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Hush

Narrated by: Emily Beresford
Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
4 out of 5 stars (517 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

What's your greatest fear?

It's criminal profiler Ivy Dunlap's job to unravel the psyches of the most dangerous men alive. None haunt her dreams more than the killer who took her son's life sixteen years ago, then silently disappeared into the dark. Now an urgent request for help from the Chicago police has reawakened Ivy's greatest nightmare.

The Madonna Murderer has returned to fulfill his calling. This time Ivy understands the killer, and will face her greatest fear to stop him from killing again...

©2002 Theresa Weir (P)2013 Theresa Weir

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  • Diana DC
  • Washington, DC, United States
  • 10-09-13

Compelling and deliciously creepy

I've been a regular reader of Anne Frasier's thrillers for as long as she's been writing them. What a happy surprise to see that Hush has made its way to audio!

Narrator Emily Beresford convincingly brings Frasier's characters to life with distinct voices for all. It's a tautly written serial killer police procedural, an intelligent and meaty story. Frasier's hero and heroine are refreshingly human; a welcome change from the stick figure kickass heroine and waxed-torso-of-steel hero so prevalent in recent romantic suspense.

I'd love to see more of Frasier's suspense brought to audio. Ditto her romances written as Theresa Weir.

Review copy provided by the author.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Ehh, it's alright

Any additional comments?

The narrator actually did a fantastic job.. she was very enthusiastic, and made the creepiness come alive in the book... However, I wasn't a fan of how many characters there were in the book, because it just jumped around too much.

I also noticed that I started losing interest about half way through, but I didn't want to quit without finding out the end since I paid for it. I would not have paid for it if I had known how it would be. It just wasn't all that interesting to me.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Hush was an excellent listen!

What did you love best about Hush?

The story-it was a different and interesting take on serial killer and capture. Also like to side stories. the characters were fleshed out pretty well and engaging.

Which scene was your favorite?

Without giving it away-when one of the cops "woke up"

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I cringed a couple of times.

Any additional comments?

I felt the beginning was VERY slow and the mixture of first and last name use was confusing. Especially in the beginning.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Disjointed

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

There's so much potential in this story, but ultimately it felt like a puzzle that never quite fit together. It's disjointed and skips around a lot and leaves this listener feeling unfocused.

Has Hush turned you off from other books in this genre?

No. I like the genre.

Which character – as performed by Emily Beresford – was your favorite?

Emily did a good job with her narration. Some of the characters were difficult to distinguish if there were several in a conversation. She has a pleasant voice and is suited to this genre.

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Not finished, and Not Going to Bother

Painful. This book is really lame - at least for me. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood for a weak and unbelievable story that's mushy with romance. Maybe I've outgrown romantic thrillers.

Basically, the main character, who was the serial killer's victim 16 years ago, and whose baby was killed by said killer, is asked to come back to help with the case when the murderer re-emerges 16 years later. Yeah. Okay. Let's just pull a damaged victim out of hiding to help catch the guy.

The main male character is okay, has a strained relationship with his adopted son.

Blah blah blah.

I just can't bear to listen to any more.

Get this book if you are a fan of romantic thrillers. You might like it. I prefer no romance with my murder, whenever possible.

If Audible had a "Donate Your Used Book Bin", I would throw it in in a heartbeat.

12 of 17 people found this review helpful

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A Total Waste of Time

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

can't recommend it to anyone

What was most disappointing about Anne Frasier’s story?

Less than a quarter into the story it was disappointingly clear the direction of the plot and the outcome of the story. Characters were flat, uninteresting. Story was one big cop/mystery trope

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No. I live in Chicago and am always looking for stories that take place here. I like to be able to put myself in the environment. I didn't recognize any of the locations mentioned. This could have taken place anywhere big city USA

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Crazy good listen

Great story line and kept me listening way longer than planned. I couldn't stop listening once I started. I don't want to give anything away but just listen to it. It's very captivating.
AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY

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Anne Frasier is a POWERHOUSE!

I have always enjoyed Anne Frasier stories, and Hush is an incredible physiological thriller that will keep you up wondering what's around the next chapter! Emily Beresford does excellent work with all the characters...both male and female...normal and deranged!

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  • Tracy
  • Suffolk, VA, United States
  • 01-07-17

Very good stoey

Love this book. Not a lot of twist and turns but kept my interest from beginning to end. if you love mystery thrillers you'll love this book.

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Excellent!

I bought this book because it was cheap. Was I ever surprised to enjoy it so much? I listened to it in one
L O N G session. All good.

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  • Niamh
  • 05-31-14

Formulaic

Run of the mill stuff. I like layers to my story and this one has no surprises and no depth.

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  • green
  • 01-05-19

For a thriller, this is quite boring.

I'm just over half-way through and I don't think I can be bothered to finish this. Nothing in it is interesting to me. There's a weird tendency to over-describe irrelevant things, loads and loads of tedious dialogue that neither progresses the story or illuminates anything interesting about the characters, and obvious plot-holes.

The narrator is a bit annoying too, she's fine in the story narration, but for the dialgue goes into an annoying slow over-enunciation of everything.