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Summary

DI Nikki Galena faces her toughest challenge yet. Can she save her team and herself from a cruel and determined adversary who will stop at nothing to harm Nikki and her colleagues? First she must work out who wants revenge against her or one of her detectives. Full of twists and turns, this is a crime novel that will keep listeners riveted until the stunning ending. And what is the connection between the series of attacks on the police and the mystery of woman found dead in a seemingly impregnable locked room? Find out in this tense and exciting detective thriller.

©2016 Joy Ellis (P)2017 Tantor

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great story

This is the 3rd Nicki Galeana book I have listened to with the same narrator. To be honest you get used to the quite bad narration and see past it to a brilliant storyline. I advise everyone to keep going or you miss some great stories.
Do wish they'd give someone else the chance to narrate her books though.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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another good story

This is the third book in the Nikki Galena series.

On the day that Nikki Galena is returning to work after the death of her daughter a fire burns down one of her sheds. Was it accidental or arson? Then a member of her team is killed in a bit and run incident.

What is going on? are the team being targeted? Who is to be trusted?

With side kick Joseph, and the rest of her team, Nikki must solve an ongoing major investigation and support her team as they are targeted.

The narration is extremely fast. On my phone I listened to the story at 90% speed and it sounded much better!

I am looking forward to book 4.

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Good story, but.....

Once again, this story is spoiled by the dreadful attempts at regional accents and some very strange pronunciations if ordinary words.

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  • S. S.
  • West Yorkshire
  • 09-10-18

Great story

I liked the story line, it gripped me from the start, and I wanted to listen straight away. The thing I didn't like was the narrators attempt at accents for the characters. She had a great story telling voice but the accents weren't very good, and if she hadn't said who was speaking I wouldn't have know which character it was. Would recommend it though.

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Another great DI Galena Book

I’ve recently discovered the Fens series of books telling the story of DI Nikki Galena and DS Joseph Easter. I’m really enjoying them and I would have rated the book five stars except for the narration! The narrator a lovely voice when just reading passages however her accents are atrocious when she is reading dialogue between the various characters. I’m persevering as I want to see how the relationships develop between all the main characters however I would love to hear these books again if narrated by someone else.

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another great story, shocking narration

Really enjoying this series, but the the narration was terrible. The narrator couldn't pronounce Lough, asbestos, kagoul and her attempts at accents were laughable. Nicky is from Lincolnshire, not Lancashire, (No, they're not the same place): while her colleagues all appeared the hail from Essex and don't get me started on the faux Irish accent. It made my ears hurt.

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Fantastic story - Bad accents!

I absolutely love The Fens series and this one was no exception! However, the accents by the narrator where terrible and very distracting. I think the story would have been better read all in the narrators accent. But still, brilliant book.

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Why the northern accent?

The book and story are really good. But the readers accent, why has a person been given the job to read a book set in the Fens who gives all the people in it northern accents. It’s most off putting.

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A bit flat

The story was excellent but I must say that the narrator didn't do much for the character's, mono tone voices, bad accents and incorrect pronounciation of SOCO & carbine just made this a little flat for me.

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Good story....poor narration.

Great story, dramatic and full of twists.
Narration continues to be poor, just when you thought it couldn't get worse she tries an Irish accent! However, it's worth sticking with it for the story.

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  • Jean
  • 26-02-17

A Page Turner

This is the third book of the series. In what starts out as a classic mystery case, a dead woman is found in an impregnable locked room. Then the story takes a twist and someone is out to destroy Nikki and her team. Her team consists of Joseph, Cat, David and the boss is Inspector Bainbridge. Nikki’s daughter, Hannah, has just died and Joseph’s daughter is tricked into showing up and is put into danger. It appears the enemy knows about each of their lives and how to hurt them the most. Just as I thought I had the case solved, the author makes an abrupt change and I am sent off in another direction. Needless to say, the ending is a surprise.

The book is full of suspense, intrigue and enough twists and turns to keep the reader guessing. The characters are interesting and Ellis continues to develop them in each book. I can hardly wait for the next book in the series.

The book is nine hours long. Henrietta Meire does an excellent job narrating the series.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Kathi
  • 12-03-17

Outstanding narration of a really good series

This series is the first time I've heard the amazing narration of Henrietta Meire. She really brings the characters created by Joy Ellis into vibrant life.

DI Nikki Galena and her partner Joseph Easter are two people who could scarcely be more different, but due to the good writing and narration, these detectives have a kind of dynamic fit that transcends their individual personalities. They genuinely complement each other--as does the team who all work together to solve multiple complex crimes.

This book is very long, and at brief moments I felt overly long (the author very ambitiously put more suspects in, and kept doing so throughout the story, than I could at times keep up with). But it is somewhat of a page turner, so hard to pull away from. Best to just try to keep up! It works okay.

And this particular episode has a lot of high tech focus in places, which is the way of crime novels these days I suppose. (I imagine Agatha would have incorporated that, if she could have, but I'm old, so less impressed by that kind of detecting).

The author is mainly focused on the murder(s) involved, but takes the time to interweave touching moments of interaction among the characters, so that by now, in this third book, I feel that I'm getting to know them rather well, and that helps pull the entire story together.

I'd just say, if you plan to listen, hunker down, be ready to immerse yourself, and enjoy! Certainly worth the credit!

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Wayne
  • 13-02-17

Best novel yet in a great British detective series

For me the Detective Inspector Nikki Galena series has become addictive. This is the 3rd novel in the series and there are two more not yet available in audio format. The novels in the series are first rate suspense mysteries. Protagonist Nikki Galena is a very strong leader who inspires confidence in her team. Narrator Henrietta Meire takes some getting accustomed to because of her unusual British accent, but her performance is stellar.

9 of 12 people found this review helpful

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  • S. Yates
  • 01-11-17

Good characters, plot jumped the shark

Yet again, I like the characters and find them engaging, but the plotting is so overblown and exaggerated. There are always baroque details and large-scale conspiracies and it just feels at odds with the bucolic setting. Not sure whether I'll continue reading these books.

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  • Shauna McGee
  • 02-03-17

3rd in Series Carries Intensity of First 2

Would you consider the audio edition of Hunted on the Fens to be better than the print version?

The audio version of any book is better because I can do mindless chores or close my eyes and rest while listening.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Hunted on the Fens?

The discoveries were never mundane, even if the clues uncovered didn't immediately relate to the mystery.

Which scene was your favorite?

Midway through the book, one of the starting mysteries is re-explained with a surprising motive. (No spoilers.)

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The awkward conversation between Joseph and Vinnie over John's true feelings for Galena was well written. I felt as uncomfortable as Joseph did. The conversation piqued my curiosity for the rest of the story.

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  • Sharon
  • 15-02-17

Riveting

The best of the Fens series. Ellis just gets better and better. Can not wait for the next book

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  • Catherine
  • 08-04-17

Intriguing characters, fun accents

I enjoy this series for its intriguing characters. There are some nice working relationships as well as ethical bad guys and unethical cops. I wish more was done with the setting, since the fens are highlighted in the series titles.

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  • Nancy
  • 06-03-17

So many Characters

First of all I really like the narrators voice however at times she speaks so fast that it is hard to understand. I feel like she is speed reading and with so many characters I tend to just space out. Sadly it does ruin the storyline. I felt like it was a race to the end. So many names I stopped even trying to figure out who they all were.

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  • KimReads
  • 12-07-18

Hunting for the Next Book!

Nikki and Joe have their work cut out for them when it becomes obvious her entire team is being targeted by the deadliest foe she's ever come across. It's pretty touch-n-go and quite sad in some places. As always, a satisfying story full of depth and lovable characters.

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  • Wild Horses Flying
  • 26-04-18

This is a good one.

This one was really good. The tough grit and grim of the first in the series remains but this time includes palpable altruism and warmth between characters. I find Ellis's writing to be good but it's hard to listen to a whole book of unrelenting awfulness . . . why I tiptoe gambled on this 3rd in the series, giving her one last chance - cuz I like the fens and the plots. Glad I did.