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.
A Killing Kindness | [Reginald Hill]

A Killing Kindness

When Mary Dinwoodie is found choked in a ditch following a night out with her boyfriend, a mysterious caller phones the local paper with a quotation from Hamlet. The career of the Yorkshire Choker is under way.
Regular Price:$24.69
  • 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

When Mary Dinwoodie is found choked in a ditch following a night out with her boyfriend, a mysterious caller phones the local paper with a quotation from Hamlet. The career of the Yorkshire Choker is under way....

If Detective Superintendent Dalziel is unimpressed by the literary phone calls, he's downright angry when Sergeant Wield calls in a clairvoyant. Linguists, psychiatrists, mediums, it's all a load of nonsense as far as he's concerned. But meanwhile the Choker strikes again and again and again.

©1980 Reginald Hill; (P)2001 Chivers Audio Books

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.8 (95 )
5 star
 (24)
4 star
 (37)
3 star
 (24)
2 star
 (7)
1 star
 (3)
Overall
3.9 (29 )
5 star
 (8)
4 star
 (12)
3 star
 (7)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (1)
Story
4.1 (30 )
5 star
 (12)
4 star
 (12)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Dean Kingscote, SA, Australia 07-13-05
    Dean Kingscote, SA, Australia 07-13-05
    HELPFUL VOTES
    52
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    300
    14
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    "This is how it should be"

    Why aren't all Audiobooks as classy as this? Wonderful writing, but above all, a five star interpretation by Colin Buchanan. If only some of the dreary, story wrecking narrators would listen to this guy. He is equally as good on all of the other Reginald Hill books in the catalogue.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jo Lititz, PA, United States 11-29-11
    Jo Lititz, PA, United States 11-29-11 Member Since 2008

    An inveterate audio book listener.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    29
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    6
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Another in a great series"

    Hill delivers another good crime story with his crusty Dalzell and plodding Pascoe. Colin Buchanan should read all of Hill's work because he is simply the 'voice' of Hill for me. And the acerbic wit of Dalzell makes me laugh out loud at times. An enjoyable listen!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kathy Bedford, TX, United States 08-04-12
    Kathy Bedford, TX, United States 08-04-12 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    726
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4687
    132
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    231
    117
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Mediocre"

    Reginald Hill’s Dalziel and Pascoe stories are usually full of colorful characters and even more colorful dialogue. This book might have those things but the narrator makes the listener work for it. Buchanan does the voices well but the tone and cadence is all wrong. He could be reading a telephone book

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    lloyd mollymook, Australia 12-22-11
    lloyd mollymook, Australia 12-22-11
    HELPFUL VOTES
    54
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    70
    63
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "alonzo"

    I am sure I have read a more boring book, I just can;t remember when. A plot that shambles along, a story that seems to go on and pointlessly on. To me finishing this book was a real challenge. bought on the excellance of THE WOODCUTTER I will not be buying Pascoe and Dalziel any time in the near future.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    gkendall@unlinfo.unl.edu Lincoln, Nebraska 08-21-10
    gkendall@unlinfo.unl.edu Lincoln, Nebraska 08-21-10 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Great Writing But Irritating Reading Style"

    I was immediately engrossed by the story but could not finish this book due to the readers bizarre delivery. Be sure to listen to a sample before downloading this one. I have loved all of the Reginald Hill books that I have listened to and so selected this one without checking the reader. I wish Audible would reissue this with another reader.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Mellan Killarney, FL, USA 09-19-07
    Mellan Killarney, FL, USA 09-19-07
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    344
    1
    Overall
    "Good plot"

    I had trouble with some of the accents in this book so I know that I missed some of the clues. However, I could not stop listening. In the end, I had to say that I enjoyed this book and definitely plan to read or listen to another one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-6 of 6 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.