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Publisher's Summary

Martin Walker’s novels starring Chief of Police Bruno Courrèges are a boon to Francophiles and mystery lovers around the world. In The Crowded Grave, Bruno is up to his ears in trouble after a local archaeological dig unearths a corpse with a bullet in its head. Further complicating matters are a meddlesome local magistrate, animal rights activists, and a missing professor - not to mention two lovely ladies vying for Bruno’s affections.

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Bruno's world has captured me in its orbit.

If you could sum up The Crowded Grave in three words, what would they be?

Absorbing, intriguing, enchanting

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The plot developed slowly but each facet of the story was woven into a denouement both exciting and surprising.

What does Robert Ian Mackenzie bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Wonderful voice beautifully varied for each character and his French is impeccable.

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  • Liv
  • Durham, NC
  • 07-26-16

engaging

If you could sum up The Crowded Grave in three words, what would they be?

Riveting, action-filled, surprise-endings

Who was your favorite character and why?

You get a deeper look into Bruno's ex-lover Isabel and her dreams and struggles in this novel.

What does Robert Ian Mackenzie bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Mackenzie reads with a very calming cadence and beautiful French pronunciation.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There are some sacrifices in this story that actually made me tear up.

Any additional comments?

My only complaint about this and the other Martin Walker novel I have read is that they have spoilers in them for earlier stories so if you have any intention of reading those, you are going to want to do it in order.

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Fabulous!

This is a fantastic series. I simply adore Bruno. I hope he gets his love life in order soon, though. :-)

The story is unique - combining Basque terrorists, foie gras, love of animals, French countryside, and fabulous meals. Simply amazing!

The narration was spot-on. I need the next book now. That ending was a little too blunt.

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A series that keeps improving

What made the experience of listening to The Crowded Grave the most enjoyable?

Excellent narration and very interesting plot

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Crowded Grave?

When Bruno and the mayor plan a demonstration.

Have you listened to any of Robert Ian Mackenzie’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, and although this is excellent it is not Mackenzie at his absolute best. His accent for the character of Carlos does not serve well.

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  • Mamacat
  • Daly City, CA United States
  • 11-16-17

The Crowded Grave

I am a reader. When I was a child learning to read, I read everything I could get my hands on...including the back of milk cartons.
Martin Walker has become one of my favorites...along with Michael Connelly, Elizabeth George and Diana Gabaldon.
I have read and reread Martin’s Bruno books. Now available on Audible with the extra bonus of Sir Ian McClellan...incomparable!
The only problem is that Martin’s books are so well researched and well written, they are not available as frequently as I would like.
I cannot wait for the next one due in 2018!

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The Crowded Grave

They just keep getting better and better. Great food, good wines and the best mystery to date.

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  • gail
  • Plainfield, VT, United States
  • 06-10-17

Hate to say adieu to St. Denis

When the book ended, i felt as sad to be leaving StDenis as Bruno and Isabel feel when they part from one another

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Interesting "cozy" mystery set in French countryside

An interesting plot, a friendly intelligent protagonist, set in countryside scene. If this is your cup of tea, you will love this series. The protagonist is a like able village cop loving in the French countryside. He solves cases by asking questions, checking on facts, and using his head. Along the way you get a taste for college life. Like a nice warm cup of tea.

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Love Bruno

Loved this book. Recomend it. my sister loved it too!!! Can't wait for the next one.

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tops

Would you listen to The Crowded Grave again? Why?

Yes...to catch the little inuendos/

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Crowded Grave?

Several

Which scene was your favorite?

Several

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

Yes but could not

Any additional comments?

Exceptional..want to go back to. France. Makes me wondertoo if marten is really the gifted a mccall smith as writing integrity is so similar

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