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The Various Haunts of Men Audiobook

The Various Haunts of Men: Simon Serrailler 1

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Publisher's Summary

A woman vanishes in the fog up on "the Hill", an area locally known for its tranquillity and peace. The police are not alarmed; people usually disappear for their own reasons. But when a young girl, an old man, and even a dog disappear, no one can deny that something untoward is happening in this quiet cathedral town. Young policewoman Freya Graffham is assigned to the case; she's new to the job, compassionate, inquisitive, dedicated, and needs to know, perhaps, too much. She and the enigmatic detective Chief Inspector Simon Serrailler have the task of unravelling the mystery behind this gruesome sequence of events. From the passages revealing the killer's mind to the final heart-stopping twist, The Various Haunts of Men is an astounding and masterly crime debut and is the first in what promises to be a magnificent series featuring Simon Serrailler.

©2004 Susan Hill; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • susan harper
    7/27/15
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    "Familiar and enjoyable"

    Comfortable to listen to.....susan hill makes her characters come to life. For some this book may seem a bit of a plod, but for me with a busy life it slots in very nicely

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Donald
    7/20/15
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    "Good Story"
    If you could sum up The Various Haunts of Men in three words, what would they be?

    Gripping, Thrilling Superb


    What did you like best about this story?

    The suspense and the enthralling story line.


    What about Steven Pacey’s performance did you like?

    Slick


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

    This book is an emotional rollercoaster


    Any additional comments?

    Would look for the author again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Marie-Claire Krzysica
    7/20/15
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    "Great performance"
    What made the experience of listening to The Various Haunts of Men the most enjoyable?

    The narration was excellent.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Susan Hill? Why or why not?

    I have started the next book in the series already.


    Which character – as performed by Steven Pacey – was your favourite?

    Freya Gratham


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Don't know


    Any additional comments?

    None

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • baby_moz
    Gloucester, UK
    7/20/15
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    "Well worth a listen"

    This was a slow burner with an explosive ending. My interest was not captured from the beginning. But I stuck with it and the pay off was worth it. Once the story picked up momentum it was totally gripping and I found myself unable to stop listening for the last half.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Graeme from Preston
    7/8/15
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    "Crime with a little too much emotion"

    The plot is fairly standard but there is a lot of descriptions of the townsfolk and a weird love interest of the main police detective and her boss. There is also a supernatural element which proves true even though the logic of the rest of the story is precise. I will read more of Susan Hill as this was her first crime work,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Llanylady
    3/31/15
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    "Enjoyable"

    Reading the reviews before I bought, it seemed that a criticism was that the plot got lost in the story. I can see why some felt that, but my feeling was that the author was drawing the characters who were likely to feature in further books. I really enjoyed all of the book and will definitely read more from this author. Well written and well read. Thank you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Howdenburn
    Uk
    3/10/15
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    "Enjoyable crime mystery"

    My first fiction audio book.
    Overall a very enjoyable book. Slightly confusing to start with but I was interested enough to continue. As the story progressed, the characters became clearer and were well observed. I like the topics involved and, without being too graphic, there was a decent amount of suspense and thrill.
    I specifically bought the first in a series so if I liked the characters I would have more to listen to. Will very likely carry on and buy the others.

    Meanwhile I thought the reader was exellent. Really added to the story, managing to convey convincing characters in a way that was both easy to listen to and clearly pronounced.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    2/22/15
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    "Recommended reading/listening."

    Very sad, tense reading/listening. Will definitely purchase the other novels in the series. Loved the voice of the narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • f j l n
    2/22/15
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    "Very good"

    Good story, well read, just downloading the next book in this series!
    Would definitely recommend listening to this book from audible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Yvonne
    2/16/15
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    "A good listen but needed a better finale"

    Good characterisation and very well read.
    The ending was a bit lacklustre.
    I felt a bit shortchanged after listening for so many hours.
    Maybe I'm just too hooked on fairytale endings!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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