• Dead Ringer

  • By: Allen Wyler
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (368 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

While speaking at a Hong Kong medical conference, neurosurgeon Dr. Lucas McCrae slips the cloth off a cadaver's head during a routine medical demonstration, and is overwhelmed with the shock by what's staring back at him: His best friend, Andy Baer.

Stunned, McCrae races back to Seattle to discover that Andy is in fact missing and may have been murdered by a gang of body snatchers who operate a legit funeral business and make a fortune by selling recovered body parts to medical researchers.

McCrae teams up with an unlikely pair - a beautiful but hard nosed female cop and a gang member whose family was victimized by the body parts ring - to try and expose a macabre web of corruption that involves law enforcement, politicians, funeral home curators and murdered prostitutes.

Internationally renowned neurosurgeon Allen Wyler takes us deep into a nightmarish scenario, shockingly ripped from recent headlines, and delivers a horrifically plausible, pause resisting thriller.

©2012 Allen Wyler (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Good concept, rotten book

I was really drawn in by the synopsis of this book, and it was recommended for me based on other things I’ve read. The first two chapters were pretty interesting, but after that, it went so far downhill. Just boring! I’m going to look up spoilers about the parts that interested me because I can’t listen to the rest.

Also, I know all the casual racism is used to build villainous characters, but OOF. Not super fun to read or hear.

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Great Book

  Another far-fetched story that I enjoyed.  Although Wyler continues to write stories that are far fetched if not completely unrealistic, I still enjoyed this book. And who knows, maybe this is really plausible.

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Good story

Enjoyed this one I'm getting to like this author. A little bit spoiled by the narrator when he tried to talk in a quiet tone he was very hard to hear. I listen to my audio books in the car and had to turn off the air conditioning and really strain to hear him even with the volume turned all the way up.

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Couldn’t hear part of the narration

The story was great but parts of the narration were so soft that I couldn’t hear it at all in my car without blasting the stereo. In the end I gave up and went in to another book.

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Just Skip It

The story isn’t terrible, it’s the narration that’s awful. The narrator does all of the women voices in a soft meek whisper. The guys voices are performed in a loud booming confident voice. This book is irky on so many levels.

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Good, but terrible voice…

I have listened to hundreds of audio books and never written a review. However, due to not being able to hear part of the story I wanted to submit a review. I enjoyed the story, but the performers voice was difficult to hear about 1/3 of the time. I tested it with other Audible books and it was definitely just this book.

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WHISPER FAIL

Can’t finish this one. It might be good but the narrator is so awful I’ll never know. The narrator goes from blaring out harshly to barely uttering a sound. This alternately bellowing and mumbling is beyond annoying- it’s a legitimate barrier.

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the narrator speaks to softly.

the narrator needed to speak louder. he would speak real softly on some parts and made it hard to hear. had to play it over.

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Don’t whisper whispers

Great story! Great narration!
Don’t whisper whispers I listen in the car at a reasonable level. And the narrator whispers very softly.

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Narrator is awful!

It could have been a good book. It was interesting but the narrator was either very loud or mumbling so I would have had to keep adjusting the volume while driving! Not worth it! I gave up on this book.