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What Remains Audiobook

What Remains: David Raker, Book 6

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Publisher's Summary

Colm Healy used to be one of the Met's best detectives. Until, haunted by the unsolved murders of a mother and her twin daughters, his life was left in ruins. Missing persons investigator David Raker is the only friend Healy has left. The only one who understands that redemption rests on solving these murders. Their search will unravel a thread of tragedy spanning years and will force them to sacrifice everything they have left....

©2015 Tim Weaver (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

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

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    judith 05/10/2015
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    "Enjoyable listen"

    I wasn't as involved somehow in this story but it was enjoyable non the less. Twists and turns more than you initially think it will.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca Carter 01/11/2015
    Rebecca Carter 01/11/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Tense and tragic"

    I love reading stories that I have not been able to work out the whole scenario right until the end. Brilliant.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Border Reiver 22/09/2015
    Border Reiver 22/09/2015
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    "What ?!"

    Have listened to the complete Raker series......wish I hadn't bothered with this one....but beautifully read !

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    dj 01/08/2015
    dj 01/08/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Unbelievable story line"


    Too much repetition. Lack of substance. Continuity not always maintained which led to boredom. A short story prolonged to long.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ms. L. Chalkley St Albans, England 23/07/2015
    Ms. L. Chalkley St Albans, England 23/07/2015 Member Since 2011

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    "A dark, dark place"

    It took me a couple of goes to get in to 'What Remains' - just because the pacing is so particular and so different from the upbeat, chatty style I had been listening to (a la Christopher Fowler). What Remains puts you in the mind of David Raker - his inner monologue and the pace is almost real time and his time is pretty tortuous.

    Raker becomes especially isolated as his hunt for a missing person leads him to a dark place, with even more secrets to keep. There are murderers and London history and when the plot twists hit, they are like slabs of rock falling from a cliff - seismic waves disorientating you as the whole story you thought you'd heard suddenly doesn't exist any longer.

    I thought I might not be able to get into the pace, but I will always fondly remember this as the book that had me saying 'What?! What!?' and clutching my duvet, right up to the last five minutes. Stirling stuff. Where on earth will he go with the next Raker book? Kudos to Tim Weaver if he even attempts it!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Gill Melling 25/02/2016
    Gill Melling 25/02/2016

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    "good but long"

    I did enjoy this book however it dragged on a bit too long for me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    H. Coombs Dorset, UK 20/02/2016
    H. Coombs Dorset, UK 20/02/2016 Member Since 2015

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    "deeply irritating"
    What would have made What Remains better?

    Poor Ben Allen - what a trial to read all this out loud. Once you notice the writing 'tics' (2 word adjective lists; dialogue beginning 'What the hell?....stating the obvious; constant reflection on what a hard time the narrator character is having; stock characters blah blah) you are sunk. This was a moderately good idea in search of an experienced and ruthless editor. It was a great relief when it finally stopped. Sorry.


    Has What Remains put you off other books in this genre?

    no - other people do it better


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

    no - he survived this one well


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from What Remains?

    Too numerous to mention - all the scenes that add nothing to the plot or characterisation


    Any additional comments?

    not really - too tired.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    patriciahulme 15/12/2015
    patriciahulme 15/12/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "dreary narration"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    anyone who enjoys tedium


    What will your next listen be?

    Michael connelly


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Ben Allen?

    Anyone who could make the story interesting, Robert Glenister is excellent. Michael Jayston is superb.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from What Remains?

    A great many it was far too long and a lot of repetition


    Any additional comments?

    I have never been so glad to finish a book. Flat and uninteresting

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Linda 22/07/2015
    Linda 22/07/2015 Member Since 2010
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    "Uninspiring narration and over complex plot"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Don't know


    Has What Remains put you off other books in this genre?

    Only books by this author or with this narrator


    What didn’t you like about Ben Allen’s performance?

    Weak narration, does not sound like a strong, confident private detective. Good character "voices".


    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    june gibson 04/10/2016
    june gibson 04/10/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Spellbound"

    From start to finish I had to ration my listening to be able to get on with other things ever. I liked the narrator . Found that the story was very adsorbing. Will tell all my friends, I will certainly look for another Tom Weaver

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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