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Bones and Silence | [Reginald Hill]

Bones and Silence

Andy Dalziel of the Mid-Yorks CID has witnessed a murder, but it was though dark glass and he was being sick at the time. Now he finds the case shrouded in uncertainty and a string of contradictory statements. And who is his anonymous letter writer threatening suicide? Meanwhile Dalziel's colleague, Peter Pascoe, has returned from a long convalescence uncertain about his job, his marriage, or his motivations whilst having to act as a moderator to the strong-willed Dalziel.
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Publisher's Summary

Andy Dalziel of the Mid-Yorks CID has witnessed a murder, but it was though dark glass and he was being sick at the time. Now he finds the case shrouded in uncertainty and a string of contradictory statements. And who is his anonymous letter writer threatening suicide? Meanwhile Dalziel's colleague, Peter Pascoe, has returned from a long convalescence uncertain about his job, his marriage, or his motivations whilst having to act as a moderator to the strong-willed Dalziel. In the background and, occasionally, the foreground, are the York Mystery Plays with their Director, Eileen Chung, who uses and abuses her vast range of talents to get the cast, site, and show she wants. But mysteries linger long after the performances, mysteries with no solution.

©1990 Reginald Hill; (P)1995 Chivers Audio Books

What the Critics Say

"Hill is at his best here....This latest mystery confirms his place among top British writers who produce solid stories of detection that succeed as first-rate novels exploring human character." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Mark Cornelius, NC, USA 09-12-08
    Mark Cornelius, NC, USA 09-12-08 Member Since 2003
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    "poor quality audio"

    excellent writing as always.
    sound quality is abysmal, muffled with occasional speed changes as well. Adjustment of treble (increase) and bass (decrease) and listening for a few hours has made it tolerable.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Dianne Mildura, Australia 06-29-08
    Dianne Mildura, Australia 06-29-08 Member Since 2008

    So many great books, and so little time to meet them all..this is why I adore audio books, I take them with me everywhere: studio, garden etc.

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    "Sorry to say"

    I normally love the Dalziel and Pascoe books and have many read by Colin Buchanan and Shane Dooley. I am sorry to say that this the reader of this one, I find virtually impossible to listen to, the sound is so muffled. It's a great story, the usual complex of delights but I will be seeking out another version.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Susan West Pymble, Australia 07-02-11
    Susan West Pymble, Australia 07-02-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Terrible sound quality"

    I have to agree with the other reviews, I can't listen to this book. The sound quality is poor and Brian Glover, altho a great actor, reads it very badly. Please get Colin Buchanan to redo it!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Nyack, NY, United States 06-29-07
    Robert Nyack, NY, United States 06-29-07 Member Since 2005
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    "poorest sound quality"

    Very poor sound quality, very muffled and barely distinct. (I've downloaded over a hundred audible.com books & have never had this complaint.) Too hard to listen to...too bad, because a Hill novel never disappoints.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Lorrie H NC USA 09-14-12
    Lorrie H NC USA 09-14-12 Member Since 2005
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Performance made it very difficult to follow storyline. The transitions from person to person, time and locations, etc. were so unclear that I had to keep backing up in order to make sense of the story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bones and Silence?

    Reciting lines from the "play"


    Would you be willing to try another one of Brian Glover’s performances?

    Sure, maybe it is just this book. I have others that he narrated and enjoyed.


    Do you think Bones and Silence needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Always ready for another from Reginald Hill.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Tracey
    Horton Heath, Hants, United Kingdom
    2/23/08
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    "great book poor sound"

    This book is up to the usual high standard of reginald hill and brian Glover reads it well with animation. However the poor sound quality spoiled my enjoyment

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Sally
    THEIL-RABIER, France
    4/17/13
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    "OH DEAR"

    I absolutely love Dalziel and Pascoe BUT I just couldn't listen to this one, Not because of the story. It was the narration. Brian Glover (god rest his soul) completely ruined it for me. It was clunky and just impossible for me to "get into". Sorry !!!

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