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The Face of a Stranger Audiobook

The Face of a Stranger: A William Monk Novel #1

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Publisher's Summary

A tragic accident leaves Inspector Monk with amnesia just moments after he solves the murder of a popular Crimean war hero. Forced to redo his entire investigation, a frustrated Monk faces a desperate murderer who will do anything to keep the inspector from discovering the truth twice.

Crack another case with William Monk.

©1990 Anne Perry; (P)1995 Recorded Books, LLC

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    I enjoyed this book very much. The nariaton was exceptional, All of the
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    Monica 12-14-16
    Monica 12-14-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Anne Perry continues to mesmerize."

    Loved it, Monk is a nicely evolved character - could not turn it off! Davina Porter is wonderful as usual. Thank you.

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    Kaejae 09-09-16
    Kaejae 09-09-16 Member Since 2016

    Absolute bluestocking & love it!!

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    "Fascinating story - hard to put down!"

    Never read/listened to such an amazing story! Two mysteries woven together with great skill. Enjoyed getting to know the characters and trying to figure it it ( never did).
    Davina Porter is so great - so what could possibly be better! 5*

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    trish b. 08-26-16
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    "A really well written "who done it". Depth and intrigue. Wonderful narrator"

    Great story. Great narrator. Cant wait to read the next in this series. Thanks Audio

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    BarnRat 07-28-16
    BarnRat 07-28-16 Member Since 2013

    50ish retired public radio news broadcaster, female, rancher. I love good writing from historical fiction and interesting, off beat mysteries to history of religions and interesting biography coupled with excellent voicing. I have no use for poorly delivered reading. I'll suffer though so-so writing if the content is engaging, but if the narrator is bad, I'll buy the book and read it myself.

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    "Good mystery, well written and gorgeously read"

    Never lagged. The protagonist's struggle with amnesia was masterfully told. Excellent mystery and terrific period piece. Can't wait to listen to the next one.

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    absolutely love it! the story is engaging and full of lovely details about the Victorian period. The characters well developed and the narrator brings each one to life.

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    Jamea 08-14-15
    Jamea 08-14-15

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    This was a nice surprise from a randomly chosen book. The story is well told. I didn't find it predictable and that kept the mystery aspect rolling. Love the reader, too!

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    Nathalie 05-26-15
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    Except for Davina Porters narration, which is what interested me in the first place. I won't be continuing this series!

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