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Twisted

Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard
Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (133 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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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!

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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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Very clever

The thing is, and I don't know if you agree with me, when an author becomes known for writing brilliantly clever and evil plots, and then his new book has the reading world waiting with baited breath in anticipation, something is bound to go wrong! No need to panic, there's nothing wrong with Twisted; it's crafty, quirky, unique and Curly-Wurly-esque in its twistedness. (I'm just making words up now). If this had been my cherry popping Steve Cavanagh book, it would get 5 stars; but it's not. Mr Cavanagh is a victim of his own success, because, you see, I love Eddie Flynn. I really, really love Eddie Flynn, and I love Adam Sims, the narrator, therefore anything Mr Cavanagh writes that doesn't have Eddie Flynn in the starring role and isn't narrated by Adam Sims, I'm going to struggle with. Having said all that, Laurence Bouvard narrates Twisted superbly. I just adore her accent, and the story line is inspired and unique in a literary world that has seen every twist and turn possible, Mr Cavanagh has managed to carve out an entirely new loop-the-loop. His writing is masterful and eloquent and I listened to nearly 12 hours in just 2 sessions because I was transfixed. The only thing missing for me is Eddie! Assuming you are a normal and rational person and not in love with a fictional character in a book, then I highly recommend you listen to Twisted and give it the full 5 stars. You can thank me later!

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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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Great story marred by the male voices

The story was fantastic but the overall experience was marred by the reading of the male voices, which all sounded like a variation of Forrest Gump parodies

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Really good

I had thought this was from the Eddie Flynn series but was pleasantly surprised to discover it wasn’t as (although I bought it) I think the Flynn books had run their course.

This was interesting and enjoyable. My only issue, and I’m being churlish because I think narrators are very talented, was that some of the narration was comical and didn’t match the description of the characters.

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What happened to Cavanagh?

What happened tto this author? His first few books were quite good. Now he seems to have lost himself in one of his own ridiculous twists. 'What is truth and what is fiction?" Twisted keeps asking. My question is: Is it crime or is it a delirious fantasy?
As for the narrator, may I suggest that if you can't do a plausible male voice, don't. Just read it in your own voice, it's much kinder to the listener.

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wow

loved this book, keeps you guessing right to the end. Just when you think you've solved it Steve throws in another twist. Couldn't stop listening to it. keeps you on edge right to the very end. If this was Ebay I would be saying A++++++++++

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Stick with it. But narrator's male voices r awful

I was on the verge of sending this book back. I thought the story contrived, and the characters unlikeable. UNTIL around chapter 22 and then it all becomes clear. The author has cleverly lulled the reader into a false sense of security. From this point on it is a rollercoaster ride, and utterly riveting. Twist upon twist, none of which I had foreseen. Superb book, worthy to stand alongside 13. Stick with it, its brilliant! PS there is a free short dramatized story after the book ends, so don't turn it off, keep it running.

The narrator was fine when reading the story, and could at a push do female voices, but the male voices were dreadful and grated on my nerves. I almost gave up because of those dreadful voices. They all sounded like retarded hillbillies with throat cancer.

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Rivetting

I finished the audiobook of Steve Cavanagh's fiendishly clever 'Twisted', yesterday. This book wrong footed me all the way through and delivered a jaw dropping finale. I can't recommend it, and Steve's brilliant Eddie Flynn novels, highly enough.

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  • 06-08-19

A great read

Gripped me from being to end. A must read. Well narrated a great title so bring on the next one