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Fallen

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Publisher's Summary

There's no police training stronger than a cop's instinct. Faith Mitchell's mother isn't answering her phone. Her front door is open. There's a bloodstain above the knob. Her infant daughter is hidden in a shed behind the house. All that the Georgia Bureau of Investigations taught Faith Mitchell goes out the window when she charges into her mother's house, gun drawn. She sees a man dead in the laundry room. She sees a hostage situation in the bedroom. What she doesn't see is her mother. When the hostage situation turns deadly, Faith is left with too many questions, not enough answers. To find her mother, she'll need the help of her partner, Will Trent, and they'll both need the help of trauma doctor Sara Linton. But Faith isn't just a cop anymore--she's a witness. She's also a suspect. The thin blue line hides police corruption, bribery, even murder. Faith will have to go up against the people she respects the most in order to find her mother and bring the truth to light--or bury it forever.

Karin Slaughter's most exhilarating novel yet is a thrilling journey through the heart and soul, where the personal and the criminal collide, and conflicted loyalties threaten to destroy reputations and ruin lives. It is the work of a master of the thriller at the top of her game, and a whirlwind of unrelenting suspense.

©2011 Karin Slaughter (P)2011 AudioGO

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    DKW 08-06-14
    DKW 08-06-14
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    "Pretty boring"

    I really tried to get into this book but it was just kind of boring and took forever to get to the point, I couldn't summon up a liking for any of the characters. I finally gave up after 5 of 22 chapters.

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    Barbara J. Anderson Huntington Beach, Ca 06-02-14
    Barbara J. Anderson Huntington Beach, Ca 06-02-14 Member Since 2015

    paws4me

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    "Good Who done it and a good narrator!"

    Good narrator and a good story. A tough female lead that you grow to dislike, then like. It is really well done!

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    TRACEY 05-31-14
    TRACEY 05-31-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Doesn't get much better than this"
    If you could sum up Fallen in three words, what would they be?

    When it's good, you keep forgetting than your not missing anything when you aren't listening. That's it in a nutshell. I couldn't wait to find out what was happening. Many twist and familiar characters are why you can't stop yourself from listening....whether you have time or not.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Many twist and familiar characters.


    What does Shannon Cochran bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Definitely not a robot reading. Amongst the best with her flow between characters,


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Fallen, and you won't guess why!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Natasha Zar Australia 04-15-14
    Natasha Zar Australia 04-15-14 Member Since 2017

    Natasha R Zar

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    "Not Karin's Best"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I think a person who would enjoy this more would be someone who does not like the grittier, more shocking style of Karin's writing. This was a bit vanilla for me and I found myself rolling my eyes at times, mostly at the horrendous narration, but also at the nonsensical "twists and turns" that seemed to be thrown in just because.


    What could Karin Slaughter have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I don't want to bag out Karin's writing - I love her and I love her writing! But to make this book more enjoyable for me, Karin would have had to change the entire plot.I found the whole plot of the book ridiculous, especially once you found out what really happened and why. I actually groaned out loud "Gimme a break." when the "villain" was exposed. It was totally predictable and ludicrous, it actually upset me.
    Though it was only a small part of the book, I found the way that Karin portrayed Faith's interaction with her brother, Zeke incredibly immature and irritating to listen to. It has been made clear in other books that Faith and Zeke were never close and why. But their arguments were downright immature and embarrassing to listen to - especially when you take into account that Faith is a Special Agent and not actually 13 years old. The acrimony seemed contrived and lacking any real substance but for petty put downs.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Shannon Cochran?

    The narrator grated on me something awful! She did nothing for Will Trent's character, whom I adore. She made Faith's 20 year old son sound like a total imbecile with the low, slow, dopey sounding voice. Listening to her narrate the Mexican characters actually made me cringe.
    I am a huge Michael Kramer fan. He narrated Triptych and I think he should narrate all of Karin Slaughter's books, as he really captures the mood and characters perfectly.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Sorry, Karin! There were none.


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    John NORMAN, OK, United States 03-29-14
    John NORMAN, OK, United States 03-29-14
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    "Great piece"

    Very interesting sorry, even though the end was predictable about 3/4 through. The fact is that the characters were so interesting that seeing the ending coming did not lessen the enjoyment of watching the story resolve. I look forward to reading more of Slaughter's work.

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    DK 03-19-14
    DK 03-19-14 Member Since 2013

    No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!

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    "Enjoyable But Really Detailed & 'Busy'"
    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    This was supposed to have taken place in a 48 hour period - there was A LOT (almost too much) going on. It seemed the author took every idea and tried to write it into this book instead of choosing a couple themes and sticking to them.

    It was easy to get lost in the weeds but it was not so distracting as to put me off.


    What about Shannon Cochran’s performance did you like?

    It was good. The characters were distinguished and recognizable. It made it easier to keep engaged.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, it was a typical police drama. While it is a part of a series I did not know that when I purchased it. It is a book that does not require the previous books to make sense.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was interesting and a stand alone read. However, it did not pique my interest enough to pursue the series. Not 'creditworthy' but I purchased it during a sale for $5-6 and felt I got my monies worth.

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    Donna Dyersburg, TN, United States 03-03-14
    Donna Dyersburg, TN, United States 03-03-14
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    "Loved the book but narration not so much"

    There were many twists and turns with this book. Good story line but again, you need to begin the series from the beginning if possible.

    The narrator sounded like Martha Stewart. I guess if you can get past that she is ok but I just could not. I will stay away from Shannon Cockran's narration in the future.

    Very good book and classic Karin Slaughter

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    wolfspyder Makato MN USA 02-14-14
    wolfspyder Makato MN USA 02-14-14 Member Since 2017

    Reverend Francis X "Fox" Carmody of Veritasia Ministries, (507-344-0981 If you like what you see check out my Youtube channel!

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    "Too Violent Even for a Police Procedural!"
    What would have made Fallen better?

    The characters seemed cardboard and the "action" too violent, even for a police procedural. The listener was kept inside the mind of someone who was not only being tortured in graphic detail, but tortured *senselesssly* . Even characters we were supposed to sympathize with were disrespectful, amoral, and treating each other like crap.
    One of the psychopaths in the book blamed his Catholic upbringing for his conduct, and I found the charge both unrealistic and insulting.


    Has Fallen turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not my usual fare...and this book made me see why.


    What three words best describe Shannon Cochran’s performance?

    Not worth listening.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I found myself confused by the turns from bad to worse. Frankly, the forces of evil got all the saving throws and the "good cards," and way too quickly. The character hooks felt just as "wrong" as the rest of the book, and *nothing* was emphasized *except* violence and confusion


    Any additional comments?

    Rated R for excessive violence and denigration of family boundaries by *both* the "good" AND the "evil" characters.

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    Amazon Customer 01-29-14 Member Since 2013

    I like good books

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    "Okay not bad"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The narrator could have been better


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The ending was good


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes it did


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

    Maybe I would


    Any additional comments?

    No dont have any

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    Vickie Oakley andalusia, al 01-23-14
    Vickie Oakley andalusia, al 01-23-14 Member Since 2011

    book keeper

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    "The first and it was GREAT!"

    This was the first story by Karin Slaughter that I have read/listened to. I listen and read.......so enjoy the ability to do this! This story compelled me to purchase other books by this author and I have enjoyed reading/listening to them.

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