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Cast Iron Audiobook

Cast Iron: Enzo Macleod 6

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Publisher's Summary

In 1989 a killer dumped the body of 20-year-old Lucie Martin into a picturesque lake in the west of France.

Fourteen years later, during a summer heat wave, a drought exposed her remains - bleached bones amid the scorched mud and slime.

No one was ever convicted of her murder. But now, forensic expert Enzo Macleod is reviewing this stone-cold case - the toughest of those he has been challenged to solve. Yet when Enzo finds a flaw in the original evidence surrounding Lucie's murder, he opens a Pandora's box that not only raises old ghosts but endangers his entire family.

©2017 Peter May (P)2016 Quercus Publishing

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    Simon Waterlooville, UK 14/01/2017
    Simon Waterlooville, UK 14/01/2017 Member Since 2017

    A man with a child in his ears - @shutterspin

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    "Enzo Rides Again!"

    I think one thing that is cast in iron is that if Peter May releases an audio book with Peter Forbes narrating I am not going to regret buying it. This one takes another step to proving the rule. I would say it is actually one of the best of this particular series. McLeod's increasingly complex personal life develops apace as does the thriller of a story that his investigations bring him into. He's a great character to follow with his lack of tact and impatience with rules and procedures.

    We get all the usual quality of Peter May's writing including finely described European locations and deep, multi-faceted characters plus twists and turns along the way. The depth of research that goes into this writing is self-evident. Peter Forbes as I have said previously is incredibly well suited as a narrator to May's writing and characters. In a series that in my view was never quite as consistently excellent as say the Lewis trilogy this book is a highlight.

    27 of 32 people found this review helpful
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    Kirstine 28/02/2017
    Kirstine 28/02/2017
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    "Not wholly successful as a stand alone book"

    I hadn’t realised that this was the final part of a series in which forensic scientist Enszo Macleod investigates a sequence six cold cases. While this book is mainly concerned with finding the perpetrator of the sixth and final murder victim previous cases are alluded to and I kept feeling that I was missing the significance of several back-stories. The book has many characters who have evidently figured in earlier books but meeting so many of them for the first time made the narrative confusing at times.

    Actual detection and forensic science play only a small part in the narrative which is more about the life and loves of Enzo: a surprising number of the females had had a relationship with him. There’s too much unnecessary description of what even minor characters look like and what they are wearing; and every female character gets an attractiveness assessment.

    It’s a complicated and long-winded story that finally reveals who killed the final victim and why. I don’t think the narrative built up the evidence satisfactorily and the denouement is perfunctory. I might have enjoyed the journey to get there more if I had read the previous five books. I don't think I’ll bother as some of the conclusions of earlier stories are referred to in this final book.

    Having read a number of the author’s books I think that the Lewis trilogy is by far the best as the books have gripping stories combined with a powerful evocation of the atmosphere of the Outer Herbrides, whereas, Cast Iron, set in France didn’t create any sense of the atmosphere of the country.

    Peter Forbes is an excellent narrator whose gift for creating different voices helped keep track of the different characters.

    13 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah St Peter Port, Guernsey, United Kingdom 17/01/2017
    Sarah St Peter Port, Guernsey, United Kingdom 17/01/2017 Member Since 2006

    Love to listen to books at any time of the day or night when I can't sleep. Driving, dog walking and ironing better for a great crime novel

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    "A great 'page ' turner"

    A compelling download. The story moves with pace and style. My only real criticism being the length of time between the publication of this and the prequels. Many books have come between and I couldn't recall some of the characters and incidents. To fully enjoy this book I wish I had listened again to the previous Enzo books. Not a stand alone book but exciting and beautifully performed.

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    Elizabeth 20/05/2017
    Elizabeth 20/05/2017
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    "Truly awful"

    I loved The Lewis Trilogy and was pleased to pick up this Peter May on a Daily Deal. It is so badly written however that I had to force myself to finish it. I can hardly belief it was written by the same author. Dialogue forced, character's internal reflections grossly overwritten, storyline quite unbelievable. Don't bother, stick with the Lewis trilogy and call it quits.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Hurtlejolt Oxford, UK 26/08/2017
    Hurtlejolt Oxford, UK 26/08/2017 Member Since 2011
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    "OK, not his best work."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Cast Iron to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    Which character – as performed by Peter Forbes – was your favourite?

    Enzo Macleod


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Peter May's somewhat heavy handed clues meant I had solved the girls murder by the end of chapter two (probably helped by the fact that I had just listened to his novella The Ghost Marriage). However, the story line develops and a far more complex and gripping plot develops, with some nice twists and turns on the way, so well worth a listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Irene London, United Kingdom 01/07/2017
    Irene London, United Kingdom 01/07/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Good end to the series"

    This was a good end to a series that was becoming too predictable since book 4.

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    JPH Hertfordshire 23/06/2017
    JPH Hertfordshire 23/06/2017 Member Since 2013

    Cat Loving avid reader.

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    "A good series conclusion"

    Loved the Enzo Macleod series, this is the final book, it's just a shame books 2 & 3 aren't available in Audible as some of the relevant storyline & flow is missing. However this doesn't distract too much from this edge of the seat thriller it just would have been nice to have things fall into place with a better understanding of the actions & incidents that had obviously preceeded in the earlier two books. Peter May is one of my favourite authors. I haven't been disappointed once reading his books & now intend to go on to his China series. Once again Peter Forbes narration is superb with all his voice characterisations spot on. Thoroughly recommended.

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    Mrs Macclesfield, United Kingdom 14/06/2017
    Mrs Macclesfield, United Kingdom 14/06/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Cast Iron"

    This is the last in the series and everything all got tied up and I and T's dotted. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the series that I have listened too.
    Highly recommended.

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    Sue 25/04/2017
    Sue 25/04/2017
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    "Another brilliant Peter May story"

    Fantastic writing, fantastic reading by Peter Forbes. A bit slow at the very beginning but well worth sticking with. It really picks up a pace. Difficult to stop listening to. There is a great balance and mix of crime, drama, intrigue, and people and relationships, all nicely observed and drawn.

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    Roger Boyle Scotland 23/04/2017
    Roger Boyle Scotland 23/04/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Another Good Audiobook"

    I enjoyed the book, but this was the first in the series I had read and I found the number of characters a bit confusing. Very good though

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