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Another Good thriller from Peter James.

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Reviewed: 26-04-20

Another good thriller from Peter James the story involves the murder of the young Gavin Daly's mother, and the abduction, disappearance and probable murder of his New York Gang Leader father back in 1922.

Whilst waiting on the docks with his aunt and older sister for a boat to his aunts homeland of Ireland they are approached by a young man and handed a bag containing his father's Patek Phillippe pocket watch, his gun, together with a piece of paper with a sequence of numbers, and told by the man to 'watch the numbers'.

Fast forward to present day Brighton, and Detective Superintendent Roy Grace must solve the brutal robbery at a secluded mansion, the theft of millions of pounds’ worth of antiques and the death of the elderly occupant.

Gavin Daly, the victim’s brother and retired antiques dealer vows revenge for the torture and murder of his sister, and the theft of the only link to his father his priceless Patek Phillippe watch.

A very good thriller, thoroughly absorbing.

Good narration by Daniel Weyman.

Reccomended.

Gripping

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Reviewed: 11-03-20

Another brilliant Roy Grace story, absolutely gripping.

I like to listen to my Audible library when I'm driving and you know it's good when you start shouting at the car audio system in frustration when there is Something the listener knows (or thinks they know!!) but the detectives haven't yet discovered or worked out.

I've been listening to the books in order, and the continuing mystery of Sandy's disappearance is slowly being revealed.

It's also good that some of the character's from the previous books either appear or are referred to, but cleverly, so that each can be read or listened to as a standalone book.

Unlike some other reviewers I enjoyed David Bauckhams narration, and was a little disappointed that the next in the series is narrated by someone else as you get used to the narrator's interpretation of each of the character's voices/accents .

Peter James is a master of the crime thriller, so if you enjoy escaping with a good book
then this series is thoroughly Recommended.

Fantastic Series

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Reviewed: 18-02-20

Really good series of books.

I'm thoroughly enjoying these Roy Grace crime thrillers. Kept my attention throughout which is always good indication of an excellent story.

The story keeps you guessing right to the end, with plenty of suspense and intrigue. Brilliantly read by David Bauckham.

Thoroughly Recommended.

Great crime thriller

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Reviewed: 03-02-20

Thoroughly enjoyed this book, its a great crime thriller which kept my attention throughout.

The plot has a gruesome storyline but not overly gratuitous.

Roy Grace is a believable and very likeable character.

Unlike some reviewers I got used to the narrator and it didn't unduly distract from my enjoyment of the story, even Branson's 'Street' accent..

I was also pleasantly surprised by the interview with Peter James at the end.

Ready for book 3 next.

Gripping

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Reviewed: 26-01-20

This story was gripping and kept me riveted from start to finish.

I'm looking forward to listening to book two.

Good narration by Tim Bruce.

Thoroughly Recommended.

Glad it came to an end.

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Reviewed: 07-01-20

I had initially listened to one of the DCI Ryan books but found it very annoying and returned it.
I thought I'd give the author another go and tried the multicast story hoping it would be better, alas no.

I found the main character DCI Ryan far too perfect and not at all believable. I could also predict what devastating event would eventually befall our "hero" its not a good sign when you keep looking to see how much longer you have to wait for it to end.

The only redeeming factor was the cast.

They think it's all over... it's not....

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Reviewed: 07-01-20

Good thriller just when you think it's all over... Its not....

Very converluted but thrilling plot involving murders on Edinburgh Royal Mile and the possible links to a terror plot.

The story kept my attention, with likable characters and the narrator was also good.

Looks like I've found another good author to follow.

Reccomended.

Enjoyable

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Reviewed: 22-12-19

An enjoyable story. These Frost books are not at all like the previous Frost character of the somewhat bungling detective, who eventually gets there in the end.

Frost is a lot more serious, and unfortunately there not so many funny quips and one liners but this does not detract from the enjoyment.

Narration by Crawford Logan was good.

Good, follows on nicely from the other 4 prequels

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Reviewed: 14-12-19

Although written by a different author (James Henry) from the 4 prequel Frost novels this follows on nicely and retains the usual characters etc.
My only criticism is Frost is not as funny or indeed as slapdash as in the previous books and has infinately more serious persona.
Mullett on the other hand, although not as irritating he is also not as slimey and self promoting, which we've come to expect from him.
A good story, kept my attention which is paramount for an audio book.
Ready for the next one now, but sadly seems to be the last.
Not a bad narration from Crawford Logan.

Good story, narration a little irritating.

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Reviewed: 06-11-19

Good story. I loved the TV series with David Jason and remembered the plots which the TV series more or less kept to.

Frost in the books is a little coarser than that portrayed in the series but no less likeable.

Having listened to previous Frost books narrated by the fabulous Stephen Thorne, I found Robin Browne a little irritating, and at times he made Frost sound like Boycie from Only Fools and Horses (coincidentally also starring David Jason)
Recommended.