Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Karin Slaughter - Cold Cold Heart (Audio)

Title: Cold Cold Heart
hor: Karin Slaughter
Narrator: Megan Dodds
Publisher: with Random House
First Published:
Running time: 58 min 26 sec
Format: Audio Book (short story)
Rating: 5/10

For twenty years, Pam did her duty as loyal, compliant wife. She and John shared their friends, their careers, and a son - for richer for poorer, for better for worse. Until the day tragedy struck their family and John betrayed his wife in the most public of ways, walking away to a lucrative new life. For three years John becomes richer while Pam becomes poorer; John's life becomes increasingly
better while Pam's becomes worse. But then a reversal of fortune brings them back together, and Pam gets the chance for a revenge John could never have dreamt of...

When I started lis
tening to Cold Cold Heart, I suddenly remembered why I was put off audio books in the first place – the narration often sucks royally! In this instance, the narrator was someone called Megan Dodds and her voice is as flat as a pancake and as passionless as a squished passion fruit! I’ve only ever read one book by Karin Slaughter (Blindsighted) and I wasn’t overly impressed with that (I only rated it 6/10), but I thought I’d give her another chance with this short story, but it didn’t really change my opinion of her writing.

The plot was dull, the end was completely predictable and I was very disappointed by it as a whole. I don't think I'll be bothering with any other Karin Slaughter, which is a shame because I've heard some promising things, but I've been put right off her.


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