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Death Is for the Dying

A John Handful Novel, Book 3
Narrated by: Anthony Goring
Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
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Summary

Archie Andrews tries the new cologne his new girlfriend gave him for his birthday. He goes out to get some food for his birthday party and is later found dead near the vicinity of his apiary.  

With no clues, no suspects, and no idea how he died, the Suffolk constabulary call their consulting lateral-thinking private detective to assist them in their investigation.  

However, John Handful has a conflict of interests. The new girlfriend of the victim happens to be his ex, Kimberley Ashlyn Gere.

©2016 Andrew Hixson (P)2018 Andrew Hixson

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Death is for the dying

This book is a very interesting read and one I could not put down. The story was super fast paced and kept me engaged throughout. There was enough back story that I got a strong sense of who John was, where he had been and how he got to where he was.

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Ok

I found this a bit predictable, I'd worked out half way through who had done it, and how, although the why didnt become clear straight away.

I'd listen to the other books in the series, but only if i had nothing else in my library to listen too
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review

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I like this audio book my first by Andrew Hudson i give it 5 out of 5 +1

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Midsummer Murder

This well written story reminds me of the Midsummer Murder series on TV. If you are a fan of those then you will like this too I expect. A slow moving and predictable storyline expertly narrated but storytelling at its best.

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  • Myrna
  • 29-10-19

Enjoyed this one

Received a bonus code for an honest review. Narrator did an excellent job. Of the three books I listened to, I found this one the most interesting.

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  • Rogue
  • 26-09-19

Handful is right

this was my first and probably my only aduiobook book from this author, the narrator's tone did not change no matter what was going on,the detective is a male pig and if you follow just alittle you solve the "mystery " before the even get started. I like to read back stories and such however like I said male pig he needs to get his life together but all he cares about is when he can get back in bed with his new girlfriend. I really didnt like this all that much. I received this aduiobook and voluntarily choose to reveiw.

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  • Lonnie-The GreatNorthernTroll-Moore
  • 18-08-19

This book really didn't work for me...

This book really wasn't for me... I never really cared what happened to the characters. There wasn't any reason to, and that is a bad, bad sign. In addition, I found the mystery to be pretty tepid, as in, the mystery wasn't very mysterious. Within just a couple of chapters, there was enough forcasting that I already knew the who/how, long before our "crack" PI figured it out, and he was leagues ahead of the unbelievably dunder-headed Detective Inspector for the police force!
I also found the narration done by Anthony Goring, simply terrible! His delivery was on a par with watching mud harden! It didn't matter whether John Handful's life was being threatened, or he was having a good time in the company of a woman... Anthony Goring just droned on and on and on! I will never pick up another book narrated by him. It was almost painful in its lack of "spark"!
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • B.Shoe
  • 22-11-19

Great mystery

I really enjoyed this short mystery book. It reminded me of Sherlock Holmes.

I was given a copy of this audiobook in return for my unbiased opinion

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  • Chas
  • 07-11-19

Wonderful Mystery!

Finished this book in less than a day. I was hooked from start to finish!

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  • D. Sturgeon
  • 23-09-19

Good story

Very cool little story. It's very well written and the narrator does an awesome job.

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  • Kyle Hempel
  • 19-09-19

Short mystery with an easy to see ending

As you can tell from the length this is more a short story then a book. That being stated the characters get some background and motivation even given the condensed nature of the tale. The murderer does seem to be apparent moments after the investigation has begun so for the reader it is not too much of a mystery but more of a tale of how and why it was done. The narrator does a good job allowing the story to take the lead and be enjoyed as intended. I was provided this copy for free for review purposes.

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  • Blackeagle
  • 07-09-19

Wonderful mystery

I liked the way the story flowed. The storyline was excellent. The narrator does an excellent job he brings you into the story and keeps you guessing.

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  • Kim
  • 04-09-19

A good book for YA

This is my first time with Andrew Hixson and John Handful. I really enjoyed the pace and John's leaps of intuition that keep you guessing.

It is a book and writing style that keeps things interesting from the first page to the last.

Anthony Goring's narration on Audible has kept it flowing smoothly.

Look forward to more of John Handful by way of Andrew Hixson!

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  • Janalyn
  • 31-08-19

A great old time mystery

This is a great mystery story I only wish the main detective and private I hate their own book series.Ruth. I really liked it especially the person who was responsible for the murder. It was ingenious and simple at the same time this is a great book