Lincoln Rhyme, Amelia Sachs, and the rest of the crew are tapped to handle the case and stop the Watchmaker and his partner, Vincent Reynolds, a repulsive character with a special interest in the female victims of the killer.
Amelia is not only Lincoln's eyes and ears at crime scenes on the Watchmaker case, but she's now running her own homicide investigation, her first case as lead detective. The policewoman's unwavering efforts in pursuing the killers of a businessman, who left behind a wife and son, sets into motion clockwork gears of its own, with consequences reaching to people and events that will endanger not only many lives but Lincoln's and Amelia's future together.
©2006 Jeffery Deaver; (P)2006 Hodder & Stoughton Audiobooks
"Deaver fans will be pleased to have Rhymes and Sachs back in a new intricate and compelling thriller." (Publishers Weekly)
"Recommended for fans of the Rhyme novels (naturally) and readers who like their thrillers laced with wit and sharp characterizations." (Booklist)
I understand that this is an abridged version but it has been cut down so much that it makes listening to it a huge, confusing disappointment....the narrator raced through the book barely pausing for breath, even between chapters, which made the story incredibly difficult to follow. I have listened to the previous Lincoln Rhyme books in an unabridged format and thoroughly enjoyed them especially the way the characters analyse the evidence to stay one step ahead of the killer. However all of this detail was omitted from this audiobook along with the enjoyment and what you are left with is a bunch of people running around New York who just happen to be in the right place at the right time but for no apparent reason. It's a shame that there isn't an unabridged version - I will have to buy the book to read as I'm still not sure what happened during the three hours I spent listening!
Will never listen to an abridged version again. I was so confused. Got it to progress with the series which I am loving, and unabridged wasn't available. Really disappointed.
I had never bought an abridged book before but as I couldn't find this book in an unabridged version and had read all the others, I bought it because I wanted the full series. But I wish I had just read the full book instead. The words are there because they are needed to tell the story. I found this very difficult to follow and didn't enjoy it at all. I adore the Lincoln Rhyme books but will never buy an abridged one again.
Not being abridged! Im confident if the listen didnt feel over in 2 car journeys this story would get more
The reader was really good at making the characters sound different
great voice acting for the characters, the watchmakers voice was odd at first but as i listened more it sounded perfect for the clinical character deaver has created
The story sounded great BUT the abridged version just had it end almost as soon as i started listening to it. Im sure i got all of the story but it i made ther mistake and didnt read the blurb when i dlded it.
This needs to be not abridged
Not listened to a lot of Deaver's books but i thoroughly enjoyed this. It's one of those books that twists and turns. I thought i had it sorted but it twisted again. In the end i thought it fitted together quite well. I would recommend this book.
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