Down Among the Dead

A Chief Inspector Frank Parade Wartime Mystery
Narrated by: Aubrey Parsons
Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
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It's 1940 - France has fallen, and Britain stands alone against the might of the German war machine; a fierce battle for supremacy of the air rages in the skies as the Battle of Britain hits full stride.

For Chief Inspector Frank Parade and his much-depleted team, there are many challenges to policing the small Welsh mining village of Gilfach Goch, for while miles away from the theatres of war, the home front faces unique challenges of its own. The wartime demands thrown on the country mean that each officer in Parade’s team must do the work of two men - three even.

Soon, the already overwhelming workload is increased when not one, but two bodies turn up, and Parade finds himself having to investigate two murders as well as cope with everything else thrown his way.

©2017 Gary Dobbs (P)2019 Gary Dobbs
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Great Listen!

Not usually a genre I'm drawn to, but this one is very well written and had me hooked in the first Chapter or so.
Not to mention, I could listen to this narrator's voice for hours happily. Completely transported!

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once again wonderful!!!

sitting here tapping my foot waiting for next book on audio! love these books ! all the twists and turns. have you holding your breath to see what happened next!

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LOVED IT!

What’s not to love. A historical crime story about a detective trying to solve two separate murders in one small village during World War II. Between Artful Dodger and the Germans bombing local pubs. Sergeant parade has his hands full. A widow is dad AN three months pregnant yet no one knows of her having a male friend. A high-level coworker gets his facemask then and nobody even remember seeing him. Will sergeant parade and Lieutenant Llewellyn be able to solve the crimes.

I hope they have a book too. I love Lieutenant parade and his sidekick Sergeant Llewellyn. The author wrote them to be a little different but a lot like everyone else. Just normal people trying to make it through World War II. I loved it, I loved Aubrey Parsons now ration he is one of my favorites. I recommend this book to anyone who likes crime, not to mention history because they have it weed throughout the story. True history in a fictional story I love that. Did I mention I love this book. You will too!

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A Classic Sherlock Holme style story

I thought it was a classic Detective tale with the addition of the drama on people living in an area during a war.
The Narrator had the perfect voice for this type of book.

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Decent story with good characters. Good back drop with the world at that time period. As usual excellent narration by Aubrey Parsons.

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Awesome story

The writing and narration are both equally impeccable in this great little mystery tale. Very enjoyable.

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Crime does not pay

This book is what the old crime novels were all about, reminded me of the Sherlock Holmes mystery stories. Exceptional story and I loved the narrator, super. Thank you

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  • Wazza
  • 03-08-20

Highly recommended

This surprised me as was not expecting such a good book. Really enjoyed this one!

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  • MRSHUMPHREYJR
  • 01-24-20

a great wartime story

I received a audible copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

It took me a little while to realise that the book was set in the 1940's as the first chapter concentrated on other matters, but the book is a very good tale of crime and murder, and also gives an insight into the conditions people in rural Wales lived in during the war years. The narration is great and very easy to listen to.

I enjoyed the story and am looking forward to hearing more from this author

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  • Tracey Allan
  • 10-13-19

Great story

Enjoyed the story, good plot and flowed wonderfully. Narration spot on as well.
I received this audiobook free in return for an honest unbiased review.
Tracey Allan

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  • Helen
  • 08-31-19

amazing book

It's 1940 - France has fallen, and Britain stands alone against the might of the German war machine; a fierce battle for supremacy of the air rages in the skies as the Battle of Britain hits full stride.
amazing book could not stop listening to it

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  • deafmick
  • 08-30-19

It's very good Aubrey is 100 % it's my first book by Gary Dobbs 4 out of 5

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  • Simon Gibson
  • 08-05-19

Murder, Mystery and Intrigue In WW2 Wales.

A very well crafted, written and narrated police procedural set during World War 2 in a mining area of Wales. The characters are well described and come to life for the listener. The plot is very nicely contrived with several twists and turns. I listened to it without a break as the pace was just right and clues sufficient to keep my continued interest. A very enjoyable and satisfying novel.

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  • Community Review Dogs
  • 02-23-19

Best narration I have heard

A creative book, well scripted. Best narration I have heard in four years of listening.