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Twisted

Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard
Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
4 out of 5 stars (56 ratings)
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Summary

Who is JT LeBeau?  

A best-selling crime writer, whose words have gripped the world.  

The only mystery greater than his stories is his true identity.  

One woman thinks she's found him - her husband has millions in the bank and a letter for the enigmatic author.   

But the truth is far more twisted.... 

©2019 Steve Cavanagh (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

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  • Sophie
  • Brisbane, Australia
  • 30-01-19

Sadly not as good as Thirteen. Lacklustre reader.

Absolutely loved Thirteen and the Eddie Flynn series and pre ordered Twisted in lively expectation of another fabulous listen,
but sadly, the narrator's style almost lost me from the start. Laurence Bouvard's caricature repertoire of "dumb and slow" drawly cop voice, silly high pitched southern female voice and a really unbelievable main male character voice pretty much spoilt it for me from the get go.
For me, a book is made or lost by the narrator, Adam Sims, in my opinion, is perfect in the Eddie Flynn books, wish they'd just used him again. I persevered however, and the second part of the book was certainly more interesting than the start, but the ending just left me wishing I'd picked something else. Roll on the next Eddie Flynn novel!

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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It's Okay

Not as gripping as Eddie Flynn stories really, but it's an entertaining enough novel. Hard to find a character you'd empathise with here.

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Unutterably stupid, banal & pointless

I had to read the entire book as I was waiting for the much celebrated ‘twist’ in the novel. It never materialised - unless you believe retrofitting the story to suit whatever ludicrous rubbish you come up with next constitutes a twist. I was also horribly fascinated by the paper thin characters, the casual homophobia, the achingly old fashioned gender bias and the litany of cliches wheeled out to prop up the ‘plot’. I imagine the author is laughing all the way to the bank, having conned someone into publishing this dross. Good on him :)

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Amazing

What a storyline ! Ever increasing twists kept me on the edge of my seat for every page. One of the BEST books out there. So Steve please keep writing!

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Disappointed

I was really looking forward to this book having enjoyed the Eddie Flynn series so much. However, it was disappointing, whilst the story was fairly good in my mind there was one twist too many.
Unfortunately I did not like the narrator, her portrayal of one of the main male characters was very whiney, but the female characters were better.
As an avid listener to Audiobooks I did listen right to the end, but half way through the story I was ready to return the book, I don’t like to be defeated but this one came very close to it. I hope that the authors next offering is more in keeping with his previous books. This story could have been so much more ....

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Best of his books!

Fantastic, well paced and kept us guessing all the way. We’ve enjoyed Steve Cavannagh’s previous books very much but had to admit this is the best one yet. Please kept them coming!!

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Great story but...

Was hoping Eddy Flynn would be central to this, sadly not a single appearance. I found the story full of twists and turns and engaging, but the narration was a big disappointment. The characters were a little one dimensional so it was difficult to care one way or the other what happened to them. However, the story itself was worth it.

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Good, but not one of his best.

Keeps you guessing all the way through but for me it was too complicated and at times very difficult to follow.

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Excellent read

I brought this book because I have listened to the Eddie Flynn books. OMG the title to this book is true to word. Loads of twits and turns keeps you on the edge all away through.

Even mentions Eddy Flynn you will not be disappointed in this book 10 out of 10

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Lives up to its title!!

Twisted by Steve Cavanagh
5 stars!!

I am still on my crime thriller kick and to be honest, I cannot get enough them, and this one ticked all my boxes. Set around the literary world, this one had me hooked from first to last page, and I couldn’t put it down. I tend to listen to my thrillers rather than read them, enjoying the narration as the narrators get into character and give that suspenseful edge, and in this case, the narrator did just that. The author does a fantastic job, and the book certainly lives up to its title, the ending I never saw coming and the overall “winner,” if you can call the person that, left a bitter taste. But alas, conniving is the name of the game.

This was definitely a rollercoaster of a ride with some seriously unhinged characters, but it is this that just made this book. In this case insanity bred creativity, and murder created best selling books. JT LeBeau is a best-selling crime author, and as soon as his books are released they go straight to number one and stay there. Superbly talented, written under a pseudonym and no-one knows his true identity, not even his publisher. Anyone that does find out his true identity ends up dead and the main character in his next book.

Steve Cavanagh gently brings the characters to life in the beginning, but when the story really gets into its own, the hits just keep coming. I had to rewind a few times just to make sure I understood what was said which often left the jaw-dropping at the most inopportune times. My brain was running a mile a minute as I tried to piece together the clues and just when you thought you had it sussed, Steve Cavanagh spins it in another direction.

Twisted was certainly an entertaining read, sick and twisted with plenty of suspense and intrigue and a fast-paced plot that won’t let you get off the ride. My earbuds were permanently cemented into my ears until the last dulcet tone of the narrator had wormed its way into my psyche and the jigsaw pieces that had been missing throughout, finally slotted into place. Trust no-one, trust nothing you read and you’re good to go. I will definitely be reading more from this author, and if this is anything to go by, I am in for a treat.


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