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  • Raven Black

  • Book One of the Shetland Island Quartet
  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,081
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,881
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,876

It is a cold January morning, and Shetland lies beneath a deep layer of snow. Trudging home, Fran Hunter's eye is drawn to a splash of color on the frozen ground, ravens circling above. It is the strangled body of her teenage neighbor, Catherine Ross. The locals on the quiet island stubbornly focus their gaze on one man - loner and simpleton Magnus Tait.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great start to series, no audio problems anymore

  • By Mark on 03-28-17

Ok book

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Reviewed: 09-16-15

I was hoping this book would really grab me but that was not to be. It's just ok. I got it on Audible so I could listen as I was working around the house. This is the first Ann Cleeves I've read. I love the Vera TV show which is based on her other series. I still may try one of those. Gordon Griffin does do a good job narrating.

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