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Summary

DI Nick Dixon is on the hunt for a vicious serial killer, following a trail of fingerprints and DNA across west Somerset. 

When the body of a young woman is found on the building site of a nuclear power station, work grinds to a halt. The body bears all the hallmarks of yet another random murder at the hands of the escaped killer. Then Dixon finds a motive. 

Fighting for his place on the Major Investigation Team, he soon uncovers a family’s desperate search for the truth, exposing a web of corruption and death that will shake the billion-pound construction project to its very foundations. But who can be trusted when so much money is at stake? 

Can Dixon find the killer under intense pressure from the top of government? And, can he do it before anyone else has to die?

©2019 by Damien Boyd. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Move over Sherlock

Have listened all Dixon books back to back.
Hooked. Missing Napoleon Ryan though. Got used to the different voices he portrayed.

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A much improved performance

As ever, enjoyed the story, but it was good to enjoy the performance as well this time. Looking forward to the next one!

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annoying

After listening to the first 8 books, to change the narrator for the last book was really annoying changed the characters voices and narrated like it was a documentary.

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So glad I can listen now!

I love reading these books, but so glad I can now listen as I couldn't grow to like the previous narrator.

Enjoyed this so much; yet another complex and intriguing puzzle right until the end.

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Narrator change

Got used to narrator Napoleon Ryan & different voices for female characters. Now one narrator doing all characters. Not so enjoyable. However story excellent as usual.

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another good story about Nick and co.

another good story about Nick and co. however disappointed the narrator had changed. though ok once I'd got used to the new Voices but a shame.

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Another great story

All of Damien Boyd's stories have added interest if you live local to the settings but they are enjoyable even without knowing the area as he is so descriptive with his writing. I like that he follows on the story quickly after the previous one and used mostly the same characters, introducing the new ones as they react with the others dependent on the story line. Beyond The Point takes us on a journey to catch a serial killer with all the expected twists and turns but there are sub plots that reveal themselves as you go along. The poisoning of Monty was a bit of a shock, I will not reveal the outcome of this or the story but would urge anyone who had not read any of Damien's books to do so. My only slight niggle, not with the story but the audio production, is that the narrator had changed from the previous books and it took me a little while to get used to the different style and accents, I soon forgot this as the story progressed.

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Beyond the point

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Skilfully performed. The book is well written and is sound entertainment

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change of narrator ruined it

the same narrator for 8 books and then book 9 is another narrator.. it just doesn't feel the same as I'm used to the old narrator so the main characters don't even sound real anymore... they sound like other people . such a shame

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Up there with the best

I have read quite a few of Damien Boyd’s and this, in my opinion, was the best. The plot was well laid out through out without giving the conclusion too quickly. Loved the listen.

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  • 12-08-19

Where's Napoleon Ryan??

I have really enjoyed this series, but the change of narrator is extremely disappointing.
He's a fine narrator, but after the whole series being done by Napoleon Ryan, it's a big let down.
I hope we can get a version of this book narrated by him in the near future.

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  • N31LD
  • 26-07-19

Disappointed

I’ve enjoyed the preceding book narrations as five stars. What makes them appealing is their uniquely English aspects. This attempt to make the series more acceptable to an American audience is a flop. A pale imitation of what made the narration of the series great. Fire the US distributor and revert to the UK English narration and vocabulary.

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  • Debbie
  • 16-03-21

Serial Killer, Corruption, Nick, Jane & Monty

Book nine kept me on my toes, just like all the previous ones. A body found at a nuclear power station leads DI NIck Dixon on the search for a killer, but nothing and no one is as it seems. Politics and corruption going back years and an old grudge may cost Dixon his job, yet he presses on, trusting his gut. When Monty gets poisoned, it tears me up as they race to the vet, hoping to save the dogs life. Great addition to the series.

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  • Sandy Sandvik
  • 24-09-20

Miss the other narrator!

Could not follow Simon Mattacks had to switch to reading from my kindle. Story was great narration terrible could not follow who was speaking Nick,Jane,Louise all had the same voice.

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  • Lon Stamper
  • 22-09-20

I miss the former narrator

Story quality is interesting as usual, BUT the former narrator was so talented and the new narration is just adequate.

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  • Patty Waddell
  • 22-08-20

Reading

So glad the reader changed. I could not listen to Swansong with that reader. Ugh.

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  • Michael Ficek
  • 19-08-20

Needs Original Narrator.

Another great Nick Dixon novel In desperate need of the Original. Hopefully next book has Titus.

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  • Britt
  • 27-07-20

wanted more.

i really enjoyed napoleon ryan narrate this roll. He mad nic sound strong and a character that seemed feared, plus well respected. Sad to say in this version he sounds timid.Credit to the narrator he reads very well, its just hard to distinguish between characters. I was looking forward to book 9 and 10.

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  • R. Edwards
  • 13-07-20

Narrator is horrible.

I have loved this series, but this narrator makes listening almost unbearable. No change in tone or inflection between characters. Almost as if he was being forced to read aloud in a classroom. I purchased the next book in the series, hoping that the narrator would have improved. I could not get past the first chapter. I have exchanged it for a credit. Either bring back Napoleon. Or get someone who actually knows how to properly narrate rather than read by rote.
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  • DIG
  • 16-10-19

good story needs napoleon ryan

did not enjoy the narrator story was great just a struggle with monotone get napoleon ryan back