• All the Pretty Girls

  • Taylor Jackson Series #1
  • By: J. T. Ellison
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Series: Taylor Jackson, Book 1
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 04-23-10
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.1 (315 ratings)

Regular price: $20.99

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Publisher's Summary

When a local girl falls prey to a sadistic serial killer, Nashville homicide lieutenant Taylor Jackson and her lover, FBI profiler Dr. John Baldwin, find themselves in a joint investigation pursuing a vicious murderer.
The Southern Strangler is slaughtering his way through the Southeast, leaving a gruesome memento at each crime scene – the prior victim’s severed hand.
Ambitious TV reporter Whitney Connolly is certain the Southern Strangler is her ticket out of Nashville; she’s got a scoop that could break the case. She has no idea how close to this story she really is – or what it will cost her.
As the killer spirals out of control, everyone involved must face a horrible truth – that the purest evil is born of private lies.
Solve more cases with Taylor Jackson.
©2010 J.T. Ellison (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By PlantCrone on 10-23-16

First in a new(to me) series-and great

JT Ellison was a new author to me when I picked up the third or fourth book of this series-not realizing it was a series.

I knew about an hour into that book that there must have been previous books and went in search before I finished that book.
"All The Pretty Girls" is a good solid start to the Taylor Jackson, cop series.

Ellison finds a solid story arc and follows it to the end, remaining focused on the actual plot without all the extra stuff. Theres some sex but not as much as JD Robb's Eve Dallas, nor does Jackson have the hangups Dallas does..shes a much more believable woman cop.

Others have mentioned Joyce Beans poor southern accents..I'm sure that must be agonizing to those in the south and I understand each state has its own version of the classic Southern Drawl....but I'm in Oregon and for me, a bad southern accent is no more discernible than a Mexican accent is from a Guatemalan one. Were pretty homogenized up here. Texas sounds the same as Alabama as Tennessee to me.

Speaking of Joyce Bean-what a great choice as narrator. She does nicely though theres not a lot of variety in her mens voices still. she's a great narrator and one I'll look for in other works.

Very enjoyable light fiction, good for listening at night before sleep..not terribly scary so far at least.

Take a chance on Taylor Jackson..you just might enjoy this book.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Ed on 05-13-10

Distracting subplot and uninteresting characters

Not sure why this author felt the need to insert a subplot about a Rainman killer into this story. Quite frankly I had some difficulty differentiating between the Rainman and the Strangler, especially when my listens were short and spread out. The romance between Taylor and Baldwin added little or nothing to the story and their relationship gave us little worth remembering. As the book approached its conclusion, there was little left for the listener to figure out. The Strangler's motivation was a stretch and I just don't think this story was very believable, even for fiction. I would have liked to see better character development and improved story telling.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Elizabeth Davies on 01-04-11

Very, very good.

A very good listen, interesting plot and interesting characters. Well worth buying.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Chris on 03-25-11

Poor narration

I found this audiobooks narration very poor, she sounded like one of those awful computer read books.
I did try to listen to this on several occasions but I either drifted off into my own thoughts or fell asleep.
perhaps if I read this book I would enjoy it as it seemed to be coming together nicely but alas I fell asleep again!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Jeanette NORMAN on 04-13-16

A very good read - I recommend this to crime buffs

I actually enjoyed reading this crime book. Was freshing to read that there are solid investigators out there who are not personally afflicted by there own dark pasts. Makes me feel like there are "normal" people in the world good at there jobs becasue they have pride in what they do as distinct from many other authors puting their personal demons into their books. Get a shrink for goodness sake. Great read.

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