Jane Tennison
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    Tennison | Lynda La Plante

    Tennison

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Lynda La Plante
    • Narrated By Julie Teal
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    In 1973 Jane Tennison, aged 22, leaves the Metropolitan Police Training Academy to be placed on probationary exercise in Hackney, where criminality thrives. We witness her struggle to cope in a male-dominated, chauvinistic environment, learning fast to deal with shocking situations with no help or sympathy from her superiors. Then comes her involvement in her first murder case. No one witnessed the savage beating of a tragic young girl who, the postmortem reveals, was pregnant when she died.

    Another Disappointment from Lynda LaPlante

    The story is set in the early 1970's but is it a romance, mystery a pastiche? The crime is a rehash that has been written so many times and much be..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 16 2016 by Carmen ()
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    Prime Suspect #1 | Lynda La Plante

    Prime Suspect #1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Lynda La Plante
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
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    (1182)
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    (1056)
    Story
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    If Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison hadn't been a woman, she might not have noticed the victim's shoes…and that they didn't match the size given on the info sheet now so obviously misidentifying the dead blonde as a hooker named Della Mornay. Being so thorough, so good at the details, made Jane a top investigator; being a woman made the boys in the squadron want to see her fall on her face.

    La Plante's first and best Tennyson novel

    I knew the story well but was interested in listening to the book after watching the TV drama series. The narrator is an excellent choice because she ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 07 2012 by Claire (Raleigh, NC, United States)
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    A Face in the Crowd: Prime Suspect #2 | Lynda La Plante

    A Face in the Crowd: Prime Suspect #2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Lynda La Plante
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (159)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
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    The victim was young. Female. And black. Her skull had been smashed in, her face decomposed beyond all recognition. But for Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison, the corpse that had just been found in one of London's poorest communities was only the beginning of a case that would tear apart an already divided city…and embroil the gritty cop and her force in a hotbed of racial strife, shocking accusations, and sudden, wrenching violence. But Jane Tennison was not a woman who let anything get in the way of her passion for justice.

    Character voices confusing

    The story was engaging and interesting
    The narrator was fine except that she had to do so many different male voices it became quite difficult to..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 11 2016 by Debra (Saskatoon, Canada)
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    Silent Victims: Prime Suspect #3 | Lynda La Plante

    Silent Victims: Prime Suspect #3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Lynda La Plante
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (133)
    Performance
    (119)
    Story
    (118)

    The drag queen named Vera Reynolds swayed on-stage singing "Falling in Love Again". And a 16-year-old boy lay in Vera's fire-engulfed apartment… very, very dead. He was a "rent boy", a sex-for-hire street kid who catered to the tastes of special customers. It was the kind of murder Soho's Vice Squad saw often. But the influential do-gooder who was a prime suspect in this one made the young boy's death different - a ticking bomb able to blast open the nasty, secret lives of politicians, judges... and cops.

    Not what I was hoping for at the end

    I didn't like the main character very much. But I did read all 3 of the prime suspect books so I liked her well enough to read them all. When she be..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 15 2016 by RFarmer ()