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They Disappeared

Jackman & Evans, Book 7
By: Joy Ellis
Narrated by: Richard Armitage
Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
5 out of 5 stars (54 ratings)

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Introducing Richard Armitage, our star narrator


Richard is well-known for his array of film, television and theatre work, including The Hobbit, Spooks and The Crucible. His trademark baritone voice has earned him recognition, too, through his performance on many notable audiobooks as well as in TV and radio show narration. This experience shines through in Armitage's gripping performance of the Jackman and Evans series where he plays host to a plethora of characters.

And Joy Ellis, the book's author

Joy Ellis started her career as a flower seller in Mayfair in the 1960s, before going on to open her own florist in Surrey. When the recession hit, Joy had a career change and became a bookseller, and attended a writing course in Greece where she was mentored by Sue Townsend. She now lives in the Fens with her partner Jacqueline, where the flatlands and marshes provide inspiration for her eerie plotlines.

Summary

A gripping crime thriller full of stunning twists and turns.

When DI Rowan Jackman and DS Evans are told that the IT boss has disappeared, they soon suspect foul play. Orla Cracken, known as Orac, is no ordinary techie; she was once a field agent traveling abroad undercover, working for the government.

Meanwhile DC Robbie Melton discovers that two people, both urban explorers, have mysteriously disappeared whilst out exploring abandoned buildings. One went missing at a disused airfield, but was it a military base, or was it civilian?

The gruesome discovery of their decaying bodies found hanging in ancient church ruins bursts the case wide open, and Jackman and Evans are under pressure to find the killer. With Orac safely back in the picture following a secret journey to Ireland to try and find her long-lost sister who went missing as a child, the hunt is now on to find the killer before he hangs his next victim.

It soon becomes clear that the killer is targeting urban explorers, but why is he determined to track down and torture these innocent people, and how is the case connected to Orac’s mysterious past, still shrouded in secrecy? 

The latest gritty crime thriller by Joy Ellis, set in the Lincolnshire Fens, will keep you guessing – and your pulse racing – until the very end.

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What a story

As ever an ex excellent story with twists and turns Richard Armitage is absolutely brilliant looking forward to the next instalment.

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Excellent

Ery gripping and as great as previous, only down side I'd it ended! More please 😊👏👍

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Another great addition to the series

Really enjoyed it. Armitage is great as usual. with so many characters, it's amazing how he manages to keep them distinct as needed.
The story had a lot of characters and a few red herrings, but wasn't incredibly surprising. even so, I really liked it. I especially like the details of the topic (Urban exploring, and another which I won't mention to avoid spoiling)

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Okay

I think this is another series I’m listening to simply because I’ve listened
to the rest of the series. And it’s Richard Armitage of course. There’s nothing wrong with it, I think it’s just over for me.

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Another winner!

Jackman and Evans, Ellis and Armitage........my favourite teams!!!
Another winner that kept me gripped from start to finish. Richard Armitage's range of voices/accents is excellent and always consistent. Looking forward to more in this series.

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loved it

Great and gripping story line! Another great book from Joy Ellis with s brilliant detective duo at its heart

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So bad just too many names and people in the book confused from chapter one and so bored had to stop listening so slow the worst book I’ve listened too glad I got it on token and didn’t pay for it

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good listen!

I was not that excited about this book as I couldn't picture how the author would come back/ start after the last epic storyline!
The different angle and new perceptive I throughly enjoyed!
well worth the listen! as always very very well narrated,

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  • 01-08-20

Another Great Jackman & Evans Story

Joy Ellis has weaved yet another great Jackman and Evans story. Urban Explorers are disappearing and no one seems to care. One of the team knows something isn't right and after a little digging, finds there is something to worry about.

In the meantime Orac also vanishes and puts the entire team on high alert. At first these two events don't seem connected, but as the story moves forward, you find they are.

It was wonderful to get a better picture of Orac, who is fast becoming one of my favorite characters, besides Jackman and Evans, of course.

It was a well written story, with a twist I didn't see coming. Richard Armitage has such a wonderful repertoire of voices in these books, it's a wonder how he keeps them separate. He was exceptional, as usual.

Now that Joy Ellis has opened up a couple new storylines, I can't wait to see what happens next with this wonderful team.

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  • alma
  • 02-08-20

The Pain Will Disappear

Another good story by Joy Ellis. She interweaves the human condition so well with the major crime. This story gives a deeper look into one of the main characters, and how the crime in focus reflects an event in her past. The update on the main characters is like reading a letter from a family member. The insight to two characters heart breaks and the prospect of moving forward in life is an added bonus. Hope future books expand on these characters and mainly that between Jackman & Evans. Richard Armitage voices are always amazing.