Fatal Judgment

Narrated by: Brian Hutchison
Series: Guardians of Justice, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (474 ratings)

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Intense suspense

This book has enjoyable characters and great suspense with a nice romance sprinkled in. The narration is very good.

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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.

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Irene Hannon Does it Again

Another riveting book by one of my favorite authors. Intrigue and romance kept my attention..

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irene Hannon at her best

A great suspense story well read. spell- binding from beginning to end. Such a worthwhile read..

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LOVE WILL CONQUER

This book started out slow. The pace could have been much faster. I also thought the fact that the sister lost her life could have been handled better. She almost became a non-entity. I could not believe the way the killer just walks in and takes what he wants without anyone really looking. If I am ever in that situation I pray that I have better protection than the judge had. Thank God for the teenagers.That is why I gave the book 3 stars.

The thing I like about Irene Hannon's books are reading them always brings peace. As a christian it is hard to find books that are not always about sex and getting it on. Trust me I do read books with love and sex. However, clean christian books are great when you are needing easy reads. I understand that some readers had a problem with the "God thing." That is what I was looking for in the authors books.

Looking forward to next books in this series.

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Reading quality

I enjoyed this story very much. The vocal timbre of the reading is excellent. That said, however, the reading is filled with long pauses that sometimes made me feel the recording had stopped for some reason and always made me silently urge the reader to “get on with it!”

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Good story, poor narration

The story was good. I enjoyed it but the narrator was not great. The whole thing was in a sing-songy tone with no change in emotion or anything to distinguish characters