• The Dead of Jericho

  • By: Colin Dexter
  • Narrated by: Kevin Whately
  • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (72 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Anne Scott's address was scribbled on a crumpled note in the pocket of Morse's smartest suit....

He turned the corner of Canal Street, Jericho, on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 3rd. He hadn't planned a second visit. But he was back later the same day - as the officer in charge of a suicide investigation

© Colin Dexter; (P) Macmillan Publishers Ltd

Critic Reviews

"The writing is highly intelligent, the atomosphere melancholy, the effect haunting." (Daily Telegraph)

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Intricate and confusing

I’m afraid I’m not a great judge of Dexter’s writing because I find it difficult to follow all of the activity. There is a lot of dialogue, some of which the reader did not differentiate with voice. But I liked the characters and the performance was entertaining. Nevertheless, by the end of the book, I was still unsure of all that had happened.

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  • Jessica
  • 07-08-16

Abridged

Some of the Morse plots work in the abridged versions but this one somehow doesn't - masterly narration by Kevin Whately but the plot feels disjointed and fractured somehow.

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  • Mrs N Forbes
  • 02-26-19

another great book.

loved listening, enjoyed Kevin's reading and of course Colin Dexter's writing.......highly recommend it...thanks a lot

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  • Anna Sirén
  • 02-14-18

The dead of Jericho won't leave you dead

Whately really is stellar in this. His performances of DeBryn, whenever he shows, are stunning. As for Morse, one would almost believe it's Mr Thaw himself!

Whoever hit upon the idea of Lewis voicing these, I wonder did they know they had gold in audio form?

I'm so glad these exist. They're great to snuggle into bed with.

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  • Mrs Archdeacon
  • 03-15-16

Thumbs down for Abridged Versions

I'm sure the full story is less confusing. Morse comes across as a morose bigot with few redeeming character traits.

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  • Mrs. Ann M. Mcmahon
  • 01-25-22

A Veritable Fanfare

Having only seen the (excellent) TV versions of 'Morse', I hadn't appreciated how well crafted the books really are. An absolute delight - and no one other than Kevin Whately could possibly do them justice! Thank you so much! Now about to search for the rest of the series!