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  • A Fever in the Heart: And Other True Cases

  • Ann Rule's Crime Files, Book 3
  • Written by: Ann Rule
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
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Publisher's Summary

A Fever in the Heart dissects an explosive triangle that led to obsession and murder in a small town in the northwest of America. Ann Rule reveals the story of an alluring wife and the two men desperate for her love; a story with a bizarre and deadly twist that no one could have suspected. In this and several other riveting true-crime cases from her personal files, Ann Rule masterfully probes the delusions of the criminal mind, the fateful circumstances and the unrelenting investigative forces at work in the aftermath of murder.

©2013 Ann Rule (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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  • Tracy Jordan
  • 2013-05-19

Not up to par for this author

The stories in this book are from the 1970's, the author wrote them but did not publish them until recently. Very slow & loaded with unimportant details. The narrator voices the individual characters very well. Unfortunately, I've listened to two other books in this series, her voice has become repetitive. Overall I would not recommend this Ann Rule Book, not nearly as good as her other novels.

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  • Julia
  • 2013-07-24

Not my favorite, but still likeable

What did you love best about A Fever in the Heart: And Other True Cases?

Ann Rule always writes awesome books, and I love her True Crime Files books.

Would you recommend A Fever in the Heart: And Other True Cases to your friends? Why or why not?

I would recommend this book to my friends who aren't put off by graphic details. However, the first story about Morris Blankenbaker was a little long.

Which character – as performed by Laural Merlington – was your favorite?

Well, heres the thing. I could have used a different narrartor. Here characterization of the male players in the book was off-putting, and because most of the players in this book were male, it was slightly annoying.

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  • Ed Jones
  • 2018-05-07

main story is laborious

Narrator was too strident and her voice changes for characters were poorly done. story seemed to be shouted.

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  • Mr. Sagiv Hadaya
  • 2017-07-06

Insane story and amazing narration!

What made the experience of listening to A Fever in the Heart: And Other True Cases the most enjoyable?

Insane story in the good sense, its just get deeper and deeper and crazier and crazier, and Ann wrote it in a way that unveil the right parts at the right time to keep you guessing. so many characters and backgrounds made it feel like a good movie. based on true events! crazy.

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  • Margie
  • 2017-07-05

Pretty Good

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Sure, typical Ann Rule and if you like her writing you will like the book

What about Laural Merlington’s performance did you like?

Performance was good.

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  • jaye
  • 2014-03-07

SOME CASES I LIKED OTHERS I DID NOT

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I PREFER ONE CASE PER BOOK. PREFERABLE WITH FAMILY DYNAMICS. AND THE MOTIVE IS GREED, SEX, OR JEALOUSY. THE LAST CASE WAS NOT INTERESTING AT ALL.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

NONE

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

CLEAR READING. BUT I HAVE BECOME SPOILED BY SOME READERS WHO ARE REALLY GREAT. OF COURSE THIS IS TRUE CRIME SO I GUESS IT WAS READ CLRRECTLY

Could you see A Fever in the Heart: And Other True Cases being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

YES. THERE SHOULD BE A NARATOR. NO STARS. LIKE SNAPPED OR DATELINE.

Any additional comments?

I WISH ANN RULE WOULD DO AND UNABRIDGED VERSION OF IF YOU REALLY LOVED ME.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-01-19

first time...

...and enjoyed the stories. Live in Washington so it was all very interesting. thank you

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  • april lewis
  • 2017-05-08

Never disappointed

Ann Rule never disappoints in her true crime literary. I was vague familiar with her narrative of A fever in the Heart and was pleased to have purchased it at such a great price. Would highly recommend.

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  • Lori
  • 2017-04-03

A Fever in the Heart

Excellent! Can't wait to listen to it AGAIN after I listen to the Ann Rule book I just purchased.

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  • JBT3
  • 2022-01-29

Ode to Ann Rule

Ann Rule, to me, is alone at the top of the true crime genre. Time and time….and time again she proves this point and A Fever in the Heart is no exception. I sincerely hope Ms Rule continues to garner the accolades fitting of an author of such immense talent. RIP Ms Rule.