The Apprentice : Rizzoli and Isles

  • by Tess Gerritsen
  • Narrated by Anna Fields
  • Series: Rizzoli and Isles
  • 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It is a boiling summer in Boston. Adding to the city's woes is a series of shocking crimes that end in abduction and death. The pattern suggests one man: "The Surgeon," serial killer Warren Hoyt, known for his partial dissection of his victims, and recently thrown behind bars. Police can only assume an acolyte is at large, a maniac basing his attacks on the twisted medical techniques of the madman he so admires. At least that's what Detective Jane Rizzoli thinks. Forced again to confront the killer who literally and figuratively scarred her, she is determined to finally end Hoyt's awful influence. But Rizzoli isn't counting on becoming a target herself. Yet once Hoyt is suddenly free, he joins his mysterious blood brother in a vicious vendetta....

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What the Critics Say

"Well-drawn characters and a compelling story will grab readers' interest and earn Gerritsen more admirers." (Booklist)

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Customer Reviews

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Good Read

I enjoyed this book immensely. I like the narrator and have no problem with the way she does male voices. I've listened to her many times and I'm used to her style of reading. I find it easy to get lost in the book & characters with this narrator.

The book itself is suspenseful all the way to the very end. As to Jane being the stereotype of 'women in a male world' - so what? I felt it was an honest characterization of a strong woman doing what is considered a man's job. I find it too much on the mark to ridicule the book based on that.

The self-psycho analysis of the 'surgeon' was excellent and very mind provoking. Really makes you start to think about the sort of things and people who do this sort of thing.

I have not read the first book "The Surgeon" and doubt if I do so while this one is fresh on my mind, but I will probably pick it up in the future. I also now plan to pick up some more of Gerritsen's books as I like her style of writing.
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- Mary S. Murray

Love the series

I am really enjoying this series by Tess Gerritsen. I have listened to 3 of the 6 books and just can't put them down. I have to say, however, that the reader of this particular book is terrible and hard to listen to. When she attempts to change to male voices, it is horrible - sounds like she has a sore throat or something. The listening enjoyment would have been much better with a different reader. I would have given the book 5 stars but for the reader.
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- Kfcarter "kfcarter"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-18-2004
  • Publisher: Books on Tape