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Evan Blessed Audiobook

Evan Blessed

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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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    Melanie Mize 05-27-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Welsh vacation"

    The charming depiction of the countryside and engaging accents of the inhabitants of a small Welsh town kept me enthralled with this book. Evans is believable and the plot moves at a nice pace. Bits of history and folk lore of the region are icing on the cake. It was like taking a Welsh vacation !

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    g martinez 04-15-17
    g martinez 04-15-17
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    "Good story and storytelling."

    This is my favorite in the Evans series. Enjoyable mystery and excellent listening. Like series that have continuing characters.

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    sslarigo Austin, TX 01-29-17
    sslarigo Austin, TX 01-29-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Just gets better and better"

    Great mystery with new villains and old friends (Evan the Law, Evan the Meat, Evan the Milk) -- I love this community of characters and the hero Evan Evans. The mysteries always keep me guessing and this book offers a satisfying continuation of the sideline love story. Highly recommend the entire series. I wish Audible would hurry up and add the missing volumes to this series.

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    Vicki Edwards south 01-24-17
    Vicki Edwards south 01-24-17 Member Since 2017

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    "Worst ever"

    Don't waste your time or money. Just plain bad
    Nothing good at all poor plot poor descriptions and poor narrative

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    "great review"

    Very entertaining, the reader did a fantastic job. The story moved along at a great pace. Really loved the characters and was surprised at the ending. I really would have liked the poor girl to have survived but life happens and is not always perfect. I am looking forward to the next book in the series.

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    Erika Johns 08-05-15
    Erika Johns 08-05-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Narration!"

    I loved this book. This was actually my first experience with this series, even though it's one of the later stories. I'm a big fan of the Royal Spyness series and wanted to try one of Bowen's other books. I'm really an Anglophile at heart, so chose Wales over NYC (setting of her Molly Murphy series). This one has a very different feel from the RS series, but that's to be expected. I would still consider this a "cozy mystery", though. Great characters, great story, great setting - very entertaining. I really wanted to comment on the narrator, though. Other reviewers complained about the accent not being right - not sounding "British enough". Since the main character in the story was Welsh, not English, he shouldn't have sounded "British". The Welsh accent is nothing like the stereotypical English accent, just as a native Scot won't sound "British" or English, either. Even within England, there are very different sounding accents. For the couple of English characters, the narrator used the appropriate English accent. But for the rest, (from someone who admittedly has had little Welsh exposure) I thought he did an excellent job. I only wish there were more books of this series available on audio!

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    Barbara OAKLAND, CA, United States 09-13-13
    Barbara OAKLAND, CA, United States 09-13-13 Member Since 2012
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    "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.
    This was the best hearing him for hours uninterrupted!


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    Janice 08-20-12
    Janice 08-20-12
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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.

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    Kathy Clemson, SC, United States 03-12-12
    Kathy Clemson, SC, United States 03-12-12 Member Since 2017
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    "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
    Holly Orlando, FL, United States 02-22-12 Member Since 2015
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    "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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