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Evan Evans is settling into his role as Constable of Llanfair, a small town nestled in the mountains of North Wales. Here, he has been a mediator of the minor disputes of the locals, between competing ministers, country merchants, and seemingly every Welch eccentric throughout the region. But an unusual series of events brings unseen hostilities to light, and Evan realizes just how deep the townsfolk's passions and hostilities lie.

While the village of Llanfair has always been at odds with the neighboring town of Beddgelert, an intriguing archeological find in the nearby hills brings that rivalry to dangerous extremes, and creates a circus of local enthusiasm and gossip. The circus quickly turns deadly, however, when Llanfair's prodigal son, Ted Morgan, announces plans to erect an amusement park over the site's excavation. Soon, Constable Evans is drawn into a whirl of cultural pride, deception, and greed, and while he's at it uncovers the town's undaunted ambition - to earn the right to the longest name in the world.

With the warmth, charm, and wry sense of humor that won listeners' hearts in Evans Above, Rhys Bowen offers a delightful new installment to an already cherished mystery series: Evan Help Us.

©1998 Rhys Bowen (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Love

Rys is one of my favorite authors. I couldn't stop listening to this one. Stayed up way too late just so I could finish it

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Engaging story

Great pace, kept me interested and guessing the entire way. I've been waiting for the audios to come out for this series for a while now and rewarded for my patience, definitely not a disappointment. Great job, Ms. Bowen!

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Automatic Pass (so far)

Book 1 didn’t thrill me that much, I preferred Book 2 much more (even though I did find there were some annoying holes in the plot) so I am going to assume that this upwards trend will continue into Book 3 and by then I will be hooked on another great series.

I think like with any series, you just need a little time to get to know the characters and their quirks and then after a few installments you find yourself loving them all because they are so familiar to you.

Of course this is all based on the premise that the books are actually good and worth reading in the first place! I think these are.

This series gets an automatic pass from me (so far) since it’s by Rhys Bowen. I love love lover her Georgie and Molly series, so how can the Evans series not be great?

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Hooked!

What did you love best about Evan Help Us?

Another great story from Rhys Bowen. This was the first in the "Evan" series I have listened to and it was great. it had a well created plot. Wonderful characters with clues into their lives from previous stories so I understood what was going on with out wishing I had listened to the other books first. I did not guess "who did it"! I love how her descriptions work well with my imagination and I could picture the village, scenery and characters.

What other book might you compare Evan Help Us to and why?

I love Rhys Bowen's other stories also - Molly Murphy series, the Royal spyness series and recently Farleigh's Field. I am a fan of good plots and detective / crime stories.

What does Roger Clark bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Loved hearing the different accents

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I found it hard to stop listening! totally engrossing

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good series

This is one of the best i've read in a while. Welsh? a great read.

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Better than I remembered!

I read this series years ago and for a long time Audible only had one of the books available. Finally, they are catching up and adding other books in the series. This is a great series with interesting characters and plenty of twists and turns in the mystery. The descriptions of Wales and the village life make me want to visit. I really enjoyed the narrator and was delighted to find the story to be even better than I remembered it to be.

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A mouthful of fun.

If you like "visiting" unique parts of the world and plugging in to the local lore, this series is for you. Evan Evans is the constable of Llanfair, a bucolic valley village in Wales. Everyone is named Evans and called by their professions, i.e. The constable is know as Evans the Law. Evans the Meat is the butcher and chief murder suspect in this charming story which involves the deaths of two outsiders within 24 hours. The village charm is made vivid by the expert narrator, Roger Clark, who impresses with his ability to pronounce Welch names of Record-setting length. Treat yourself.

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A New Found Series by A Favorite Author

I love Rhys Bowen and this series fits me perfectly!! I highly recommend it! I found myself quietly cheering for Brownwen, just when they seem to be making some head way something happens and it is back to square one! I like these books!

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So easy to listen to.

Not great literature, but certainly a great listen. I thoroughly enjoy these books. Glad there are more in the series.

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Look You Here

Great story. wonderful characters. Narration is splendid. I just love this series. Looking forward to more.

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