 07-07-16
    Leslie Burkett Fairhope, AL USA 07-07-16 Member Since 2012

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    "Narrator"

    The book itself was decent not as good as the first but the narrator was terrible. This narrator makes everything she reads in the beginning sound like a question almost couldn't get through the book.

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    Elizabeth 06-07-16
    Elizabeth 06-07-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Terrible Narrator"

    I love Andrea Kane's books, but this narrator makes it almost impossible to listen to. She sounds like a robot...

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    Jill A. Cataldo Columbia, SC USA 05-27-16
    Jill A. Cataldo Columbia, SC USA 05-27-16 Member Since 2016

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    "awful narration"

    why do authors allow their books to be narrated so terribly? this lady emphasizes the last word of every sentence and it's awful. I won't buy any others narrated by her. I may not even make it through this one

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    moellis Walnut Grove, MS, United States 05-20-16
    moellis Walnut Grove, MS, United States 05-20-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Distracting narration"

    The narrator's vocal modulations distracted from the book. The almost whiny cadence made me want to stop listening. The first book in the series had an excellent narration.

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    Kathryn Hansen Lenexa, Kansas USA 05-13-16
    Kathryn Hansen Lenexa, Kansas USA 05-13-16

    Tell us about yourself!

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    I could not listen to this story because of the narrator, Angela Dawe. For the most part, the only inflection she used was to drag the last word in every sentence out in at least two syllables with her voice rising in the middle of the word and lowering at the end of the word. It was otherwise, monotone. Over all, the manner in which the story was read was so distracting and annoying that I could not concentrate on the story. I had to stop listening.

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    Karen 02-04-16
    Karen 02-04-16

    Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.

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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The characters all had great potential, but they never really materialized, just seem to be in outline format. They all had great backgrounds/credentials, but author failed to get a deeper depth of them. See Lisa Gardener for a mystery that will take you on a journey.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Andrea Kane? Why or why not?

    no, this author is not for me. She was a romance writer that I never pursued, but thought her mysteries would be better. I would say this needed better editing.


    What does Angela Dawe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I only purchased this book due to Ms Dawe reading it. Her male voices are yummy and she did fine with this story. See her reads from Julie Garwood/ I.R.S., Nora Roberts/ MacGregor series and my fave Tiffany Snow series. Yum. These are romances.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are a fan of this author, note: this story is best listened at new 1.25x speed

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    sygh 11-15-15
    sygh 11-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    15 seconds in and I'm regretting buying this. The narrator is, I'm sorry to say, painfully terrible. Every other sentence sounds like a question. Also it seems she is only capable of conveying either anger or absolute monotony.

    Words like 'bleed' are pronounced ble-eed for example. . Most annoying and difficult to listen to.

    And I can't tell the difference between when she's narrating as the computer or as Patrick


    Would you be willing to try another one of Angela Dawe’s performances?

    Absolutely not


    Any additional comments?

    I don't generally like leaving negative comments but this is one book I wish I'd sampled before I bought it. Had I heard her narrating I would not have bought it. Shame really cause the story is good

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    K Erickson 08-18-15
    K Erickson 08-18-15
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    "Horrible narration!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I could not even stand this for 10 minutes, The story may be good but I could not get past the reader.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Angela Dawe’s performances?

    Doubt it!


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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