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A Share in Death Audiobook

A Share in Death

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A week's holiday in a luxurious hotel is just what Scotland Yard's Superintendent Duncan Kincaid needs. But his vacation ends dramatically with the discovery of a dead body in the whirlpool bath. Despite a suspicious lack of cooperation from the local constabulary, Kincaid's keen sense of duty won't allow him to ignore the heinous crime, impelling him to send for his enthusiastic young assistant, Sergeant Gemma James. But the stakes are raised significantly when a second murder occurs, and Kincaid and James find themselves locked in a determined hunt for a fiendish felon looking for fresh blood....

©1993 Deborah Darden Crombie. All rights reserved. (P)2011 AudioGO

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    Nancy San Juan Capistrano, CA, United States 09-17-14
    Nancy San Juan Capistrano, CA, United States 09-17-14 Member Since 2015

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    If you could sum up A Share in Death in three words, what would they be?

    Easy listen, enjoyable.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    No but it was a decent story.


    What about Michael Deehy’s performance did you like?

    Very good. Will look for Michael Deehy again.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Byron 08-17-13
    Byron 08-17-13
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    "Great book for Agatha Christie cozy fans"

    Many friends have convinced me that I needed to start reading the Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James mysteries. Great suggestion! Just finished book one, and am surprised how wonderfully well written this English cozy was done for a first time author. Definitely fits that fun place that Agatha Christie developed for me. Glad there are so many more out there to be read.

    Scotland Yard's Superintendent Duncan Kincaid is vacation at a friend's timeshare---or at least, that was his plan before a dead body showed up in the whirlpool. Even though this happened in someone else's district, Kincaid can't help but become involved when the local constabulary seems to be more interested in snubbing Kincaid than solving a murder. Soon, Kincaid calls upon his mate, Gemma James, to do some needed investigating too.

    The cast of characters was distinctly quirky, and the clues abounded, but I was still surprised by the final results. A sign of good things to come. Definitely left me NOT wanting to go on a "time share" vacation any time soon!! Looking forward to the developing relationship between Kincaid and James also.

    17 of 22 people found this review helpful
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    Cat G. VA USA 01-14-13
    Cat G. VA USA 01-14-13 Member Since 2009

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    "We couldn't finish this one..."
    What disappointed you about A Share in Death?

    My family and I planned to listen to this book on a 12 hour drive this winter. We listened to about an hour of it and all of us agreed it was time to stop. The story went absolutely nowhere, the characters were flat and unappealing and the narrator was only average. I picked this book up on a buy one get one offer...I guess you really do get what you pay for!


    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    M. Miles Atlanta, GA USA 12-26-12
    M. Miles Atlanta, GA USA 12-26-12 Member Since 2016

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    "Never Gets Off the Ground"

    The preview made it look interesting but it never gets off the ground. It just drags on and on. A major disappointment. Don't waste your time and money.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Sherri 10-21-14
    Sherri 10-21-14 Member Since 2013
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    "O, so slow..."
    What did you like best about A Share in Death? What did you like least?

    The story was so very slow... plodding even - then boom, here's the answer... like the author had to wrap everything up all at once.


    Was A Share in Death worth the listening time?

    I guess so. It was just ok - but worth listening to during my daily commute. It was not a book I listened to during "my" time.


    Any additional comments?

    I'll try the next in the series... but I'm in no rush to do so.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Fay Seattle, WA, United States 03-06-13
    Fay Seattle, WA, United States 03-06-13 Member Since 2008

    I mostly listen to books while exercising, which pretty much explains all of the action/thrillers on my list.

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    "In the Beginning"

    I really enjoy this series so it was fun to go back and read this first of the stories (at least I think it is the first) after having seen the soap opera part of the story play out. Not a complicated story, but with some good characters and plot twists. Generally good background for what is to follow.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Terrie 01-23-13
    Terrie 01-23-13
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    "Vintage Kincaid and James"
    If you could sum up A Share in Death in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting, puzzling, engaging.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed the characters and the glimpses into the motivations and hidden parts of their lives and actions. They are not all black and white, but complex and interesting. There are still enough likable ones to keep me reading. It is fun to see the beginnings of the developing relationship between Kincaid and Jenna James.


    What about Michael Deehy’s performance did you like?

    Easy to listen to; not obtrusive or distracting.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I think the climax, although a bit predictable, was still moving.


    Any additional comments?

    Great British mystery for fans of cozy and not too gory mysteries. Well written.

    9 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    C. Telfair Shepherdstown, WV, United States 10-24-12
    C. Telfair Shepherdstown, WV, United States 10-24-12

    Audible has changed my life! Dry , itchy eyes were destroying one of my greatest pleasures - reading. Now I am experiencing books again!

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    "Solid beginning to series"

    I read this years ago and have kept up with this enjoyable series. This is a solid, if not spectacular, opening. The mystery is good, and Duncan Kincaid emerges as a very attractive and sympathetic Inspector. There's not the instant feeling that this would develop into the top-notch series it has become, but it is a worthy start. The narrator is adequate, with precise enunciation, but he fails to convey any real personality in the characters.

    Deborah Crombie's Kincaid/James series is among the best. I hope the audio versions will improve with future entries.

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Jim Davis Louisiana 05-19-13
    Jim Davis Louisiana 05-19-13 Member Since 2001

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    "Easy to Indentify with the the Main Character..."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I liked the main character and found it easy to "get to know" him.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    As with any good mystery the author has you wondering early on who is/was the "bad guy(s)/girl(s).


    Which character – as performed by Michael Deehy – was your favorite?

    All of the characters were well-performed an none seem to overshadow any others.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The end of the story where it all seems to "come together" is worth the wait and the read.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela 09-22-14
    Pamela 09-22-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Enjoyable traditional British cop mystery"

    Small rural British village where the existence of the computer age is irrelevant, check. Small cast of quirky characters, check. Intelligent, dogged detective (Scotland Yard here), check. Multiple murders in a contained setting with violence at a remove, check. Many very polite interviews in pursuit of information, check. No sex whatsoever, check. This gentle series looks like a good fit with Louise Penny, Charles Todd, Ian Rankin, Agatha Christie et al. I've heard people call them English Cozies, or something like that; I believe it. This one is not as cleverly written as some of the aforementioned, but it was an easy and enjoyable few hours of listening--to a very pleasant narrator. I'll try another one and then see. Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and his Sgt Gemma Jones are very traditionally drawn British detectives, except that so far they seem healthier than the average copper. While Kincaid is lonely and on the lookout, and Gemma is a somewhat harried single mother, neither of these two likable characters is a smoker, an alcoholic or obviously tortured and self-destructive. If you like Louise Penny, Anne Perry and their ilk, want something better written than MC Beaton, or need a break from the complexity, violence and intensity of a Jo Nesbo, Greg Iles, or even the occasional James Lee Burke or John Sandford, then this might do the trick.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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