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Dead Woman Walking Audiobook

Dead Woman Walking

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Publisher's Summary

'Bolton is a gripping storyteller with fine, haunted characters.' (Peter James)

Just before dawn in the hills near the Scottish border, a man murders a young woman.

At the same time, a hot-air balloon crashes out of the sky. There's just one survivor. She's seen the killer's face - but he's also seen hers. And he won't rest until he's eliminated the only witness to his crime. Alone, scared, trusting no one, she's running to where she feels safe - but it could be the most dangerous place of all....

©2017 Sharon Bolton (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks

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    Andromeda's Twin 16/05/2017 Member Since 2016

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    "Crime thriller with Nuns"

    I'd never have dreamt of such a combination but that's why I am the reader and not the author. Ms Bolton has whipped up a wonderful combination here, from the balloon ride at the beginning, to the very surprising end.
    You may think that you know what is going on, but you'll be wrong, unless you too have an extraordinarily vivid imagination.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Colette 06/06/2017
    Colette 06/06/2017

    Spend my time cycling, reading, listening to audiobooks and music, baking and running about after 3 grown up kids, cats and chickens.

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    "Brilliant"

    I've been lucky enough to find some really good listens lately and this has to top the lot. Really fast moving action filled plot, interesting characters and great narration. More like this please.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jo Davis 04/06/2017
    Jo Davis 04/06/2017

    An avid reader / listener with eclectic taste from Terry Pratchett to Jane Austen and most stuff in between. (Not keen on horror though).

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    "Gripping "

    I've read quite a few Sharon Bolton books and enjoyed them all but I think this is her best one yet. Twists and turns, great characterisation. The narrator was brilliant too managing both male and female voices and accents with aplomb.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Gill 22/06/2017
    Gill 22/06/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Enjoyable listen"

    With many twists and turns the books keeps you interested until the very end, I would definitely recommend

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    miss Guildford, United Kingdom 28/05/2017
    miss Guildford, United Kingdom 28/05/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Twists and turns - never thought the gentle nature of a hot air balloon ride could change everything"

    I love Sharon Bolton's writing - her ability to tackle difficult subject while telling a compelling story fascinates me. This one gripped me from start to finish - usually I listen to audiobooks on my way to work but this one seeped into my weekend and evenings so you know you need to find out more.

    Her clues are there but she still surprises you along the way, her planning is meticulous jumping between the present and the past to keep a pace for the reader.

    Well worth a listen.

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    Shelley 26/05/2017
    Shelley 26/05/2017 Member Since 2010
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    "Full of surprises as usual!"

    I had no idea where this story was leading to but it kept me gripped all the way. Dealing with some real but hidden issues as usual and, as usual, a happy ending.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mandy Dockery 11/06/2017
    Mandy Dockery 11/06/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "A tad boring"

    Too much detail and not enough story line. I actually listened to this book twice in case I missed it? Sorry its long, laborious and dull. Sorry to be negative - but not for me.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Annie Montignac sur Charente, France 16/08/2017
    Annie Montignac sur Charente, France 16/08/2017 Member Since 2011
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    "What a preposterous story"
    What did you like best about Dead Woman Walking? What did you like least?

    I didn't like any of it. I found it preposterous that a nun of tweny-odd years could outwit criminals and evade the police for days and one of the main characters, who appeared to be a hero, turned into a villain. Whole thing was unbelievable and I'm surprised I stuck to it until the en.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    None of it was interesting - the worst part was the way the chapters jumped from past to present; you had to concentrate really hard to remember where you were.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes.


    Could you see Dead Woman Walking being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    Waste of money.


    Any additional comments?

    Anyone who has ever been involved in organ donation or transplant should avoid this book - some of the details were upsetting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    vanessa gatrill 29/07/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "excellent"

    well read, clever plot. worth reading good ending satisfying reading.good read anytime keeps you on your toes.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    S. Evans uk 27/07/2017
    S. Evans uk 27/07/2017

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    "Good listen."

    It's a good listen. I just found some parts a little unbelievable at some points

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    28/06/17
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    "Twisty Ride - a Really Good Listen"
    What did you love best about Dead Woman Walking?

    It was very atmospheric. I could really picture the rain on the northern England moors. (And it rained a lot!).


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The story was a little slow to start, but good. By the middle, yes, I couldn't stop listening. I took my dog for extra walks just so I could listen a little more.


    Which character – as performed by Julia Barrie – was your favorite?

    Of course, the main character and her sister were my favourite. But I loved Mother Hildegarde (the head nun), as well as a couple of the other nuns who provided some gentle humour.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No really extreme reactions. A little sad at parts, mostly excited and holding my breath at other parts.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like suspenseful, twisty mysteries with an adventurous heroine and some bad guys, but no sex, you will probably like this moody, atmospheric tale.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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