We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
 >   > 
Mystery | [Peter Straub]

Mystery

Tom Pasmore, ten years old, survives a near-fatal accident. During his long recovery, he becomes obsessed with an unsolved murder and finds he has clues to solving it that he shouldn’t. Lamont von Heilitz has spent his life dealing with mysteries, until he wanted to know nothing more of the terror of life and the horror of death. When a new murder disrupts their world of wealth, power, and pleasure, the two must form an unlikely partnership to confront demons from the past and the dark secrets that still haunt the present.
Regular Price:$20.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

Tom Pasmore, ten years old, survives a near-fatal accident. During his long recovery, he becomes obsessed with an unsolved murder and finds he has clues to solving it that he shouldn’t. Lamont von Heilitz has spent his life dealing with mysteries, until he wanted to know nothing more of the terror of life and the horror of death. When a new murder disrupts their world of wealth, power, and pleasure, the two must form an unlikely partnership to confront demons from the past and the dark secrets that still haunt the present.

©2010 Peter Straub (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

.“Intriguing, immensely readable.... Engages the mind.” (The Washington Post Book World)

“The near-perfect mystery.... Full of intricate, engrossing, flesh-and-blood suspects and heroes.” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

“Sensational.... A terrific page-turner, superbly plotted, unforgettable characters.” (Kansas City Star)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.0 (75 )
5 star
 (33)
4 star
 (20)
3 star
 (13)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (5)
Overall
3.9 (63 )
5 star
 (29)
4 star
 (14)
3 star
 (9)
2 star
 (6)
1 star
 (5)
Story
4.0 (64 )
5 star
 (23)
4 star
 (24)
3 star
 (11)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (2)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Kenneth ROCKAWAY, NJ, United States 08-31-12
    Kenneth ROCKAWAY, NJ, United States 08-31-12 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    90
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    248
    45
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    4
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "boring boring boring"

    Too bored to finish this book, I could care less about a boy and his criminal investigator mentor. Progresses very slowly too, and the author fails to create any emotional attachment to the main character. Narrator is also a bit too zealous for my listening preference.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    epeep Sterling, VA, United States 09-15-12
    epeep Sterling, VA, United States 09-15-12 Member Since 2004
    HELPFUL VOTES
    8
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Very confusing and slow; hated the reader."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A better description and a better reader.


    What could Peter Straub have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I think the story line was very meandering and hard to follow.


    What didn’t you like about Patrick Lawlor’s performance?

    His narration and the way he portrayed other characters just didn't work for me.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    barc2003 Glendale, AZ, United States 12-06-12
    barc2003 Glendale, AZ, United States 12-06-12 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    18
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    208
    64
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Straub Does It Again"

    Another good mystery by Peter Straub. There are some interesting social/economical conflicts played out in the story as well as the unraveling of some family secrets including murder.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-3 of 3 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.