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The Teacher Audiobook

The Teacher: A Shocking and Compelling New Crime Thriller That's Not for the Faint-Hearted

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Publisher's Summary

You think you know who to trust? You think you know the difference between good and evil? You're wrong....

A lesson you will never forget.

The body of the head teacher of an exclusive Devon school is found hanging from the rafters in the assembly hall. Hours earlier he'd received a package, and only he could understand the silent message it conveyed. It meant the end.

As Exeter suffers a rising count of gruesome deaths, troubled DS Imogen Grey and DS Adrian Miles must solve the case and make their city safe again. But as they're drawn into a network of corruption, lies and exploitation, every step brings them closer to grim secrets hidden at the heart of their community. And once they learn what's motivating this killer, will they truly want to stop him?

Smart. Gripping. Gruesome. This is a psychological crime thriller in a class of its own.

Warning: most definitely not for the faint hearted!

©2016 Katerina Diamond (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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    Ann Brighton, United Kingdom 21/04/2016
    Ann Brighton, United Kingdom 21/04/2016 Member Since 2007
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    "An okay book"

    I didn't care much for this book. A bit too gratuitously gory, I'm not particularly faint hearted but the graphic scenes of violence were not backed up by characters or plot.

    20 of 22 people found this review helpful
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    Amy E. 21/04/2016
    Amy E. 21/04/2016
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    loved it great story which had me gripped until the end. this is my first by this author and I'm just off to the kindle store to find out if Katerina diamond has written any more. the narrative was so Amazing I didn't feel like I was listening but reading myself as I was so pulled into this work . he has a very gentle voice that i loved listening to. great twist at the end :)

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    pixie 08/10/2016
    pixie 08/10/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "I couldn't wait....,"

    for this to finish! not my cup of tea at all. laboured and a little long winded for me. I stayed til the end as half way through it gained some momentum and I wanted to give a true review. others enjoyed this I know but for me a little boring and farfetched. there is alot of gore and violence in it too.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    M. Pascoe Cornwall 23/04/2016
    M. Pascoe Cornwall 23/04/2016

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    "Very good"

    I've struggled recently to find an ebook that has not followed the usual predictable formula. The Teacher is a crime thriller, a little reminiscent of Mo Hayder but less graphic. Good plot line and good characterisation.

    12 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    JayKay 14/05/2016
    JayKay 14/05/2016
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    What disappointed you about The Teacher?

    Too much blood and guts and graphic horror killings - not at all enjoyable


    Has The Teacher put you off other books in this genre?

    Yes


    Which character – as performed by Stevie Lacey – was your favourite?

    There wasn't one


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Distaste


    Any additional comments?

    A lot of different characters to keep up with, none of them particularly likeable.

    23 of 30 people found this review helpful
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    Isabelle 18/04/2016
    Isabelle 18/04/2016
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    "excellent"

    Excellent book. I really enjoyed it despite the subject matter. Very engaging. Definitely recommend it.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    dianaB 13/10/2016
    dianaB 13/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Ok - but not the best"

    I can't say I was particularly gripped throughout, but I did listen until the end. A slightly unbelievable story, I didn't buy it in the end. I also wasn't really keen on the Narrator, I found her storytelling a little uninteresting and her character voices were all the same, plus some mispronunciation of some words.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer london, United Kingdom 12/08/2016
    Amazon Customer london, United Kingdom 12/08/2016 Member Since 2011
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    "Load of immature rubbish!"

    Without doubt the worst bit of writing I have listened to in ages. I am surprised that there are good reviews - the book is a poorly constructed chain of gratuitous events of no literary value whatsoever.

    19 of 29 people found this review helpful
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    Victoria 03/09/2017
    Victoria 03/09/2017
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    "Exceedingly disappointing"

    I'm irritated with myself for pushing through to the end of this one.

    The performance was okay; a bit monotone in most parts and a really quite amateur dramatics as soon as any emotion was called for (emotion, whatever variety it was supposed to be, all came out as shouty and forced, like someone reading capital letters)

    The writing was what really let the whole thing down. Heavy on clichéd phrases, poor use of sentence structure, adjectives etc and some really embarrassing parts in which the writer had obviously hit the thesaurus and come up with synonyms of just slightly the wrong shade of meaning. There was also massive repetition of phrases that the author obviously felt proud of (tears were almost always "the saline liquid").

    Essentially the writing was poor and the narration sufficiently below average that I was entirely distracted from any illusion of reality.

    This might have been just as well, however, because the story line was beyond poor. There seems to be some sort of misconception that by coming up with violently shocking scenes a storyline will write itself around them. I am perfectly at peace with violence in thrillers when it's justified within the context of a clever and engaging storyline. This was neither. It's fairly obvious from the first chapter what is going on and, except for the fleshing out of a few details (which is pretty much done by half way through) the reader is never really given any more than that. Sadistic brutes she being bumped off by their only surviving victim in a manner which reflects their crimes. By dint of the fact that there are only a handful of characters in this novel (and the writer is in no way subtle about "goodies" and "baddies") it's immediately clear who is the avenging angel and who is in league with his victims.

    Essentially I wasted a couple of days listening time because I felt I had to give it more than just one chapter before giving up and writing a stinker review... then I felt like I'd committed enough time that I might as well plough on in hopes of a clever twist or denouement at the end. There wasn't one.

    Learn by my mistakes. Save yourself the time, money (/credit) and listen to a Stuart Macbride instead.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Maureen Sutton 16/07/2017
    Maureen Sutton 16/07/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Thorough good siory"
    If you could sum up The Teacher in three words, what would they be?

    Enjoyed every thing


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

    Just read well and didn't try and sound like a man in parts


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

    Yes couldn't wait till I read the next part


    Any additional comments?

    Would recommend this book to anyone who likes this category.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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