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The Scarecrow (Excerpt)

Written by: Michael Connelly
Narrated by: Peter Giles
Length: 5 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)
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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.

©2009 Michael Connelly (P)2009 Hachette
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  • Grandpa
  • 2020-04-02

why is this in audible?

I enrolled to listen to quality full length books. Why would audible post an Excerpt. makes no sense. another reason to cancel my subscription

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  • Joan W
  • 2020-06-04

Excerpts are a waste

I didn’t realize this was a five minute excerpt, waste of time, if it’s not at least an 45 min/ 1 hour or more, forget it! I Won’t be trying this again.

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  • Lyndah Pringle
  • 2020-05-28

This book is a pleasurable and informative tool

It is such an easy, informative lesson with so much practical, up to date advice.

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  • jenny anderson
  • 2020-03-17

Nice book

I started reading one of the Noble Intentions series books, discovering quickly that there must be prequels. Too many references to characters and events the one should be aware of. A couple of quick searches located the Jack Noble books in published sequence. I'm glad I did, and this book, Noble Beginnings, was the first.

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  • md samiul islam
  • 2020-02-08

Lovely entertainment

Loved the show when it first came out. Still love the show. It is great to enjoy a program without gore, sex and bad language. It is something to watch with the whole family.

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  • simplyhappy
  • 2019-10-15

wasted credit for excerpt

It sounded good until the 5 minute excerpt ended and I was out a credit.

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  • Wanda A.
  • 2019-07-29

not book

disappointed this is 5 minute which it said but I didnt understand. I was purchasing the full audible book I thought I want the full book where do I get that?

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2016-12-21

Great story

I was hooked!! I couldn't put the book down!! I loved how the characters were very well described. I was not expecting that plot twist! If you love a page turner that you can't put down this is the book for you to read.

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  • Laura S Reading
  • 2015-02-12

Just a taste

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

I have many friends who appreciate thrillers, adventure and mysteries as well as general crime.

Would you be willing to try another book from Michael Connelly? Why or why not?

Yes, He is a talented writer

Have you listened to any of Peter Giles’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not

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  • Angelbaby
  • 2015-09-09

Wasn't expecting that..

Would you consider the audio edition of The Scarecrow (Excerpt) to be better than the print version?

i have never seen the printed version but I am pretty sure I it is all the same. short and sweet.

What was most disappointing about Michael Connelly’s story?

this was a very short story, I honestly didn't look at the minutes before I purchased this book. I was thinking I was going to get into another Harry Bosch story or something similar to it, but that isn't what this is.

What does Peter Giles bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

emotion.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

N/A

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