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To Die For Audiobook

To Die For

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Publisher's Summary

Blair Mallory lives the good life. She's pretty, confident, and the owner of a thriving upscale fitness center. But in the shadow of success, a troubled member of the club develops a strange fixation on her, imitating her style and dress. Matters take a darker turn when the look-alike is shot dead - and Blair witnesses the horror.

As the media speculate on the tawdry details of the homicide and push Blair into the harsh spotlight, she locks horns with police lieutenant Wyatt Bloodsworth - he wants to lead an investigation without interference, while she is determined to probe the dead woman's life on her own.

But when someone begins to menace Blair with mounting threats, Wyatt takes notice: Was this murder indeed a lethal case of mistaken identity - and was Blair the intended victim?

©2004 Linda Howard; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Kendall Louise Lucy 06-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Absolutely hilarious"

    I loved the fact that she was a cheerleader and owned it. Also the connection between her and Bloodsworth is the perfect fit. This book has me laughing like almost the whole time. The narration just felt a little off, like the voice was too old for the characters.

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    Sandra R. Marcil 03-07-16 Member Since 2010

    Say something about yourself!

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    "A Very Painful Listen."
    What would have made To Die For better?

    A different narrator. Abridged would also have helped


    How could the performance have been better?

    Narrator spoke too fast and to high pitched.


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

    Silliness.


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    MaryEllen Spotswood, NJ, United States 11-03-15
    MaryEllen Spotswood, NJ, United States 11-03-15 Member Since 2008
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    "I couldn't listen to this"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I am not sure if the story was any good or not....I couldn't get past the voice. It just didn't work for me


    Has To Die For turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, just the narrator


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    Bookworm 10-16-15
    Bookworm 10-16-15

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Funny and intriguing"
    Would you consider the audio edition of To Die For to be better than the print version?

    Both print and audio editions are good however the reader was terrible. Fake southern accent that sounded like someone who has never been around southerners would think it should sound.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Blair - such a character yet bright and successful.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Different narrator who has researched accents.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Overall fun and entertaining.


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    Sandra Redwood City, USA 09-28-15
    Sandra Redwood City, USA 09-28-15 Member Since 2013

    motherbear

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    "funny"

    love this story! the diolog is sharp, and engaging.
    the narration contributes because the story is southern and the narrator add to the flavor.

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    Kathleen Hobel 04-03-15
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    "Great fun"

    The narrator is spot on for this story!
    This is a fun book, great story, don't get mad, get even!

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    Virginia 03-26-15
    Virginia 03-26-15
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    "One of my favorites from Linda Howard"

    Hilariously funny. The performer takes a little getting used to but the longer you listen the better you like her. I have listened to this story a multitude of times and still laugh out loud all the way through. Do u have school today?

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    Jen 02-25-15
    Jen 02-25-15 Member Since 2013
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    "can't do it..."
    What disappointed you about To Die For?

    Story was good but I can't finish it because I cannot listen to that narrator for another minute.


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    Leah369 10-27-14
    Leah369 10-27-14 Member Since 2014

    Nicole

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    "LOVE the book, hate the Narrator's accent"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I love this author and story. It's always worth listening to time and time again. I had already read the book when I purchase the much beloved audio book.


    What other book might you compare To Die For to and why?

    I would say this book reminds me of a mix of Elizabeth Lowell and Janet Evanovich. You have a mix of good humor and suspense.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I can't say how much I HATED the narrator's southern accent. I had read this book multiple time and never picked up on such a thick southern accent. The book is set in North Carolina NOT southern Georgia! I've seen that they have a different narrator for the second book in the series, one can only hope they have made the much needed improvement.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    A more truthful North Carolina accent!


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    Anastasia Peachtree City, GA United States 10-03-14
    Anastasia Peachtree City, GA United States 10-03-14 Member Since 2013

    Reading Mom

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    "Not The Best Use of Time"
    Would you try another book from Linda Howard and/or Franette Liebow?

    I actually enjoy most of Linda Howard's books. Of all the ones I've read previously, I didn't care much for the one about the man-eating bear because it was so gruesome, but THIS one was borderline awful. The voice of the narrator sounded WAY too old to be a woman in her late twenties to early thirties... it sounded more like the mother of the main character. In addition, Ms. Howard did not make the main character very likeable. In every single chapter, she was pouting, rude, condescending and just generally got on my nerves. I found myself literally saying 'oh, shut up' out loud when Blair was griping and complaining.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    The reason that I picked up this book is because the next Linda Howard book that I want to read is some sort of "follow-up" to this one. When I read the reviews of the next book, it was recommended that I read To Die For first... in my opinion, that was terrible advice. I simply suffered through this book and couldn't wait for it to be done so that I wouldn't have to listen to that voice or hear any more of Blair's little hissy fits.


    How could the performance have been better?

    In my opinion, the narrator needs to SOUND younger. I don't mind the Southern drawl (although that gets old after a couple of hours), but the cracking voice and the high pitched wails just don't sound like anyone who is supposed to be around 30. I'd be willing to bet that if you selected a different narrator, more people would enjoy the book - or at least tolerate the main character a little better.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The basic story was a good one and I enjoyed how the relationship between the two main characters developed. Ms. Howard does a great job at developing the characters so that the reader feels as if s/he actually knows the person.


    Any additional comments?

    I sure do hope that the next Linda Howard book is SO much better than this one... and I do not think that I will ever be able to listen to this narrator again. Sorry.

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