We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Close Your Eyes Audiobook

Close Your Eyes

Regular Price:$25.89
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

A music therapist who thrives on helping others, Kendra Michaels cherishes the ordinary life she has achieved after stem cell surgery restored her sight. The skills she perfected during those sightless years - the ability to pick up the most subtle audio, olfactory, and tactile cues in the world around her - coupled with her laser-sharp mind - have made her a uniquely potent observer and problem solver. Kendra’s uncanny way of connecting the dots is as baffling to law enforcement as it is legendary.

When former agent Adam Lynch, known as the Puppetmaster, approaches her about a possible serial murder case, she is determined to steer clear. But he’s a notorious manipulator, skilled at handling criminals and colleagues alike to get the results he wants. And now he holds a trump card: The latest possible victim is Kendra’s ex-lover, an FBI agent who vanished without enough clues to follow - unless Kendra can pick up the trail. And if she can’t, she just might close her eyes again ... forever.

©2012 Johansen Publishing LLLP, and Roy Johansen (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (847 )
5 star
 (334)
4 star
 (304)
3 star
 (150)
2 star
 (36)
1 star
 (23)
Overall
4.0 (732 )
5 star
 (298)
4 star
 (251)
3 star
 (123)
2 star
 (41)
1 star
 (19)
Story
4.2 (730 )
5 star
 (327)
4 star
 (257)
3 star
 (109)
2 star
 (16)
1 star
 (21)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Terri 09-21-12
    Terri 09-21-12
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    235
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not the best Johansen novel"
    What was most disappointing about Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen ’s story?

    This is a very slow book. The narrator did a good job with the story but I believe this is one of the weakest books written by the Johansens.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Joyce 05-21-17
    Joyce 05-21-17 Member Since 2007
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Love Kendra and a great story and the voices!"

    I liked this better than many of the Eve Duncan books. Great action and really moved.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jane 03-02-17
    Jane 03-02-17 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great"

    I Love Iris' books, but I do wish it wasn't so full of fowl language.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sabrina 01-20-17
    Sabrina 01-20-17 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Had Potential"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The main character is very hard to like. I'm all for a strong, lead woman character but this one borders on a b#tch with a huge chip on her shoulder.


    Would you recommend Close Your Eyes to your friends? Why or why not?

    I'm on the fence. Some parts were good, others were a bit melodramatic


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

    I don't think I have. Her performance was good.


    Was Close Your Eyes worth the listening time?

    It wasn't a waste of time but there are other books out there that would have been better.


    Any additional comments?

    This book's premise did have potential. A former blind girl with enhanced senses, helping solve crimes. Sounds great, doesn't it? Nope. I kept reading hoping I would start to like her. Never really happened. In fact, by the end of the book I couldn't stand her. Some of the writing at the end of the book didn't help with the over-the-top melodrama (picture those old, silent movies where a guy gets shot and then swoons around in circles 2 or 3 times with the back of his hand to his forehead, before he dies). Unfortunate.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Robin 11-06-16
    Robin 11-06-16 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    88
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    531
    85
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "An OK story about details leaves a few out."

    I purchased this book because of the Narrator. I am enchanted with the voice of Elizabeth Rogers and her ability with NE USA accents. Waiting for another Archer's Beach book to show up. The is about observing details to solve crime. So, one scene in the book really bothered me and clued me to more places where the writers really needed to pay attention. The protagonists went out into a 110 degree desert without water, had a gun fight then stood in the heat an hour and a half more answering questions to authorities. No mention of discomfort or need for water. Ummm, Not! The book pays close attention to visual, auditory and even aural clues but almost none to the senses of the skin and environment. Still, it was an OK story If I were an editor, I would have sent the manuscript back for re-working before publishing. I may read next in series because it has a higher customer rating. Perhaps they have worked out such issues. I'll have to read some to find out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    M. B. 05-22-16
    M. B. 05-22-16 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    0
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    21
    21
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Interesting Premise"
    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    It was a good suspense novel, so I was always excited to listen to more during my commute.


    Which character – as performed by Elisabeth Rodgers – was your favorite?

    I thought having a main character who had super enhanced senses because she spent most of her life blind was an interesting concept, thought not necessarily entirely believable.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kahlan1 02-03-16
    Kahlan1 02-03-16 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    18
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "excellent"

    moving, suspenseful and you would want to finished it to the end. I believe this is the start of another series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    THERESA SWAYZE 11-15-15 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    136
    136
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great book good characters and unique situations"

    narrative was average but really really good story. mystery is very detailed and characters have depth to them

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 10-15-15 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    26
    17
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Elizabeth Rogers is wonderful!"

    A terrific story made even better by Ms Rogers narration. She makes the characters come alive!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    April 09-30-15
    April 09-30-15 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    5
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Edge of your seat"

    Loved every minute. Lots of twists and turns out of every day ways to look at things. This book makes you wonder how much we miss in life. Fantastic performance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.