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Whispers of the Dead | [Simon Beckett]

Whispers of the Dead

In America to escape the violence that nearly killed him, forensics expert David Hunter has returned to the Body Farm in Tennessee. He needs to know whether he's still up to the job of confronting death. So when his former mentor asks him to accompany him to a crime scene, he agrees. But even he is unprepared for what awaits them in the remote cabin.
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In America to escape the violence that nearly killed him, forensics expert David Hunter has returned to the Body Farm in Tennessee. He needs to know whether he's still up to the job of confronting death. So when his former mentor asks him to accompany him to a crime scene, he agrees. But even he is unprepared for what awaits them in the remote cabin.

The victim has been tortured, the body decomposed beyond recognition. Although fingerprints seem to identify the killer, Hunter is uneasy. Then a second body is found. And it becomes clear that they're dealing with a killer who is dangerously familiar with the intricacies of forensics. Has David Hunter met his match?

©2009 Hunter Publications Ltd; (P)2009 Isis Publishing Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Menacing, beautifully paced and with characters that wouldn't disgrace the incomparable Michael Connelly,this marks Beckett's transition to established star." (Daily Mail)

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    Lia Sutton, Australia 01-26-10
    Lia Sutton, Australia 01-26-10 Member Since 2009

    I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!

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    I really enjoyed this book. The narration and the story line were excellent. I just could not stop listening. The ending was very unpredicatable but still great

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    Mayte a coruña, Spain 03-24-10
    Mayte a coruña, Spain 03-24-10 Member Since 2009
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    I really enjoyed this book ,it kept me on edge from the first to the last second. Superb narration too.

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  • Aileen
    Stockton on Tees, United Kingdom
    5/26/11
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    "Well worth a read"

    Simon Beckett just seems to be getting better and better and this book did not disappoint. Just when you thought you had it all worked out there was a twist and it continued twisting and turning right to the very end. I stayed awake until 2 am because I just couldn't leave it.

    The forensic research that has gone into writing this book has been amazing as has the attention to detail.

    I must commend the narrator who brilliantly switched so effortlessly between different American dialects and the English accent of David Hunter.

    Well worth a read.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Eileen
    Penn, United Kingdom
    4/27/11
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    "I agree - excellent narration!"

    I completely agree with the last reviewer, David Thorpe is an excellent narrator who can adapt his voice to the various characters in the book. I never struggle to distinguish one character from another and this is obvious even within the first 15 minutes! This is the second of the Dr Hunter novels narrated by David Thorpe and he does an excellent job. The story itself moves along at a great pace and this book is as enjoyable as the other two - bring on book four!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Diana
    Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
    12/11/10
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    "Excellent narration!"

    Unlike the other reviewer, I thought the narrator was very good indeed. In fact, I have several other audio books which he has narrated by this and other authors, and what impresses me greatly is his ability with widely differing accents. This particular book calls for American deep-South voices, and, as far as I can tell, he succeeds well and accurately with them. Other books I have heard him read call for a whole range of accents, including Glaswegian and Highland Scottish and each voice is entirely different and easily recognisable from another. As for this book, as ever, Simon Beckett writes an absorbing and tense thriller and I find all his work well written and very satisfying. I look forward to his next one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sophie
    Morden, Surrey, United Kingdom
    3/19/10
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    "Spoiled by the narrator"

    Unfortunately I can't tell you whether this is a good story or not as the narration is so bad I only managed to listen to about the first 5 minutes - such a shame as Simon Becketts previous two books were fabulous. I'll have to buy the book and read it on hols now!

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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