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24 Hours

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24 Hours begins with the perfect family...on the perfect day...about to become trapped in the perfect crime.

Will Jennings is a successful young doctor in Jackson, Mississippi, with his whole life ahead of him. He has a thriving practice, a beautiful wife, and a young daughter he loves beyond measure.

But Will and his family are being watched by a con man and psychopath. A man who has crafted the unbeatable crime. A man who has never been caught, and whose victims have never talked to the police. A man whose life's work strikes at the heart of every family's nightmare: the unstoppable kidnapping.

But this man has never met Will and Karen Jennings.

©2005 Greg Iles; (P)2005 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"Iles tells a riveting tale....Here is a major talent strutting his considerable stuff." (Denver Post)

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    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 01-05-15
    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 01-05-15 Member Since 2010

    Don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Trip's cool though. Use Audible to make gym-training sane... And rip my imagination.

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    "SUZZZ-PENCE!!"

    This is a string of cliff hangers, each tense as the rope beneath a Flying Walenda, and almost as... um... unnerving. Greg Iles tells a story that you're certain will have a... well... happy(?) ending. But how... how? And of course he dangles it then snatches it back with the next swell of tension like a fisherman at play.

    Get this book and you'll know how a fish feels. And Dick Hill once again does what he always does... this time creating the Iles ensemble so that every character has idiosyncrasies and independent voice.

    I liked it for what it is... a good story, well presented both by the author and the reader. Here's what audiobook suspense novels should be. I like Greg Isles... Will buy more... MORE :-)

    13 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    A. Paz California, USA 02-26-15
    A. Paz California, USA 02-26-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Non-thriller that fails to grip"
    What didn’t you like about Dick Hill’s performance?

    Way over the top with dramatics. Characters performed with exaggerated hysteria and emotions that seem inappropriate and distract from the plot.


    Any additional comments?

    Albeit fiction, I have to find some credibility in a book for me to be interested. A situation, even if fantastic, has to have some plausibility, so you could at least think that something like this, as improbable as it may be, COULD happen. The actions and choices the character make have to make some sense. If a character in a "desperate situation" repeatedly fails to cease opportunities to find solutions to the problems, I stop sympathising with their plight and start to lose interest in the book. For me, I found this book to have too many of these and other flaws. I don't think I will try this author again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda Brooklyn, NY, United States 08-10-11
    Amanda Brooklyn, NY, United States 08-10-11 Member Since 2012
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    "Terrible"

    Narration: decent reading, terrible southern drawl. Children's voices are annoying.

    Writing: in stark contrast to what appears to be popular belief, I thought this book was awful. It was predictable, patronizing, and terribly out-of-date gender-wise. Perhaps worst of all, the story wasn't compelling enough to compensate for that.

    The plot is far too neat, and the storylines are tired. The author won't trust his audience; he repeats the same thing three times, each time stating it more pointedly.

    Overplayed stereotypes abound. Men are logical and driven, women are motivated by their relationship to their young. It is self-evident that all women have an overriding maternal instinct that they must either fight against or allow to control and direct them. Women are horrified by others' pain, men are fascinated and perhaps aroused by it. Women exhibit a constant need for the protection of their husbands, which husbands gallantly provide. The rare exception to these rules is treated as just that--an exception--making it noteworthy [only] because of the character's gender. There's no excuse for this. It's just plain lazy, bland writing.

    I hear there's a movie. Maybe that's worth watching. But I wouldn't waste your time sitting through this book.

    11 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    dumbclub Penland, NC USA 03-27-11
    dumbclub Penland, NC USA 03-27-11 Listener Since 2005

    Reader, Listener, Optimist

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    "Uncharacteristically Poor Performance by Dick Hill"

    The author, Greg Iles, is a novelist who conveys the nuances of life in the deep South with the insight that only a native can. Dick Hill is on my short list of favorite audiobook narrators and to my ear, he is the true voice of Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch. However, he is not the right choice to perform the accent of any character from a setting in the modern South. He uses bits and pieces of southern caricature snipped from Amos and Andy meets Gone With the Wind to produce his interpretation of contemporary life in the American South. These voices do not approach an accurate representation of what the well educated professional people in Greg Iles' stories should sound like. Rather, the accents are a mixture of antebellum field hands mixed with gangsta rap. Examples: "Wut fo" (What for?) and "Close da do" (Close the door). Equally unfortunate is his lack of knowledge of the correct pronunciation of place names: Natchez, Baton Rouge, Biloxi are examples. It is almost as if someone played a cruel joke on Hill by misdirecting him to repeatedly pronounce them in the most hysterical way possible. The credibility of an otherwise excellent reader is undermined by his lack of knowledge of the subject he has been asked to convey.

    The clever and well-conceived story is spoiled by the distraction of the inaccurate narration.

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Eileen Poluk 09-24-09 Member Since 2012
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    "Great listen"

    I really enjoyed this book. As usual Dick Hill was awesome. Greg Isles has the ability to make you really care about the characters in his books. The only thing missing was an epilogue. I wanted to know what happened to them all. But still a great listen.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Napagal florida 12-20-09
    Napagal florida 12-20-09 Member Since 2008

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    "not believable"

    This book just had too many scenes that have you shaking your head, saying why would anyone do this? Loved True Evil and Mortal Fear, but this one just wasn't in the same catagory

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Wayne Matthews, NC 02-01-17
    Wayne Matthews, NC 02-01-17 Member Since 2017

    I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!

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    "I've been critical of Greg Iles in other revews, ."

    ...but 24 Hours is wonderful. I'm a Greg Iles fan, but in past reviews I have been critical of his sometimes excessive wordiness, at least once disgusting subject matter, and his frequent changing of narrators some of whom are not very good. I my opinion 24 hours along with Bone Tree are his best novels. 24 Hours is a kidnapping case (5 year old boy). It is tightly written and well narrated by Dick Hill. Seldom is a novel released which has such intense and sustained suspense.

    Iles releases Mississippi Blood, the 6th novel in his Penn Cage series on March 21, 2017. For the first time Scott Brick narrates. The audio novel is available for pre-order at Audible.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    karinzart hawaii 05-09-17
    karinzart hawaii 05-09-17 Member Since 2016

    Professional woman, reading constantly

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    "Another Good Greg Iles Book"

    Dick Hill could read a newspaper and it would sound great..........love his narration.

    This is another good book by author Greg Iles. So far, I have enjoyed each and every book he has written. Keep 'em coming!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    The Supreme Galooty Mist, OR, United States 03-01-17
    The Supreme Galooty Mist, OR, United States 03-01-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent!"

    Totally unbelievable - Totally cool, and the narration was nonpareil. I find this performance to have been better than the actual book - which I read without the Mississippi accents.

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    Connie Echols 02-27-17 Member Since 2006
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    "Great story"

    Greg Iles and Duck Hill never dissapoint. I had a hard time even pausing this one.

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