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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Jeffery Deaver has long thrilled fans with tales of masterful villains and their nefarious ways, and the brilliant minds who bring them to justice. Now the author of the Lincoln Rhyme series has collected his award-winning, spine-tingling stories of suspense, stories that will widen your eyes and stretch your imagination.

Twisted includes the stories "Without Jonathan," "The Weekender," "For Services Rendered," "Eye to Eye," "Beautiful," "The Fall Guy," "Triangle," and "The Christmas Present," which brings back Jeffery Deaver's most beloved character, criminalist Lincoln Rhyme, to solve a chilling Christmastime disappearance.

Diverse, provocative, eerie, and inspired, this collection of Jeffery Deaver's best stories exhibits the amazing range and signature plot twists that have earned him the title "master of ticking-bomb suspense" by People. With nods to O. Henry and Edgar Allan Poe, these beautifully crafted pieces pulse with subtle intrigue and Deaver's incomparable imagination.This audio edition includes an introduction read by the author.

Hear more of Jeffrey Deaver's Twisted Stories.
©2003 Jeffery Deaver. All Rights Reserved (P)2002 Simon & Schuster Inc., All Rights Reserved, AUDIOWORKS is an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Critic Reviews

  • Audie Award Winner, Mystery Fiction, 2005

"Outstanding, gripping, brilliant, spectacular." (Publishers Weekly)

What listeners say about Twisted (Selected Unabridged Stories)

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hooray for great plotting!

Listening to this book in my car made me wish for a traffic jam! Very engaging, well-written stories with some great twists. If plot is your thing I highly recommend it.

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Mystery Lite

The word that comes to mind when I want to recommend this audio listen is fun. The stories are not humurous but very entertaining and don't require a great deal of concentration. A perfect choice when doing chores or errands. None of the stories are very long and I found it easy to pick up where I left off during a day filled with multiple short drives. I enjoy reading books of short stories but this is my first time listening and definitely won't be the last time. The other reviews give you a good idea what the stories are like I just wanted to stress how well they are done.

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Portable Hitchcock

The stories are of a genre (laconic but good exposition and then Whamo) Perfect for those down times (on the train, the line at the supermarket) when a short story is just the ticket. My frustration was that when I had even less time than one short story -- I found it hard to find my place again. The stories are good but listening to the last page over so that one can find the next story is frustrating. I would't recomend listening to all in sequence -- they are too similar. Hey audible -- what would you think of selling a set of short stories one could download one story at a time ?

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Good mix

Nice variation of narrators, good plots, all with a "twist".
My wife is the type who figures out movies and books right from the beginning, and she didn't figure all these out either.

I really enjoyed this series, but I didn't like the follow up book near as much.

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This is only about HALF of the actual book!

Firstly, I just want to say that this audiobook was worth my credit and I have no regrets. Deaver has become one of my top 3 favourite authors (the other two being Agatha Christie and Neil Gaiman, so take that as you will) and his short stories are some of my favourites to read again and again. Short and snacky and satisfying! I read this collection through my local library a few years ago but, when I went to borrow it again, my library had removed it from their rotation. Disaster! When I discovered it was available on Audible, I was thrilled and bought it immediately without looking at the details.
Which brings me to the ONLY bad thing I have to say about it...it does NOT contain the entire collection. That's my fault; it says in the title description that it's "selected" stories and I should've realized what that meant, but I didn't. This collection contains 8 stories out of the 16 - don't get me wrong, they're great stories and extremely well narrated, but it was a bit of a disappointment for me. The only other bump in my enjoyment was my confusion in having a man narrate "Beautiful" - it seemed a natural choice for the one female narrator to read and yet it went to the deepest-voiced male reader. A bit disconcerting but didn't take away my enjoyment, still an excellent story and he DID read it well.
All in all, despite my own mistake in not reading the title, I recommend this audiobook with all my little thriller-loving heart. If you like short stories that take an unexpected twist (and I do mean unexpected - Deaver is wonderful at subverting your expectations!), your credit will be well spent!

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Great set of shorts

This was my first time listening to a compilation of short stories. I was not disappointed. Next on the list is his second book of shorts.

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Great short stories!!!

It totally met my expectations! Great stories, every single one of them. I totally recommend this book, especially Jeffery Deaver fans!

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Loved it

If you could sum up Twisted (Selected Unabridged Stories) in three words, what would they be?

great plots, twists

Which scene was your favorite?

for services rendered. the very end

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

yes

Any additional comments?

cant wait to get another book by this author

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What a fun and quick listen

Never read or heard a Deaver's book. THIS WAS FAST and FUN. Almost Hitchcock in a word. Highly recommend for the 1 hour at a time listener. After this, I will look for more short stories...

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Great Read!

Would you listen to Twisted (Selected Unabridged Stories) again? Why?

Yes - it would be a great second listen as all the stories have twists that are unexpected.

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

It kept me on the edge of my seat because I was curious where the unexpected turn would occur.