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Death by Pride Audiobook

Death by Pride: Kyle Callahan Mysteries, Book 4

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Publisher's Summary

First came Murder at Pride Lodge, where murder met mayhem in the Pennsylvania countryside. Next was Pride and Perilous, the collision of high art and low death at Manhattan's Katherine Pride Gallery. And now, the Pride Trilogy concludes with Death by Pride. It's Gay Pride weekend, the most festive weekend of the year in New York City. Hundreds of thousands of partygoers arrive to show the world how to have a good time.

Stalking the party is the most successful serial killer the city has ever seen. He claims his victims in threes and has just begun his newest spree. Detective Linda Sikorsky comes to town to visit Kyle Callahan and his husband Danny Durban. It's her first Pride Parade and may well be her last. Harmless fun turns to terror in a frantic effort to stop the killer once the first body floats to the river's edge. This time it's personal, and this time one of them might not make it out alive.

©2014 Mark McNease (P)2016 Mark McNease

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    DanniBella 16/09/2016
    DanniBella 16/09/2016 Member Since 2013

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    "I LOVE Kyle Callahan"
    Where does Death by Pride rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I've listened to literally thousands and I can honestly say this is one of the top audiobooks I've heard.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Death by Pride?

    The first intro of the psycho killer. It literally sends chills up your spine.


    What about K.C. Kelly’s performance did you like?

    Hi voice. Wow. His voice reminds me of 'the greats' the narrators that have such beautiful voices they make the story come alive, the actors that were in the old time radio shows he has a beautiful voice.


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

    No this is a book to be savoured. It's the type of book you listen to every night a little bit before bed. It's a proper story.


    Any additional comments?

    I was given this book as a gift in return for an honest review but I would have given it one anyway. I'm a big fan of Mark McNease's writing and I love his characters I feel like Kyle and Danny and Linda are old friends.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mummy London 07/08/2016
    Mummy London 07/08/2016
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    "Brilliant to listen to and nerve wracking."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Death by Pride to be better than the print version?

    The audio version brings the print version to life.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the way the narrator managed to differentiate between the characters.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The final scene in which all was revealed.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The part about how one of the murder victims had been planning for his niece's baptism.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Norma Miles 22/06/2016
    Norma Miles 22/06/2016
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    ""He always took pictures""
    What did you like most about Death by Pride?

    Whilst the subject, murder by serial killer, is a violent one and the means of death of victims is related here, it is not this more gory side which dominates the book. Instead, we see much of the story unfold from the point of view of the killer (in some ways similar to the Dexter series). This rather downbeat way of relating the events greatly adds to the creepy chill of the story, a chill further emphasised by the narrator, whose reading seems to perfectly capture the voice of Dee.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Death by Pride?

    Danny's devotion to Margaret, the original owner of the restaurant, Margaret's Passion.


    What does K.C. Kelly bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    As already mentioned, for me the narrator became the voice of the serial killer and his delivery really brought him to life. The calm calculatdd creepiness more than compensated for the sometimes odd phrasing in other parts of the book. K.C.Kelly's dialogue voices were also distinct to each person making identification easy.


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

    Yes, and I did.


    Any additional comments?

    I was gifted this book by the author via Audiobook Boom in exchange for an honest review. I had never read or heard any of the author's previous work so came to it without expectations or bias. The story itself, simple but good, must take second place to the excellent characterisations of not just the killer, himself, but also of Kyle, his husband, Danny and their visitor, (ex)detective Linda. The interaction between them and the other protagonists (not forgetting the two cats, Smelly and Leonard) is beautifully recorded. Most frightening is that the normality of the people so cleverly drawn ceated a reality which emphasised the horror of the killer's sense of invulnerability.
    Well worth the listen.

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    Lyons, Ks USA
    24/06/16
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    "Death by Pride: Kyle Callahan Mysteries, Book 4"

    “This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”

    I am sorry to say I missed the first two books in this trilogy. I approached this as a stand alone since I didn't find out about the first two books until I finished this one.

    The characters were personable, even the antagonist could be likable if you ignore the fact he was a predator and serial killer. The author hides nothing from the listener, while building suspense to the end.Lots of twists in the plot to keep the story flowing.

    The narration was well done.The characters were well portrayed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jon Michaelsen
    Atlanta, GA
    23/06/16
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    "A stunning performance of a fine mystery!"
    What made the experience of listening to Death by Pride the most enjoyable?

    K.C. Kelly's narration quite frankly was brilliant! His performance and inflections of the characters was spot on, but it was his creepy, surreal depiction of serial killer, Dietrich Keller that brought this novel to life!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Death by Pride?

    K.C. Kelly's performance of psycho serial killer, Dietrich Keller.


    Have you listened to any of K.C. Kelly’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but I will certainly seek him out!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Frankly, every reading that involved serial killer, Dietrich Keller.


    Any additional comments?

    A well written, perfectly spaced mystery told in three-povs; Kyle Callahan, an amateur sleuth; his partner/husband Danny Durban, and owner of a high end restaurant that figures centrally in the story; and the diabolical, psycho serial killer, Dietrich Keller. Highly recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jan
    United States
    29/09/16
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    "Scary good!"


    OK, so I reeeeally hate getting into the head of a sadistic serial killer. Aside from that, this was a tightly crafted incredibly engrossing suspenseful mystery which totally bypassed the NYPD. The denouement was a horrible, terrible, no good, very bad, nail biter!

    K.C. Kelly is simply too good at audio portraying the villain. He is very good at capturing the essences of the other characters as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    18/07/16
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    "Great book"

    horrible serial killer book was pretty good not to look , witch I am grateful for I get bored when a book goes on for 9 10 hours . I received this book free from the author narrator or publisher for a honest review and unbiased option via audio book boom

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rodney
    Buffalo, NY, United States
    16/07/16
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    "A stunner of an ending"

    The events that began at Pride Lodge come to a riveting conclusion. Ably narrated, these characters seem like old friends you just want to spend more time with as they hunt a cunning serial killer during Pride Week in NYC.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • shoe girl
    So Cal
    25/06/16
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    "good book"

    This book was good read.
    Maybe to was in late of what happened in Fl, but i thought the hunt for a pride serial killer would be what I needed.
    I loved the main characters they where very likable. I even liked the small interaction with their kitties. they all have feelings and problems of their own, that did revole around the pride killer. I thought they were a little crazy for trying to find out who the killer was without the help of the police, but man I am glad they did.
    Now hearing the thoughts and actions of the killer was a little weird. He creeped me out. ( i know he was suppose too) i wanted to kick his butt. this was a fast paced book that started off a little slow getting to know the characters but picked up soon!

    I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator for an unbiased review via Audio Boom..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • in1ear (John Row)
    Aurora, Colorado
    22/06/16
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    "Serial Killer stalks VictimsVS Detective and Sleuth"
    Where does Death by Pride rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is suspenseful and entertaining. Add well narrated. It's a winner


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kyle Callahan, he's the one who moves other characters to act in the story, in my opinion.


    Have you listened to any of K.C. Kelly’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't had the pleasure of hearing other work by K.C.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The inevitable search for Keller and eventual confrontation with him. What moved me was empathy with the characters though.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you for the opportunity to listen to this audiobook. The story is strong. I was familiar with the characters from reading Mark McNease's Kindle series. The narration was very good. A narrator can make or break an otherwise good book. K.C. Kelly added much with good voice characterizations and dramatic reading without resorting to odd voice or other gimmicks. Good choice.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • espanolish
    United States
    09/07/16
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    "Neat Narrative"

    Overall I liked the story. The most likable element is that the characters are presented in a way to make you care about them and their relationships are interesting and believable. What I liked least was that the narrative is a little too neatly knit together, too carefully aligned to make the mystery and its resolution seem forced, not enough jagged edges to give it a strong sense of realism. Still, I liked it.

    The narration was professional with the words clearly stated and characters well distinguished. A point of contention is that narrator consistently inserted pauses in places which seemed deliberate on his part (establishment of unique style perhaps). This proved to be a serious and constant distraction for me. Here are a couple of examples.
    "… And begin to look around… (pause) as if they were tourist…"
    "He looked around the restaurant and was pleased (pause) with what he saw."

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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