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Dead Souls Audiobook

Dead Souls: Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller Series, Book 6

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UPDATE FOR ANYONE WHO PURCHASED THIS AUDIO TITLE PRIOR TO MAY 10 2017:The complete audiobook edition of DEAD SOULS is now available.

The truth was dead and buried...until now.

When a collection of human bones is unearthed during a routine archaeological dig, a Black Country field suddenly becomes a complex crime scene for Detective Kim Stone.

As the bones are sorted, it becomes clear that the grave contains more than one victim. The bodies hint at unimaginable horror, bearing the markings of bullet holes and animal traps.

Forced to work alongside Detective Travis, with whom she shares a troubled past, Kim begins to uncover a dark, secretive relationship between the families who own the land in which the bodies were found.

But while Kim is immersed in one of the most complicated investigations she's ever led, her team are caught up in a spate of sickening hate crimes. Kim is close to revealing the truth behind the murders yet soon finds one of her own is in jeopardy - and the clock is ticking. Can she solve the case and save them from grave danger before it's too late?

An addictive, sinister crime thriller that will have listeners on the edges of their seats.

©2017 Angela Marsons (P)2017 Bookouture

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    Pen Name 17/05/2017
    Pen Name 17/05/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "totally brilliant"

    loved this book my first choice for my first audio book and I wasint disappointed great story and well written

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    miss c a l hudson 22/05/2017
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    "Enjoyed the book then stops dead "

    I was really enjoying the book but then it suddenly stops. There's no real ending I don't know if there's another book to follow or if there's a fault with the recording. I messaged audible who sent some advice after following I was able to finish the book and ad always it was great

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Janine Whittock 06/05/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Another BRILLIANT Kim Stone book!"
    What did you like most about Dead Souls?

    Brand new subject matter.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dead Souls?

    Kim finding Stacey. Bryant insight into Kim's person.


    What does Jan Cramer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    She brings Kim Stone to life.


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

    Definitely!


    Any additional comments?

    Angela Marsons and Jan Kramer are an unbeatable combination.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lotus PERTH, United Kingdom 06/10/2017
    Lotus PERTH, United Kingdom 06/10/2017 Member Since 2009
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    "Edge of seat"

    I have read & loved all the Kim stone books and this is no exception- it is one of those books which hooks you completely from the very beginning, draws you into the story which you want to know everything about and how it ends but at the same time are sad because you want it to last for ever - roll on the next one please
    My only caveat would be don’t start with this one go back to the beginning and get to know all the characters to really appreciate this story line

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    Kelly 29/09/2017
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    "brillent"

    an awesome book, great trilling story and some great twists and turns, highly recommend too anyone

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    Mrs CJ 27/09/2017
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    "Predictable villain"

    Unfortunately Angela Marsons seems to have got a bit stuck as far as the character of the villains in her recent stories are concerned. This was a very clever plot, but if you've listened to the previous books you'll guess who the villain is almost as soon as they appear. A real pity as this story takes forward some of the personal histories of the team, and shows how Kim Stone's character is developing. Jan Cramer's narration was excellent as always, and I did enjoy the book.

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    amazingly well written.again couldn't fault the twists and turns in this tale. A must read for anyobe

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    "Love"

    can't get enough of this series. usually at this stage the stories can get a little bit samey. Not a chance here. the audio went a little bit whistley in places but not to distract from the story. roll on the next one!!!!

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    "Another top read"

    Every Kim stone book has me hooked within minutes.. Always gripping, always satisfying!! Angela Marsons and Jill Cramer together top notch

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    Baileys69 22/06/2017
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    "page turner"

    Brilliant book from start to finish. couldn't put it down. can't wait for the next one

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  • MarisaReads
    Seattle, WA
    09/06/17
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    "Stunning, Perceptive, Terrifying Thriller"

    Dead Souls, Angela Marsons' 6th novel in her knockout DCI Kim Stone series, is a standout in many ways. This is one of my favorite crime thriller series, and Dead Souls may be the best yet. This novel breaks the mold of the suspense genre. The writing is fluid, descriptive, engaging. We are given outstanding characters, exciting plots, and interesting relationships within the team.

    Dead Souls takes it a step further by making the somewhat risky move into splitting Kim's team for this book. We start with an unlikely pairing of Kim (not her idea!) with her archenemy, DCI Tom Travis, from the neighboring West Mercier precinct to investigate the discovery of bones buried in a large piece of land straddling both territories. Dawson, Bryant and Stacie are left to fend for themselves, missing their strong leader, to investigate a series of disturbing, seemingly random assaults that soon begins to look like a rash of hate crimes. But latent discord among the detectives sans Kim Stone starts coming to the surface, leading to splits among the team and one detective making the fateful decision to follow a dangerous hunch without a word to her colleagues. When Kim's investigation into past murders looks like it might be related to the current crimes, the tension ramps up, and one of their own is thrust into a horrific life- or- death situation that will have your heart racing.

    I commend the author for having the guts to not only risk a potential reader revolt with the temporary team-splitting in Dead Souls, but also to delve into the highly sensitive and emotionally-charged social issue of racism and hate crimes. The crimes in this novel are devastating. Reflecting on how crime can be so cruelly arbitrary left me with a sense of loss and sadness. The author conveys the victims' fear &confusion to the reader through brief yet powerful statements that are realistic, not maudlin. The author makes the reader feel the detectives' level of understanding and outrage grow as they educate themselves, and thus the reader, about the crimes they investigate.

    I love that Ms. Marsons adds a dash of delightful humor to lighten up the darker parts of the novel. Dr. A, forensic pathologist, as portrayed by narrator Jan Cramer, is truly a delight.Her discourse had me laughing out loud. DCI Stone has some great one-liners as usual.

    I appreciated the upswing of true heart demonstrated in the last several chapters. It makes the reader believe that DCI Stone's team will come through stronger than ever.

    This suspense thriller is very well-done, with thoughtfully crafted characters who continue to grow throughout the series, as we learn both flaws and strengths of these detectives as human beings. Overall, a sensitive, suspenseful novel that is also relevant and offers much to think about. I loved this book and won't soon forget it. Highly recommended.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Lynn
    1656 Citrine Trail, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
    27/07/17
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    "Vicarious Suffering and Hackneyed Plot"

    Great narrator and strong heroine are both wasted in this mystery that is not even very mysterious. The author describes crimes far too cruel and unnecessarily sadistic for my taste in entertainment.The plot of the book rests on a gimmick that has been used dozens of times before in books, TV, and films.I will not name this gimmick so as not to spoil the plot for anyone.The cast of victims is plucked from every now-and-today socio-economic special interest group imaginable. Have these people not suffered enough in real life? Must they be exploited as horribly treated despairing victims to serve the plot? I could not listen to most of this. A good writer has turned her considerable talents in narration and character to bad ends,this time. I will return this audiobook.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Cheryl
    NC
    15/05/17
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    "RE-DOWNLOAD TO GET MISSING CHAPTERS"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dead Souls to be better than the print version?

    Problem with download. If you came to a cliffhanger ending, or if the book just suddenly stopped after chapter 100, delete and re-download the book. I did this and now have an additional 16 chapters, at least an extra 35 minutes of audio. Total number of chapters should be 116.


    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Paula
    Rural Retreat, VA, United States
    11/05/17
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    "Another Winner from Marsons"
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    I have been a Marsons' fan since the first Kim Stone novel. She develops believable characters and interesting plots. This book stands as a strong entry in the series, even though I figured out the baddie about halfway through. Ms. Cramer is, as always, a superb reader that seems like an old friend as she brings the characters to life. Unlike some others who complained, I received the entire book, and was happy with the purchase. It is well worth a credit if you like character driven crime thrillers.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • CS
    15/05/17
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    "Another winner in this series!"

    I enjoy these books do much and wait impatiently for the next. This book is fast paced and full of surprises!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Wayne
    Matthews, NC
    17/05/17
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    "Almost as good as the first 5 books in the series"

    The first five novels in Angela Marsons' Detective Kim Stone mystery thriller series earned 5 stars. Dead Souls, a new release, comes very close to 5 stars. It i a wonderful suspense thriller with an excellent plot twist near the end. English actor Jan Cramer performs at her usual 5 star level in narrating. I highly recommend this British crime thriller series.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Kirsten S.
    05/12/17
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    "Best one yet!"

    You won't be disappointed. So well written, with twists and turns - and it all comes together at the end. Very well done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sylvia
    Atlanta, GA, United States
    30/11/17
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    "First Kim Stone book that wasn't 5-star for me"

    Maybe I am just getting bored with macho women who think it is just fine to be rude all the time because they have a heart of gold underneath, and besides, they are good at their job. (Like that is a rare accomplishment.) And I know I run fast and far from any book set in the South that uses the Klan as a protagonist because the writer is too lazy to find a more original villain. I include this last point as a hint but not a spoiler as to what is too easy and unbelievable about this plot. Jeez, who would have thought there is a shortage of bad people to write about.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tatyana
    WATONGA, OK, United States
    19/11/17
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    "Great thriller novel with the PERFECT narration!"

    I had been lucky to discover these series with 5 books already released! SO I was binge listening, so the Kim Stone team feels like a family. Never dull or repetitive! And, as always, Jan Cramer does her best! Just finishing the Dead Souls and .... there is a new novel !! can't wait to listen to! Thank you, ladies. You do a great job together!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Point Cook, Australia
    08/11/17
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    "Better than chocolate and for me that's a lot!"

    I'm sad because I've got one more book to listen to (Book 7) and then I have to wait again. I binged listened to the first six one after another and was totally emersed in the world of Kim Stone and the rest of her team. I've been worried about them, I've been sad and I've been pissed off as you are with people you care about when they do stupid things - and that's just the tip of the iceberg as to what Angela Marsons will expertly take you through with this series. I've waited and now "Just" downloaded book seven - do not know the plot and don't care - because it's like gold to me - like chocolate and gold - it's the best thing that can happen.
    Thank you, Angela and thank you Jan Cramer - I love what you've collaborated to bring us, the listeners. Mwah!
    Now.... off to listen....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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