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Criminal Audiobook

Criminal

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Publisher's Summary

Karin Slaughter's new thriller is an epic tale of love, loyalty, and murder that encompasses 40 years, two chillingly similar murder cases, and a good man's deepest secrets.

Will Trent is a brilliant agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Newly in love, he is beginning to put a difficult past behind him. Then a local college student goes missing, and he is inexplicably kept off the case by his supervisor and mentor, deputy director Amanda Wagner. Will cannot fathom Amanda's motivation, until the two of them literally collide in an abandoned orphanage they have both been drawn to for different reasons. Decades before - when Will's father was imprisoned for murder - this was his home…

Flash back nearly 40 years. In the summer Will Trent was born, Amanda Wagner is taking her first steps in the boy's club that is the Atlanta police department. One of her first cases is to investigate a brutal crime in one of the city's worst neighborhoods. Amanda and her partner, Evelyn, are the only ones who seem to care if an arrest is ever made. Now the case that launched Amanda's career has suddenly come back to life, and it is intertwined with the long-held mystery of Will's birth and parentage. And they will each need to face down demons from the past if they are to prevent an even greater terror from being unleashed on Atlanta today.

©2012 Karin Slaugher (P)2012 AudioGO

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    Amazon Customer 02-15-16 Member Since 2014
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    "My absolute favorite book in this series so far!"

    This book ties together so many things in the series. It's unbelievably brilliant how Slaughter has woven this web, this particular installment is the reason it all makes sense. Beautiful and dark!

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    Heather 02-06-16
    Heather 02-06-16 Member Since 2015

    Learning and professional development enthusiast. I'd love to author a book one day as well as narrate. I <3 READING and LISTENING!

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    "I'm now a Karin Slaughter and Kathleen Early raving fan!"

    This was my first Karin Slaughter novel. Her character development is unmatched and the story telling was mind blowing. I really enjoyed Kathleen Early's narration delivery. Outstanding! I just purchased 2 more Karin Slaughter audio books. I'm a new raving fan!!!

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    Dinah Chateaneuf-Grasse, France 01-27-16
    Dinah Chateaneuf-Grasse, France 01-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Rhythmic, monotonous narration, ruined the book"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I don't know, I can't get past the first 2 hours because the narration is so bad.


    What didn’t you like about Kathleen Early’s performance?

    I've listened to a lot of audiobooks over the last couple of years and this is the worst performance I've been subjected to in this format. Kathleen Early got into a very lazy, monotonous rhythm and inflection pattern that frustrated me intensely. I couldn't get into the story because the narration was so irritating and disconnected. I hate to be rude here, but I want to spare other readers from this book. I'm actually shocked to see that other people have rated the performance so highly. Honestly it's as though Kathleen Early received no direction or feedback at all while she was recording, and just basically phoned it in by reading the words out loud. Horrible.


    Did Criminal inspire you to do anything?

    Yes, it inspired me to stop listening to it.


    Any additional comments?

    It wasn't clear in the description that this was a book in a series. I normally stay away from series and wouldn't have bought it had I known.

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    Shelley Bronson 01-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Worst Will Trent book"

    When I read the book description I couldn't wait to listen to this book. When I started listening to it I assumed that it was just going to be slow and the action would pickup. After a couple of hours and several time jumps I was bored and confused and gave up. The only thing that is criminal about this book is that I wasted a credit buying it. Don't waste your time or money on this book.

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    Victoria 12-01-15
    Victoria 12-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Best of Trent series"

    I loved criminal. It's the best of the Trent series thus far. I would Definitely recommend

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    Sally Davis RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY, United States 11-30-15
    Sally Davis RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY, United States 11-30-15 Member Since 2007
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    "Terrible narration"

    Apparently everyone loves this narrator but me. I am finding her so irritating that it interferes with my ability to enjoy the book.

    She puts emPHAsis in THE wrong plaCES and it drives me crazy. She's trying to read distinctly, I know, and I appreciate that, as it's much better than the mumbling some narrators do, but the emphasis is just distracting.

    If I "read" any more of Slaughter's books, I will do so in print.

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    Donna 10-04-15
    Donna 10-04-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Unbelievably bad"

    I couldn't finish it the story was so very bad. It was like someone's first attempt at writing. It's beyond me why anyone would like it.

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    Tameria 10-03-15
    Tameria 10-03-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Didn't see the end coming"

    Great story. Best to read this one after you've read the previous in the series. It wraps up a lot of unanswered questions. I didn't see the end coming, but it made sense, it just worked.

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    chrisK 05-22-15
    chrisK 05-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Super great"

    Great. I love it very easy and keeps you glued to it couldn't put down till I was done with it. I think it was very interesting.

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    Lisa Hampton Roads, VA 05-04-15
    Lisa Hampton Roads, VA 05-04-15 Member Since 2009

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    "Wow"

    Great background into the history of Will, Amanda, and Evelyn (Faiths mother). Explains so much. I think this is my favorite in the series so far!

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