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Cop Town

Narrated by: Lorelei King
Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (58 ratings)

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The compelling stand-alone novel from the Sunday Times best-selling author of Unseen and Criminal.

1970s Atlanta: A time of great change and yet for many the fierce desire to keep things exactly the same is still strong. For women like Maggie Lawson and Kate Murphy every day is a battle. From different sides of the tracks they are united in their determination to be good cops. But they have to fight the prejudice of people like Maggie's uncle Terry who are convinced a woman's place is in the home. And all this in a city where 10 cops are killed a year and most of the city is a no-go area - even for their male colleagues. Then Jimmy's partner is shot dead and Maggie and Kate find themselves caught up in a case that forces them to make choices. Choices that have far reaching consequences - for them, for the police force, and for the community as a whole.

©2014 Karin Slaughter (P)2014 Random House Audiobooks

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my least favorite of the Karin Slaughter's books.

The story just drags on! Characters are borderline annoying and I struggled to finish the book!

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If you like Karin Slaughter you'll like this.

I struggled initially with the narrator's speech patterns, but came to realise she did a great job with all of the voices.
The story was gritty as all Karin Slaughter books are, but it held me to the end. A great reminder of how far society has progressed in 45 years!

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RIVETING!

Fast paced cop drama set sometime in the early 70's, Georgia USA. Woman couldn't open their own bank accounts without a male relative going guarantor, Afro-American's were still being segregated AND women certainly couldn't be cops.... could they?
Karin Slaughter at her best, Lorelei King is brilliant!

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Boring, tedious and disappointed

I've thoroughly enjoyed every Karen Slaughter book so far so settled in for this story thinking I was getting the same. It went on and on not really going anywhere... the narrator was terrible and I had to ask for my credit back, I just couldn't persevere.

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  • C. Edwards
  • 31-07-2014

Different but as good as ever

Where does Cop Town rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I admit I haven't finished the book yet but wanted to get the message out that this book is as fantastic as a slasher slaughter fan could wish for despite being a bit different. I am totally hooked - as usual. So far it's up there with the best

What was one of the most memorable moments of Cop Town?

The pacing, the aggravating characters some of whom you can't help but love, the GRIPPING storyline

What about Lorelei King’s performance did you like?

The last Slaughter book I listened to was narrated by someone else. Thank goodness. Lore lei is back, she has the perfect tone and characterisation

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I remember the casual open sexism in this book, younger people wanting authentic vintage could do worse than listen to this story, it is painfully, pinpoint accurate to time and really atmospheric.

Any additional comments?

As a stand alone or new series, no need to read earlier books first, dive in. Warning high probability of addiction to Slaughter with this (and other) book(s) by this cracking writer .

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  • Dogstooth
  • 28-04-2015

Suspenseful!

I have not been a reader for some years so have no real knowledge of authors or their reputations. Karin Slaughter is a really great writer of suspense. I listened every night and had to restrict myself to just one hour per session or I would just have never got any sleep. Well worth the price and I will look out for others by her.

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  • Mrs
  • 01-09-2014

Lapped it up

It took a wee while to get it straight just who was who with the characters were but once things cleared this story hooks you in especially with the narrator who has a voice like honey.
It takes place in 1970s America there's a cop killer on the loose and two young female rookie police officers try to unravel the mystery against the odds made harder given all the prejudices of the time.
This was my first Karin Slaughter it won't be my last - totally acceptable - next one please.

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  • Russell K
  • 31-08-2015

Excellent thriller!

fantastic story with interesting characters. Voice is very American which some people may not like. i thought she was excellent with good characterisation. Recommended.

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  • excavatorjohn
  • 20-02-2015

Not up to scratch

Not up to Karin Slaughter's usual standard. Story was weak but the performance was quite good. It was unnecessarily long. Best part was the showdown with Chips.

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  • Heidi
  • 07-10-2014

love it. Didn't want to turn off

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. Hooks your attention. Fast moving and gripping

What was one of the most memorable moments of Cop Town?

the shock of unexpected actions

Which scene did you most enjoy?

that of the unexpected. Don't want to spoil for others! !!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

no don't think so

Any additional comments?

feel like your party of it add you make your way through the story

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  • Amanda Morgan
  • 23-04-2019

Not to her usual standard

I'm a long-time Slaughter fan, but this one just didn't do it for me. Too much casual male violence from accepting women. It's set in the 70s so attitudes were different then, but I never witnessed anything like this level of abuse. As for the male cops attitude to female cops..yes, I'll concede it probably was this bad, but this along with the domestic violence was too much of a stretch for me. I felt the story content was sacrificed just so Slaughter could throw another punch at a woman. She's written much better than this.

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  • George A Bear
  • 11-12-2016

Interesting book that keeps you guessing.

Cop Town does not focus on the characters we would normally find in a Karin Slaughter book. However, it is based in Atlanta in the late 60's ( early 70's?) when equality and diversity were not even thought about.

Someone is killing Cops! The story follows a new recruit in her first week as she untangles the culture and characters of her new job.

I have had this been for quiet a while and put off reading it because it was outside my expected parameters for Karin Slaughter. I made a mistake.

Great book that once started I found difficult to put down!

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  • MR KG Davies
  • 11-10-2016

Good story, annoying narration

This is a decent thriller with a good story but the narration is not great. I've listened to books with this narrator before and she did a good job, but for some reason here, every sentence, in some cases every word in a list ends in a strange 'sing song' inflection. I stuck with it, but nearly gave up.

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  • Elizabeth Irving
  • 13-02-2015

Interesting Cop Story

Good story. Well executed and kept my attention. Many turns to get the story told and come full circle. Recommended.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful