The Face of Death : Smoky Barrett

  • by Cody McFadyen
  • Narrated by Joyce Bean
  • Series: Smoky Barrett
  • 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

“I want to talk to Smoky Barrett or I’ll kill myself.” The girl is sixteen, at the scene of a grisly triple homicide, and has a gun to her head. She claims “The Stranger” killed her adoptive family, that he’s been following her all her life, killing everyone she ever loved, and that no one believes her. No one has.
Until now.
Special Agent Smoky Barrett is head of the violent crimes unit in Los Angeles, the part of the FBI reserved for tracking down the worst of the worst. Her team has been handpicked from among the nation’s elite law enforcement specialists and they are as obsessed and relentless as the psychos they hunt; they’ll have to be to deal with this case.
For another vicious double homicide reveals a killer embarked on a dark crusade of trauma and death: an “artist” who’s molding sixteen-year-old Sarah into the perfect victim – and the ultimate weapon. But Smoky Barrett has another, more personal reason for catching The Stranger – an adopted daughter and a new life that are worth protecting at any cost.
This time Smoky is going to have to put it all on the line. Because The Stranger is all too real, all too close, and all too relentless. And when he finally shows his face, if she’s not ready to confront her worst fear, Smoky won’t have time to do anything but die.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

I just can't get through this book!

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A different narrator.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Changed the narrator. This one was a bowl of oatmeal.

What didn’t you like about Joyce Bean’s performance?

Her cadence was off. Her male voices were absurd.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not sure. I may listen from time to time when I can tolerate the narrator just to hear how it ends.

Any additional comments?

I guess you can't always get the real picture from reviews. I doubt I will try another Joyce Bean book.

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- Annie


Omg..tis book wasso good! One of my best pick thus far. I actually read Abandoned first and I really didnt like it as much as this one. But I found this story amazing to the very end. The story line wasso different from anything I read. The ending and the how and why the killer did what he did was brilliant..the ending..OMG!
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- Valerie "I get so excited sometimes about writing a review..good or bad...that why sometimes I misspell"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-12-2011
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio