Ripper

Ripper

Audiobook CD - 2014
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"A fast-paced mystery involving a brilliant teenage sleuth who must unmask a serial killer in San Francisco through Ripper, the online mystery game she plays with her beloved grandfather and friends around the world"--
Publisher: [New York] : HarperAudio, p2014.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780062311016
Branch Call Number: CDAUDIO FICTION Allende Isabel 03/2014
Characteristics: 12 audio discs (14 1/2 hr.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Ballerini, Edoardo 1970-

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JLHCKY
Apr 07, 2018

The two women in the family, Indiana and her 17 year old Amanda, are so different. Indiana attracts men like dogs to a bone, all types, the best and the worst, and Amanda is a scrawny kid who's somewhat withdrawn but a genius with potential for high-level police work showing almost every time she speaks. She and her teenage "buds" from around the world play Ripper, an online detective game named after Jack. They live with Amanda's grandfather Blake who also serves as her henchman in Ripper. There's also their regular go-to-guy, Deputy Chief of Detectives Bob Martin, Indiana's former husband and Amanda's father. Indiana has a holistic medicine clinic; get ready for many types of massage and therapies you've never heard of! And keep an eye on her clients including Alan Keller and Ryan Miller. There's a serial killer out there doing terrible things for hard-to-fathom reasons and he slowly gets closer to our featured players. You just know the Rippers will get out ahead of the SFPD. I found it long but it does have moments.

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BeatrizVF09
Aug 04, 2017

The start of the book was rather slow / boring. It doesn't get interesting until murder 3. Amanda was a brat throughout most of the book. The things I enjoyed most was the mystery itself and the dog. I agree with some readers that state that the book could have been shorter.

Recommended by Rona - Kirk- Bear Canyon Library

mayfairlady Jul 11, 2014

I found that the back stories of the various characters broke the flow of the story. Good narration and great ending.

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turbopip
May 21, 2014

I usually enjoy Allende's books but not this one. The story is far fetched and implausible. I found myself continuously scoffing at the plot and was hard pressed to finish this book. Finish it I did in the hope that it would improve but it didn't. It's a total let down compared with her usual engaging stories.

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