The Way Through the Woods

Inspector Morse Mysteries, Book 10
Narrated by: Samuel West
Series: Inspector Morse Mysteries, Book 10
Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Quietly, rather movingly, Strange was making his plea: 'Christ knows why, Lewis, but Morse will always put himself out for you.' As he put the phone down, Lewis knew that Strange had been right...in the case of the Swedish Maiden, the pair of them were in business again....

They called her the Swedish Maiden - the beautiful young tourist who disappeared on a hot summer's day somewhere in North Oxford. Twelve months later the case remained unsolved - pending further developments.

On holiday in Lyme Regis, Chief Inspector Morse is startled to read a tantalising article in The Times about the missing woman. An article which lures him back to Wytham Woods near Oxford...and straight into the most extraordinary murder investigation of his career.

©2017 Colin Dexter (P)2017 Macmillan Digital Audio

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  • Tambo
  • 05-07-18

Morse is irresistible to all females again

I do enjoy Sam West’s reading of these books. Lots of different voices and I especially like the Welsh Lewis. The plot is convoluted though and ruined, for me, by the impressive number of women who cannot stop thinking about Morse.

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  • Simon Tanner
  • 09-12-20

excellent

as always with the Morse books, great story, well structured and convincing characters. The narration was excellent and fully captured the characters' individual traits

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  • Gavin McInerney
  • 08-23-20

Can't see the woods for the trees, more like.

No way could this have happened. The characteristics of the victim are extraordinary. As per other books this story is populated by people who do the most unlikely implausible things. Too full of misdirection and yet somehow the truth seems like the least convincing solution. I am surprised to learn that this book won 'Dagger' awards.

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  • MadgeUK
  • 08-11-19

Quotes are tedious!

I returned this book as the lengthy quotes at the beginning of each chapter were very annoying. In the written versions of Morse you can skip these but on Audible you have to listen to them to get to the story. This quirk by Dexter often spoils a good storyline and just seems like 'showing off'.

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  • David
  • 10-18-18

The way through by Colin Dexter

This audio version brings back the anticipation of watching inspector Morse for the first time.