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When the Dogs Don't Bark

A Forensic Scientist’s Search for the Truth
Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
4 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)
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Summary

Kathy Reichs meets Fragile Lives in this fascinating and compelling memoir from the UK's most eminent forensic scientist and some of the most fascinating criminal investigations she has worked on.   

'Finding the right answers is what forensic science is all about. What often matters even more, however, is asking the right questions.'

Never before has criminal justice rested so heavily on scientific evidence. With ever-more sophisticated and powerful techniques at their disposal, forensic scientists have an unprecedented ability to help solve even the most complex cases.   

Angela Gallop has been a forensic scientist for over 40 years. After joining the Forensic Science Service, the first crime scene she attended was for a case involving the Yorkshire Ripper. As well as working on a wide range of cases in many countries around the world, she is now the most sought-after forensic scientist in the UK, where she has helped solve numerous high-profile cases, including the investigation that finally absolved the Cardiff Three, the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path murders and the killings of Stephen Lawrence, Damilola Taylor, Rachel Nickell and Roberto Calvi.   

From the crime scene to the courtroom, When the Dogs Don't Bark is the remarkable story of a life spent searching for the truth. 

©2019 Professor Angela Gallop (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Narrator spoiled it

This is an interesting book, however the narrator spoiled it a bit for me as she constantly swallows and you can hear her lips smacking and clearly gets very dry reading the book. It was a little off putting but the book is interesting nonetheless.

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interesting subject, bland delivery and content

A was disappointed by this in the main. the author is clearly very intelligent and insightful in their profession, giving interesting accounts of individuals investigations worked on. This is on top of the description of how forensic techniques have evolved over time.

however the book is let down by dreary delivery that makes hard to keep up with. interesting individual accounts are permeated with long, verbose chapters on personal relationships or over emphasis on methods that would only be of interest to people in the profession.

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A fascinating subject; dry & boring presentation

I have a huge interest in forensic science & all related subjects. Goodness me, this was dry!
If there's any humour or interesting observations in this book, it wasnt evident in the narration (very well-spoken woman).
I zoned out & didnt even get a third of the wsy through. I returned it & refunded. A shame.

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Fantastic Read err Listen

An inspirational book which brings the work of the forensic scientist in all their guises into sharp focus. I hadn’t realised there were quite so many specialisations in this field.

Very nice to read that taking the detailed professional approach pays dividends and truth and fact matters in a sometimes post-truth world.