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Angel Audiobook

Angel: The DCI Ryan Mysteries, Book 4

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Publisher's Summary

He'll make you his angel, but first you have to die....

After a turbulent time, DCI Ryan's life is finally beginning to return to normal, and he's looking forward to spending an uneventful Easter bank holiday weekend with his fiancée. Then, on Good Friday morning, he is called out to a crime scene at one of the largest cemeteries in Newcastle. The body of a redheaded woman has been found buried in a shallow grave, and the killer has given her wings, like an angel. Soon another woman is found at a different cemetery, followed quickly by another. Panic spreads like wildfire as a new serial killer is born, and Ryan's band of detectives must work around the clock to unmask him before he can strike again. Murder and mystery are peppered with romance and humour in this fast-paced crime whodunit set amidst the spectacular Northumbrian landscape.

©2016 LJ Ross (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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    Barry 08/12/2016
    Barry 08/12/2016

    I spend a lot of time travelling and living in hotels, so reading has transformed into listening.

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    "Perils of Pauline"

    Story good, narration excellent. Don't want a lead in for the next exciting episode. Don't want soap. Enjoyed the books so far but will give them a rest to see if they recover into independent novels

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Felicity 22/12/2016
    Felicity 22/12/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Another great listen!!"

    Another great story line with all the usual characters from LJRoss coming to life. Narration by Jonathan Keeble impeccable.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lmm 18/12/2016
    Lmm 18/12/2016
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    "Disappointing 4th book"

    Having enjoyed the first three Ryan books I was looking forward to the 4th but was disappointed. I found it lacked substance and credibility.. The ending was poor- just a lead in to book5? I really like the narration despite the poor northern Irish accent.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph UK 17/12/2016
    Joseph UK 17/12/2016 Member Since 2016

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Very disappointing"
    What disappointed you about Angel?

    Ridiculously daft and predictable.
    Roman Catholic priest with no work to do in Holy Week - yeah thats going to happen.


    Would you ever listen to anything by LJ Ross again?

    Loved the first book. Second was good ish. This one, very missable.
    No idea if I will listen to the next instalment.
    I guess Im judging it against the Simon Serrailler books by Susan Hill but this isn't feeling like its in the same league.


    What character would you cut from Angel?

    The hacker


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    lizzie uk 21/12/2016
    lizzie uk 21/12/2016 Member Since 2015

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    "Excellent book Cannot wait for the next one"
    What made the experience of listening to Angel the most enjoyable?

    I have heard all the series so far This is an interesting part of the series


    What did you like best about this story?

    Good characterisation


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

    Great easy to listen to voice


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

    Not really but it does make you feel you are getting to know the characters better


    Any additional comments?

    Already have pre ordered the next one !

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 19/12/2016

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    "gripping and good characters"
    If you could sum up Angel in three words, what would they be?

    Suspenseful, empathetic, fun


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Angel?

    The final meeting of the antagonist and protagonist (DCI Ryan)


    What about Jonathan Keeble’s performance did you like?

    Excellent reading style.


    Any additional comments?

    What others have said about Catholic priests and burials on Easter weekend. Plus the unlikelihood of the Bishop being away at that time of year, the highlight of the Catholic calendar. It didn't spoil the plot but it did bother me because it's sloppy research, and I'd come to expect better from Louise Ross. That said, I enjoyed the plot and pacing, and the characters were, as ever, well drawn. There is real empathy in the writing (e.g. the poor Falklands veteran with PTSD, and even the murderer is given a thoughtful hearing), which I find compelling. I like the interaction between the CDI members and the realistic side of policing, with its budgets and public opinion pressure. I look forward to the next one!

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    sandra streeting 16/12/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Gripping story"

    A compelling story. Make sure to give yourselves a long uninterrupted spell in which to read this. You will not want to put it down

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    Amazon Customer 14/12/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "Angel"

    Good story, spoilt by the fact that the narrator couldn't manage to pronounce the place names.

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    C 12/12/2016
    C 12/12/2016
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    "Catholic priest "

    brilliant book but why wasn't your Roman Catholic priest busy from Maundy Thursday till Easter Sunday with services etc? And, a local authority answering the phone on bank holidays?!
    As for all those burials!

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    Patricia scunthorpe, United Kingdom 10/12/2016
    Patricia scunthorpe, United Kingdom 10/12/2016 Member Since 2016

    I tend to use audible like you would use a book shop. I browse most days and delight in finding a new author or series of books.

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    "another good story from Northumberland"

    This is the fourth book in this series I have listened to and I have enjoyed them all. I like Jonathan Keeble as a narrator. Can't wait for the next one owing to cliffhanger at the end amongst other things

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  • Trish R.
    JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States
    10/12/16
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    "Star lost because of the cliffhanger ending.."

    This is the forth book in the DCI Ryan Mysteries and I loved it as much as I did the other 3 books, except for one thing which I’ll explain later. Love the mystery, the murders, the investigation. This time there was different 2 murders to keep up with, so you had to figure out if they were connected somehow. Someone is killing redheaded women and one female DI investigator, Denise MacKenzie, has red hair, so you wonder if she’ll be next. THEN there’s the murder that MacKenzie and her partner Lowerson are working on, that of Mrs. Barbara Hewitt.

    THEN at the end it was pretty much a cliffhanger. I mean, when you open your door and someone pops you in the face and everything goes black and the narrator thanks you for listening to yada, yada, yada, it’s over and you have no freaking idea what’s going to happen until the next book comes, whenever that is. Jeez, I really hate cliffhangers!!! Oh, Ryan got his killer but then it ended like that? One of the main characters gets knocked out by another killer and that's the end? WTF?

    It’s nice to have a little romance in these stories, between Ryan and Anna, who are now planning their wedding. There is no sex but that’s alright, it’s still a great series. AND the F-bomb was used 6 times.

    As to the narration: Wonderful! His voices for the men are just so awesome. You knew who was talking even if the book didn’t tell you. And Jonathan Keeble reads with incredible emotions. His women’s voices were even better in this book than the other 3 books.

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