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Bones and Silence Audiobook

Bones and Silence: Dalziel and Pascoe Series, Book 11

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Publisher's Summary

Andy Dalziel of the Mid-Yorks CID has witnessed a murder, but it was though dark glass and he was being sick at the time. Now he finds the case shrouded in uncertainty and a string of contradictory statements. And who is his anonymous letter writer threatening suicide? Meanwhile Dalziel's colleague, Peter Pascoe, has returned from a long convalescence uncertain about his job, his marriage, or his motivations whilst having to act as a moderator to the strong-willed Dalziel. In the background and, occasionally, the foreground, are the York Mystery Plays with their Director, Eileen Chung, who uses and abuses her vast range of talents to get the cast, site, and show she wants. But mysteries linger long after the performances, mysteries with no solution.

©1990 Reginald Hill;

What the Critics Say

"Hill is at his best here....This latest mystery confirms his place among top British writers who produce solid stories of detection that succeed as first-rate novels exploring human character." (Publishers Weekly)

What Members Say

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    Tracey Horton Heath, Hants, United Kingdom 23/02/2008
    Tracey Horton Heath, Hants, United Kingdom 23/02/2008 Member Since 2013
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    "great book poor sound"

    This book is up to the usual high standard of reginald hill and brian Glover reads it well with animation. However the poor sound quality spoiled my enjoyment

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sally THEIL-RABIER, France 17/04/2013
    Sally THEIL-RABIER, France 17/04/2013 Member Since 2014

    I live in rural France with my husband and cats. We both love audio books as they get us through the dreariest jobs, like weeding and diggin

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    "OH DEAR"

    I absolutely love Dalziel and Pascoe BUT I just couldn't listen to this one, Not because of the story. It was the narration. Brian Glover (god rest his soul) completely ruined it for me. It was clunky and just impossible for me to "get into". Sorry !!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Viv Scally 25/03/2016
    Viv Scally 25/03/2016
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    "Sadly . ."

    I could not enjoy the story as the narrator shouted his way through the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Marcin B. 01/03/2016
    Marcin B. 01/03/2016 Member Since 2011
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    "poor boring narration"

    the story is good but is really let down by the narrator. hard to distinguish between characters, kind od monotonous, poor sound quality on top of everything. to be honest could not get into it. although love Reginald Hill I will avoid his books read by Brian Glover

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Mark Romanoff
    12/09/08
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    "poor quality audio"

    excellent writing as always.
    sound quality is abysmal, muffled with occasional speed changes as well. Adjustment of treble (increase) and bass (decrease) and listening for a few hours has made it tolerable.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Dianne
    Mildura, Australia
    29/06/08
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    "Sorry to say"

    I normally love the Dalziel and Pascoe books and have many read by Colin Buchanan and Shane Dooley. I am sorry to say that this the reader of this one, I find virtually impossible to listen to, the sound is so muffled. It's a great story, the usual complex of delights but I will be seeking out another version.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Susan
    West Pymble, Australia
    02/07/11
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    "Terrible sound quality"

    I have to agree with the other reviews, I can't listen to this book. The sound quality is poor and Brian Glover, altho a great actor, reads it very badly. Please get Colin Buchanan to redo it!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • ROBERT
    29/06/07
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    "poorest sound quality"

    Very poor sound quality, very muffled and barely distinct. (I've downloaded over a hundred audible.com books & have never had this complaint.) Too hard to listen to...too bad, because a Hill novel never disappoints.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Lorrie H
    NC USA
    14/09/12
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    "Performance a disappointment"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Performance made it very difficult to follow storyline. The transitions from person to person, time and locations, etc. were so unclear that I had to keep backing up in order to make sense of the story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bones and Silence?

    Reciting lines from the "play"


    Would you be willing to try another one of Brian Glover’s performances?

    Sure, maybe it is just this book. I have others that he narrated and enjoyed.


    Do you think Bones and Silence needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Always ready for another from Reginald Hill.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Los Osos, CA USA
    31/07/15
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    "Awful sound levels"
    What did you like best about Bones and Silence? What did you like least?

    The decibel range of the performance is outrageous, from whispers to outright shouting, made it impossible to enjoy. Add to it the exaggerated (York?) accents made it mostly incomprehensible. First time I've given up on the performer.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Need to hear it clearly to judge.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Brian Glover?

    Anybody. Never had to complain before.


    Do you think Bones and Silence needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Need to hear it clearly to judge.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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