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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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last Seen Wearing.

I suppose I don't like the general misogyny in his writing. The use of the word tart all the time. It sounds dated but the plots are quite fun. However it may be that Colin Dexter is reflecting the attitudes of men in the 1960s. it is after all of its time. I am not a very P. C. person. I don't tend to take unbridge or be eternally offended. So good for a gentle thriller not obsessed with gore and torture and bodies on the metal trays( or what ever they are called) in the mortuary.

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The finest fictional detective

There's nothing quite so enjoyable as a Morse. Beautifully written, intricately plotted and deftly tied up, this series is the pinnacle of the detective novel.

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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

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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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confused

very confusing If you have ever seen the television adaption, although it was a good story, narration was excellent

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Morse as his best and worse

better than the TV, gripping and so well read by Sam West. a must listen.

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Like waking up in a labyrinth drunk.

OMG... That was tortuous. Only the wonderful narration was enjoyable. Third time disappointed sadly.



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Excellent story

Excellent story and well read. keeps you guessing all the way to the end. Fully recommeded.

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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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A well written and well narrated series.

Murder, mystery suspense and unexpected surprises, what more could you ask for? Colin Dexter has produced another well crafted, top value book. in the series. I'm looking forward to working my way through the Inspector Morse series which will reside in the top tier of my library.