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Dead Souls Audiobook

Dead Souls: Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller Series, Book 6

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UPDATE FOR ANYONE WHO PURCHASED THIS AUDIO TITLE PRIOR TO MAY 10 2017:
The complete audiobook edition of DEAD SOULS is now available.

The truth was dead and buried...until now.

When a collection of human bones is unearthed during a routine archaeological dig, a Black Country field suddenly becomes a complex crime scene for Detective Kim Stone.

As the bones are sorted, it becomes clear that the grave contains more than one victim. The bodies hint at unimaginable horror, bearing the markings of bullet holes and animal traps.

Forced to work alongside Detective Travis, with whom she shares a troubled past, Kim begins to uncover a dark, secretive relationship between the families who own the land in which the bodies were found.

But while Kim is immersed in one of the most complicated investigations she's ever led, her team are caught up in a spate of sickening hate crimes. Kim is close to revealing the truth behind the murders yet soon finds one of her own is in jeopardy - and the clock is ticking. Can she solve the case and save them from grave danger before it's too late?

An addictive, sinister crime thriller that will have listeners on the edges of their seats.

©2017 Angela Marsons (P)2017 Bookouture

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    MarisaReads 06-09-17
    MarisaReads 06-09-17 Member Since 2012

    I try to write reviews that really would have helped me before I chose the book, and I vote for those that do!

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    "Stunning, Perceptive, Terrifying Thriller"

    Dead Souls, Angela Marsons' 6th novel in her knockout DCI Kim Stone series, is a standout in many ways. This is one of my favorite crime thriller series, and Dead Souls may be the best yet. This novel breaks the mold of the suspense genre. The writing is fluid, descriptive, engaging. We are given outstanding characters, exciting plots, and interesting relationships within the team.

    Dead Souls takes it a step further by making the somewhat risky move into splitting Kim's team for this book. We start with an unlikely pairing of Kim (not her idea!) with her archenemy, DCI Tom Travis, from the neighboring West Mercier precinct to investigate the discovery of bones buried in a large piece of land straddling both territories. Dawson, Bryant and Stacie are left to fend for themselves, missing their strong leader, to investigate a series of disturbing, seemingly random assaults that soon begins to look like a rash of hate crimes. But latent discord among the detectives sans Kim Stone starts coming to the surface, leading to splits among the team and one detective making the fateful decision to follow a dangerous hunch without a word to her colleagues. When Kim's investigation into past murders looks like it might be related to the current crimes, the tension ramps up, and one of their own is thrust into a horrific life- or- death situation that will have your heart racing.

    I commend the author for having the guts to not only risk a potential reader revolt with the temporary team-splitting in Dead Souls, but also to delve into the highly sensitive and emotionally-charged social issue of racism and hate crimes. The crimes in this novel are devastating. Reflecting on how crime can be so cruelly arbitrary left me with a sense of loss and sadness. The author conveys the victims' fear &confusion to the reader through brief yet powerful statements that are realistic, not maudlin. The author makes the reader feel the detectives' level of understanding and outrage grow as they educate themselves, and thus the reader, about the crimes they investigate.

    I love that Ms. Marsons adds a dash of delightful humor to lighten up the darker parts of the novel. Dr. A, forensic pathologist, as portrayed by narrator Jan Cramer, is truly a delight.Her discourse had me laughing out loud. DCI Stone has some great one-liners as usual.

    I appreciated the upswing of true heart demonstrated in the last several chapters. It makes the reader believe that DCI Stone's team will come through stronger than ever.

    This suspense thriller is very well-done, with thoughtfully crafted characters who continue to grow throughout the series, as we learn both flaws and strengths of these detectives as human beings. Overall, a sensitive, suspenseful novel that is also relevant and offers much to think about. I loved this book and won't soon forget it. Highly recommended.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl 05-15-17
    Cheryl 05-15-17 Member Since 2010
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    "RE-DOWNLOAD TO GET MISSING CHAPTERS"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dead Souls to be better than the print version?

    Problem with download. If you came to a cliffhanger ending, or if the book just suddenly stopped after chapter 100, delete and re-download the book. I did this and now have an additional 16 chapters, at least an extra 35 minutes of audio. Total number of chapters should be 116.


    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Paula Rural Retreat, VA, United States 05-11-17
    Paula Rural Retreat, VA, United States 05-11-17 Member Since 2016

    cat collector

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    "Another Winner from Marsons"
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    I have been a Marsons' fan since the first Kim Stone novel. She develops believable characters and interesting plots. This book stands as a strong entry in the series, even though I figured out the baddie about halfway through. Ms. Cramer is, as always, a superb reader that seems like an old friend as she brings the characters to life. Unlike some others who complained, I received the entire book, and was happy with the purchase. It is well worth a credit if you like character driven crime thrillers.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lynn 07-27-17
    Lynn 07-27-17 Member Since 2015

    Writer, painter and unabashed romantic with passion for history and mystery.

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    "Vicarious Suffering and Hackneyed Plot"

    Great narrator and strong heroine are both wasted in this mystery that is not even very mysterious. The author describes crimes far too cruel and unnecessarily sadistic for my taste in entertainment.The plot of the book rests on a gimmick that has been used dozens of times before in books, TV, and films.I will not name this gimmick so as not to spoil the plot for anyone.The cast of victims is plucked from every now-and-today socio-economic special interest group imaginable. Have these people not suffered enough in real life? Must they be exploited as horribly treated despairing victims to serve the plot? I could not listen to most of this. A good writer has turned her considerable talents in narration and character to bad ends,this time. I will return this audiobook.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Momma T reads alot 06-03-17
    Momma T reads alot 06-03-17 Member Since 2014

    reads alot

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    "Great book!"
    Where does Dead Souls rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Don't miss this book! One of Marson's best to date! Can't wait for her next one!
    Great narration.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    CS 05-15-17
    CS 05-15-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Another winner in this series!"

    I enjoy these books do much and wait impatiently for the next. This book is fast paced and full of surprises!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Wayne Matthews, NC 05-17-17
    Wayne Matthews, NC 05-17-17 Member Since 2017

    I am a husband/dad/granddad who loves books. My reviews are my subjective opinions. My hope is they will help others make buying decisions.

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    "Almost as good as the first 5 books in the series"

    The first five novels in Angela Marsons' Detective Kim Stone mystery thriller series earned 5 stars. Dead Souls, a new release, comes very close to 5 stars. It i a wonderful suspense thriller with an excellent plot twist near the end. English actor Jan Cramer performs at her usual 5 star level in narrating. I highly recommend this British crime thriller series.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Dorothy Glywasky 07-10-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Disappointing"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I have read 5 other Kim Stone books. This one was not up to Angela Marsons standards!


    Would you be willing to try another book from Angela Marsons? Why or why not?

    Yes


    Which character – as performed by Jan Cramer – was your favorite?

    Kim Stone


    Was Dead Souls worth the listening time?

    No


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    MCubed 06-22-17
    MCubed 06-22-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story"

    enjoyed it, few predictable moments but overall, it was an enjoyable. sad to have to wait for the next one

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    Mo 06-06-17
    Mo 06-06-17 Member Since 2016
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    "great read"

    I loved it. want to read all of these books in the series. so great

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    5/22/17
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    "Enjoyed the book then stops dead "

    I was really enjoying the book but then it suddenly stops. There's no real ending I don't know if there's another book to follow or if there's a fault with the recording. I messaged audible who sent some advice after following I was able to finish the book and ad always it was great

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pen Name
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    "totally brilliant"

    loved this book my first choice for my first audio book and I wasint disappointed great story and well written

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Janine Whittock
    5/6/17
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    "Another BRILLIANT Kim Stone book!"
    What did you like most about Dead Souls?

    Brand new subject matter.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dead Souls?

    Kim finding Stacey. Bryant insight into Kim's person.


    What does Jan Cramer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    She brings Kim Stone to life.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Definitely!


    Any additional comments?

    Angela Marsons and Jan Kramer are an unbeatable combination.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
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    "Love"

    can't get enough of this series. usually at this stage the stories can get a little bit samey. Not a chance here. the audio went a little bit whistley in places but not to distract from the story. roll on the next one!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    8/9/17
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    "Another top read"

    Every Kim stone book has me hooked within minutes.. Always gripping, always satisfying!! Angela Marsons and Jill Cramer together top notch

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Baileys69
    6/22/17
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    "page turner"

    Brilliant book from start to finish. couldn't put it down. can't wait for the next one

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  • Amazon Kunde
    6/19/17
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    "Amazing. This book deserves a movie-it would be a blockbuster!"

    Absolutely gripping; best thriller I ever red/listened to; incredibly clever story/unexpected twists; unique characters... can't wait for the next one to come out!
    Thank you very much for this book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    6/4/17
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    "Another super story from a very good author"

    The story once again was fantastic and the insight into the characters keep me coming back for more. very enjoyable to listen to.

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  • flc
    5/29/17
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    "worth listening to."

    well narrated and very enjoyable with a sadness too due to the nature of the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gemma
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    5/18/17
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    "Abrupt ending!!!!"
    Would you listen to Dead Souls again? Why?

    No because once i have read i book i dont go back and read it again, no matter how good it was


    What other book might you compare Dead Souls to, and why?

    This book raises a brand new subject matter within Crime novels so it can not be compared to any other book that i have read.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    I very much enjoyed the banter between Bryant and Dawson they are a great pairing


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The hunt is on


    Any additional comments?

    Jan Cramer is yet again a superb narrator, she really brings the characters alive. i love listening to her.

    This book was good but not fantastic. i was very shocked by the way it ended, i had to rewind it to check my app hadnt skipped a few chapters it ended so abruptly, i am assuming that the next book in the series will carry the story on?!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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