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Hold Still

Narrated by: Craig R. Nickerson
Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
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Summary

After saving her three-year-old daughter from a car-jacking, off-duty police detective Jocelyn Rush ends up in the ER. The last person she expects to run into is Anita Grant, former prostitute and an old acquaintance from Jocelyn's days on patrol. In spite of her obvious injuries - mutilated hands and feet - Anita refuses to talk about what happened. Reluctantly, Jocelyn backs off, and Anita's case goes to Philadelphia's Special Victims Unit.

Before long, Jocelyn is pulled into the SVU's investigation. Anita is finally ready to talk, but only to Jocelyn. Her story is harrowing, even to a seasoned veteran like Jocelyn. Working with SVU, Jocelyn's investigation unearths a series of similar crimes going back four years. Three men are preying on local prostitutes, viciously assaulting and mutilating them.

The police apprehend two of the suspects, but the third eludes capture. As the hunt for the most sadistic of the three intensifies, and his crimes escalate, Jocelyn and her colleagues have precious few leads. Then a monster from Jocelyn's past resurfaces. She doesn't want to be reminded of the terrible secret that destroyed her family nearly 20 years earlier, but the man offers her a lead that could crack Anita's case.

To solve it, Jocelyn must connect her past with her present-before a sadistic attacker sets his sights on her.

©2013 Lisa Regan (P)2014 Lisa Regan

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There was a lot of background noise which spoiled the performance and the listening experience. As always well written and great storyline which keeps you hooked.

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it's ok , not brilliant

Narrative sounded awful . It was as if the narrator was being forced to read into an empty kitchen roll tube or maybe it was read in a basement. I really struggled to finish this book. Maybe if there was less echo the book would have been more enjoyable.

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  • Teacher Lady (Deanna Nech)
  • 09-12-15

Terrible Sound Quality

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The narration had a tinny echo, and at times the reader was so robotic I wondered if it was a real person. I could not finish it because of the narration.

If you’ve listened to books by Lisa Regan before, how does this one compare?

I haven't.

What didn’t you like about Craig R. Nickerson’s performance?

Robotic, poor sound quality.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

It is probably a good story, but I will have to read it in print if I ever go back to it.

Any additional comments?

I need to remind myself to listen to the samples before purchasing.

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  • Patty B. Christiansen
  • 30-12-18

I couldn't listen. <br />

wish I could have listened. But it sounded like the narrator was in a tunnel.

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  • Judith Kirby
  • 13-07-19

Good read

loved the story. was very engageing. narration not so must. sounded like a machine rather then a person. all and all i loved the book. i think you will too.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-01-19

Narration Disaster

I have listened to many audible books. The narration was lacking. There was a soft but annoying sound behind the narrator. I felt I would have enjoyed it more if the narrator was a female. The story was interesting but the narration ruined it for me.

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  • Susan Cecere
  • 17-01-19

Worst Narration

I usually enjoy all Kisa Regan's books, but the narration was very poor quality. It sounded as if someone where talking in a hollow tunnel. I fell asleep while it was playing. I just could not continue despite truly trying. I would like to return.

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  • Angie
  • 07-12-18

Worst Narration Ever!!!

Story based on a female officer then somehow narrated by a man with a deep echoing voice...so strange!! I'm used to audio books that make you feel in the moment, right there in the story. The narration sounded cheap, echoes, and reader pronounced every word individually. The story may have had a chance if the audio presentation wasn't so irritating

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  • Meadowfairies
  • 03-12-18

Recording

the recording was so tinny sounding I didn't enjoy nor listen to the book.
I was very disappointed, because I really like Lisa Regan's books.

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  • Eva Owens
  • 24-11-18

Don't get this recording

The quality of the recording is so poor that I couldn't even listen to the story.

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  • Debbie
  • 18-11-18

the narration was so horrible I couldn't listen

the narration was terrible. is there a way of getting a refund for this book. so dissappointed

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  • Wayne
  • 26-12-15

Better than the ratings

I'm torn between 3 and 4 stars. I settled on three stars because it is a mystery novel and I was certain of the solution to the mystery before the book was half complete.

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