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Dying Fall

A Ruth Galloway Investigation
Lu par : Clare Corbett
Série : Ruth Galloway, Volume 5
Durée : 10 h et 26 min
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Ruth Galloway receives a phone call that bears shocking news. A friend of hers from college, Dan Golding, has been killed in a fire at his Lancashire home. Her shock turns to alarm when she gets a letter from Dan. He has made a discovery that will change archaeology forever but he needs Ruth's advice. Even more alarming, he sounds vulnerable and frightened. DCI Harry Nelson is also rediscovering his past. Up north for a holiday, he meets his former colleague Sandy MacLeod, now at Blackpool CID. Sandy tells him there are strange circumstances surrounding Dan Golding's death. Many of those who worked with Dan seem to be afraid.

Many have secrets to hide. Ruth is drawn deep into the mystery, and where she goes, so does her toddler daughter, Kate. This time, it's not just Ruth's life at risk.

©2013 Elly Griffiths (P)2013 Quercus Publishing Plc

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  • Aryn
  • 25/03/2013

Still a great series

Action, suspense, great characters and a well-written story. I am getting used to the narrator/voices in my head disconnect (you know, when what you're hearing isn't how you thought the characters should sound ); Ms Corbett is absolutely capable-her men sound like men, her accents are amazing, and I like her voice.

If you're up for a decent forensic series without a lot of gore and isn't going to leave you unable to sleep at night, allow me to suggest this entire series. And I do suggest you start at the beginning to get the full flavor of how things are put together and who these people are.

And I'm delighted to say that while this series is beginning to flag a bit, it is still a solid 4 stars.

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  • Lemuel G.
  • 06/05/2013

Cant do a male voice to save her life!

Would you consider the audio edition of Dying Fall to be better than the print version?

Didn't read print version.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Clare Corbett?

BRING BACK Jane McDowell! Clare Corbett is a terrible match for these characters! I'm going to finish the book, bit I'm dreading hearing the male characters talk. I can't comment on their accents, but she sounds as if she's doing parodies of male voices.

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  • MoK
  • 11/03/2015

Where is the original series narrator?

The new narrator ruined the book for me. Her male voices were so annoying I could barely finish listening. Bring back the original narrator!

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  • Jean
  • 05/02/2013

Great Ruth Galloway Mystery!!!

Ruth remains one of my favorite mystery characters. She is very real with believable strengths and weakness. Like all of us she is always second guessing herself. DCI Nelson and the Druid Cathbarth, other characters in these tales, are well developed with their own strengths and weakness. Ms. Griffiths' books, well plotted and riveting until the last paragraph, leave the reader wanting more.

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  • Kathi
  • 02/04/2013

Another good episode in series

The Ruth Galloway series is well-written and interesting, with good continuing character development throughout. Ruth is an archeologist who tends to always become involved in forensic activities, so has developed a strong relationship with some of the local police, as well as her friends from the university where she teaches.

In this book, Ruth receives a letter from a friend from an earlier time in her life, just after he has been killed in a fire, hinting at a stupendous archeological discovery. Ruth feels she must travel to Pendle University where he taught to investigate. So she sets out with her young daughter. Her friend Cathbad the druid is there, and so, conveniently, is Nelson, the policeman who is also father to her child.

As she looks into the discovery, dark and strange events begin to occur. Someone does not want her there, and will go to great lengths to get her to leave.This is a very good series. But it is always frustrating that Ruth manages to put herself into otherwise avoidable danger. In this book, it is her daughter who is at risk.

If the reader simply accepts that an intelligent woman with a young child seems to take chances that always lead to danger, this, like all the others, is a good book. It has good interaction among the characters beyond the mystery itself. I had read all the previous books, and this was the first with a narrator I have listened to. I was unimpressed with Clare Corbett's interpretation of male voices, but when she was simply reading the story itself, she was quite good.

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  • Sue
  • 29/05/2013

Great Story, absolutely Terrible Narration

How could the performance have been better?

Go back to Jane McDowell as your narrator. Clare Corbett is irritating right from the beginning but when she starts to do the "voices" of the various characters she becomes unbearable. She is not able to keep the voices consistent with the associated characters and her idea of the local accents is just insulting. I could not finish listening to this book and will read it instead.

Any additional comments?

Change your narrator and a book should be read not performed!!!

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  • Mer
  • 20/08/2016

When will this series score a decent narrator?

A nice addition to the series--I love the main character, Ruth--and the location, which is another "character" in the stories.

However the narration has been consistently horrid. Jane McDowell's strident, grating voice would leave me clenching my teeth after only a few moments of listening. However, Clare Corbett is worse--but in a different way. She has a pleasant enough voice, easy to listen to, until she attempts to do a male voice. At first I thought I was hallucinating--no WAY her clownish male characterizations would have been permitted. Wrong.

C'mon people--will somebody please just LISTEN to these performances before inflicting them on the paying customers?

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  • D. J. OLSON
  • 20/10/2015

terribly terrible narration!

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would recommend only reading this book. The narrator does dreadful male voices. I am going to finish the story by reading it and return this to Audible.

Would you be willing to try another book from Elly Griffiths? Why or why not?

Only with the narrator of the first books in this series.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Clare Corbett?

The narrator of the first books or anyone who can do believable male voices.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Yes.

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  • Ian
  • 09/07/2016

The screaming child ruins this

Would you listen to Dying Fall again? Why?

No. I generally don't listen to books again for quite some time but this would not be one. The narrator, especially the very uneven volume levels, the screaming Kate and the overloud Sandy completely spoiled my enjoyment of the book. Books should be read, not considered a 'performance'

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Very disappointing and contrived.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Clare Corbett?

Jane McDowell read the early Galloway and she was excellent. I won't buy any more as long as Clare Corbett is the reader

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

No comment

Any additional comments?

For goodness sake read the book and don't do the accents.

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  • Tracey
  • 06/02/2013

Another great entry in the series

This 5th volume is my favorite of the series. I appreciated the different setting: Blackpool sees Ruth consulting on recent find by her old college chum (now dead in a mysterious fire.) Druid friend Cathbarth and Kate are in tow.

DCI Nelson and wife are vacationing in Blackpool, visiting his mother. Naturally, the 3 become entangled in solving the mystery behind archaeologist Goldingls fiery death.

I like the introduction to Nelson' family (his mum is a hoot and bonds quickly with Cathbarth) as well as his old "stomping" ground and colleagues. I look forward to seeing more of Sgt Tim (hoping he will follow Nelson back south, as he is an intriguing character.)

The mystery holds together fairly well and Kate isn't too much an intrusive part of the story (I typically prefer the surly loners). I actually find myself looking forward to seeing how Griffiths handles Kate's aging.

Some of the transitions between scenes are a bit choppy, but I suspect this is due to the format (probably wouldn't be as harsh in text.)

Narrator handles the different accents and characters with aplomb.

Highly recommend to any mystery lover.

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  • G. Fleer
  • 26/10/2018

Enttäuschend

Eines der weniger gelungenen Bücher dieser Reihe. Nach viel ergebnislosem Hin und Her fällt der Mörder der Polizei schließlich quasi vor die Füße.
Zudem ist diese Sprecherin mehr als unpassend. Ihre niedliche Frauenstimme passt zu einer Love Story, nicht zu einem Krimi. Um Männer zu interpretieren, schaltet sie einfach auf heiser. Alle Männer in dem Buch klingen schlicht schwer erkältet.

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  • TirnanOg
  • 18/05/2017

super book terrible natrator

It hurt physically having to listen to Clare Corbett reading this admittedly supergood book. The voice itself is just as bad as the impersonation of the different characters.
Please Elly Griffiths do find someone who doesn't annoy the hell out of your fans.

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  • Maria
  • 29/04/2017

Ruth auf den Spuren von König Artus

Ruth aktueller Fall führt Sie auf die Spuren von König Artus. Eine spannende Geschichte, die immer wieder mit netten Sequenzen über Ruth, Nelson und dessen Familie unterbrochen wird.