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Want You Dead Audiobook

Want You Dead: Roy Grace, Book 10

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Publisher's Summary

Virtual romance becomes a terrifying obsession in Peter James' tenth Roy Grace novel, Want You Dead....

Single girl, 29, smouldering redhead, love life that's crashed and burned. Seeks new flame to rekindle her fire. Fun, friendship and - who knows - maybe more?

When Red Westwood meets handsome, charming and rich Bryce Laurent through an online dating agency, there is an instant attraction. But as their love blossoms, the truth about his past, and his dark side, begins to emerge. Everything he has told Red about himself turns out to be a tissue of lies, and her infatuation with him gradually turns to terror.

Within a year, and under police protection, she evicts him from her flat and her life. But Red's nightmare is only just beginning. For Bryce is obsessed with her, and he intends to destroy everything and everyone she has ever known and loved - and then her too....

©2014 Peter James (P)2014 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd

What the Critics Say

"James ratchets up the tension to an almost unbearable level in his 10th Roy Grace thriller as Bryce’s game of cat and mouse works towards a terrifying conclusion." (Bella)

"Peter James has written another gripping and authentic police procedural which his fans will love." (Sunday Express)

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    Janie CAIRNS, Australia 03-31-15
    Janie CAIRNS, Australia 03-31-15 Member Since 2015

    I am an artist, living in Cairns, Queensland, Australia right next to the Great Barrier Reef. I listen to audiobooks everyday while making art and on into the night. I really like mysteries with a good serving of suspense on the side that keep you wondering right to the end. However, I won't say no to any entertaining and well written book which has been read by an excellent narrator.

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    "Top Thriller"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I rarely give 5 stars which I save for the very, very best. This did not quite deserve 5 stars but was better than my normal 4 star reads; wish you had ½ star ratings Audible. Yes, I would definitely recommend this book to a friend who enjoyed a good thriller. It was an all rounder; a well fleshed out book and the ending was perfect.


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

    Yes, the plot did keep me 'on the edge of my seat' so to speak. James, cleverly built up the suspense from one chapter to the next, but interspersed each heart thumping moment with a bit of softness and love to do with our policeman's personal life which was a wonderful contrast to the crazy protagonist who stalked nearly every page.


    Which character – as performed by Daniel Weyman – was your favorite?

    Pretty well all of them, but he did Detective Inspector Grace pretty well, and also his yankee accent wasn't too bad with the Bryce character either.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Don't date on line and die......


    Any additional comments?

    Well written tight plot, terrifically narrated by Daniel Wyman. Character development was excellent, this book contained all the necessary elements of a good and very satisfying thriller suspense novel. Absolutely recommend!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michele B Olympic Peninsula, WA 05-09-16
    Michele B Olympic Peninsula, WA 05-09-16 Member Since 2013

    Dreamseeker

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    "This was just a boring, slightly skanky, book."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would recommend that a friend NOT read this book. There is so much FILLER, so little plot. The villain endlessly reads and re-reads his old texts to the woman who rejected him ...I started skipping ahead. kiss, kiss, kiss...ad nauseum.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Peter James again?

    Yes, I like Peter James, mostly, although he does a terrible job with female characters. This guy doesn't get women, not at all. They're all slightly stupid and vengeful and shallow, even the ones he pretends to really like. But I can overlook that...usually I enjoy the Roy Grace novels. Just not this one.


    What about Daniel Weyman’s performance did you like?

    He did an heroic job with terrible material.


    Was Want You Dead worth the listening time?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I was disappointed...I always read reviews before I buy and this time it seemed as though everyone was either delusional or lying.

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    barry 04-09-15
    barry 04-09-15
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    "Great read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book was better than the trilogy series which was very good that included Chessmen


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ozifarmer Gippsland, Australia 10-21-14
    Ozifarmer Gippsland, Australia 10-21-14
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    "Peter James at his brilliant best"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Want You Dead to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version so can't tell.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really enjoy the characters in this series and love watching them develop. Add that to a brilliant storyline and there's nothing to dislike.


    What about Daniel Weyman’s performance did you like?

    He seems to get across the different personalities very well.


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    Luton Beds, United Kingdom
    6/19/14
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    "Very disappointing"
    What disappointed you about Want You Dead?

    Predictable flat characters, cliched bedroom scenes, too long to reach the end only to find I guessed the ending two chapters in!


    What was most disappointing about Peter James’s story?

    It is quite the worst novel he has written - almost as though he has run out of new ideas. Sad because I have really enjoyed his work in the past.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Daniel Weyman?

    Yes the poor chap made a reasonably good job of what he had to work with ( apart from the 'husky' women's voices!)


    What character would you cut from Want You Dead?

    On this occasion - all of them!


    Any additional comments?

    The main character is a woman called 'Red' apparently her real name. She advertises for a date in the personal column, he turns out to be your friendly neighbourhood psychopath ...

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Richard
    6/18/14
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    "Riveting Read!"
    What did you like most about Want You Dead?

    That the story remains a constant roller coaster throughout, there isn't needless downtime or lengthy overtly descriptive passages. Just good solid story that keeps you gripped.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bryce, the nasty piece of work! He is THE baddy in this book. I loved how quick and clever he was to get what he wanted from Red. How he faltered on the edge of insanity, and it chilled me to the bone to imagine there are very well people like him out there on the internet.


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

    This is my first time hearing Daniel and he read the book wonderfully!


    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Mary
    Brisbane, Australia
    9/6/14
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    "Thriller with a fiery theme"
    Any additional comments?

    Threads in Roy Grace’s personal life are interwoven and add depth to the story of his latest case, which is a fast-paced action-detection-horror-warning against thoughtless use of social media. Daniel Weyman’s performance develops the suspense well.
    Red Westwood lives to regret meeting Bryce through a dating site. Eventually the obsessed lover becomes a hunter who keeps her in his sights while he eliminates all around her whom he considers to be his enemies. At first it seems that Roy and the team are not going to be able to track the man down – he has some very tricky moves – and that Roy may not survive to stay on the scent, but a satisfying conclusion is reached after many plot twists and turns.
    Although this is another heart-pounding journey, following a terrifying criminal, of the kind we are used to from Peter James, I must say that I am tired of the character Pugh who is developing into another of the ‘unworthy, self-seeking, dumb officer who rises to the top’ stereotypes that litter the police procedural genre. This grumble aside, I thoroughly recommend ‘Want You Dead’ to all lovers of a good thriller

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Sally
    Newport, United Kingdom
    9/5/14
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    "Time for Roy Grace to retire"

    This book was awful. I used to really enjoy the Roy Grace series but it has been a case of diminishing returns for some time now. I've hung on because I wanted to know what happened to Sandy, and I also hoped maybe things would improve. However, I think it's time to give up on this series. This book had an unbelievable plot, a victim for whom I had no sympathy and a villain who was annoying beyond believe and had a portfolio of skills that defied belief! The actions of both the police and the victim were often so stupid they had me shouting at my iPod - drawing a few strange looks on the bus. (I'm being stalked by a super human psycho so I'll go off on my own to show someone around a house and I won't leave the real contact deals. For goodness sake.) The Sandy plotline has been drawn out for so long I have stopped caring.
    All in all, this is a book to avoid and I think maybe it's time Roy Grace calls it a day.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Elinor Quinn
    Hampshire, England
    7/7/14
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    "Roy Grace escapes death again; for how long?"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes; Peter James' books are well-researched and have the ring of authenticity.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    That is hard to say. Roy Grace is appealing but I do find Glen Branson interesting. Also, there is a kind of fascination with Sandy, the presumed-dead wife.


    What about Daniel Weyman’s performance did you like?

    He has a good voice and gets into the parts well.


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

    Some of it made me laugh, but I did not want to cry. I am eager to find how the Sandy Lohmann story line continues.


    Any additional comments?

    I am looking forward to the next Roy Grace novel, which is probably the best recommendation.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    sunderand, United Kingdom
    6/9/14
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    "poor"

    The worst in the series by some margin. What an anticlimax to the long drawn out scenario about his ex. Nothing original about the plot.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Nicholas
    7/17/14
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    "Worst ever!!"
    Would you try another book written by Peter James or narrated by Daniel Weyman?

    Yes as this is the only one of the series that I have been disappointed with


    Would you ever listen to anything by Peter James again?

    yes


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

    profound disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    I have been purchasing 2 audiobooks a month on Audible by subscription for the best part of 10 years now including the complete set of the Roy Grace novels.
    This one is, by a country mile, the worst book that I have ever bought.
    A massive disappointment!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Nicholas
    poulton le fylde, Lancashire, United Kingdom
    7/8/14
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    "Largely enjoyable"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes but with caveats.


    If you’ve listened to books by Peter James before, how does this one compare?

    A rather implausible story but enjoyable. I don't listen to the Roy Grace books expecting a forensically detailed account of a police case.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Nothing


    Do you think Want You Dead needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    This book is part of a series, another one would be nice.


    Any additional comments?

    I found the mechanisms and styles used to create suspense rather irritating. I don't recall being irritated by the previous books in this manner..

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Shelagh
    Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
    7/6/14
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    "Worst one of Roy Grace Series"
    What did you like best about Want You Dead? What did you like least?

    It finally solved the problem with Sandy


    Would you ever listen to anything by Peter James again?

    Yes


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

    Gives the characters an identity


    Was Want You Dead worth the listening time?

    no, far too much of the book on the killer and at times the actions of the intended victim was unbelievable


    Any additional comments?

    Not sure if I will buy another Roy Grace unless the story line looks very goood

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Janice
    Wallington, United Kingdom
    6/26/14
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    "Too predictable"

    I've listened to all of Peter James previous Roy Grace "Dead" books, which is a great series following a similar format about a crime-fighting detective in Brighton. It would be advisable to listen to the books in the right order.
    This latest book "Want your Dead" has a far-fetched and one-dimensional storyline about a woman being stalked by a crazy previous lover. Although Grace's impending wedding features, plus the rather tedious saga of Sandy (his previous wife) who decides to turn up at the wedding, the events follow a predictable format, and the ending just as you might expect.
    However, the narrator was excellent, he has a brilliant range of voices.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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