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Body Double

Narrated by: Lorelei King
Series: Rizzoli and Isles, Book 4
Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (207 ratings)

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Summary

Returning home from a trip to Paris, Boston medical examiner Maura Isles confronts a nightmarish scene. Police cruisers line her street and slumped in a car at the end of Maura's driveway is a dead woman, her head bloodied by a gunshot wound. Cops and neighbors gape at her as she approaches. Only when Maura looks at the victim does she understand why everyone is so shocked by her arrival. The dead woman looks exactly like Maura. Within a week, the DNA lab delivers a stunning verdict: the dead woman is Maura's twin. A twin she never knew she had. Detective Jane Rizzoli, now eight months pregnant, tackles the case as chief investigator. But for Maura, this murder is far more personal and frightening.

©2005 Tess Gerritsen (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Pacy but a bit over the top

I’ve read/listened to quite a few of the author’s books featuring pathologist Maura Isles and detective Jane Rizzoli. They’re all pacy stories that keep one interested and are worth listening to, though I wish that detective fiction writers wouldn’t have the main characters being attacked in so many of their books, including this one. if one likes this genre you accept the crimes are contrived and often preposterous but I felt this book was a bit over the top particularly the ending.

The book doesn’t dwell too much on the grisly details of the crimes unlike some authors who verge on the voyeuristic, but she does describe post mortems which some may find distasteful.

I chose this book partly because it is narrated with panache by Lorelei King: one of the best in the business.

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Highly recommended for crime, murder-mystery & Rizzoli & Isles lovers!

I love this book - an excellent instalment in the Rizzoli & Izles series - and have listened so many times. I won't go into story details (I hate spoilers!) but we find out a LOT about Maura's birth family in the course of the book, not much of it good. And a highly pregnant Jane Rizzoli throws herself into solving the multiple murders uncovered in the course of her investigations.
I highly recommend this book for all R&I fans (who won't recognise it from the tv show), as well as other crime and murder-mystery lovers. And if you like this story, you'll like the whole series!

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excellent!

I had been looking forward to this book and it did not disappoint. Fast moving and frightening at timestamp​ it almost feels like you are there!!!The twist in the last few chapters is great and makes the book fantastic. If you enjoy Rizzoli and Isles on TV then you will more than enjoy this book!! I am now going to read the next in the series,!!!

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Body Double.

Lorolei King has the most perfect voice. The plot was ok but it relied on one big red herring.

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An okay book

I felt a little underwhelmed by this book, cannot really put my finger on why this is. I thinkTess G is a bit too intense in describing relationships and I find this a bit Mills and Boon ish, also I found the voices that Lorelei King creates for some of the characters are a bit odd.

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No to Lorelei King!

Great book (as usual) by Tess Gerritsen. Have never heard an audible version so decided to use my free credit to try this one out. The sample I heard seemed fine as Lorelei King has a good, strong voice.

However, she cannot do a decent character voice. Her men all sound like parodies of knee-slapping guys. Actually, all her men sound much the same. The voice King uses for the wife of the car salesman is just cringeworthy; reminded me of the voice an adult would use to depict a young girl - all breathless and starry.

I've only got part-way into the first chapter but sorry, I can't bear to listen to anymore.

My go-to narrators are Emma Gregory and Stephen Thorne - they can deliver both male & female (adult & child) voices fabulously but I'm afraid Lorelei King just .....doesn't. If she stuck to telling the story without trying to characterize, even that'd sound better.

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Excellent

This is my first Tess Gerritsen, which I bought when it was on offer. What have I missed! I'll certainly download more. The plot is well crafted, complex but not convoluted. The characters are believable as people. Lorelei King's narration could not be bettered - spot on. Voices, expression, general delivery of the text - perfect. Anyone who is considering the Rizzoli & Isles series should sign up at once. Police procedural plus so much more.

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  • 20-12-18

Welcome Dr Isles

So i was convinced to read one of Tess's books after watching her episode of 'Written in Blood' on TV. I have discovered a couple of authors this way, and was not disappointed with this either.

Starting at book 4 as 1-3 not available which would be good, so new characters to learn, but got to love by the end. I will start to listen to the others once I finish the Reacher series.

Well written, interesting, lots of technical information, which really hooks you in and makes it believable. Really enjoyed it.

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Excellent

Superb storyline, full of suspence, and very well narrated, well worth a liste, look forward to more of the same

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good listen

loved the story line, twist at the end that i did not see coming. good listen