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The Various Haunts of Men Audiobook

The Various Haunts of Men: Simon Serrailler 1

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Publisher's Summary

A woman vanishes in the fog up on "the Hill", an area locally known for its tranquillity and peace. The police are not alarmed; people usually disappear for their own reasons. But when a young girl, an old man, and even a dog disappear, no one can deny that something untoward is happening in this quiet cathedral town. Young policewoman Freya Graffham is assigned to the case; she's new to the job, compassionate, inquisitive, dedicated, and needs to know, perhaps, too much. She and the enigmatic detective Chief Inspector Simon Serrailler have the task of unravelling the mystery behind this gruesome sequence of events. From the passages revealing the killer's mind to the final heart-stopping twist, The Various Haunts of Men is an astounding and masterly crime debut and is the first in what promises to be a magnificent series featuring Simon Serrailler.

©2004 Susan Hill; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • Nana Chris
    Bedfordshire
    8/24/16
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    "Great listen. One of a series"

    This was a great listen which held my attention so I wanted to keep going back to it. The story was probably a bit predictable but i read/listen to a lot of this type of story. Steven Pacey probably helped make it so unputdownable. He really made the characters come to life. I will be listening to more of these books especially if he is the narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • S S.
    8/20/16
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    "Addictive and startling. No cliches here"

    I was not sure about this book at the start and (had not read anything about it) but soon became addicted. Various characters are introduced but you can never anticipate what will happen to them or who becomes the "main character" Looking forward to the next in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • ORed
    8/17/16
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    "A great read!"
    Where does The Various Haunts of Men rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best. Superior and experienced reader - Steven Pacey is one of the best.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The pace and the suspenseful nature of the narrative. Coupled with the many points of view and the seamless interweaving of the characters' stories.


    What about Steven Pacey’s performance did you like?

    His diction, his ability to give a different 'voice' to each character. He doesn't sound as though he's reading - it's as though he's telling you a tale off the cuff.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Death comes to sleepy Lafferton


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Patj
    United Kingdom
    6/29/16
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    "Really gripping."

    it was so involving that I put it before house work and other chores and listened in bed till I fell asleep.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MagpieMag
    4/13/16
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    "Very highly recommended"

    I was gripped from the very beginning. The characters are beautifully and convincingly drawn and the story flows at a great pace with plenty of twists and turns to keep the listener guessing. I very much enjoyed the reader's performance. He gives the characters believable individual voices which are consistent throughout. I listen in the car and have almost been late for far too many meetings as I haven't been able to tear myself away! I can't wait to start the second book in the series and indeed will look for others narrated by Steven Pacey.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kevin
    Rotherham, United Kingdom
    4/9/16
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    "Very good draws you in"

    Enjoyed this book immensely Susan Hill writes her characters in such a way that you care about them and want them to be safe. Shall be downloading and listening very soon quality storytelling at it's best

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tanya
    UK
    3/25/16
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    "Did not see that coming"
    Where does The Various Haunts of Men rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is one of the best crime novels I have listened to so far


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I was engaged with all the characters, which for me is an important part of drawing me intot he book.


    Which character – as performed by Steven Pacey – was your favourite?

    Steven Pacey is a fantastic narrator, every character is accurately portrayed, with excellent writing I could visualise every part of this story


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

    That's a spoiler refuse to comment


    Any additional comments?

    Well written and engaging, the storyline was compelling and I did not want it to end

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stephanie
    3/22/16
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    "I wasn't sure"

    But now I need to hear the entire series.
    Going to be pricey, but worth it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • DEBORAH
    3/7/16
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    "Brilliant"

    What a brilliant listen I couldn't turn it off. I read a few reviews that said it was boring and they couldn't get past the first few chapters, please ignore those few reviews because the story was exciting and very well done. I for one will be listening to many more Susan Hill books I'm taking the trilogy on holiday for sure! I can't wait!

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  • Annie
    Brentwood, United Kingdom
    2/16/16
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    "Tears!"

    I have never had an audio book move me, so far, but this one did.
    I really enjoyed it.
    I wanted to, but couldn't, listen in one sitting, or in my case, one lot of housework etc!
    Novel and reader were well paired. I will definitely listen to another in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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