I too almost sent the book back without listening to the entire story, but I usually like Alifair Burke's writing and thought I'd stick it out. The story is not bad it's the reader who has an Australian accent . It puts you off the book and does not correspond to the location of the story. I have two other books on my list with this reader and am considering taking them off my list.
First I just could not stand to listen to the narrator. Otherwise I just do prefer Alafair's dads writing over hers. Pass on this one and you will easily find a better audiobook!
I rarely write a review, but in this case I just have to say the the narrator is bad, bad !! I am only struggling thru to the end because I really like Alafair Burke. The narrator is just distracting. Mis-pronounes words, and is just hard to listen to. I have gone back thru my requested books and taken anything narrated by her off my list.
Betty Bobbitt did a great job narrating this book. Alafair Burke spins an interesting story about a man who is framed for murder and political corruption. Apparently Burke was an ADA in Portland so she paints a realistic life of an ADA in the small details of an attorney. Lots of suspense and some court room drama, the pace moved right along. Looking forward to more books in this series.
I have enjoyed both Alafair Burke's books. The narrator of this was too British and too old to make the book easy to listen to. Samanatha Kincaid is young and feisty, not reserved and "mature". The other characters sounded so out of place for Portland.
A former deputy district attorney in Portland, Oregon, Alafair Burke now teaches criminal law at Hofstra Law School and lives in New York City. A graduate of Stanford Law School, she is the author of the Samantha Kincaid series, which includes the novels "Judgment Calls", "Missing Justice", and "Close Case". Her most recent book is "Angel's Tip", the second thriller featuring Ellie Hatcher.