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Editor reviews

"A brilliant, breathless thriller. If you liked Se7en, you'll love this!" (M.J. Arlidge, Sunday Times best-selling author)
"A star is born. Killer plot. Killer pace. Twisted killer and a killer twist. Kill to get a copy." (Simon Toyne, Sunday Times best-selling author)

Summary

Translated into over 30 languages, Ragdoll is a rocket-paced serial killer thriller with twists and turns you won't see coming. You will not be able to stop talking about this book.

A body is discovered with the dismembered parts of six victims stitched together, nicknamed by the press as the 'Ragdoll'. Assigned to the shocking case are Detective William 'Wolf' Fawkes, recently reinstated to the London Met, and his former partner Detective Emily Baxter.

The Ragdoll Killer taunts the police by releasing a list of names to the media, and the dates on which he intends to murder them. With six people to save, can Fawkes and Baxter catch a killer when the world is watching their every move?

©2017 Daniel Cole (P)2016 Orion Publishing Group

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Inspired

I have not listened to anything this exhilarating since Mo Hayder's 'Poppet' and I believe this is better (although not better than all of Mo Hayder's books) , it starts with a bang and keeps on going at 100 miles per hour.

I believe you will enjoy this book if you are a fan of Mo Hayder, M. J. Arlidge, Tania Carver or Paul Finch.

Andrew Wincott is the best narrator this book could have had, he really makes Wolf come to life in a way that many other narrators could not do (although there are many I prefer) he does an excellent job with this book and I wholeheartedly recommend it to fans of the above mentioned authors.


You WILL be kept guessing, all the way through, as to the identity of the killer.

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What a Ride!

I really enjoyed this one. Gruesome plot, macabre even at times this races on until the conclusion which is thrilling and has a most dramatic backdrop. I think it's worth saying up front that it won't be everyone's cup of tea. Like most serial killer plots it is a bit fanciful at times and the characters are not exactly genre-busting in their creation. However, the book signals very clearly early on just what you are getting and stays true to the ground rules that it sets itself.

Andrew Wincott gives a very convincing performance behind the microphone saving his very best for the closing scenes. A lot has and will be said about this book but I have no hesitation recommending that it's given a chance. You'll soon know if it's not for you and you can return it having lost nothing. On the other hand if it does grab you at the start I don't think it will disappoint, you're in for quite a ride!

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Mind numbing

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

Dead people

Has Ragdoll put you off other books in this genre?

No

Would you be willing to try another one of Andrew Wincott’s performances?

No no no no no

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Ragdoll?

Chapter one onwards

Any additional comments?

The story was ok the plot poor the narrator should stick to the Archers, his voice was monotone

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Disappointed

This is a good story, but the narrator only had a very small repertoire of characters & voices, they all sounded like relatives of Danny Dyer! I would have probably enjoyed it more with another someone else reading it.

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Dreadful reading ...had to stop..twice!

Melodramatic, threatening sibilants for no reason. Characters with inappropriate accents. Tried twice, failed twice. Disappointing.

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Disappointing

I had to give up less than half way through, the narration was absolutely awful, I just could not get concentrate on the story. it was like listening to a really bad episode of Jackanory, complete over acting and ridiculous accents. I might give the book a go on the kindle version as I think this version did not do it any justice

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Kinda want my time back

A very cliched premise, the plot only works because of all the characters behaving in the most unbelievable ways. Dialogue is almost improbably bad. Kept going as I held out hope for a twist that never came. The narration only served to make the dialogue even more teeth gritting.

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slightly unrealistic premise he would be involved in the scenario at all. okay though

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Not for me

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Not time well spent. Found the whole premise silly and unconvincing.

Would you ever listen to anything by Daniel Cole again?

I might but unlikely

Which character – as performed by Andrew Wincott – was your favourite?

None.

Could you see Ragdoll being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

No idea

Any additional comments?

I only finished this book as I hate being defeated. Shall return it.

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Ragdoll

The book started off ok, but as the chapters went on, I found myself zoning out because of the narrator.

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