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  • Double Homicide

  • By: Jonathan Kellerman, Faye Kellerman
  • Narrated by: John Rubenstein, Lou Diamond Phillips
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 36

Faye and Jonathan Kellerman. Wife and husband. Each a best-selling author on her and his own. Now these masters of the crime novel are writing together for the first time, thrilling us with two riveting tales of murder and suspense.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • OK, I guess

  • By Daniel on 10-11-04

One good story, one good reader

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-25-04

I enjoy shorter works and was happy to see the Kellermans working together because when they're on, they produce some of the most enjoyable crime fiction I've had the pleasure to read or listen to. Unfortunately, when they're off, they can be way off.

Such is the case here. "Boston" has a good plot, interesting characters and decent ending. "Santa Fe" has an interesting plot, good characters and an abrupt ending that left me cold. I liked all the main characters. I wouldn't mind meeting them again in other forays into shorter novels for the two of them.

The one thing I also have to ding this title on is John Rubenstein reading "Boston." I can't stand his narration style. It grated on my nerves making it hard to finish the story. His Bostonian accents sounded Southern and many of the minor female characters came off as shrewish and obnoxious when they really weren't. I much preferred Lou Diamond Phillips' narration in "Santa Fe" and hope that he does more audiobook work as I'd love to listen to him read again.

So, should you buy it and listen to it? Hard choice. I'd have to say that if you really love the Kellermans, you should enjoy this. If you liked most of their books, you might want to give this a pass.

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