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Renée Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none, as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives. A once up-and-coming detective, she's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor.
But one night she catches two cases she doesn't want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Ballard is determined not to give up at dawn. Against orders and her own partner's wishes, she works both cases by day while maintaining her shift by night. As the cases entwine, they pull her closer to her own demons and the reason she won't give up her job, no matter what the department throws at her.
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By C. R. Witzel on 08-12-17
Flattest narration ever. Ever.
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
A narrator who could make audible distinctions between characters. They all sound exactly the same, so it wasn't easy to figure out who was talking. Really really really really poorly done.
Would you recommend The Late Show to your friends? Why or why not?
No. At least not the audio book. I suspect that reading it might have been okay.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
Not only was there no distinction in voice/tenor/etc between characters, the reading overall was really really flat.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Read it from paper. Don't listen to it.
30 of 31 people found this review helpful
By MickeyMarie on 07-19-17
Audible and Amazon need to screen narrators better
I am a huge Michael Connelly fan and ordered this book pre order without knowing who the narrator would be. I won't ever make that mistake again. This woman is a horrid narrator and miss reads or miss pronounces so many words that it grates on the nerves. Two examples I can think of right off are video-ographer (that's how she pronounces it) and even worse tactile when trying to say tactical channel.
It is a shame that these kind of poor narrators are ruining perfectly good novels and I am sure the writers are cringing when they hear these narrations.
269 of 286 people found this review helpful