• Bellows Falls

  • Joe Gunther Mysteries, Book 8
  • By: Archer Mayor
  • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (1,339 ratings)

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Bellows Falls

By: Archer Mayor
Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
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Publisher's Summary

Joe Gunther is sent to the neighboring town of Bellows Falls to investigate harassment allegations against a fellow officer. But as Gunther doggedly pursues the truth, what begins as a seemingly open-and-shut case starts to look more and more like a frame job, and he soon finds himself feeling around the edges of a statewide drug distribution network.

As always, Vermont itself is a major character in Mayor's writing, with Bellows Falls standing in for any number of slowly decaying, once-proud mill towns.

©2013 Archer Mayor (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Police procedural series set in Vermont

There are 28 novels in the Joe Gunther Mysteries series by Archer Mayor. Bellows Falls, #8, is the best of the three I have listened to. It comes very close to achieving a five star rating. It is an excellent suspense mystery.

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Joe Gunther is the man

Joe always finds trouble no matter where he goes. Always ends up staying a night or so in the hospital. He always gets the bad guy no matter how much trouble he has to go through, if all police were like Joe we would live in a much better world.

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another very interesting part of the Joe Gunther s

Tom Taylorson has become Joe Gunther to me and several other people too! he's good

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Takes the Lords name in vain.

and drops f bombs, couldn’t listen any more.
It actually was moving really slow, and I have insomnia, it will put you to sleep, but could not get past the language.

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Joe Gunther series

I stumbled onto this series of books by accident and I'm so glad I did Mister mayor spins one hell of a tale

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Not his strongest

I usually love his books, but this one was not his best. No mystery what so ever.

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Another Great Story

Love the Gunther books. Interesting stories full of action and suspense. Definitely looking forward to the next book.

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Lots o names

I’ve taken to keeping a written list of all the characters. Otherwise, it would be impossible to remember them all. Probably real life does have this many characters in any of the situations Joe finds himself in, but it can be very hard to keep track. I’m also struck by how often in these stories Joe puts other lives at risk. He didn’t think that their quarry might be hiding himself in the crowd? Seriously? I figured that one out. I wonder what the body count is in lives that didn’t have to be lost if Joe hadn’t been careless. And Gail is still the one figuring everything out and coming to everyone’s rescue. Yuck. Having said all of that, I think the writing is tight and the plot is well crafted and it’s great fun to have places described that are so familiar to me. At the same time, I’m learning something new about Vermont all the time this is my home and that makes these books a lot of fun.

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slow moving and dry

Long and dry. Finished it only because j had committed so much to it waiting for it to get good.

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Scenic suspense

Vermont's local history always shines as the author introduces new criminals and crimes in historic old villages of the Joel Gunther series.

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  • Dr H.
  • 01-16-22

my favourite so far!

Enjoyed the descriptive passages about the geography, landscape and history of the places. Personally I like the chase scenes less but it gives a balance to the slower pace chapters. Very engaging and narrator is really one of the best.

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  • Fee
  • 01-27-20

Not the best

Think Joe Gunther is starting to think he’s a superhero. Still enjoyable enough to pass a few hours. The most abrupt end to date and author still telling us about the book at the beginning! Note to authors, if you want to add explanations please do it at the end!

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  • P. Miller
  • 01-17-23

One of the best

The narration was great, the plot was great, fantastic listen all round one of the best!

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  • Ian
  • 12-14-22

loved it!

Good storyline and characters all working well. Excellent reading makes this series a joy to hear.

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  • daniel shaw
  • 04-01-22

another brilliant book

really happy with the books very hooked can't wait for the rest of the series