Martin Misunderstood

  • by Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by Wayne Knight
  • 2 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Martin Reed is thoroughly average in every way. So how has he wound up with such a pathetic existence? Martin has no friends, no lovers, and no respect. Working as a senior accountant at Southern Toilet Supply and still living with his nagging mother, his sole source of excitement is the crime novels he cherishes.So immersed is Martin in these escapes that he fails to notice the crimes going on all around him. When first one, then another, of his co-workers is brutally murdered, Martin is shocked to become the fetching female investigator's prime suspect. Center stage at last, Martin basks not in the glow of the spotlight, but in the harsh glare of interrogation.

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What the Critics Say

"Slaughter sketches larger-than-life characters using only a few ordinary, hilarious, and revealing details, and narrator Wayne Knight...gives each an energetic, gloomy, or appropriately over-the-top personality." (AudioFile)

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Martin misunderstood hilarious!

This is SO different from all of the novels by Karin Slaughter, but it showcases her truly multidimensional talent. This story is delightful! Truly a laugh out loud story with a masterful performance by Seinfeld star Wayne Knight (Newman!)
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- Amazon Customer

Short story

For a short story its a humorous tale. Slaughter, known for her crime novels, is exceptionally funny. Keep in mind I am biased as shes one of, if not the, best author in my opinion.
Wayne Knight as narrator... Have you ever seen a dog so ugly its cute or a joke that's so cheesy it makes you double up laughing? Knight, bless his heart, is so awful it makes the story funnier sometimes. The voices aren't consistent at times. I don't think I could listen to him do a full length novel. He tries too hard. Loved him in Seinfeld!!!
This is definitely worth the money. I literally laughed out loud a few times.
Slaughter for Prez. '16
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- Richard Hallum

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-26-2008
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.