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The Face of a Stranger Audiobook

The Face of a Stranger: A William Monk Novel #1

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Publisher's Summary

A tragic accident leaves Inspector Monk with amnesia just moments after he solves the murder of a popular Crimean war hero. Forced to redo his entire investigation, a frustrated Monk faces a desperate murderer who will do anything to keep the inspector from discovering the truth twice.

Crack another case with William Monk.

©1990 Anne Perry; (P)1995 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Amazon Customer 06-20-16 Member Since 2015

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    absolutely love it! the story is engaging and full of lovely details about the Victorian period. The characters well developed and the narrator brings each one to life.

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    Jamea 08-14-15
    Jamea 08-14-15

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    "Really enjoyed!"

    This was a nice surprise from a randomly chosen book. The story is well told. I didn't find it predictable and that kept the mystery aspect rolling. Love the reader, too!

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    eileen walsh 07-01-15 Member Since 2008
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    ""Th" death not deaf!"

    Porter's diction is elegant except when it comes to the "th" sound, especially at the end if words like death and truth.

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    Nathalie 05-26-15
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    "Ho Hum"

    Except for Davina Porters narration, which is what interested me in the first place. I won't be continuing this series!

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    joy l taylor 04-18-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Better than before"

    I listened to this story a few years ago. I forgot many parts of the plot . It was like hearing it for the first time. It was thrilling and engaging. I felt as if I was there walking with Monk as he slowly discovered himself.

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    Virginia Waldron 04-10-15 Member Since 2013
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    "A Murder Mystery Written by a Murderer"

    The story of the author is much more fascinating than this book. Anne Perry was one of two young women convicted of pre-meditated murder. There is a novel element in this mystery but apart from that, this is just a good yarn. Knowing about the colourful and disturbing past of the writer was the tantalizing part for me.

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    Rhonda 04-04-15
    Rhonda 04-04-15

    It's always too soon to write a fair review of a great book when they always keep you thinking. 4 & 5 stars are worth repeat listenings.

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    "Glad to discover Anne Perry"
    Would you listen to The Face of a Stranger again? Why?

    Davina Porter's voice with Anne's Perry's words are a beautiful combination.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Anne Perry has written more than a mystery. The thought provoking conversation between characters is as satisfying as solving the mystery.


    What does Davina Porter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She reads everything beautifully and thoughtfully and gives the characters more life than when I read the story myself.

    I discovered her listening to Alice in Wonderland. I never understood Alice before Davina gave her life. I finally realized Alice was in a dream, and it all made sense. Kind of like Lorelai Gilmore in a rabbit hole. Loved it.

    Since hearing Alice, I have been searching for another agreeable story she's narrated.


    Any additional comments?

    •Thoughtful dialogue and character interaction
    •Satisfying ending
    •Strong women characters
    •No bedroom scenes
    •Mystery unraveled at a good pace for the length of the book

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    Susan 04-01-15
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    "Really quite good."

    I'm in a British-mystery-writer-phase. (Can you tell?) I rather like Anne Perry's writing and the William Monk character. Of course narrator Davina Porter was reason for trying the series.

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    Sharon 02-04-15
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    "Great read"

    A liitle confusing at first, but a good read and exciring finish. I hardily recommend this book.

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    Joanna K. Harada 01-22-15

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    "Nice clean book"

    narrator did an excellent job. the story had a little too many details I recommend the book. Nice clean story

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