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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (674 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karin Slaughter Narrator: Wayne Knight Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2008 ISBN: 9781482977806
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Once upon a time there was a man named Martin.

Martin Reed is thoroughly average in every way. So how has he wound up with such a pathetic existence? Martin has no friends, no lovers, and no respect. Working as a senior accountant at Southern Toilet Supply and still living with his nagging mother, his sole source of excitement is the crime novels he cherishes. So immersed is Martin in these escapes that he fails to notice the crimes going on all around him. When first one, then another, of his coworkers is brutally murdered, Martin is shocked to become the fetching female investigator’s prime suspect. Center stage at last, Martin basks not in the glow of the spotlight, but in the harsh glare of interrogation.

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  • “Slaughter sketches larger-than-life characters using only a few ordinary, hilarious, and revealing details, and narrator Wayne Knight gives each an energetic, gloomy, or appropriately over-the-top personality.”

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jordan Stephens | 2/18/2014

    " This book is a "must read" on Audio book. Read by Wayne Knight (also known as Newman from Seinfeld), this book is a fun, quirky, and quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emma Caley | 2/2/2014

    " I liked this book it is short but not sweet. About a man who was bullied at school and now at work with a bit of a who done it. A simple quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ceilidh Lerwick | 1/27/2014

    " Weird. Just, weird. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly | 1/11/2014

    " I "read" this book while commuting. At times I would laugh out loud. Wayne Knight did a great job as narrator. I have never read any of Ms. Slaughter's previous works, but she is now on my list! Quirky and funny but with dark undertones. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lize | 1/6/2014

    " Een goed maar kort boek van Karin Slaughter. Haar "echte" boeken met Sarah Linton of Will Trent in de hoofdrol vind ik veelbeter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana Haff | 12/29/2013

    " Loved it. Mystery, sex, humor. It's like a micro mini skirt, though: where's the rest of it? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April | 11/12/2013

    " This wan't what I expected, but I fond myself enjoying a light read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Steffi | 11/11/2013

    " what a crap!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 10/26/2013

    " This is a very short, weird little story, just 147 pages. I like her other books, Triptych, Fractured, etc. much, much better. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Traci | 10/15/2013

    " Ehhh....left something to be desired. Luckily it was an extremely quick read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marjanvw | 10/12/2013

    " Nl titel: onbegrepen "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monique | 9/20/2013

    " Hilarious!!! Read this in a couple of hours. I love the way Karin Slaughter brought these characters to life in my imagination. This was my first taste of the author's talents and I'm looking forward to reading more of her books. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Melissa Jones | 8/19/2013

    " Very disappointed with this book - I hope it was an early book for the author. There were too many holes, too many unlikely events taking place. Won't be reading this one again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Candy | 5/27/2013

    " Kurt and I got some laughs out of this short story on CD, but be aware that it should be rated R or at least PG- not for little ears! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jane7 | 12/20/2012

    " Not Karin Slaughters best. If your expecting her usual thriller style, you've picked up the wrong book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mandy Downie | 9/2/2011

    " Oh my goodness , this book is utter rubbish!!! Now don't get me wrong karin slaughter is one of my favourite authors , but this book is just awful!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirsten | 6/2/2011

    " read this book, but can't find it here. there was just the cd "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane Fenn | 5/31/2011

    " Disntinctly strange. Unlikeable main character. Unpleasant supporting characters. Well written but glad it was fairly short! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April | 4/5/2011

    " This wan't what I expected, but I fond myself enjoying a light read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 H.s. | 3/17/2011

    " quirky and dark, very dark. It is audio only. The guy from Seinfeld, Norm does the reading - he does a great job. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 12/28/2010

    " 9/10 A bit different but just as good as all the other Slaughter books I've read.
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 11/17/2010

    " A fantastic darkly comic novella about an obsessive reader of crime fiction who suddenly finds himself accused of murder.

    Great fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 10/11/2010

    " I laughed out loud at this several times. I recommend listening to it on tape for the full indignation!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jane7 | 6/12/2010

    " Not Karin Slaughters best. If your expecting her usual thriller style, you've picked up the wrong book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natascha | 5/25/2010

    " Short, but good. And I never expected the ending.

    In a way I can relate to Martin, that he wanted to be special, and being acknowledged by his environment. Though, I guess I wouldn't have gone such a drastic way to acheive that! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly | 3/14/2010

    " I "read" this book while commuting. At times I would laugh out loud. Wayne Knight did a great job as narrator. I have never read any of Ms. Slaughter's previous works, but she is now on my list! Quirky and funny but with dark undertones. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 2/25/2010

    " Listened to this on audio on recomendation from Anna. More vulgar at times (generally very character-specific) than I usually enjoy, but the story was so wonky, twisted, funny and engaging that I didn't care. Short and satisfying. Wayne Knight proved to be an excellent narrator. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Darcy | 2/2/2010

    " Blech! I know all humans are flawed, but I couldn't sympathize with any of the characters in this cautionary tale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica | 11/8/2009

    " Martin has been tormented all his life by his family, acquaintances and coworkers. When he is accused of murder and placed in jail, he finds his life turning around. Suddenly he has respect and love in his life.

    A quick, witty read.
    "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marca | 10/29/2009

    " WTF? I have no idea why this book was written. "

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About the Author
Author Karin Slaughter

Karin Slaughter is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of over a dozen thrillers, including the Will Trent and Grant County series. A longtime resident of Atlanta, she splits her time between the kitchen and the living room.

About the Narrator

Wayne Knight started out his acting career in the theater, first appearing on Broadway in 1979, though he is best known for his roles as Newman in Seinfeld and Nedry in Jurassic Park. His stage work includes Measure for Pleasure, which was developed with the aid of the Sundance Playwrights Festival. He has starred regularly in six television series, and his film appearances include JFK, Basic Instinct, To Die For, Rat Race, Dead Again, and Dirty Dancing.