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    The discovery of a severed head in a golf course bunker triggers a frantic race to find a serial killer that brings the town of Burnham-on-Sea to a standstill.

    A connection is made with a series of unsolved murders harking back to the 1970s, and Detective Inspector Nick Dixon finds himself caught in a race against time that takes him the length and breadth of the country.

    The brutal killing of an elderly man raises the stakes and, as he closes in, Dixon begins to question whether he is chasing one serial killer or two.

    Head in the Sand is the second novel in the highly acclaimed DI Nick Dixon Crime Series.

    ©2015 Damien Boyd (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    • Maine Knitter
    • 15/12/2017

    One of the worst narrations

    Ok, I've now read (actually listened to) the first two books in this series. I hope the narrator is a friend of the author otherwise a very poor choice was made as to who should read these books. I listen to hundreds of audiobooks each year and I feel sorry for authors whose works are ruined by a bad narrator. Damien Boyd is one of those authors.

    On the other hand, narrators can only work with the words they're given. This series, at least so far, has no character development at all. We know little about Dixon or Jane. It's hard to develop a liking for characters with no depth. The only one I care about is the dog.

    I read the second book only because I bought it before reading the first book. I don't plan on reading more.

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    • Kindle Customer
    • 30/08/2015

    Another great listen

    Another great listen and good book by Damien Boyd. He keeps series light but intriguing and had enough twists to keep you from solving it too quickly. Looking forward to next book in series.

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    • Wayne
    • 09/05/2016

    Excellent crime story

    Head in the Sand is Book 2 in the 5 novel Detective Inspector Nick Dixon series. The story is an interesting one of multiple decapitated heads of people found in golf course sand traps with the bodies found elsewhere. The problem is finding a linkage among the victims beyond that all worked in the medical field.

    Napoleon Ryan's narration takes some time to become accustomed to. It's not because he is British (I've lived in the UK and am very accustomed to the various British accents). Ryan does different voices well, but he does tend to over perform a bit.

    I look forward to listening to the final three books in this series.

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    • MobileMinx
    • 22/04/2015

    Sometimes the Past Catches Up!

    DI Dickson is at it again!

    Following the trail of four beheadings, he steadfastly inspects the clues, asserts his authority and solves the question of who and why. Accompanied by a squad of helpers, the investigation is fast and thorough-bringing a misguided killer to justice. The human detritus of a single mistake has shock wave impact on the lives of those involved over three decades.

    Listen as DI Dickson and his co-worker lover constable Jane, put the pieces together while exposing the shambles of a torn apart life.

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    • Marie
    • 13/08/2016

    Over the top, bad narration.

    I am returning this book. The narrator is bad. The main character (Dixon) talks in a bedroom voice so low it is sometimes hard to hear. The women characters are all breathy, like Marilyn Monroe. The other males are over the top caricatures.

    The bad narration makes a slow, story even worse. I don't care to listen to see what happens.

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    • joan
    • 19/05/2016

    A really good police prodedural

    Set in England this novel has all the elements of a ripping (!) good tale. It's not difficult to get around the British-isms and the narrator is first rate.

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    • Debbie
    • 14/06/2020

    Off with their Heads

    The second in the series is just as good, or better than the first, and DI Nick Dixon has his work cut out for him when a severed head is found in a golf course sand trap. Stopping a golf tournament, leaving the locals in an uproar, DI Dixon locks down the scene and begins his investigation. He soon finds that this isn’t a single incident, but a serial killer dating back to the 1970s. Determining what ties the murders together, and why the killer lops off the victim’s heads, leaving the bodies in one place and their heads in another is a puzzle, for sure. Each installment of the series gives us more opportunity to learn about DI Nick Dixon and his girlfriend, DC Jane Winter. The fact that Dixon has a reputation for ruffling feathers at the police station, but also for solving difficult cases, makes for interesting listening. Excellent book and resolution. I will be going on to the next in the series.

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    • Michelle
    • 21/03/2019

    head in the Sand

    The only reason I listened to this boring story was the brilliant narration and performance of Napoleon Ryan. the author lacked imagination.

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    • Ali M. Fitzgerald
    • 04/11/2017

    This should be filed under "Comedy"

    Get this book if you want a ridiculous, over-the-top wanna-be mystery. The narration is done in such a silly, smarmy voice - it's straight out of the Carroll Burnett Show. Picture an actor strutting around on a stage, tweaking a faker-than-fake mustache and impersonating Rhett Butler. Not that the writing itself merits any better - I don't now if this is supposed to be a modern-day story, but the manly man is stereotypically gruff and condescending. The women are bird-brained and fawning - over the manliness of the manly man. The storyline itself is to trite that you really don't need to listen to it to know what happens in the next scene - it follows every old trope from any cardboard, generic mystery - it's noir without the "noir." It's more "Neeehhhhhhh..." I only made it through *maybe* and hour, but I had to turn it off because I wasn't in the mood for a comedy.

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    • mee
    • 15/10/2016

    Bland and arrogant

    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    If you enjoy man-splaining, and female cops asking "what now" through the book as if they don't have any knowledge. Zero humor nor charm.

    How could the performance have been better?

    Narrator was breath-y, think Christian Bale's Batman or David Caruso's CSI Miami, in all of the MCs dialogue. Many inappropriate awkard dramatic pauses, cue Caruso's dramatic putting on dark sunglasses or Capt Kirk

    Any additional comments?

    I do not recommend