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Shattered Audiobook

Shattered

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Publisher's Summary

The past is never over. It just gets dusty.

Lisa Grant was a rising star in a prestigious law firm in Lexington, Kentucky, when the firm went bankrupt and she lost her job. With an ailing mother to care for, she takes the first job she can find: research assistant to District Attorney Scott Buchanan. Scott is as disagreeable as he is sexy, and Lisa suspects the only reason she got the job was Scott’s fond feelings for her mother, who treated him well when he was just a farmhand on the Grants’ large horse farm while Lisa was growing up.

After she misses an important court date, Lisa doesn’t get any special treatment from Scott. As punishment, he sends her to organize cold-case files in the basement of the courthouse. What Lisa expects to be a mind-numbingly boring task turns into anything but when a missing-persons case draws her attention. The details of the case are engrossing: an entire family — father, mother, and two children — disappeared without a trace more than 28 years ago. Except that’s not all: the mother in a photo Lisa finds could be her own twin.

Before Lisa can learn more, a series of catastrophes strikes close to home, and she realizes that finding the photo has put her in terrible danger. Determined to uncover the truth, she confides in Scott, and their relationship develops into something beyond that of employer and employee. Together they unravel a terrifying web of criminal connections that could shatter what Lisa knows of her past. And it’s clear someone will go to shocking lengths to make sure certain secrets stay hidden.

©2010 Karen Robards (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Robards proves once again to be a master of romantic suspense, creating likable characters and an intriguing, well-paced, and nail- biting plot." (Booklist)

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    Amazon Customer 02-24-16
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    "Wordy"
    What would have made Shattered better?

    Too wordy, unnecessarily long descriptions.....and too many of them.


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

    No...mystery was good... but "romance/sex" was unnecessary.


    Did Susan Ericksen do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    "let's get on with the mystery part"


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    Karen 12-06-15
    Karen 12-06-15 Member Since 2011

    Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.

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    ""Susan Was A Bit Tired""
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    if you are a long time fan of author, and I am, then you will appreciate another one of her good books.


    What other book might you compare Shattered to and why?

    Karen's, One Summer and Paradise County are in par with this story. This book and the afore mentioned are romances with a mystery. Good entertainment


    Did Susan Ericksen do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Ms Susan is an excellent reader, see her J.D.Robb series, excellent. Her Irish accent is yummy. However, she did not do her full range of voices in this one. A disappointment as she did not deepen her male voices in this one as she has in other books. She may have had so many recordings when she did this book, that she may not have had it in her to do all her deeper male voice ranges. Her young voices are great in this one so that wasn't a disappointment. She just didn't deliver on our hero Scott.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When all the truth comes out...get a hankie


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    Debbie 09-13-15
    Debbie 09-13-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Amazing"

    An awesome book. Can't stop once you start. Twist I didn't see coming as the ending.

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    Marie 08-19-15
    Marie 08-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "expected better, but still a nice "

    the ending should have been better. the book was open with young marissa, so you feel instantly connected to her. it was a bit disappointing at the end to not know much about her..don't want say much..but yeah. too much time spent on lisa's dynamic with her family and personal life, not much time on the actual mystery suspense of the book. overall though it was nice and I couldn't figure out the mystery so it kept me interested. the narrator was great!

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    Terry 07-14-15
    Terry 07-14-15 Member Since 2017
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    "predictable"

    I struggled to finish this book, it was a very predictable storyand many parts way too descriptive. The sex scenes went on too long and the narrator made them sound more like a play by play game than an intimate moment. I found the narrator very hard to listen to and didn't think she portrayed the characters very real.

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    Susan 07-10-15
    Susan 07-10-15 Member Since 2017

    Sue

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    "Really enjoyed the story and the narrator"

    The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars is that I found the 'mystery' predictable. However, I would happily listen to it again and I'm looking forward to other books by Karen Robards. I always enjoy Susan Erickson's narration.

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    Valerie Orlowski AMSTERDAM, NY USA 06-26-15
    Valerie Orlowski AMSTERDAM, NY USA 06-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Mystery and Romance"

    This story kept us riveted as it took its twists and turns. We were constantly trying to guess the roles each character played in the mystery and the author proved us wrong every time.

    Great story, nicely performed. Highly recommended by husband and wife listening team.

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    James J. Kovalcin New Jersey 06-13-15
    James J. Kovalcin New Jersey 06-13-15 Member Since 2006

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    "Good, but could be better!"

    Sometimes the story seems to drag a little! I liked the narration but I found the sex scenes too long - I am sure that is just me. I prefer the mystery to be a bit more unpredictable.

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    Amazon Customer new jersey 06-12-15
    Amazon Customer new jersey 06-12-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Shattered to be better than the print version?

    I loved the Narrator, she gave life to all the characters, you knew who they were and felt for them all, super job


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the constant tension between Scott & Lisa that came to a......(well you will have to read it to find out) and then all the twists and turns with the case that she gets involved in, really great drama and suspense.


    Which character – as performed by Susan Ericksen – was your favorite?

    Hard to choose but I loved Martha, felt sorry for her, and she played her well too, and then there was Lise and Scott, and I could go on... lol.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES absolutely!


    Any additional comments?

    I just LOVED this book, it had twists and turns and romance and an ending you wouldn't expect, it was fascinating, and Susan Ericksen, the narrator, did a wonderful job with all the voices, I couldn't stop listening to this book, can't wait to read some more from both the author and the narrator as this was my first taste of both!. Kudos!!!!

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    Arianna 06-05-15
    Arianna 06-05-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Good mystery pot, boring romance"
    What did you like best about Shattered? What did you like least?

    I liked the mystery part of the plot, I was bored by the romance and long-winded writing. That said, I don't typically read or listen to romance novels. Also, Lisa, the main character, is a little too vulnerable for my liking.


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

    Learning the truth in the end. The least interesting was the teenage-esque romance and the frequent parts about transportation. I've never read a book where there was this much concern about who was going to drive which car and when. Too trivial.


    What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

    It was good. Her voice was pleasant and it was easy to distinguish between characters. I think her rendition of "Lisa" sounded a bit too mature though.


    Do you think Shattered needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Definitely not. Leaves no loose ends.


    Any additional comments?

    I was pretty bored with the book at many parts. It drags and the vocabulary is contrived. However, the mystery was interesting and I'm glad I stuck it through until the end because it proved to be an interesting surprise.

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