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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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    Simone 10-31-17
    Simone 10-31-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Davina Porter to the rescue!"

    I was not THAT hooked on the story; it was alright but I didn’t get caught up in the mystery because I never really connected with (and therefore cared about) the main characters. What saved it for me was the narrator. Davina Porter was (is) magnificent.

    I liked the Victorian setting and the series is up to 24 instalments so far which I find promising. I’d be willing to give book 2 in the series a try sometime, but I’m in no rush.

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    Wendy 09-30-17
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    "A little slow to start"

    It is a little slow to start but I wanted to listen to this one before I listened to the next one which got much better reviews.

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    Brenda Allen 09-26-17 Member Since 2013
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    "a good listen"

    the story started out slow. It took me a minute to get into it. But about halfway three quarters of the way it really captured my attention. it was a well-written mystery. I never thought the person that did it would have been the person that did it. Definitely worth the money definitely worth the time spent listening to it. The performance by the narrator was really good. she got the different voices matched with the different characters. Didn't distract me at all.

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    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 09-25-17
    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 09-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "I liked the detail"

    This is a difficult review because at times I loved it, liked it and was bored by it. Some of the other readers said it needed editing but I liked the pace and the descriptions. I did not mind how the mystery unfolded. I loved Monk and the fact that he had lost his memory. At the end I was pleased that I had listened, but there were times when I wanted to stop, at the beginning, the way Hester and Monk met and acted towards each other, and the Victorian lecturing most of all. Overall it is worth sticking with.

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    JM 09-17-17
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    "Monk!"

    Love Davina Porter, so I got this story. Really well written! I couldn't 'put it down'.

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    Andrea mcmillan 09-10-17
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    "Cure for insomnia"

    The narration of this book is wonderful and that's where it stops. This book is about 4 hours too long. The entire middle section is so incredibly boring I slept through most of it. This book has all the words but very little substance. It's easy to figure out who did it but it Takes eons for the writer to get there. The last hour of the book is the best. Just fast forward and put yourself out of misery.

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    NK Flagstaff, AZ 09-07-17
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    "the story doesn't support the length of the novel."

    this is a lot of fun and generally well written but the story Peters out about two-thirds of the way through. I quit 4 hours from the end because it was flogging a dead horse.

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    Kim 08-30-17
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    Loved it! Excellent series. Thoughtful plot, no need for sex, language, or violence. Just excellent story telling.

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    Anonymous 06-20-17
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    "I loved this book!!"

    it did take me just a little bit of time to get into it but once I was I was fully vested it truly was a great book just a little slow to start!!

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    Maurice E. Corman Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA 01-25-17
    Maurice E. Corman Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA 01-25-17 Member Since 2010
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    "I love this narrator."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    This is the intro book. It seemed to drag on a bit.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the detail.


    What about Davina Porter’s performance did you like?

    I could listen to her read a grocery list.


    Was The Face of a Stranger worth the listening time?

    Yes, because I hope to start the series and this sets the scene.


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