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Publisher's Summary

It's a private eye’s job to dig up secrets. But what if those secrets turn out to be her own?

It’s been two years since Dinah Collins left the NYPD in disgrace, forced out for digging too deeply into the sudden disappearance of a fellow cop—her brother, Danny. Now, scraping by as a PI, Dinah is hired to find a young woman, Lucy Fisher, who vanished on Halloween, last seen wearing a creepy costume.

As she pursues a deadly trail of clues, Dinah will find she’s faced with a terrible choice: If she can only save one person, Danny or Lucy, who will it be?

Last Seen Wearing is a novel-length, full-cast dramatic production and the latest gripping crime story from internationally best-selling author David Hewson.

Last Seen Wearing is performed by: Laurence Bouvard as Dinah Collins; John Guerrasio as Mike Collins; Stuart Milligan as Tom Fisher; Lorelei King as Caroline Fisher; Martin T. Sherman as Frank Taylor; Vaughn Johseph as Ben Campbell; Lachele Carl as Lenora Parks; Danielle Lewis as Jillian Delano; Thomas Stroppel as Curtis Mason; Paul Panting as Edward Marchant; Adeila Leiro as Rose Martinez; Jared Zeus as Danny Collins; Samantha Dakin as Lucy Fisher. With additional performances by David Brooks, Garrick Hagon, Katie Harper, Antonio Mattera, Isabella Mattera, Oleg Mirochnikov, William Roberts, and Liza Ross. 

©2019 David Hewson (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

Our favorite moments from Last Seen Wearing

Dinah tells Dad about her new case.
"…waiting on someone to dig up a set of bones."
Confrontation with "Mr. Man"
Lucy sings,"Last Seen Wearing"

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About the Author

David Hewson left school at the age of 17 to become a cub reporter on the Scarborough Evening News, and over the next two decades worked as a journalist for The Times, The Independent and The Sunday Times. A resident of Canterbury, England, he never lost the desire to write fiction, or his love of the world’s different cities. His first book, Semana Santa, now reissued as Death in Seville, appeared in 1995 and was later turned into a movie. Hewson has written more than 20 books since 1995.

David has been an integral part of Audible Originals for more than a decade, beginning with The Chopin Manuscript (2008 Audie Award winner for Audiobook of the Year) and including three projects based on the works of Shakespeare: Macbeth: A Novel; Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel (Audible’s 2014 Audiobook of the Year); and Romeo and Juliet: A Novel.

Photo by Dingena Mol/Crimezone

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A delightful listen!

For me, full cast audio plays are one of the best things about Audible, and this is an excellent example. Wonderfully produced with scene-setting sound effects that enhance without intruding and enough character building that the individuals stand out clearly, this one is also full length so not a one-sitting listen. Like most people I think, I listen while doing other things so I don't want a story that requires my full attention but rather stays interesting and makes other tasks less mundane whether its driving, exercising or housework. This fits the bill exactly!

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loved everything about this one!

If you've ever wondered what it must'vee been like listening to a program on the radio before TV, this surely must be as close as well ever get to enjoying that experience. What a treat! The story was good and the actors were superb! Give this one a go...you won't be sorry.

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  • 02-15-19

Interesting performance

Story line a bit hard to follow but good. Performance is more like a theatre production than novel. Interesting approach

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Wow, what a book!

Superior all the way from the opening line until the final train sounds.
Exciting plot, narration is first class
I really enjoy these Audible productions

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Really enjoyed the Old Time Radio style.

If you've ever listened to Old Time Radio shows...you will enjoy how this book is performed with all the sounds that bring the book to life.

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Interesting

It was an OK story but a great performance. I liked the sound effects. It was difficult to tell some of the characters apart but it wasn't so bad that it took away from the story.

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Created especially for Audible

Author David Hewson is behind some of my favorite "audio-first" projects like Macbeth: A Novel and Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel in which he and co-creator A. J. Hartley brilliantly re-imagined two of Shakespeare's classics. Last Seen Wearing is something quite different and is even more audio-centric. Here, Hewson, in this full-cast production, takes on NYC with a crime story unlike anything else you've listened to. If you're a fan of TV shows featuring cops, PI's, and detectives you'll want to check this one out. Warning: If listening while driving, take care to ignore random sirens and car horns—you're not (likely) getting pulled over by the fuzz or being tailgated by an 18-wheeler.

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Incredible performance, great story with lots twists!
Highly recommended. A must listen for any mystery lover.

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Live Action!

I had no idea this book included lots of sound effects and live action! Once I figured it out it was interesting and a different way to listen to a book--a little loud on occasion!

Story was good, actors were good, I think the ending could have been better but maybe there's a sequel in mind.

If you like twists and turns in your crime books, this one is for you!

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Maybe too many cooks in the Kitchen.

This was okay, I think it may have been too many, voices on this project, and I'm still on the fence with all the sound effects. the story was very predictable, kind of knew the ending before it ended. In all Good performance, I just thought the story was believable, and basic forensic knowledge made me yell at my Jeep's Stereo multiple times.

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  • 01-10-19

Bouvard Stars In New York PI Thriller!

This is another high-quality audio production from Audible Studios. The star of the show for me was Laurence Bouvard as feisty cop turned PI Dinah Collins. She's very impressive and ably supported by the whole cast who all play their parts very well. The production values overall and the soundscape are maybe not quite as impressive as some of the other recent productions but it's still pretty good. The brief snatches of incidental music may annoy some but I actually found them good little breaks to assimilate the preceding events.

The story itself is a classic Private Investigator drama with enough twists, turns and patches of action to keep most thriller aficionados happy. The female take on it with her family in the background works very well and the chemistry between Dinah and her cantankerous father adds genuine warmth. In addition, the traditional opposition from a senior police officer that's a hallmark of these dramas is provided by Lachele Carl as Lenora Parks.

Put it all together and this is a very worthwhile listen and a great way to spend a credit. The time passed very quickly listening to it which is always a very good sign.

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  • Robert Routledge (elsydon).
  • 01-13-19

Absolutely fabulous listen *NOT* to be missed

A riveting compelling story full of twists and turns it will keep you guessing fabulous.

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  • Ron
  • 01-22-19

Keeps You Listening

Excellent twisting plot, very well presented/produced. Very enjoyable (But a bit grisly) as an Audio book.

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  • Gail
  • 01-13-19

Excellent listen

This format was a first for me and I loved it. I did struggle initially and think this was because i wasn't used to it but soon settled into the background noises that enhanced the storyline. As to the story - I listened continuously almost - couldn't bear not to keep listening cos i needed to know what would happen next. I did guess the baddie and the end but it didn't detract from my enjoyment. All actors/narrators were very good. Music and sound effects just improved the whole experience. Will definitely try another one.

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  • ebizzer
  • 05-04-19

Excellent

Listening to these productions with multiple narrators, spatial sound etc. kind of makes me wonder if I can ever return to a book with just one narrator. But as the quantity is quite scarce, I guess I have to. This was an excellent story, and the audio and the sound effects were just awesome! Almost felt like watching a movie without the picture (that sounds boring, but I mean it in a positive way). Loved everything about it! Very sad it is over.

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  • 02-08-19

Sorry..not impresssed

Found this hard to follow..and the performance style was just not for me. I love audiobooks rather than semi radio plays and for me this somehow had the worst elements of each format.. Also found the story slow and it never captured my imagination as it did for other reviewers..colour me disappointed!

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  • Barbara Gannon
  • 07-26-20

Great story

I really enjoyed the story, the actors were engaging. The was a good pace to the story and it kept you hooked. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys crime stories.

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  • Carol Chapman
  • 03-12-20

loved it

loved it, my second audiobook and I really enjoyed it , really enjoyed the dramatic way it unfolded

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  • Natalie
  • 09-12-19

Loved it

At first I wasn't so sure I would like simply because it's a dramatisation and I wasn't used to listening to books recorded like this, but within a few minutes I was so engrossed by the story that I adjusted and got used to it. I just wished that this was the start to a series of books based on the main character an ex cop turned private eye and has plenty of twist and turns right till the end.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-14-19

disappointed

I was so looking forward to this book but the narration really spoiled it for me, it was harsh and very shrill.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-06-19

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Quite a different way to present an audio book, like it's the audio of a movie. not easy listen to.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-27-19

Not impressed

A reasonable story line but very unrealistic dialogue between the characters The actors seemed to be over acting showing extreme emotions where not warranted A very "hamy" show

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  • Matthew
  • 04-14-19

Good listening with a steaming cup of something.

I appreciate this medium of storytelling and entertainment.
The production value good, with sound effects supplying a corporeality the central character/narrator’s experience; prioritising narrative over atmosphere.

The story with its twists & turns is cleverly executed and satisfying, we the listener have vicariously shared the hard work of our detective protagonist, feeling a sense of accomplishment.
Told in a prosaic style that is easy to follow, avoiding the pitfalls of embellished emotional description.

Without spoiling it, the main plot’s loose thread is revealed after the principle arch is concluded, in a postface which is rather lacklustre in explanation and ending.
The weakest part of the work.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-14-19

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not bad but lots of back ground noises which made it difficult to hear the story sometimes. didn't like the ending. it felt a little lost at the end lie the author didn't really know how to finish the story.

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  • JD
  • 01-28-19

Loved the sound effects

Like listening to the old radio plays. Good twists but a little far fetched at times. Enjoyed the read.

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  • Avril
  • 01-15-19

1st book listens to with multiple narrators

I found it a bit hard to get the context of the story where the character's where and what was happening around them. It took a while too get in to but loved it in the end.

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  • Esther Roadnight
  • 01-22-19

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Very different having all the characters playing their part and having all the background noises. Very off putting to start, but gradually got used to it. I reserve my judgement as to whether or not this is the better way to present an audible book.

In saying that a great story from an author I haven’t read/listened to before.