Overkill

Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
4 out of 5 stars (98 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Marty Hogan was a good cop, until a shocking case sent her to the razor's edge....

A sadistic killer pushed Chicago cop Marty Hogan past her limits - and it was all caught on video. She lost her job, her sense of self, her entire world...until an open detective position in small-town Texas gave her a chance at redemption.

But she's about to learn that the past always catches up....

Police Chief Clay Settlemeyer knows all about mistakes and second chances - he's still earning his own, so he's willing to give Marty the opportunity to prove herself. But when her ex-partner is murdered, it looks like Chicago is coming to small-town Texas with a vengeance.

©2007 Linda Castillo (P)2018 Tantor

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Very disappointing

I have and love all Linda’s “Kate Burkholder” stories. This book was a real let down. I felt as if I were listening to a romance book as opposed to a thriller. More of the story was spent detailing at great lengths sexual encounters than what was spent on the crime aspect of the story.

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unlikable character

I got a couple of hours into this before deleting it. Not a single likable character, especially the protagonist. Ditch this woman, Linda!

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Please fire the narrator!

I can’t believe this was written by Linda Castillo. The overwrought performance certainly didn’t help. Where was the director and why wasn’t Ms Lee told to take it down a notch? Wish I could give no stars.

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Boring

This book was so boring and story line was terrible. I loved the Kate Burkholder books but this was horrible.

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Annoying "breathy" reader

The story was predictable & the "dramatic" reading made it difficult for me to listen.

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HORRIBLE Narrator

I've always loved Linda Castillo books, especially the Kate Buckholder series. But this narrator is Horrible, with a capital H! She sounds as if she's auditioning for the damsel in distress role in a cheesy soap opera. Makes even the male characters sound whiny.

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conflicted

Decent narrator. Okay plot. Annoying main character. She's just a terrible cop, a hot head and she should have been fired.

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Couldn't finish, narrator was terrible

I can't say if this is a good book or not. Within about 30 minutes I had to quit listening because the narrator was so bad.

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Whiny narrator

Overall it had a great story, but the narrator had the whiny voice that was hard to take, it sounded like she was on the verge of crying through out the entire story.

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Not as good as her others

Story line was very good. Narrator was NOT good. Got on my nerves at times. I almost stopped & returned. Also over the top sexual descriptions. Obsessed with her Amish series which had just enough sex.

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  • Peter
  • 11-28-18

Poor story, poor naration

I bought this book after reading/listening to several of Linda Castillo's Kate Burkholder books which I quite enjoyed. This book however is a stand alone novel that I found difficult getting through. It is a bit 'Mills and Boon' , full of verbal cliché s in which often after reading half a sentence you could write the second half without thinking. The plot is also a cliché and the main player appear more interested in sex than anything else. To me the characters appeared like cardboard cut-outs and I didn't even finish the book. I really didn't care what happened to them. Equally poor was the narrator's tone and intonation which made me think she was reading a children's book. The narrator's voice is clear enough but to my ear her sing song voice seemed totally inappropriate for this type of book. While I have no evidence to back it up, I even wondered whether this is a book the author wrote some time ago while still learning her craft and which she has released now to cash-in on the success of the Burkholder series. Perhaps I am wrong and the author has written this recently and is trying to branch out but whatever the case, I was very disappointed . I see there is a second stand-alone book our by the same author and with the same narrator. I won't be buying it.