Library Ed. ISIS Audio Books 2011
CS ISBN 978-1-4079-1597-5 $64.95 Six cassettes
CD ISBN 978-1-4079-1598-2 $71.95 Seven CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781407915999 $71.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
This delightful police procedural is full of intrigue—with clever twists in the plot and surprises from the large cast of characters. Jonathan Keeble's expert narration considerably adds to the pleasure. Partners Rafferty and Llewellyn couldn't be more opposite. Llewellyn is also the uncle of Rafferty's ex-fiancée. Keeble skillfully captures Llewellyn's Welsh accent, which becomes thicker when he's overwrought, and he achieves an endearing characterization of fiancée Abra as she and Rafferty reconcile. Best is Keeble’s portrayal of Rafferty's feelings of fallibility when he ponders what to do next in the murder investigation. As comic relief, Keeble’s depiction of Rafferty's mother, who's not averse to buying hot properties, is hilarious, especially in the moments when she confronts her son, the “copper.” S.G.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2011]
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