Narrator: Tom Taylorson

Audio Review: The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

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Audio Review: The Good Girl by Mary KubicaThe Good Girl by Mary Kubica
Narrator: Andi Arndt, Johnny Heller, Lindy Nettleton, Tom Taylorson
Published by Blackstone Audiobooks on July 29, 2014
Genres: Mystery
Format: Audiobook
Length: 10 hours, 38 minutes
Source: Library
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"I've been following her for the past few days. I know where she buys her groceries, where she works. I don't know the color of her eyes or what they look like when she's scared. But I will."

One night, Mia Dennett enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn't show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. At first Colin Thatcher seems like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life.

When Colin decides to hide Mia in a secluded cabin in rural Minnesota instead of delivering her to his employers, Mia's mother, Eve, and detective Gabe Hoffman will stop at nothing to find them. But no one could have predicted the emotional entanglements that eventually cause this family's world to shatter.

An addictively suspenseful and tautly written thriller, The Good Girl is a propulsive debut that reveals how even in the perfect family, nothing is as it seems.


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Mia Dennett goes to a bar one evening, planning to meet up with the man she’s been seeing. He cancels after she arrives but ends up with Colin Thatcher, a man hired to abduct her. What ensues is a bizarre story told by several narrators.

I found the story interesting, especially its use of multiple characters to tell the story in the past and present. I never found it confusing and it was delivered coherently despite it not being linear storytelling, sort of like lots of asides before you get the whole tale.

Where the story fell flat for me is with the storytelling. Aside from Colin, most of the time the characters were telling the facts instead of allowing us to experience the story. I never connected with any of them except Colin who I connected with emotionally despite my intense dislike of him.

There were three narrators telling the story and one delivering the epilogue. They were all outstanding, especially Colin’s who nailed everything about the man. He created a vivid imprint of the character.

I liked the story and enjoyed listening to it for reasons already stated. I really wanted to find out how it ended, even though I figured most things out.

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About Andi Arndt

Andi’s relatively neutral US English accent is a product of a Minnesota childhood, New Jersey high school years, and Maryland/DC/Virginia adulthood. Firm grounding in both theatre and broadcasting led to full-time work in voice over.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges: