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  • Down Cemetery Road

  • By: Mick Herron
  • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (180 ratings)
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Down Cemetery Road

By: Mick Herron
Narrated by: Julia Franklin
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Summary

When a house explodes in a quiet Oxford suburb and a young girl disappears in the aftermath, Sarah Tucker becomes obsessed with finding her. Accustomed to dull chores in a childless household and hosting her husband’s wearisome business clients for dinner, Sarah suddenly finds herself questioning everything she thought she knew, as her investigation reveals that people long believed dead are still among the living, while the living are fast joining the dead.

What begins in a peaceful neighbourhood reaches its climax on a remote, unwelcoming Scottish island as the search puts Sarah in league with a man who finds himself being hunted down by murderous official forces.

©2003 Mick Herron (P)2020 Isis Publishing Ltd

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Not his best

It might be worth reading the physical book but the narrator sounds like she's reading an Agatha Raisin book. The first book ever that I couldn't listen to.

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Brilliant!

Superb story. Gripping all the way through. Best listened at 0,9 speed. Mick Herron is a master storyteller.

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Hoped for more, narration could've been better

The story was a bit slow at first but then developed. The main character came across as being a bit drippy but that may have been due to the narrator's voice and delivery, both of which I disliked.

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Good but overly long story; awful narration

I like the Slough House books a lot. This has much good stuff but is overly drawn out.
The narration however is appalling. Really weird inflection on the words; all the male characters get the same gruff, sardonic voice. I was very tempted to give up.

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Slough house it isn't, but never purported to be

Loved it, Mick Herron knows how to shape a character. Beautifully written and equally well read. Had Sean Barrett read it might not have worked as well. It was a woman protagonist and worked very well with a woman narrator. I liked her voice and presentation of all the characters and I'm very picky about narrators.

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Slow burning but ultimately gripping. Brilliant

I’ve read all of the Slough House books so I was slightly wary about trying one of Mr Herron’s other books. I needn’t have worried. Such a master of language and plot did not disappoint. A fabulous performance in the reading completed a superb experience for me

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bit too predictable

the most annoying main character got on my nerves all the thoughts in her head and couldnt work out if it wa the reader or the writer

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Thoroughly Enjoyable

The story line takes a few turns that stretch its credibility but Mick Herron's trademark dry humour shines through. The narration is spot on. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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An interesting start

Apart from a longish and fairly turgid recounting of a drug taking event from student days the story rolled along well. It’s possible to find glimmers of the future brilliance and bare outlines of figures to come, though in different guises.

The narrator coped well with a difficult task. Giving each character a different voice / vocal tone can’t have been easy. Whilst some grated rather, that’s probably the way voices are in real life.

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A slow start, but a good story

I assume the characters will get to better things. I've come to this from Slough House, like others. It's a different sort of story so I'm prepared to try the next one in the series, after a break...

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