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    • The Silent Sleep of the Dying

    • By: Keith McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 72

    When Mark Hartmann is asked to perform a post-mortem on a lab assistant killed by cancer, everything looks straightforward. But his initial findings are surprising: Millicent Sweet appears to have died of several different, aggressive tumours. Before he can discuss this with colleagues, he's called to a conference in Scotland. A serious error of judgement gives a pharmaceutical company a handle on him, and they threaten to expose his excesses unless he falsifies his report on Sweet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The narration makes it worth the listen.

    • By Debbie on 05-12-09

    Regular price: $25.44

    • A Kiss Before Killing

    • By: Keith McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    In the wake of several unexpected deaths at the hospital, Dr Claire Woodforde suspects there is a killer amongst the staff. As Detective Chief Inspector Beverley Wharton and her new sergeant, Tom Bayes, begin to investigate, they too start to wonder if the deaths were natural or whether someone helped them along. But as they start to make headway, something much more sinister comes to light. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Review Keep before Killing

    • By Sue on 08-11-18

    Regular price: $19.52

    • Down Among the Dead Men

    • A Year in the Life of a Mortuary Technician
    • By: Michelle Williams, Keith McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Liz Holliss
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 92

    Michelle Williams, an attractive young woman with close family ties and an active social life, describes her first extraordinary year in her unusual new job as a mortuary technician. It’s a year in which, with innate good humour, she encounters death at its most tragic, bizarre, and hilarious. Her tale, neither gruesome nor sad, is enlivened by a range of colourful and eccentric characters, from pathologists and coroners to hospital porters and undertakers, giving us a glimpse of life - and death - that few of us will ever experience.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Things you never wanted to know about a mortuary

    • By Martin on 09-25-12

    Regular price: $14.86

    • A Furnace Far Too Hot

    • By: Keith McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    When policewoman Eva Perry goes deep undercover to help bring a vicious local crime ring to justice, both she and her boss - Chief Detective Inspector Beverley Wharton - know there are huge risks involved. A series of unexplained and bizarre suicides forces Beverley into close contact with her former lover, the renegade forensic pathologist John Eisenmenger, who is already investigating the sudden suicide of his colleague Daisy Pemberton.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • A Feast of Carrion

    • By: Keith McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 105

    St Benjamin's Medical School is the greatest of its kind, any death occurring within its walls would have created ripples within the academic world, but the death of Nikki Exner is far from being ordinary. Raped, and then grotesquely executed, her theatrical murder horrifies everyone. John Eisenmenger, a former forensic pathologist, finds himself dragged unwillingly into the case. Teaming up with solicitor Helena Flemming, Eisenmenger sets out to discover what really did happen to Nikki Exner.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent book

    • By Yves on 06-27-09

    Regular price: $18.37

    • The Taste of Wormwood

    • By: Keith McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 102

    Arthur Meadows has just returned home in his HGV from a long trip to southwest Europe, supposedly bringing back a consignment of cloth, yet is actually bringing back something far more deadly. Meanwhile, a young Asian couple are murdered in their small house in the middle of Gloucester, the killings done with ruthless efficiency. Beverley Wharton, now Chief Inspector, does not relish the investigation of the murders because she does not get on with her new sergeant, and because the pathologist Charles Sydenham would not have been her first choice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mystery + strange illness

    • By Kathryn on 05-18-13

    Regular price: $14.86

    • A World Full of Weeping

    • By: Keith McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    An invitation to stay with childhood friends seems an excellent idea to aid Helena's recovery after her cancer treatment. Helena grew up with the Hickmans and had spent many happy holidays with them. But when a man is found burned to death in a car, the apparently irrelevant though horrific incident creates unexpected disturbances.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Forensic Pathologist in a British Crime Story

    • By Sires on 04-04-13

    Regular price: $29.07

    • The Final Analysis

    • By: Keith McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    In the beginning there were five identical murders - bodies eviscerated and organs scattered playfully around. Beverly Wharton pinned the crime on Melkior Pendred, a highly skilled and autistic mortuary assistant.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous

    • By Anne on 03-07-11

    Regular price: $29.07

    • Political Bubbles

    • Financial Crises and the Failure of American Democracy
    • By: Nolan McCarthy, Keith T. Poole, Howard Rosenthal
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Behind every financial crisis lurks a "political bubble" - policy biases that foster market behaviors leading to financial instability. Rather than tilting against risky behavior, political bubbles - arising from a potent combination of beliefs, institutions, and interests - aid, abet, and amplify risk.

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Corpus Delicti

    • By: Keith McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    Helena Flemming has fallen out of love with John Eisenmenger and wants their relationship to end. Eisenmenger is devastated and finds solace in returning to his life as a forensic pathologist. His first case reunites him with DI Beverley Wharton; a young petty criminal is found stabbed and the obvious suspect is a man who had threatened to kill him just hours before. There is pressure on Beverley to close the case.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Grossly Underrated

    • By Greg on 04-20-12

    Regular price: $14.86

    • The Rest Is Silence

    • By: Keith McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    A young boy's body is washed from the river and forensic examination reveals he has been murdered. The accidental discovery that a convicted paedophile lives in the nearby village leads to police interest in his activities, and when five decaying bodies are found in his garden, he is arrested.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intelligent book well read

    • By Forbes on 12-07-08

    Regular price: $28.62

    • With a Passion Put to Use

    • By: Keith McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    Eisenmenger has reluctantly taken a job as a locum in the pathology department of St Christopher's Hospital - his partner Helena is pregnant and they must prepare financially for the baby's arrival. John doesn't relish the prospect of being back on the treadmill, working within the NHS again, but when he is unwilling to accept his boss' "death from natural causes" diagnosis after autopsies on various bodies, his professional suspicions are piqued.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Really good

    • By Lia on 11-26-09

    Regular price: $26.54

    • Nor All Your Tears

    • By: Keith McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    July, 1977. Lance’s eccentric father, the retired Dr Benjamin Elliott, has been running a Horticultural Club at local Bensham Manor School, a good deed he decided to take on to impress Ada Clarke, the head dinner lady at the school. One summer’s evening, Lance and his girlfriend Max turn up for the school’s parents evening to show their support of the elder Dr Elliott’s efforts.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Where was the suspense?

    • By Dottie B. on 08-22-12

    Regular price: $15.70

    • Dying to Know

    • By: Keith McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    October, 1975. When Dr Lance Elliot receives a call from his elderly father to say he has been arrested for arson, he can hardly believe it. Especially when he discovers that the intended victim was his father’s neighbour, Oliver Lightoller, with whom his father has a long-running feud. But things quickly take a dark turn when Lance stumbles across Lightoller’s body, which has been pinned by an old sword to an office chair in the dead man’s South London antiques shop.

    Regular price: $16.47

    • Soul Seeker

    • By: Keith McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    After the tragic death of his lover, Helen Flemming, Eisenmenger throws himself back into his work as a forensic pathologist. The newly promoted Chief Inspector Beverley Wharton brings him in to help on the grisly discovery of a severed head in a local farmyard. When a headless – but female – body then turns up in a dustbin, they must acknowledge that this shows all the signs of the work of a serial killer.

    Regular price: $15.59