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Extraordinary People

Enzo Macleod, Book 1
By: Peter May
Narrated by: Peter Forbes
Series: Enzo Files, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (301 ratings)

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Summary

Meet Enzo Macleod, and begin the addictive cold-case series from the Sunday Times best-selling author of the Lewis trilogy and Coffin Road.

Paris

An old mystery

As midnight strikes, a man desperately seeking sanctuary flees into a church. The next day, his sudden disappearance will make him famous throughout France. 

A new science

Forensic expert Enzo Macleod takes a wager to solve the seven most notorious French murders, armed with modern technology and a total disregard for the justice system. 

A fresh trail

Deep in the catacombs below the city, he unearths dark clues deliberately set - and as he draws closer to the killer, discovers that he is to be the next victim.

©2013 Peter May (P)2019 Quercus Editions Limited

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Same book as Dry Bones

I was very disappointed to find after purchasing this book that I had heard the story before. It seems that the title has been changed, it was called Dry Bones before and narrated by Simon Vance, this version is much better, being read by Peter Forbes, but very disappointed to have been duped into buying the same book twice. Enjoyed the book as much as all the other Peter May books.

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Not a good book from Peter May

I normally like his books but this was like a poor man’s Dan Brown novel. There is no suspense and the logical leaps that the characters make are nonsensical. Performance is ok but material is awful

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A huge disappointment

Apologies for writing about myself in the third person, but here goes... Jess wrote 'this book' on the board and drew a circle around it. She then wrote 'cliched' on the board and drew a circle around it, from this she drew an arrow to the word 'this book'. Looking back she realised she wasn't finished, so with her cantaloupe melons pushing against her shirt, she wrote more words in circles and drew arrows pointing to 'this book', 'predictable', 'one dimensional women', 'irritating daughters - who you don't mind dying', 'stereotypes', 'poorly written' and finally 'random unnecessary French words'. She stood back and looked at her work. She still didn't quite understand the clues, so she typed it in to Google. Thousands of hits showed up and she sighed her cantaloupe breasts moving and straining. Oh Pete May, what have you done, this is truly dire. Very disappointed with the narrator who is usually so good.

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The same book as Dry Bones

This is a listing problem by Audible, I have just listened to Dry Bones and thought this was the next in the series. Peter May is excellent and is complemented by Peter Forbes reading

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Love Peter May & Peter Forbes Reads It So Well!

I loved the Lewis trilogy and Coffin Road. This drew me on to The Enzo Stories! The story begins in Paris. Enzo Macleod is a Forensic expert. He takes a bet that he can solve the seven most notorious French murders, armed with modern technology & the advances of science. Little does he realise, at the time of the bet, how much computer science will also help him to discover the killers of the first murder he tackles. He begins his search in the catacombs below the city. Will he be the next victim?

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slow to start

story was slow at the beginning, nearly give up. not as good as other Peter may books I've listened to, it got going in the middle and end.

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fantastic story and voice

Peter May's books and Peter Forbe's voice is a match damn hard to beat . This story is of equal quality and affect as the rest of the Enzo Macleod serie . Gripping and exciting, only if it could just keep going forever more :) . Loved it

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Taggart meets ‘Allo ‘Allo

I had ordered three in the series but have had to return the second and third before finishing the first. My summary says it all. Not for me - story, writing style or performance.

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Intriguing story although a shade too complicated for me

This is a well thought through story with layers of intrigue and complexity. The characters are very real and credible with good interaction. The narration is excellent and very listenable. For me the story was too complicated to follow with lots of references to places in France with maybe too much focus on the locations which prevented me staying close to the story.

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Just a list of French streets, buildings and things in French

I listened to 2 hours of this story before I gave up. There was about 15 mins story and the test a pretentious list of French buildings streets and cuisine in French I have listened to loads of a Peter May books and enjoyed them all but, needless to say, will be giving the Enzo series a wide berth