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No Escape

Written by: Mary Burton
Narrated by: Jean Alexander
Length: 11 hrs

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Publisher's Summary

He Was Taught How To Kill

Even behind bars, serial killer Harvey Day Smith exudes menace. Psychologist Jolene Granger has agreed to hear his dying confession, vowing not to let the monster inside her head. And Harvey has secrets to share - about bodies that were never found, and about the apprentice who is continuing his grisly work....

And Now He'll Teach Them

He buries his victims alive the way his mentor Harvey did, relishing their final screams as the earth rains down. And as one last gift to the only father he knew, he'll make the most perfect kill of all.

How To Die

Everything about this investigation is unnerving Jo, from Harvey's fascination with her to the fact that she's working alongside Texas Ranger Brody Winchester, her ex-husband. Harvey's protégé is growing bolder and more vicious every day. And soon the trail of shallow graves will lead them to the last place Jo expected, and to the most terrifying truth of all....

©2013 Mary Burton (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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  • Judy
  • 29-04-17

Excellent book, horrible narration

The story had a great plot twist and I enjoyed it from beginning to end. However, the narrator was horrible, probably the worst I've ever listened to. She sounded like a first grader learning to read. It was difficult to figure out where one character's dialogue ended and the next began. I'm looking forward to the next book and hoping she's not the narrator.

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  • Tracy
  • 24-02-15

An Easy Romantic Thriller

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

It was not a waste of time, and was a good way to stay entertained while driving and doing other tasks.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Serial killers from the past. And a hint that one may be returning in future novels.

Have you listened to any of Jean Alexander’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I don't think I've heart this narrator before, but she was very good.

Was No Escape worth the listening time?

Yes, I suppose so, since I was not in the mood for a demanding listen.

Any additional comments?

This was okay, a decent listen. Worth the credit if you enjoy romantic thrillers and mysteries.

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  • JD
  • 17-02-14

Struggled to finish but it was ok

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

It was a good way to fill up time for a long drive, but it didn't give the feeling of "I have to read more!"

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jean Alexander?

Yes, she was a bit dry and uneventful

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  • SIMPLY08
  • 18-11-16

good book

I loved the book and gave it 5 stars because it had everything I like; suspense, drama, romance and solving the who done it. I had to listen to the beginning twice because I didn't realize there was a prologue. The characters were well developed and the suspense was palpable. The relationship between the main characters was believable and well thought out. The narrator was great at character voice recognition and I look forward to listening to other books narrated by her. I am new to audible and becoming a fan. I would like to read and listen to more books by this author.

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  • Bronwyn Mandigo
  • 02-07-15

Interesting

Great plot twist! I really enjoyed the happy ending as well as the good feeling you get when a bad guy is caught.

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  • Loves to shop
  • 01-03-14

Good thriller

Where does No Escape rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Middle of the road. I was not overly impressed by the reader unfortunately but it was a fair job. Not one I had to turn off at least. The story was pretty good but did get a little predictable near the end but it was a good listen.

What was one of the most memorable moments of No Escape?

Not going to give anything away! There were a few real good surprises in there as well!

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  • Pam
  • 28-02-20

Terrible Narration

This is a different narrator that the first book in the series. As one review mentioned, it's hard to tell when one character has finished speaking and the next starts. The narration makes the characters sound wayyyyy to formal and unrelatable. Even characters we met in the first book of the series seem like different people in this book because of the way the narrator is reading it.

The characters have no personality because of the way she's over enunciating the words and putting no feeling into things. The way it's being narrated is so distracting, it makes it hard to follow or enjoy the book.

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  • Christine Jimenez
  • 11-01-20

Full of suspence

Full of suspence and action.
I couldn't put the book down.
I absolutely love Mary Burton.

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  • JoChavezFam
  • 05-12-19

can't wait for book 3!

love this trilogy. I just can't get enough. I can't wait to see what book 3 entails

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  • Allendra Scruggs
  • 12-06-19

enjoyable

enjoyed it overall, but the Texas twang became annoying, and I'm from Texas...that should be an indicator. will continue to enjoy Mary Burton