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The Last Witness Audiobook

The Last Witness: A D.C.I. Daley Thriller, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

A number one Scottish crime best seller from Denzil Meyrick; James Machie was a man with a genius for violence, his criminal empire spreading beyond Glasgow into the UK and mainland Europe.

Fortunately, James Machie is dead, assassinated in the back of a prison ambulance following his trial and conviction. But now, five years later, he is apparently back from the grave, set on avenging himself on those who brought him down.

Top of his list is his previous associate, Frank MacDougall, who unbeknownst to D.C.I. Jim Daley, is living under protection on his lochside patch, the small Scottish town of Kinloch. Daley knows that, having been the key to Machie's conviction, his old friend and colleague D.S. Scott is almost as big a target. And nothing, not even death, has ever stood in James Machie's way....

©2015 Denzil Meyrick (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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    Mrs L Lloyd 01/12/2016
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    "a really gripping story. realistic content. great"

    great tale gritty gripping full of suspense and realistic . great narration can't wait to get the next book in the series

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Seashell Devon 07/11/2016
    Seashell Devon 07/11/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Best narrator ever! Exciting story."

    The story is great and really funny in places.
    Great characters and the narrator is amazing - he has a wide range of accents to deal with, but is mesmerising to listen to.
    Listened to Whiskey In Small Glasses first. Both as good as each other.

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    Sandra 09/05/2017
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    "good story - but"

    good story and well read so an interesting listen. however the stories in this series are, I think, overloaded with unecessary swearing. this does not shock but just annoys and adds nothing to the story.

    12 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Ian Gregg 01/08/2017
    Ian Gregg 01/08/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Keeps getting better"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is really good,engrossing story. Complex enough to keep you thinking but very easy to listen to. A very gripping end, with the promise of more!


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator, David Monteath, is superb. Couldn't have chosen better.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    charlotte London 27/02/2017
    charlotte London 27/02/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Another great story with loads of surprises"
    Would you listen to The Last Witness again? Why?

    It's a multi faceted story which keeps the listener guessing to the end.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    D.C.I. Daley as flawed lead character. Looking forward to learn more of his life in the next story.


    Have you listened to any of David Monteath’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    David Monteath is a master of bringing several characters to alive and giving them all individual voices and genuine accents. This nuanced delivery is pure joy tolisten to.


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

    Yes, but 10 hours are best listened to in two chunks.


    Any additional comments?

    Great entertainment from the coast of Scotland.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Flint 18/02/2017
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    "A good read"

    I enjoyed this book but it was not quite as good as the first book in the series. It was very well read but the plot was predictable and in some ways disappointing. I disliked the heavy hint at the end of the book about the direction of the next book.

    I didn't like having the first chapter of the next book tagged on to the end of this book. It put me off wanting to buy it and I decided to take a break from this series of books. The narrator was excellent, a joy to listen to.

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    FrannyC Oxford, UK 09/02/2017
    FrannyC Oxford, UK 09/02/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "An excellent sequel"

    Just as good as the first, this book kept my interest right to the end. The characters have been developed further and the storyline had pace and intrigue.

    Praise must be made to the outstanding narration which lifts the story to another level. I look forward to book 3.

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    Sandra 19/01/2017
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    "Brilliant"

    What can I say brilliant on all counts! Great performance,great story, just a great story can't wait to listen to next in series.

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    Sue 24/12/2016
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    "difficult to put down"

    a plot which challenges the reader with subtleties and sleuth like reasoning. Next book please.

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    Simon Between a Pair of Headphones 14/12/2017
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    "Daley Powered by Monteath Will Go Far!"

    This is an excellent read. Firstly, David Monteath has the kind of purring, warm Scottish accent that literally cuddles your ears and keeps them warm on a cold day. And he's no one-trick pony possessing as he does some great character voices too.

    The story itself seemed even better to me than the first book and the town of Kinloch is becoming a real character in its own right. I'm impressed with Daley as a lead character, he's fighting certain demons that I've known myself . . . with similar amounts of success I have to admit! He's got depth and a back story which is developing in intriguing fashion. Even better his problems are developing in the present day rather than being the usual mysterious past. The supporting cast of characters are well formed and even though there are one or two of the genre's cliches in there they do seem to have hidden depths too.

    The story moves at a nicely brisk pace but not so fast that Daley's hapless sidekick doesn't get the chance to raise a chuckle. The author also takes time to do a decent job of evoking that Scottish coastal feel with the residents of Kinloch giving the whole thing a strong undercurrent of character.

    I predict it won't be too long before I pick up the third book!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    01/08/17
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    "kinloch mystery"
    Where does The Last Witness rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    it is good well read plenty of twists and turns


    What other book might you compare The Last Witness to and why?

    the first in DCI Daley series good book it has a good storyline


    Have you listened to any of David Monteath’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    only the first in series he reads well good characters


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    hard to say


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