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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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Arrrrrrrgggghhhhhh!!

I didn’t even read the reviews because Cavanagh has become my favourite author, he is one hell of a writer......don’t get me wrong, it is still a great story.......but, I have just finished and read the reviews and we all have the same thing that messes with the Cavanagh genius.....it’s the narrator. SHE IS DIRE. After every listen I ended up feeling wound up but my loyalty to Cavanagh and to support his rogue book away from Yhe Flynn series kept me going. She gets in the way of the impact of the story and it’s by listening to her soul breaking drawl for every character that you realise just how important a good narrator is. I didn’t realise just how much till now. At times it was almost joke like it was so bad. It’s a great disservice to Cavanagh I feel. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get past it enough to give my usual unfailing 5 stars that Cavanagh always gets from me. The narrator well and truly spoilt it and not just for me it seems and for that reason I can’t recommend the audio book...... read the hard copy instead. I’m sure it would be a better experience. Sorry Steve......

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Disappointing

Not a patch on the Eddie Flynn books. Could have been written by a different author entirely. Confusing and I felt the plot was manipulated to add ‘twists’ to the story which were neither necessary or believable. Please stick to your winning format Steve. I really didn’t enjoy this much.

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So dull

Very disappointing. Hard to believe it’s the same author as the Eddi Flynn books. I stuck with it too chapter 12, then gave up. Painfully slow, far too much mundane detail. However clever the plot twists at the end of the book, it isn’t worth the time. And I don’t care how someone cleans a table. I’ve been harsh about the performance but to be fair, not sure how you would make this interesting

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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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  • 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