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The Pick, the Spade and the Crow Audiobook

The Pick, the Spade and the Crow

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Publisher's Summary

When the body of a man is discovered in woodlands outside Manchester, a ten-year missing-persons investigation can finally be filed away. But this was no ordinary death: gagged, bound and buried alive, he was the victim of a sophisticated and sadistic killer. And there is something else that has the National Crime Agency puzzled. A single character carved into a nearby tree.

Newly promoted to the NCA's Behavioural Sciences Unit, Senior Investigator Joanne Stuart is determined to hunt down the perpetrator. Just as Jo's investigation begins to reveal links with other disappearances, there is another murder. This is no longer a cold case; she is dealing with the escalating violence of a chilling serial killer.

Stepping into a sinister world of secrets, symbols, and rituals, Jo will have to confront the legacy of her own past and the violent memories that lurk there if she is going to solve this case. But at what cost?

©2016 Bill Rogers (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Voyager Telford, United Kingdom 09/11/2016
    Voyager Telford, United Kingdom 09/11/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "Could not stand the weird narration voice"

    I'm afraid I could not listen to this narration. Will have to return book. Cannot therefore comment on the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    annabel 04/11/2016
    annabel 04/11/2016 Member Since 2011
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    "Narration is totally unsuitable no expression completely ruined the story so no idea wether the book was any good or not"

    Narration awful no expression so no idea if the book is any good or not to irritated to finish

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    S. Rifflart Hampshire 28/11/2016
    S. Rifflart Hampshire 28/11/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "Good police procedural"

    I was a bit put off my the narrator and for the first time I considered turning off and not finishing. It was an odd voice more suited to a ghost story, strangely like a husky whisper
    Story was good if a little inflated by explanations of procedures

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    Wl 25/11/2016
    Wl 25/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    rcording of narrator/voice =unlistenable ...you cant listen to this recording. its awful


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    none


    What didn’t you like about Anne Flosnik’s performance?

    its unlistenable voice also v strange reverb of voice


    What character would you cut from The Pick, the Spade and the Crow?

    noon


    Any additional comments?

    have to return

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    Demelzza Ireland 22/11/2016
    Demelzza Ireland 22/11/2016 Member Since 2010
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    "Couldn't finish this unfortunately...."
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I wish I had read this first. Unfortunately, I will forever hear the narration in my head, which I found difficult to listen to. I only managed about 30 mins.


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Anne Flosnik?

    Almost anyone!


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

    Disappoinment.


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    Libby Peace 17/11/2016
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    Great story. enjoyed the plot and it's complexity. Sorry but not keen on the readers voice. listened because book was very good.

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