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Fatal Judgment | [Irene Hannon]

Fatal Judgment

RITA Award winner Irene Hannon has also won the Holt Medallion and the Daphne du Maurier Award for her romantic suspense. U.S. Marshal Jake Taylor loathes guarding federal judge Liz Michaels. How can he protect the coldhearted workaholic who drove herlate husband, Jake’s best friend, to suicide? But as he gets to know Liz better, his heart—and her life—are soon in danger.
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Publisher's Summary

RITA Award winner Irene Hannon has also won the Holt Medallion and the Daphne du Maurier Award for her romantic suspense. U.S. Marshal Jake Taylor loathes guarding federal judge Liz Michaels. How can he protect the coldhearted workaholic who drove herlate husband, Jake’s best friend, to suicide? But as he gets to know Liz better, his heart—and her life—are soon in danger.

©2011 Irene Hannon (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

“Hannon is a master at character development.” (Library Journal)

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    Jennifer Gaithersburg, MD, United States 04-26-11
    Jennifer Gaithersburg, MD, United States 04-26-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Great book, needs better narration..."

    I love Irene Hannon, and loved reading the book when it was published last year. However, I was disappointed in the narration of this audiobook. There was little to no vocal difference amongst the various characters, making it difficult at times to follow along. I also found little difference in tonal inflection between scenes-- happy, sad, fearful, delighted, etc., they all sounded the same.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Diane 02-19-12
    Diane 02-19-12

    The Rebel

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    "Inspiration not Romanitc Suspense"

    The opening says 'this is an inspirational story.' I knew then I had made an error in my purchase. The sample I listened to sounded like it COULD be good and a fast listen, I was wrong. This is a slow listen and story. More soothing than heart beating fast type. I think it was categorized wrong. Two and a half hours into the story and those two and half hourse could have been completed in 30 minutes. While I'm trying to be positive about the book I would hate others, like me, to purchase this audiobook that were expecting more bang for their buck.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Zulu 09-07-14
    Zulu 09-07-14
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    "Inspirational romance story"

    I'm not sure which category this book was listed under but it's more of an inspirational story than a mystery. It's also a slow romance book. There were religious undertones, conversations and thoughts. That having been said it wasn't too overwhelming and if you like slow, clean, getting to know you romances with a little bit of excitement and action (no sex and the violence was low-key since it is an inspirational book) you would like this book. It jumps back and forth between different characters thoughts of what was happening at the moment or what had happened in the past that brought everyone to the crossroads they were at. The characters are well-developed and fleshed out.

    Looking over the reviews I saw a lot of complaints of the narrator but I didn't think he was that bad. I actually liked his voice.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy Ontario 01-02-13
    Nancy Ontario 01-02-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Great story, terrible narration."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, the story was good.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator was very bland and unemotional.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bookworm 05-30-14
    Bookworm 05-30-14

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Great story, poor narration"
    Would you listen to Fatal Judgment again? Why?

    Yes but would prefer a narrator who puts emotion in the read and makes an effort to differ the voices of the different characters.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Fatal Judgment?

    The judge's effort to free herself.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Brian Hutchinson’s performances?

    Not sure. I see he has done the narration of the other books in the series so I may just to here the rest of the series.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator makes or breaks an audio book. Would encourage the author to audition the narrator. Might want to consider a female narrator. They seem to be able to vary voices and do a better job with male voices than a man does female voices.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Marie San Bernardino, CA, United States 02-07-14
    Marie San Bernardino, CA, United States 02-07-14
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    "Awful reader very dry!!!! Needs a women's touch!!"
    Would you listen to Fatal Judgment again? Why?

    Not by the same reader no!!! Storyline is good though!


    Any additional comments?

    Please seek out women readers for your books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lori United States 12-18-13
    Lori United States 12-18-13 Member Since 2012
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    "More Romance than Mystery"

    This was the first book that I bought from Irene Hannon and I was sort of disappointed. It didn't have any real mystery to it. I found it to be more of a clean Christian romance novel than a mystery. If you like a book that has lots of romance and the murderer is told to the reader up front, then you may like this kind of book. Overall, the book was just OK.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chrissy Jacksonville, AR, United States 04-13-12
    Chrissy Jacksonville, AR, United States 04-13-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Hated when I had to stop listening!"
    Where does Fatal Judgment rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is #1, although I haven't listened to very many audiobooks. It is a great book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Fatal Judgment?

    It's too hard to pick just one.


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

    A definite voice for eacher character. I always hear them with a different voice when I read a book, but he gave them a real voice.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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