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Like a Charm

Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Desire leaves a man destroyed.... A young girl's curiosity reveals secrets better left hidden.... An accidental encounter on a train ends violently.... Ambition leads to a curious exchange.... An uncanny likeness changes two lives forever.... Here is a novel in 16 chilling parts, linked by a glittering charm bracelet that brings misfortune to everyone who handles it. In Like a Charm, the cream of British and American crime writers combine for a must-have collection. From 19th-century Georgia, where the bracelet is forged in fire, to wartime Leeds, a steam train across Europe, the violent backstreets of 1980s Scotland, present-day London, a Manhattan taxi, the Mojave Desert, and back to Georgia, each writer weaves a gripping story of murder, betrayal and intrigue.

©2003 Karin Slaughter (P)2010 Random House AUDIO GO

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horrible voice quality

bad quality shocking to listen to and you really don't make it easy to complain

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  • Lyndel
  • Lilydale, Australia
  • 23-07-2019

Dissatisfied and Disappointed and more

Depressing Violent. Crude. Vile Language.
And those are the highlights, the first half of the short stories delight in the violent abuse of women, except the very beginning.
Though it’s the vilest crudest, it’s the only one with a gentle Southern voice the narrator uses, all the rest grate and assault the ear. Truly awful to hear.
Most of the stories are by my favourite mystery thriller writers. I can’t recognise one, let alone commend anyone to listen or read.
If only I’d paid attention to the 1st review my money wouldn’t be wasted.
Forced to give one star before Audible accepted review, but it doesn’t deserve any.

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  • P&I
  • 21-08-2011

Terrible book!

This is by far the worst book I've ever listened to. Chewed through the first few chapters - long winded, boring and incredibly racist. Stopped it after a few chapters.

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  • Carol Wootton
  • 19-04-2016

Not for me <br />

The summary sounded good, but I found the stories a bit too brutal. There was too much violence against women and the story on the train with the young man who was a bit slow was a distasteful I my opinion. I got half way through and didn't want to listen to any more. I listen to fiction to be entertained but I didn't find this book entertaining.

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  • Pauline
  • 23-09-2012

Probably my worst purchase so far

Extremely disappointing and not the quality of work I would normally associate with Karin Slaughter, Mark Billingham, etc. whose books I have enjoyed in the past.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-05-2019

magical

I loved every moment if it. The narrator made every moment believable and worth while.

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  • Annczok
  • 18-11-2016

loved it! thank you!

it was my first audio book ever and i found it extremely hard to stop listening to it