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Last Seen Wearing

Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
4 out of 5 stars (207 ratings)

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

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.

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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!

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

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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.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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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

14 of 15 people found this review helpful

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  • N
  • 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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  • valerie
  • Detroit, MI, United States
  • 01-12-19

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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  • Gretchen
  • Salinas, CA, United States
  • 04-09-19

Wow!

The music, and full cast of characters made this mystery/suspense exciting and thrilling to listen to. The plot, narration, and music were fantastic. I felt like I was at a theater watching a professional production. I enjoyed this book from beginning to end.

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  • Will
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  • 01-27-19

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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LSW

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

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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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Good story

I enjoyed this story very much. Glad I chose it. Get it, well worth it!

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  • Robert Routledge
  • 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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  • Simon
  • 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.

28 of 31 people found this review helpful

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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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  • steve evans
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • BlackLamb
  • 02-08-19

Oh no. How is this so bad?

Really suprised by the high reviews. I forced my way through it as I had a lot of driving to do and didn’t want to waste a credit but this is a poor story clumsily told (Hewson’s first foray into radio-drama perhaps?) with distractingly over-done performances. An annoying and thinly drawn protaganist stumbles through an investigation into a missing girl full of more sterotypes and crime-tropes than you can shake a clown mask at. No character seems to have any depth, subtlety or realistic reaction to the events unfolding. Difficult to care for anyone. Really disappointed, definitely the worst thing I’ve spent a credit on from Audible. Should have listened to the sample I guess but was convinced by the high ratings. Very confusing. Please do better, Audible! I know you didn’t produce it, but have higher standards please.

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  • T. Lynch
  • 02-15-19

Never guessed the ending

This was a great weeks listen on the way to work. The plot was complicated, but not too much to listen to whilst driving, and I really loved not guessing the ending. The plot had lots of twists and turns which kept me listening and made me want to tune in the next day

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  • Susan Rogers
  • 01-29-19

Am surprised at the high ratings

I have given up on this one after listening to about a quarter of the book. The performances sound "over-acted", there are irritating sounds effects throughout and extremely irritating "suspense music" between scenes/chapters. Whether this spoiled me being able to get into the story or not, I don't know, but I found the story far fetched in places and reached a point where I didn't really care where the plot was going.

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  • jan mitchell
  • 01-26-19

rivetting<br />

from the start and to the very end. and well acted plenty of twist
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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

review

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

Last seen wearing

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.

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