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Bloodline Audiobook

Bloodline: A Tom Thorne Novel

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Publisher's Summary

DI Tom Thorne is back.... When a dead body is found in a North London flat, it seems like a straightforward domestic murder - until a bloodstained sliver of X-ray is found clutched in the dead woman's fist, and it quickly becomes clear that this case is anything but ordinary. DI Thorne is dealing with one of the most twisted killers he has ever hunted.

©2009 Mark Billingham (P)2009 WF Howes Ltd

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    JonR Kettering, UK 17/05/2012
    JonR Kettering, UK 17/05/2012 Member Since 2013
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    "One of the best!"

    I think that Thorne books are like Marmite you either love them or hate them. I love them and thoroughly enjoyed this one. Quite dark, the story left me quite sad making me realise that life's not so bad. Enjoyed the develpoment of the ongoing sub plots between Thorne, Lousie and Hendricks. As usual Paul Thornely delivers a brilliant narration with fine characterisation; although two nitpicks: why has Brigstock Thorne's boss gone from a Home Counties Accountant/Stockbroker to a DCI from Yorkshire?, and East Midlands characters sound like they come from Dudley? Overall though one of the best listens in the Thorne series - Recommended

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    avidreader 03/06/2016
    avidreader 03/06/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "twist in the tale"

    Enjoyed this overall. A couple of situations made me think of police incompetence and seemed a little contrived , others may feel differently, hence 4 stars. However, a good devious story with an unexpected twist so felt it worth listening to the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tyseley Shopper 25/05/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Gripping story very poor narration"
    Would you try another book written by Mark Billingham or narrated by Paul Thornley?

    Book is worth reading but listening is hard work!


    How could the performance have been better?

    The performance needs a different reader. The narration was monotone and no character depiction. I didn't know if I was listening to the detective, his girlfriend or the antagonist.


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

    Disappointment!!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cabaspre Mallorca 12/05/2016
    Cabaspre Mallorca 12/05/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "Not the best Tom Thorne Novel"
    Any additional comments?

    I like the narrator despite other comments. I found the storyline wasn't as gripping as past stories and found that my mind wandered.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    miss LONDON, United Kingdom 29/10/2015
    miss LONDON, United Kingdom 29/10/2015 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "A must read"

    Excellent couldn't put it down. Live in the area so recognised the streets ...great story had you wanting more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    penny READING, United Kingdom 04/01/2014
    penny READING, United Kingdom 04/01/2014
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    "awful narrator"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Narrator put me off as soon as opened tried to persevere but had to give up no doubt a brilliant book to read


    Has Bloodline put you off other books in this genre?

    No


    Would you be willing to try another one of Paul Thornley’s performances?

    No


    What character would you cut from Bloodline?

    None


    Any additional comments?

    Read don't download a waste of money going to try and return it

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    michelle reading, United Kingdom 29/05/2011
    michelle reading, United Kingdom 29/05/2011 Member Since 2012
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    "Absolutely dreadful"

    I would have liked to give this zero - narration so awful that I can't get past the first 4 minutes, avoid.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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