When he rides down Main Street, locals usually clamor for their chance at 15 minutes of fame. But in a small town in upstate New York, Pellam experiences a very different reception - his illusionary world is shattered by a savage murder, and Pellam is suddenly center stage in an unfolding drama of violence, lust, and conspiracy, which have a stranglehold on this less-than-picture-perfect locale.
©1992 Jeffery Wilds Deaver; (P)2008 Simon & Schuster Audio
"Shallow Graves is a real pleasure - tough-minded, intelligent, and very well written. Bravo!" (Lawrence Block)
I do believe that with all audio books its the narrator that really makes or breaks a book, and as usual Holter Graham is just a real winner. This book is a true Deaver classic full of twists and turns. Again, you can't go wrong with this one, so chalk another one up for Jeffery. Shallow Graves really is true audio delight.
Dept Q, Harry Hole... where are you?
This comes as a huge surprise for me. Its among his first novels, so I assumed he couldn't get this published until he became successful. Regardless, this is a really fun and fast paced thriller.
Holter Graham does an excellent job with narration.
A location scout, actually two scouts for a movie pull into a small town in rural NY and quickly lose favor of the residents, mayor and police. The mystery, of course, is why?
Truly great, charasmatic characters fill its pages.
Take a chance and give this one a whirl, you won't be disappointed.
I generally read everything that Jeffery Deaver writes and was pleased to see two books I'd missed...are we sure that he wrote these?
of course ...just because this was bad doesn't mean I'd stop reading a great author.
It wasn't the narrator it was the material.
And Buffalo George
The first of Deaver's "location scout" novels...Pelham is scouting a new little town and finds bad things. Despite resistance from the local constabulary, he solves the crimes and moves on to book #2. Characters are pretty well developed and easy to follow. A thoroughly easy and enjoyable read/listen.
I was an avid reader of books before my work took most of my time so now I listen to Audible books when I'm exercising or walking my dog. I like mystery and thriller novels, particularly good serial killer novels. I'm a writer and a psychotherapist.
This narrator was so horrible, no really, horrible, that I couldn't even determine if the book was a good book. I like Jeffrey Deaver books so thought I would like this one. I could not get past the narrator who sounded like a large twelve year old on speed and used the same voice for everyone. I tried. No one should use this narrator for a book.
You can't beat this story for the price. I liked the charachter Pellham. He was interesting. This is my first Jeffrey Deaver story, I would definitely check out some of his other books. The narrator was good as well.
First book I listen to in this series. Not feeling the character and didn't care much for the story. Maybe after listening to Lincoln Rhyme novels, Pellam just doesn't do it for me.
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