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Death's Jest-Book

Dalziel and Pascoe Series, Book 20
Lu par : Shaun Dooley
Série : Dalziel & Pascoe, Volume 20
Durée : 17 h et 11 min

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Three times Detective Chief Inspector Pascoe has wrongly accused dead-pan joker Franny Roote. This time he's determined to leave no gravestone unturned as he tries to prove that the ex-con and aspiring academic is mad, bad, and dangerous to know. But over his investigation looms the huge form of Detective Superintendent Andy Dalziel.
© Reginald Hill; (P) W F Howes Ltd


"It's clever, involving and admirably resolved. No one does it better than Hill." ( The Guardian)
"Reginald Hill is probably the best living crime writer in the English-speaking world." ( The Independent)

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Nesrine
  • 01/03/2007

engrossing attention-getter

Riveting, excellent character development. Engrossing with well-written literary story line. DI Pascoe and his family, relationships with friends and many questions I've had over the years are finally clearly delineated. Entertaining and satisfying, no loose ends, but an avenue for a continuation.

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  • Sonny
  • 11/08/2010

Pure pleasure

I've now "read" several Dalziel and Pascoe novels and have enjoyed every single one. This one was no exception. The character development was seamless and gave me an intimate sense of each character. While complex, the plot was effectively told. Shaun Dooley is a perfect narrator for these stories - using a unique tone for each character, like watching a play unfold. Kudos to both author and narrator!

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Evelyn
  • 09/08/2008

Hill IS addictive

One of the reviewers who posts here has said repeatedly that listening to HIll's books is addictive and I have come to agree with him. I love listening to these books which continue to have delightful characters. They are also well plotted, humorous, suspenseful and intelligent. The reader of the last three Hill books is one of the VERY best. I wish he would redo some of the books about which other readers have complained. Evelyn

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Ana
  • 19/09/2010

confusing without the back story

I did enjoy this, as do all the Dalziel & Pascoe novels, but here it feels like the sequel to a storyline I haven't read, something about an unresolved serial killer (?), and the previous book of the series is unavailable from audible.

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    1 out of 5 stars
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  • Cheryl
  • 04/07/2008

Tedious in the Extreme

I could hardly get through the first hour of this book. So far it consists of smarmy tedious letters being written to Pascoe by some criminal he helped put away. I can't bear to go on, way too tedious for me. Ugh. What a waste of my credits.

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  • Anne
  • 30/04/2011

Death's Jest-Book

I did not care for this story at all. I dislike certain filthy words concerning women included in this book. I also dislike the narration by Shaun Dooley.
Wish I had Saved my credit,

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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • Tim K
  • 08/07/2008

Could not follow the narration

Better read than listen, narrator just lost me.

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  • Naumann, Claudia
  • 23/03/2010

DeathŽs Jest Book

Sehr spannendes Buch, das an Epilogue of the Dead anschließt. Wunderbarer Vorleser. Der Plot ist sehr komplex, aber schlüssig. Alle interessanten Nebenfiguren sind diesmal als Hauptpersonen dabei, Ry Pomona, Hat Bowler und Franny Roote. Einige Einsichten zum Tod haben mich tief berührt. Unbedingt anhören!