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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (39 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeffery Deaver Narrator: Michele Pawk, Frederick Weller, Boyd Gaines, Bobby Cannavale Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2004 ISBN: 9780743539333
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New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver has long thrilled fans with tales of masterful villains and their nefarious ways, and the brilliant minds who bring them to justice. Now the author of the Lincoln Rhyme series has collected his award-winning, spine-tingling stories of suspense -- stories that will widen your eyes and stretch your imagination.
This standout collection from Twisted includes "Gone Fishing" in which, a daughter begs her father not to go fishing in an area where there have been a series of brutal killings; a contemporary of the playwright William Shakespeare vows to avenge his family's ruin in All the World's a Stage; in "The Kneeling Soldier," a father's love turns deadly when he protects his only daughter from a stalker, but was the stalker indeed a stalker?; and in the bonus story Interrogation, a detective grills a cold-blooded murderer as to why he killed a perfect stranger.
Diverse, provocative, eerie and inspired, this collection exhibits the amazing range and signature plot twists that have earned Deaver the title "master of ticking-bomb suspense" by People. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Jeffery Deaver emerges as a master of the classic short story, bolstered by a bevy of ace readers in this collection of…High production values and committed, gifted actors make this an audiobook sure to remain in your collection.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 8/21/2013

    " I have been a fan of Jeffrey Deaver for some time. These short stories had great twists and turns. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanna | 1/22/2013

    " These stories were entertaining and having different readers helped separate one story from the next. I would recommend this book for driving short distances because no individual story takes very long. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bronson | 7/26/2012

    " Deaver's a great author, until it comes to short stories; then he's just trying too hard. Ugh. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janice | 5/27/2012

    " Short twisted stories audio book read by Bobby Cannavale, Boyd Gaines, Michele Pawk and Frederick Weller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donald | 1/16/2012

    " I listened to this group of stories twice. I enjoy Deaver's ability to twist things up a notch. I think my favorite here is Gone Fishing, where the bad guy is not always the one you think it is... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kendar88 | 3/27/2011

    " Didn't do much for me. 15 authors and no cohesion. Hard to follow. Spastic. Not interesting except for the 15th chapter when they talk about how the music was a special secret code. "

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

    " audio -- 3.5 -- written by many authors and yet somehow the story flows. well done "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Antoan | 3/7/2011

    " I can't believe Deaver and Lee Child took part in this bullsh*t. I didn't like the book at all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Kay | 2/27/2011

    " i thought the idea of a variety of authors was interesting. I couldn't tell any difference from one chapter to the next. I would recommend it and would read another "serial thriller" if one becomes available. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheila | 1/15/2011

    " Entertaining espionage novel with a twist. Each chapter was written by a different famous author. When writing this they must have passed the book along and each one added their own spin to the story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bethann | 12/31/2010

    " Meh. Great idea, flawed execution. A little too confusing... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 9/14/2010

    " Loved the idea behind this-- having 15 different suspense writers do a chapter each.... It was between 3 and 4 stars, but the uniqueness of the concept gave it just enough edge to warrant a 4 (barely). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 8/21/2010

    " This book was written with multiple authors. One author would take up where the next one left off. Interesting story. The change in autors was not obvious.

    This is a multinational murder mystery which touches terrorism and spying. Good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 8/18/2010

    " I can't say there's anything in here that I'd particularly recommend, but the audio version is entertaining as fluff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 7/28/2010

    " I quick read thriller with each chapter written by a different author. It is amazing how well the story meshed with 15 different writers. Lots of action. An excellent beach read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 7/9/2010

    " What a fun read. I was amazed to see how so many mystery writters could flow together and keep the story line/lines going. I have never read a serial story like this. Enjoy. "

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About the Author
Author Jeffery Deaver

Jeffery Deaver is an award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of mystery and crime novels. His novels have won the Nero Wolfe Award, three Ellery Queen Readers’ Awards, a British Thumping Good Read Award, and the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger and Short Story Dagger awards from the British Crime Writers’ Association. His The Bodies Left Behind was named Novel of the Year by the International Thriller Writers Association. The Cold Moon was named the Book of the Year by the Mystery Writers Association of Japan, as well as by Kono Mystery Wa Sugoi magazine. The Japanese Adventure Fiction Association awarded The Cold Moon and Carte Blanche their annual Grand Prix award. His novels have hit bestsellers lists around the world, including the New York Times, London Times, Los Angeles Times, the Milan Corriere della Sera, and Sydney Morning Herald. He received his BA in journalism from the University of Missouri and has a law degree from Fordham University. Since becoming a full-time writer in 1990, he has written over thirty-five books. Some of his novels have been made into films, including The Bone Collector starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie.

About the Narrators

Boyd Gaines’ many film credits include Second Best, I’m Not Rappaport, Heartbreak Ridge, Fame, and Porky’s. He’s won two Tony Awards for performances in the The Heidi Chronicles and the musical She Loves Me. On television he’s appeared in A Woman Called Jackie, A Son’s Promise, and in the popular series One Day at a Time.

Bobby Cannavale is a film, stage, and television actor. He has appeared in numerous television shows and films, but he is perhaps best known for his role as a reincarnated matchmaker on ABC's Cupid. He won an Emmy for his guest appearance on the hit show Will & Grace.