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Unseen

Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
Series: The Will Trent Series, Book 7
Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
4.0 out of 5 stars (134 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Special Agent Will Trent has something to hide. Something he doesn’t want Dr Sara Linton – the woman he loves – to find out. He’s gone undercover in Macon, Georgia and put his life at risk. And he knows Sara will never forgive him if she discovers the truth.

But when a young Macon patrolman is shot and left for dead Sara is forced to confront the past and a woman she hoped never to see again. And without even knowing it, she becomes involved in the same case Will is working on. Soon both of their lives are in danger.

©2013 Karin Slaughter (P)2013 Random House Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"Tightly plotted with believable characters, this brims with menace." ( Sunday Mirror)
"Slaughter’s 13th novel, Unseen has all the required pieces to keep her on the bestseller lists. Slaughter gets the heady mix of forensic attention to detail & fast-paced action just right" ( Press Association review syndicated to all the regional papers)

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The Narrator made it unbearable.

I was really looking forward to this, and even though other reviews said the narrator was poor. I still have it a try.

Worst idea ever. I couldn't get past her horrible male voice. It's just - bad.

Had to return the book as I could not stand it.

Please please someone get the other narrator who read the previous Will Trent books to read this one!

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Trust the reviews - the narration is terrible!

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I have bought all of Karin Slaughter's audiobooks and have been enthralled with Sarah's life after her husband died. They are great books to listen to when running BUT jeez, the narrator on this one is terribly off putting. Her characters change tone and accent half way through a conversation and her deep voice is distracting - and just terrible.
What a shame. All I can think of when I'm listening is how did this get released.

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Love the series and the characterisations. The plots are all different and keep me interested. Disappointed with this one - it shouldn't have been released in it's current format.

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Disgraceful

This is such a disappointment. I love this series & was really looking forward to this one. The narrator is a joke. Did anyone even listen to her before releasing this on audible. It’s embarrassing the way she tries to speak in character. The males sound like they have severe problems & the women all sound the same. I will never listen to another book narrated by this person. WOEFUL

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narrator isn't the greatest

struggled to finish this one. ive loved all the others but the narrator was horrible. She struggled with her voice changes for the characters and repeatedly change character voices mutliplte times. some to the point where all characters sounded the same, then suddenly the same character sounded entirely different. was a bit frustrating. i persisted because ive thoroughly enjoyed this book series, in the future i will be avoiding anthing read by this particular narrator.

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Disappointed

The narrator ruined the book for me Did not sound like Wil Trent Bad accents

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Narration was terrible

Believe the reviews. The narration for this book was the worst I've heard. The male voices were atrocious. The story was great as usual, with a lot of character growth. But so difficult to get through.

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Narration utterly awful

I have thoroughly enjoyed this series up to this point. However, the narration for this particular book was absolutely awful. To the point that I’m simply couldn’t finish it. Such a shame.

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Narrator killed the book

Wish I had read reviews before purchasing The narrator killed it for me I loved this series but I just couldn’t listen anymore!!!

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Horrible, horrible narrator

The story was great, but rubbish narrator ruined it. Accents were terrible, she shouldn't be narrating.

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Unseen by Karin Slaughter

I love Karin Slaughter but sadly Unseen will not be finished by me as the narrator has "slaughtered" the reading
Some women narrators should just not read the male characters.
Good story ruined for me

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  • Chris
  • 10-01-2017

Wrong Narrator

I should have checked the narrator having been used to Jennifer Woodward, I could not understand the voices and did not know the characters the way Penelope Rawlins read this. What happened to Will Trent's voice, he has turned into a zombie. If you are working through the Karin Slaughter books keep to the same narrator. Good story but spoiled for me

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  • Sarah
  • 27-09-2016

don't do it!

good story but seriously the narrator would make want to give up after the first chapter! the different voices for the characters distract you so much I lost track of the storyline. I rarely write reviews but this was so bad I couldn't not warn people!

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  • Mrs
  • 15-07-2013

True Slaughter

I'm a Karen Slaughter fan, and this did not disappoint me! Held my attention from beginning to end. The narrator was good and I wouldn't think twice about listening to another book read by her. I listen to a lot of audiobooks and this one was one of the best for a long time.

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  • Meggiemoo
  • 27-08-2013

The importance of a good speaker

I have always loved this author and I am sure this book is just as good as the others, however the narrator seems to believe that to read the male words she has to make this really deep voice. it makes the words difficult to understand and has completely spoiled the beginning of the story for me. I am trying to persevere with this book because the author is usually so good but I am unsure I will be able to cope with this narrator.

I have scored the book low only because It is so difficult to get into it with this narrator.

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  • sam
  • 24-01-2020

narration awful

Ive read the book, love it. tried to persevere with this, got to ch.3 and gave up. the guys voices are so difficult to listen to, really slow and stunted and all sound the same. it's a shame as I've enjoyed the other ones and wanted to listen to whole series.

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  • Daliso
  • 29-01-2019

traumatised by the narrator

the narrator was so bad I am still traumatised. I usually download a book straight after one finishes but after this massacre I decided I need to lay off the audio books. I can't believe they let this happen. I am sure that the story was good as I have loved Karin slaughters books. I pray never to come across such narration ever again. I need a further 2 weeks off audio books to regain my balance. sorry for being so dramatic but I fear it is worse than I have posted.

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  • sonia
  • 23-09-2013

Karin did it again

If you could sum up Unseen in three words, what would they be?

Addictive, hard hitting, passionate!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Unseen?

I won't say I think it will spoil the book....

Which character – as performed by Penelope Rawlins – was your favourite?

Will, I loved his vulnerability....

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes definitely but I had to listen to it on the way to and from work. I was having terrible withdrawal symptoms i so listened to it at home at well just to see what happened next!

Any additional comments?

Loved this installment of the developing relationship between Will and Sarah can't wait for the next book in this series.

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  • A. Palmer
  • 13-07-2013

Slow story, slow delivery

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The book would have been better if it had been half the length and got to the point without the continual rehashing of ideas.

What didn’t you like about Penelope Rawlins’s performance?

Really slow delivery, awful voices.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No

Any additional comments?

I have liked most of the other books by Karin Slaughter. The last one was a bit odd but this one was just tedious.

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  • Judith
  • 04-08-2013

Ordinary

I have enjoyed the Karin Slaughter books and looked forward to the next in the series eagerly. Whilst it carried on with the lives of the same characters I found the plot quite ordinary and it failed to grip me or hold my attention in the same way as the previous novels.
I was disappointed by the female narrator who's 'male voices' just annoyed me and distracted further from the story. Shame.

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  • Selina1
  • 03-10-2020

Narration was so grating I couldn’t finish

The narrator was terrible with voices and accents. Unfortunately there are lots of side characters in the book; some of them were given low and breathless voices and others high-pitched and silly. Will’s voice made him sound older than he should be. And the southern accents were all over the place. The story wasn’t told in a straight forward timeline. The shifting in time was some times confusing.