Audiobook review of The Girl in the Woods

July 9, 2015 Audiobook Reviews 3

Audiobook review of The Girl in the Woods

I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The Girl in the Woods by Gregg Olsen
Length: 9 hours and 18 minutes
Genres: Detective, Mystery
Published by Pinnacle, Tantor Audio Pages: 416
Format: Audiobook
Source: Tantor Audio

Narrator: Corey M. Snow

A schoolgirl found it on a nature hike. A severed human foot wearing pink nail polish. A gruesome but invaluable clue that leads forensic pathologist Birdy Waterman down a much darker trail - to a dangerous psychopath whose powers of persuasion seem to have no end.

Only by teaming up with sheriff's detective Kendall Stark can Birdy hope to even the odds in a deadly game. It's a fateful decision the killer wants them to make. And it's the only way Birdy and Kendall can find their way to a murderer who's ready to kill again....

The Girl in the Woods was a decent listen but only part of the book focused on what happened to the Girl in the Woods, the other half was about a totally different murder, though in the end it gets all wrapped up and makes more sense.

What I thought of this book.

The Girl in the Woods is about the death of Darby a teenager that was found in the woods. It’s also about the death of Ted an older man who they first thought died of natural causes but found out he was poisoned.

Native American forensic pathologist Birdy Waterman has been paired up with Sheriff’s detective Kendall Stark as they try to find the killer. The have a good list of suspects and one of them is Jennifer, Ted’s wife as they think she is a black widow, because one of her others husbands had died as well. The more they dig into things the more they find out about others they are not so sure it was her or not.

The Girl in the Woods was a fast paced listen with short chapters and I think that made it seem to go by faster. I was really entangled in trying to figure who the killer was but I wasn’t understanding why most of the story was about Ted instead of Darby, but you do get the answer to that later on.

I liked Waterman and Stark so I will be interested in the next book in this series to see how their partnership grows as the department think they work well together.

My one main grip about this who audiobook was the fact that it’s about female MC’s and it has a male narrator. I just don’t understand and it really drove me crazy and some times I just couldn’t focus on the story. I kept thinking why is it a male, why. Other than that I enjoyed this mystery.

I would recommend it to those who are into detective type mysteries though it wasn’t graphic or anything so it could appeal to those who like a lighter mystery.

The Narrator:

This was my first audio with Corey M. Snow as the narrator and he did a good job. I just never could understand when it was about two female leads that there was a male narrator and he tried really hard with the female voices but it could have been so much better with a female narrator. So my dislike of the audio has nothing to do with Corey as I think if I would have been listening to a book with a male lead he would have been just fine.

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3 Responses to “Audiobook review of The Girl in the Woods”

  1. Lorna

    It sounds like it started pretty gruesome for sure! And I don’t think I would like a male narrator for female MCs either!

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