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The Ladykiller Audiobook

The Ladykiller

George Markham has a nasty little hobby, one that erupts into an orgy of viscous sexual depravity. Patrick Kelly is a hard man. His one soft spot is his daughter, and when she falls victim to the Grantley Ripper, Kelly wants revenge. The DI in charge of the case is Kate Burrows. She feels for Kelly but her growing involvement with a known villain is putting her career at risk...
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Publisher's Summary

George Markham has a nasty little hobby, one that erupts into an orgy of viscous sexual depravity. Patrick Kelly is a hard man. His one soft spot is his daughter, and when she falls victim to the Grantley Ripper, Kelly wants revenge. The DI in charge of the case is Kate Burrows. She feels for Kelly but her growing involvement with a known villain is putting her career at risk... As the forces of law and order and London's underworld converge in a huge manhunt, Kate fears she'll lose everything she's ever cared about... to the ladykiller.

©1993 Martina Cole (P)2012 Headline Digital

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    Tracy 05-30-12
    Tracy 05-30-12 Member Since 2008

    Love a great book that stays with you long after you've finished it.

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    "Creepy Killer!"

    Wow! Interesting read. Enjoyable long listen that took me down surprising roads, some I am still travelling down in contemplation. Not much about the investegation, instead you are "in the head" of the criminal and detective and what drives of them.

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  • Nik Nik C
    UK
    2/22/15
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    "Loved this book"
    Would you listen to The Ladykiller again? Why?

    Yes. I really liked this book. The story kept me wanting to know just what was going to happen next.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I didn't really have a favourite, I enjoyed it all.


    What does Annie Aldington bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Yes definitely. Annie is a great story teller & brings it to life.


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

    It didn't make me cry, it did however have me looking behind me every five minutes whilst walking my dog haha..... no, really!!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amy E.
    2/16/15
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    "Best Martina cole book ever 😍"

    well i really enjoyed listening to this audiobook , it was like watching a serial killer being made right before your eyes fascinating. i felt a degree of sympathy for the murderer which i guess is what the author wanted. But then he'd commit some other atrocitie and the sympathy would be gone. this storyline made me want to keep listening at any opportunity as it had me hooked. the narrator was gteat to and her cockney accent was pretty good. so this is an amazing purchase and would deffinately recomend this audible book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. S. E. Binns
    Yorkshire UK
    2/10/16
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    "TEDIOUS"
    What would have made The Ladykiller better?

    I found this story initially fairly good but did not like the narrator....then the story got tedious and I stopped listening about a dozen chapters in. Not recommended


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Most interesting was the characters initially. Least interesting was the way I lost interest in the characters - in particular the Police style of working seemed poor compared to other authors desciptions


    How could the performance have been better?

    Nasal narrator did not appeal to me


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointed


    Any additional comments?

    I know Martina Cole is a best selling author. It is probable that I was simply spoilt by my favourite author - in hardback and audiobooks - Peter James is much superior

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MRS
    BIGGIN HILL WESTERHAM, United Kingdom
    1/8/16
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    "BRILLIANT. MARTINA AT HER BEST AND READ WONDERFULLY BY ANNIE"

    I couldn't stop reading this book it was excellant. I have been straight on site and ordered the sequel.
    I love martinis books but some can be a bit samey. This was different. The storyline was just so good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lisa
    11/21/15
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    "Another great story"

    Great book from Martina Cole. Really interesting to understand things from the killers perspective. The narrator is top class too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • ROSECLAS
    11/13/15
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    "Good story"

    Have read the book and enjoyed it on audio. A few of the accents were a bit off but well worth listening to

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Die Ohrwurmer aus Franken
    12/1/14
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    "Shallow characters."

    A story about a very nasty serial killer calls for deep and dark narrative. The lack of atmosphere is enhanced by the narrator who reads as though this is a children's bedtime tale. The detective's unlikely relationship with a stereotypical gangster is given equal weight to the main plot - how she managed to reach Chief Inspector is the mystery to me! I managed to listen to the end and was gratified to find an unusual twist or two. Overall, a good plot poorly executed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Graham
    Colchester, United Kingdom
    10/10/14
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    "Dissapointing"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, there is more sub plots than plot, and the side stories swamp the main story


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would have liked to explore the murderer a bit more, and I was definitely uninterested in the detectives love life


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The opening scene was quite dark


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

    Wouldn't be interested in any film or programme myself


    Any additional comments?

    We have a psychopathetic murderer on the loose, terrorising a small town, yet the book is all about the detectives relationship with a East End gangster and their sexual exploits

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • hayes
    7/11/14
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    "Lady killer"
    If you could sum up The Ladykiller in three words, what would they be?

    Gruesome . I didn't really enjoy this


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Ladykiller?

    Well it disturbed me


    Would you be willing to try another one of Annie Aldington’s performances?

    No


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I didn't listen to end

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. R. K. Hollis
    UK
    7/7/14
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    "Gritty and exciting"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would, because it brings you face to face with some horrible realities of mental illness, even though the book is a fiction


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    George, because he was the sick one. Terrifyingly wonderful.


    Which character – as performed by Annie Aldington – was your favourite?

    George. She seemed to really get into his head. His accent and manner were brutally visceral.


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

    Almost


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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