Shetland Island
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  • 1
    Raven Black: Book One of the Shetland Island Quartet | Ann Cleeves

    Raven Black: Book One of the Shetland Island Quartet

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    It is a cold January morning, and Shetland lies beneath a deep layer of snow. Trudging home, Fran Hunter's eye is drawn to a splash of color on the frozen ground, ravens circling above. It is the strangled body of her teenage neighbor, Catherine Ross. The locals on the quiet island stubbornly focus their gaze on one man - loner and simpleton Magnus Tait.

    Defective Production

    Good story, excellent reader, problems with the audio, as has been noted by other reviewers. I'll probably just read this somewhere, and return this b..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 23 2015 by E. (New York, NY, United States)
  • 2
    White Nights | Ann Cleeves

    White Nights

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
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    Midsummer in Shetland: the time of year when the birds sing at midnight and the sun never sets. An unknown Englishman turns up in tears at an art exhibition hosted by Bella Sinclair. He claims not to know why he is there or even his own identity, and the evening ends in farce and confusion. The next day he is found dead, hanging from a rafter in a boathouse, a sinister mask on his face. When a local musician is also found murdered, Detective Jimmy Perez becomes convinced that the killer is local.

    Atmospheric novel

    Ann Cleeves novels are gripping...this narrator didn't match how I hear it in my head.

    Reviewed on August 09 2017 by Hamish on the couch ()
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    White Nights: A Thriller: Shetland, Book 2 | Ann Cleeves

    White Nights: A Thriller: Shetland, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In this second audiobook of the Shetland Quartet to feature Inspector Jimmy Perez, the launch of an exhibition at The Herring House art gallery is disturbed by a stranger who bursts into tears, then claims not to remember who he is or where he comes from. The next day he's found dead, wearing a clown's mask.

    Totally input-down-able! More please!
    Reviewed on April 07 2015 by Amazon Customer ()
  • 3
    Red Bones | Ann Cleeves

    Red Bones

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    An archaeologist studying on a site at Whalsay discovers a set of human remains. Is it an ancient find - or a more contemporary mystery? Then an elderly woman is shot in a tragic accident. Shetland detective Jimmy Perez is called in by her grandson - his own colleague, Sandy Wilson. Mima Wilson was a recluse. She had her land, her pride and her family.

    Enjoying Ann Cleeves

    I have only just discovered Ann Cleeves and am enjoying her books immensely. The storyline sucks you in nicely and I was sorry to come to the end of t..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 16 2012 by ACT1 (UK)
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    Red Bones: A Thriller | Ann Cleeves

    Red Bones: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When a young archaeologist discovers a set of human remains, the locals are intrigued. Is it an ancient find - or a more contemporary mystery? Then an elderly woman is fatally shot, and Ann Cleeves' popular series detective Jimmy Perez is called in. As claustrophobic mists swirl around the island, Inspector Perez finds himself totally in the dark.

    I Feel Like I have Been to the Shetland Island

    Ann Cleeves is a master story-teller. I found her description of Jimmy Perez to be perfectly written -- “It always amazed Sandy how much Perez could ..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 30 2016 by L. O. Pardue (Atlanta, GA United States)
  • 4
    Blue Lightning | Ann Cleeves

    Blue Lightning

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Shetland Detective Jimmy Perez knows it will be a difficult homecoming when he returns to the Fair Isles to introduce his fiancée, Fran, to his parents. Challenging to live on at the best of times, with the autumn storms raging, the island feels cut off from the rest of the world. Trapped, tension is high and tempers become frayed. When a woman's body is discovered at the renowned Fair Isles bird observatory, the islanders react with fear and anger.

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    Blue Lightning: A Thriller | Ann Cleeves

    Blue Lightning: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Inspector Jimmy Perez takes his fiance home to Fair Isle, the tiny island he comes from, to meet his parents. The island is a magnet for bird watchers, who congregate at the local inn and lighthouse. When a local married celebrity who had an eye for the lads is murdered, Perez discovers that the suspects are very close to him indeed.

    Totally unput-down-able! More please!
    Reviewed on April 07 2015 by Amazon Customer ()
  • 5
    Dead Water: A Shetland Mystery, Book 5 | Ann Cleeves

    Dead Water: A Shetland Mystery, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Kenny Blyth
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    When the body of a journalist is found, Detective Inspector Willow Reeves is drafted from outside to head up the investigation. Inspector Jimmy Perez has been out of the loop, but his local knowledge is needed in this case, and he decides to help Willow. The dead journalist had left the islands years before to pursue his writing career. In his wake, he left a scandal involving a young girl. When Willow and Jimmy dig deeper, they realize that the journalist was chasing a story that many Shetlanders didn't want to come to the surface.

    Great

    It was a great story with beautiful narration. Loved the Shetland accent. It exceeded my expectations. I will listen again.

    Reviewed on March 31 2015 by Linda K. Baker ()
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    Dead Water | Ann Cleeves

    Dead Water

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Kenny Blyth
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When the body of journalist Jerry Markham is found in a traditional Shetland boat, young Detective Inspector Willow Reeves is drafted in from the Hebrides to head up the investigation. Since the death of his fiancée, Inspector Jimmy Perez has been out the loop, but his interest in this new case is stirred. Markham had left the islands years before to pursue his burgeoning writing career. He had few friends there, so why was he back in Shetland?

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  • 6
    Thin Air | Ann Cleeves

    Thin Air

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Kenny Blyth
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    A group of old university friends travel to Unst to celebrate the marriage of one of their friends to a Shetlander. But late on the night of the wedding party, one of them, Eleanor, disappears. The following day, Eleanor's friend Polly receives an email. It appears to be a suicide note. And then Eleanor's body is discovered, lying in a small loch close to the cliff edge. Detectives Jimmy Perez and Willow Reeves are dispatched to investigate. Before she went missing, Eleanor claimed to have seen a ghost.

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    Thin Air: A Shetland Mystery | Ann Cleeves

    Thin Air: A Shetland Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Kenny Blyth
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    A group of old university friends leave the bright lights of London and travel to Shetland to celebrate the marriage of one of their friends. But one of them, Eleanor, disappears - apparently into thin air. It's midsummer, a time of light nights and unexpected mists. And then Eleanor's body is discovered lying in a small loch close to the cliff edge.

    weird pauses throughout

    weird pauses throughout book...production could have been much improved. the book content was awesome but the pauses kinda ruined it for me

    Reviewed on May 19 2015 by JEN MONTI (98290)
  • 7
    Cold Earth: Shetland, Book 7 | Ann Cleeves

    Cold Earth: Shetland, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Kenny Blyth
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    In the dark days of a Shetland winter, torrential rain triggers a landslide that crosses the main Lerwick-Sumburgh road and sweeps down to the sea. At the burial of his old friend, Magnus Tait, Jimmy Perez watches the flood of mud and peaty water smash through a croft house in its path. Everyone thinks the croft is uninhabited, but in the wreckage he finds the body of a dark-haired woman wearing a red silk dress. In his mind she shares his Mediterranean ancestry, and soon he becomes obsessed with tracing her identity.

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    Cold Earth: A Shetland Mystery | Ann Cleeves

    Cold Earth: A Shetland Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Kenny Blyth
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (436)
    Performance
    (393)
    Story
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    In the dark days of a Shetland winter, torrential rain triggers a landslide that crosses the main road and sweeps down to the sea. At the burial of his old friend Magnus Tait, Jimmy Perez watches the flood of mud and water smash through a house in its path. Everyone thinks the home is uninhabited, but in the wreckage he finds the body of a dark-haired woman wearing a red silk dress. Perez soon becomes obsessed with tracing her identity and realizes he must find out who she was and how she died.

    Wonderful Return to Shetland

    Ann Cleeves brooding detective Jimmy Perez is back with a new murder to solve. This story delves less into island life than some earlier books, but w..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 25 2017 by Cynthea Corlett (Salinas, CA USA)
  • Too Good to Be True | Ann Cleeves

    Too Good to Be True

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 43 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Kenny Blyth
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    When young teacher Anna Blackwell is found dead in her home, the police think her death was suicide or a tragic accident. After all, Stonebridge is a quiet country village in the Scottish Borders, where murders just don't happen. But Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez soon arrives from faraway Shetland when his ex-wife, Sarah, asks him to look into the case. The local gossips are saying that her new husband, Tom, was having an affair with Anna. Could Tom have been involved with her death?

    Too good to be true

    Good story , short but good. Actually the shortest book I think I've ever seen from her ( as a fictional story Possibly just acting as a information..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 14 2017 by Charmaine ()