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  • Summary

  • Matthew Hanson is a forensic phonetician and the best audio profiler in America. He is able to create a psychological and visual profile of people using only tones, noises, dialects and voice colours. Thanks to him, some of the most dangerous criminals are in jail. Blackmailers, hostage-takers, assassins, the critical evidence that brought them to justice - short audio recordings. Hanson is fascinating, charismatic, difficult to see through. And: he is in solitary confinement.

    A year ago he brutally murdered a homeless woman. The burden of proof was overwhelming. Hanson himself confessed to the crime and led the police to the corpse. And yet there are questions. Why would one of the brightest police advisers commit such a poorly planned murder? Why does Hanson refuse any defence? And why does he refuse all interviews - even one with the young true crime blogger Julia Abbot, who comes across inconsistencies during her research that could prove his innocence?

    Driven by a traumatic incident in her past, Julia is not deterred by Hanson's insistence on his guilt. She decides to conduct her own investigation, which leads her to answers and dangers she never expected.

    Directed by David Beck

    With

    Kyle Abdullah as Hadrian

    Mark Arnold as Kalinsky

    Joseph Balderrama as Timothy

    Nathaniel Curtis as Elyas

    John-Christian Bateman as Varberg

    Annelise Bianchini as Julia

    Laurence Bouvard as Julia’s Mother

    Sammy Broly as Morton

    Laura Brook as Conradson

    Dan Burgess as Policeman 2

    Adam Burkholder as Carson

    Eliza Butterworth as Matilda

    John Chancer as Cronkite

    Philip Desmeules as Milo

    Derek Hagen as Stratton

    Erick Hayden as Hanson

    Walles Hammonde as Ryan

    Greg Lockett as Paul

    Shai Matheson as Fred

    Stuart Milligan as the Narrator

    Siri Steinmo as the Psychologist

    All other parts were played by members of the company.

    ©2021 Audible, Ltd (P)2021 Audible, Ltd
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Episodes
  • Mar 11 2021

    Julia plays with fire when she opens Pandora's box.

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    23 mins
  • Mar 11 2021

    The drama continues as Julia perseveres with her enquiries.

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    1 hr and 59 mins
  • Mar 11 2021

    Julia is closer to getting to the bottom of the mysery but is her stomach strong enough for what she is about to discover?

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    1 hr and 12 mins

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Can't wait for the English version of Auris 2 & 3!

Once I started listening to it, I just couldn't let it stop! There might be some details in the story that aren't too "reasonable", the story is still full of excitement with its twists and turns.
I have to admit somehow I have guessed the culprit behind everything, yet the truth is no less stunning than it is.
I couldn't help searching for its sequel right after the last episode ended, pity only the German version was available. I hope the English version could be produced soon enough! I just can't wait to listen to it!

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Great listening just wish each chapter auto played

Great listening just wish each chapter auto played good plot, well read, and exciting on the edge twists

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superb

nice thriler and mistery...like this kind of book and thanks for the free book...apreciate all team

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Good story but some poor acting

Overall I enjoyed the story but the male lead was so wooden at times that it was painful.

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PowerPoint Noir

This is so bad it almost feels like a pastiche. Unfortunately, it's not even good enough at being bad to be that.

The narrator gives it big licks in a noir style, but the words don't match. The writing is clunky, overly formal, has no actual voice. As the title says, it feels like someone is delivering a PowerPoint presentation in a Dick Tracey accent.

The acting is bad. Really bad. They are sometimes surprised by the sentences they are reading, half way through. Maybe that's the moment in dawns on them how bad this is.

I listened to episode 1 and only carried on to the end of it so I could write this review. Thanks, but no thanks.

Also, this isn't free. It's paid for by our subscriptions. It's preferable to the badly delivered self help that's been served up lately, right enough.

It's hard to believe you are the guys who brought us West Cork, the Zeta Family and Karupt FM. Oh, remember those heady days.

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bad

oh my, this is so badly written. even for free it's a waste of time and effort. got ten minutes into episode one and had to stop. more free stories audible, but better quality please.

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Good fun

In the style of Baldacci or Deaver's Lincoln Rhyme. Maximum plot twists, high drama after the plot exposition is set up. Good narrator - I quite like the soundscapes, even if it feels like it's trying to drive emotions a bit too blatantly - I still prefer good prose. Very professionally produced. Don't count the amount of 'then suddenly' used!

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Just Awful

Ridiculous plot, if you can call it that. Gratuitously unpleasant. Stopped listening well before end.

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Dire

I listen to a lot of radio drama and have done so for the best part of 50 years. When done well it is a delight. The acting in this is dire. Now, it might be that it was recorded under the exceptional circumstances of lockdown during the COVID pandemic. If that is the case then I would be less critical. But if it was recorded under such conditions then the description should make that clear so that I can take that into account.

The premise of the story is interesting. The acting is, I am sorry to say, so poor that the storyline just cannot survive and I lost interest very quickly.

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Absolutely brilliant!

This story was thrilling, the voice talents and production were amazing. Very much enjoyed.

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  • S.S. Muser
  • 14-09-22

So contrived.

Much like bad RP from AOL in the 90s, this podcast features many “as if’s “ and “almost like’s “. For the four episodes I managed to make it thru, I just kept asking myself why we have to use first names in every single bit of dialogue and every sentence. Why does the protagonist ask herself rhetorical questions for filler? Why do we need shock-value circumstances? I do not recommend this to anyone who enjoys actual mystery.

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  • Remy
  • 31-08-22

We need more of this

Sebastian Fitzec has quickly become one of my favorite authors. The only problem, not enough of his books are translated into English. While this story was not written by him, it was inspired, and only makes me want to read more of his books. That said, it's been two years since this came out, and there's no continuation from the major cliffhanger at the end of it. I really want there to be more of this. It was a fascinating story with a few twists I didn't see coming. Very much worth a listen. the only slight down side were some of the characters casting were ... questionable, a couple odd performances too. But I'd listen to it again, and I'd happily continue it.

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  • K. Connor
  • 30-08-22

fire the translator

the dialog was just terrible and made for painful listening experience.
not sure who translated from German to English, willing to bet he wasn't a native speaker, it felt like a literal translation.

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  • Lisa Dubois
  • 25-08-22

Excellent!

Great story. So glad I stumbled upon this podcast series. I hope there is more to follow.

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  • Rebecca Myers
  • 17-08-22

Think again

If you think this story is about someone with an amazing ability, think again - it’s about an entitled, self-centered brat forcing her way into a situation where she is clearly not wanted. I would love to find out what actually happens to Auris, but it’s so painful to listen to her non-stop whining, inept thought patterns and unbelievable lack of care for anyone around her (except as it directly and 100% benefits her) that I just can’t. Seriously, complaining to a man in a prison hospital bed about how bad *her* day has been, when it’s completely the product of her decisions, short-sightedness and hubris? Really? Also disappointing is the ridiculous posturing of her half-brother, who could have been a pretty interesting character. Nearly all of the characters, and most of the ‘action’, is just a waste of time and space. Some of the voice actors might be good; they just don’t have much to work with. Misleading title, misleading description; just skip it and save yourself the frustration.

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  • Israel Ochoa
  • 18-07-22

Great story

This was performed beautifully and has a great story line. Def worth your time. Looking forward to part 2.

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  • tammy
  • 04-05-22

Great performance!

Loved it for the story line and actors; the sound effects enhanced the story. Suspense and thrilling

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  • Traci
  • 15-04-22

Gripping

Edge of the seat thriller! Very interesting. Lots of twists and turns. Suspenseful! Great ending!

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  • Ana
  • 30-03-22

Loved this podcast! Hoping there's a second season

This podcast kept me hooked from beginning to end! Really well acted and storytelling, would love to see this have a second season. The twist kept on coming out of nowhere! really recommend this to anyone who loves suspense and crime dramas

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  • itsprobablyme
  • 23-02-22

Good Podcast with Twist

I loved the mystery and plot twists. It's good story and kept me hooked all this time.