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Monster: A Psychological Thriller

Narrated by: Susan Marlowe
Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
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Summary

It takes a survivor to know a madman. When the police need to crawl inside the mind of a monster, they call Caroline.

As a child, Caroline was abducted along with her twin sister. For over a year, their captor forced them to play his sick games, using their hunger to test the lengths they’d go to survive.

Caroline escaped. Her sister didn’t.

Now a young woman gnawed by survivor’s guilt, Caroline’s horrific past has left her with a unique gift to understand the twisted motivations of serial killers. She couldn’t save her sister-but she can at least help the police keep other girls safe.

But there’s something different about her latest case.

Something familiar.

Teenage girls are being murdered, their organs removed. As the scope of horror widens, Caroline begins to experience blackouts of lost time and disturbing hallucinations that are leading her to one terrible, impossible conclusion.

Caroline is a keeper of secrets. She knows her captor can’t be responsible.

Yet a message is being sent...a buried echo resurfacing...a personal connection of a dark and dangerous appetite.

©2019 S. E. Green (P)2019 S. E. Green

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I'm Amazed The Authur got away with it!

If you're a fan of the TV series Hannibal, you'll be utterly amazed at the parallel of this story and the one of serial killers daughter Abigail Hobbs with Dr. Lecter. if you are not familiar with that story then you might enjoy this but I was open mouthed with amazement all the way through with this blatant copy.

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Monster

This psychological thriller grabbed my attention from the very beginning and kept me on the edge of my seat until the very end. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes a dark thriller with lots of twists and turns. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because it kept switching back and forth from past to present with hallucinations or maybe some paranormal mixed it and it was sometimes hard to follow. I think I really need to listen to it a second time to get the full affect of the story. Susan Marlowe did a great job bringing each character to life with their own distinct voice. I received this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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  • Paignton Devon
  • 22-06-19

Amazing

Enjoyed this audio from start to finish hopefully more books to come well written too

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  • James T.
  • 21-06-19

3books aweek girl

So I’m a domestic engineer ( yes ) with 2 toddlers and a tween boy and a 4th one named husband. besides music , it’s audible books and this one sooo far has the only one that had my full attention. I didn’t drift or set it aside. My ear bud didn’t leave my ear from morning till dinner. So worth the credit. Need more

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  • Patty
  • 11-07-19

Monster

I have listened to so many books in the suspense genre, and I know from the beginning words which ones I will get interested in.. Monster was one of the interesting ones

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  • Kandie
  • 17-09-19

Narrator is horrible.

Ok, story was interesting. It had some slow spots but kept my interest, not the best I've read and not the worst. However, Susan Marlowe is one narrator I will never listen to again. In this book she is supposed to have a southern accent that comes and goes throughout. My biggest problem is her pronunciation of words with a double t. The word "written" is pronounced writ-ten NOT wri-hen as Ms. Marlowe thinks. She did this throughout the book never pronouncing the t's correctly, it drove me nuts.

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  • V Lamb
  • 29-08-19

No thanks

This book did not capture my attention. It was so dull my mind wandered while listening, but it didn't matter. Ten hours I'll never get back.

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  • Leesa gunter
  • 07-08-19

wow!

I wanted to stop reading two chapters in, but i was curious to see just how much this author had stolen from the tv series hannibal I got my answer. all of it! the entire plotline. the ending is the only thing she came up with herself.

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  • Katie
  • 02-08-19

Meh

Was the narrator talking like that on purpose to get into character or ...? Idk the book was ok, I finished it at least. Lasted way too long though

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  • Knightly Reading
  • 26-06-19

Captivating

Wow, this book is amazing!! Sick and twisted, and truly a story that will keep you thinking,
Caroline endured something no human should have to endure. She not only survived, but has the ability to think like a serial killer. This makes her the perfect profiler.

This is the first physiological thriller I have listened to, and it is awesome. The narrator did an amazing job with the voices. I really enjoyed this story!

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  • Kayla Krantz
  • 21-06-19

Intense!

Eerie and twisted.

This was a murder mystery with a paranormal edge. When she was a child, Caroline and her twin were abducted and tortured. Years later, Caroline is called in to help with what appears to be a series of cannibalistic murders. Caroline is no ordinary survivor, her experience gave her a unique ability to connect to the murderer, so much so that she begins to suspect there’s darkness in herself. Darkness she never knew existed.

This was a great suspense novel that kept me guessing right up until the end. This books shows that the monster you don’t know is much easier to identify than the one that you do.

The narration perfectly matched the tone of the story.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • TERRANCE
  • 08-08-19

Too convoluted

Listening to this book was like eating a dinner that your friend that can't cook made...you got through it okay but it just didn't leave you satisfied. This book is line 20 other books I've read this year.... maybe next I'll try non fiction

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  • Paula Not from Gualala
  • 01-07-19

It's pronounced 'buh tn' not 'buh-en'

Unlike other reviewers, I didn't mind the narrator droppin' the g while she's readin' the book; the story takes place in the south so no biggie. I do very much mind the lazy and annoying pronunciation of "cer-en" words like "written." Dear Miss Marlowe, the T is not silent and thus we don't say "wri--en" or "frigh--end." I might have thought it was all part of the southern patois but the title page was read this way also.

As for the story, I don't mind gruesome but this one tried too hard to shock. Also, the narrative swung so madly between the present, past, and hallucinations that I felt a little whiplashed. Kind of wish I'd returned it but it kept me somewhat entertained while gardening.

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