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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 .

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Irritatingly poor pronunciation marred performance

Love this series but the incorrect pronunciation of the word 'curate' - as in Church of England priest not a keeper of museum artifacts - really marred my enjoyment of this book.

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Wrong story

this is not fire on the fens. it is hurried on the fens which is book 7. I cannot find a way to report this!!

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Problems with the voice actor .

Great story, well written characterisation good
I found it difficult to follow; the narrator, the voice actor did not a sufficient range to play the parts. Sometimes it was hard to link the voices to the characters. I found the voice tedious at times even screeching.
It was frustrating to try to unravel the intricacies of the plot through the range of voices. The skills of a great voice actor include the ability to play a range of voices with different genders, ages, accents. These skills were underdeveloped.
A good story, suitably distracting but I will avoid this narrator in the future.

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Gripping

This is a great series. Roll on the next one please. Crime writing with a heart.

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Good story. Narration awful.

I found the narrator really spoiled the story. The accents didn’t work for me. A male voice would have been preferable.

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narrator ruins what may or not be a good story

I would have returned this book if I hadn't recently returned one which I had forgotten I'd already bought.
The narration was flat and dull. Accents were from ??, men and women sounded the same, in fact it was impossible to differentiate between characters. The result is, I hardly followed what was going on in the story. I will not be buying anymore Joy Ellis with this narrator.

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Good listen

Another excellent book by Joy Ellis. A story that grips you immediately and keeps your interest

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  • Teresa evans
  • 16-09-18

fire on the fens

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

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Ceri-Anne
  • 15-01-19

Irritatingly poor pronunciation marred performance

Love this series but the incorrect pronunciation of the word 'curate' - as in Church of England priest not a keeper of museum artifacts - really marred my enjoyment of this book.

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  • Claire
  • 04-11-18

Wrong story

this is not fire on the fens. it is hurried on the fens which is book 7. I cannot find a way to report this!!

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  • Sheila
  • 23-10-18

Problems with the voice actor .

Great story, well written characterisation good
I found it difficult to follow; the narrator, the voice actor did not a sufficient range to play the parts. Sometimes it was hard to link the voices to the characters. I found the voice tedious at times even screeching.
It was frustrating to try to unravel the intricacies of the plot through the range of voices. The skills of a great voice actor include the ability to play a range of voices with different genders, ages, accents. These skills were underdeveloped.
A good story, suitably distracting but I will avoid this narrator in the future.

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  • Mrsaj56
  • U.K
  • 14-10-18

Gripping

This is a great series. Roll on the next one please. Crime writing with a heart.

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  • Mr Frank Smith
  • 06-10-18

Good story. Narration awful.

I found the narrator really spoiled the story. The accents didn’t work for me. A male voice would have been preferable.

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  • Frances Murphy
  • 02-10-18

narrator ruins what may or not be a good story

I would have returned this book if I hadn't recently returned one which I had forgotten I'd already bought.
The narration was flat and dull. Accents were from ??, men and women sounded the same, in fact it was impossible to differentiate between characters. The result is, I hardly followed what was going on in the story. I will not be buying anymore Joy Ellis with this narrator.

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  • J. M. Jordan
  • 20-09-18

Good listen

Another excellent book by Joy Ellis. A story that grips you immediately and keeps your interest