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  • Devil's Peak

  • By: Deon Meyer
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

A young woman makes a terrible confession to a priest. An honorable man takes his own revenge for an unspeakable tragedy. An aging inspector tries to get himself sober while taking on the most difficult case of his career. From this beginning, Deon Meyer weaves a story of astonishing complexity and suspense, as Inspector Benny Griessel faces off against a dangerous vigilante who has everything on his side, including public sympathy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By cristina on 11-02-15

Deon Meyer -- a fresh voice in detective stories!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-19-17

Would you listen to Devil's Peak again? Why?

I did.

What about Simon Vance’s performance did you like?

Simon Vance was the reason I chose this book. Usually listen to him reading Trollope, but he is superb in any genre.

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

I couldn't turn it off, and finished the book in 2 days.

Any additional comments?

Many mystery writers churn out plots that are formulaic and simply boring. Deon Meyer is a fresh voice in the mystery genre. If you have ever been to South Africa or followed its history over the past two centuries, you will quickly realize he has a wealth of material at his disposal to keep his stories interesting.

  • Dead Lions

  • By: Mick Herron
  • Narrated by: Michael Healy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 335
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336

London’s Slough House is where the washed-up MI5 spies go to while away what’s left of their failed careers. The “"low horses", as they’re called, have all disgraced themselves in some way to get relegated here. But now the slow horses have a chance at redemption. An old Cold War-era spy is found dead on a bus outside Oxford, far from his usual haunts. The despicable, irascible Jackson Lamb is convinced Dickie Bow was murdered. As the agents dig into their fallen comrade’s circumstances, they uncover a shadowy tangle of ancient Cold War secrets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Top Ten

  • By Aaron on 01-15-15

Narrator gets bad rap

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-28-17

Any additional comments?

I almost didn't buy this book because initially Healy had been so criticized, and I also am a fan of Gerard Doyle...in fact searching for him is how I originally found this series. However, I listened to books from other genres in between, then came back to this one, and was pleasantly surprised. Healy is a marvelous, gifted reader...able to inject droll irony into passages accentuating the humor. His narration was smart, clever and sprightly....I've added him to my list of favorites.

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