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Lena Adams has spent her life struggling to escape her past. She has only unhappy memories of Reece, the small town that nearly destroyed her. She's made a new life for herself as a police detective in Heartsdale, a hundred miles away. But nothing could prepare her for the violence that explodes when she is forced to return. A vicious murder leaves a young woman incinerated beyond recognition. And Lena is the only suspect.

When Heartsdale Police Chief Jeffrey Tolliver, Lena's boss, receives word that his detective has been arrested, he has no choice but to go to Lena's aid, taking with him his wife, Medical Examiner Sara Linton. But soon after their arrival, a second victim is found. The town closes ranks. And both Jeffrey and Sara find themselves entangled in a horrifying underground world of bigotry and rage - a violent world which shocks even them, a world that puts their own lives in jeopardy.

Only Jeffrey and Sara can free Lena from the web of lies, betrayal, and brutality that has trapped her. But can they discover the truth before the killer strikes again?

©2007 Karin Slaughter

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jumpy and hard to follow. not a good example

not sure if the book or the recording but it was very jumpy not a good example of a Karin Slaughter book. I think the audio was fast forward or glitching regularly.

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Great story, but find another recording

The story is great, Karin Slaughter is my favorite author, but the performance is this is off. Not only does music play at spots that makes no sense in the flow of the narration, but the narration glitches at least 5 times through the book. It will skip a few seconds, not long enough to lose what’s going on, but glitchy enough to be obvious that is skipped through a full sentence. Don’t spend your money/credit on this recording.

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Disappointed

Story was great as usual - production not up to scratch - prefer Google Books

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Narrator missed the mark

I want my money bAck. Half the story was missing. Random music playing. What a shame.

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Strange

This book skipped a bit and there was random patches of music that played. It was ok, but these things were a little off putting.

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Great Story. Absolutely atrocious reading.

What a joke. This recording is horrible. Music playing and scenes missing. Shame on you.

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GREAT writing but the audio voice is horrid

love karin slaughter books but this has got to be the worst reading of one, the tacky music that over shadows the reading, the repeating of lines really made it a chore to listen to it

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Waste of time

This narration was rubbish. Whole parts of the book missing and fast forwarded in bits. Don’t waste your time

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  • Julie
  • 14-12-2013

Don't bother!

What would have made Skin Privilege better?

To have listened to the complete story. The abridged version was a complete waste of time. (I downloaded this version in error!)

Has Skin Privilege put you off other books in this genre?

Only abridged books

How could the performance have been better?

As abive

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  • Pamela Edwards
  • 25-05-2017

Good story as usual but reader not good and some left out

Not as enjoyable as other performances. The story was good but narrated badly especially the male impersonations. Also the words clipped out a few times

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  • cynical chick
  • 11-12-2016

Awful abridged version- avoid

This is the worst abridged audio cd I've ever listened to. It has random harmonica music playing over parts of the story, chunks repeated, stuttering disjointed sentences. I cannot believe this has passed any publishing standard. Whoever edited this was totally incompetent. It's impossible to follow the story line; it jumps from one conversation/setting to something different. I shall be returning it. I hadn't realised it was an abridged version until I started listening and it became obvious parts were cut out mid sentence- very poor quality.

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  • Miss TAM Lister
  • 13-02-2018

shame about the poor recording

The book is good. Shame about the poor sound levels, skips in the recording and odd sound effects that broke me out of the narrative

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  • Mrs Moon
  • 30-08-2017

Random music

Great story, great reading.

1 star review due to random accordion playing throughout the recording. At the worst moments. Including the ending.

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  • BethWalsh
  • 29-08-2017

Not quite sure what happened here.....

I love the Grant County series of books by Karin Slaughter, it's a good job really because if I didn't I'd have turned this performance off very quickly. The reader was good, she read clearly but large sections of the book were missed out, full pages just skipped, which made the story sound disjointed and awkward. There are also bizarre pieces of music played randomly over the words, they do t add anything to the story so I can't think why anyone decided it would be a good idea. what a shame, for the reader and the writer!

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  • Sharon
  • 09-08-2016

hooked

as usual until the end you kept us fixed on to the events that unfold and lead us on to the new next book. thank you

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  • Alison Brown
  • 15-07-2015

Music unacceptable

As always Karin Slaughter doesn't disappoint but this audible version with music at the beginning and end of each chapter is awful. Much preferred the earlier versions of the Grant County Series.

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  • N. CLOONEY
  • 02-01-2021

Awful production

Story was ok considering it was abridged and I thought the narrator was good too... Shame that it skipped, repeated parts and had awful music playing at the end of each chapter. I’ll be returning this.

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  • yvonne stringfellow
  • 12-11-2020

quality issues

I have listened to a lot of audio books and this has to be one of the worst that I've heard yet. The narrator does lousy voices and puts the emphasis on the wrong words. There were quite a few places where the book stuttered and I lost narrative. Also the music playing over the narrative at the end and beginning of each chapter was awful. I would have returned this book if it hadn't been part of a series and essential to the story line. Very disappointed

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