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2.99970202622169 out of 52.99970202622169 out of 52.99970202622169 out of 52.99970202622169 out of 52.99970202622169 out of 5 3.00 (3,356 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lisa Scottoline Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2006 ISBN:
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Cate Fante is strong and smart, but when she gets appointed a federal judge, even she wonders if she can do the job justice. She's in her 30s, and she feels like she's joining the world's most exclusive retirement village. But Cate keeps her doubts a secret. And, as it happens, much else. For she leads a dark, double life that she hides from everyone.

Then a high-profile case in her courtroom explodes into a shocking murder-suicide, and it blasts her cover wide open. Overnight, her new career hangs in tatters. But Cate's troubles are only beginning. An enemy no one anticipated sends her running for her life, embarking on a journey that begins in the mystery of her own childhood. She'll have to fight her way back to the truth, or die trying.

Dirty Blonde is Lisa Scottoline's most suspenseful and gripping thriller to date. Mixing poignancy with her trademark wit and wonderfully compelling characters, it questions whether law and justice are always the same thing.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 td | 3/9/2017

    " The story is boring, but the narrative of the reader is monotone and not enjoyable to listen to at all "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roseanna | 2/15/2014

    " Good read. Illuminates double standards all the way up to highest court. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alisa | 2/12/2014

    " Eh. This one started out well, but then went off track when Cate explored her childhood; that whole storyline just didn't fit in well with the rest of the story. Then we jump back to the main storyline - actually, the two main storylines - and things wrap up in a sort of strange way. Unexpected, but not in a "Wow, didn't see that coming, that was great!" way, more of a "... huh?" way. Not one of her best. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jason | 2/8/2014

    " pretty lame. it was an okay story, but sloppy writing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alie | 2/2/2014

    " Was not impressed with this book. The main character had erratic behavior for no real reason. There were also unneeded plot lines that were just fluff. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kmmoy | 1/15/2014

    " First book by this author. Won't go out of my way to read more. Since when does a mother refer to a 3 yr old as "the baby"? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Book Concierge | 1/6/2014

    " A friend whose opinion I value recommended this author to me. Huh? I thought is was nothing but a typical male fantasy - female judge bedding working class pick-ups. A waste of time - really stupid, poor plotting, 1-dimensional characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 12/31/2013

    " I love Lisa Scottoline's books! I listen to the audio books during my commute. The narrator of Lisa Scottoline's books, Barbara Rosenblat, is excellent. I think she is a big reason I love Scottline's stories so much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginny | 12/23/2013

    " What is wrong with this woman. You just want to slap her. It sometimes amazes me how smart people can do stupid things. This is a story about one such person. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Su | 11/26/2013

    " Just an OK mystery...nothing too deep, although at times very implausible. I think I will move on to a different style for a while. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 10/31/2013

    " My mother had given me this book to read and she really liked it. I found the main character of Cate Fante likable and I enjoyed the suspense and twists and turns in the story. I especially found interesting the part on Centralia, PA. A town (or former town) that I had never heard of before. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill Franks | 10/31/2013

    " I love Lisa Scottoline's work! She has a great sense of humor - her one-liners reach out and grab you when you least expect it. She just writes like she would be someone I would love to be friends with! (Sorry, with whom I'd love to be friends) ;) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Boyd | 10/31/2013

    " Ok, can I say Excellent! Excellent! Excellent!! I really enjoyed this book, I didn't know what was going to happen next right down to the last chapter. Judge Cate Fante is something else, and I would love to see the Lisa write her in another book. I give this book 5 stars!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy (Thoughts of Joy) | 8/21/2013

    " Read my thoughts at: Thoughts of Joy... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debra Track | 8/8/2013

    " Each chapter ends with a cliffhanger for the next. Ending was a surprise but there weren't any clues to take the reader "there" which was a bit frustrating. I'd read Scottoline again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Surreysmum | 1/16/2013

    " A page-turner interesting enough to pass a few lunch-hours. Nice use of toxic seepage from underground fire as symbolic landscape for main character, though it wasn't developed much. The ending was grossly unrealistic, but hey - it's genre fiction. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Colette | 11/21/2012

    " For some reason I had a hard time getting into this book...another one that goes in to the "read at a later date" pile... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason Hatcher | 6/28/2012

    " I really enjoyed this a relaxing read. Another one of those fiction books I just couldn't pit down. The plot is interesting as we try and figure out why the judge acts as she does in her personal life. The story is a little different and keeps things interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Ashton | 6/18/2012

    " Great crime novel, read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy Hamnett | 6/6/2012

    " Struggle to begin with as set in a court, dont usually like that sort of thing, find it a bit boring, but once got away from that is was ok, did'nt know judges had such exciting lives "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 5/16/2012

    " Good yarn with a twist. Heroine was a judge but on her off hours slept around with pickups from bars. Redeemed herself at end. Detective theme was based around another judge who was killed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 R | 4/27/2012

    " This was a good book to travel with. It really did keep me guessing. I cringed many times at what the main character would do. Some things just did not seem logical, but then, it is fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha D'Aloisio-Schmunk | 10/6/2011

    " Dark beginning but good story! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carolslp | 9/19/2011

    " I usually like something a bit deeper with better charcterizations, but do enjoy all the Philly references. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sylvia | 7/11/2011

    " it built up to nothing....just went flat in the end like the author got tired and wanted to wrap it up quickly....or just ran out of ideas. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sherry Barber | 5/31/2011

    " A young female Federal Court judge acting like a teenager for 50 chapters. You decide. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 5/20/2011

    " This is the first of Lisa's fiction books that I have read. I enjoyed it a lot and especially enjoyed all the Philly and Pa. references she made. Will read more of her books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanie | 5/17/2011

    " I've liked all the books written by Lisa Scottoline -- all have realistic characters, but sometimes the situations border on the not-quite-possible. That's ok with me since I read to be entertained. This one did the trick for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Malinalda | 5/9/2011

    " it built up to nothing....just went flat in the end like the author got tired and wanted to wrap it up quickly....or just ran out of ideas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 3/18/2011

    " One of the first books I've read of hers. Really good female writer. Fairly clean, some language, but really kept my interest. Her characters are quite believable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 3/15/2011

    " I was presently surprised by this book. There was much more depth to the story line and while some of the legal bits weren't the most accurate, most of it was very good. Worth reading! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 2/25/2011

    " This is one of Lisa Scottline's better works. I really like the storyline "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Magda | 1/27/2011

    " Rather a horrible premise, but a fun read as expected. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gerry | 1/4/2011

    " I had a hard time getting into this one.
    This Federal Judge's behavior was so crazy, I found it irritating. But then I started caring more for the story line and wanted to find out what was going to happen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jerry | 10/27/2010

    " audio book... read while walking, maybe 2.5 stars... Barbara Rosenblat does a good job narrating. Started off pretty good, but by the end, I just wanted it over.. Great information on Centralia, Pa. and the coal mine fire that has burned since 1962.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betty Ann | 10/9/2010

    " The main character in this book is a judge. She has a secret night life that gets out. A murder and suicide happens with no investigation. As always in Lisa Scottoline books, the main character does all of the police work. It was ok, but not great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarahb. | 9/24/2010

    " Good, like all of her books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 9/19/2010

    " Started creepy- thought I might not finish it but it got a lot better and once more I could barely put a book down. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kristina | 9/12/2010

    " For IQ's 90 and under. Crudely-written, patronizing, and uninteresting, all on the same page. This is kind of impressive, actually. "

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About the Author
Author Lisa Scottoline

Lisa Scottoline is a New York Times bestselling author and has served as president of the Mystery Writers of America. She has won an Edgar® Award and Cosmopolitan magazine’s “Fun Fearless Fiction” Award, and she is the president of Mystery Writers of America. She teaches a course on justice and fiction at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, her alma mater. There are thirty million copies of Lisa’s books in print, and she has been published in over thirty-five countries.

About the Narrator

Barbara Rosenblat, one of the most awarded narrators in the business, was selected by AudioFile magazine as one of the Golden Voices of the Twentieth Century. She has received the prestigious Audie Award multiple times and has earned fifty-four AudioFile Earphones Awards. She has also appeared in film, television, and theater, both in London’s West End and on Broadway.