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Auteur(s): Belinda Bauer
Narrateur(s): Andrew Wincott
Durée: 9 h et 50 min
4 out of 5 stars (48 évaluations)

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"Jack's in charge," said his mother, as she disappeared up the road to get help. "I won't be long." So 11-year-old Jack and his two sisters wait on the hard shoulder in their stifling, broken-down car, bickering and whining and playing I-Spy until she comes back. But their mother doesn't come back. She never comes back. And after that long hot summer day, nothing will ever be the same again.

Three years later, Jack's 15 and still in charge. Meanwhile, across town, a young woman called Catherine wakes up to find a knife beside her bed and a note reading, "I could of killed you." The police are tracking a mysterious burglar called Goldilocks for his habit of sleeping in the beds of the houses he robs, but Catherine doesn't see the point of involving the police. And Jack, very suddenly, may be on the verge of finding out who killed his mother.

A twisty, masterfully written novel that will have listeners on the edge of their seats, Snap is Belinda Bauer at the height of her powers.

©2018 Belinda Bauer (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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  • Au global
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Whatchoo talkin about Booker?

Longlisted for 2018 Man Booker Prize. When crime fiction gets longlisted for the Booker Prize, you have my attention. The novel starts off intriguingly enough...in fact, three (seemingly unconnected, but we know better, don't we?) stories each pull in the reader: 1. Three children are left abandoned in a car on the side of the highway while their pregnant mother walks to get help, but she never returns; 2. Police detectives are on the hunt for a burglar who breaks into family homes to steal healthy food, commit vandalism, and sleep in a child's bed; and 3. A pregnant woman awakens to a sound in the night and finds a knife with the note "I could have killed you." At about 25% of the way through the story, I thought this was the most gripping thriller I had read since The Silence of the Lambs! But then, as the stories joined, the intrigue diminished. It was still an enjoyable listen, but I'm now among the many who are baffled that this made it onto the Booker Long List. #Audible1

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Sgo
  • 2018-09-19

A solid mystery

A well constructed mystery with larger-than-life characters. Really pulls you in after the mid-point. #Audible1

3 personnes sur 4 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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Great mystery/suspense

This is the story of what happens after all of the “hullabaloo” is over and the crime is still
unsolved Great weaving of all of the lives involved and the unraveling of the “perfect” crime.

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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Responsible Jack

I loved this story! Unexpected hero, young Jack, is a clever resourceful young boy forced by Mom’s murder to take care of his younger sisters. He does take care of them, like Oliver Twist, by becoming a competent burglar! I see shades of Tolkien, Dickens, and more contemporary writers like Peter Lovesey. Jack is a burglar like Bilbo Baggins, an unwilling hero. The vpolicemen are well developed en, I see them trying to find this Goldilocks without success! I really loved little Mary and her pet tortoise Donald. She is funny, smart. The story makes you laugh, cry, wish that all works out for Jack and his siblings, An entertaining coming of age story, as well. One fact that didn’t go well for me is the discovery that town’s homeless man is Jack’s father. A little too glib, but a minor flaw. I liked the kids better than the adults in the story, fine entertainment, More, please!

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  • j phillips
  • ibillinsly@gmail
  • 2018-09-30

4.39 stars.....contender for The Booker

This isn't the ordinary type book that ends up on The Long List for the Booker Prize. It's more of a mystery/crime type novel as opposed to the arthouse style novels that usually end up on these lists. It is, however, a very good book that is enhanced by stellar narration. This is one from the list I can recommend. I might not have liked it as much if I'd read it, but I didn't read it. Andrew Wincott is a top-notch narrator. I may seek out more books he's narrated based on his talent alone. Granted, he had a good story to work with. Belinda Bauer's Snap won't win the Booker simply because of the type book it is. They'd never allow a mystery/crime/thriller type book to win.. But, it's a winner in my book.

Overall rating: 4.39 stars

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  • brenda hubbard
  • 2018-07-16

Wonderful, mesmerizing

Simply stunning- I could not stop listening. The narration is so nuanced and beautifully done- what a talented performer.

The characters are involving, funny and sad. I just loved this book and the writing is so well done. Humor and pathos- and a story that celebrates the heroic efforts of a wonderfully resilient young boy- Bauer is a major talent!

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-12-06

Unsatisfactory ending.

The whole story was long and drawn out with a lot of extra unnecessary parts. When you finally start getting to the good part at the end it abruptly stopped with no form of closure or explanation at all.

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  • Au global
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  • Susan
  • 2018-08-16

I Listened Straight Through

This book was amazing all the way through. There was not a boring moment. I will look for more books by this author.It was written so beautifully. The ending was emotional and satisfying.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • H. Harmon
  • L.A. , CA
  • 2018-07-11

Deeply moving story, Masterful writing

Belinda Bauer has recently become my favorite mystery. crime writer. I was hooked from the start on this story, and finished it with little interruption until the end. Suspense, pathos, humor, it's all here. Without spoilers, The twist involving Jack's father was so brilliant, so unexpected, and so downright heartrending, that I had to stop listening and stare into space for a minute marveling at it's emotional force. Narration is perfect. Snap, Rubbernecker and The Shut Eye are my favorites by Ms Bauer. I would love to see well-done movies of all three.

7 personnes sur 9 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Trish
  • 2018-08-31

Fun, quirky characters

I quite enjoyed this book. The characters were developed and fun and very quirky. Lot of laugh out loud moments buried in a interesting story with several twists.

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  • Au global
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  • Deborah
  • 2018-08-13

Shades of Oliver Twist and an episode of Hoarders

Shades of Oliver Twist in a modern murder mystery. Great character development; I hope the crusty detective returns. Andrew Wincott’s narration was spot on, clear and articulate, wielding the suspense with a masterful authority, and proof that a man can deliver a woman’s account without a fake high pitch. I plan to see what else he’s narrated.

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  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Kelly
  • Colorado Springs
  • 2018-07-28

a mystery, not a literary powerhouse

I know there is a huge controversy about this book making the 2018 longlist for the Manbooker, and that generally genre fiction is not as weighty or well-written as contemporary literary fiction. And, while I agree that is true I will not be reviewing this book with any commentary on whether it deserves a spot on the list or not. Generally I read three kinds of fiction: modern mysteries, classics and contemporary literary fiction. I usually rate my books within their respective categories, meaning that I do not try to make a mystery stand up next to The Count of Monte Cristo. In my opinion if I did that all mysteries would rate only 1 to 2 stars. But the truth is, just as I enjoy junk food even though it doesn't rate well when compared to lobster, I also enjoy junk-food-for-the-brain.

So, I liked this book but did not love it. I felt the characters of Jack and Katherine were well-drawn and that the mystery was interesting, at best. There were not enough of the common tropes of mystery to keep me guessing and trying to solve the mystery ahead of the reveal. (Ironically this is part of the reason it made it onto the longlist.) I want a mystery to make me sit on the edge of my seat and to shock or scare me. I cannot say that this book did that very well. However, if you want a quick and easy read that will entertain, you may enjoy this book.

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  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • lara penny
  • 2019-05-27

Compelling story that is clever and enjoyable.

I had almost sworn off mysteries, when I listened to this one. But I had already purchased Snap, so I plowed through. The story was engaging, the characters likable and the plot unpredictable. I didn’t spend energy on solving the mystery in my head because I enjoyed the characters and was happy to be carried along with the story. Bravo and thank you!

  • Au global
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  • Linden Thoburn
  • Brighton, MI, US
  • 2019-04-07

Full of unseen twists

I am not a mystery fan but this one was on The Booker prize lost so I thought I would give it a try. It surprised me with multiple intertwining stories that move back and forth in time. It was smart, well written and heartwarming.