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Karen Vail
Books in series5
UNABRIDGED
(3.7 based on 124 ratings)
  • 1

    The 7th Victim: Karen Vail Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By Alan Jacobson
    • Narrated By Lila Wellesley
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (20)

    The Dead Eyes killer lurks in the backyard of the FBI's famed Behavioral Analysis Unit. His brutal murders, unlike any others previously encountered, confound the local task force, despite the gifted skills of Special Agent Karen Vail, the first female ever promoted to the profiling unit. But along with her keen insight, Vail brings considerable personal and professional baggage--both of which threaten to derail the investigation, destroy her storied career and get her killed.

    Lia says: "It seemed like it took forever to get through this"
    It seemed like it took forever to get through this

    The main story is about the "Dead Eyes" killer, a serial killer who mutilates his/her victims and paints on the wall in their blood. The hero/main cha..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 09 2012 by Lia (Sutton, Australia)
  • 2

    Crush: A Karen Vail Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Alan Jacobson
    • Narrated By Tish Hicks
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (16)

    Heroine and renowned FBI profiler Karen Vail returns in an explosive thriller set against the backdrop of California's wine country. Hoping to find solace from the demons that haunt her, Vail makes her first trip to the Napa Valley. But shortly after arriving, a victim is found in the deepest reaches of an exclusive wine cave, the work of an extraordinarily unpredictable serial killer.

    Jeri says: "loved it"
    loved it

    where are the rest of the series?? I'm dying for the follow up. Karen Vale is a great character with a bad temper and an inability to step away from..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 20 2009 by Jeri (Bellingham, WA, USA)
  • 3

    Velocity: Karen Vail, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Alan Jacobson
    • Narrated By Deanna Hurst
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    FBI profiler Karen Vail returns in Velocity, national best-selling author Alan Jacobson’s most explosive thriller to date. Vail’s boyfriend, Detective Robby Hernandez, has seemingly disappeared into the dense air of a Napa Valley evening. There are no clues to his whereabouts, other than a blood stain - and potential connections to a serial killer operating in the wine country.

    Cory Fox says: "Karen has no respect"
    Karen has no respect
    Reviewed on October 10 2012 by Cory Fox (woodbridge, va United States)
  • 4

    Inmate 1577

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Alan Jacobson
    • Narrated By Christina Traister
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (30)

    When an elderly woman is found raped and brutally murdered in San Francisco, Vail heads west to team up with SFPD Inspector Lance Burden and her former task force colleague, Detective Roxxann Dixon. As Vail, Burden, and Dixon follow the killer’s trail in and around San Francisco, the offender continues his rampage, leaving behind clues that ultimately lead them to the most unlikely of places: a mysterious island ripped from city lore whose long-buried, decades-old secrets hold the key to their case.

    David says: "I liked it!"
    I liked it!

    Considering I haven't read the print version of "Inmate 1577" I would have to say yes, I consider the audio version better(forgive my sarcasm). Even ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 27 2013 by David (Sausalito, CA, United States)
  • 5

    No Way Out

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Alan Jacobson
    • Narrated By Talece Brown
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    When a potent firebomb destroys part of an art gallery in an exclusive London district, FBI Profiler Karen Vail is dispatched to England to assist Scotland Yard in their investigation. But Vail soon discovers that at the heart of the bombing lies a 440-year-old manuscript that holds clues to England's past-with dramatic political and social implications. The manuscript's content is so explosive that a group of political radicals is bent on destroying it at all costs.

    Victoria says: "Good premise, lousy narrator"
    Good premise, lousy narrator

    The narrator did no accents, though the characters were specifically described having certain accents. There was very little delineation between chara..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 23 2013 by Victoria (Howell, MI, United States)