After more than 20 years of distinguished service with the Seattle Police Department, Jonas Piedmont Beaumont is now working for the Washington State Attorney's Special Homicide Investigation Team or, as it's more commonly referred to, the SHIT squad. But the more things change, the more they stay the same.
An eyewitness to a 50-year-old murder has just come forward, and Beau has been hand-picked to lead the investigation. While undergoing hypnotherapy, a middle-aged nun unexpectedly recalls the grisly details of a cold-blooded killing she witnessed when she was five years old. Though fear has kept these memories repressed for half a century, they've now risen to the surface to cast a harsh light on a deadly plot that spans two generations. And Beau's caught in the glare, facing a ruthless band of coconspirators willing to go to any lengths to keep their secrets hidden.
Filled with all of the Jance trademarks, heart-stopping suspense, deeply drawn characters, local flavor, intelligence, and humanity, Long Time Gone is a crowning achievement in this best-selling author's career.
©2005 J.A. Jance; (P)2005 BBC Audiobooks America and ©2005 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
"Taut, colorful....The clever and complex plot line involving the nun shows Jance at her best." (Publishers Weekly)
A very good listen; deftly carries on two investigations simultaneously. However, it is plain the narrator is not from Seattle.
I am a resident of the Seattle area and it is fun knowing the cities, streets and landmarks. It is disconcerting to have so many of them mispronounced and detracts from an otherwise good story. Narrators should review the locations and be more familiar with names and places.
The series had been narrated forever by Gene Engene and he fit the character of JP Beaumont, not to mention, he knows the area where the books take place, so there were no bad phonetic pronunciations of places in and around Seattle. This narrator was making everyone sound either whiny or have an Irish accent. Just doesn't have the same timbre as Gene.
If you like J A Jance's J P Beaumont series, try it with the right narrator, Gene Engene!
This one just did not capture the "flavor" of Beau or of Seattle!
I really enjoy the Beaumont series from JA Jance. It's always disappointing to hear a change in narrators as I think most of us get used to, or even like, the particular narrator doing a series. But the story itself on this one was really good and a good departure from some of the previous work.
The voice characterization of two of the support characters, Amy and Ron Peters, had inconsistent voice and accents. Most of the time a Scottish/slightly brogue accent would creep in during the speaking. The inconsistency was annoying as was the brogue since neither character was introduced as having that background.
The story and knowing so many of the landmarks and towns is quite fun!
Like the unlikely witnesses and villains. Unbelievable story lines come together with amazing ways
Pronouncement of the the towns, areas, lakes and geographical features! The narrator is not bad, quite good but please, please, please pronounce Puyallup correctly? Among so many others. Really do not want the narrator to have a bad review just...
PLEASE BRING THE ORIGINAL NARRATOR BACK. Please and thank you!
I really do enjoy this series. Unfortunately this narrator for this book has trouble pronouncing the Seattle locales in this book. If you're from out of the area it probably won't be a problem, but the mispronunciation of Medina, Camano, etc is distracting!
I love J A Jance books. I hate that the publishers cant stick with the same narrator to play the character. Tim did an excellent job. Why don't you guys listen to us? We buy the books!
I love the series but miss Gene. Tim Jerome did not do justice to any of the characters.
I love the series
I will but only to finish the series.
I started this series on a whim and fell in love with JP's long time narrator Gene Engene. While the story is good, it was difficult for me to listen to a JP Beaumont book and not hear Gene. Also, there were some inconsistencies in the storyline. Specifically in regard to Rosemary Peters. I'm not sure I will finish the series out.
2 stories in one, the Porshe is smashed again, and a new possible love interest. What more can ya ask for? One story is a cold case with a fiesty nun and the other is a murder involving JP's longtime friends. Great story.
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