Stripped : Jonathan Stride

  • by Brian Freeman
  • Narrated by Joe Barrett
  • Series: Jonathan Stride
  • 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jonathan Stride and Serena Dial are both investigating high-profile murders in Las Vegas. A celebrity is assassinated during a fling with a prostitute, and a young boy is killed in a brutal hit-and-run incident. When the cases converge, Jonathan and Serena find themselves racing the clock against a determined serial killer and searching for a connection to the unsolved murder of a showgirl years earlier.
Freeman's vivid cast of characters exposes all of Las Vegas' dirty secrets, past and present. And in a rooftop showdown amid the ruins of a 1960s-era casino, the chase comes to a stunning climax.
Like the author's Immoral, Stripped pushes the emotional and sexual limits of its heroes and keeps the listener riveted until the last shocking plot twist.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A good story Vegas

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

I always purchase the unabridged version, so I am assuming there is no difference.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The plot was good, I found myself listening to it on headphones when I was unable to use the radio speakers, I would find reasons to listen.

What about Joe Barrett’s performance did you like?

The way he brought each character to life, when I am able to know who is speaking without having to be told who said what, then that is a good performance. The pauses and inflections in speech patterns, along with that Minnesota accent...yeah you betcha.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No extreme reactions, there were parts that made me laugh, great one liners and some good old fashion wise cracks.

Any additional comments?

Very enjoyable, there were times I found myself not wanting to turn it off, which is exactly why I listen.

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- Mike

Vegas Setting Makes This One Work

I'll make 3 points about this book that shoud explai why I enjoyed it and you should too.

First is the remarkable set of characters. John Stride is a native Minnesotan. A simple man, accepting of others and has a great depth of character about him. This is in stark contrast with the glitter and shallowness of Vegas. His partner is transexual, wealthy, and a terrific cop on a force hellbent to destroy her. His girlfriend is also a cop. She escaped a sexually abusive stepfather at 16 and made her way to Vegas. She's street wise, but also smart and driven. So you have 3 distinct detectives, intimately involved with each other, yet from vastly different backgrounds.

Second, the story is riveting. The mystery and suspense kept me interested and surprised me.

Third is it is narrated by Joe Barrett, one of the best in the business.
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- Charles Atkinson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-31-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.