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Flesh Wounds Audiobook

Flesh Wounds

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Publisher's Summary

When her father's killer, Glen Fallan, is arrested for another murder, PI Jasmine Sharp enters an underworld where violence is a way of life and vengeance spans generations. DS Catherine McLeod has one major Glaswegian gangster in the mortuary and another in the cells for killing him - which ought to be cause for celebration. But this case is far more dangerous than it appears on the surface; deeper than skin, darker than blood....

©2013 Christopher Brookmyre (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Prodigiously funny and inventive, here he takes crime fans exactly where they want to go." (Daily Telegraph)

"Tense, moving, and gloriously twisted." (Mark Billingham)

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    Patricia scunthorpe, United Kingdom 18/08/2013
    Patricia scunthorpe, United Kingdom 18/08/2013 Member Since 2016

    I tend to use audible like you would use a book shop. I browse most days and delight in finding a new author or series of books.

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    "A BRAW STOY"

    I enjoyed listening to this very much - so much that it stopped me doing things I should have been doing. It was a storyline with a lot of characters who took a while to come together and a surprisingly 'feel good' end. The story line was good and the narrator was good. I feel a wee bit sorry for non-Scottish listeners as Mr Brookmyre drops a fair few bits of the vernacular in there. Well done Mr B - I enjoy his crime novels much more than his Sc-iFi ones

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Geoff Cooling Ireland 07/07/2014
    Geoff Cooling Ireland 07/07/2014 Member Since 2011
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    "Another excellent Jasmine Sharp story"
    What made the experience of listening to Flesh Wounds the most enjoyable?

    It was another great episode of the Jasmine Sharp world. In typical style Brookmyre weaves a believable Glasgow story with the usual characters. The truth is finally revealed about Jasmine's father as she tries to prove the innocence of her sometime protector and mentor Fallon.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Flesh Wounds?

    Probably the dispatch of the arch villain by Jasmine Sharp, horrifyingly icky.


    What about Sarah Barron’s performance did you like?

    As usual her performance was excellent, she gives life to the characters and the Glasgow turn of phrase is brought to life by her silky Scottish voice.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Revenge of the bams!


    Any additional comments?

    Brookmyre's work is excellent, I have followed him for many years through many characters. Jasmine Sharp has grown as a character through the three books to a likeable, intelligent and Machiavellian character in true Brookmyre style. In fact the cast of regular characters have all grown into three dimensional people that you can't but fail to care for. If you are looking for a good taste of Glasgae wrapped up in a rip roaring story, this book is for you.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    peter Plymouth, United Kingdom 10/09/2013
    peter Plymouth, United Kingdom 10/09/2013 Member Since 2010
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    "A really enjoyable listen"
    If you could sum up Flesh Wounds in three words, what would they be?

    Gripping, moving, funny.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It is hard to say. The storyline is excellent and follows on really well from the two earlier books in the series, the characters are extremely well drawn, it manages to be serious, tragic, and funny all at the same time. Also the narration and the Glasgow accents and speech forms are very droll but also help create the authentic atmosphere of the setting.


    Which character – as performed by Sarah Barron – was your favourite?

    None. They are all good. Or one could say that Glasgow itself becomes a character through the use of language, accent and dialect.


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

    No, I wanted to savour it. I was sorry it ended.


    Any additional comments?

    I'll definitely listen to it again.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    jakob 19/05/2015
    jakob 19/05/2015
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    "Plot spoiler for Book 1 - thanks Audible!"

    I am currently listening to the first in the series and, as I was enjoying is so much, decided to look at the next in the series. The first line of the description reveals away a major plot twist in book one, which I hadn't got to yet. AAAARRGGGGHHHH.

    I realise that the descriptions on Audible are usually blurbs from the publisher, cut and pasted but for goodness' sake, sort it out!

    I want my money back for the previous book. and yes, you probably won't post this but I needed a good moan...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    dr 10/12/2014
    dr 10/12/2014 Member Since 2014
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    "on form!"
    What did you like most about Flesh Wounds?

    brookmyre's reliably dark humour, with the scottishisms I don't routinely get to hear. always not quite the punchline I expected.


    What did you like best about this story?

    because I'm sentimental, I enjoyed a loose end from previous books in the series tied up,. apart from the riveting page-turniness of the plot of course


    Have you listened to any of Sarah Barron’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    no


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

    mainly laugh, often out loud


    Any additional comments?

    I always look out for the next CB

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Marcus 10/01/2015
    Marcus 10/01/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "Enjoyable"
    Would you listen to Flesh Wounds again? Why?

    Yes, it has a deep enough plot to warrant a second listen also the narration was enjoyable and well paced


    What did you like best about this story?

    The interaction of the characters and the buiding of the plot


    What does Sarah Barron bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    For me she bought the characters to life and added a local Scottish emphasis to words and phrases I would not consider


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

    No but not because of it's quality but more to the fact I like to absorb and consider what I have listened to in books like this and try to predict thier path


    Any additional comments?

    A good book well worth a credit

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Allan 25/09/2016
    Allan 25/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Great characters and a strong narrative"

    Having listened to and enjoyed the first two parts of this trilogy I was not disappointed by the third. Strong characters and two entwined narratives make this a compelling listen.

    An excellent narrator, I felt I could visualise each protagonist - except one! My only complaint is the voice she gave Catherine McLeod was not a good fit. Way too "common"!

    Ninety nine and three quarters out of ten!

    I hope a fourth part is in the works!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    GORDON United Kingdom 14/07/2016
    GORDON United Kingdom 14/07/2016 Member Since 2013

    Gordon Thomson

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    "Gripping"

    I've rediscovered Brookmyre in recent months - and I'm right pleased about it. His stories generally have a few common characters throughout - and they are all quite engaging. This particular yarn follows an earlier tale and wraps up a few outstanding issues via a decent why/who dunnit. I tend to be wary of female narrators, but Sarah Barron is really good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra GLASGOW, Strathclyde United Kingdom 05/04/2016
    Sandra GLASGOW, Strathclyde United Kingdom 05/04/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Utterly brilliant"

    Wow, what a fantastic story. Couldn't switch it off. Full of twists and turns. As usual, very well narrated. Make sure you read the first 2 novels in the series though for full impact. This is the best audio book I've heard. Can't recommend highly enough.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jay 24/03/2016
    jay 24/03/2016 Member Since 2016
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    Fast moving thriller that sucks you in . Intelligently written .Narrative is clear and appropriate

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    21/09/13
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    "Excellent Detective Story plus very black humour"
    What made the experience of listening to Flesh Wounds the most enjoyable?

    The story was a cracker, twists and unexpected turns, with a satisfying finish


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Flesh Wounds?

    The final meeting with Doak


    Which character – as performed by Sarah Barron – was your favorite?

    Katherine


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Glasgow hardmen meet their match in a 7 stone girl. (I'll never eat a pumpkin again)


    Any additional comments?

    Superb, one of Brookmyre's best.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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