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Fair Warning

By: Michael Connelly
Narrated by: Peter Giles,Zach Villa
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Summary

Veteran reporter Jack McEvoy has taken down killers before, but when a woman he had a one-night stand with is murdered in a particularly brutal way, McEvoy realises he might be facing a criminal mind unlike any he's ever encountered.

McEvoy investigates - against the warnings of the police and his own editor - and makes a shocking discovery that connects the crime to other mysterious deaths across the country. But his inquiry hits a snag when he himself becomes a suspect.

As he races to clear his name, McEvoy's findings point to a serial killer working under the radar of law enforcement for years and using personal data shared by the victims themselves to select and hunt his targets.

©2020 Michael Connelly (P)2020 Orion Publishing Group

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Chapters chop off 8 & 9 so far

I was really looking forward to this book and so far the storyline is engaging, exciting and it’s great to see Jack back.

The actual editing of the story and narration is not doing the book justice. At the end of two or three chapters so far the narrator is cut off. We are losing a sentence or two of the work.

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A bit dreary

I felt that this book is a little jaded, I am getting fed up with the self opinionated characters.

The story was OK but I don't feel that I would have missed out on anything if I'd given it a miss.

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Errors in audio editing

Enjoying the story so far, but as a previous reviewer has reported, chapters 8 and 9 cut off before the finish, haven’t got any further than that yet.

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I tried so hard to finish it

First I like to say I am a big Harry Bosch fan, love the books. So I get that this needs to differentiate with that character. I enjoyed the first book, got through the second, but this one I have given up. Don't like the repeat story, don't like the character representation and the narration is a complete wind-up. I know I am typically English and tend to be a little laid back, but who goes through the day basically arguing and upsetting all around them. It is a constant theme and it grates. I know the narrator has most probably been instructed to read in that way, but my usual trick of speeding up the reading just to get through it doesn't work as the result is making him sound even more neurotic. The story and narration are dreadful and I don't get the overall 4.5 rating. I will try to finish it and come back if I get there...

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Can't like Jack MacAvoy

Unlike Connelly's other major characters (Bosch and Mickey Haller) its very difficult to like Jack MacAvoy who seems to want the story at all cost as opposed to doing whats right. Not my favourite, Bosch and Haller much better

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excellent

it took me a while to get my head around jack again, it's been a long long time since the last full blown outing.
after this the storyline was great with some cool twists and turns.
highly recommended.
Great narration from both and a story that held me close to it .

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Superb Thriller

'Fair Warning' is a really gripping and engaging thriller. It is beautifully read and a joy to listen to. Michael Connelly is always great with his research and the plot's many strands have a contemporary and authentic feel about them. That the book so effortlessly and credibly glides along is a real testament to his skill as an author and if the definition of a thriller is that you always want to know what happens next then this novel, once again, ticks that box. He really is the best of the best. Also, do listen to the excellent interview at the end.

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solid

It's Michael Connelly. There's no showboating. You get solid engrossing, forward-driving, wish I had time to listen to the whole thing today, story. Believable characters with their own voices, situations you can imagine happening, never a fault in the plot. Great stuff.

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Down in story quality to 4 stars

“I probably sounds like a whiny ***hole”

You are Jack. After fantastic 2 previous books that got me buying every Michael Connelly books, this one is a let down. But I soldiered on and finished the book.

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Amazing as always

Great story, great suspense and gripping as you always can expect from Mr Connelly.
Great narrator too!

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