The Scarecrow : Jack McEvoy

  • by Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by Peter Giles
  • Series: Jack McEvoy
  • 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Forced out of the Los Angeles Times amid the latest budget cuts, newspaperman Jack McEvoy decides to go out with a bang, using his final days at the paper to write the definitive murder story of his career. He focuses on Alonzo Winslow, a 16-year-old drug dealer in jail after confessing to a brutal murder. But as he delves into the story, Jack realizes that Winslow's so-called confession is bogus. The kid might actually be innocent.Jack is soon running with his biggest story since The Poetmade his career years ago. He is tracking a killer who operates completely below police radar--and with perfect knowledge of any move against him. Including Jack's.


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Depth & Breadth

What a great read/listen! High tension, techo-gadgetry made understandable, sick serial killers, death and near-death, careers on the line, a love affair, and steadily building tension.. just when you thought it should end... it takes off again. Narration was superb. The writing was tight and perfectly pitched. The ending explained all the questions formed over the course of the read.
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- P. Giorgio "TheWriter"

Superior Audiobook

"The Scarecrow" was a superior crime novel and very enjoyable. Here are some of the things I liked about it: 1. It got off to a fast start and grabbed my attention during the first few minutes; 2. It has relatively few characters and I could easily keep track of them; 3. The story moved forward and the plot advanced chapter-by-chapter; 4. It was believable; 5. The technology angle was fascinating; and 6. The reader was excellent. This book lies someplace between good literature and pulp fiction. Its entertainment value is high without insulting or degrading the reader. I liked it a lot.
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- Howard

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-26-2009
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio