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A Book of Bones

Charlie Parker, Book 17
Narrated by: Jeff Harding
Series: Charlie Parker, Book 17
Length: 22 hrs and 27 mins
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Summary

The new thrilling instalment of John Connolly's popular Charlie Parker series. 

He is our best hope. 

He is our last hope. 

On a lonely moor in the northeast of England, the body of a young woman is discovered near the site of a vanished church. In the south, a girl lies buried beneath a Saxon mound. To the southeast, the ruins of a priory hide a human skull. 

Each is a sacrifice, a summons. 

And something in the darkness has heard the call. 

But another is coming: Parker the hunter, the avenger. From the forests of Maine to the deserts of the Mexican border, from the canals of Amsterdam to the streets of London, he will track those who would cast this world into darkness. 

Parker fears no evil. 

But evil fears him....

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Great book but a little hard to listen too

I have read and listened to all the books by John C. The narrator normally does an excellent job but an English ear his English accents are awful. It make it hard to listen too. I also noticed a couple of anomalies in the English location. For example the lead police officer is a deputy inspector— a rank that doesn’t exist. Also the pathologist report included inches instead of cm. I will check my English written copy to see if this is just a case of the US version of the book being read.

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I was enjoying the book until it arrived in England.

I love John Connolly. He does not deserve for his books to be ruined by such a terrible English Accent. I had to stop listening and returned the book. I will go and buy a hard copy to add to my collection and read it. Such a shame. I have a mix and much of audible and paper Parker books and the previous audible books have worked. Would have worked better with an English reader for the English characters. I think the accent was supposed to be Geordie, my wife thought he was Scottish. As always Audible refunded without a quibble, so thank you. But feel I still need to give an honest review.

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Really conflicted...

I wanted to love this book I waited so long for.

It was great to have another instalment of Charlie Parker and I thought I could listen to Jeff Harding read from the phone book because earlier books have been so good.....BUT...this story has so many plotlines set in so many places that two frustrating things happen.

First we don’t get enough time with Parker, Louis and Angel. Second Jeff Harding, great though he is, is TERRIBLE at the range of UK accents he is forced to tackle. Both things were seriously upsetting to a diehard fan.

So. As I said. Seriously conflicted. I’ll keep listening, but it won’t be the highlight of the Audible year anymore, unless Parker loses his passport maybe?

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Hard going!

Found this hard going, story line going off on another track for far too long. No way near enough of Parker and co and lastly the "British" accents were dreadful 😪 shame. Still trying to finish it but close to giving up sadly.

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Not enough Charley, Louis and Angel<br />

Boring in places, nowhere near as good as any of the previous books.
Not a Charley Parker book.

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The best one yet

an excellent series of books, funny, intelligently written and captivating from start to finish. The only problem with this book is that it ended.

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never let's me down

loved it can't wait to bit the paperback for my collection. I can't wait for the next book.

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Love John C as an author, but...

I'm from Gateshead and as a Geordie the awful accents ruined this for me. I was excited that the setting was partly north east England, and I hate to say anything negative but the whole idea of an audio book is to get the pleasure of reading a book by listening. As such, accents are really important. This should have been so much better.

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  • 18-02-20

Accents are awful

The attempts at recreating the accents are so bad that it's put me off listening to the book. Terrible. Story is good however.

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The Geordie Accent... oh dear Jeff

This has to be the worst accent ever of people from the North East of England. Being of the region myself I couldn’t continue us listening for laughing .
The rest was great. Maybe just don’t try next time ...

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  • StuFoster
  • 15-11-19

First Timer

First attempt at Audible and with a book from the series I have loved since it began. Fabulously written as always and wonderfully narrated (although the Northern accents need some work 😉) Definitely an Audible convert!!