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Need You Dead Audiobook

Need You Dead: Roy Grace, Book 13

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Publisher's Summary

Roy Grace, creation of the CWA Diamond Dagger award-winning author Peter James, faces his most mysterious case yet in Need You Dead.

Lorna Belling, desperate to escape her marriage from hell, falls for the charms of another man who promises her the earth. But, as Lorna finds, life seldom follows the plans you've made. A chance photograph on a client's mobile phone changes everything for her.

When the body of a woman is found in a bath in Brighton, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is called to the scene. At first it looks an open and shut case with a clear prime suspect. Then other scenarios begin to present themselves, each of them tantalizingly plausible, until, in a sudden turn of events, and to his utter disbelief, the case turns more sinister than Grace could ever have imagined.

©2017 Peter James (P)2017 Macmillan Digital Audio

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    Terry 06-03-17
    Terry 06-03-17 Member Since 2005
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    "Marvelous"

    Peter James never disappoints. Weyman's narration is superb. Finishing this book left me hungry for the next, as always.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    06-01-17
    06-01-17
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    "Average"

    the women's voices were fishy
    I fell asleep a lot listening but I work very hard so probably not down to the narrator or the author

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    LT O'Rourke 05-29-17
    LT O'Rourke 05-29-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Compelling!"

    My favourite detective delivered again! I loved this book! The degrees of separation theme always fascinates me.

    I want to make special mention to the narrator. By far the most enjoyable audible performer I have listened to.

    Thanks again!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Donna 05-26-17
    Donna 05-26-17
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    "FOUR+"

    Very good series with this newest book satisfying the fans of present day British police procedurals: plodding coppers, high speed car chases, high tech crime fighting tools and no tech but highly evolved people readers. I am a big fan of this author's work.

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  • Simon
    Waterlooville, UK
    5/19/17
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    "The Roy Grace Soap Opera Rumbles On!"

    I've been a long-time fan of this series.  Sure, it has had its ups and downs but some of the books are genuinely exciting affairs and the author's detailed knowledge and research always shine through. This one is a middling book in the series, it doesn't have the huge tension or truly dastardly villain.  The chemistry between some of the characters also seems lessened, particularly between Grace and his best friend Branson.  On the plus side there is less of the saccharine-laden interaction between Grace and his new wife! 

    The narration by Daniel Weyman is, as you would expect from him, very good.  In the book's most exciting scenes towards the end the combination of James's words and this narrator provided top-notch audiobook entertainment.  The one downside is that previous narrators from a few books ago, while not as good overall, did give Branson's character a bit more oomph and he suffers as a result.

    There is quite a lot about Grace's back story in this but less about the other characters than usual.  We do spend a little bit of quality time getting down and dirty in the Potting shed but not enough for this reader at least.  So, in all, this one isn't too bad.  It does contain some of the trademarks qualities of the overall series but didn't build the tension in anything like the same way as the best of them.  There are some exciting moments but not the sense of building excitement and dread that some of the books have managed.  That said, the ending setup a promise of something a bit special for the next one hinting that one of my favourite villains may be coming back for more . . .

    15 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    Rayleigh Essex, United Kingdom
    6/27/17
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    "A bit complicated"

    I have read all of the Roy Grace books and find that this one needed more concentration than the others. I shall read it again to award it the extra star.

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  • Lindilu
    6/26/17
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    "Direct."

    Another great book by Peter James. You are immediately in the story and I love that.He manages to tell you enough about the background when and if you need it but it doesn't detract from the present story. I really like Roy Grace , Peter James really humanises him and all of the other characters. The narrator was really good too,I find if you don't notice the narration then they are doing an excellent job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Patj
    United Kingdom
    6/24/17
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    "Exciting throughout."

    From the word go, this is a compelling story. Puzzlement and pathos, sentiment and sympathy, all are here in great amount. As usual the
    Police win, but sadly, they also loose. A rollicking read.

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  • Wioleta
    6/21/17
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    "Recommended"

    Good and interesting story that I would recommend to other book's lover. I just need to read it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Simon Gittoes-Davies
    6/21/17
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    "Another great Roy Grace detective story"

    Anyone who like detective novels will love this. This is part of a series of books featuring the detective Roy Grace following his life as well as a great murder adventure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gwyneth
    Palma de Mallorca
    6/20/17
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    "Sandy has gone hello Bruno"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Need You Dead to be better than the print version?

    As I never read I can't really answer this but a good narrator is vital, this was well narrated.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Need You Dead?

    A scene setter for the next Roy Grace. I think Bruno will feature in a subsequent book.


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

    Any good narrator helps to bring a book alive,


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

    Yes it was, and I did and it cost me three days. enjoyed it though.


    Any additional comments?

    Personally I really enjoy a series of book,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anthony Long
    6/19/17
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    "Need You Dead"

    Brilliant as usual !!!!! Can't wait for the next Roy Jack Grace book!! At
    Least there are no snakes in this book!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • gabi @10
    6/18/17
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    "gripping"

    Loved it ! as always gripping with twists and turns on every corner . Impossible to stop .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    london, United Kingdom
    6/18/17
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    "Roy Grace is Back on Form"

    Yay the Brighton maestro is back. Always a classy listen. I don't know whether this is down to the writing or the expert narration from Daniel Weyman. Finishes with a good cliffhanger that I guess we will need to wait a few months to resolve.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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