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The 9th Girl Audiobook

The 9th Girl

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"Kovac had seen more dead bodies than he could count: men, women, children; victims of shootings, stabbings, strangulations, beatings; fresh corpses and bodies that had been left for days in the trunks of cars in the dead of summer. But he had never seen anything quite like this...."

On a frigid New Year’s Eve in Minneapolis, a young woman’s brutalized body falls from the trunk of a car into the path of oncoming traffic. Questions as to whether she was alive or dead when she hit the icy pavement result in her macabre nickname, Zombie Doe. Unidentified and unidentifiable, she is the ninth nameless female victim of the year, and homicide detectives Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska are charged with the task of not only finding out who Zombie Doe is but who in her life hated her enough to destroy her. Was it personal? Or could it just have been a crime of opportunity? Their greatest fear is that not only is she their ninth Jane Doe of the year but that she may be the ninth victim of a vicious, transient serial killer they have come to call Doc Holiday. Crisscrossing America’s heartland, Doc Holiday chooses his victims at random, snatching them in one city and leaving them in another, always on a holiday. If Zombie Doe is one of his victims, he has brought his gruesome game to a new and more terrifying level. But as Kovac and Liska begin to uncover the truth, they will find that the monsters in their ninth girl’s life may have lived closer to home. And even as another young woman disappears, they have to ask the question: Which is the greater evil - the devil you know or the devil you don’t?

©2013 Tami Hoag (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Charles D Creamer 07-14-17 Member Since 2011
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    "I loved the reader and the story both. This is my"

    I loved the reader and the story both.
    great read.
    I will read this author again
    thank you

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    Gioia 03-12-17
    Gioia 03-12-17

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    "Riveting."

    I've loved all the books Tami Hoag has written. Really good narration, also. Listen when you get a chance. Colacci was able to change his voice so that you were always aware of which character was speaking. I've learned not all can accomplish that.

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    George Eckhardt 03-01-17 Member Since 2006
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    "Well written, excellent performance."

    At times the high school clique drama got to be annoying. Story was a little short on suspense. The performance was flawless.

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    iowavulcan 02-12-17
    iowavulcan 02-12-17 Member Since 2015
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    "kept me wishing the drive home was longer"

    loved it. great story telling. i was right there with them the whole time. would recommend to anyone

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    Kindle Customer 10-31-16 Member Since 2014

    Resides in Elkton, M.D. (but my heart belongs in Upstate, N.Y.)

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    "The 9th Girl"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely, I was constantly on the edge of my seat from the first page. It just went on from there.and never stopped.I hated to see this book end!


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

    Yes, definitely, right from the beginning. The twists and turns never ended.


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

    The way he differentiates the characters voices. You can actually forget that a man is narrating Kovak, then Liska etc..


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

    Tense, never knowing what was going to happen next.


    Any additional comments?

    Excellent read, do yourself a favor, if you like Gore/ psychological thrillers, this is the book for you

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    Georgina Atizapan de Zaragoza, Mexico 10-16-16
    Georgina Atizapan de Zaragoza, Mexico 10-16-16 Member Since 2017

    Say something about yourself!

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    "I really liked it"

    I do not know why some people could not believe that bullying exist and this type of bullying. I really understood the cop who was a mother. I am a chemist and a mother and I jusr felt like her. Like the book really.

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    Kindle Customer 09-20-16

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    "Awesome Book"

    Extremely well written. Works well as a standalone, although it is the fourth in a series. Narration excellent. Satisfactory ending. Can't get any better.

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    Heather Ballarat, Australia 07-07-16
    Heather Ballarat, Australia 07-07-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Great read"

    Another good one from Tami. Entertaining and engaging from start to finish. Love this narrator.

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    Dinosaur Mommy Connecticut 06-13-16
    Dinosaur Mommy Connecticut 06-13-16 Member Since 2016

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    "DIDN'T SEE THIS COMING!!!!"

    HOLY F&CK DIDN'T SEE THIS COMING.

    So sickening and sad...evil comes in all forms. Sometimes they are that crazy guy, sometimes they are the great looking guy that you would never think would do anything mean, or the mom that that has the bad-seed daughter.

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    ArtepG Australia 05-28-16
    ArtepG Australia 05-28-16 Member Since 2012
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    I couldn't get into this book and had trouble enjoying the narration - ended up abandoning the book a third of the way.

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    7/14/17
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    "Great story!"

    Great story. I thought I knew who did it and boy was I wrong. The twist at the end left me with my mouth hanging.

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  • Paul D
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    "Reliable gritty US detective series"

    Great characters working homicide. No frills grit with believable characters and interesting plots. Not my favorite Hoag but still better than most genre fiction.
    Wonderful reading

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  • N. Daglish
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    "Fab book with a great twist"

    I love the authors writing style and I'm thoroughly hooked. Love it, great work thanks

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  • MISS
    OXFORD, United Kingdom
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    "Excellent all round!"
    What did you like most about The 9th Girl?

    Thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of this - great story that is faced paced from the off, lots of twists and turns, a good solid plot and characters that are believable and enjoyable.


    What does David Colacci bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Great narrator, good non-irritating voice and a good performance of different characters.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Would recommend this book to anyone that likes crime novels.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mollyeyre
    Leicestershire UK
    7/28/13
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    "OK ish!"

    The story was ok, but it seemed to be all about unruly teenagers and their intolerable behaviour. Maybe American youngsters behave this badly - but I found it boring and unacceptable. I found the whole thing tedious in parts, but I did manage to get to the end of it. Not my cup of tea at all!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Saffy
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    "Gripping crime"

    My first introduction to Tami Hoag was 'the 1st Victim' an interlinked short story that is set shortly before this book begins. I thought that was excellent and wondered if Tami Hoag could keep up such excellent characterisation and plotlines for a full length novel. Well she can! Having been disappointed by the most recent audiobooks of my old favourites Karin Slaughter, Tess Gerritsen and Harlan Coben it has been great to discover another American crime writer to keep me listening! I loved the characters of Kovac and Liska and found myself completely immersed in their world and in a Minneapolis winter.

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  • sarahmoose2000
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    "Run of the mill thriller"

    A young girl's body is thrown from a car boot on New Year's Eve, the police are finding it hard to trace her identity, so she earns the nickname Zombie Doe, due to the acid burning she suffered.

    The police officer in charge is struggling with home versus work life, feeling she is letting her kids down. Her eldest has problems of his own with bullying at school. Could Zombie Doe be one of the bullied kids?

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Colette
    Gorebridge, United Kingdom
    6/21/13
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    "Not as good as I expected"

    This was a slow starter for me and I very nearly gave up within half an hour. The narrator's voice just irritated me, it was so slow and tortuous, and I just couldn't enjoy the story. Then I tried speeding it up to 1.5 and it improved a lot! I was able to set the narrator to one side and enjoy the story.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • harrivin
    london, United Kingdom
    7/30/13
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    "one of hoag's best"

    This is definitely one of Hoag's best! The characters are rich, the plot develops like a finely tuned roller-coaster, and the end is super. It catches the reader in the beginning and doesn't let go until the last page.Detective parters Liska and Kovac are well-paired. Liska is believable and real as an experienced homicide cop who is also the mother of two teenage sons. She has mothering skills we can all identify with, and Kovac works so well with her, we love them together. Loved the investigation, the plot, and how Hoag wrapped it all up.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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