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A Share in Death Audiobook

A Share in Death

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Publisher's Summary

A week's holiday in a luxurious hotel is just what Scotland Yard's Superintendent Duncan Kincaid needs. But his vacation ends dramatically with the discovery of a dead body in the whirlpool bath. Despite a suspicious lack of cooperation from the local constabulary, Kincaid's keen sense of duty won't allow him to ignore the heinous crime, impelling him to send for his enthusiastic young assistant, Sergeant Gemma James. But the stakes are raised significantly when a second murder occurs, and Kincaid and James find themselves locked in a determined hunt for a fiendish felon looking for fresh blood....

©1993 Deborah Darden Crombie. All rights reserved. (P)2011 AudioGO

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    Sherri 10-21-14
    Sherri 10-21-14 Member Since 2013
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    "O, so slow..."
    What did you like best about A Share in Death? What did you like least?

    The story was so very slow... plodding even - then boom, here's the answer... like the author had to wrap everything up all at once.


    Was A Share in Death worth the listening time?

    I guess so. It was just ok - but worth listening to during my daily commute. It was not a book I listened to during "my" time.


    Any additional comments?

    I'll try the next in the series... but I'm in no rush to do so.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Doris Stours 09-23-14
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    "Too much going on. Hard to keep track."
    What disappointed you about A Share in Death?

    Not exciting at all.


    What could Deborah Crombie have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The introduction.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Michael Deehy?

    No


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I like it when the voices are different to where you can recognize each person.


    Any additional comments?

    No

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy San Juan Capistrano, CA, United States 09-17-14
    Nancy San Juan Capistrano, CA, United States 09-17-14 Member Since 2015

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    "I liked it."
    If you could sum up A Share in Death in three words, what would they be?

    Easy listen, enjoyable.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    No but it was a decent story.


    What about Michael Deehy’s performance did you like?

    Very good. Will look for Michael Deehy again.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cat G. VA USA 01-14-13
    Cat G. VA USA 01-14-13 Member Since 2009

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    "We couldn't finish this one..."
    What disappointed you about A Share in Death?

    My family and I planned to listen to this book on a 12 hour drive this winter. We listened to about an hour of it and all of us agreed it was time to stop. The story went absolutely nowhere, the characters were flat and unappealing and the narrator was only average. I picked this book up on a buy one get one offer...I guess you really do get what you pay for!


    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    MARRILEE KENNESAW, GA, United States 12-26-12
    MARRILEE KENNESAW, GA, United States 12-26-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Never Gets Off the Ground"

    The preview made it look interesting but it never gets off the ground. It just drags on and on. A major disappointment. Don't waste your time and money.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth United States 02-28-13
    Elizabeth United States 02-28-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Enjoyable enough"
    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I was underwhelmed. The ending comes out of nowhere, and I felt it made a lot of aspects of the story unnecessary.


    What does Michael Deehy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A great voice... I wish everything in my life could be narrated by a British man.


    Was A Share in Death worth the listening time?

    I would say it is if you are like me. I can listen to books while at work, so it was nice to get me through my day, but I wouldn't have taken time out of my day to listen to it.


    Any additional comments?

    It wasn't a bad book in any sense, it just wasn't all that exciting. And there wasn't enough character development to really get you to care about them.

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    C. Telfair Shepherdstown, WV, United States 10-24-12
    C. Telfair Shepherdstown, WV, United States 10-24-12

    Audible has changed my life! Dry , itchy eyes were destroying one of my greatest pleasures - reading. Now I am experiencing books again!

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    "Solid beginning to series"

    I read this years ago and have kept up with this enjoyable series. This is a solid, if not spectacular, opening. The mystery is good, and Duncan Kincaid emerges as a very attractive and sympathetic Inspector. There's not the instant feeling that this would develop into the top-notch series it has become, but it is a worthy start. The narrator is adequate, with precise enunciation, but he fails to convey any real personality in the characters.

    Deborah Crombie's Kincaid/James series is among the best. I hope the audio versions will improve with future entries.

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Jim Davis Louisiana 05-19-13
    Jim Davis Louisiana 05-19-13 Member Since 2001

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    "Easy to Indentify with the the Main Character..."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I liked the main character and found it easy to "get to know" him.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    As with any good mystery the author has you wondering early on who is/was the "bad guy(s)/girl(s).


    Which character – as performed by Michael Deehy – was your favorite?

    All of the characters were well-performed an none seem to overshadow any others.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The end of the story where it all seems to "come together" is worth the wait and the read.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Fay Seattle, WA, United States 03-06-13
    Fay Seattle, WA, United States 03-06-13 Member Since 2008

    I mostly listen to books while exercising, which pretty much explains all of the action/thrillers on my list.

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    "In the Beginning"

    I really enjoy this series so it was fun to go back and read this first of the stories (at least I think it is the first) after having seen the soap opera part of the story play out. Not a complicated story, but with some good characters and plot twists. Generally good background for what is to follow.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Terrie 01-23-13
    Terrie 01-23-13
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    "Vintage Kincaid and James"
    If you could sum up A Share in Death in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting, puzzling, engaging.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed the characters and the glimpses into the motivations and hidden parts of their lives and actions. They are not all black and white, but complex and interesting. There are still enough likable ones to keep me reading. It is fun to see the beginnings of the developing relationship between Kincaid and Jenna James.


    What about Michael Deehy’s performance did you like?

    Easy to listen to; not obtrusive or distracting.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I think the climax, although a bit predictable, was still moving.


    Any additional comments?

    Great British mystery for fans of cozy and not too gory mysteries. Well written.

    8 of 13 people found this review helpful

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