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Publisher's Summary

From best-selling author Kay Hooper comes a thrilling tale with a paranormal bent and a touch of romance. Cassie Neill has a powerful but troubling gift. She can see inside the minds of serial killers as they are planning their crimes. Tormented by her ability, she takes refuge in a secluded North Carolina town. But there’s no escaping her visions, and when a body surfaces just where she predicted, Cassie is suddenly a suspect.

©2000 Kay Hooper (P)2002 Recorded Books, LLC

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  • Meredith
  • Charlotte, NC, United States
  • 12-10-13

Good story, could be even better

I will have to go back and listen to other books in this series. This was actually less fluff than I expected, but I feel I am missing a lot of character development that probably happened before this installment.

The story here is good, but the revelations are far from earth-shattering. As the words flew by, I was much more interested in the people than the mystery, but it was good enough to warrant listening to another book in the series.

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  • Tracy
  • Naples, Fl United States
  • 11-24-13

Entertaining and great narration

Would you consider the audio edition of Stealing Shadows to be better than the print version?

unknown

What does Cristine McMurdo-Wallis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The narrator was entertaining and enjoyable

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

yes

Any additional comments?

I would recommend this book for it's content and for the narration

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  • elaine
  • United States
  • 11-12-13

The story is good but narrator....

The story lost an awful lot by not having the right narrator. You could hear her breathing and swallowing and her voice was just droning.... I finished the book because the story was good by MY GOODNESS I couldn't wait to not have to hear her voice...

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Entertaining mystery with a paranormal edge.

Would you listen to Stealing Shadows again? Why?

I wouldn't as I can never read, watch or listen to crime stories more then once. Once you know whodunit, that's it for me.

What other book might you compare Stealing Shadows to and why?

I don't usually read murder mysteries....maybe silence of the lambs?

Have you listened to any of Cristine McMurdo-Wallis’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, I quite liked her style, but her voice was too old for the characters she is reading, particularly the main female character. This made the whole thing a little off.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This was quite a nail biter. Had to keep listening to see what happened.

Any additional comments?

Once you get over the old sounding narrator, this is a great story, perfect listen while painting the house.

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Utter waste of money and time!

Nothing short of girly twaddle, read by a narrator straight from the cheese factory!

I kept listening as I was short of a decent book to listen to and my favorite authors just can't write fast enough to keep me happy; however, I could barely make it to the last sappy sentence. That's the first and last Kay Hooper book I'm going to listen to and also the last one read by that narrator.

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Distracting narration

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

If you like stories about psychics or paranormal stuff, you would probably like this. I had picked up a book by Kay Hooper one summer as a beach read. While I likes it, I felt like I was missing too much back story, so I decided to start with the first novel, Stealing Shadows. While the first novel in a series, it is a stand-alone story that does not leave the reader / listener thinking that a sequel is required to finish the story. I liked that.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Stealing Shadows?

Nothing really comes to mind.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

For me, the narrator definitely distracted from the book. While she did a good job with the voices, the microphone was too close to her mouth so I could hear her breath intakes and lips smacking. Very annoying.

Did Stealing Shadows inspire you to do anything?

No

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  • Ásdís
  • Siglufjörður, Iceland
  • 01-04-13

A bit too long.

My english does not allow me to write a complicated review but I can tell you that although I found the book a bit too long, it is a good story and I enjoyed listening. Very well narrated as well. So it is worth spending time with.

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Blah

The story was good, but the voice was very poor. An old whiskey, chain smoker was a reall bad choice.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful