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A Song from Dead Lips
- By: William Shaw
- Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
- Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
London, October 1968. As Beatles fans encamp outside Abbey Road Studios up the road, the Marylebone CID is as much an old boys' club as it ever was: comfortably sexist, racially prejudiced and crawling with corruption. Detective Sergeant Cathal Breen is the pariah of the office, having just run out on a fellow officer held at knifepoint, when it's shaken up by the arrival of WPC Helen Tozer: awkward chatterbox, farmgirl, and the first woman to enter the murder unit - apart from the secretary.
- By Mrs G Buchanan on 05-02-16
Great story & beginning of series
This is a great start to a series that has at its centre, two funny, complicated characters that you immediately care about. The late 60's setting is evoked realistically, without going overboard with cliched descriptions and the usual tired tropes of flower power and Swinging London.
My only slight reservation is with the performance of the narrator. He does an admirable job with so many different characters and accents but his female voices, in particular, are very Monty Python and off putting at times. But don't let that put you off what is a great book and brilliant start to an ongoing series.
- By: Stephen King
- Narrated by: Will Patton
- Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
1978: Meet Morris Bellamy ,the man who robs the safe of America's most famous reclusive writer, John Rothstein. But it isn't just the money he is interested in. Morrie is obsessed by the author's notebooks and is prepared to kill the author for them. 2009: Meet young Pete Saubers, whose father was knocked down by an out-of-control Mercedes in a job line-up. When he discovers a buried trunk of money and notebooks of a famous writer, he has the means to rescue his family from poverty.
- By Mel on 03-12-15
Ripping yarn inspite of the coincidences
Only King could pull off such a ripping yarn, dragging the reader on at break-neck speed so that we barely notice the multitude of ridiculous coincidences that underpin the story.
It doesn't matter - it's done with suck skill and bravado, and delivered by a superb narrator that all you can do is enjoy the ride. Entertaining and gripping stuff.
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