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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

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

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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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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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  • 02-01-17

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.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

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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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great book

another awesome crooked journey by Mr. Iles. he never disappoints. I suggest this one to all who love excitement and drama in their literature.

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Nice Storyline!

i have no issues or complaints about this story. it had edge of your sest moments and loving moments. i yhoroughly enjoyed the book. i like Greg Isles anyway.

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This book leaves something to be desired.

I haven't finished the book yet but it is really dumb. It is taking all I have to keep listening.

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great story..

loved it...great characters and excellent story. dick hill always does a great job with reading

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Much better than the movie (Trapped)

I watched the movie. I was apprehensive about reading the book because I thought I knew the plot. I am glad I spent time on the book. There was so much more the movie couldn't convey. Also, there were changes in the movie. Excellent.

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Great story

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