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Broken

Auteur(s): Karin Slaughter
Narrateur(s): Natalie Ross
Durée: 13 h et 25 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (39 évaluations)

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

When Special Agent Will Trent arrives in Grant County, he finds a police department determined to protect its own and far too many unanswered questions about a prisoner’s death. He doesn’t understand why Officer Lena Adams is hiding secrets from him. He doesn’t understand her role in the death of Grant County’s popular police chief. He doesn’t understand why that man’s widow, Dr. Sara Linton, needs him now more than ever to help her crack this case.

While the police force investigates the murder of a young woman pulled from a frigid lake, Trent investigates the police force, putting pressure on Adams just when she’s already about to crack. Caught between two complicated and determined women, trying to understand Linton’s passionate distrust of Adams, the facts surrounding Chief Tolliver’s death, and the complexities of this insular town, Trent will unleash a case filled with explosive secrets - and encounter a thin blue line that could be murderous if crossed.

Spellbinding and keenly paced, Broken is Karin Slaughter at her best. Here is an unforgettable story of raw emotions, dangerous assumptions, the deadly and layered game of betrayal, and a man’s determination to expose the most painful of human truths - no matter how deeply they’re hidden...or how devastating. 

©2010 Karin Slaughter (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Ce que les critiques disent

"[Slaughter] overlays the standard police procedural with a burning sense of social justice." ( Booklist)

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Au global

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

Completely gripping

I could hardly shut this off. And when I wasn’t listening to it I was thinking about what twist was going to happen next. Karen slaughter has become one of my favorite authors.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars
  • KM
  • STRONGSVILLE, OH, United States
  • 2012-08-30

SERIES IN WRONG ORDER!!!!!!

Love the books, great series.....but I was disappointed to listen to Broken before Undone. Read/listen to Undone first. Broken happens after the Undone novel. After reading Triptych and Fractured, I was excited to start Broken. Right from the beginning, I felt like I missed a book. I went back to the series list, just to make sure I downloaded the right book. Audible, please fix. Triptych, Fractured, Undone, Broken. Starting Criminal now.

84 personnes sur 89 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Chip Atkinson
  • Greensboro, NC, United States
  • 2013-07-25

A book worthy of the series...

It's safe to say this is not my favorite in the Will Trent series, but by no means do I regret this purchase. Few writers have the skill to create characters so engrossing you feel like they are family. Two other great authors who happen to be my favorites, James Lee Burke and Jo Nesbo, share Slaughter's remarkable gift of story telling. But I can't imagine knowing anyone like Dave Robicheaux, Clete Purcell or Harry Hole.

Will Trent and the whole cast of characters in this series are complex and intriguing. I just don't tire of listening. Continuing on my baseball analogy, Broken is another double.
Criminal= home run
Unseen= home run
Triptych= home run
Undone= double
Fallen= sacrifice fly

21 personnes sur 24 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Patricia
  • 2015-12-13

Great Book but Listed in Wrong Series

Any additional comments?

This is actually the 4th book in the Will Trent Series. I highly recommend that you wait to read this book until after the first three in that series... it will make much more sense.

4 personnes sur 4 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Alison Cooper
  • Chicago, IL United States
  • 2010-06-26

Too Many Strands Not Well Enough Developed

The basic mystery/thriller component of this book is quite good. And the multitude of characters that are introduced all have something interesting about them. But overall, it is TOO much and nothing gets as well-developed as it should. This is particularly true in the last half of the book when you are raced through a resolution, when it could have been peeled back layer by layer.

29 personnes sur 35 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Kathryn
  • Baxter, MN, United States
  • 2012-09-01

Oh now , don't be so negative

This book wasn't as bad as alot of people reviewed. The characters weren't as well developed as in some of her books, but all in all , I didn't shut it off and for me that says something. The narrator, at least for me, did a really good job. One reviewer said.."READ THE BOOK, DON"T PERFORM IT"..which is complete nonsense considering thats one of the things that makes an audiobook a really good one, you expect them to bring the people from the paper novel alive. To say for it to be ' Just read' is simply inane. Natalie Ross does a fantastic job in reading and even the male characters ( which I think when women perform sound relatively ..irritating) she did an exceptional job. Not Karin Slaughters best writing but it is not that bad. Not every book can be the best now can it?

22 personnes sur 27 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Patsy
  • Wichita, KS, United States
  • 2016-06-11

Narrator not the best

The narrator of this book Natalie, displays a very phony southern accent. Her regular voice is fairly good, but her southern accent needs a whole lot of work.

6 personnes sur 7 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Nancy J
  • Tornado Alley OK
  • 2013-12-17

Another great thriller from Karin Slaughter

I'm not sure how it happened, but I have ended up reading/listening to Slaughter's Will Trent series entirely out of order. I don't usually do that with a series. However, in this case each book has enough background built into it that you can follow things with enough knowledge of the past.

In "Broken," Sara Linton has returned to Heartsdale, a small Georgia town and her hometown, to spend Thanksgiving with her family. It's the first time she has come back since she left 3 1/2 years ago, and she's not sure she should be going there at all, since Lena Adams is still in town. Lena is the woman who Sara believes is responsible for Sara's husband's death, and as a consequence Sara hates her.

The day she returns to town, the body of a college student is found in the lake. Lena, a detective, and Interim Chief Frank Wallace arrest a local mentally handicapped young man, who is convinced to sign a confession and then kills himself in his cell. Sara calls in the state police, and Will Trent is sent to investigate the prisoner's death. Once he gets there, he is of necessity involved in the murder investigation. Sara and Frank try to cover up details of both investigations, and Will must try to work around them. Then another college student is killed in the same way as the first, and the cases get more and more confused.

Slaughter writes an excellent thriller, with lots of suspense and tension as Will and Sara (and the reader) try to figure out what happened, who is hiding what, and whodunnit. The denouement reveals a killer about whom you have been given a few clues, but I only figured it out about 30 seconds before the reveal.

Natalie Ross does an excellent job of narration: good Georgia accents, and very good men's voices. As I listened, I totally forgot that one woman was doing all those voices.

Highly recommended!

6 personnes sur 7 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Anne
  • Elsternwick, Australia
  • 2017-01-17

Great character development

Where does Broken rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book fits in the category of faves. I have listened to it before, and as soon as I have forgotten the plot again I'll listen to it again.

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

Not really edge of seat, but very listenable.

What about Natalie Ross’s performance did you like?

Great narrator.

2 personnes sur 2 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Debbie
  • Toney, Alabama
  • 2014-05-06

Really Good Crime Novel

This is only my second book by Karin Slaughter, so I can't comment on if it is or isn't in the correct order for the series. My opinion is that is fine as a stand alone audio book. The other book that I've listened to is Criminal, which is also a Will Trent book. Both books kept my interest beginning to end. I like Broken for the story development, the relationship between the characters and people and customs of the small town in Georgia. The "good ole boy" system is alive and well in small towns all over America, but maybe more than ever in the south. Corrupt cops meet up with those that WANT to do the right thing . . . and there's hell to pay. One thing I particularly appreciated about this book is that there isn't a lot of unnecessary gore or sex, and it didn't hurt the story line at all. This one's a winner.

5 personnes sur 6 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Victor
  • 2012-12-13

BOOKS IN WRONG ORDER ON AUDIBLE

What did you like best about Broken? What did you like least?

The book is ok. I have notified Audible about the incorrect book order, and others have notified Audible, but Audible hasn't changed the order yet, so do yourself a favor, and do some research on your own. Also, something is messed up in this series, because in one book, Will Trent has a sexual relationship with someone, and then in the next book, he hasn't yet met this person, so it's strange that in a later book he's talking to the person he supposedly had relations with as if that person is a stranger.... Hmmm.... kooky!

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Most interesting is, well, I dunno. I read this one because I'm involved in the series, so I want to finish it. Karin Slaughter isn't the best writer ever, but a lot of her fans love the crap out of her writing. I've even seen reviews where people say "This is the best thing I've ever read!" which makes me think that some people haven't read that much.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The performance is good. I'm sure that Kirstin Potter would have done better.

Could you see Broken being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

I could see Broken being on Oxygen, or Lifetime. The stars would probably be leftovers from The Facts of Life.

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