William Monk
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  • 1

    The Face of a Stranger: A William Monk Novel #1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
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    (396)
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    A tragic accident leaves Inspector Monk with amnesia just moments after he solves the murder of a popular Crimean war hero. Forced to redo his entire investigation, a frustrated Monk faces a desperate murderer who will do anything to keep the inspector from discovering the truth twice.

    connie says: "promising start to the series"
    promising start to the series

    I'm very glad to see this first book of the Inspector Monk series on Audible. Every time I finish an Anne Perry mystery I wish she had edited the thi..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 09 2010 by connie (Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada)
  • 2

    A Dangerous Mourning: A William Monk Novel #2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (328)
    Performance
    (228)
    Story
    (219)

    When the beautiful daughter of Sir Basil Moidore is stabbed to death in her bed, Inspector Monk and Nurse Latterly uncover a tale of shame and scandal that threatens to destroy a powerful London dynasty.

    gwennieg says: "A Dangerous Mourning"
    A Dangerous Mourning

    This is the first book in the William Monk series to which I have listened and I absolutely loved it. I intend to listen to as many of the series as ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 08 2009 by gwennieg (Burney, CA USA)
  • 3

    Defend and Betray: A William Monk Novel #3

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
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    (283)
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    (191)
    Story
    (195)

    Ten people gather together for an elegant London dinner party. By the end of the party, only nine are alive. Sometime after dinner, General Thaddeus Carlyon is brutally murdered in the hallway. Who had the strength - and motive - to murder the distinguished military hero? Nurse Latterly and Inspector Monk find the answers in a nightmarish legacy of evil.

    Jean says: "Defend and Betray"
    Defend and Betray

    Davina Porter is becoming one of my favorite narrators. This is the third book in the Monk series. This book has more to do with Hester and the attor..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 22 2011 by Jean (Santa Cruz, CA, United States)
  • 4

    A Sudden, Fearful Death

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (241)
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    (135)
    Story
    (137)

    Anne Perry's Victorian murder mysteries have enthralled millions with their evocative atmosphere and finely-crafted suspense. Now, in this mesmerizing best seller, the star of these mysteries, Inspector William Monk, returns to solve the most heartbreaking case of his career.

    Nina says: "Oh, yummy, yummy -- another great Anne Perry"
    Oh, yummy, yummy -- another great Anne Perry

    I'm not normallly a fan of Victorian anything, including mysteries. But Anne Perrry is such an incredible writer that I always jump on her latest and..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 07 2005 by Nina (Arlington, VA, USA)
  • 5

    The Sins of the Wolf: A William Monk Novel #5

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (204)
    Performance
    (147)
    Story
    (146)

    When her wealthy Scottish employer dies of an overdose of heart medication, Nurse Latterly is charged with murder and locked up in Newgate Prison. To save his friend from the gallows, Inspector Monk works feverishly to identify a cold-blooded killer in the victim's greatly admired - and coolly silent - family.

    Jean says: "The Sins of the Wolf"
    The Sins of the Wolf

    Davina Porter does a great job in narrating this book. She makes the story come to life. This book has Hester charged with murder facing the gallows...Show More »

    Reviewed on October 20 2011 by Jean (Santa Cruz, CA, United States)
  • 6

    Cain His Brother

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    • By Anne Perry
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    Not Available on Audible.com Why not?

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  • 7

    Weighed in the Balance

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    • By Anne Perry
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  • 8

    The Silent Cry

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    • By Anne Perry
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  • 9

    A Breach of Promise

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    • By Anne Perry
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  • 10

    The Twisted Root

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    • By Anne Perry
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  • 11

    Slaves of Obsession

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    • By Anne Perry
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  • 12

    Funeral in Blue: A William Monk Novel #12

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (68)

    The headlines were gruesome: two beautiful women found strangled in the studio of a well-known London artist. To investigator William Monk and his wife Hester, the murders are a nightmare. One of the victims is an obscure artist's model. The other is the wife of Hester's cherished colleague, distinguished surgeon Dr. Kristian Beck, a Viennese emigre who swiftly becomes the principal suspect.

    Charles says: "Disappointing"
    Disappointing

    Anne Perry takes us to Vienna in this novel and the plot revolves around the revolutions of 1848 in continental Europe. This is not a successful theme..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 16 2011 by Charles (Santa Fe, NM, United States)
  • 13

    Death of a Stranger: A William Monk Novel #13

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (51)

    For the prostitutes of Leather Lane, nurse Hester Monk's clinic is a lifeline, providing medicine, food, and a modicum of peace - especially since lately their ailments have escalated from bruises and fevers to broken bones and knife wounds. At the moment, however, the mysterious death of railway magnate Nolan Baltimore in a sleazy neighborhood brothel overshadows all else.

    Nina says: "Perry is without par"
    Perry is without par

    She's done it again. Interwoven several story lines and even some breathtaking action while contrasting the mores and beliefs of Victorian England. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 01 2008 by Nina (Arlington, VA, USA)
  • 14

    The Shifting Tide: A William Monk Novel #14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (50)

    William Monk knows London's streets like the back of his hand; after all, they are where he earns his living. But the river Thames and its teeming docks - where towering schooners and clipper ships unload their fabulous cargoes and wharf rats and night plunderers ply their trades - is unknown territory.

    Brenda says: "The Shifting Tide"
    The Shifting Tide

    This is one of my favorite Anne Perry novels. She had me from the first word to the last. I really liked the characters. There was humor and wit, sadn..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 17 2009 by Brenda (Cleburne, TX, United States)
  • 15

    Dark Assassin: A William Monk Novel #15

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (116)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (76)

    A superintendent in the Thames River Police, William Monk is on a patrol boat near Waterloo Bridge when he and his men notice a young couple standing at the bridge railing, apparently engaged in an intense discussion. The woman waves her arms and places her hands on the man's shoulders. A caress or a push? He grasps hold of her.

    Professor Sombrero says: "Brought to life"
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  • 16

    Execution Dock

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    Overall
    (138)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (70)

    On Jericho Phillips' floating brothel, sex slaves are forced to endure unspeakable acts. Now one such soul, 13-year-old Fig, is found with his throat cut, his tortured body tossed into the river. Commander William Monk of the River Police swears that Phillips will hang for this abomination. But the miscreant is as wily as he is monstrous, and his wealthy clients seem far beyond the reach of the law.

    Marjorie says: "Ruined by the narrator"
    Ruined by the narrator

    I have enjoyed many other Anne Perry stories, especially those read by Davina Porter. This one was marred by a terrible reading by David Colacci. I ..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 07 2010 by Marjorie (Montrose, NY, United States)
  • 17

    Acceptable Loss: A William Monk Novel #17

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    Overall
    (116)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (104)

    When the body of a small-time crook named Mickey Parfitt washes up on the tide, no one grieves; far from it. But William Monk, commander of the River Police, is puzzled by the expensive silk cravat used to strangle Parfitt. How did this elegant scarf - whose original owner was obviously a man of substance - end up imbedded in the neck of a wharf rat who richly deserved his sordid end? Dockside informers lead Monk to what may be a partial answer - a floating palace of corruption on the Thames managed by Parfitt, where a captive band of half-starved boys is forced to perform....

    connie says: "#17 - and it shows..."
    #17 - and it shows...

    If you're new to Hester/Monk novels, start with the early ones, which are much better and introduce the characters well.

    #17 - the good n..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 19 2011 by connie (Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada)
  • 18

    A Sunless Sea: William Monk, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (187)
    Performance
    (159)
    Story
    (158)

    As commander of the River Police, Monk is accustomed to violent death, but the mutilated female body found on Limehouse Pier one chilly December morning moves him with horror and pity. The victim’s name is Zenia Gadney. Her waterfront neighbors can tell him little - only that the same unknown gentleman had visited her once a month for many years. She must be a prostitute, but - described as quiet and kempt - she doesn’t appear to be a fallen woman. What sinister secrets made poor Zenia worth killing?

    A User says: "Riveting"
    Riveting

    I love the Monk books.

    Reviewed on October 12 2012 by A User ()
  • 19

    Blind Justice

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (143)
    Performance
    (124)
    Story
    (123)

    In Blind Justice, mystery abounds in London as Hester Monk, wife of Thames River Police Commander William Monk, questions Abel Taft - a charismatic preacher accused of extortion. Taft appears guilty as sin, but his trial explodes when a star witness drops a bombshell that has the Monks scrambling to save their dear friend Oliver Rathbone.

    Nancy J says: "Excellent Victorian Mystery /Legal Thriller"
    Excellent Victorian Mystery /Legal Thriller

    Although Audible is not listing it as such, "Blind Justice " is a William Monk story, the 19th in the series. The story focuses primarily on Monk an..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 07 2013 by Nancy J (Tornado Alley OK)
  • 20

    Blood on the Water: William Monk, Book 20

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By David Colacci
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    (23)
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    (21)
    Story
    (20)

    In her twentieth William Monk mystery, she brings us to London's grand Mayfair mansions, where the arrogant masters of the Western world hold sway - and to the teeming Thames waterfront, where one summer afternoon, Monk witnesses the horrifying explosion of the pleasure boat Princess Mary, which takes nearly two hundred of the merrymakers on board to their deaths. The tragedy is no accident.

    Amazon Customer says: "Blood On the Water-one of the better Anne Perry's."
    Blood On the Water-one of the better Anne Perry's.

    I will listen to this one again. Great story, wonderful performance and easy to listen to.

    Reviewed on October 19 2014 by Amazon Customer (Summerville, Sc)