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The Shining Girls Audiobook

The Shining Girls: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

"The future is not as loud as war, but it is relentless. It has a terrible fury all its own."

Harper Curtis is a killer who stepped out of the past. Kirby Mazrachi is the girl who was never meant to have a future.

Kirby is the last shining girl, one of the bright young women, burning with potential, whose lives Harper is destined to snuff out after he stumbles on a House in Depression-era Chicago that opens on to other times.

At the urging of the House, Harper inserts himself into the lives of the shining girls, waiting for the perfect moment to strike. He's the ultimate hunter, vanishing into another time after each murder, untraceable - until one of his victims survives.

Determined to bring her would-be killer to justice, Kirby joins the Chicago Sun-Times to work with the ex-homicide reporter, Dan Velasquez, who covered her case. Soon Kirby finds herself closing in on the impossible truth....

The Shining Girls is a masterful twist on the serial killer tale: a violent quantum leap featuring a memorable and appealing heroine in pursuit of a deadly criminal.

©2013 Lauren Beukes (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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    sweets226 St. Louis, MO 02-04-17
    sweets226 St. Louis, MO 02-04-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Gruesome"

    It wasn't the worst but wasn't the best. Extremely graphic murder scenes. The storyline was just ok

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    Ali Richmond, VA, United States 01-14-17
    Ali Richmond, VA, United States 01-14-17 Member Since 2012
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    "My thoughts"

    I thought the story jumped around too much and I suppose the author did that to give us the feel of the time traveling killer but I finished listening and thought what did I just hear?!
    Also having multiple narrators confused me even more. I think 2 would've been better.

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    Steven Proulx Moon twp, PA United States 12-25-16
    Steven Proulx Moon twp, PA United States 12-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good narration but story lacks purpose"

    The narration was well done, however, to me, the story felt lacking in develpement. Specifically the purpose of Harper's need to kill and why the house is a part of the story other than a device to time travel.

    I can enjoy a book that doesn't spend a lot of time on developing the antagonist but in this one, it felt more necessary to develope to keep the plot interesting.

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    Adrienne Torres 08-16-16
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    "Very original"

    Great story and narration. Be sure to pay to make note of the changing dates at the beginning of chapter!

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    Werner 08-07-16
    Werner 08-07-16
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    "Great story"

    Female narrator's nasal voice for Kirby character was annoying but all round it was a great book!

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    BookwormAZ 10-23-15
    BookwormAZ 10-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great!"

    Very gritty and eery, worth the listen. Wonderful narration by different people helps pull you along to each of the character's stories.

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    Karen D. Bailey 05-29-15
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    "Confusing, hard to follow"

    Cool idea, could have been good, but weak character development and cohesive plot made this story really hard to get through.

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    Shawn Beamsville, ON, Canada 02-13-15
    Shawn Beamsville, ON, Canada 02-13-15 Member Since 2012
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    "If you like Shocking Thrillers you will like this"

    Lots of shocking descriptions of murders in this which I felt was all it was giving me through the first half of the book. This is not my preferred story otherwise I would have given it 4 stars. The narration was quite good and the premise of the book was intriguing. You will see both sides of the blade as the narrator changes often. For some of my friends I can see this being an attractive book. It was just not for me.

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    marselaine 12-19-14
    marselaine 12-19-14
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    "the awful narration ruined this book"

    I think this could have been a great book, however I can't say that for certain. The narration was so awful. Many times I wanted to quit the book and just prayed for it to be over soon. The female voice made this book sound like a teen's young adult novel. I felt like I was watching a show on nickelodeon.

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    JTF Cary, NC USA 02-27-14
    JTF Cary, NC USA 02-27-14 Member Since 2016

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    "The Shining Girls: a brilliant & gruesome thriller"

    This is one of those books that I read simply because of the author; reading about a serial killer is not a natural draw. I've heard countless praise regarding Ms. Beukes writing and became more acquainted with her through interviews she given. So I found myself with The Shining Girls; its characters are memorable with a tightly paced story-line, brilliant setting and deftly applied phrasing and dialog. As a writer, Ms. Beukes does not disappoint. Despite this, or rather because of this, it was a difficult book for me to read. I had to take the story in doses. Part of her goal is to show us the ugliness of violence against women; she succeeds. This story is about the strength of a women (Kirby) whom a time-traveling serial killer (Harper) attempts to kill, fails and comes back to finish. Kirby is befriended by Dan, a jaded newspaper man covering sports because he burned out covering the crime scene

    As I often do, I went back and forth between the Kindle and the Audible version. It was a well cast with special kudos to Ms. Hvam as Kirby and Mr. Snyder as Dan. I think they handled the drama without over dramatizing and the pacing and hand-offs between dialog went well. If you enjoy audiobooks (and serial killer thrillers) you like this recording.

    For full review: wp.me/p2XCwQ-xN

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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