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Publisher's Summary

Two weeks before the big day, Welsh Constable Evans is ready to be done planning for his wedding. Just as he's unloading the last boxes into the new home he and his bride, Bronwen, have chosen, he runs into a teenager whose girlfriend has gone missing on Mt. Snowdon. Despite his apprehensions about getting involved in a new case, Evans cannot resist helping the worried hiker. A search yields no trace of the girl but does turn up a well-stocked bunker, complete with chains and handcuffs. Are the two related? And if so, where is the girl being held?

When a series of clues is uncovered, Evans and the police begin to see that they are dealing with a clever but twisted mind. Then a second person vanishes and this time Evans knows the victim: Bronwen. He realizes the culprit's vendetta might be a personal one and that the actual target might have been him all along.

Award winner Rhys Bowen, whose most recent Constable Evans novel, Evan's Gate, was a finalist for the Edgar Award for best mystery novel of the year, delivers another charming and suspenseful cozy mystery set in beautiful Wales and starring fan favorite village constable Evan Evans.

©2005 Rhys Bowen; (P)2005 Books on Tape

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  • Barbara
  • OAKLAND, CA, United States
  • 09-13-13

Riveting entertainment

What did you love best about Evan Blessed?

Beautifully narrated with a plot that keeps you guessing til the end.

What did you like best about this story?

It starts off slowly, but builds into a wonderfully complex mystery.

Have you listened to any of John Lee’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I fell in love with John Lee's voice when I listened to The Guernsey Potato Peel Society.<br/>This was the best hearing him for hours uninterrupted!

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Evan Blessed just plods along.

I have really enjoyed the "Royal Spyness" series by Rhys Bowen, so I hoped "Evan Blessed" would be as good, but it isn't. The story is predictable and plodding, and the characters are ordinary, as is the narration. Not bad, but far from good. Choose something else.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Kathy
  • Clemson, SC, United States
  • 03-12-12

The Story is better than the narrator

What did you like best about Evan Blessed? What did you like least?

The story is good, just like the other Rhy Bowen books.However, the narrator's interpretation of the characters does not do them justice

What did you like best about this story?

I like Ms. Bowen's style of writing

Would you listen to another book narrated by John Lee?

If he were to narrate another

Do you think Evan Blessed needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

It is up to Ms. Bowen if there needs to be a follow-up book.

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  • Holly
  • Orlando, FL, United States
  • 02-22-12

3.5/4.0 Stars - Fun and Entertaining

I have really come to enjoy the writings of Rhys Bowen. Her stories are quite enjoyable and are an easy read/listen. I have to admit I did not "who donit" the whole way through. There were some mild twists and turn with the story. I would recommend this book!

I thought the narration was OK. I have heard better, and was a bit disappointed. But it was not bad either, I have also heard MUCH worst narrations before.

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Was the accent for real?

What did you like best about this story?

A good mystery

Did John Lee do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Once I got used to the narrator, I could get into the story. His rendition of a Welch accent sounded more like India. I found that distracting.

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

I did listen to it for long periods

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT

What would have made Evan Blessed better?

Different reader perhaps. Not sure.

Has Evan Blessed turned you off from other books in this genre?

just this series

How could the performance have been better?

maybe different reader

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I really like the author. This book does not do her justice.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful