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Deadly Messengers

By: Susan May
Narrated by: Anne Johnstonbrown
Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
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Nobody's listening. So, he'll just keep killing. 

The terror begins in a suburban café with seven people brutally murdered by an axe-wielding maniac. The killer is left dead at the scene and that should have been the end of a rare tragedy. 

But within days, in the very same city, more mass killings occur. 

Ten eldercare facility residents die in an arson-lit blaze. Then a mother attending a family gathering embarks on a terrifying gun rampage. All the killers are now dead, leaving behind unanswerable questions. 

Investigating detective O'Grady can find only one bizarre connection, but it makes no sense. After extensive checking, he realizes none of the killers has a murderer's profile and nothing even close to a motive. Ordinary citizens with no history of violence have suddenly transformed into ruthless monsters. 

Kendall Jennings, a freelance article writer of all things banal, somehow stumbles into an interview with a survivor of the first slaughter. This is her big break, but more a way to pay those endless mounting bills. Big problem though: she’s well out of her depth. 

When Kendall crosses O'Grady's path sparks fly, but not the romantic kind. He can’t work out why this journalist infuriates him so much. She figures he either has some serious personal demons or he’s just plain arrogant and rude. 

The two will need to put aside their issues though because they’ll soon discover these killings are more than random events. They’re part of a plan far greater than anyone can imagine. Someone is sending a deadly message, and if nobody can decipher the meaning soon many more will die. 

Narrated by Anne Johnston Brown, winner of the 2012 Audible Female Voice Award. 

©2015 Susan May (P)2016 Susan May

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amazing book

You never disappoint..yet another book that had me hooked right from the beginning.... I thank you.

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Fantastic, very believable!<br />

In today's society this story is very relatable. I think with the violence these days it really hits home and it made me feel like something like this is possible. I was sucked in from beginning to end. Couldn't put it down.

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Susan May!! WOW!!<br />

I'm so glad i started listening to
your stories!!
Another good read from you!! This story is something that i can see happening. It's so scary in its own right.

The way your mind works just blows me away!

The narrator had a nice soothing voice. Only problem i had was at the beginning i noticed she would take a breath quite often. It kinda irritated me at the beginning, but i really got into the story and didn't notice after that.

Thank you for another fantastic story!! 😀😀😀

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Great Job!

Well written and great narration.
Very suspenseful all the way through. Keeps you guessing what will happen next.

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Hooked me right away!!!

Haven't you ever wanted to freak out in a drive through line? Not to this extent but I HAVE!! This Author always manages to write about things that I can relate to, either for real or my own personal "void". As always Susan May had me hooked from the word go. Really like this Author ALOT!!

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  • Rainey
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  • 10-06-19

Great Read!

I enjoyed this book. It kept me guessing and listening intently. I found myself saying "no, not him/her" throughout the book. I enjoyed her writing and the narration on this book. I love Susan May's books and I'm looking forward to the next one. They get me through my work day. My great escape!

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Superb.

When grief becomes obsession and the desire for justice becomes vengeance...

Amazing, that's the only word to describe this heart-stopping thriller. From the very beginning, this book will grab you and won't let you go until the very end.

The multiple POVs works wonderfully, and the way in which all the characters are presented, the way in which we get to know them makes easy to empathize with them and therefore getting emotionally invested on their fate.

A great idea superbly executed, a fantastic writing and a mystery that will keep you on the edge of your chair, this is a totally recommended read for every mystery lover. Susan May delivers, again, a marvellous, heart-stopping story.

And Anne Johnstonbrown, who was a new voice to me, did such a great job with the narration! The inner voices were creepy without being overdone, and each character had a distinctive, really adequated voice.

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Making “Sense” of the Unthinkable

This is another great story by one of my new favorite authors, Susan May. Here she has tackled something most of us have wondered about: the seeming explosion of mass killings in the past couple of decades. Woven in with a truly terrifying idea for why some of it is happening, are the stories of several people who have experienced terrible loss, and how those losses have affected them and their interactions with others. It changes their perceptions, their intentions, and their purpose. You will care about all of them, you can’t help it. Susan reminds us that we are all the hero in our own story, really.

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Another Great Read!!

Susan May has quickly become a favorite author. This one hit home with touches of current affairs with a twist. The messengers seemingly so normal. In an instant world's collide and change. Non stop excitement and intrigue is what I continue to find in Susan May's book. Ann Johnstonbrown is an on spot speaker allowing me to see the story as it plays. Great job all the way around!!!

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Different Killer Messanger

Love that your son helped with the "killing" idea. I've not heard of that, can learn something anytime. Just couldn't get enough of this book. Ready for your next one

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  • Neville Townsend
  • 02-07-17

Recommended read

Excellent audio book would recommend this first class thriller. A freelance writer drawn into a mass murder investigation

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  • Faouzia Benkhoud
  • 09-22-17

an interesting thriller with unexpected twist

Where does Deadly Messengers rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This audiobook was another interesting experience with Anne Johnstonbrown, i think it is my favorite by her voice. I enjoyed listening to the book and remembering details of the story and feeling all the emotions all over again. Hearing the story made all the scenes seem more vivid and real and more intense.

Which character – as performed by Anne Johnstonbrown – was your favourite?

My favorite character is definitely Kendall Jenning. She was when i first read the book and she remained such after hearing it. Anne Johnstonbrown did a really ood job with her, i could almost see her.

Any additional comments?

The voices for all the other characters were also really good, it was a bit odd with Lance O'Grady, i imagined him differently but still it was interesting to listen to him! Again Ms Johnstonbrown did a good job narrating a really good book!

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