Two teenagers see a dead man rising from his grave. And if that's not alarming enough, one of them is killed in a hit and run accident. Soon it seems death is all around and Bryant and May must confront a group of latter-day bodysnatchers. More graves are desecrated, further deaths occur, and when Bryant is blindfolded and taken to a secret society, he realises that this case is more complex than even he had imagined.
©2014 Christopher Fowler (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd
"One of our most unorthodox and entertaining writers" (Sunday Telegraph)
I've never read this series, I came across them on Audible and the narration brings the characters to life so well that I couldn't imagine them without Tim Goodman's simply perfect voices. It's like coming home and getting into your most comfy pj's.
There's no one particular part the whole book is a joy
I've always loved Bryant, he's my favourite.
I'm not a person who can listen to anything all in one go. However, I listen in the car, doing housework, cooking..whenever I can
I actually read the penultimate book first as I didn't realise it was a series. I then started from the beginning and it didn't affect my enjoyment of the books at all. They are wonderful and I hope there are many instalments to come, with the excellent narration of Tim who brings all the characters to life.
Siouxiebloo... I am a total & utter bookworm, reading Chicklit through to Classics & am always looking out for any up & coming new writers!
This is the first Bryant & May Book I've come across... What a Hidden Gem!
I've always loved reading & watching anything which begins with a mystery and trying to work out along the way how too solve it & along with like minded readers of this genre have read Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle, Wilkie Collins & many other revered authors & to tell the truth I never thought I'd find another author who could hold my interest in this way & then BANG along comes Christopher Fowlers "Bryant & May" ....
I purchased this from the Audible daily deal at a reduced price, believe you me I will be investing in the whole series I was so delighted with this wonderful find!!!
Tim Goodman who narrates does a marvelous job not only keeping you hooked listening but manages to give each character their own voice, therefore helping to create an image in your mind of how they appear...
I dont like elaborating on any books contents as I find the synopsis does enough to give a little peek of the enjoyment too come :-)
I discovered Bryant and May by accident a few years ago and have listened to all available
This latest one is amongst the very best of them
As with the other B&M books the characters are paramount
in this book the plot draws you in with mystery and humour
Tim Goodman creates images of all the characters so much so that when I read a B&M book I hear his voice as I read
Read these books in order if you can I listened to Seven Clocks and was hooked then went back to the begining
Married with 2 sons and 4 grandchildren and 2 dogs. Work full time, love reading/listening to audio books, radio plays, crosswords, puzzles.
While I quite enjoyed it in the end, I'm not sure I would listen to another Bryant & May story.
No, this is the first one and I thought it a good performance overall. He caught the different characterisations well.
When I first started listening I didn't think I would want to finish it but slowly but surely I was pulled in by the story. I listen to a lot of different types of audio books but I'm not entirely sure whether I will listen to another Bryant & May story, at least not for a time. There is much better listening out there I think for me. That's not to say it was bad or boring but it did take me a long time to get into it.
Great story and quirky characters.
Only to the others in the series they are unique.
yes, as ever excellent and captures the characters beautifully.
Great information on unseen London
Yes. My feeling was that the dynamic of the plot dropped around the middle of the book. It happened once before with Bryant and May (the memory of blood) but quickly picked up. Here, i eventually got lost in all the different story lines. Luckily, I enjoy Goodman's narration, so it did not matter much.
Yes. I love the series. And parts of the book were very interesting, funny and endearing, as always.
Tim Goodman is a brilliant narrator. I love each and every character he created with his voice in this series.
Tell us about yourself! It is my wife that listens to the books in her car and therefore writes the reviews.
As always another story full of characters you can picture, with twists, interesting London stories snd s bit of comedy. I love these Bryant and May books and can't wait for the next one. The reader is perfect and should not be changed as his voices become the characters you know from book to book. I especially love the Bryant character, who would not be the character he is without May, which is rather the point I think, however along the way the other characters have grown as well and therefore the books are as much about them as is the intrigue of the plots.
not really, however having read a few books in series it is still Tim Goodman's voice I hear in my head
absolutely,but not practical!
Give the series a go from the beginning. London 'facts' add to the interest of these stories
I've enjoyed this series very much. The narrator is the same for all of them and he's perfect. The stories and the descriptions transport me to another place, and for that, I'm grateful.
I cannot agree with the ratings others have given this book. The voices were VERY irritating. The story trended to unbelievable.
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