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Death Is for the Dying

A John Handful Novel, Book 3
Narrated by: Anthony Goring
Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
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Archie Andrews tries the new cologne his new girlfriend gave him for his birthday. He goes out to get some food for his birthday party and is later found dead near the vicinity of his apiary.  

With no clues, no suspects, and no idea how he died, the Suffolk constabulary call their consulting lateral-thinking private detective to assist them in their investigation.  

However, John Handful has a conflict of interests. The new girlfriend of the victim happens to be his ex, Kimberley Ashlyn Gere.

©2016 Andrew Hixson (P)2018 Andrew Hixson

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This book really didn't work for me...

This book really wasn't for me... I never really cared what happened to the characters. There wasn't any reason to, and that is a bad, bad sign. In addition, I found the mystery to be pretty tepid, as in, the mystery wasn't very mysterious. Within just a couple of chapters, there was enough forcasting that I already knew the who/how, long before our "crack" PI figured it out, and he was leagues ahead of the unbelievably dunder-headed Detective Inspector for the police force!
I also found the narration done by Anthony Goring, simply terrible! His delivery was on a par with watching mud harden! It didn't matter whether John Handful's life was being threatened, or he was having a good time in the company of a woman... Anthony Goring just droned on and on and on! I will never pick up another book narrated by him. It was almost painful in its lack of "spark"!
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Death is for the dying

I enjoyed thia short detective story.Anthony Goring was the perfect narrator.I am looking forward to more of this series.I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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  • JEYCEE
  • 08-06-18

Death is for the dying

This book is a very interesting read and one I could not put down. The story was super fast paced and kept me engaged throughout. There was enough back story that I got a strong sense of who John was, where he had been and how he got to where he was.

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  • Karen
  • 08-06-18

Ok

I found this a bit predictable, I'd worked out half way through who had done it, and how, although the why didnt become clear straight away.

I'd listen to the other books in the series, but only if i had nothing else in my library to listen too
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review

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