• Dark Assassin

  • By: Anne Perry
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (224 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

On a patrol boat near Waterloo Bridge, police superintendent William Monk notices a young couple engaged in an intense discussion. Seconds later, the two plunge to their deaths in the icy waters of the Thames. Was it an accident, a suicide, or a murder? Ever the investigator, Monk learns that the woman, Mary Havilland, had planned to marry the fair-haired man who shared her fate. He also discovers that Mary's father had recently died in a supposed suicide. But Mary's friends share their own darks suspicions with Monk, who now faces the mysteries surrounding three deaths. Aided by his intrepid wife, Hester, Monk searches for answers. From luxurious drawing rooms where powerful men hatch their unscrupulous plots, to the sewers beneath the city where poor folk fight crippling poverty, Monk must connect the clues before death strikes again.

©2006 Anne Perry (P)2014 Recorded Books

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What a ride!!!!!!!

I just love this series. Anne Perry has really created her world with a solid foundation so she can add characters, change Monk and Hester's jobs, change the area of London they're in, but she always keeps this series evolving which makes it so interesting.
I love these characters and how Ms. Perry makes them act according to their alignment, fleshing out their lives and giving those lives real meaning. These characters feel so "human" to me. So human that at times I hear a whisper, I hear a sound, and feel Hester and Monk...two silver-flash smiles....and then they're gone.

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Whirlwind

This book was a whirlwind of action and excitement from the beginning. Monk and Hester are both adjusting to to roles and circumstances. His as an Inspector with the Thames River Police and hers as a stay at home wife. They've moved and there are many new characters added. My favorite new character was Rose Applegate. She was a breath of fresh air, and delivered my favorite line from the book. Some of my favorite secondary characters have returned. The mystery is multilayered so solving it wasn't easy. It was a wonderful story which offered some potential changes in the series.

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brea DARKNESS ENGULFED US

We are led breathlessly along by the narrator through the twists and turns of a.dark mystery of ,"does she really care?"All the while being crushed by the dark tunnels with their monsters just around the corner.

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William Monk Super fan. I can not get enough.

Great characters. Inerstering murder plots.
Possibly too twisty for some. I appreciate the work put into her writing.

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Not her best

What would have made Dark Assassin better?

A different narrator

What do you think your next listen will be?

An Anne Perry book, but with different narrator.

How could the performance have been better?

Stop the odd way he deepens his voice, better East London, accents, better job doing female voices

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Dark Assassin?

Don't know

Any additional comments?

No