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How the Dead Speak

Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (138 ratings)

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Summary

After an explosive case that forced Tony Hill and Carol Jordan to reassess everything they thought they knew about right and wrong, both are dealing with the fallout in their own separate ways. While Tony must pay the price for his actions, Carol is conducting investigations into suspected miscarriages of justice. But when a shocking discovery is made on a construction site, and skeletal remains are found to belong to a killer who is supposedly alive and in prison, suddenly Tony and Carol are brought into each other's orbit once again.... 

©2019 Val McDermid (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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  • Jean
  • Skipton, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
  • 23-08-19

Hoping

That Val writes another in this series as there some loose ends.
Having said that I thoroughly enjoyed this continuing saga of Carol and Tony.
It’s obvious that Val researches police procedure and this makes the stories believable.
I really enjoy Saul Reichlin ‘s narration. He brings life into the characters.
So I’m really hoping and looking forward to the next instalment.

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Val at her best,<br />

Took a while to get into but well worth it. Very interesting procedure work and contemporary theme.

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Felt empty

Felt empty with nothing really happening. Played out just as expected with no real twists.

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Tony is still in jail!

I love Saul as a narrator, he can do no wrong. This was an eagerly awaited next book. Be warned, It feels like a final book though!

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Flat ending spoils story, bad narration

The story is quite engaging, even with the usual slew of implausibilities and contradictions thrown in, but the ending leaves this listener, once again, thinking "is that it?". These stories usually have good pace but, for me, the inconsistencies get in the way and the endings are strangely unfulfilling. As always, Reichlin's narration is dreadful. Terrible regional accents and stiff, unnatural delivery. Surely there's someone out there who could do better than this.

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Disappointing

A disappointing book with a promising beginning that became pedestrian and ended abruptly. A weak addition . If it is the last one to such a strong and exciting series it has ended with a whimper unfortunately.


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Top Quality

I wasn't sure where the story would go after the last book in the series after the events at the end, however, I was delighted that this book went in a slightly different direction and proved to be thougherly entertaining

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dreadful

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only finished it as was travelling

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Well worth the wait!

As an avid follower of Val and particularly Tony Hill and Carol Jordan I was eagerly waiting for this book. Brilliantly crafted as always.

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Excellent

Interesting story, excellently read,all story lines dovetailed and were believable. Would definitely recommend this book as an easy listen but one that keeps you gripped ready to hear the next chapter.

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  • Mark
  • 16-09-19

I have to say I struggled with this one

I have to say I struggled with this one. I found the story disjointed and kept losing interest. It was like a warm up movie while you're waiting for the feature film. Saul Reichlin's narration really helped me through it. Lower half of the second tier in my library for this one.