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The Burying Place Audiobook

The Burying Place

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Publisher's Summary

Lieutenant Jonathan Stride is quietly recovering from injuries sustained on his latest case when a rich doctor's baby is kidnapped and his peace is shattered. As suspicion builds that the doctor may have staged the baby’s disappearance, the relationship between the doctor and his wife and neighbors begins to disintegrate. Stride and his lover, Serena, a former Las Vegas detective, find themselves on opposite sides of the case, with Stride pursuing evidence that incriminates the doctor and Serena trying to prove that the baby really was abducted.

Meanwhile, Stride’s partner, Maggie, and a headstrong young cop are tracking a man responsible for a violent crime wave in the rural areas of Duluth. There seems to be no connection between the cases—until a victim with ties to the doctor’s case turns up murdered in the signature style of the Duluth killer.

Brian Freeman is an international best-selling author of psychological suspense novels, including Immoral and Stripped.

©2010 Brian Freeman (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“Intriguing….An appropriately creepy atmosphere and well-rounded, flawed characters.” (Publishers Weekly)

“Crisp dialogue, steady suspense, and a cast of original characters drive this fifth entry in Macavity Award–winner Freeman’s excellent series.” (Booklist)

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    elizabeth a widenmeyer 07-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Ok"

    Just ok! If you can get past the Cheech and Chong accents everyone has it's just ok

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    Debbie 07-11-17
    Debbie 07-11-17 Member Since 2016
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    "interesting"

    good,kept me on my toes,loved the book, i would recommend this book to others, yes

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    Amazon Customer 12-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book!"

    I really enjoy all of Brian Freeman's books. he is a talented author, he can paint a picture in you mind with his words. Joe Barrett is a talented narrator, he has a phenomenal voice and he brings the characters to life.

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    Cartec Charlotte, North Carolina 10-11-16
    Cartec Charlotte, North Carolina 10-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Nothing was predictable"

    I enjoyed the investigation, the characters and the plot. The author succeeded in getting me invested in the welfare of the characters and his development of them and was well crafted. I was never sure who or what their motives were until the last few chapters. The misdirection was masterful and the surprise twist were never revealed until the last moment and then you were wondering 'what happened'. As will all of Mr. Freeman's books this one is well worth the time. I recommend this book.
    Mr. Barrett did a fine job with the narration. We listen to his voice but he was never obvious or intrusive upon the story. We could get involved in the story and forget that it was being read to us. A superb job.

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    H. Lewis San Clemente, CA 08-07-16
    H. Lewis San Clemente, CA 08-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Addicting!"

    Brian Freeman novels may be a guilty pleasure, but I'm a fan. I can clean the whole house or drive for miles and get so enthralled into his story. The characters are flawed, some parts are a little cheesy, but I admit it. I'm hooked! I like that it's not too gruesome and gory but still has a little edge.

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    Ian 01-22-16
    Ian 01-22-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Horrible"

    Oh my Lord...the narrator of this book cannot do realistic female voices..horrible! I struggled to get through. I think this could have been a different book if I had read it myself. Too bad because the storyline wasn't too bad.

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    Colette M. Cummings St. Louis, MO USA 03-29-15
    Colette M. Cummings St. Louis, MO USA 03-29-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Great suspence!"

    I really enjoyed this book and can't wait for stride's next adventure. I liked all of the twists and turns. I am rooting for Stride and Serina to get back together in the next book.

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    Doc Grandma 03-01-14
    Doc Grandma 03-01-14
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    "Interesting plot, narrator could have been better"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I enjoyed the book, but thought the characters could have been more developed. It piqued my interest enough I looked forward to hearing the next chapter.


    Would you recommend The Burying Place to your friends? Why or why not?

    No, not really the genre for people I know with Audible


    What three words best describe Joe Barrett’s voice?

    Did well with men and basic narration. All the women were whiny, and the accents horrible. I cringed whenever he did Migdalia's voice. Would have been way better to just read the words and not try to change the voices. The Minnesota accent was terrible. Just read it!!


    Could you see The Burying Place being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No


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    John R. Holmes, Jr. Anacortes, Washington 01-15-14
    John R. Holmes, Jr. Anacortes, Washington 01-15-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Contrived Suspense"
    Any additional comments?

    I didn't realize that this is more of a Horror book than a Mystery. Horror tends to have looser rules for what constitutes suspense. For example, every time the rookie cop got in a scrape, she dropped her gun, her phone, her flashlight, her knife, and virtually everything else she touched.

    Then there's the detective who dropped a drinking glass, fell on it, and got cuts all over his body. I don't think you'd get that many cuts if you fell in a cement mixer full of broken glass.

    In summary, there's a lot going on in this book, but most of the tension turns on stupidity and clumsiness. It didn't work for me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Solbakken New Mexico, USA 12-19-13
    Solbakken New Mexico, USA 12-19-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Not Credible - Disgusting Details"
    What was most disappointing about Brian Freeman’s story?

    The beginning was just not believable, and then it moved to a garroting which was disgusting. A policewoman getting lost and forgetting her cellphone is not credible.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Mechanically narrated.


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

    Disgust.


    Any additional comments?

    I would not recommend this to anyone.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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