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Publisher's Summary

A dead witness. A forgotten crime. Hamish Macbeth never had it so hard as in this newest Highlands mystery!

When a local woman tells Sergeant Hamish Macbeth that she doesn't remember what happened the previous evening, he's not unduly worried. After all, she's been out drinking and he'd prefer not to be bothered with such an arrogant and annoying woman. But when her body is discovered in a ditch, Hamish is forced to investigate a crime that the only known witness - now dead - has forgotten....

©2013 M.C. Beaton (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • j west
  • 08-17-17

bring back David.

Graeme Malcolm did NOT sound anything like Hamish. terrible narration. wierd accents. boring voice. zzzzzz

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  • Mrs Archdeacon
  • 02-25-17

Boringly Narrated

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

Disappointed with the narration

What was most disappointing about M. C. Beaton’s story?

M C Beaton's story is fine but not brought to life by the narration.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Graeme Malcolm?

David Monteath

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Death of Yesterday?

None

Any additional comments?

Accents, dialects, pronunciation and empathy for the characters is missing - if this is your first look at Hamish Macbeth - don't! Start with book one and work your way to this book, which will help in listening to it.

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  • Mary Carnegie
  • 12-23-16

Narration not up to standard.

David Monteath does a much better job on Hamish MacBeth & the characters of these novels. This reader hasn't the range of convincing, differentiated, Scots & foreign accents, and lacks the relaxed gentle voice which fits so well with the Highland setting and pace of life. (This one reads very fast, which is probably a good thing: it avoids closer evaluation of his accents/acting!)

Story is OK, and the trouble is, that when you get into a long series of novels, you don't want to miss out on developments in the life of the recurring characters.

I wouldn't go so far as to avoid a book I wanted to hear on account of this narrator - there are some over-exposed readers I've learned to avoid - but it's just not the same. This bloke sounds English, or Anglo-, so I don't get the same feeling of being back home, or of the same comprehension of that culture and landscape, and WEATHER. Maybe this was designed to appeal to the US market. I've noticed UK, even Scots, writers will use American English (like "pants" for "trousers", a false friend if ever there was one!). Beaton doesn't do this, thank the Lord, although she left home so long ago, you have to wonder how much grasp she's got on 21th century Scotland.

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  • mrs c coates
  • 07-02-16

Sorry but didn't like this narrator

Not one of my favourites I'm afraid I did not like this narrator it detracted from the story and I didn't enough the book. Please bring back David Montieth he captures Hamish Macbeth for me.
Very disappointed.

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  • Carla
  • 08-07-15

Narrator not right for the book

If you could sum up Death of Yesterday in three words, what would they be?

Rip-roaring, fun and exciting

What other book might you compare Death of Yesterday to, and why?

All the other Hamish Macbeth books.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Graeme Malcolm?

David Montieth. He is brilliant on all the other books.

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  • Susan
  • 07-14-15

Please bring back David Monteith as the narrator

The pleasure of this book was diminished by the lack of David Montieth's narration. If the first audio book had had this narrator I would probably stopped listening then.

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  • James D. Lang
  • 09-02-18

Great yarn well told

as always a Mcbeth mystery that also has humour. The murders were more involved that first imagine and story developed Very well

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  • Paula
  • 08-28-18

Brilliant book but!

Loved the book brilliant as usual but they changed the narrator, not as good as the usual one.

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  • Heather
  • 06-20-15

Soporific narration

Just given up listening to this one. Very monotonous narration, completely spoilt my enjoyment. Really enjoy all the Hamish books narrated by David Monteith.

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  • Sarah
  • 12-02-13

I had to do extra ironing!

Would you listen to Death of Yesterday again? Why?

Yes I would listen again as I loved the story and it kept me engaged from the start.

What did you like best about this story?

It wasn't obvious 'who done it' so it kept me guessing until almost the end and even then the plot twists kept coming!

Which character – as performed by Graeme Malcolm – was your favourite?

I enjoyed all of them but Hamish is always a favourite.

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

More smiled from enjoyment than anything.

Any additional comments?

I would definitely choose more from both the author and the narrator.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-18-17

Disappointed with this one

I have the series and thank goodness this is the only one this person read.