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The Locked Door

By: Freida McFadden
Narrated by: Shaina Summerville
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Publisher's Summary

Some doors are locked for a reason....

While 11-year-old Nora Davis was up in her bedroom doing homework, she had no idea her father was killing women in the basement.

Until the day the police arrived at their front door.

Decades later, Nora's father is spending his life behind bars, and Nora is a successful surgeon with a quiet, solitary existence. Nobody knows her father was a notorious serial killer. And she intends to keep it that way.

Then Nora discovers one of her young female patients has been murdered. In the same unique and horrific manner that her father used to kill his victims.

Somebody knows who Nora is. Somebody wants her to take the fall for this unthinkable crime. But she's not a killer like her father. The police can't pin anything on her.

As long as they don't look in her basement.

©2021 Freida McFadden (P)2021 Tantor

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Horrible Narrator!

The story was adequate and a fun creepy read for the Halloween season. It was fairly surface level with undeveloped characters but an easy read. This book needs to be re-recorded as this is the worst narrator I have ever heard.

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The narrator was horrendous. I hate giving a bad review but this narrator had the most annoying voice.

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Should re-record

Honestly I think this could have been a way better listen with a different narrator. Everything is so intense, even when it seems to be just a normal conversation. No one talks like that… just very confusing.

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horrible narration

the worst narrator I've ever listened to very difficult to listen to would be better with a different narrator

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horrible "romance" horrible Harlequin romance

trite Harlequin romance, not a mystery, with GRATING narration. waste of time and $ - nothing but annoying

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The narration made a very interesting book unbearable to get through. Fantastic book but I would read it if you want to enjoy the book. The narrator is absolutely terrible. Terrible!

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I wouldn't buy this one

The narration was so grating and shrill, it was difficult to listen to! what were they thinking! She was so affected it was bizarre. It took all I had to put her tone aside to listen. The great "reveals" were flat, did not advance the story well at all. The characters were not well developed, the plot had potential but was repetitive. This was a very disappointing novel.

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I got through it, I wouldn’t recommend it….

The story wasn’t so bad, it had some good moments. It definitely didn’t snatch my wig, but I wanted to see how it ended, so I finished it. The narration was so annoying! I feel awful saying this but I couldn’t really get past how annoying the narrator’s voice was. I hate to say that but I’m just being honest…..

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Distractingly unbelievable storyline + Horrible Narration + No likable characters = Two Thumbs Down!

I don’t recommend using a credit for this book and if it’s free, it’s too long for such a far-fetched, boring, unrealistic, horribly narrated story. I forced myself to finish. This might be my least favorite audiobook ever!!!

The story is completely unbelievable. But, that doesn’t bother me as much as all of the extra details and unnecessary storylines that had nothing to do with the overall story. This book could have been a lot shorter. Not to mention, there wasn’t a single likable character, not even the main character…especially not the main character.

The main character is…ummmm…stupid. She questions everything and never makes a logical decision, not even once. She is very insecure and a poor rep for female surgeons. The author made her so weak in the sense of having absolutely no common sense. Even worse, the main character is often impulsive, delusional, and UNLIKABLE!

Narrator’s voice is very annoying and overly dramatic. Sometimes I think she even misinterprets character’s tone. It’s weird, but I wanted to quit several times because her narration was beyond annoying…or panic-like. If possible, listen to the sample before you use a credit.

Thank me later!

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Big MEH

I have been anticipating posting a review since I started this book. This is the absolute WORST narrator i've ever listened to. I heard really good things about the book so I stuck with it just for the content. It was super annoying having to listen to her. Just terrible.

As for the book... it was okay. Good twist... but that's about the only thing I have to say about it. I bet it would have been a ton better without the narration.

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  • 11-05-22

Long drawn out and flimsy

I loved the "Housemaid", however this wasn't great. The narration was grating on the ears.

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  • Trezza78
  • 10-22-22

Awful narrator!

I loved the story but the narrator was absolutely awful. I nearly gave up after the first chapter due to this.

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  • Ev
  • 10-04-22

Dreadful Narration

Downloaded the kindle book from kindle unlimited & purchased the audio companion. @ a reduced price. Question: are audio narrations verified as being suitable for public listening? If not, after listening to a chapter of this book, they should be. The narration is so bad it can be described as ‘an assault on the hearing’. Unable to return the audio book for a refund - so Amazon have my money & I have nothing to show for it because I have to delete it. Will also delete the Kindle book because any author who would allow that narration of their work to be sold for money is not worth reading.