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Hard Girls Audiobook

Hard Girls

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Publisher's Summary

Hard live. Hard Lessons. It's murder on the streets. When a prostitute's body is found lifeless, mutilated and brutally raped, DCI Annie Carr has never seen anything like it and never wants to again. Kate Burrows, retired DCI now consultant, has plenty of experience when it comes to murder - after all she caught the Grantley Ripper and broke the biggest pedophile ring in the South East. She is determined to help put the killer behind bars.

But whoever it is won't be easily caught. And when another girl's body is found, even more horrifically disfigured than the last, it's clear the killer is just warming up... In a ruthless world where everyone's out for themselves, Annie and Kate must dig deep if they hope to catch a callous serial killer who knows no limits and makes no mistakes. For some, prostitution is seriously big business. But how many people will pay the ultimate price? Utterly compelling, Hard Girls is a gripping and disturbing thriller that will have you hooked until the very last page.

©2009 Martina Cole (P)2012 Headline Digital

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    Janet Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom 24/04/2012
    Janet Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom 24/04/2012 Member Since 2010
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    "I found it too long ....."

    I like Martina Cole books, but this one was so drawn out, I began to get bored with it, I was glad I stuck with it but I guessed who the culprit was long before the end of the book ...The use of bad language was frequent & often uneccessary (I am no prude, but this was over the top). This however, has not put me off buying more Martina Cole.....

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Corky 12/10/2016
    Corky 12/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Great!!!"

    Another really great book /audio. Narration as usual 1st class, and really drawsyou in to the story..

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs Cheshire, United Kingdom 01/06/2013
    Mrs Cheshire, United Kingdom 01/06/2013 Member Since 2017
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    "Another good book"

    This book got some bad reviews but i bought it anyway,and im glad i did its another very good story as always from martina cole

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Julia Taylor North East 30/09/2017
    Julia Taylor North East 30/09/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book"

    This book was absolutely brilliant and well worth a read or listen. Highly recommend it

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    judyp thatmum 29/06/2017
    judyp thatmum 29/06/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Very predictable"

    I like Martina but there starting to get very predictable I quested who'd the murderer was quite early. Maybe I need to try someone else's work

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    deborah 14/04/2017
    deborah 14/04/2017
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    "First and last Martina Cole for me"

    I agree with all previous reviews that state this is too long. Inherently not a bad story but, there is so much repetition. There is very little detective work in it (I'm aware that's one of the stories main themes) but the lead character is touted as being an Ace detective only by referencing previous cases. There is graphic violence and crude bad language throughout and I think the narration is appropriate for the genre and characters. But it's sooo long and quite a lot of repetition could have been left out. There is repeated arguments and feelings, which sound like a 'copy and paste from previous chapters. Also I knew the killer 3hours before the end and the last three hours was painful. Shame really as I think inherently a story with strong potential.

    The conclusion was hurried for me. Would have liked less character arguments and feelings, more detective work and more explanations

    I would suggest pay more for an Abridged version if available.



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    Street 01/04/2016
    Street 01/04/2016
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    "Good follow up"
    What made the experience of listening to Hard Girls the most enjoyable?

    Primarily the narator - she is excellent and enhances the storyline which to be fair I felt was a little weaker than The Ladykiller which it follows.


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

    I have lkistened to a number of her performances and she is adept in giving each charactor their own individuality and vocal identity.


    Any additional comments?

    Another one not for those offended by bad language, but there again it is in context

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    Joanne 30/03/2016
    Joanne 30/03/2016
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    "excellent"

    Was brilliant from start to finish .. had me wanting to play it every second I got on my own

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    Amazon Customer Glasgow, United Kingdom 24/12/2012
    Amazon Customer Glasgow, United Kingdom 24/12/2012 Member Since 2011
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    "Predictable"

    Knew who it was less than half way through. Story repetitive. Defo not one of Coles best.

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    lynsey Manchester, United Kingdom 04/09/2012
    lynsey Manchester, United Kingdom 04/09/2012 Member Since 2014
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    "May be a good tale............But oh what a"

    Bland, boring and very dull narrator, maybe the book would be quite interesting but I could not even finish listening. I do wonder why Martina Cole seems to use Annie Aldington on so many of her books, I am very sure there are much better voice actors, someone who could at least change the tone in their voice would be a good start.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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