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A Crime of Passion Audiobook

A Crime of Passion: Joe Dillard, Book 7

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A beautiful, young, rising star in the country music world is found dead in a Nashville hotel room.

The owner of her record company is charged with murder.

In the seventh installment of Scott Pratt's best-selling Joe Dillard series, Dillard is hired to travel to Tennessee's capital city to defend Paul Milius, a record company baron accused of strangling Kasey Cartwright, his label's young star. Dillard navigates Nashville's unfamiliar legal system and the world of country music in search of the truth, but he soon finds himself confronted with a web of lies so masterfully woven that he fears he may never find any answers. As the trial begins and the tension mounts, Dillard fears that not only will his client be wrongfully convicted but that Dillard himself may not survive.

©2014 Scott Pratt (P)2015 Scott Pratt

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    FRITZ STOOP Moraga, CA USA 10-05-16
    FRITZ STOOP Moraga, CA USA 10-05-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Too dumb for words"
    What disappointed you about A Crime of Passion?

    This down home stuff is interesting, but this conclusion begs a slap in the face.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Wayne Matthews, NC 12-14-15
    Wayne Matthews, NC 12-14-15 Member Since 2017

    I am a husband/dad/granddad who loves books. My reviews are my subjective opinions. My hope is they will help others make buying decisions.

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    "I hope there will be more of this series."

    A Crime of Passion is Book 7 in Scott Pratt's extraordinary Joe Dillard series (yes, I know that Audible lists it as Book 6, but that is not correct). I hope it is not the final Joe Dillard novel. Scott Pratt is now on my short list of favorite mystery/thriller authors and is #1 in the legal thriller category. Tim Campbell flawlessly narrates all of the novels in the series.

    Highly recommended, but read the series in order.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Ida 07-07-17
    Ida 07-07-17 Member Since 2009
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    "Buying this book is a Crime of Passion"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Not really. It was not as intense as previous Joe Dillard stories. Neither was it as interesting to hear of the wealth of country music big-wheels, infidelity, and disloyal employees. Lana and Paul were a disgusting couple. Lana's jealousy was dizzying. She is portrayed as an insecure selfish woman.<br/><br/>Missed the Dillard family aspects of the series. Not enough conversation among them. A few statements from Jack, Lily and Sarah seemed gratuitous. Not enough depth, just popping in to let the listeners know that they were around. <br/><br/>The court room interactions seemed forced and put on. Boring banter.


    If you’ve listened to books by Scott Pratt before, how does this one compare?

    As mentioned above not as interesting. Probably by far my least favorite so far. I stated my opinion in the title of this review. I am passionate about the Dillard series and the purchase and consumption of this particular story was a crime committed against me. I expected better.


    Have you listened to any of Tim Campbell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    The same. He is a consistent performer. Always very good distinction among the characters. What is remarkable is that the voices are the same from book to book.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Absolutely not. If a made for television movie, perhaps I would watch it just out of curiosity to see the actors who are selected to play my favorite characters.


    Any additional comments?

    I have just become a fan of Joe Dillard so I have been listening to the stories in quick succession. I am not sure how fast the stories are written and published. I hope that the quality of the first few books return. Please do not become a Grisham and start cranking out stories that are weaker plot stories than what your fans have become accustomed. As Joe made a quick a million just doing a job, avoid the trap of relying on your reputation of writing great stories and name recognition to sucker fans into purchasing your books to make a quick million.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara 04-22-15
    Barbara 04-22-15
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    "Good solid story, fine narration"

    Kept my attention and I stayed in the driveway more than once to finish a chapter. That's all I ask

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 07-18-17
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    "Another Home Run By Scott Pratt"

    What an excellent job Scott Pratt did in writing this series. Every book has had a riveting plot and the characters blend seamlessly from novel to novel. I have a hard time finding a stopping place in all the books because they never cease to hold my attention.

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    St Smith NY 03-09-17
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    "Another legal thriller"

    Totally enjoyed this book. Pace was good, dialogue was well done, and character development was excellent.

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    "An enjoyable read,"

    The author wove together an interesting story, I loved the interpretation by the reader. I knew exactly whom was speaking.

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    Yolanda T. Doyle 11-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Riveting"

    The storyline continues without any mediocre details. The narrator flows into each character in a way that allows my imagination to picture the character. This story was not predictable.

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    William LOURMARIN, France 09-26-16
    William LOURMARIN, France 09-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, for the ones who can tolerate the "performance".


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Nothing.


    What didn’t you like about Tim Campbell’s performance?

    Too much "performance", which is now metamorphosing into "dramatisation". I understand that I am probably in the minority here, but for those who like drama, there are plenty of wonderfully dramatised books available from Audible.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes, depending on who directs.


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    Amazon Customer 09-14-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Good Legal Thriller"

    I am in the process of listening to the Joe Dillard series. When one ends I immediately pull up the next one and begin listening to it. I really enjoy the character development. Joe and Caroline have a good marriage and face a terrible battle-Caroline's cancer. The series has also included their children growing up and becoming independent.
    This particular book is the story of Joe defending a not particularly nice person and of course lots of unexpected twists and turns. I enjoyed the story and how Joe dealt with his client.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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