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The Ladykiller Audiobook

The Ladykiller

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Publisher's Summary

George Markham has a nasty little hobby, one that erupts into an orgy of viscous sexual depravity. Patrick Kelly is a hard man. His one soft spot is his daughter, and when she falls victim to the Grantley Ripper, Kelly wants revenge. The DI in charge of the case is Kate Burrows. She feels for Kelly but her growing involvement with a known villain is putting her career at risk... As the forces of law and order and London's underworld converge in a huge manhunt, Kate fears she'll lose everything she's ever cared about... to the ladykiller.

©1993 Martina Cole (P)2012 Headline Digital

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    Nik Nik C UK 22/02/2015
    Nik Nik C UK 22/02/2015 Member Since 2011
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    "Loved this book"
    Would you listen to The Ladykiller again? Why?

    Yes. I really liked this book. The story kept me wanting to know just what was going to happen next.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I didn't really have a favourite, I enjoyed it all.


    What does Annie Aldington bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Yes definitely. Annie is a great story teller & brings it to life.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It didn't make me cry, it did however have me looking behind me every five minutes whilst walking my dog haha..... no, really!!


    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Graham Colchester, United Kingdom 10/10/2014
    Graham Colchester, United Kingdom 10/10/2014 Member Since 2015
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    "Dissapointing"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, there is more sub plots than plot, and the side stories swamp the main story


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would have liked to explore the murderer a bit more, and I was definitely uninterested in the detectives love life


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The opening scene was quite dark


    Could you see The Ladykiller being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    Wouldn't be interested in any film or programme myself


    Any additional comments?

    We have a psychopathetic murderer on the loose, terrorising a small town, yet the book is all about the detectives relationship with a East End gangster and their sexual exploits

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Street 01/04/2016
    Street 01/04/2016
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    "Not for the easily offended"
    Would you listen to The Ladykiller again? Why?

    Quite probably as I feel I might have missed some of the finer details - that said it is a story that bears a second read anyway.


    What does Annie Aldington bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    An excellent narator, varied charactors each with their own little quirks - I always feel this adds much to the telling


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, this is a book to be enjoyed when you can relax and take it on board.


    Any additional comments?

    Not for anyone offended by bad language - that said it is in context.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    MRS BIGGIN HILL WESTERHAM, United Kingdom 08/01/2016
    MRS BIGGIN HILL WESTERHAM, United Kingdom 08/01/2016 Member Since 2015

    NETTIE Love a good horror. Love Martina Cole and simular. Love Annie Aldington as the narrator

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    "BRILLIANT. MARTINA AT HER BEST AND READ WONDERFULLY BY ANNIE"

    I couldn't stop reading this book it was excellant. I have been straight on site and ordered the sequel.
    I love martinis books but some can be a bit samey. This was different. The storyline was just so good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ROSECLAS 13/11/2015
    ROSECLAS 13/11/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story"

    Have read the book and enjoyed it on audio. A few of the accents were a bit off but well worth listening to

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs. S. E. Binns Yorkshire UK 10/02/2016
    Mrs. S. E. Binns Yorkshire UK 10/02/2016 Member Since 2015

    sueativyvilla

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    "TEDIOUS"
    What would have made The Ladykiller better?

    I found this story initially fairly good but did not like the narrator....then the story got tedious and I stopped listening about a dozen chapters in. Not recommended


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Most interesting was the characters initially. Least interesting was the way I lost interest in the characters - in particular the Police style of working seemed poor compared to other authors desciptions


    How could the performance have been better?

    Nasal narrator did not appeal to me


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointed


    Any additional comments?

    I know Martina Cole is a best selling author. It is probable that I was simply spoilt by my favourite author - in hardback and audiobooks - Peter James is much superior

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 24/09/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "gripping till the end"

    too much misogyny and secure and violence but because I really love a good crime thriller and stayed with it. really enjoyed the story .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ms. S. J. Aldridge Cornwall, England. 17/09/2016
    Ms. S. J. Aldridge Cornwall, England. 17/09/2016 Member Since 2016

    S.J.Aldridge.

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    "riveting"

    while driving around the country on many journeys this was a gripping story I did not want to reach the journeys end. the story is gripping you can almost be there in it your self.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    steve 28/08/2016
    steve 28/08/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "brilliant"

    loved it. I love the narrator, I can't put these books down, can't wait to go out in the car to carry on listening to it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    TonyM UK 14/08/2016
    TonyM UK 14/08/2016 Member Since 2015

    Nomore

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    "Had to cease after 20 percent."

    Sorry Martina mate, it didn't,t cut it for me. I find I don,t get most female and British authors -or maybe I do not buy this particular kitchen sink Eastenders genre. The style is very dated 1940's not rescued by detailed crime description. I don't object to "Essex girls" (I married one) but the narration was somehow incongruous - but a genuine effort has been made.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Tracy
    Alberta, AB, Canada
    30/05/12
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    "Creepy Killer!"

    Wow! Interesting read. Enjoyable long listen that took me down surprising roads, some I am still travelling down in contemplation. Not much about the investegation, instead you are "in the head" of the criminal and detective and what drives of them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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