The Calling of the Grave

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5 out of 5 stars
By Aileen on 07-01-11

Absolutely Brilliant Book

Really enjoyed listening to this book. The amount of research Simon Beckett must of done for this book is tremendous, as well as his attention to detail. His main character David Hunter is a thoroughly nice man that you just warm to immediately. The storyline is gripping just when you think you know who the killer is everything turns upside down. Brilliantly written and thoroughly enjoyable.
The narrator, too is excellent and I cant praise this audio book highly enough.

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31 of 31 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Kirstine on 01-09-12

A riveting story

Having read and enjoyed The Chemistry of Death I was confident that this would be a good book and it is. I was gripped from the start and enjoyed the scientific detail that adds credibility to the narrative. The story never flags and is full of exciting scenes and surprises. Not least the ending which I didn't see coming.
The reader does a splendid job of giving characters different voices and enhancing the listening experience.

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11 of 11 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By R on 08-02-11


absolutely loved it
this author was new to me and i read it based on the previous review. i have not
been disapointed and spent all night listening to it. i had promised myself that i should go to sleep but couldnt help myself listen to more.
it is brilliantly narrated. probably the best narator i have come across so far and am certainly going to listen to more titles by simon beckett

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 10-04-11

Enjoyable but a little predictable

I bought this on the basis that I'd enjoyed the narrator so much when listening to the Woodcutter, and again he was excellent in this, really bringing the book alive. It's a decent listen and the story is well told and engaging. The storyline didn't exactly grip me though and the who done it wasn't particularly a surprise, it was just a why and how to keep you engaged. It's a decent listen but it's not going to get me raving about it.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Graham on 08-16-11

Superb read

Normally I buy a book per month to 'read' while travelling back and forth to work. Anything of 9 hours and above is enough for this, until I started this book. I have, in effect, 'read' it in two days. The old saying, cannot put a good book down' applies so much to this one.

The narrator, Jonathan Keeble, is just superb, enacting faultlessly all the different voices and mannerisms of the characters really helping to bring them to life. A really enjoyable, well written and well narrated audio-book with a good storyline, fitting ending and well thought out plot.

Trouble is, I need to get another to last the rest of the month, I doubt it will do though if I get another by Simon Beckett. I hope the author and narrator get together for another book soon.

Highly recomended.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Naomi on 08-10-11

Worth a listen!

I really enjoyed this book, a little predictable in the end. The narrator Jonathan Keeble was excellent.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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