Left for Dead

A Maeve Kerrigan Novella
Narrated by: Sarah Coomes
Series: Maeve Kerrigan, Book 0.5
Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (228 ratings)

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A violent rapist is attacking women, leaving them for dead on south London streets. When young policewoman Maeve Kerrigan responds to a domestic disturbance, she's horrified to stumble across the latest victim. But as a new recruit - and a female to boot - she'll have to face down not only her own nerves but rampant sexism from her colleagues if she wants to be taken seriously enough to even assist on the case. 

International best seller Jane Casey takes Maeve back to her early days as a rookie police woman in Left for Dead - a brilliant novella sure to delight series fans and new listeners alike.

©2013 Jane Casey (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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Save your time and credits

The story is latter day Nancy Drew with some high school petting thrown in. The narrator reminded me of Bette Davis with her clipped words and what is apparently her idea of a posh British accent. The the most egregious transgression occurred when she was speaking dialogue for a visiting higher echelon police officer with celebrity status and rather dashing physical attributes. She made him sound like an octagenarian pensioner with longstanding COPD. Weak novel, weak narrator.

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Waste of time & $

I've listened to all the Mauve Kerrigan books which I enjoyed. I picked this up because it was half price. Basically, it was a waste of time. Not sure why the author bothered.

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Love these books

A huge fan of this series but sad this book was so short. Great writer and love Maeve!!!

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Dreadful narration made it hard to finish

I bought this for a few dollars, then I realized, much to my dismay, it was narrated by Sarah Coomes. Eeeeek! Her voice is annoying and clipped. I’ve had the misfortune of listening to her before. I wasn’t expecting any improvement; I was right. Actually, Coomes narration is worse than what I remember if that is possible. But the story looked good and it was short book, so I decided to gave it a chance by new author to me, Jane Casey. It was most likely a suspenseful murder mystery but it was painful listening to Coomes. I tried to finish, but all I heard was “blah-blah-blah.”

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Great narration, good character building...

While I found this particular story frustrating because a very smart young police officer was behaving foolishly, I enjoyed the overall experience enough to want to read more books in the series...and in the end, she wasn’t THAT foolish!

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This quick novela fleshes out the earliest days of Maeve's work in
the Metropolitan Police. We read of a oung woman's two year training course in policemandhip.

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well done

enjoyed the story and the performance
thanks so much for the enjoyable time from an aspiring writer

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Excellent portrayal of the female struggle

Excellent portrayal of the struggle involved with being a minority (female) in a career dominated by males. Ignore naysayers, I am glad I did...Solid performance and short story of a new police officer trying to excel.

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Dull story, narrative was awful, no thrills, no suspense at all.
For a short read, it fell short of any genres

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