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Dark Winter Audiobook

Dark Winter: Aector McAvoy #1

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Publisher's Summary

DS Aector McAvoy is a man with a troubled past. His unwavering belief in justice has made him an outsider in the police force he serves.

When three seemingly unconnected people are brutally murdered in the weeks before Christmas, the police must work quickly to stop more deaths. It is only McAvoy who can see the connection between the victims. A killer is playing God -and McAvoy must find a way to stop the deadly game.

Toby Longworth brings David Mark's Richard and Judy listed best seller to audio.

©2012 David Mark (P)2013 Quercus Publishing plc

What the Critics Say

"Fast-moving and tightly plotted, with strong characterisation and a likeable protagonist, this is an extremely promising debut" (Guardian)

"Dark Winter is an exceptional debut from an exciting new talent. David Mark is an original and captivating new voice" (Val McDermid)

"Excellent . . . intriguing" (The Times)

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    Darkin Surrey 21/08/2013
    Darkin Surrey 21/08/2013 Member Since 2016

    Darkin

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    "Excellent rainy afternoon listening."
    Would you try another book written by David Mark or narrated by Toby Longworth?

    yes.

    Narrator was great. Just the right sort of weariness, and down-troddeness for the story, combined with a cosiness that drew me in. Performed characters well, with lots of different accents, which were all believable and none annoying.

    I think this was an author debut? This story didn't set my world on fire, but I did really enjoy it. It seemed to end very quickly, with a bit of a fizzle, which slightly ruined it for me. I'd be happy to try other works by him in the future.


    Would you be willing to try another book from David Mark? Why or why not?

    yes.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Maggs Port Talbot 25/04/2015
    Maggs Port Talbot 25/04/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Dark Winter good read"

    Yes good book
    Narrator does a sexy Scottish accent
    I also like pharaoh she was witty
    Memorable moment was discovery of killer

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ruth bognor regis, United Kingdom 14/04/2015
    ruth bognor regis, United Kingdom 14/04/2015 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent!"

    A new author for me and a great find. The story kept me listening through a long car journey and beyond, I listened to it in one go!
    An unusual take on the serial killer plot the story is full of desperation and angst.
    The characters are well drawn and interesting and the narrator did an excellent job with the different characters and accents.
    I will be looking for more!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Impy 21/01/2015
    Impy 21/01/2015
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    "Fantastic read."
    What did you like most about Dark Winter?

    The whole thing, story, characters, the pace it went at, the narrator.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    DS Mcevoy , he was interesting, real and had his own issues to deal with as well.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes but unfortunately could not, but listened at every opportunity.


    Any additional comments?

    Read it not one to be missed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Gainsborough, United Kingdom 14/06/2013
    Mark Gainsborough, United Kingdom 14/06/2013
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    "Gripping Yarn - a real page turner"

    Thoroughly enjoyed this tale set in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The author sets the story up brilliantly before unleashing the ending. The characters are well researched and believable (Im sure I know some of the drunks described!)

    Would recommend this to anyone. Im looking forward to the next book in this series

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amelia 24/05/2013
    Amelia 24/05/2013

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Could not get into it"

    I could not get into this book and found it dragged Could not recommend it

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    Mrs Le P GUERNSEY, United Kingdom 30/06/2013
    Mrs Le P GUERNSEY, United Kingdom 30/06/2013

    Busy bee. Full-time worker; home-maker; dog's body, you name it. Best of all, Mum of a little girl.

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    "Busy"
    Would you try another book written by David Mark or narrated by Toby Longworth?

    I would like to try another D Mark book. The Narrator's voice grew on me.


    What could David Mark have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Don't think it was his writing. You need to read this book in one go. I read it in fragments due to busy life-style so lost a bit of the plot really.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    No comment


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

    No comment


    Any additional comments?

    To really enjoy this book which I believe is a good read (per friends) is to read it in 2-3 consecutive days.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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