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Summary

It's a private eye’s job to dig up secrets. But what if those secrets turn out to be her own?

It’s been two years since Dinah Collins left the NYPD in disgrace, forced out for digging too deeply into the sudden disappearance of a fellow cop—her brother, Danny. Now, scraping by as a PI, Dinah is hired to find a young woman, Lucy Fisher, who vanished on Halloween, last seen wearing a creepy costume.

As she pursues a deadly trail of clues, Dinah will find she’s faced with a terrible choice: If she can only save one person, Danny or Lucy, who will it be?

Last Seen Wearing is a novel-length, full-cast dramatic production and the latest gripping crime story from internationally best-selling author David Hewson.

Last Seen Wearing is performed by: Laurence Bouvard as Dinah Collins; John Guerrasio as Mike Collins; Stuart Milligan as Tom Fisher; Lorelei King as Caroline Fisher; Martin T. Sherman as Frank Taylor; Vaughn Johseph as Ben Campbell; Lachele Carl as Lenora Parks; Danielle Lewis as Jillian Delano; Thomas Stroppel as Curtis Mason; Paul Panting as Edward Marchant; Adeila Leiro as Rose Martinez; Jared Zeus as Danny Collins; Samantha Dakin as Lucy Fisher. With additional performances by David Brooks, Garrick Hagon, Katie Harper, Antonio Mattera, Isabella Mattera, Oleg Mirochnikov, William Roberts, and Liza Ross. 

©2019 David Hewson (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Bouvard Stars In New York PI Thriller!

This is another high-quality audio production from Audible Studios. The star of the show for me was Laurence Bouvard as feisty cop turned PI Dinah Collins. She's very impressive and ably supported by the whole cast who all play their parts very well. The production values overall and the soundscape are maybe not quite as impressive as some of the other recent productions but it's still pretty good. The brief snatches of incidental music may annoy some but I actually found them good little breaks to assimilate the preceding events.

The story itself is a classic Private Investigator drama with enough twists, turns and patches of action to keep most thriller aficionados happy. The female take on it with her family in the background works very well and the chemistry between Dinah and her cantankerous father adds genuine warmth. In addition, the traditional opposition from a senior police officer that's a hallmark of these dramas is provided by Lachele Carl as Lenora Parks.

Put it all together and this is a very worthwhile listen and a great way to spend a credit. The time passed very quickly listening to it which is always a very good sign.

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Absolutely fabulous listen *NOT* to be missed

A riveting compelling story full of twists and turns it will keep you guessing fabulous.

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Keeps You Listening

Excellent twisting plot, very well presented/produced. Very enjoyable (But a bit grisly) as an Audio book.

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Excellent listen

This format was a first for me and I loved it. I did struggle initially and think this was because i wasn't used to it but soon settled into the background noises that enhanced the storyline. As to the story - I listened continuously almost - couldn't bear not to keep listening cos i needed to know what would happen next. I did guess the baddie and the end but it didn't detract from my enjoyment. All actors/narrators were very good. Music and sound effects just improved the whole experience. Will definitely try another one.

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Sorry..not impresssed

Found this hard to follow..and the performance style was just not for me. I love audiobooks rather than semi radio plays and for me this somehow had the worst elements of each format.. Also found the story slow and it never captured my imagination as it did for other reviewers..colour me disappointed!

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Excellent

Listening to these productions with multiple narrators, spatial sound etc. kind of makes me wonder if I can ever return to a book with just one narrator. But as the quantity is quite scarce, I guess I have to. This was an excellent story, and the audio and the sound effects were just awesome! Almost felt like watching a movie without the picture (that sounds boring, but I mean it in a positive way). Loved everything about it! Very sad it is over.

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So very old fashioned

Doubt if I will read a novel by this author again if he can't raise his dialogue beyond the 50s. American narrators have never appealed to me, but if the novel is good enough then I can make it through ......but this one is a complete dud! Reminds me of those old black and white movies with dialogue so stilted and dated when compared to the crime genre we have become accustomed to over 60 years later. Honestly, I tried to continue but it was so bad, I gave in and gave up.

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  • 20-03-21

Loved it

I loved this from start to finish. Never wanted to put it down, hoping there is a follow on

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Dreadful. This is an audible play NOT a book. Awful sound effects. Amature actors just shouting at each other. couldn't finish it. Waste of money.

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Excellent Performances by all

A really great, gripping listen. Production excellent and the actors performing the intricate characters did a fantastic job

More like this please!! Brilliant!’

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  • 31-01-19

A delightful listen!

For me, full cast audio plays are one of the best things about Audible, and this is an excellent example. Wonderfully produced with scene-setting sound effects that enhance without intruding and enough character building that the individuals stand out clearly, this one is also full length so not a one-sitting listen. Like most people I think, I listen while doing other things so I don't want a story that requires my full attention but rather stays interesting and makes other tasks less mundane whether its driving, exercising or housework. This fits the bill exactly!

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  • katismom
  • 13-02-19

loved everything about this one!

If you've ever wondered what it must'vee been like listening to a program on the radio before TV, this surely must be as close as well ever get to enjoying that experience. What a treat! The story was good and the actors were superb! Give this one a go...you won't be sorry.

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  • N
  • 15-02-19

Interesting performance

Story line a bit hard to follow but good. Performance is more like a theatre production than novel. Interesting approach

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  • Kathleen Freeland
  • 16-01-19

Wow, what a book!

Superior all the way from the opening line until the final train sounds.
Exciting plot, narration is first class
I really enjoy these Audible productions

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  • Tricia, Audible Editor
  • 16-01-20

Created especially for Audible

Author David Hewson is behind some of my favorite "audio-first" projects like Macbeth: A Novel and Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel in which he and co-creator A. J. Hartley brilliantly re-imagined two of Shakespeare's classics. Last Seen Wearing is something quite different and is even more audio-centric. Here, Hewson, in this full-cast production, takes on NYC with a crime story unlike anything else you've listened to. If you're a fan of TV shows featuring cops, PI's, and detectives you'll want to check this one out. Warning: If listening while driving, take care to ignore random sirens and car horns—you're not (likely) getting pulled over by the fuzz or being tailgated by an 18-wheeler.

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  • JJE
  • 19-05-19

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Incredible performance, great story with lots twists!
Highly recommended. A must listen for any mystery lover.

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  • Cynthia
  • 30-04-19

Really enjoyed the Old Time Radio style.

If you've ever listened to Old Time Radio shows...you will enjoy how this book is performed with all the sounds that bring the book to life.

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  • valerie
  • 12-01-19

Interesting

It was an OK story but a great performance. I liked the sound effects. It was difficult to tell some of the characters apart but it wasn't so bad that it took away from the story.

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  • Mary D. Haper
  • 06-04-19

Live Action!

I had no idea this book included lots of sound effects and live action! Once I figured it out it was interesting and a different way to listen to a book--a little loud on occasion!

Story was good, actors were good, I think the ending could have been better but maybe there's a sequel in mind.

If you like twists and turns in your crime books, this one is for you!

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  • Will
  • 27-01-19

Maybe too many cooks in the Kitchen.

This was okay, I think it may have been too many, voices on this project, and I'm still on the fence with all the sound effects. the story was very predictable, kind of knew the ending before it ended. In all Good performance, I just thought the story was believable, and basic forensic knowledge made me yell at my Jeep's Stereo multiple times.

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