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Guilty Minds Audiobook

Guilty Minds

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Joseph Finder delivers an exhilarating and timely thriller exploring how even the most powerful among us can be brought down by scandal and how the lies we tell one another - and ourselves - can never truly stay buried.

The chief justice of the Supreme Court is about to be defamed by a powerful gossip website called Slander Sheet, which specializes in dirt on celebs and politicians. Their top reporter has written an exposé claiming that the chief justice had liaisons with an escort, a young woman willing to appear on video and tell the world her salacious yet convincing tale. But the chief justice is not without formidable allies, and his greatest supporter is determined to stop the story in its tracks.

Nick Heller is a private spy - a private intelligence operative based in Boston, hired by lawyers, politicians, and even foreign governments. Known as both a maverick and a dedicated, high-powered investigator, he's called to Washington, DC, to help out in this delicate, potentially explosive situation.

Nick has just 48 hours to prove the story about the chief justice is baseless. But when the call girl is found murdered, the case takes an unexpected and dangerous turn, and Nick resolves to find the true mastermind behind the Slander Sheet story before anyone else falls victim to the maelstrom of political scandal and ruined reputations predicated upon one carefully concealed secret.

©2016 Joseph Finder (P)2016 Penguin Audio

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    FRITZ STOOP Moraga, CA USA 07-24-16
    FRITZ STOOP Moraga, CA USA 07-24-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Beyond stupid!"
    What disappointed you about Guilty Minds?

    Plausibility is one thing, gratuitous fiction is a crime.
    It is difficult to write a novel. Writing one of substance is quite another.
    This thing is a waste of time, unless you think cartoons are literature.
    Add the nasal, teenage quality of the narration, and you are up to your knees in the morass of a mistake.


    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Patrick 07-25-16
    Patrick 07-25-16 Member Since 2017
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    "An Unmemorable Page Turner"

    Another fun page turner by Finder. This book is a typical thriller with shallow, unmemorable, and unbelievable characters. The action scenes are fun to read but suffer from unrealistic logistical problems (UPS trucks available from nowhere, magical escapes, cops that let you leave multiple violent scenes without asking obvious questions...why is there a dead woman in your tub? What was your role in her kidnapping? Why didn't you call the police? How'd you get the dynamite?, Why is your partner on the no fly list?, and on, and on, etc). I always read Joseph Finder books because they are a fun escape, but they are usually not memorable. I don't expect to learn anything new or experience any new angles of human experience

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 09-04-16
    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 09-04-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Predictable.... Yet predictably good!"

    Of course I guessed whodunnit before anything really got done. But this is an action/adventure movie script, right? Who cares when you're vacation-ship puts into port as long as the voyage was terrific? Okay, Finder gets breathlessly detailed during crisis moments, but again.... who cares? Slam your iPod into double speed and get a real jolt of action.

    I liked the first adventure (warning, there are distinctly two linked together here) the best. Liked the internet play and REEEELY high political stakes. Still the second story worked up a good James Bondian villain with unabashed evil gushing all over my ears.I'll order the next Nick Heller adventure soon as it's mic'd onto digital strata. Also liked Holter Graham BTW - he squeezes all the juice out of the entire ensemble.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Jacklyne Munyua 07-23-16 Member Since 2012
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    "good story overall"

    loved it, narrator was interesting to listen to. looking forward to the next Nick Hellen book

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Alicia 08-27-16
    Alicia 08-27-16
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    "Not a good read."

    This book was boring. The narrator is awful. Could be that a different narrator would make the book more interesting, but that is questionable. It would help, but not enough

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 08-16-16
    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 08-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "3 ½ stars. Kept my interest."

    I want to smile because of something unexpected or being surprised, and the book didn’t have that. It was more like a complicated many-layered mystery. We slowly learn things throughout the book. There is a happy ending for the good guys. There are a few beat-em-up scenes.

    This is a private investigator Nick solving a mystery. It’s told in first person point of view. I prefer third person.

    This is book 3 in the Nick Heller series. I preferred books 1 and 2 (Vanished and Buried Secrets).

    AUDIOBOOK NARRATOR:
    Holter Graham narrated all three audiobooks. I had problems with some of his character voices in the first two books. But this was much better. He didn’t do those weird things. So my only remaining problem is that he sounds like a college kid, not a 30 or 40 year old former military tough guy. I don’t think he’s the best choice to narrate Nick Heller - especially since the story is told in Nick’s first person point of view.


    Narrative mode: 1st person Nick.
    Genre: PI mystery suspense.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ruth Bain 08-02-16
    Ruth Bain 08-02-16
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    "Page turner for sure"

    Definetely a page turner, but nothing very original. Great narration kept the story and characters interesting. The finale, though, was a major disappointment. It felt contrived and unrealistic. Oh, wait, this is a thriller.....how could i have expected a credible resolution ?!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    twiggray COLUMBIA, SC, US 08-10-17
    twiggray COLUMBIA, SC, US 08-10-17 Member Since 2002
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    "Great read, great characters"

    I just finished my third Nick Heller series book. this is a wonderful writer and a great story I can't wait for book 4 Joseph Finder is a great find!

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    Brian Niagara Falls, NY 06-08-17
    Brian Niagara Falls, NY 06-08-17 Member Since 2015
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    "A tight thriller with no room for error"

    I've been a Joseph Finder fan for quite some time and every time I finish of his books I think "how come I haven't read more of them?" He's an amazing author who can really weave a great story from beginning to end.

    Guilty Minds is no different -- I was hooked from the beginning and it kept me on the edge of my seat throughout.

    The story takes place in and around the DC area where the chief justice of the Supreme Court is about to have a defamatory article come out about him that is believed to be completely untrue. So they hire Nick Heller to come in and try and disprove the entire story in under 48 hours. What follows is one of the tightest private eye/thrillers I've read in quite some time.

    I honestly bought this book for two reasons -- I really enjoyed other Finder books and I absolutely LOVE the cover on this. It's just perfect -- and after reading the book, it really is perfect.

    Guilty Minds was a fast-paced thriller that I enjoyed from beginning to end. The story itself was incredibly believable and felt like it was ripped from the headlines. Every single character that Heller comes across or that the book introduces felt real. I felt like these were real people that you would encounter. When you can make a reader feel like they're being transported to another world or if they feel like they have actually met characters they're reading about, you are doing something right. Finder is definitely doing something right.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    rebecca United States 05-22-17
    rebecca United States 05-22-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Nick Heller"

    This audio is Great listening It Keeps you guessing to the end I would recommend

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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