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Whispers of the Dead Audiobook

Whispers of the Dead: Dr David Hunter, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

In America to escape the violence that nearly killed him, forensics expert David Hunter has returned to the Body Farm in Tennessee. He needs to know whether he's still up to the job of confronting death. So when his former mentor asks him to accompany him to a crime scene, he agrees. But even he is unprepared for what awaits them in the remote cabin.

The victim has been tortured, the body decomposed beyond recognition. Although fingerprints seem to identify the killer, Hunter is uneasy. Then a second body is found. And it becomes clear that they're dealing with a killer who is dangerously familiar with the intricacies of forensics. Has David Hunter met his match?

©2009 Hunter Publications Ltd; (P)2009 Isis Publishing Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Menacing, beautifully paced and with characters that wouldn't disgrace the incomparable Michael Connelly,this marks Beckett's transition to established star." (Daily Mail)

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    Aileen Stockton on Tees, United Kingdom 26/05/2011
    Aileen Stockton on Tees, United Kingdom 26/05/2011 Member Since 2016
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    "Well worth a read"

    Simon Beckett just seems to be getting better and better and this book did not disappoint. Just when you thought you had it all worked out there was a twist and it continued twisting and turning right to the very end. I stayed awake until 2 am because I just couldn't leave it.

    The forensic research that has gone into writing this book has been amazing as has the attention to detail.

    I must commend the narrator who brilliantly switched so effortlessly between different American dialects and the English accent of David Hunter.

    Well worth a read.


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    Eileen 27/04/2011
    Eileen 27/04/2011 Member Since 2009
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    "I agree - excellent narration!"

    I completely agree with the last reviewer, David Thorpe is an excellent narrator who can adapt his voice to the various characters in the book. I never struggle to distinguish one character from another and this is obvious even within the first 15 minutes! This is the second of the Dr Hunter novels narrated by David Thorpe and he does an excellent job. The story itself moves along at a great pace and this book is as enjoyable as the other two - bring on book four!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Diana Fordingbridge, United Kingdom 11/12/2010
    Diana Fordingbridge, United Kingdom 11/12/2010 Member Since 2008
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    "Excellent narration!"

    Unlike the other reviewer, I thought the narrator was very good indeed. In fact, I have several other audio books which he has narrated by this and other authors, and what impresses me greatly is his ability with widely differing accents. This particular book calls for American deep-South voices, and, as far as I can tell, he succeeds well and accurately with them. Other books I have heard him read call for a whole range of accents, including Glaswegian and Highland Scottish and each voice is entirely different and easily recognisable from another. As for this book, as ever, Simon Beckett writes an absorbing and tense thriller and I find all his work well written and very satisfying. I look forward to his next one.

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    Christine 30/08/2016
    Christine 30/08/2016 Member Since 2011
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    "good book"

    Up to his usual standard, kept us guessing almost to the end. Waiting for the next one.

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    Ms. F. M. Quint Rossendale, UK 12/07/2015
    Ms. F. M. Quint Rossendale, UK 12/07/2015 Member Since 2014

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    "So entertaining"

    This is the first Simon Beckett book I've listened to but it won't be the last. Made all the more good by David Thorpe's narration.

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    Sophie Morden, Surrey, United Kingdom 19/03/2010
    Sophie Morden, Surrey, United Kingdom 19/03/2010
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    "Spoiled by the narrator"

    Unfortunately I can't tell you whether this is a good story or not as the narration is so bad I only managed to listen to about the first 5 minutes - such a shame as Simon Becketts previous two books were fabulous. I'll have to buy the book and read it on hols now!

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  • Lia
    Sutton, Australia
    26/01/10
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    "Great listen"

    I really enjoyed this book. The narration and the story line were excellent. I just could not stop listening. The ending was very unpredicatable but still great

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Mayte
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    "5 Stars"

    I really enjoyed this book ,it kept me on edge from the first to the last second. Superb narration too.

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