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The Fourth Sacrifice Audiobook

The Fourth Sacrifice: The China Thrillers, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

Three corpses: drugged, labeled, and brutally beheaded; a trail that Detective Li Yan has to follow. He and forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell have been trying to deny the attraction that nearly destroyed both their careers. But when a fourth victim is found, they have no choice but to work together to track down the truth and to hunt down a ruthless killer. The Fourth Sacrifice is the second in the acclaimed China series from Peter May, author of Runaway, Entry Island and the internationally best-selling Lewis Trilogy.

©2000 Peter May (P)2015 WF Howes

What the Critics Say

"Peter May is an author I'd follow to the ends of the earth." (New York Times)

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  • Roderic
    Victoria Park, Australia
    10/9/15
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    "Not good enough to continue"

    The central "twist" in this book was obvious from very early on, and the set-up was quite clumsy. After two books in the China series, the central characters show no promise of fleshing out to any enjoyable extent.

    I very much enjoyed Peter May's Outer Hebrides series but this China series is seriously lacking in interest on most levels.

    I am a sucker for a book series, but for the first time I will not be reading one to its conclusion. I am stopping the China series right here.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Barryt60
    11/5/16
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    "Second story a bit of a let down"

    I was looking forward to reading the next novel but was a bit disappointed with the way the story kept using the relationship between the main characters - in my opinion it detracted from the story itself. The narration was again superb. It's a "must" read though if you want to read them all.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Claire
    Yorkshire
    3/2/16
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    "Developing romance but storyline Too predictable"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Not really. Although the narration is very good unfortunately the storyline in this second book in the series is not as good as in the first book.


    What could Peter May have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    He could have put in more twists and turns.


    Have you listened to any of Peter Forbes’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Yes, I have listened to the Lewis Trilogy books which were absolutely fantastic. Because they are based in Scotland his accent was perfect. For the China series although he is a good narrator the effect is not quite the same as in the Lewis Trilogy.


    Could you see The Fourth Sacrifice being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    No not really unless the TV channel was allowed to make it a bit more complex or RomantiC.


    Any additional comments?

    I will listen to the third in the series and hopefully the plot will be a bit more developed.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • IRS
    8/3/15
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    "Excellent"

    Builds on the previous book. The author certainly paints a convincing picture of modern China

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • sandra streeting
    12/8/16
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    "Great"

    Great story. Vivid descriptions of china and its people give this book a very realistic background and hypnotic appeal

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Sue
    10/3/16
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    "Fantastic storytelling"

    Really like Peter May's books, empathetically read by Peter Forbes. A strong storyline is complemented by a depth of detail and web of graphic, well paced plots which keep you guessing to the very end.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Annie Smith
    10/1/16
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    "Slow start, but made up for it in the end!"
    Would you listen to The Fourth Sacrifice again? Why?

    Probably not, but only because I want to read the next book in the series.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mmmmm difficult to say.


    Have you listened to any of Peter Forbes’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I listened to 'Coffin Road' and agreed with Peter May when he said he couldn't imagine anyone else narrating his books, nor can I.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mr Alexander Erskine
    9/9/16
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    "Peter May delivers again"

    Peter May delivers again keeping your attention from beginning to end, but not a patch on the Lewis trilogy.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Hurtlejolt
    Oxford, UK
    9/5/16
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    "Liked it, but found it a little far fetched."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Fourth Sacrifice to be better than the print version?

    As usual, impeccably read by Peter Forbes, which I feel must make the audio version of this book better than the print version.


    What about Peter Forbes’s performance did you like?

    He just makes a perfect job, every time. Voices, pronunciation, all flawless.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Most of Peter May's book bring a tear to my eye from time to time.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved the story and the presentation, but found the clues a little heavy handed, by Peter May's standards, so much so that I thought there might even be a huge double bluff. I also found the conclusion a bit far fetched. You always have to be prepared to suspend disbelief with Peter May, but with the Fourth Sacrifice, I thought I had to do this more than usual.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mark
    9/4/16
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    "Another good Peter May book"

    Excellent story line and didn't expect the twist. I've now ordered the other Chinese thrillers.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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