Going Underground

Jonathan Roper Investigates Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Michael Healy
Series: Jonathan Roper Investigates, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
4.0 out of 5 stars (48 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A spate of murders, deranged scientists, and heavily armed mercenaries - little wonder there's a state of panic at Scotland Yard.   

Chief Inspector Brian Hooley has a plan, and it won't make him popular. He wants to bring back autistic detective Jonathan Roper. Currently suspended on misconduct charges, his condition, coupled with a relentless work ethic, makes Roper a unique investigator with observational skills that allow him to see what others miss. But he is also a complex man who doesn't get social boundaries, and plenty of his colleagues just don't like him.  

Hooley doesn't care about that. He knows Roper is the one to make a difference.  

What follows is a roller-coaster ride, with the veteran cop about to find out what it's like to be the subject of Roper's unflinching gaze as his personal habits face intense scrutiny. 

This special relationship is warmly observed and provides a comic contrast to a darkly compelling story where the pair is pushed to the limit.

©2017 Michael Leese (P)2018 Tantor

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Awesome

Loved the story and the relationship between the main characters. A relationship that requires work can be good for you.

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Unexpected Likable Thriller

Jonathan Roper is autistic and it's really hard for him to make friends, but I like how he assembled the strange clues to make sense of this crime. With Detective Chief Inspector Brian Hooley of Scotland Yard, helping Jonathan they are a good team and sometimes a difficult colleague. I wasn't sure if I would like to listen to this audiobook but gave it a chance and I'm glad I did.

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Interest, but complicated

Enjoyable reading with an unusual twist. Roper is very well developed character and the author used his skills well.

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Terrible sound quality.

I couldn’t listen to it. Yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy uuuu uuuu uuuu uuuu uuuu kkkk non jolly B.B. he kk

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  • A. Atterbury
  • 04-17-19

one to avoid,

both the book and the narrator. Full of seemingly unnecessary violence, shallow character building and bad research. ie treating autism as a kind of super brainiac thing rather than a disability. Finished it because Amazon seems to have gone on the blink so l couldnt swap it. Its decided me to give up on audible.

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  • Deborah A.
  • 05-07-19

Brilliant

While I found this a bit hard to get into initially, I actually think it's an excellent book and very well written. Well worth it!

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  • Mrs
  • 11-08-18

Gripping

This book held my attention by its sharp twists and turns, together with the sensitive characteristics of its two lead characters. In parts it even made me smile a very insightful book.

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  • 10-23-18

massacred by the narrator

I suspect that this was a great book ruined. I may just read the rest

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  • 04-02-19

OK Story, Shocking Narrator

This is a good police procedural story. but the narrator is terrible. This story is set in London, and i would bet good money that this guy is not english, his accents are terrible and really draw focus away from moments which should be authentic and gripping. I would maybe recommend reading the book, but the audiobook is a dud, which is a shame, because there is a whole series here.