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Summary

The Fens are burning, and Detective Nikki Galena faces a cat-and-mouse battle with a killer arsonist. Someone is lighting fires. First they target homes and businesses, but then a body is found at one of the crime scenes. More fires are lit. And at each one a single person dies. But the victims have led spotless lives, and apparently there's no connection between them. 

Meanwhile, the town is facing a very peculiar threat from a group of sinister Satanists led by a charismatic businessman. Who is burning with anger, and can Nikki stop them before anyone else dies?

©2018 Joy Ellis (P)2018 Tantor

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fire on the fens

Another good listen I really like these fen books good narrator makes for a cosy evening .

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amazing

Joy Ellis has fast become my favourite author, books are so detailed and great story lines

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Oh my goodness - this narrator!

I appreciate that this far into the series it would be difficult to change to another narrator- but where is the quality control over the most basic of pronunciation - very annoying!! If I were Joy Ellis I would be furious.

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How on earth did Henrietta Meer get this gig! She has very little grasp of the English language for example curate is pronounced cyoorit not cyoor8!
It’s most annoying and spoils the story

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performance error: minor but irritating

Please check on the pronunciation of curate. A small irritating error which grated every time it was repeated.

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Has the author literally lost the plot? And as for the narrator…

I’ve been binge listening to this series. All along the bizarre pronunciation by the narrator has really grated at times, and then in the last book Nikki seemed at times to discover her Scottish roots in her Norfolk accent…. But then along comes Fire on the fens.

The author seems to have forgotten that when Nikki and Joseph got together they were deemed a strange pairing not least because of his very strong religion. ‘The priest’ I believe he was called at one point in book 1 or 2 contrasting with Nikki’s single minded hunting of all things drug.

But in this book the narrator says Joseph is not really religious. Really? Did he have some sort of faith crisis that has been kept from us?

And then there is the increasingly bizarre pronunciation- not being able to pronounce ‘curate’ among so many other things has meant I’ve finally thrown in the towel.

Whatever happens to you Nikki and Joseph I hope you find someone who can correctly pronounce whatever it is! Good luck!

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Series gets more gripping as it progresses.

This series is fantastic and gets better and better with every book. As the series progresses each book gets more gripping. This one really kept me guessing and the way the team work so well together is amazing. There constant determination to not give up and find out the truth is really well portrayed and makes you want to know what is happening. It is great to see more permanant supporting characters coming into the series to enhance what is already a good team. The character development is also fantastic and a great draw for the series.

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Excellent

Another well written. well narrated. and exciting audio book. Really enjoyable. Thank you looking forward to the next one.

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Please, Henrietta, check your pronunciation!

I have to return this book. I've put up with Ms Meire's mispronunciations and false wordstresses in other Galena books for long enough. But having 'curate' (the noun) pronounced as cuREIT (the verb) was just toooo much. Add deSULtory and mischievIous??? and many many others... Doesn't Ms Ellis have any say about who reads her books and how?

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Always a pleasure.

just love these Joy Ellis stories you can feel the love that the characters have for each other whilst solving the crimes in the fens. loyalty that cant be brought..All comes to life by Henrietta Meire.

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  • 19-11-18

Gripping Story

I thoroughly enjoy this series, and this book is one of the best. The narrator is wonderful, and brings the characters to life. I can't wait for the next book.

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  • Wayne
  • 17-11-18

I'm a fan of this series, but...

...FIRE ON THE FENS is disappointing compared to the first eight novels in the series.

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  • Elle W
  • 01-03-22

not the best in the series

the characters are great as ever but there wasn't as much of a mystery for me this time.

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  • barbara
  • 01-02-22

Fire on the Fens

Have read all of Jackman & Evans series, love them, decided to read the Fens series, which I haven't read in order and absolutely enjoyed it. Joy has an addictive way of writing that draws you in and you just can't stop once you have started. The narration is excellent.

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  • 09-11-20

farfetched

not bad, but...did anyone ever think of breaking some windows out while the house burned

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  • marko the great
  • 02-08-20

Highly Recommend Fire on the Fen...Loved It...Agai

Marvelous...Again. Brilliant story told so well. Love listening to all of Joy Ellis' tales. Henrietta is quite amazing with narrating through so many unique characters...she Nails It every time! Brava!!!

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  • 05-07-20

Good Story

I enjoyed this story. Henrietta did a great job too! I am looking forward to the next adventure with Nikki, Joseph and the gang.

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  • alma
  • 12-06-20

Fire Within Bested the Fire Outside

Another fascinating detective story. Fire is both literally and figuratively described. The story shows the destructive, cleansing, transformative, & inspirational aspects of "fire". The obvious destruction in the structures and those effected with a loss is clearly seen. Sparked within each character is the determination and the internal questions about life. Law enforcement runs toward danger,and make personal sacrifices everyday. That is the law enforcement I know. Love the cross over characters and stories from Joy Ellis's Jackman/Evans series. Great narration as always.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 14-09-19

great

Joy Ellis books are awesome. She has managed to have several plots and keep the intrigue alive!

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  • Shauna McGee
  • 04-03-19

Carefully crafted story

The right mix of story lines. Good pace and a satisfying ending. Nice character consistency throughout the series.