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  • Vulnerable

  • By: Mary Burton
  • Narrated by: Rachel Harris
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204

Three went in; one came out. For five years, no trace has been found of two high-school friends who went hiking in the woods near Nashville. The third teen, Amber Ryder, was discovered at the bottom of a ravine with a broken arm, head trauma - and zero memory of the horror that put her there.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • couldn't finish. narration was terrible.

  • By Sandy on 05-09-16

Bad narrator - Read it, don't listen to it.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-28-16

Would you try another book from Mary Burton and/or Rachel Harris?

Yes, I have read Mary Burton books before and liked them. But this narrator was awful. This book may have been good, but I could not get past the person performing. Whine, whine, whine!

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Pretty predictable.

What didn’t you like about Rachel Harris’s performance?

She spoke everything in a whine!.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Vulnerable?

The illegal search of the hotel room, and illegal seizure of evidence. That really threw me off.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Fear Nothing

  • Detective D. D. Warren, Book 7
  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,482
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,205

The last thing Boston Detective D. D. Warren remembers is walking the crime scene after dark. Then, a creaking floorboard, a low voice crooning in her ear… She is later told she managed to discharge her weapon three times. All she knows is that she is seriously injured, unable to move her left arm, unable to return to work. My sister is Shana Day, a notorious murderer who first killed at fourteen. Incarcerated for thirty years, she has now murdered more people while in prison than she did as a free woman.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating look at a killer family!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 01-14-14

Absolutely amazing!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-13-14

If you could sum up Fear Nothing in three words, what would they be?

I waited eagerly for this book to come out, and it did not disappoint. Lisa Gardner's writing and plot development were outstanding. I was on the edge of my seat while listening to it, and crying at the end. Kirsten Potter did a fantastic job narrating the book. I highly recommend to anyone who likes murder mysteries.

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

Fantastic narration. She has a calm, steady voice, with appropriate inflections and drama added. She doesn't try to create different voices for the characters, which is good.

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

I cried at the end. For the injustice to one character, and the loneliness of another.

Any additional comments?

Read the whole series. The development of Detective D.D. Warren as a jealous former flame of bobby, to a hard ass, take no prisoners detective, to the softer side as wife, mother and victim is skillfully done.

11 of 14 people found this review helpful