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The Murder Exchange

Narrated by: Dave John
Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
4 out of 5 stars (78 ratings)
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Summary

When Max I Versson, codirector of a small firm of freelance bodyguards, is introduced to North London nightclub owner Roy Fowler, he immediately senses that the man is trouble.

Fowler wants security for a meeting with a group of businessmen who want to buy his nightclub. Five grand for a couple of hours' work is too tempting to turn down, so Iversson - against his better judgment - takes the work....

©2003 Simon Kernick (P)2006 W.F. Howes Ltd

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let down by narrator

story was great and reading ability of the narrator is not in question.

However his attempts a variable character voices was not to the standard I have come to expect on this application.

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Fantastic

Great book, story well written and narrated. Thoroughly enjoyed the pace and the complexity of the plot.

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  • David
  • Wirral, United Kingdom
  • 15-12-17

this book was superb at the beginning...

...dragged in the middle and lost its way dreadfully only to happily find light at the end of the tunnel, eventually. Overall happy I bought it and persevered...

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Not his best work

Unfortunately, I think the book was overshadowed by a very week narrator. Conversations were difficult to follow and accents deeply confusing - with one character I thought he was Caribbean, then Welsh, then Somerset only to hear at some point he was from the West Midlands. I don't like to criticise the narrator; its like blaming an actor for a bad play, but I think underneath it maybe the book was ok

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fairly action packed

Easy to follow, multiple accents, easy listening. The action scenes were verbalised well. I didn't suspect the the outcome.

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Awful

This was a struggle to finish, narration is awful with little if any distinction between characters.
First time I have skipped to the end of a book, hopefully the last.

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NARRATION KILLED IT

I love Simon Kernick books - sadly, I am returning this as the narration is diabolical... I only got to chapter 5 before giving up....