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Suspect Audiobook

Suspect

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Publisher's Summary

Acclaimed author Michael Robotham conquered international best-seller lists with this electrifying thriller.

After a woman is brutally slain, investigators bring psychiatrist Joe O'Loughlin in for expert consultation. Joe is shocked to discover the dead woman is a former patient of his who cried rape when he rebuffed her sexual advances. Citing doctor/patient confidentiality, Joe hides this information. But the truth emerges, and suddenly he is the prime suspect.

© Michael Robotham; (P)2007 Recorded Books

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    Amazon Customer East Hartford, CT, United States 04-10-13
    Amazon Customer East Hartford, CT, United States 04-10-13 Member Since 2012

    I don't know about you, but why are there so so so many 5 star reviews. I LOVE books, but so few are 5 star.

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    "fair"

    This was actually a good story, but I had serious issues with stupidity Joe displayed at certain points. It was beyond credulity, I almost stopped listening at two points, but ended up sticking it out and did enjoy the book overall. All I could think of was the woman in a slasher film limping along in high heels, he was that stupid and it almost ruined it for me.

    I may try another by the same author, but it won't be anytime soon. The publisher's summary was an accurate description of the plot.

    13 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Annie 05-16-14
    Annie 05-16-14
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    "I'm loving Robotham!"
    Would you listen to Suspect again? Why?

    Absolutely! I love his writing style, the narrator and just plain great story. My first was Say You're sorry. It was so good I went to #1 to start from the beginning. I find myself listening at every opportunity and then so disappointed when it's over. Books are the same as movies for me, if I like it I can do it over again and enjoy it just as much as the first time.


    What other book might you compare Suspect to and why?

    A couple of Robert Goddard's books are this good.


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

    Because I'm not a great reader, the narrator brings books to life. A really good narrator makes a read feel like a movie. Prebble does a great job of it.


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

    No laughing or crying, just can't put it down.


    Any additional comments?

    It's just so enjoyable to find a series you like as much this one.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    K. Wing Redlands, CA United States 05-12-14
    K. Wing Redlands, CA United States 05-12-14

    I listen to audiobooks when I drive and when I hike.

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    "Started slow, but worth sticking with"

    I almost gave up on this book about an hour into it, but then I gave it another try and really enjoyed the story. A good book overall.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    KATHERINE KINGWOOD, TEXAS 04-16-13
    KATHERINE KINGWOOD, TEXAS 04-16-13 Member Since 2015

    Tell us about yourself! An Audible member since 2006 and a voracious reader always.

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    "WOW!!....knocked my socks off in suspense..."
    What made the experience of listening to Suspect the most enjoyable?

    The brilliant pairing of Simon Prebble and Michael Robotham, made this a listening pleasure.
    So happy to have discovered Michael Robotham and immediately downloaded his other books narrated by Simon and Sean Barrett. I'm in 'mystery' Nivana...thanks, Audible!


    What about Simon Prebble’s performance did you like?

    BRILLIANT....He makes a book come alive...I could never get tired of his narrations.


    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Fawn Greeley CO, United States 04-03-12
    Fawn Greeley CO, United States 04-03-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Solid and Intriguing"
    If you could sum up Suspect in three words, what would they be?

    Psychological, Smart, Consistent


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Not necessarily a thrill-ride, but smart and intriguing. I found myself invested in the characters and the outcome.


    Which character – as performed by Simon Prebble – was your favorite?

    I like little Charly. I read book 4 first and know about this family and characters already, so seeing her as a little girl was fun.


    Any additional comments?

    I read a later book first and find that the Parkinson's and cutting are a continued theme. Not bad, just an observation. I like the narrators accent and style. I also like the quick explanations of psychology experiments or principles throughout. I am a Psych major and appreciate the effort. Great characters and narration. I intend to listen to the whole series.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    JRM 09-27-12
    JRM 09-27-12 Member Since 2012

    Who needs the mall?

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    "Excellent"
    What made the experience of listening to Suspect the most enjoyable?

    I was able to enjoy the story while performing a multitude of tasks. Occasionally, I nodded off listening to Simon's calm and relaxing voice.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Michael Robotham? Why or why not?

    Absolutely. He writes a very good mystery with interesting characters and a quick pace.


    Have you listened to any of Simon Prebble’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not, but I love the sound of his voice.


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

    That would have been wonderful, if I had the time.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't make the same mistake I did! Read the books in proper succession!

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Johanna Hecht Sokolov 06-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Unbelievable and unbelievably annoying"
    Would you try another book from Michael Robotham and/or Simon Prebble?

    Not if they are like this one.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    ?


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Simon Prebble?

    ?


    What character would you cut from Suspect?

    The narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    This book reminded me of one of those cliched Romance novels where the heroine keeps doing things we (and she) know she shouldn't. Except, dear reader, here it wasn't a naive young woman getting herself in trouble, it was a grown and knowledgeable male psychologist!!! Excusing his actions with a walloping portion of self-pity. Plus an absurd coincidence that sets off the action (I kept thinking we would find out there was actually a reason he was brought into the loaded situation, but no motive, just random fate.) And the unprovoked malice of the police also struck me as unlikely. I was repeatedly tempted to abandon ship, but I read on to see what could explain the relentlessness of Dr. O'Loughlin's bad luck and even worse choices. What a stinker.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Janet 04-05-16
    Janet 04-05-16
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    "Tediously slow"

    We have listened to Suspect and Lost by this author. His style is frustratingly detailed and very slow in developing the depth of the story line. Finally the last 20% of the story become riveting and worth the wait. Doubt that I will seek out this series again

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lee 12-26-15
    Lee 12-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Slow, Boring!"

    This was hard to listen to. Too slow, like pulling teeth. The last 3 chapters were interesting, but not worth enduring the long slow build- up.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tom 03-28-15
    Tom 03-28-15
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    "subtitle: a very stupid suspect"

    A very good story, wonderfully narrated. But, this is one of those books where the protagonist, an intelligent, well grounded, and educated person, does some dumb things (and one really dumb thing). Mysteries often have characters you otherwise like doing dumb things. Otherwise, there might not be must of a mystery. Characters, thus, must do some dumb things to get themselves in a mess. Then, they and others can help the dig themselves out of the hole.

    In this book, the actions taken by the protagonist can, I suppose, be justified by an impulse to panic that overrides the rational mind. If you can accept this proposition, then you will enjoy the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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