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Moonrise

By: Anne Stuart
Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
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Summary

Annie Sutherland is a woman determined to uncover the truth about her father's death. She had thought he was a low-level bureaucrat but, after his murder, begins to suspect his true profession was more complex.

She goes seeking answers from her father's protégé and successor at the CIA, James McKinley. What she gets from him instead is a one-way trip to a shadowy underworld filled with intrigue, terror - and passion. Now she's in over her head.

©2016 Anne Stuart (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Excellent narration

Susan Ericksen is an excellent narrator, so much so, I started to look for audible books narrated by her instead of looking via the author!

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Boiled Sprat meets Tall Story Teller

Tiresome spoilt daughter of dead spook seeks answers from an Irish prodigee hit man.

"Smart" MCs do unsmart things throughout, The clue this will be a dappy romance is the children's storybook voice of the narrator. Had to speed the narration up to 1.1 to add pace to this "thriller". The flashbacks from her aged 7, in the now of the story line when he want to consumate, is just confusing. The barely there paragraphs breaks is also confusing.

A dull product of the time it was written. Gave up with 3 hrs to go.

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  • 10-10-22

Dark and twisty thriller

A different and original story.
A bit slow to start with but the story gathers pace and has lots of twists and turns. I found the pace ebbed and flowed and it was a bit repetitive at times but it is a 'page turner'. I didn't particularly like the characters but I did have some empathy with the protagonists and wanted peace and a kind of justice for them. Did I find it?
There are definitely dark moments in the book as it delves into the deep underworld of things we don't want to know about. There are also some dark moments sexually which are a bit disturbing. Still, I found myself wanting to get to the end to see what happens.
A bit of a mixed bag for me but if you like twisty thrillers this is for you.

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Great thriller

Good characters, violent, dark humour. Lots of twists, cliff hanging moments. Would recommend and will look out for more by this author

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  • Cindy H.
  • 22-01-18

Moonrise

I suppose it’s not fair to write a review when I didn’t finish the book, but I just couldn’t empathize with either the H or h. He was too jaded & she was too naive. It’s possible he can be redeemed by the end of the book, but I don’t care about him enough to find out. I’ve enjoyed books by Anne Stuart before & I always love Susan Erickson’s work, but I just can’t get into this story.

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  • *Audio Addict*
  • 03-10-21

A dark romance!

Maybe I missed it, but just FYI this novel, although well written, contains domestic violence. I was a little put off by how crude some of it was…definitely not my taste. I also wasn’t too impressed by the lack of sense this gal seemed to have for said offender. He was repeatedly too rough with her sometimes hurting her significantly and other than the fact she had a crush on this guy as a youngster, I really don’t see the reason for the attraction? Love this author and will continue to peruse her long list of titles, but this one made my stomach churn 🥴.

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  • Dr.
  • 12-05-18

Hard to relate to the characters

Well are usually like Anne Stuart and the narrator does a great job I found Could not find any empathy for the characters and the plot was pretty obvious. Don’t let this review stop you from eating Anne Stuart But you may want to wait till this book is on sale

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  • JoAnn Dolan
  • 28-11-22

Disappointed

It is very hard to enjoy a book when you don’t really care for the main characters. I get the fact that you need intrigue to bring your characters together, but it was like beating a dead horse, Everything seemed predictable.

On the other hand, Susan Erickson, the reader did an amazing job! She could read me the want ads and I would be enthralled.

Would I recommend the book? No.

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  • J. Dettmer
  • 12-11-22

Storyline

Story was very riveting and alway love when Susan Erickson narrates.
Great plot and great ending

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  • laleh
  • 11-11-22

Great plot

Good story line. Well written. My only minor complaint is that the narrators voice just seemed a little off for the age of the the female character. But still a great story!

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  • Esther Stone
  • 16-10-22

Why?

The story had amazing twists and turns. It kept me coming back to find out what next. And then it turned into sexual violence and nigh on porn. I’m order to know how it ended, you had to wade through the disgusting descriptions of violent and ugly sex scenes. Not a fan! The narrator is perfection as always!!

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  • Desertrose
  • 12-09-22

script repetive

However the narrator gave the script drama and some believability. Could not listen past halfway, though except for the very last line, which I liked!

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  • LauraJean Farrar
  • 09-09-22

Interesting Listen

Though the story moved somewhat slow I found that it only enhanced the story. Susan Erickson is my favorite to listen to.

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  • jsilva
  • 06-09-22

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The narrator is great! But I didn’t really like the characters. The woman is so weak and can’t make up her mind if she wants to stay or go and it made me annoyed with her. Also wasn’t sure if the era. No mention of phones or technology, and he brought her onto a plane drugged.