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  • The Wood Beyond

  • Dalziel and Pascoe, Book 15
  • By: Reginald Hill
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

A ravaged wood, a man in uniform long dead - this is not a World War One battlefield but Wanwood House, a pharmaceutical research centre. Peter Pascoe attends his grandmother’s funeral, and scattering her ashes leads him, too, into war-torn woods in search of his great-grandfather, who fought and died in Passchendaele.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Probably the worst Dalziel Pascoe Book

  • By Virginia on 08-12-15

D and P always a delight

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Reviewed: 11-14-16

the narrator is very good and brings familiar characters to life. as usual Reginald Hill's facility with dialogue makes the plot almost irrelevant. wonderful use of language. His regionalisms, combine with historical and literary references to make a challenging and compelling read. I always wonder how many times I miss his nods to other authors or past events.