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When David Perry confides the sordid details of his bitter divorce to a sympathetic stranger, he never imagines the nightmare he would unleash. Now his socialite wife is dead, brutally murdered by a man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants…Veteran San Francisco homicide detective Jane Candiotti never allows her personal feelings to interfere with the job - until Jenna Perry is found strangled in the hills of Marin County. Now to uncover the truth, Jane must dig into the secrets of the city's most powerful families, a hunt that will draw her inextricably closer to David and his young daughter…and to the cold-blooded killer stalking their every move.

©2013 Clyde Phillips (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 09-15-15

Great twist at the end!

Fall From Grace is a good detective novel with a great twist at the end. Unfortunately Angela Dawe's voice is as irritating as the sound of scratching on a blackboard. I seldom downrate a novel due to poor narration, but an exception is appropriate here.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Good audiobook

Narration well done, enjoyable,
Loved the story base of San Francisco,and we'll done prose that allowed you to see the Golden Gate Bridge and its glory.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Where do I begin ....?

Ok, I've never submitted a review until now, but I thought I should, in hopes that the author and narrator will learn from it for future books.
First, the narrator began horribly, and only improved somewhat over the course of the book. I almost stopped as soon as I started. She had an annoying sing song quality to her voice
And a habit of accentuating the end syllable of each word and also drawing it out. Agonizing.
But wait, it gets worse. The start started out ok, I personally love a good murder mystery now and then. But the characters actions and dialogue were so unrealistic and the plot, although it had potential, was very flawed. I won't go into detail, but the main character wasn't even believable as a police detective. I could go in but in summary i feel The editor did not do his or her job- it should have had a total re-write. The setting in San Francisco saved me from stopping mid book, but I did return it, which I rarely do.

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Forced myself to finish

The storyline was very predictable and Jane most be one of the worst cops ever. The narrator was awful and I found myself shaking my head so often at her inflections that I'm amazed I don't have whiplash.

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reasonably good story, terrible audio

The audio for this sounded like it was read by a synthetic voice or voice piped through auto tune. pretty sure the performer was human, and the performance itself was ok, but really awkward pauses and strange inflection made this a challenge to listen to. less noticeable at higher speed play back but still rather distracting.

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Fall From Grace

good book. didn't like audio.. Didn't like how the audio was presented to the audience.

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Not a fan of the narrator

The narrator made this book unlistenable. I have no opinion on the story as I didn't hear enough of it.

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made it 52 chapters. what a waste of time!

what a tired and trite book. this EXACT story has been told a gazillion times and usually much better. I almost never give up on a book but this one measures up as a fine exception.

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Poor plotting

If there is going to be a big surprise in the plot, you should be able to look back and find hints provided by the author. Not so here. Feels like cheating. Narration is generally good (a few mispronunciations) except for unnecessarily long pauses between sentences.

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Dull

S L O W moving story. So slow, in fact, I stopped after chapter three. Muddy character development. Narrator's sing song delivery and up lilt at the end of every sentence so distracting that I found myself not paying attention to what she was saying but hoping for a change in her delivery. Not worth the two bucks.

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  • Alice Field
  • 03-12-15

Decent but...

Reasonably decent story; but awful reader, and absolutely riddled with clichés. Not sure if I'll try any more by this author.