New York City's oldest medical center is the scene of a ghastly attack: top neurosurgeon Gemma Dogen is found in her office, where she has been sexually assaulted and designated by the cops as a "likely to die." By the time assistant D.A. Alexandra Cooper has plunged into the case, it's a high-profile, media-infested murder investigation. As Alex's passion to find the killer intensifies, she discovers that she is the next target for lethal violence.
©1998 Linda Fairstein (P)2011 Simon & Schuster
"An authoritative and scary view from one who has battled evil and locked it away. Fairstein just gets better. Get to know her if you dare." (Patricia Cornwell)
"A whopping whodunit...With its taut plot and classy setting, Likely to Die is an uptown act." (People)
Excellent book. Her stories are consistently good. I have very sensitive ears and don't get the complaints of sucking and swallowing sounds. Every reader I've listened to makes a few sounds, but this one certainly doesn't make enough to matter. Excellent writer. Excellent reader.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
I enjoyed this murder mystery very much. Alexa the DA was professional and very astute. It was my first book by this author. I gained much insight into how much leverage DA's have. I had no idea of the amount of field work they do or are allowed to do. I will be reading more books by this author.
I had no problems with the narrator. She did a very good job. I have listened to other books by this narrator and she is a credible reader.
Retired HR professional, mixed media artist, drummer, and Audible listener - 157 books and counting!
Hmmm...in the top 20%
The rough, tough detective. He just tells it like it is and is always there to rescue Our Heroine.
I love her phrasing and ability to do different voices. It makes the story come alive. She rocks! I know that some of the reviews said that she swallows too much...gee...I didn't notice enough of this to bother me.
Witless for the prosecution (sorry...I find the main character somewhat thin...)
I love this author not only was she a real life DA, but she has an incredible grasp of storytelling the real life day to day without being boring. That being said I usually look forward to Barbara Rosenblat telling the story as she does a great job, and she is the characters for me, but this book fell a little flat. However, I contribute that also to this was one of her first books with the characters. Overall, GREAT story, couldn't wait to listen everyday!
This is the first but not the last of Linda Fairstein's books that I listen to. I enjoyed the story and am especially hopeful that Ms. Rosenblat is the narrator for all of them.
Also like that they are priced so reasonably.
The story is pretty good; the detective is delightful. the only thing that might hold me back is the narrator. She does a great job doing voices, but it sounds like she is sucking on a cough drop or piece of candy. It is very distracting at times. I think it is a shame that such a good narrator spoils her work with the loud swallowing and sloppy saliva. I finished the book and look forward to reading another Fairstein book. However, I pray that the narrator stops swallowing and rolling her tongue around while talking.
Light mysteries such as Nina Reilly books.
I love Linda Fairstein books and I love Blare Brown as reader but I have noticed that all of her readings are abridged while the only audio books that are unabridged are read by Barbra Rosenblat. She sounds older than the character in the book which I can get used to but the siliva drenched swallowing in between sentences I can't get used to. It drives me crazy. In "Likely to Die" it is awful. Can't they edit the swallowing out?
Over the road truck driver and an avid fan of audiobooks.
If you want to listen to Barbara Rosenblat suck cough drops and swallow her saliva and gasp for breath during every pause; by all means feel free to waste a credit on this book.
It was so annoying that I stopped listening after 10 minutes.
While I love Linda Fairstein, and ordered her entire "Alex Cooper" series, the reader makes it impossible to listen to them.
Sorry to have wasted my $$$ and credits.
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