Grace's diligent exhuming of murky secrets soon demonstrates that the Bishops' outwardly settled lives had darker corners. And as Grace gets close to the truth, he finds - paradoxically - that it's his own beleaguered private life which is on the line.
©2007 Really Scary Books/Peter James; (P)2007 W F Howes Ltd.
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No. the terrible narration reveals the weaknesses in the writing. I was enjoying the series but this has put me off and I will look elsewhere.
Tightened up his characterization and avoided clichés.
Terrible droning voice. Accent on wrong words. Is this man an actor?
So put off by the narrator that I gave up listening.
"decent story - but twists were visible very early"
I enjoyed this story, as I have previous Roy Grace Mysteries. This one had a number of twists that were spotted well in advance of the 'reveal' - maybe obvious, maybe too many mystery stories consumed by me! Overall, still worth the time to listen
"Grace at his best, multi-faceted storyline"
It ranks highly on the list of modern detective stories. Compared to the first and second Roy Grace mysteries, the characters start to feel more complete and interesting.
It is similarly compelling as the Rebus books by Ian Rankin.
I am not sure
The storyline was very well thought through
"Fantastic - Gripping - Great Storey - Well Written"
Fantastic recording of a well written crime thriller. This should be made for TV ! Book 3 expands even further in the usual characters life and the plot and main storey line twists as ever with the evidence as it builds up. Thrilling read and very well written.
The story started off fairly intriguing then fell into utter ridiculousness,there where so many subplots and characters in there that had little or nothing to do with the plot.The end was dragged out but held no suspense and i had to force myself to finish it.
yes and no
The narrator was ok
I was really looking forward to this book however by the time I was a third of the way in I was waiting for the characters to catch up. The twists were very easy to see coming and the whole thing left you feeling shortchanged. Also the audio narrator insisted on making all women’s voices sound stupid and weak.
"First rate thriller!"
I had not read this author before - but he had been recommended by friends and then I heard him speak at a crime-writing conference. His engaging personality and the wealth of information he delivered in a humorous style sent me to the book. I am so pleased that it did. This was an excellent read - fast paced (short chapters) and so detailed in terms of character and location that the reader was drawn completely into the story. A good mix of drama and humour which kept me 'turning the pages' through the many twists and turns of the narrative. On the negative side, I found one of the 'sex scenes' a little lengthy, overwritten and vaguely gratuitous as it slowed the action unneccessarily and I was not entirely happy with the vocal quality of the narrator, but his interpretation was good. 'Not Dead Enough' is well worth the read or the listen if you enjoy crime fiction. Having discovered Peter James I have now moved on to a further D.S.Grace novel.....
"Gripping, still listening in the early hours!"
Really enjoyed this book, the narrator was excellent and so was the story, the only down side was that I couldn't unplug it!!!
"very good, not quite as good as the first 2"
I really enjoyed Not dead enough but didn't think it was quite as good as the first 2 Grace books. I'm still going to keep on with the series. The Narrator was very good except his Irish and South African accents are appalling and that brought me out of the story a bit, luckily the were only used in a few places.
"A Good Read"
A real good read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. A good plot that keeps you hooked to the very end. Excellent narration from David Bauckham.
The only dissapointment with this book was the six month wait for the release of this unabridged recording compared to the abridge recording. This appears to be the same with all the Peter James (DI Grace) books.
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