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Seeing Evil Audiobook

Seeing Evil

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Publisher's Summary

Fate in plain sight.

Major Crimes Detective Samantha Reilly prefers to work alone - she's seen as a maverick, and she still struggles privately with the death of her partner. The only person who ever sees her softer side is Michael Turcotte, a teenager she's known since she rescued him 11 years ago from the aftermath of his parents' murder-suicide.

In foster care since his parents' death, Michael is a loner who tries to fly under the bullies' radar, but a violent assault triggers a disturbing ability to view people's dark futures. No one believes his first vision means anything, though - not even Sam Reilly. When reality mimics his prediction, however, Sam isn't the only one to take notice. A strange girl named Tessa Masterson asks Michael about her future, and what he sees sends him back to Sam - is Tessa victim or perpetrator?

©2015 Jason Parent (P)2016 Red Adept Publishing, LLC

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    Kindle Customer Asheville, North Carolina 05-22-16
    Kindle Customer Asheville, North Carolina 05-22-16 Member Since 2008

    Thank God for books of all kinds and ears to hear

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    "Good but graphic!"

    This was a very professional sounding audiobook and I mean that in a good way. It went much further into graphic and gross details than I am comfortable with, though. The set up was very interesting with the paranormal element being believable (at least for me) and I am always a fan of mysteries that don't have romance as the glue. It was predictable but perhaps it should have been since it's about a clairvoyant kid.
    I am pretty sure I would listen to another by this author and it would not be quite so jarring since I could be more prepared for the gore. It definitely held my interest and I eagerly went back to it even though I was grossed out and more than a little disturbed by some of the visions.
    The narrator was spot on. Perfect. She really gave the novel a professional sound.
    I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    trixie 05-17-16
    trixie 05-17-16
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    "Seeing evil"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of Seeing Evil?

    This novel is a mystery with a psychic twist that had me interested. It may even be considered as part of the horror genre. Monsters come in all shapes and sizes and the human kind are the worst. Seeing Evil has its share of evil of the two legged kind.Very good story<br/>I received a free copy by Audiobook Boom


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Barks Book Nonsense USA 11-10-16

    All reviews are based purely on whim, fancy and my mood. They are 100% my honest and personal opinion. Hey, you get what you pay for!

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    "Great teen characters, meh narration"

    Seeing Evil is a book about the evil human beings inflict on one another. It’s more thriller than horror but has a few disturbing scenes that fall more into the horror realm.

    Michael was tragically orphaned as a young boy. Now he’s a teen living with foster parents and dealing with the typical cruelties and horrors of high school. He’s quiet, keeps his head down and minds his own business but one day he finds himself the target of one of the biggest bullies in the school. This scene is horrifying and too well written, if you ask me. I felt like I was in that bathroom stall with unfortunate Michael and, eww, I did not want to be there! Later Michael has a dark and dire vision that eventually comes true. He confides in his police detective friend, Samantha, and she later uses this information to guide her in an investigation.

    And this is where I had a problem. The writing is good and the teen characters are amazingly well drawn. You really feel for them. But I would be lying if I didn’t admit that Samantha using Michael, pretty much without his ok, to help her catch a killer bothered the hell out of me. This poor kid had already lived through hell and here she was forcing him to see things he should never have to see. Once? Okay, I get it. But again and again, after he tells her he doesn’t want to do it? Well, that is completely awful no matter her motives.

    I listened to this book as an unabridged audio but I’d suggest you read it as a paperback. I felt the female narrator gave a flat performance and didn’t do justice to the material and it took me way too long to warm up to her voice.

    Those two things aside, the book was a creepy and disturbing read with characters you will care about. The story gets a four, the narration a three so I guess I’m ending with a 3 ½..

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    J. M. Guillemette Martinsville, IL USA 11-09-16
    J. M. Guillemette Martinsville, IL USA 11-09-16 Member Since 2015

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    "This book could have been so much better"

    For the audiobook I would steer clear. The reader doesn't do a good job with articulation or annunciation. At time even the cadence of the reading was off. I think the book was done a complete disservice with this version of the audio. I think the book has promise and needs some reworking and additions. I felt like this was a great outline or first draft and hope that the author goes back and does another revision.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Chasina McGee Olympic Peninsula, WA 06-13-16
    Chasina McGee Olympic Peninsula, WA 06-13-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Totally exceeded my expectations!,"
    What made the experience of listening to Seeing Evil the most enjoyable?

    This audiobook was gifted to me in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.<br/><br/>


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I don't have a favorite... There was good character development, lots of growth and no confusion of character relationships.


    Which character – as performed by Emma Lysy – was your favorite?

    I believe I just answered this question?


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

    Can we believe what we see?


    Any additional comments?

    I really liked his book, it kept me interested, great plot development and the ending squeezed my heart:)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    stlblue1 05-31-16
    stlblue1 05-31-16 Member Since 2015

    dlk

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    "Good book"

    This book is really good. Imagine if you were forced to do terrible things by the one person that you're supposed to be able to trust: your father. Very good storyline, nice character development and a satisfying ending. I will look for more by this author. I received this book at no charge from audiobook boom in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dee LA 05-16-16
    Dee LA 05-16-16

    I download over 100 books a year. I don't even know how to go about my day without listening to a title. It's my happy place!

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    "Well done but very disturbing"
    Any additional comments?

    This book started with an unimaginable crime, segued into another, gave you a breather and then rinse and repeat. It was dark and gritty but well written and well narrated. It was a good listen but I'm glad it's over.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle 05-12-16
    Michelle 05-12-16
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    "Thriller, Thrill Ride!"
    What made the experience of listening to Seeing Evil the most enjoyable?

    The Serial Killer, the Psychic, the Abuse and Police Chase all in one! A Roller Coaster Ride in a book. Loved It! I wasn't sure how I felt about it at first but once I really got into it I was hooked! Learning each characters past while dealing with the present was perfectly written.


    What other book might you compare Seeing Evil to and why?

    Not sure which one... I know I've seen a few lifetime movies similar.


    Which character – as performed by Emma Lysy – was your favorite?

    I really enjoyed Tessa's character. A weak abused girl who finds her strength and stands up to her abuser and her own fear.


    Any additional comments?

    "This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Reg McKinney, TX 07-17-17
    Reg McKinney, TX 07-17-17 Member Since 2011

    Avid reader who is also a mommy. Audible saved my reading time!

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    "Good but Disturbing"

    So many of the characters in this novel could be real. And that is a disturbing thought because several of them do horrific things. The only really good person in the book is Michael who is confused by his newfound ability to see the terrible things people are going to do when he touches them but is still determined to try to stop them.

    Michael is somewhat of a loner and it seems his foster parents are good people so he hasn't come across anything really deadly since his parents killed each other when he was 3 years old. When a new friend decides that the bullies are going to die, he sees it and tries to get help but no one believes him. After the bully is dead his detective friend Sam does start to believe him and immediately betrays his trust.

    Michael is shocked by the things he's seeing but can't seem to stop it. Then a classmate comes to him for help and he sees her killing someone. What he doesn't know is why. He doesn't know if she is the criminal or the victim. But he must decide soon because there is a serial killer on the loose and Sam is the next target.

    I was invested in this story. I was rooting for Sam and Michael and even Tessa. There were very disconcerting aspects to this listen but it kept my interest and the writing was very good. I only wish Michael's fate was wrapped up a little better.

    I enjoyed the narration by Emma Lysy. This was the first time I have listened to something by her and thought she did an excellent job with both the narration and the voices. I always knew who was speaking. Her inflection and cadence were both spot on when she was narrating.

    I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom! in exchange for an honest review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 05-24-17

    darknessdreaming

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    "Decent supernatural thriller."
    Any additional comments?

    Despite a few story inconsistencies and requiring a bit more suspension of disbelief than other stuff I've read, I'd say overall it was an entertaining tale. It was easy enough to like the sympathetic hero and the villain's actions were more than sufficient to earn my scorn.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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