212 : Ellie Hatcher

  • by Alafair Burke
  • Narrated by Eliza Foss
  • Series: Ellie Hatcher
  • 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The daughter of legendary author James Lee Burke, Alafair Burke has built a considerable reputation for crafting taut mysteries herself. With 212, this former deputy district attorney pens a haunting tale investigating the terrifying realities of Internet anonymity.
When a student is murdered following a series of threatening messages posted on a college gossip site, NYPD detectives Ellie Hatcher and J. J. Rogan are assigned the case. As they dig deeper, however, they discover the victim was only one of many—and the killer isn’t finished.

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What the Critics Say

"Burke expertly weaves real-life headlines into her plot—particularly the Craig's List Killer and the slew of recent political scandals—without ever sacrificing originality." (Publisher's Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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Was it the writing or the narrator?

I was disappointed listening to this book and couldn't help but wonder if I would have enjoyed the book more just reading it, or if a different person had narrated it. This is my first book by the author (someone else selected it) and I wasn't sure who the main character was for quite some time. The narrator was a little too melodramatic and syrupy much of the time. I received a Kindle for Christmas so I will get a Kindle book by the author to see if reading it myself makes a difference. I'm a fan of James Lee Burke and I'm sure in some way, I compare Alafair to her father, which isn't fair and I'm willing to give her another chance.
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- Internet Shopper

I don't get it

I got this book because the reviews were so glowing. After listening to it I have to wonder if I'm listening to the same book everyone else did.
The writer is just plain awful in my opinion. I read series where the author reviews things that happened in previous books that intersect with the current book, but this author does this for things that happened in previous chapters. I'm not so dense that I can't remember what happened two chapters ago.
The rest was so forgettable that 3 weeks after listening to it I can't even tell you what the book was about. I just remember being bored and thinking about what I wanted to listen to next that would keep me entertained.
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- Michelle

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-09-2010
  • Publisher: Recorded Books