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Cross and Burn Audiobook

Cross and Burn

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Publisher's Summary

Guilt and grief have driven a wedge between long time crime-fighting partners psychologist Tony Hill and ex-DCI Carol Jordan. But just because they're not talking doesn't mean the killing stops.

Someone is killing women. Women who bear a disturbing resemblance to Carol Jordan. And when the evidence begins to point in a disturbing direction, thinking the unthinkable seems the only possible answer.

©2013 Val McDermid (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"A genuine page turner" (Independent on Sunday)

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  • Dean
    LEICESTER, United Kingdom
    12/6/15
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    "loved it. gripping story."

    This was my first Val McDermid read. but once familiar with the Characters abt 2hrs in i couldnt stop listening. I read the Girl in the Spiders web before this and thougjt this was a much better listen. worth a go . im tempted with the next one now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Annie
    Brentwood, United Kingdom
    9/12/15
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    "Cross And Burn???"

    I enjoyed this book and would have liked to listen to it all in one sitting.

    Saul Reichlin is an excellent reader and I enjoy watching Tony work, on screen, reading his stories and listening to them. This book did not disappoint.

    I think that this is a book that many would enjoy. I just wish I had worked through the books, in the right order. So, if you are thinking that you might indulge, read Book 1 first. If you can't do that, this book can still be enjoyed as a stand alone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Little Expertise and Less Intelligence
    6/29/15
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    "Feminist Rant"
    Would you try another book written by Val McDermid or narrated by Saul Reichlin?

    No


    What did you like best about this story?

    The plot line was adequate.


    How could the performance have been better?

    There could have been fewer feminist gender stereotypes


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

    If there is a shortage of feminist fiction then this book goes a long way to redressing the balance.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is absolutely crammed full of gender specific feminist stereotypes that make it a very tedious ‘listen’ for anybody sporting Y chromosomes. Don’t go here unless you like your women intelligent and strong and your men weak and/or stupid. I actually felt like a ‘Peeping Tom’ that had wandered unwittingly into a literary genre where men are very, very unwelcome.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joseph
    Rochdale, UK
    4/15/15
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    "A cracking read."

    Whilst our two heroes are daggers-drawn and not speaking, crime and horrendous murder continues unabated in their city.

    Teamwork and a little sly seeking of advice by the crime team comes to the fore and justice may well triumph in the end.

    As for the relationship - Ms McDermid keeps us on our toes..............

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lindsey
    Coleshill, United Kingdom
    2/17/15
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    "Gripping!"

    My first val mcdermid but not my last , great characters, good story line and fab narration , recommended to all crime lovers .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jackie
    2/3/15
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    "Gripping Read"

    Brilliant storyline which grips you right to the end. I would thoroughly recommend this book which I finished in one day.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • David
    Wirral, United Kingdom
    1/17/15
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    "I struggle with Saul Reichlin..."

    ...and for that reason I don't listen to David Hewson any more either - his Scottish accent in this one is truly laughable and pretty much everything he announces is monotone but the story's good and I'd happily consider others by the same author but with a different narrator...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Llanylady
    1/4/15
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    "Why this narrator?"
    What did you like most about Cross and Burn?

    A good story if at times a little laboured.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I struggled not to bin the story as a direct result of the mismatch of narrator to story. His intonation and his attempt at female voices for the most part, ruined the story for me. I would not listen to another story read by him, which is a shame as I would love to read another McDermid. Surely she must cringe at the choice of narrator?


    Any additional comments?

    Please change the narrator! Choose one that more fits the author and type of writing. I would not willingly listen to him read anything.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Maureen B.
    1/1/15
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    "Narration spoiled a good book for me."

    I only continued listening to this book because I wanted to know how it would end. The narrators characterisation did not in my opinion match the writers description of the characters. I found it really difficult to associate the voice with D I Fielding in my mind I saw a strong woman determined to prove to those around her that she was as able as any man to run a team, but the voice was that of a weak weasel like woman.

    Sorry, to be negative - the story was good

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • gill
    12/24/14
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    "Terrible narration"
    Would you listen to Cross and Burn again? Why?

    I couldn't listen again. Great story but worst narration - the voices were TERRIBLE


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Paula


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The worst narration I have listened to. The retelling of the story was average but the voices for characters were almost unbearable to listen to. Almost stopped listening


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Great story but in this instance I wish I'd read the book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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