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A Song of Shadows Audiobook

A Song of Shadows: Charlie Parker, Book 13

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Publisher's Summary

A Song of Shadows sees Parker revisit the crimes of a WWII concentration camp while he struggles to regain his health after the near-fatal shooting in The Wolf in Winter.

Grievously wounded private detective Charlie Parker investigates a case that has its origins in a Nazi concentration camp during the Second World War.

Broken but undeterred, private detective Charlie Parker faces the darkest of dark forces in a case with its roots in the second world war and a concentration camp unlike any other....

Recovering from a near-fatal shooting and tormented by memories of a world beyond this one, Parker has retreated to the small Maine town of Boreas to recover. There he befriends a widow named Ruth Winter and her young daughter, Amanda. But Ruth has her secrets. She is hiding from the past, and the forces that threaten her have their origins in the Second World War, in a town called Lubko and a concentration camp unlike any other. Old atrocities are about to be unearthed, and old sinners will kill to hide their sins.

Now Parker is about to risk his life to defend a woman he barely knows, one who fears him almost as much as she fears those who are coming for her. His enemies believe him to be vulnerable. Fearful. Solitary.

But they are wrong. Parker is far from afraid and far from alone. For something is emerging from the shadows....

©2015 Bad Dog Books Limited (P)2015 Hodder & Stoughton

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    Sarah St Peter Port, Guernsey, United Kingdom 28/07/2015
    Sarah St Peter Port, Guernsey, United Kingdom 28/07/2015 Member Since 2006

    Love to listen to books at any time of the day or night when I can't sleep. Driving, dog walking and ironing better for a great crime novel

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    "Just brilliant!"

    If I was hooked before......
    I cannot wait for the next book and more sleepless nights

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    Amazon Customer London, United Kingdom 20/07/2015
    Amazon Customer London, United Kingdom 20/07/2015 Member Since 2011

    just love listening to books so relaxing now that I'm retired.

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    "great listen"
    If you could sum up A Song of Shadows in three words, what would they be?

    good conpulsive listening


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Charlie parker because of the way his mind works and gets things done.


    Which character – as performed by Jeff Harding – was your favourite?

    Louie he expresses the style he has in the accent


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

    yes very much so


    Any additional comments?

    wished I had found the first books in the series before this one don't feel that I can go back as the characters develop through the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    John L. 24/09/2016
    John L. 24/09/2016 Member Since 2015

    Audible stories make me smile on the rainy days when I walk the dog, peal the veg, or am faced with a long lonely car drive.

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    "I CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF CHARLIE PARKER AND FRIENDS"
    What did you like most about A Song of Shadows?

    I LIKED THE WAY IN WHICH IT PICKED UP FROM BOOK 12 - A STORY IN ITSELF, BUT ALSO HOW THE OVERALL STORY IS BEGINNING TO UNFOLD. JEFF HARDING READS IT WONDERFULLY - A GREAT COMBINATION.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Song of Shadows?

    THE INTERACTION BETWEEN PARKER AND HIS DEAD AND LIVING DAUGHTERS


    Have you listened to any of Jeff Harding’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    JEFF HARDING IS CHARLIE PARKER


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    J Blackmur 17/09/2016
    J Blackmur 17/09/2016
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    "Fabulous"

    Just fabulous...another gripping, excellent mix of spiritual and thriller... Held my attention from the first, to the last, word.

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    l gould 14/09/2016
    l gould 14/09/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "another page turner"

    Wonderful mix of humour, horror and the occult. His books just keeo getting better and better.

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    Barryt60 05/08/2016
    Barryt60 05/08/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Charlie Parker at his best"

    Enjoyed this book a lot! Did wonder how the next one would be after the events at the end of the previous book. It's been set up to run a lot longer now, so can't wait for the next one!

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    ruby 13/06/2016
    ruby 13/06/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "bloody fantastic!"

    this has been my favourite Charlie Parker book. I didn't want the story to end.

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    Mr Steve Williams 20/04/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it."

    Yet another excellent Charlie Parker novel.
    I love the development of Sam's character in this episode and can't wait to hear the next installment - which I have already purchased.

    Jeff Harding brings the characters and story to life.

    What a team!!

    Please don't think about retiring Charlie Parker any time soon.

    Steve Williams

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    michelle 29/11/2015
    michelle 29/11/2015 Member Since 2015

    I love crime novels

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    "A some what different Parker novel"

    This books marks the beginning of the next phase of Charlie Parker's journey into the supernatural. I enjoyed it although the tone was more somber than usual. I think you would have had to have read the other books to follow what's going on.I like that both his daughters are playing an important role in this novel. I would recommend but only to fans of the earlier novels.

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    Simon T. 26/10/2015
    Simon T. 26/10/2015 Member Since 2011
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    "Opens up a whole new chapter of works"

    Whilst the story in isolation is a tad predictable and slews from the normal Charlie Parker plot it sets the scene for two parallel stories to unfold
    Both the hunt for the names on the list and who or what is CP's daughter?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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