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Last Seen Wearing

Inspector Morse Mysteries, Book 2
Narrated by: Samuel West
Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
4 out of 5 stars (91 ratings)
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Summary

Morse was beset by a nagging feeling. Most of his fanciful notions about the Taylor girl had evaporated, and he had begun to suspect that further investigation into Valerie's disappearance would involve little more than sober and tedious routine....

The statements before Inspector Morse appeared to confirm the bald, simple truth.

After leaving home to return to school, teenager Valerie Taylor had completely vanished, and the trail had gone cold.

Until two years, three months and two days after Valerie's disappearance, somebody decides to supply some surprising new evidence for the case....

©2017 Colin Dexter (P)2017 Macmillan Digital Audio

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  • Nick
  • LondonUnited Kingdom
  • 23-03-18

Excellent narration

Would you listen to Last Seen Wearing again? Why?

The plot is good and the reader is first class

What did you like best about this story?

A very good audio book experience

Have you listened to any of Samuel West’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Lots and yes

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No! Far too long, stupid question

Any additional comments?

No

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I love Insp Morse but the language has become date

Insp Morse and Sgt Lewis are fabulous characters. But there are now moments when the dated language make me cringe.

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Poor ending

Just like the first in the series (Last Bus to Woodstock), this is a great tale until the conclusion. What? Despite listening very closely I've no idea why the perpetrator did what they did. The main thing I want out of a whodunnit story is for the ending to be a denouement where suddenly everything makes sense - not a perplexing riddle within a riddle.

As others have said, there's some rampant misogyny and racism in here that won't sit well with most contemporary readers. Morse himself seems to be oddly sex obsessed yet prudish at the same time - and rare is the woman who can be in the same room as him without wanting to get in his pants. Bizarre.

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brilliant

superbly written with so many twists and turns will have you guessing whodunnit until the end. With the brilliant Samuel West as narrator this is an absolute winner. Would highly recommend.

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Solid,

Got a bit confused early on with the plot but good plot twists towards rge end. Didn't like the sexism in the story.

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Not the Morse I thought I knew

Having been a fan of TV Inspector Morses, past and present, I was saddened and disappointed by this lewd, crass, racist bully. Horrible man! Whilst the plot was complex and intriguing enough to keep me listening, it was quite confusing and most of the characters were neither believable nor likeable. Written in 70’s for a male audience I guess. Recording/performance were fine.

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Classic Morse

as always riveting and captivating read. excellent plot and storyline right through to the end.

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Twisty Turny Tale

This Morse definitely keeps the reader guessing. Lots of threads ; neatly woven. Morse, a balding smoker who is losing teeth is nevertheless irresistible to young women (as per) that aside - a good tale.

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Tantalising

A very good twisting and turning mystery that is bpth gentle and exciting in equal parts

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Just too offensive to look beyond

I have tried and tried to put my politics and morality to one side in order to enjoy these Morse books but even pretending to be LouisTheroux, I still can’t enjoy the stories.

It’s just a constant stream of misogyny and racism.

If you’re a British white person who has said “its political correctness gone mad” more than once, this book series is definitely for you

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