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Triptych Audiobook

Triptych

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Publisher's Summary

From Atlanta's wealthiest suburbs to its stark inner-city housing projects, a killer has crossed the boundaries of wealth and race. And the people who are chasing him must cross those boundaries, too. Among them is Michael Ormewood, a veteran detective whose marriage is hanging by a thread and whose arrogance and explosive temper are threatening his career. And Angie Polaski, a beautiful vice cop who was once Michael's lover before she became his enemy. But unbeknownst to both of them, another player has entered the game: a loser ex-con who has stumbled upon the killer's trail in the most coincidental of ways and who may be the key to breaking the case wide open.

In this gritty, gripping firecracker of a novel, the author of the best-selling Grant County, Georgia, series breaks thrilling new ground, weaving together the threads of a complex, multilayered story with the skill of a master craftsman. Packed with body-bending switchbacks, searing psychological suspense and human emotions, Triptych ratchets up the tension one revelation at a time as it races to a shattering and unforgettable climax.

©2006 Karin Slaughter; (P)2006 Books on Tape

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    Christine LoVico Bloomfield, NJ, US 10-25-16
    Christine LoVico Bloomfield, NJ, US 10-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Enjoyable"

    The story was well performed and enjoyable..at times easy to figure out, but enough twists to be interesting

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    Helen MANAHAWKIN, NJ, United States 10-18-16
    Helen MANAHAWKIN, NJ, United States 10-18-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Couldn't stop listening once I got into it!"
    What did you love best about Triptych?

    No " goody two shoes" actors here. All characters are flawed just like everybody else, they all have their demons. I cheered for Jon hoping he would find truth, didn't see the antagonist right away. Was concerned I couldn't deal with the initial vivid gory description of the crime scene if it carried through the rest of the book but it was used in context not for its own sake or titillation.


    What other book might you compare Triptych to and why?

    I don't know


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Jon speaks to Kathy and Joyce about what happened to Mary Alice.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    15 years old and sentenced to life in prison for a crime he says he didn't commit.


    Any additional comments?

    I'll take a chance on another Slaughter book (what an appropriate name!)

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    MsVLara 10-17-16
    MsVLara 10-17-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Slow to Start with Great Twists"

    I have come to enjoy Karin Slaughter's twisted and winding stories. This was a slow start on this book for me after reading the Grant County series and to hear things from Will's perspective was such a switch. However, he grew on me and now I am reading to hear the rest of his stories.

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    M. Shepherd Oviedo, FL 10-08-16
    M. Shepherd Oviedo, FL 10-08-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Believe reviewers who sight vulgarity and violence"

    Wish I'd read the reviews prior to purchasing. clearly a talented author who writes too graphically for my taste. Believe the reviews of those who were put off by the content. I only purchased the first book because the later books were offered by my library. definitely didn't listen to the remaining books in the series after previewing the first one. One to avoid in my opinion.

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    Tanya Redmond, Oregon 09-27-16
    Tanya Redmond, Oregon 09-27-16 Member Since 2016

    Have a wonderful day

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    "thrilling"

    loved the story. will trent has some traits i see in the people around me. its amazing to hear the story come alive the way it does

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    Amazon Customer 08-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Book"

    WOW this is a jaw dropping book. You won't figure out "who did it". This is my first book by this author. Really worth reading.

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    Eve Binder New York, NY USA 08-25-16
    Eve Binder New York, NY USA 08-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Unimpressed"

    I have great patience for a good whodunnit, but sadly, this wasn't one. One fairly interesting twist in the middle, but the rest was plodding and predictable. I didn't find the scenes of sex and/or violence disturbing so much as tacky--the usual tropes and euphemisms all in attendance. This is my first experience with Karin Slaughter and I don't think I shall have another anytime soon.

    Separately, it drives me up the wall when audiobook readers mispronounce simple words (e.g., saying the verb "lunged" like the adjectival form of the respiratory organ). The voices supplied by Mr. Kramer were also practically indistinguishable half the time--all four main characters had nearly the same soft Southern drawl. This didn't really affect my ability to follow the story, but it did make things a little drab.

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    Jszy 08-22-16
    Jszy 08-22-16
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    Would you try another book from Karin Slaughter and/or Michael Kramer?

    Yes


    What was most disappointing about Karin Slaughter’s story?

    I wasn't quite prepared for the complete details about the character while he was in prison.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The accents!!! Oh my goodness!! Terrible! I lived in Atlanta for 10+ yrs in the exact areas the characters were from and NO ONE sounds like that. There were times where I lost where I was in the story because I was concentrating on how bad the accents were. Just because a person is from, grew up, or lives in Atlanta doesn't mean they have a southern accent that is in audible at times with a slooooow southern drawl.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The story line was intriguing and I was definitely drawn into finding out who did it! I love mysteries and scary stories...this one just had too many disturbing prison details that distracted from the mystery.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm willing to try another another Karin Slaughter book because I did like the mystery side of the novel.

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    Quippygirl 07-14-16
    Quippygirl 07-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    Where does Triptych rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It ranks in the top 10 for sure - in both story quality and narration.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked that Karin Slaughter can keep me on the edge of my seat and that her storylines haven't become predictable. I find myself rolling my eyes at some of the crime/suspense books that I've read recently because they are so obvious and not particularly clever.


    What about Michael Kramer’s performance did you like?

    I loved it. His narration was wonderful.


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

    Definitely but it was a bit too long to be able to listen to in one sitting. I was always very anxious to get back to it whenever I took breaks.


    Any additional comments?

    I would have loved for Michael Kramer to narrate the next book in the series but, unfortunately, he isn't listed as a narrator for any of the future Will Trent books. I'll be skipping Fractured on Audible because of my personal issues with the narrator (Phil Gigante) and will resume listening again with the third book.

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    Taya 07-07-16
    Taya 07-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A bit long"

    The narrator made all the characters sound like 70yo men... It was a bit too long at points. End was kinda boring. I'll cut her slack since this is the first of the series. :)

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