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The Scarecrow Audiobook

The Scarecrow

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Publisher's Summary

Forced out of the Los Angeles Times amid the latest budget cuts, newspaperman Jack McEvoy decides to go out with a bang, using his final days at the paper to write the definitive murder story of his career.

He focuses on Alonzo Winslow, a 16-year-old drug dealer in jail after confessing to a brutal murder. But as he delves into the story, Jack realizes that Winslow's so-called confession is bogus. The kid might actually be innocent.

Jack is soon running with his biggest story since The Poetmade his career years ago. He is tracking a killer who operates completely below police radar--and with perfect knowledge of any move against him. Including Jack's.

©2009 Michael Connelly; (P)2009 Hachette

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    itzKat El Paso, TX, United States 08-13-12
    itzKat El Paso, TX, United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2011
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    "This is a kick back and enjoy read."

    This was a good paced book, just enough turns and twists without having to think too much. Peter Giles, narrator, kept the pace even and easy to keep track of the characters. I liked this narrator better than the one used in The Poet.

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    The Storm Norman, OK 08-13-12
    The Storm Norman, OK 08-13-12 Member Since 2017
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    "A Nice Listen"

    It was an interesting read and it gets my Storm Seal of Approval.
    You will be happy with the choice.

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    DERALD 08-07-12
    DERALD 08-07-12
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    "Jack Mcevoy is silly , childish, hard to except"
    Would you try another book from Michael Connelly and/or Peter Giles?

    Yes


    Has The Scarecrow turned you off from other books in this genre?

    It is weaker than other Connelly novels I have enjoyed


    How could the performance have been better?

    not write it in 2 weeks


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Patrick Cibolo, TX 07-28-12
    Patrick Cibolo, TX 07-28-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Great read or listen"

    I didn't listen to this book for months after I had finished all the Bosch and Lincoln Lawyer series. I finally was out of books on my must read list (almost never happens) and was short on credits and had bought this and the poet a while back.

    They were both just as good as any of his other books. Don't wait or not read these because they are not part of the main story lines. They are both very good and give some great back story to some of the characters in the main series. Should read them if possible in the order they fall in the other series. If you read this one and have not read a few of the Bosch books, this will have a few spoilers.

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    Sally 07-04-12
    Sally 07-04-12
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    "Story was OK"
    What did you like best about The Scarecrow? What did you like least?

    I usually love Michael Connelly, but this is not my favorite. The reader tries too hard and distracts A lot!


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    Solange 06-13-12
    Solange 06-13-12
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    "All the news that fits..."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I thought it was complex enough to keep me listening, and nice, tight storyline, ditto for the listening effect.


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

    It rolled along nicely, wasn't predictible, but wouldn't say it kept me on the edge of my seat.


    Which character – as performed by Peter Giles – was your favorite?

    The main character.


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

    No, but then, this wasn't meant to be a tearjerker.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jane United States 06-09-12
    Jane United States 06-09-12 Member Since 2011
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    "More, please."

    I enjoyed this story. I have read all of Connelly's book and found this one just as enjoyable. More, please.

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    Amazon Customer Portland, OR 05-20-12
    Amazon Customer Portland, OR 05-20-12
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    "my first"

    Interesting story line ... enjoyed it very much as this is my first audio book

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    Kathryn Baxter, MN, United States 05-16-12
    Kathryn Baxter, MN, United States 05-16-12
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    "Keeps you going.."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Scarecrow to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters were likable, the story easy to follow yet complex enough to bring it.


    What about Peter Giles’s performance did you like?

    First time hearing him and he did well


    Any additional comments?

    This book is worth the credit. I had bought some not so great ones before this and I was happy I did. It gets you involved which is what a good book does. Worth it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    NOKWISA Garland, Texas, United States 05-13-12
    NOKWISA Garland, Texas, United States 05-13-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Classic Connelly"

    Finally back to good Classic Connelly. I thought this book was almost as good as The Lincoln Lawyer. Without giving too much away, I am wondering what is next for Jack? For Rachel? Anything? I hope so. These two characters play well off each other as a side story. Coming together, parting , coming together again. The Scarecrow is a classic serial killer plot but it is well written and held my attention. Giles did a good job with the narration. He doesnt 'do' different voices all that well but he narrates in such a way you are never confused as to who is speaking. I thought it well worth a credit.

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