Undone

Burt Bigsley Mystery Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Kyle Tait
Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Since Burt retired at 52, he’s been bored. After a chance encounter with a mugger he decides he might just be meant to save the world one crime at a time. And voilà, Burt’s Private Investigations is born. 

Before he knows it, he’s in deep and possibly over his head. He stumbles onto a dead body, which turns out to be the daughter of the town’s country club owner who has rumblings of mob ties in his past. 

The clues lead him all over the North Georgia mountains, but the most intriguing ones lead to an end of the world compound and its charismatic leader. 

Thrown into a bizarre new world, Burt uses his humor to charm potential suspects, his eccentric friends to aid in his discoveries, and his new zest for life to charge directly ahead into the unknown as he learns on the job how to catch a killer.

©2018 Jason Deas (P)2018 Jason Deas

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Excellent Book One!

This new mystery series was fresh and inventive and I loved it!

Our hero is a retired school teacher and basically stumbles into becoming a private detective. The mystery was appealing and the whodunnit reveal was off-the-charts insane. I did not see that ending coming!!!!!

Burt is something special and I can't wait to see what he accomplishes in the future.

The narrator was in his element!! The variety of emotions and characterizations were well-crafted and extremely enjoyable.
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This was a complete story and sets up nicely for another in the series. Yes, please.

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Great performance of a fun book

I had read this on my Kindle a few years ago, when it was first released, and enjoyed it. I was recently gifted the Audible version and thought it would be good to listen to it before reading the second book, which came out not long ago. I think the artist who performed this book did a fantastic job!

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Love it!

Burt is bored with retirement. Through a few chance circumstances, he ends up making the decision to begin his own private investigation company. The first case is easy. The second brings him face to face with a dead girl, a business owner with a shady past, and a doomsday cult. Will he figure out who the killer is or be put out of business for good?

There were so many relatable moments in this book that I absolutely adored the main character. I think my favorite line was “The whole purpose of paying at the pump was to avoid human interaction.”

There were a lot of goofy moments like this that really made the main character, and supporting characters feel real. This entire storyline was fantastic. While I’ve read/listened to a lot of detective murder mysteries, I’ve never come across one with such a unique angle before.

Narration was perfect.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Suspenseful!

Jason Deas' well-written novel keeps you riveted throughout with twists and turns to hold your attention!

Kyle Tait does a great job narrating. He knows his characters well.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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No Place Like Home

Undone is book 1 to the Burt Bigsley Series. Burt is a retired school teacher, who becomes an investigator and is hired to find a killer. This book was wonderful and leads you down a crazy, yellow brick road, with so many twist and turns that you wonder what will happen next. I am looking forward to the rest of this series and the new career of Mr. Bigsley


This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom

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  • 09-28-18

Good start to a series

Characters were really great and you enjoyed their company from the beginning.

Good plot with a great ending

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Undone

Undone is the first book in the Burt Bigsley Murder series by Jason Deas. As I’m a fan of mysteries, I was excited to listen to this audiobook and it did not disappoint!

Burt is a retired school teacher with too much time on his hands. After stopping a purse snatcher, he celebrates and decides that it’s time to put his free time to better use and just like that Burt’s an unlicensed private investigator. And after solving his first case, Burt’s a little cocky. Burt’s next case won’t be as easy when he finds a body and soon he’s all over the place following the clues to her killer.

Sometimes the first book in a series can just be overwhelming with all the information and characters but that was not the case with this one. This book was written to just let you enjoy this one, while building the world for future books. The character of Burt was well done. Sometimes he came across as just an old man that got lucky and sometimes he seems pretty naive, but he was an easy to like character, who was smart and good on his feet. He was thrown in some weird, crazy situations but he handled them well. Sometimes I questioned his methods, but it just further developed his character.

The murder mystery was very well done! There were so many clues, twists and turns that I never figured it out before Burt had his reveal! I really thought it was one person and that the author was just trying to throw me off the scent with the twists and turns! I was wrong!

The narrator of this book is Kyle Tait, who did a fantastic job with all the characters! The narrator had an easy to listen to voice and was able to bring the story to life. He had an easy pace, clear diction with no weird pauses. The narrator expressed the appropriate emotion to really bring the story to life!

I really hope the author continues this series as he’s done such a great job with this first book! The author has really done a great job of with this first book and built a lot of interesting characters, I’d love to see more of them.

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**I was given this audiobook by the author via Audiobook Boom at my request and have voluntarily left this review**

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Flimsy plot and characters

Burt doesn't make a convincing private investigator. The event that leads Burt to this decision, and in fact, most of the events and characters all seem flimsy and rather unbelievable. Although there's a few humorous moments in the story, much of the intended humor isn't all that funny.

Kyle Tait's performance is quite satisfactory, but the story just doesn't work all that well for me.

Note: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Great Start to a Private I Series

No spoilers in this review. I loved the plot and story line. The author does a fantastic job of keeping you guessing and gives you an original story. Overall it is a clean book except for the continued use of the Lord's name in vain, which to me that's as bad as the F bomb. That being said I did really enjoy the style and the book. I would definitely recommend this one to those who love a great mystery adventure.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Great new series

This is a new mystery series. Jason Deas is a new author to me. I am a big fan of mysteries and this was wonderful. I liked the characters very much and I can't wait to read the next book and see how Burt continues with his PI business. Kyle Tait does an incredible job of narrating this book. I was gifted this book with the understanding I would leave an honest review.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 08-13-19

Retirement is going to be a blast

Burt Bigsley is a retired teacher. And, with his wife, Alice, working away from home most of the time, he's bored. One night, after an unexpectedly alcohol fuelled evening alone, he send s several (identical!) photos of the moon to her and also to his friend, who works at the local news paper. And also an advert announcing himself as a private detective. Horrified, he's too late to stop it going out in the press and quickly finds himself with a couple of clients, a woman who thought her husband was cheating and a man who claimed his sister was missing. So Hurt became a n elderly, unliscenced private eye...

This book is a hoot: great characters with natural humour and a convoluted murder mystery to solve. The protagonists are well developed, there's a dog which seems to understand everything said to him and even the two main police officers are somewhat strange. The book is well narrated by Kyle Tait, who individually voices all of the protagonists, further breathing life into engaging, well developed people. Great fun. My thanks to the rights holder of Undione, who, at my request via Audiobook Boom freely gifted me with a complimentary copy. Perfect for anyone who enjoys quirky mysteries with a slice of humour. I'm personally looking forward to another Bert Bigsley, p.i. If one is written.