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Sunday, September 14, 2014
9:23 PM | Posted by Andrea Corley
My Rating: 3 of 5 Butterflies
Title: The Shadow Killer
Author: Gail Bowen
Series: Charlie D #3 [Can be read as Stand Alone]
Narrator: Daniel Maté
Length: Unabridged; 1 hour, 21 minutes
Publisher: Post Hypnotic Press
Published: July 5, 2013
Source: Publisher via Audiobook Jukebox
Format: Audio; Hightail MP3 Download
Genres: Fiction; Mystery
Subjects: Radio Broadcasters; Radio Talk Shows; Murder
It's Father's Day weekend - a tough time for Charlie D, host of a late-night radio call-in show that offers supportive advice to troubled listeners. For years Charlie has been alienated from his father - a retired politician who was always too busy for his son when Charlie was growing up. The trouble is, his dad has chosen this weekend to attempt to reconcile with his son. Charlie is not keen to forgive. But Charlie's personal issues suddenly seem mundane when an email arrives from a young listener that outlines his very specific plans to kill not just his father but his entire family. The deeply troubled boy could be anywhere, and Charlie has just two hours to discover his identity and stop him from murder. Rapid Reads are intended for a diverse audience, including ESL students, reluctant readers, adults who struggle with literacy and anyone who wants a high-interest, quick listen. ©2011 Gail Bowen (P)2013 Post Hypnotic Press
I must say that this was probably my least favorite of all of the Charlie D short stories, but even though it was my least favorite, it still didn't make me dislike it. I think that each story has helped develop Charlie's character.
Gail Bowen seems to have a knack for writing short stories! I have said it before and I will probably say it at least one more time, but she has mastered the length of story for a short story! Too often, short stories are either way too short and don't divulge enough, or they are way too long and divulge way too much, but she seems to have the perfect recipe!
I was able to quickly listen to this and move on to finish the series with the easy listening from the narrator, Daniel Maté! His voice has left a lasting impression on me and even though I read these a couple months ago, I can still hear his voice ringing through, clear as day!!
Overall, it was a quick easy read and I didn't mind finishing at all!
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