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Twisted

Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard
Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
4 out of 5 stars (90 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!

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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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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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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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What utter garbage

Thought I liked the author, but this book was rubbish. Repetitive, drawn out, and plain boring. And don't get me started on the southern accents!

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A good story well narrated

loads of twists and turns really enjoyable. I didn't like the ending but that's just personal preference.
Highly recommended

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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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  • Gargs
  • 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