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Twist Audiobook

Twist: Frank Quinn, Book 8

Kill... or be killed. Frank Quinn is a decorated ex-cop. A former homicide detective specializing in tracking serial killers. Now his niece, Carlie Clark, needs help. Someone is stalking her, and the NYPD can’t stop him. A blonde, blue-eyed beauty, Carlie fits the victim type of the killer who’s been terrorizing women — leaving them bound, gagged, and tortured with surgical precision. To win against the most personal adversary of his career, Quinn will have to set the perfect trap. All he needs is the perfect bait….
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Kill... or be killed. Frank Quinn is a decorated ex-cop. A former homicide detective specializing in tracking serial killers. Now his niece, Carlie Clark, needs help. Someone is stalking her, and the NYPD can’t stop him. A blonde, blue-eyed beauty, Carlie fits the victim type of the killer who’s been terrorizing women — leaving them bound, gagged, and tortured with surgical precision. To win against the most personal adversary of his career, Quinn will have to set the perfect trap. All he needs is the perfect bait….

©2013 John Lutz (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    B. brown 09-24-13
    B. brown 09-24-13 Member Since 2014

    moemoe

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    "Lutz has done it again"

    If youve ever read or listened to a Lutz book, mainly the Quinn series, you know what you will get stem to stern, every time. With that said, they always hold my attention and when I finish Im always waiting for the next. I love Quinn maybe as good as any of the more popular ficticious detectives/ex detectives runninig around out there in the fiction world. I also like Pearl and Feds, Quinn's partners as they are nice comic relief from time to time with their bickering. And scott brick did another great job here just like always. These two make a great team. 4 out of 5 for me

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kathryn Bakken 12-17-13 Member Since 2007

    Audiobook addict.

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    "I love John Lutz, but...."
    What did you like best about Twist? What did you like least?

    I love the recurring cast of characters Lutz has populated his Detective Quinn series with. They are vivid, quirky, and show some wear and tear that's realistic. The weakest link is Pearl's mother who gets more and more tedious with every book.

    There's a glimmer of a good serial killer M.O. in this book but it seems forced and sorta silly, ultimately.


    Would you recommend Twist to your friends? Why or why not?

    I always recommend Lutz to my friends with strong stomachs. Lutz is HARSH so unless you're one of those who appreciates that (especially when it comes to violence against women) steer clear. One of the things I like most about Lutz is his willingness to push the boundaries.


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    I won't lie. I LOVE Scott Brick. I will jump at any book he narrates. Something about the timbre of his voice and his great female voices ( never over played and deal breaker for me) really hooks me. His is TOP NOTCH and has become the voice of Lutz. He has narrated most if not all of the Quinn series.


    Was Twist worth the listening time?

    Always worth listening to a Quinn story. But the killer in this one was rather half baked and the resolution felt rushed and unsatisfying. Especially since Lutz has set such a high bar for himself. The narrative also suffered with the addition of some lack luster new characters that I hope are gone by the next novel.


    Any additional comments?

    Read Lutz! He's sick, harsh and usually brings the pain in every novel. But this one was a bit of a let down. But still better than most of the hard boiled serial killer stuff out there.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bonnie Cape Coral, FL, United States 12-16-15
    Bonnie Cape Coral, FL, United States 12-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Formula, insert new killer here"
    What would have made Twist better?

    Leave out the formula, was like author had a template and just inserted a different killer, everything else the same.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Scott Brick?

    only thing redeeming is Scott Brick


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Twist?

    where a former cop from killer's home town comes in and tells Quinn all about the guy, same old same old


    Any additional comments?

    Done with Lutz

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    leslie 11-25-15
    leslie 11-25-15
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    "Similar formula..."

    ...as with his other books. There is a back story that figures into the current serial killer story. However, I happen to like that, and I like trying to put the pieces together before they are revealed. I like the characters from this series and look forward to the next book to let me know how they all are doing. I am also a fan of Scott Brick's voice, and listen to many of his books. So, all that combined with a compelling serial killer story, this is worth the credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Swansea, MA 09-03-15
    Karen Swansea, MA 09-03-15 Member Since 2013

    Knit-a-Holic

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    "Leaves Unanswered Questions"
    Would you listen to Twist again? Why?

    No - it was ok, but I am frustrated with the writer. Situations will occur and then he never returns to them, it is the end of the book and I was left wondering about several things that happened and should have had some closure or explanation. He does this quite a bit, the book just ends and then there are these dangling events, even if small, are important in my opinion. Even reading the next book in the series there is no clear explanation. Oh well.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Margaret NEW YORK, NY, United States 03-04-15
    Margaret NEW YORK, NY, United States 03-04-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Quinn does it again"

    After listening to all of the Frank Quinn novels, I feel like Scott Brick has brought to life John Lutz's characters so that they've become a part of my life. Though they are all about serial killers, there is actually a comfort listening to and about them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie United States 12-31-14
    Stephanie United States 12-31-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Match - John Lutz and Scott Brick"
    If you could sum up Twist in three words, what would they be?

    Electric twists and turns!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Frank Quinn is a hunter who understands the complex minds of serial killers.


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

    Scott Brick is a narrator who builds incredible suspense with his skillful understanding of
    pace and timing.


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    Kitty Reno, NV 11-04-13
    Kitty Reno, NV 11-04-13 Member Since 2015

    I love my books, over 1000 in my library. I have been a member since the year 2000.

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    "John Lutz is on of my favorite authors..."

    I am torn, I liked the beginning, the middle and was disappointed toward the end. That is why the story got only three stars.

    I am not sorry that I bought it, but it is not a book that I would listen to again.

    I will buy the next John Lutz book.

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    Susan Bartonville, TX 10-26-13
    Susan Bartonville, TX 10-26-13 Member Since 2012

    Myst/thrillers, some contemporary and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.

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    "Twisted Listen"

    Twist was great and exciting all the way through. I liked how, Lutz, stayed focussed on the story without going into a lot of background, the characters just naturally developed while you got to know them. This is not a who done it, you are aware of who the killer is and are, at times, listening to his inner thoughts. The killings are gruesome and are explicitly described, so readers beware. As aberrant as the killer was I found myself somewhat sympathetic towards him while at the same time extremely disgusted.

    I was happy that the characters personalities were not to over the top as some detective books tend to be. The narrative was done very well and I will be looking for another one in this series. Recommended but not for the squeamish.

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    Janie O'brien US 10-21-13
    Janie O'brien US 10-21-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Lutz Twists again......"

    Lutz' books to date are all very formulaic; the plots somewhat similar. Having said that though, I enjoy them. The writing is tight; you never get bored or think that the part you are reading should be shortened. If anything, a little more development might make for a 4.5 star read. The plot moves on at a great pace from past to present and back again until the two collide. This is not great literature, but the dialogue is snappy and there's a sprinkling of black humour to lighten the blood and gore of which there is plenty. All in all a good read which I recommend to those who are not squeamish.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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