Inmate 1577 : Karen Vail

  • by Alan Jacobson
  • Narrated by Christina Traister
  • Series: Karen Vail
  • 15 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When an elderly woman is found raped and brutally murdered in San Francisco, Vail heads west to team up with SFPD Inspector Lance Burden and her former task force colleague, Detective Roxxann Dixon. As Vail, Burden, and Dixon follow the killer’s trail in and around San Francisco, the offender continues his rampage, leaving behind clues that ultimately lead them to the most unlikely of places: a mysterious island ripped from city lore whose long-buried, decades-old secrets hold the key to their case. Alcatraz. The Rock. It’s a case that has more twists and turns than the famed Lombard Street…and a novel that Clive Cussler calls “A powerful thriller, brilliantly conceived and written.”


What the Critics Say

“Karen Vail is my kind of hero and Alan Jacobson is my kind of writer!” (Michael Connelly)


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Customer Reviews

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I liked it!

Would you consider the audio edition of Inmate 1577 to be better than the print version?

Considering I haven't read the print version of "Inmate 1577" I would have to say yes, I consider the audio version better(forgive my sarcasm). Even if I had read the print version I'd prefer the audio version better because I prefer audio books over print.

What other book might you compare Inmate 1577 to and why?

Wow, I haven't read too many police procedurals so me, personally, I can only compare it too Michael connely's, "The Black Echo" which might not be that far off-both books involve police searching for a serial killer and both books have a fair amount of "edge of your seat" suspense so ya, I'll stick with that comparison.

What about Christina Traister’s performance did you like?

Christina did a pretty good job with voices meaning she didn't totally butcher any accents and the men sounded like men and the women sounded like women so she did alright. However, from time to time she did sound a bit monotone but it wasn't so bad that it lessened the audio experience for me. She was O.K.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No, I can't say I was really moved by the book but I did enjoy it and it kept my attention throughout which isn't easy to do considering the length of the book.

Any additional comments?

Great deal for the price!

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- David

Great read

Where does Inmate 1577 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?


What other book might you compare Inmate 1577 to and why?

another great book in the collection

What about Christina Traister’s performance did you like?

Excellent narrator!

Any additional comments?

Great book, looked the tie to the others but still holds it's own. Very action filled and unexpected twists.

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- Christina

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-02-2012
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio