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Six and a Half Deadly Sins Audiobook

Six and a Half Deadly Sins: Dr. Siri Paiboun, Book 10

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Publisher's Summary

Laos, 1979: Dr. Siri Paiboun, the twice retired ex-National Coroner of Laos, receives an unmarked package in the mail. Inside is a handwoven pha sin, a colorful traditional skirt worn in northern Laos. A lovely present, but who sent it to him, and why? And, more importantly, why is there a severed human finger stitched into the sin's lining? Siri is convinced someone is trying to send him a message and won't let the matter rest until he's figured it out. He finagles a trip up north to the province where the sin was made, not realizing he is embarking on a deadly scavenger hunt. Meanwhile, the northern Lao border is about to erupt into violence—and Dr. Siri and his entourage are walking right into the heart of the conflict.

©2015 Colin Cotterill (P)2015 Recorded Books

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    CB 05-29-15
    CB 05-29-15
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    "Please keep Dr. Siri alive!"
    What made the experience of listening to Six and a Half Deadly Sins the most enjoyable?

    I love these books, and have listened to all of them many times. This is not the best one,
    but it's better than no Dr. Siri, so I am glad to have it. I couldn't get into his other series at all. I love the history of Laos and the characters in this series.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Rena Silver Spring, MD 06-23-15
    Rena Silver Spring, MD 06-23-15 Member Since 2013
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    "We need more"

    I love these books which are staged in 1970s Laos and present history and culture as the fundamental context of the story. The characters are strong and memorable. I truly hope author Cotterill keeps writing this particular series.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    A. Grove 07-23-15
    A. Grove 07-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Not sure how I feel about that ending!"

    Hmmmm I hope there are more of these. I like these guys. The best part is that I have learned much of the history and politics of the Vietnam war that many of us kids of the seventies had no real awareness of. Clive's voice is a little nasally but he pulls it off.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Janet Lee Adams United States 11-01-17
    Janet Lee Adams United States 11-01-17 Member Since 2010
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    "One of my favorite narrators"

    Dr. Siri books are not the type I usually enjoy--too much other-world spirit activity. The characters and the stories are entertaining and teach a little history of Laos. The narration is fantastic. I listen while I do chores, and I count on listening as bedtime stories. Clive Chafer's voices are distinct but not exaggerated. They are a dry emotionalism that perfectly balances the wild plots. I have all but one of the Dr. Siri books and highly recommend as entertainment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jan United States 07-19-17
    Jan United States 07-19-17 Member Since 2013
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    "They are ethnic attire"

    Laos, historical-research, history-and-culture, mystery, crime, suspense, verbal-humor, series

    Warning! This series is addictive!
    Dr Siri is still retired from being coroner, but not from being an obsessed detective. The first clue is a beautiful garment known as a sin which arrived in the mail, and had a preserved finger sewn into the hem. So, of course, he needed to make some interesting arrangements in order for he and Mme Daeng to follow the clues. The initial clue and half the sin were left with nurse Dtui for further study, and off they went, and were surprised along the way to encounter Mr Civilie. The major parallel plot is of Inspector Phosy who had been sent to the North to investigate a problem, and all aspects were decidedly impacted by the withdrawal of the Chinese from Laos as the Chinese invaded Vietnam. No spoilers here, just go ahead and get drawn into the book!
    Clive Chafer continues to be excellent as narrator!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    C in VA 11-27-16
    C in VA 11-27-16
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    "Good Series"

    I like the stories in this series
    because I learned about part of the world I had limited knowledge about. What adds to this book and the series is the great narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "Ruined"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A better narrator would have improved this rating immensely.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Colin Cotterill? Why or why not?

    Yes there's a lot more to be had.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Clive Chafers’s performances?

    I would rather be dragged down the Mekong river by my ankles from a Yak cargo plane than give mr chafers another bite of the cherry.


    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Ligs
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    6/14/15
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    "Horrendous Narrator - where is Nigel Anthony?"
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Just one of the worst narrators I have heard on Audible, very little intonation or characterisation to my mind, and not a patch on Nigel Anthony who has performed the other books in the Colin Cotterill series and is, for me, the voice of Dr Siri.


    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Ersatz Expat
    6/28/15
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    "Ruined by narration"

    The narration was appalling. There was no characterisation and no phrasing. Almost impossible to follow.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • David
    Woodford Green, Essex, United Kingdom
    10/6/15
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    "Oh what a shame!"

    Good story, awful narration. Such a shame after the previous reader. Sorry Mr Chafers but not good enough.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • F. Fox
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    8/1/15
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    "Great Siri... Awful narrator"

    Come back Nigel Anthony! Another good Siri tale ruined by a truly awful narration. Such a shame

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    7/25/15
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    "Reasonable plot let down by the telling"

    I found the narration weakened the storyline, too 'sing along' for myself though others may feel differently. Just wasn't to my taste.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Wendy
    Tring, Herts, United Kingdom
    6/7/15
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    "Wonderful Dr. Siri ..."

    It is such a pleasure to hear a new Dr. Siri book and this was an entertaining, engrossing story. Audible please bring out more of Colin Cotterill's Dr. Siri stories.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Fibi
    8/14/16
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    "Monotone"

    Really enjoyed previous Dr Siri stories, but why was the narrator changed. Unfortunately the narrator of this book is so monotonous that he detracts from the story.
    Real shame

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Maybe
    England
    8/24/17
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    "Annoying narration"

    I love all Colin Cotterils books and the previous narrator was excellent. However I found this one really poor, particularly his pronunciation of Siri as Silly, just couldn't continue to listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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