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No Rest for the Dead Audiobook

No Rest for the Dead

More than 20 New York Times best-selling authors team up to create a first-rate serial novel -- a collaboration that combines the skills of America’s greatest storytellers to produce a gripping, spellbinding mystery.
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Publisher's Summary

More than 20 New York Times best-selling authors team up to create a first-rate serial novel - a collaboration that combines the skills of America's greatest storytellers to produce a gripping, spellbinding mystery.

"The lineup of writers who have contributed to this mystery is akin to the Murderers' Row of the 1927 New York Yankees. There is not a weak spot in the bunch."
—David Baldacci, from the Introduction

Alexander McCall Smith. Sandra Brown. Faye Kellerman. J.A. Jance. Jeffery Deaver. Kathy Reichs. Lisa Scottoline. Jeff Lindsay. These are only a handful of the names that make up the all-star lineup of authors behind No Rest for the Dead, a tale of vengeance, greed, and love that flows seamlessly, in the words of David Baldacci, "as it passes from one creator's mind to the next."

When Christopher Thomas, a ruthless curator at San Francisco's McFall Art Museum, is murdered and his decaying body is found in an iron maiden in a Berlin museum, his wife, Rosemary, is the primary suspect, and she is tried, convicted and executed. Ten years later, Jon Nunn, the detective who cracked the case, is convinced that the wrong person was put to death. In the years since the case was closed, he's discovered a web of deceit and betrayal surrounding the Thomases that could implicate any number of people in the crime. With the help of the dead woman's friend, he plans to gather everyone who was there the night Christopher died and finally uncover the truth, suspect by suspect. Solving this case may be Nunn's last chance for redemption… but the shadowy forces behind Christopher's death will stop at nothing to silence the past forever.

In this innovative storytelling approach, each of 25 best-selling writers brings their distinctive voice to a chapter of the narrative, building the tension to a shocking, explosive finale.

With contributions from David Baldacci (Introduction), Jeff Lindsay, Alexander McCall Smith, Jonathan Santlofer, Sandra Brown, Faye Kellerman, Kathy Reichs, Benjamin Kelly, John Lescroart, T. Jefferson Parker, Gayle Lynds, Matthew Pearl, J. A. Jance, Michael Palmer, Marcia Talley, P. D. James, Diana Gabaldon, Philip Margolin, Tess Gerritsen, Katherine Neville, Lisa Scottoline, R. L. Stine, Jeffery Deaver, Laurie H. Armstrong, Brian Gruley, Robert Dugoni.

©2011 Sandra Brown, David Baldacci, R.L. Stine, Lisa Scottoline, Jeffery Deaver, David Baldacci (P)2011 Simon & Schuster

What the Critics Say

"Twenty-six fantastic writers + one good cause = irresistible mystery nirvana." (Lee Child)

"Brilliant…. If you like your mysteries smart, with a great twist, then you must read this book.” (Linda Fairstein)

"Wow, what a line up! You can't go wrong here." (Michael Connelly)

What Members Say

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    jacklyn United States 03-26-16
    jacklyn United States 03-26-16

    i am addicted to audio books. I always have one on in my car, or on my i-pod when I'm cleaning or shopping. I always have loved to read

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    "What a disappointment"

    Story was off the wall. Lost interest in 2nf chapter and that was the end of my reading.

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    Canon Francis world missions 03-05-16
    Canon Francis world missions 03-05-16 Listener Since 2005

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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    no comment


    What was most disappointing about the authors’s story?

    could not find the story line


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    could not read it


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    This book, I gave up after 5 minutes, it is boring and dreary

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    Amazon Customer 03-04-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Nice surprise!"

    I had my doubts about a book written by several authors. this book started out incredibly slow. I stopped reading it and read another book, twice. After around for chapters, it picked up speed and never let me go. great read!

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    M. Kiburtz 11-27-15
    M. Kiburtz 11-27-15
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    "Twists and turns"

    Loved the way the story passed from writer to writer with seamless effort. All built upon each layer, creating a believable plot filled with believable characters.

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    Russell Schreiber Sebastopol, Ca USA 10-17-15
    Russell Schreiber Sebastopol, Ca USA 10-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Well done"

    Enjoyed it and reader is excellent. Surprisingly an excellent tale by many writers

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    Otto Yucaipa, CA, United States 08-01-15
    Otto Yucaipa, CA, United States 08-01-15 Member Since 2012
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    "I have to agree with the other critics"

    This story was too schizophrenic to enjoy. The old saying about too many cooks might just as well be said for authors as well.

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    LISE A JOHNSON CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS United States 05-12-15
    LISE A JOHNSON CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS United States 05-12-15 Member Since 2014
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    "finished in one day!"

    Great story...felt every emotion. Loved the various voices added to flow kept me entertained loved it!

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    Iris 04-20-15
    Iris 04-20-15 Member Since 2006
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    "Excellent book"

    This is one of the best books that I have listened to but I did figure it out before it really even started

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    Annette bloomington, IL, United States 04-12-15
    Annette bloomington, IL, United States 04-12-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Don't waste your credit"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No I wouldn't recommend it to a friend. It was like a chopped up mini-series with different narration at every chapter and a plot that didn't cohesively fit together.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Didn't expect the ending.


    What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?

    There were too many of them. Each chapter had a different voice and it was so distracting.


    Did No Rest for the Dead inspire you to do anything?

    Turn it off.


    Any additional comments?

    If the book was read by just two narrators it would have been more enjoyable and the differences in writing styles may not have been so apparent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Hilda 04-04-15
    Hilda 04-04-15
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    "Incredible colaboration!"

    Despite reviews about how difficult it was to understand this book with so many authors and their different styles, I purchased it anyway - and I was not disappointed!! It was a riveting, edge-of-your-seat thriller!

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