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Saturday, October 10, 2015
3:46 PM | Posted by Andrea Corley
My Rating: 5 of 5 Butterflies
Title: Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes
Author: Karin Slaughter
Series: Stand Alone
Narrator: Kathleen Early
Length: 2 hours and 23 minutes
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Published: August 3, 2015
Source: Publisher via Audiobook Jukebox
Format: Unabridged Audio
Genres: Fiction; Mystery; Suspense; Thriller
Subjects: Missing Persons Investigation; Women College Students;
Michael Connelly calls Karin Slaughter "unrivaled among thriller writers." This gripping, unforgettable short story - releasing shortly before Karin's highly anticipated new novel Pretty Girls - proves it.
A beautiful young girl was walking down the street - when suddenly …
Julia Carroll knows that too many stories start that way. A beautiful and intelligent nineteen-year-old college freshman, she should be carefree. But instead she is frightened - because girls are disappearing without a trace.
Fellow student Beatrice Oliver and a homeless woman called Mona-No-Name are missing, both gone after being snatched off the street. Julia is determined to discover the reason behind their disappearances - before she's next.
©2015 Karin Slaughter (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
For a short story/novella, this title has it all! It was captivating...mesmerizing...engaging...thrilling!! Do you get the point? And all of that happens in less than three hours of listening! You can't get any more amazing than that!
I think that novella's are a special breed of writing, and some writes have the niche for it, and other's don't...some writers write them to perfection, other are a colossal failure! Karin Slaughter's Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes definitely falls under the perfection category!
This was my first title by this author, and I honestly don't think that I could have selected a better first, at least for wanting to continue reading works by this author! I've been wanting to check out her work for a few years now, it just seems that I can never get around to it! You all know how those ridiculously long TBR piles are!! I am super stoked to say that I have read a Karin Slaughter book, and I most definitely can guarantee you that I will read many more titles to come!
Kathleen Early is totally on point as a narrator of this story, but then again, I haven't found a title that I've listened to of hers that she hasn't met the criteria of perfections! She is totally awesome at changing her voice to suit other characters, especially children, and leaves me mystified at her greatness! Awesome choice in narrators!
Overall, you can't go wrong with reading Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes! I mean, seriously, what other title can you have finished in one setting, and put the book down feeling totally fulfilled and satisfied as if you just read a full-scale novel? Right here...that's where!
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