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Above Suspicion Audiobook

Above Suspicion

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Publisher's Summary

A personal look at a crime of passion describes an FBI agent's successful career, family life, and extramarital affair that ended in murder, and the guilt that drove him to confess in spite of his impenetrable government shield.

In a true story of crime, guilt, and conscience, a model agent's illicit involvement with an informant leads him to commit a crime that reveals all the workings of the human heart - and the dark side of the FBI.

©2017 Joe Sharkey (P)2017 Random House Audio

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    6catz 02-01-17
    6catz 02-01-17 Member Since 2008

    I have to admit that I'm a total Audible junkie. MUST have book going at all times. I may be the subject of a family intervention someday.

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    "Excellent journalism"
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    Incredibly tragic story very sensitively handled by a fine journalist. There were no winners in this tale, and no real villains as there often are in true crime stories, only a terrible collision of personalities that crushes the lives of all involved in a moment of lost control. The people who lived this tale and the world they inhabit are brilliantly, heartbreakingly described. I hope the film, starring the wonderful Emilia Clarke, serves them as well.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Paul 02-03-17
    Paul 02-03-17

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    "Less Would Have Been Way More"

    The most powerful aspects of this book lie in author Sharkey's vivid depiction of a man driven to despair by the crushing weight of his guilt. We've all been there at one time or another: when you have been convicted by your own conscience, there is no forgiveness to be had.

    The second half of the narrative is compelling, but the first half is way too long. The prolonged examination of Susan Smith's clingy, needy character, and the endless descriptions of her peculiar hold on FBI Agent Mark Putnam and his wife Cathy become tedious. I can see why one reviewer abandoned the book after the 4th chapter.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Angela Boyd 02-15-17
    Angela Boyd 02-15-17
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    "loved it,"

    loved it, could not stop listening. I can not wait to watch the movie. wow

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    William LOURMARIN, France 02-05-17
    William LOURMARIN, France 02-05-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent Listen"
    What made the experience of listening to Above Suspicion the most enjoyable?

    The engaging expressive portrayal of the characters.


    What other book might you compare Above Suspicion to and why?

    None.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The court haggling.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Made me sad, but in a positive way.


    Any additional comments?

    Joe Sharkey's masterful writing shows how, in the words of S M Eisenstein, the most interesting question in the psychology of art is neither theme nor content, but how this theme or content becomes, from an "object" of reality_an object of art., how an 'event' becomes a 'work.'

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    nina maginnis 01-16-17

    I like true crime books

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    "Fascinating!"

    I would Highly recommend this book of true crime. A must listen and absolutely riveting!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Bob Shinders 03-20-17 Member Since 2014

    Use your brain!!!

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    "Quickly became one of my favorite Audio books"

    Great story, good author and great talent for the audio. Hard to stop listening and it really felt like I could see everything happening. It takes a lot for me to give anything 5 stars but I did.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    april dawn harrison 01-17-17
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    "breathless.."

    I could not put the book down! I spend a lot of time in my car on the road so I bought the audible... I too am from Eastern ky ... there is much to appreciate in this book.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Melinda 02-23-17
    Melinda 02-23-17 Member Since 2015

    Always an avid reader, I have become addicted to audio books.

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    "Solid true crime"

    The story of senseless self-destruction and its reverberations. This one bummed me out, but it is a well told story.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Debra 02-09-17
    Debra 02-09-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Lame story despite the atrocity that ensued."
    Would you try another book from Joe Sharkey and/or Marc Cashman?

    Not sure


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Commonwealth - by Ann Patchett


    Did Marc Cashman do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    sure


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    It was so transparent, and not difficult to anticipate outcome.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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