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The Devil's Evidence Audiobook

The Devil's Evidence

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Publisher's Summary

A stunning new thriller from the critically acclaimed author of The Devil's Detective.

Thomas Fool, now the head of Hell's Information Men, must solve a new mystery that crosses the divide between Heaven and Hell.

©2016 Simon Kurt Unsworth (P)2016 Random House Audiobooks

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    Ho-Man Yau 27/10/2016
    Ho-Man Yau 27/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "much better than the first one"

    what started as another to solve turned into something different and far more action packed than what I expected from this story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher Tyn Y Gongle, United Kingdom 18/04/2017
    Christopher Tyn Y Gongle, United Kingdom 18/04/2017 Member Since 2013

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Pulls no punches"
    What made the experience of listening to The Devil's Evidence the most enjoyable?

    Excellent narration and and author who isn't afraid to go where you don't think he will


    Any additional comments?

    The only reason this got a 4* for story was I would have preferred if the main character had made a "slightly" different choice at the end. Just think he was more intelligent and caring throughout the book and other choices would have been more important to him, feels like he would not have squandered the opportunity he is given so badly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    pointlessgods 12/04/2017
    pointlessgods 12/04/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "truly a horror gem"

    I love this story it's really something don't be a fool and miss out on this great series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    mr leon beaudoin 10/01/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Simply outstanding!"

    I absolutely loved listening to this book! The book is action packed, funny and full of twists that you don't see coming!

    Thomas Fool is now one of my favourite fictional characters, which is due to the narration of David Rintoul! Looking forward to the 3rd instalment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lynn Worton Sheffield, UK 18/12/2016
    Lynn Worton Sheffield, UK 18/12/2016 Member Since 2017

    Reading is a passion and an obsession.

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    "Fabulous Sequel!"

    This is the second book in the Thomas Fool series. I loved it! I was originally recommended the first book from Audible due to my browsing/reading history. When I heard this audiobook was available to pre-order, I quickly bought my copy without even reading the synopsis and began listening to it as soon as I could. I was not disappointed. I found myself gripped by the storyline.

    This audiobook is narrated by David Rintoul. I love his narration. He brought the story and characters to life with his clear and precise reading. His pacing was excellent and I was amazed at how he could vocalise the various characters without losing his voice. He gave some of the characters incredibly gravelly voices that came across as menacing, which made me shiver, as well as lighter tones for the female characters. I would definitely listen to more books read by this narrator.

    Thomas Fool is a wonderful character. He is an "Information Man", a policeman to you and me, who investigates things when the denizens of Hell cause chaos or misbehave. I really liked this person. I don't know what he did in his previous life to end up in Hell, but I got the impression that he was a good man. Perhaps he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Unfortunately, I didn't feel like his character grew as much as it did in the first book.

    In this story an arsonist is setting fires in Hell. Thomas and his fellow Information Men are sent to investigate and quickly find themselves facing a mysterious adversary. Unfortunately, they also have to deal with the Evidence, a new group of demon-lead investigators that shadow the human Information Men. Sent on a mission into Heaven, Thomas realises that all is not well in paradise. As danger threatens and both Heaven and Hell prepare to go to war, Thomas will have to dig deep for answers.

    Though I am not a huge lover of horror, I love detective stories. I started to listen to the story with no idea of what to expect, though I knew it was going to be a huge roller coaster ride. What I got was an unexpected journey through the eyes of the main protagonist, Thomas Fool. Hell is not a pleasant place to be in this book, and the demons are not exactly puppy dogs either. Heaven is more peaceful, though no less dangerous. I love the descriptive quality of the horror in this book, though it can be pretty graphic and a little shocking. Some readers may find it too gruesome. Then again, my imagination can be a little too quick to paint vivid pictures and some may find that it may not be graphic enough for them. As only a moderate reader of horror, this story definitely shocked me (in a good way). I was quickly hooked and sat entranced as the story unfolded.

    I must admit that I was a little disappointed by the world building of Heaven. I can understand why the author would make it this way, but still, I am not sure I would want to go there if all I'm going to do is sleep and dream for the rest of my afterlife. However, as I said, I can understand why the author did this: Thomas would see it as a boring and uninteresting place to want to stay. Having said that, the mystery surrounding the fires in Hell and the disappearances in Heaven kept me hooked. The author also introduced some new characters, such as Mr. Tapp, the leader of the Evidence, and the angels Benjamin and Gadriel, who bring their own prejudices/dislike of Hell's denizens and denial that there is anything wrong in Heaven. Then there is Mayall (sorry, not sure of spelling due to being an audiobook so have nothing to compare with), who is the Angel of Chaos and requested Thomas's help. There is also a new Information Man called Marianne, who has only recently been born into Hell. She brings a touch of romance into the storyline. There are also a few characters from the first book who make a return appearance, like Rachshasas (again, I have no idea of spelling so am doing it phonetically), and a couple of characters who make a surprise return.

    The story has several twists and turns that kept me guessing right until the end. I am a huge fan of detective novels, and this story has several red herrings and distractions cleverly placed so that when the culprit is revealed, the reader is surprised. I must admit that the ending left me feeling rather sorry for Thomas. I will not say why because of spoilers, so I will leave it to you to find out for yourselves. I hope that the author is working on the next book (if there is one), because I am eagerly looking forward to listening to/reading it as soon as possible.

    Simon Kurt Unsworth has written a fantastic sequel to his debut novel. I love his writing style, which starts slow but quickly picks up speed. I also love the flow of the story, the scenes flowed seamlessly from one to another. This author has found a fan in me and I would definitely consider reading more books written by him in the future.

    Due to the use of graphic horror and gore, as well as the use of foul language, I do not recommend this book to younger readers and to those who have a nervous disposition. I do, however, highly recommend this book if you love horror, suspense and detective stories. - Lynn Worton

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kathleen-Ann Manchester, United Kingdom 10/11/2016
    Kathleen-Ann Manchester, United Kingdom 10/11/2016
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    "Definitely one I've relished"

    For me Audible is just so hit and miss with the miss list substantially outnumbering the hits unfortunately.

    Reading is such a deliciously (almost always) self indulgent treat for me and when I sew I've started to listen, which initially made me feel I'd won a watch, and then the awful awful narration to be allowed air time on far too many great books (or ones that had potential but I'm not sure if I'll ever get around to reading them instead) started to tally up

    The long and the short of it is; it's ALL in the telling of the story if you have someone else reading for you.

    I always trust a story with swearing and this one was doubly delightful due in no small part to the narrator and my mental image of the man he is IRL and it tickled me to hear such vulgarity from (my mind's version of him) such a proper gent.

    Applause indeed for Thomas Fool and that's largely because his story is being told well.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    David 27/10/2016
    David 27/10/2016
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    "Inconsistent"

    Well written and performed, with a good start but poor characterisation as sometimes the main character would fight back and other times he wouldn't. His motivations and actions were almost random in parts. Excellent description and world building but plot was chaotic. Not invested enough in the main character to pick up the next in the series

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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