Version: Unabridged
Author: Sandra Brown
Narrator: Stephen Lang
Genres: Suspense
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Published In: July 2016
# of Units: 10 CDs
Length: 11 hours, 30 minutes
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From #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Sandra Brown comes a gripping story of family ties and forbidden attraction.
Crawford Hunt wants his daughter back. Following the death of his wife four years ago, Crawford, a Texas Ranger, fell into a downward spiral that left him relegated to deskwork and with his five-year-old daughter Georgia in the custody of her grandparents. But Crawford has cleaned up his act, met all the court imposed requirements, and now the fate of his family lies with Judge Holly Spencer.
Holly, ambitious and confident, temporarily occupies the bench of her recently deceased mentor. With an election upcoming, she must prove herself worthy of making her judgeship permanent. Every decision is high-stakes. Despite Crawford's obvious love for his child and his commitment to being an ideal parent, Holly is wary of his checkered past. Her opinion of him is radically changed when a masked gunman barges into the courtroom during the custody hearing. Crawford reacts instinctually, saving Holly from a bullet.
But his heroism soon takes on the taint of recklessness. The cloud over him grows even darker after he uncovers a horrifying truth about the courtroom gunman and realizes that the unknown person behind the shooting remains at large . . .and a threat.
Catching the real culprit becomes a personal fight for Crawford. But pursuing the killer in his customary diehard fashion will jeopardize his chances of gaining custody of his daughter, and further compromise Judge Holly Spencer, who needs protection not only from an assassin, but from Crawford himself and the forbidden attraction between them.
FRICTION will keep you on the edge of your seat with breathtaking plot twists and the unforgettable characters that make Sandra Brown one of the world's best-loved authors. It is an extraordinary audiobook about the powerful ties that bind us to the ones we love and the secrets we keep to protect them.

Reviews (7)

Written by Frances S on September 23rd, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I could not keep this book down !amazing plot and kept me interested to the very end. Absolutely my best read in a long time.

Written by Whitney Heet on March 13th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 4/5

The book was good. Not as eventful as some of her books but a good story. Narration was decent. Sometimes hard to tell the difference in character intrerpretation.

Written by Adolfo Santana on June 10th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Classic Sandra Brown. A plot full of twists and turns, surprises around every corner. Awsome!

Written by Corrie Rowe on January 10th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I love Sandra Brown however this book was slow, I found myself skipping parts as it seemed to me the same conversation happened over and over. The narration however had a super sexy voice that had me hooked on the sexy cop character.

Written by Babara Perlman on October 3rd, 2015

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Good easy reading. I like most of Sandra Browns books.

Written by Sharon Callahan on September 18th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Very well read.Strong characters.Good story line. I really enjoyed this book.

Written by Ben Gyurik on September 13th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I would call this less of a mystery or even a thriller, but rather an overly sexualized procedural cop drama. Brown does a decent job at describing scenes and characters, but falls short with the plot, which she sometimes shoves down your throat rather heavy handedly. To be more open about it being overly sexualized, she gets rather graphic about the relationship between protagonist (Crawford Hunt) and deuteragonist (Holly Spencer). Crawford is rather stereotypical, he's a no-nonsense, gritty Texan, and Holly doesn't quite fit the bill for someone that is filling the role of a judge. Their relationship feels shallow at some points, with little purpose asides from the glaring sexual tension that exists between them. Lang's narration is spot on, he's got a great voice, and it works well with the type of story. However, to say this book is outstanding is an overstatement. There's plot holes, and Brown's attempts at building any background tend to fall short. It's a poor man's Cormac McCarthy that focuses a little too much on sex and should be focusing more on story.

Author Details

Author Details

Brown, Sandra

Sandra Brown is the author of fifty-six New York Times bestsellers, including PLAY DIRTY, which was released in August 2007 by Simon & Schuster. Her other recent bestsellers include Ricochet (2006), Chill Factor (2005), White Hot (2004), Hello, Darkness (2003), The Crush (2002), Envy (2001), The Switch (2000), The Alibi (1999), Unspeakable (1998) and Fat Tuesday (1997), all of which have jumped onto the Times bestseller list in the number one to five spot.

Brown began her writing career in 1981 and since then has published seventy novels, most of which remain in print. As of 1990, when Mirror Image made The New York Times bestseller list, each subsequent novel, including reprints of earlier books, have become Times bestsellers. In 1992 her novel French Silk was made into an ABC-TV movie. Brown now has seventy million copies of her books in print worldwide, and her work has been translated into thirty-three languages.

A lifelong Texan, Sandra Brown was born in Waco, grew up in Fort Worth and attended Texas Christian University, majoring in English. Before embarking on her writing career, she worked as a model at the Dallas Apparel Mart, and in television, including weathercasting for WFAA-TV in Dallas, and feature reporting on the nationally syndicated program “PM Magazine.” She is much in demand as a speaker and has appeared at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. and the Texas Book Festival in Austin, TX, as well as charity functions throughout the year. Court TV also sought Brown to host the 2007 premier of its popular series “Murder by the Book.”

Awards and commendations include the 2007 Texas Medal of Arts Award for Literature, the American Business Women’s Association’s Distinguished Circle of Success, B’nai B’rith’s Distinguished Literary Achievement Award, the A.C. Greene Award and the Romance Writers of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Sandra has also been named Thriller Master for 2008, the top award given by the International Thriller Writer’s Association. In addition, Sandra is a member of Author’s Guild, Mystery Writers of America, Novelists, Inc., Literacy Partners, and a founding member of International Thriller Writers.

Sandra and her husband Michael Brown live in Arlington, Texas.