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To Die For Audiobook

To Die For

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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of To Die For by Alice Clark-Platts, read by Rachel Bavidge.

In an empty car park, Ryan James sits in his car contemplating death. He has set up a hose pipe that is pouring carbon monoxide into the car, and his deciding whether or not to close the last window and end it all. Finally, he gets a text and decides to end his life.

Detective Martin is called to the scene the next day. At first she is convinced it is a simple suicide but as she looks deeper into the boy's life and his relationships she begins to wonder if someone else was involved.

Also available in the DI Erica Martin series in audio: Bitter Fruits and The Taken.

©2016 Alice Clark-Platts (P)2016 Penguin AudioBooks

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    MrsGj 17/11/2016
    MrsGj 17/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Brilliant new author!"

    Can't wait to find a full length novel by this new author. Great writing and tantalising story line. Very well read too.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Steph H United Kingdon 31/01/2017
    Steph H United Kingdon 31/01/2017 Member Since 2017

    I read/listen a LOT, I will try all genre's but I don't necessarily love all genre's. I believe reading expands the mind and imagination.

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    "Odd little book"

    Strange little story, feels like there should've been much more to it and I found the reading of it distracting, the different accents etc

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    amanda Richards 02/02/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "great short story "

    listened to this via audible. great short story well read. good plot would like to see more from this author

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Philin cheshire 30/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Good job it was free."

    Very weak and very short story. Not really worth bothering with.
    Narrator did a reasonable job but she was working with poor material.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Suswati 28/01/2017
    Suswati 28/01/2017 Member Since 2016

    Obsessed with psychological thrillers, crime, mystery and dystopian fictions. A good drama now and again. A harsh critic at times.

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    "Good short story but slightly pointless?"

    I have to admit I was totally gripped throughout but it fizzled away when it just seemed like listening to a short episode of Midsummer Murder - slightly inconclusive and may have been better as an actual novel.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    mandi43777 05/12/2016
    mandi43777 05/12/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "absolutely brilliant."

    Great story and characters. Well written. Gripping till the end. Can't wait for more from this author.

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    Vicuña UK 14/08/2017
    Vicuña UK 14/08/2017
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    "Lacks pace; short and boring"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, I didn't enjoy the story at all.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Surprise. It's sudden and feels unfinished.


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

    Good narrator with excellent character voices.


    If this book were a film would you go see it?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Strange little short. Didn't warm to the central police characters who seemed unnatural and contrived. Other characters were undeveloped and no sense of drama or tension. All in all, an unpleasant subject matter (teenage suicide) handled without empathy.

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    Jason 08/06/2017
    Jason 08/06/2017

    Realistically optimistic

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    "It was free"

    Narrator has a good Geordie accent but the story was weak. Can't complain too much as it was free.

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    Kathryn 12/03/2017
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    "It's OK"

    I can't really say much more than its OK. it's fine for a freebie, give it a go for a quick story

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    Geoffrey Wood Devon, England 09/03/2017
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    "Good story shame about the bad language."

    Good story but a shame about the swearing. A tale about brothers, envy, girls and police work.

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    20/03/17
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    "thats it?"

    i feel like the story was just getting started and then it was over?! i feel like only a quarter of a book as written...

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Lisa
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    12/05/17
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    "It's like getting only the first 2 chapters of a book"

    I thoroughly enjoyed the performance and the story appeared to be the beginning of a great detective novel and then it's just over. Only a beginning. No middle. No end.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    17/01/17
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    "To die for"

    Excellent book with understanding of people's nature. Enjoyed listening to this book. Will definitely follow this author

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Praneeth
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    "A short story with a stellar ending!"

    The characters buildup was very good for a short one hour story line. I would have personally preferred a longer version but all the same this book address teen life at school about bullying.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Laura Anderson
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    "Upsetting"

    This book was just unsettling and seemed basic and undeveloped. I kept waiting for a twist but there was none, it was just a basic story about upsetting events, would not recommend.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Diego Garcia
    19/04/17
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    "WTF"

    i think i waisted my time on this book the narrator lost me a few times and I had to go back and listen

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Nana x 3
    07/02/17
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    "*Death by Bullying*"

    Ryan was barely 18 yr. old. He was good looking, popular, and likeable, yet he chose to end his own life. Why? This is the story of the dark undercurrents that run deep in our society, where the domineering seek to control, and destroy others for the feelings of power it weilds. This was a good read, but left me feeling as if the book ended in the middle of a chapter.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jeremy Z.
    17/08/17
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    "Quick Listen/Read"

    In disbelief that this book was only an hour and 20 something minutes listen time. Very quick listen/read. The story was pretty captivating and believe it or not the author did a good job at establishing some of the characters, others not so much. I think it could have been a little longer with a little more detail. Overall I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to thriller lovers.

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    13/08/17
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    "Good Mystery"

    This book was good but once it ended I felt as if it was unfinished.

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  • Patsy Chase
    15/06/17
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    "Not so gripping or chilling."

    according to the description the story is a gripping chilling Thriller. I did not find it gripping or chilling or a thriller. The performance was fantastic comma the story just did not keep my attention. I have no problems listening to two other books in between the short 11 chapter story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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