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Kisscut

Narrated by: Kelly Culpin
Series: Grant County, Book 2
Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
4 out of 5 stars (63 ratings)

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Summary

Stumbling upon a shoot-out, Sara Linton - paediatrician and medical examiner - finds herself entangled in a horrific tragedy. And what seems at first to be a terrible but individual catastrophe proves to have wider implications when the autopsy reveals evidence of long-term abuse and ritualistic self-mutilation.

Sara and Police Chief Jeffrey Tolliver start to investigate, but the children surrounding the victim close ranks and the families turn their backs. Then a young girl is abducted, and it becomes clear that the first death is linked to an even more brutal crime. And unless Sara and Jeffrey can uncover the deadly secrets the children are hiding, it's going to happen again....

©2002 Karin Slaughter (P)2008 Random House AUDIO GO

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Shocking but brilliant!

I couldn't wait to get started on the 2nd book in this Grant County series and I wasn't disappointed in anyway! Kisscut is shocking in places but kept me engaged the whole time and every time I finished a chapter, I couldn't wait to start the next! The subject is dark but the book is brilliant and Karin Slaughter yet again has done herself proud. Now can't wait to start the next one!

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Dark, disturbing story

Second book in Karin Slaughter’s Grant County series, the story in this one is quite disturbing at times and whilst it makes one feel uncomfortable it is still a compelling read/listen thanks to the quality of the writing.

Unfortunately the narration spoils the overall experience because it is so stilted and dull.

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The story is read by 13 year old with a reading age of 8.

Anyone can just ‘read’ aloud. Only good readers can give the book some life. This narrator could not do more than read rather badly. She kept getting emphasis and inflection wrong which results in sentences not making sense. She also races so you can’t follow any of it.

Frustrating and hugely detracts from the story.

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Great story awful narrator

The story is amazing I’ve read it a number of times but thought hey I’ll listen instead!
What a big big big mistake. The narrator is just awful. In fact I couldn’t finish the story. None of the characters had passion none of them had different voices, most males in the story sounded more like females and the females more like males.

Do you remember sitting in class and the teacher asked a class mate to read out loud?! Well this woman is worse it was short, clipped & monotone. “I said she said he said we did”

Karin Slaughters books are amazing and I am so disappointed to have to write this... please note, read the book do not listen to this awful mess

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Terrible narrator

Good story, terrible narrating. Really difficult to listen to. Which is a shame. Would not recommend for audio but would for reading.

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Ugh

The narrator made everyone sound like angsty, uninterested teens. But the book overall was great.

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  • Nicole
  • Flemington, Australia
  • 29-09-18

Badly dated

I love this writer but can not recommend this book due to some large plot holes, and some dated concepts that are now viewed differently than they were in the past.

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Chilling story

Karin Slaughter's story draws you in, despite the feeling that you're so uncomfortable with it. The characters are strong and your emotions run high on times. Good can't quite overcome evil because the effects on individuals is horrendous. Apart from some odd voices, the narrator did well. I became distracted for a few chapters when the recording had an echo. Otherwise it was a worthwhile experience.

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  • Ian
  • Uk NW England
  • 26-04-16

Kisscut

Good story but the narrator sounds like a computer. Little tone, emphasis or feeling to the reading. Shame.