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Chasing the Dead Audiobook

Chasing the Dead

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Publisher's Summary

Six years ago Alex Town went missing. One year ago his body was found. One month ago, his mother saw him on the street. One week ago, David Raker agreed to look for him. Now he wishes he hadn't. Missing persons investigator David Raker doesn't want the work: it's clearly a sad but hopeless case of mistaken identity but haunted by a loss of his own, Raker reluctantly agrees.

Big mistake. For as he digs deeper, he discovers that Alex's life was not the innocent one his mother believed....

©2011 Tim Weaver (P)2011 Oakhill Publishing Limited

What the Critics Say

"This impressive debut delivers on pace and stomach-churning brutality." (Guardian)

What Members Say

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    Cian 10/11/2014
    Cian 10/11/2014
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    "First book of series and boy it shows!"

    I read other books in series and was eager for more so picked this one It is way over the top of what is believable and there is violence just for the sake of it The narrative is so poor and really takes from the book If you are reaching for this one having read the others then carefully consider I could not recommend it

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Gillian Fareham, Hampshire, United Kingdom 10/09/2014
    Gillian Fareham, Hampshire, United Kingdom 10/09/2014
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    "What complete and utter tosh!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The plot was absolutely ridiculous. So what would have made it a 4 or 5 star listen for me? Not having purchased it in the first place and gotten something else.


    What was most disappointing about Tim Weaver’s story?

    I had just finished "Fall from Grace" a superb thriller, expertly read so I couldn't wait to get my mitts on another Tim Weaver book. The narrator thought he was James Bond which did not help. There was no story just a ridiculous overdone "thriller" with too much blood and gore and absolutely no substance to it.


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Peter Wickham?

    I would have spared anyone this task.


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

    Disappointment.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like lots and lots of blood, gratuitous violence, poor story line, and have 15 hours of your life to spare listening to it, then this is for you. If you want to listen to a really good thriller by this author try "Fall from Grace". I will be returning this book.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Hayley Henley on Thames, United Kingdom 11/04/2013
    Hayley Henley on Thames, United Kingdom 11/04/2013
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    "another great book!"

    This is another great book featuring David Raker who searches for missing people. You just do not imagine this going where it does or as far and the trauma he goes through reverberates through later books. A real shocking twist at the end that I did not see coming!!!! Highly recommend I've loved all Tim Weavers books.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jane 30/07/2015
    Jane 30/07/2015
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    "Grew weary of this."

    The narrator had a pleasant voice, perhaps too nice - what was a relatively brutal story seemed rather tame, almost soporific. It started off well, but I ended up just waiting for it to be over.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Shelley 11/06/2015
    Shelley 11/06/2015 Member Since 2010
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    "Awful"

    Sorry but it's a dreadful story, badly read and really hard work to listen to. Just not for me and I won't be looking for any more by this author😕.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Avid Reader 08/01/2015
    Avid Reader 08/01/2015
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    "Too much violence"
    Would you try another book written by Tim Weaver or narrated by Peter Wickham?

    I would prefer not to


    What will your next listen be?

    Something lighter and without so much violence


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

    Disappointment and disgust


    Any additional comments?

    Not for me

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    calum duffus, United Kingdom 07/01/2015
    calum duffus, United Kingdom 07/01/2015 Member Since 2012
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    "Stretches credibility too far"

    The story starts of with ok pace and plot but about halfway through stretches the plot too far that it becomes a chore to finish. At no point does the violence carried out by narrator seem real or within his earlier character.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Camilla 16/11/2014
    Camilla 16/11/2014 Member Since 2013
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    "Good book, good narrator"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, the storyline has very good twists and the narrator makes it easy and enjoyable to listen to


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    David -obvious reasons


    Which character – as performed by Peter Wickham – was your favourite?

    Lucifer


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jules UK 09/01/2016
    Jules UK 09/01/2016 Member Since 2008
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    "Depressing"

    Depressing, violent, unbelievable. If a 1st read, would be put off reading others by him

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    James croad 24/11/2015
    James croad 24/11/2015
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    "excellent"

    great debut.couldnt put down. a British author too. gonna start the next raker novel now!!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Rachelle
    Dundurn, SK, Canada
    01/04/13
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    "A pretty good listen"
    Would you listen to Chasing the Dead again? Why?

    I probably will, because I'm a bit of a Peter Wickham fan, and bought the book solely because he narrated it, with little regard to the author, who I'd never heard of before. I enjoyed the book, and will read others by Tim Weaver.

    The book premise is a bit kooky, but in an interesting way, and though the ending wasn't shocking, it was very satisfying.


    What about Peter Wickham’s performance did you like?

    Pacing, linguistic style; he makes the character sound like a very likeable guy.


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

    Neither.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth the credit!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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