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Hanging Softly in the Night: A Detective Nick Larson Novel AUDIO BOOK by Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra – Review by Sunday Barnaby

Hanging Softly in the Night, A Detective Nick Larson Novel by Maria Elena Alonso Sierra

Narrated by Charles Kahlenberg

 

This is a new author and series to me. I thoroughly enjoyed this story that kept me guessing until the end. It definitely can be listened to as a stand-alone, but I’m looking forward to listening to the rest of the books in this series. This book was filled with mystery and kept me listening long into the night. 

The narrator of this book is also new to me. At first, I wasn’t sure if I could listen to the whole book, but after about a chapter the narrator grew on me. It had just been quite a while since I listen to a book with one narrator. Lately I have listened to duet narration. This book really took on a life of its own once I got into the storyline.

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Hanging Softly in the Night: A Detective Nick Larson Novel AUDIO BOOK by Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra- Review by Lauren West

I dreaded every moment I had to pause listening to get back to my everyday existence. This was a story that was good to read, but amazing to hear. The narrator had the perfect voice to fuel your imagination of a detective on the hunt. I was enraptured with this book, and felt transformed into the story itself the more I read. The mystery, romance, suspense, and dramatic intensity only help to draw you in more. As the story unfolds you see Detective Larson become more entangled in the complexities of the suicide case, handling issues with his lady love, and becoming a man pushed to the limits. Can he solve this puzzle and will it be in time?

Hanging Softly in the Night: A Detective Nick Larson Novel AUDIO BOOK by Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra – Review by Kerry Baker

<span;>This is a book that I had already read but and intrigued to see how it works translate to audio book. With such a complex story I wanted to really immerse myself in it and the audio version did just that. It really helped to elevate the imagery and the whole experience. Hearing the story play out made me feel like I was part of it even more and I felt engaged in a different way.
<span;>The story still felt exciting even though it were familiar and I think that credit has to go to the narrator. I become so invested in what they were saying I almost forgot I knew they story. This is a fantastic audio book and any fan of this genre should pick it up today.

Hanging Softly in the Night: A Detective Nick Larson Novel AUDIO BOOK by Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra – Review by Alexandria Richard

4/5 Stars.

A true detective novel. I really enjoyed the mystery aspect of this book and the hunt for the truth that occurs. Nick is your quintessential NYPD detective, looking for the truth and connecting the dots of things that most others wouldn’t see. Here the hunt is on for someone who is either assisting in others’ suicides, or is making it look like others are committing it. It’s literally a race against the clock to save people.

I’m not one to try and guess the outcome of the mystery in books but the answer to the “whodunit” here shocked me; I did not see that one coming. I enjoyed the touches of romance and building of relationships for the NYPD people, depicting them as well rounded individuals, rather than one dimensional. I also enjoyed the “side story” of Sandra and Laura. I have not read any other novels or stories by this author but it sounded like it was a continuation from another book in this series and it makes me want to go hunt it down.

I did listen to the audiobook of this novel and the narrator was pretty good. I enjoyed his inflection and his pace, however I did notice there were issues with pauses and such during what seemed like readings of other things, like reading a suicide letter or something else someone wrote. I’m not sure if that’s from editing or the way it was written out for the narrator, but it made me withdraw from what I was hearing. Overall, good bordering on great performance.

Content warning for explicit descriptions of death and suicide.

Hanging Softly in the Night: A Detective Nick Larson Novel AUDIO BOOK by Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra – Review by Amanda Glaspie

Detective Nick Larson is a called to an apparent suicide but not everything is at appears. I really enjoyed this book with the many twists and turns and complete shock at the end. It did get confusing at times as character development was a little off with backgrounds and it felt like several stories combined into one. After a few chapters however, I was able to differentiate each character and their particular personality. I can see how the character introductions and development these the book open for more in the series and would continue with the series. Overall, I did enjoy the book and would recommend.

Hanging Softly in the Night: A Detective Nick Larson Novel AUDIO BOOK by Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra – Review by M Policicchio

Hanging Softly in the Night: A Detective Nick Larson Novel AUDIO BOOK by Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra

 

4 out of 5 Stars

 

This book is filled with twists and turns.  The suspense is off the charts.  Once you get hooked, you won’t be able to stop listening.  

 

Nick Larson is a homicide detective with skeletons in his closet.  When a case brings those skeletons out, Nick must manage his emotions, the case, and blossoming relationship.  As Nick and his partner dig further into what appears to be a suicide, all the signs are pointing to homicide.  As the cases pile up, Nick notices a connection that might point to a serial killer.  

 

Will his skeletons keep him from figuring the case out?  Can his new romance survive his job?  

 

The author builds on the characters developed in this series to keep one hooked.  It was a wonderful listen.  Can’t wait for the next chapter in this saga.

Hanging Softly in the Night: A Detective Nick Larson Novel Audio Book by Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra – Review by Tatyana Turley

Hanging Softly in The Night: A Detective Nick Larson NovelHanging Softly in The Night: A Detective Nick Larson Novel by Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a great read. It was full of twists and turns and the story was cohesive and easy to follow. It had good suspense and a nice New York detective storyline with originality and style. There was no shortage of details to keep you intrigued and immersed.

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Hanging Softly in theNight: A Detective Nick Larson Novel AUDIO BOOK by Maria Elena Alonso – Sierra – Review by Cindy Mayberry

Hanging Softly in the Night

A Detective Nick Larson Novel

AUDIO BOOK

By Marie Elena Alonso – Sierra

☆☆☆☆☆

Nick Larson has got his hands full. Laura Howard, Nick’s true love, is dealing with a psycho twin sister. To make things worse she is  a look alike and is wreaking havoc on Laura ‘ s work as well as her personal life. So is Nick dealing with, the his other officers down with the flu, a posible suicide or is it murder? Did Laura or her sister bring forth life damaging situations. This author has a way with words. Her story is fast paced and exciting to listen to. The suspense level is through the roof. I could not stop listening as more and more things began to come together. WOW! What a great Crime story. This is a must read for those who love an intense story. You won’t be disappointed. 

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Hanging Softly in the Night: A Detective Nick Larson Novel AUDIO BOOK by Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra – Review by Ashley Westerman

I don’t have a lot of experience with audiobooks, but I thought I would give my favorite genre a try in an audiobook. It did not disappoint. I loved that the narrator used different voices for the characters. That made it easier for me to follow and understand which character was speaking and when. This was an excellent first choice for me. Overall I thought it was very well done, and held my attention throughout.

Hanging Softly in the Night: A Detective Nick Larson Novel AUDIO BOOK by Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra – Review by Bobbi Wagner

This is my first audio by this author which I enjoyed listening to from beginning to end.  I enjoyed how the narrator pulled me into the story by using different tones of voices.  They kept the story engaging and made it easy to listen to.   They made it easy for me to imagine the characters throughout the story.  This is a suspenseful story that is a fast paced about a detective and a serial killer that needs to be found before more deaths happen.   The twists and turns had me wanting to know more about  what would happen next.   This is a great audio and I can’t wait to pick up the next audio by this author.  I highly recommend this audio.