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The Crowded Grave Audiobook

The Crowded Grave: A Mystery of the French Countryside

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Publisher's Summary

Martin Walker’s novels starring Chief of Police Bruno Courrèges are a boon to Francophiles and mystery lovers around the world. In The Crowded Grave, Bruno is up to his ears in trouble after a local archaeological dig unearths a corpse with a bullet in its head. Further complicating matters are a meddlesome local magistrate, animal rights activists, and a missing professor - not to mention two lovely ladies vying for Bruno’s affections.

©2011 Walker and Watson PLC (P)2012 Recorded Books

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    Sophia 01-14-13
    Sophia 01-14-13
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    "A series that keeps improving"
    What made the experience of listening to The Crowded Grave the most enjoyable?

    Excellent narration and very interesting plot


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Crowded Grave?

    When Bruno and the mayor plan a demonstration.


    Have you listened to any of Robert Ian Mackenzie’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, and although this is excellent it is not Mackenzie at his absolute best. His accent for the character of Carlos does not serve well.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    soozcrooz1 01-12-13
    soozcrooz1 01-12-13
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    Would you listen to The Crowded Grave again? Why?

    Yes...to catch the little inuendos/


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Crowded Grave?

    Several


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Several


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

    Yes but could not


    Any additional comments?

    Exceptional..want to go back to. France. Makes me wondertoo if marten is really the gifted a mccall smith as writing integrity is so similar

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Victor G. Savikas Los Angeles, CA USA 07-28-16
    Victor G. Savikas Los Angeles, CA USA 07-28-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Bruno's world has captured me in its orbit."
    If you could sum up The Crowded Grave in three words, what would they be?

    Absorbing, intriguing, enchanting


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot developed slowly but each facet of the story was woven into a denouement both exciting and surprising.


    What does Robert Ian Mackenzie bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Wonderful voice beautifully varied for each character and his French is impeccable.


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    Liv Durham, NC 07-26-16
    Liv Durham, NC 07-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "engaging"
    If you could sum up The Crowded Grave in three words, what would they be?

    Riveting, action-filled, surprise-endings


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    You get a deeper look into Bruno's ex-lover Isabel and her dreams and struggles in this novel.


    What does Robert Ian Mackenzie bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Mackenzie reads with a very calming cadence and beautiful French pronunciation.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There are some sacrifices in this story that actually made me tear up.


    Any additional comments?

    My only complaint about this and the other Martin Walker novel I have read is that they have spoilers in them for earlier stories so if you have any intention of reading those, you are going to want to do it in order.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Maine Knitter 05-21-16
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    "Fabulous!"

    This is a fantastic series. I simply adore Bruno. I hope he gets his love life in order soon, though. :-)

    The story is unique - combining Basque terrorists, foie gras, love of animals, French countryside, and fabulous meals. Simply amazing!

    The narration was spot-on. I need the next book now. That ending was a little too blunt.

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