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Fatal Judgment

Narrated by: Brian Hutchison
Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (329 ratings)
Regular price: $27.99
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How steamy is it? Simmering

Publisher's Summary

RITA Award winner Irene Hannon has also won the Holt Medallion and the Daphne du Maurier Award for her romantic suspense. U.S. Marshal Jake Taylor loathes guarding federal judge Liz Michaels. How can he protect the coldhearted workaholic who drove herlate husband, Jake’s best friend, to suicide? But as he gets to know Liz better, his heart—and her life—are soon in danger.

©2011 Irene Hannon (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

Critic Reviews

“Hannon is a master at character development.” ( Library Journal)

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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Jennifer
  • Gaithersburg, MD, United States
  • 04-26-11

Great book, needs better narration...

I love Irene Hannon, and loved reading the book when it was published last year. However, I was disappointed in the narration of this audiobook. There was little to no vocal difference amongst the various characters, making it difficult at times to follow along. I also found little difference in tonal inflection between scenes-- happy, sad, fearful, delighted, etc., they all sounded the same.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Inspirational romance story

I'm not sure which category this book was listed under but it's more of an inspirational story than a mystery. It's also a slow romance book. There were religious undertones, conversations and thoughts. That having been said it wasn't too overwhelming and if you like slow, clean, getting to know you romances with a little bit of excitement and action (no sex and the violence was low-key since it is an inspirational book) you would like this book. It jumps back and forth between different characters thoughts of what was happening at the moment or what had happened in the past that brought everyone to the crossroads they were at. The characters are well-developed and fleshed out.

Looking over the reviews I saw a lot of complaints of the narrator but I didn't think he was that bad. I actually liked his voice.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Great story, terrible narration.

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes, the story was good.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator was very bland and unemotional.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Inspiration not Romanitc Suspense

The opening says 'this is an inspirational story.' I knew then I had made an error in my purchase. The sample I listened to sounded like it COULD be good and a fast listen, I was wrong. This is a slow listen and story. More soothing than heart beating fast type. I think it was categorized wrong. Two and a half hours into the story and those two and half hourse could have been completed in 30 minutes. While I'm trying to be positive about the book I would hate others, like me, to purchase this audiobook that were expecting more bang for their buck.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Using Brian Hutchinson’s narration was a FATAL JUDGEMENT!!

A decent story that got butchered by the painfully slow and corny performance. That paired with an ending that was so cheesy it was enough to nearly cause my eyes to roll off my face. Save yourself the credit, the time and the audible agony..... and go pick a different title. Trust me.... this wasn’t even worth a single star rating.

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Recommended

This is very definitely a Christian romantic suspense story. I emphasize christian because it is a prominent element in this story. I am a strong christain and am familiar with the climate but even that isn't as pervasive. Everyone talked about going to church without regard for how long they have know them. It was just a bit over the top and not at all realistic.

The story was interesting and held my attention from the beginning. The author made good use of foreshadowing and the characterization was excellent. Some of the technical aspects of the story reminded me of tv rather than real world but if it works there ... why not here?

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Great story OK narrator

Henderson's airy telling is superb. Suspenseful, engaging, romantic. The narrator was a poor choice delivering emotional lines in a matter of fact tone. Excellent book though!

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Slow at First, But a good finish.

Performance was a little slow and over done at first. However, this improved and was done in a way that created a clear and compelling story.

Although predictable at points, there were enough twists and turns to keep the listener involved. It is a book that started slow and was easy to stop listening to at the end of a drive. However, from about the middle of the book on I would stay on my car listening at the end of a trip.

From a spiritual point of view there were some good points of reflection related to faith, hope and forgiveness in challenging life circumstances.

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  • DC
  • 08-02-16

Good Book

The story was good, but slow at points. The voice paused so long at times I checked to see if I had paused it.

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Great story

I really enjoyed the story. The story line was intriguing, with mystery and love. i've always enjoyed Irene stories.