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A Murderer's Heart Audiobook

A Murderer's Heart

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Publisher's Summary

Anne Blake, psychiatrist, is good at her job and believes that even the most sick at heart can be cured...or at least saved enough that they can lead a better life.

But maybe she's wrong?

Maybe within a murderer's heart, evil lurks and nothing can be done except to save yourself?

©2015 Julie Elizabeth Aldridge (P)2015 Julie Elizabeth Aldridge

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    Fiona Wilson Scotland, UK 19/07/2015
    Fiona Wilson Scotland, UK 19/07/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story"
    Would you listen to A Murderer's Heart again? Why?

    I wouldn't listen to it again no. I love the story as I've read the kindle edition before, but the narrator didn't appeal to me if I'm honest. There were a lot of instances where she should have taken a breath, or a slight pause, and she didn't. This really spoiled the listening experience for me I'm afraid.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Murderer's Heart?

    The story itself was the memorable part for me.


    What aspect of Melanie Fraser’s performance might you have changed?

    She could pause between some paragraphs, take a bit more care in parts of the story where the characters are changing from one scene to another.


    Any additional comments?

    The story itself I rated originally as 5 stars, on reading the kindle edition, and my opinion has not changed in the slightest. The only thing which lets it down is, in my humble opinion, the choice of narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Keefe France 14/06/2015
    Susan Keefe France 14/06/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Brilliant murder mystery."
    What did you like most about A Murderer's Heart?

    The voice of Melanie Fraser was excellent. She has a wonderful voice to listen to and an impressive range of voices, both male and female.


    What other book might you compare A Murderer's Heart to, and why?

    I do not like to compare books to each other, a Murderers Heart is a unique story with an excellent storyline and great characters.


    Have you listened to any of Melanie Fraser’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    This is the first narration of Melanie Fraser I have heard however I was very impressed with her range of voices both male and female.


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

    I did want to, the plot was excellent with well rounded characters and plenty of twists and turns.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Luzmaria
    SHELTON, CT, United States
    29/11/15
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    "A wonderful whodunit"

    I really enjoyed this book. It was a great whodunit. It kept you guessing til the very peak of it all. As usual with Julie Elizabeth Powell's books, the story was a complex one with great characters. The characters were well thought out and the story flowed nicely. The more books I read from Julie Elizabeth Powell it amazes me that she's not a household name. She is an amazing writer. Another great read. I highly recommend it.
    The narration was great. I enjoyed how animated the narrator was and how it really bring you into the story and makes you feel like you're right there and a part of it all.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Alliji
    Florida
    19/06/15
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    "An excellent short thriller"
    What made the experience of listening to A Murderer's Heart the most enjoyable?

    The main character Ann was quite likable and the narrator was outstanding.


    What about Melanie Fraser’s performance did you like?

    Her voice is strong, clear and even withouth the annoying lower range dropout that many narrators have. A real plus to senior listeners like me.


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

    Thrillers make me shiver. I did like the ending.


    Any additional comments?

    Well written, wonderfully paced and easy to pick the story back up when I had to stop listening. I plan to listen to more books by this author.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Kensie
    21/07/15
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    "Great Short Listen!!"
    Where does A Murderer's Heart rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was a great short listen. One of the best under 5 hour books I have listened to.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I think my favorite character had to be Sam. I love the way that the author portrayed him and all the little details of his personality. I thoroughly enjoyed the development of this character.


    Have you listened to any of Melanie Fraser’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, I have not. Melanie was the absolute perfect choice to perform this book.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There is a significant twist in the book. I dare not say much so I don't spoil it for everyone else.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Susan Keefe
    France
    14/06/15
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    "Brilliant murder mystery."
    What made the experience of listening to A Murderer's Heart the most enjoyable?

    The voice of Melanie Fraser was excellent. She has a wonderful voice to listen to and an impressive range of voices, both male and female.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I thought the story had a great plot and good twists and turns.


    Which character – as performed by Melanie Fraser – was your favorite?

    I thought Melanie's range of voices was excellent and could not pick out a favourite character, they were all so good.


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

    I did want to, the plot was excellent with well rounded characters and plenty of twists and turns.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the first book by Julie Elizabeth Powell I have listened to but I will definitely listen/read more I love her style.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Susan Patterson
    13/08/15
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    "Keeps you on the edge of your seat!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I recommend this audiobook. It is well written and runs along at a good pace.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Murderer's Heart?

    How Ann's friend documented the sightings and feelings of being watched. It gave credibility to her story. That is a very good idea.


    What about Melanie Fraser’s performance did you like?

    Good diction and cadence but too childlike for my liking especially for a murder mystery.


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

    Kept my attention throughout.


    Any additional comments?

    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com."

    Thank you for this gift.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Frode
    24/07/15
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    "Short, and clever and FANTASTIC!"

    3 hrs and 49 mins felt so SHORT! I wanted more! A Murderer's Heart is my first Julie Elizabeth Powell book, and i can say it is one of the best short books i have heard! Fantastic! You should just get this, trust me. The suspense of the story is intense and the incidents are haunting! What more do you want? Oh, i know: More! The characters are so real and the story is intriguing i don't want it to end, and when it does: What a fantastic end!

    Melanie Fraser is back! YEAH! Where i did not like all she did in Lady Concealed, she is back to her old self from The Final Dawn! Here her voice just fits! I could not image this book without her, and if i could give 6 out of 5 i would! I was thinking "AH, there she is the Melanie Fraser i loved in my first meeting with her" She proves again that when she really tries, she knocks it out of the park! Again Melanie Fraser is in my top 5 narrators, and i cant wait to hear what comes next!

    I was given this book for free from the narrator for a honest review! All is my thoughts!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • TW Brown, Author, Editor, and Reviewer
    Estacada, Oregon
    28/10/15
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    "Great way to spend the afternoon"

    I am always astounded at how a writer can create the smoke and mirrors needed to offer up a good mystery. I spent the entire time changing my mind as to who the killer would be...and naturally I was wrong in the end.

    This is such a fun story to spend an afternoon with and whittle away a few hours. I suggest a cup of your favorite warm beverage and a couch. If it is raining outside, so much the better. This book was given to me as a gift and it made for an excellent birthday present.

    Melanie Fraser once again nails her performance. I wish I could hire her to read me to sleep every night...I guess this will have to do.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Petra
    13/08/15
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    "Entertaining short mystery"

    A murderer's heart was a short but entertaining listen. It's about a female psychiatrist who becomes involved in a murder mystery surrounding her and her friends/patients. Well plotted and not predictable, I didn't work out who the villain was until the author made it obvious in the last few chapters. I particularly enjoyed the little romantic twist at the end, which I hadn't seen coming at all. This was a very clean (no profanity, no graphic violence, no sex) novel that was easy to listen to.

    The female narrator portrayed the male characters very well, but I initially had problems with the female voices, which I found very high-pitched. I got used to it though.

    I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • anne
    Phoenix, AZ, United States
    03/12/15
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    "I HAD A FEELING THE KILLER WAS A WOMAN!!!"
    If you could sum up A Murderer's Heart in three words, what would they be?

    Clever, Suspenseful, Great


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

    It did...and it all tied together nicely!


    What does Melanie Fraser bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She was good...clear a precise...I liked her narration very much!


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

    This was not long enough for a movie..but maybe a great episode of CSI!!!


    Any additional comments?

    ** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **

    This was a super interesting mystery...and I had a feeling from like ch 5 that the killer was a woman...I never suspected who though till it was revealed....Anne is a psychiatrist and an overall good person...people around her are being killed and one of her good friends is being stalked...very spooky life stuff...it all ties together nicely at the end..and was an excellent listen start to finish!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Trish R.
    JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States
    28/03/17
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    "I'm glad it was a short story.."

    This was an ok read for me. The dialogue was a little childish at times and you really didn’t know what anyone really looked like. The author could have given more description on that. But it was a good mystery, for the most part. I couldn’t guess who the killer was, and then I was shocked when we did find out. So there was that. And each time the killer killed another victim I couldn’t figure out the connection of the two until Inspector Meakin brought it to my attention. Even with the connection realized I still couldn’t figure out who the killer was, and I liked that.

    I also like the secondary characters: Barbara, Jenny, David, Sam, Peter and Meakin.

    There was nothing romantic about that so if that’s what you’re looking for, keep looking. Also, I don’t remember one swearword in this book.

    As to the narrator: She was terrible. Melanie Fraser did read with emotion when it seemed to suit her, so only occasionally. Her women’s voices were fine, except for the MC, Anne. She sounded like a silly teenager. Her men’s voices were awful. At no time did a man sound like a man. So, until she can sound a little manlier I will not be listening to her. I have no idea how she got 14 four and five star reviews. To each his/her own, I guess. If you like your men sounding like a woman then this book is for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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