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Never Coming Back Audiobook

Never Coming Back

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Publisher's Summary

When Emily Kane arrives at her sister Carrie's house, she finds the front door unlocked and no one inside. Dinner's cooking, the TV's on. Carrie, her husband, and their two daughters are gone. When the police draw a blank, Emily asks missing persons investigator David Raker to find them. But as he gets closer to the truth, Raker begins to uncover evidence of a sinister cover-up, spanning decades and costing countless lives.

©2013 Tim Weaver (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

On Vanished: "Weaver's books get better each time - tense, complex, sometimes horrific, written with flair as well as care" (Guardian)

"Weaver has delivered another cracking crime thriller" (Daily Mail)

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    Christine 20/10/2013
    Christine 20/10/2013
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    "Gripping"

    Didn't get a lot of sleep once I'd started to listen. A gripping, pacy novel that had me holding my breath on many occassions. I wasn't too sure about the narration in the beginning but soon got used to it as he suited the 'tough' characters. Not my usual genre but I will now listen to more thrillers.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    mollyeyre 20/10/2013
    mollyeyre 20/10/2013
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    "Tedious and disappointing"

    A far fetched tale, overly long and tedious. I couldn't like any of the characters as they had no depth and had nothing of any interest about them.

    The story was confused and didn't flow well at all. The only reason I gave a second star was that I did manage to finish it was, albeit with a sigh of relief.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Lynn 18/10/2013
    Lynn 18/10/2013
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    "Dreary"

    I found the narration so dull I could not follow the story, I think the story line might be good but I just couldn't follow it I gave up about a third of the way through I just couldn't stand it any longer.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    jennifer alfreton, United Kingdom 08/03/2014
    jennifer alfreton, United Kingdom 08/03/2014 Member Since 2010
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    "Never Coming Back"

    This was a great thriller type story a family just vanished in to thin air where did they go? its a journey of twists and turns and you find yourself being the detective its a little disturbing in places but all in all a great story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Catherine Montefiascone, Italy 20/02/2014
    Catherine Montefiascone, Italy 20/02/2014 Member Since 2012
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    "Weaver's wonderful web of words and wicked deeds"
    Where does Never Coming Back rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Among the best of this category of detective fiction.


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

    He gives voice, "literally", to many nuaces of the characters' moods and thoughts othat a silent reader might overlook.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Bromsgrove, United Kingdom 27/01/2014
    Andrew Bromsgrove, United Kingdom 27/01/2014 Member Since 2013
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    "Slow Plot"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Speed of development. Too detailed for me


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    It got there in the end


    What three words best describe David Bauckham’s performance?

    Thorough, Detailed, Twists


    Could you see Never Coming Back being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    Possibly....Ross Kemp


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Saffy 23/10/2013
    Saffy 23/10/2013

    Audible addict.

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    "Another disappointing listen from Tim Weaver"

    After listening to Tim Weaver's 'Dead Tracks', I was a little disappointed, but as I enjoyed the first half I felt the author had promise and wanted to listen to another of his books. 'Never Coming Back' had good reviews on Amazon and in the broadsheets, as well as being on the Richard and Judy autumn 2013 recommended reads, so thought I'd give this a go. I really wish I hadn't bothered and I am struggling to understand why the reviews have been so good. Like 'Dead Tracks' it starts off well and I was really intrigued to find out what had happened to the missing family. However, by half way through I felt that the plot had become farcical and unbelievable with shallow, poorly realised characters. I wasn't sure about David Bauckham's narration, I did get used to it but feel that this audiobook could have been improved by a more convincing narrator.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Avril Cinderford, United Kingdom 08/06/2015
    Avril Cinderford, United Kingdom 08/06/2015 Member Since 2011
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    "Can't finish this one"

    Sorry, the reader is so bad, I can't get into the story at all. Perhaps I will try again another day.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jenny 21/01/2015
    Jenny 21/01/2015 Member Since 2011
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    "Interesting twists"
    Would you listen to Never Coming Back again? Why?

    I probably would not listen to it again even though once completed I decided that I enjoyed the story. The narrator had little inflection in his voice which made listening a little tedious at times.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Wondered if the ending might be as it was but never certain.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by David Bauckham?

    Not sure about that


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

    No not an emotional book for me


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    judith 13/01/2015
    judith 13/01/2015
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    "Good"

    I found the time line Confusing initially but certainly kept the boredom of commuting at bay!! Definitely worth a listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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