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Fatal Affair Audiobook

Fatal Affair

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Publisher's Summary

Washington, D.C., Metro Police Detective Sergeant Sam Holland needs a big win to salvage her career - and her confidence - after a disastrous investigation. The perfect opportunity arises when Senator John O’Connor is found brutally murdered in his bed, and Sam is assigned to the case. Matters get complicated when Sam has to team up with Nick Cappuano, O’Connor’s friend and chief of staff...and the man Sam had a memorable one-night stand with years earlier. Their sexual chemistry still sizzles, and Sam has to fight to stay focused on the case. Sleeping with a material witness is another mistake she can’t afford - especially when the bodies keep piling up.

©2010 Marie Sullivan Force (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"[L]ightning-quick and intense. This novel is “The O.C.” does D.C., and you just can’t get enough.” (RT Book Reviews)

What Members Say

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    Karen 11-04-14
    Karen 11-04-14 Member Since 2011

    Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.

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    "Awful reader, What a Waste!"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I own hundreds to be listened to and could not afford to waste any more of my listening time


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    This had a good summery and even has more stories for a series, ie j.d. Robb. However, turned off by this reader!


    How could the performance have been better?

    This reader Ruined a good story! Gads, doesn't the production engineer review after First 30 min? This reader must have walked into the recording studio without ever reviewing the book at all. Her voice was so sqweekey she made our hero so dull! Why would I even bother to review the rest of the series?


    Could you see Fatal Affair being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Don't bother


    Any additional comments?

    Unfortunately, I did not listen to this book when I first purchased, and now suck with a book I had to stop listening to after 40 mins into story.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas FARMINGTON, NM, United States 07-20-14
    Thomas FARMINGTON, NM, United States 07-20-14 Member Since 2016

    Alleline

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    "The narrator outshines the quotidian plot"
    What did you love best about Fatal Affair?

    The narrator's voice breathed life into a bunch of somewhat flat characters. She gave them such emotional range and personality that they were interesting.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Marie Force? Why or why not?

    No. I did not realize that the genre of this book is erotic crime fiction Everyone was so aroused by so many of the other characters that I felt it detracted from the main plot. The plot was not all that densely woven and the big reveal at the end felt forced. It was hard to suspend disbelief.


    What about Felicity Munroe’s performance did you like?

    Munroe went beyond the text to give the characters more depth than the author did. She must be a gifted actress. There's a lot of dialogue in this book, and Munroe made it feel like you were listening to a radio play.


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

    An erotic thriller with all the traditional roles and body parts.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    knitsistah 05-08-14
    knitsistah 05-08-14
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    "Another Keeper!"

    I believe the first book was offered in one of the discount campaigns and it's been sitting in my library for months. I love episodic cozy mysteries and this one was perfect. The Washington, DC backdrop, smart characters with interesting careers and the family relations made it very interesting, the suspenseful murders and sizzling (but not too explicit) romance made the rest of the series a must to purchase.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Phyllis Sacramento, CA, United States 05-06-14
    Phyllis Sacramento, CA, United States 05-06-14 Member Since 2017
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    "Very Trite and Predictable"
    Would you try another book from Marie Force and/or Felicity Munroe?

    No, this one was so boring that I feel it would be a waste of time not to mention credit.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I have a few books on my wish list, maybe "Target" by Baldacci


    What three words best describe Felicity Munroe’s performance?

    Dull; Toneless; Sedative


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

    Not for me. I'm sure it had some good moments but they were lost in the overall story.


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    lora christensen 04-24-14
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    "Boring"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I should have known I was not going to like this book when it opened with "by brilliance audio and harlequin". Too much romance, not enough drama. I couldn't get past the first couple of chapters. It did not mention anything about this when I read the review before buying.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    LaurelOlivia Carlsbad, ca, United States 03-18-14
    LaurelOlivia Carlsbad, ca, United States 03-18-14 Member Since 2013

    LauralOlivia

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    "A good murder yarn"
    What did you like best about Fatal Affair? What did you like least?

    The characters were good. The murder mystery had good twists and turns. There was plenty of story and it wasn't overtaken by romance.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Fatal Affair?

    The bomb and who did it.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Felicity Munroe?

    I wouldn't seek her out but I wouldn't avoid a book because she narrated. She did well differentiating the voices.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes. It had twists and turns.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elaine Albemarle, NC, United States 02-06-14
    Elaine Albemarle, NC, United States 02-06-14 Member Since 2010

    Totally addicted to Audible.

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    "Pale comparison to In Death"

    Even if this author could write as well as JD Robb, this narrator cannot come close to Susan Ericksen. So even with the main character being a cop who gets her car blown up, falls for the hunk cleared of the crime, and has a partner who is always hungry, this series is just a pale comparison of Eve Dallas and In Death.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Yolanda 12-12-13
    Yolanda 12-12-13
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    "Okay"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The book was pretty good. I was looking for a series that could be comparable to the In Death series as I wanted to stay with strong female lead characters. I enjoyed the story but feel like something was missing....like some characters could have been a little more developed. Of course I really couldn't get in to it like I wanted to because I didn't feel the narrator did any of the characters justice.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The voices seemed weak, almost childlike at times and I didn't think it was a good presentation for a strong female character like Sam.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 11-21-13
    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 11-21-13 Member Since 2012

    Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!

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    "Second tier romantic mystery."

    This book was ok, there are much better out there. Buy this on sale or for once in a blue moon. The narrator was just ok and to me that's 75% of what makes the book. The story line was pretty good and the sex was ok but few and far between. The main characters were likable but the narrator just did not do them justice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Grace in Kuwait 09-06-13 Member Since 2009

    Grace

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    "Good Book, Weak Narration"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Fatal Affair to be better than the print version?

    I had not read the print version first but will now go back to read it so that I can better enjoy this book. I believe that the author wrote a significantly stronger book that the one that I heard.


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

    I listened to this book while on vacation and, with better narration, would almost certainly have devoured it in a weekend!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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