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Summary

The Burial Hour: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience!*

Dangerously good. Distinctively Deaver.

Forensic Detective Lincoln Rhyme is back with his most harrowing case yet in this newest installment of Jeffrey Deaver's New York Times best-selling series.

A businessman snatched from an Upper East Side street in broad daylight. A miniature hangman's noose left at the scene. A nine-year-old girl, the only witness to the crime. With a crime scene this puzzling, forensic expertise of the highest order is absolutely essential. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are called in to investigate.

Soon, the case takes a stranger turn: A recording surfaces of the victim being slowly hanged, his desperate gasps the backdrop to an eerie piece of music. The video is marked as the work of "The Composer"....

Despite their best efforts, the suspect gets away. So when a similar kidnapping occurs on a dusty road outside Naples, Italy, Rhyme and Sachs don't hesitate to rejoin the hunt. 

But the search is now a complex case of international cooperation - and not all those involved may be who they seem. Sachs and Rhyme find themselves playing a dangerous game, with lives all across the globe hanging in the balance.  

*Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration to complementary music. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration, so listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout.

©2017 Gunner Publications, LLC (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Critic reviews

"The Burial Hour proves once again Jeffery Deaver is a brilliantly intricate novelist. The Burial Hour is lucky number thirteen in the Lincoln Rhyme/Amelia Sachs series. Taking Rhyme and Sachs out of their New York locale appears to rejuvenate Deaver and his story. Deaver has been writing novels for many years and he has never once disappointed me. Intriguingly detailed." (Jackie K. Cooper, The Huffington Post)

"Deaver, who is a master of surprises, once again delivers an overflowing basketful of them - enough for two novels, with more to spare - while hinting at a possible new direction for Rhyme and Amelia Sachs, his partner on and off the crime scene." (Joe Hartlaub, BookReporter)

"The Burial Hour keeps readers guessing. Deaver is a master of plot twists, and they are abundant in this story that keeps the reader guessing about who can be trusted and what's behind the motivations of the abductor. Putting Rhyme and Sachs in unknown territory showcases a different side of their characters. Making them jump through hoops to keep international peace gives the story an extra edge." (Jeff Ayers, Associated Press)

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Arrrrrggghhhh

I have only just started this book and am going crazy already. Who on earth thought it was a good idea to add a
music soundtrack to a book? I can’t tell you how much it detracts from my enjoyment of any book at all much less
a Lincoln Rhyme one. I am going to see if there’s a non music version but even if there is not I may well send it back. I’ve been waiting for months for this novel and they go and ruin it! How many more books are they going to destroy? This is a disturbing and upsetting trend.

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Why the music?!

Makes it impossible to listen to - I’ve enjoyed ever other Lincoln rhyme novel on audible, regardless of narrator, but the music is so irritating!

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A shame

As is the case with reviews it is a personal opinion and for me I found the background music unnecessary and most of the time quite annoying and although Edoardo Ballerini narrated this book well, I did miss Jeff Harding.

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I didn’t even finish the first page as the music, to me, was very distracting. Which is a shame as I really like Denver’s books.

Can we have a no music version please, just a narrated book?

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  • 18-11-18

Arrrrrggghhhh

I have only just started this book and am going crazy already. Who on earth thought it was a good idea to add a
music soundtrack to a book? I can’t tell you how much it detracts from my enjoyment of any book at all much less
a Lincoln Rhyme one. I am going to see if there’s a non music version but even if there is not I may well send it back. I’ve been waiting for months for this novel and they go and ruin it! How many more books are they going to destroy? This is a disturbing and upsetting trend.

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  • Andrew
  • 19-11-18

Why the music?!

Makes it impossible to listen to - I’ve enjoyed ever other Lincoln rhyme novel on audible, regardless of narrator, but the music is so irritating!

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  • 29-11-18

A shame

As is the case with reviews it is a personal opinion and for me I found the background music unnecessary and most of the time quite annoying and although Edoardo Ballerini narrated this book well, I did miss Jeff Harding.

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  • whalewatcher
  • 29-11-18

Burial Hour

I didn’t even finish the first page as the music, to me, was very distracting. Which is a shame as I really like Denver’s books.

Can we have a no music version please, just a narrated book?