The Outcast Dead

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5 out of 5 stars
By Saffy on 02-24-14

Excellent addition to the series

I have listened to all of Elly Grifiths Ruth Galloway books and this is definitely the best in the series. The plot is much tighter and the pace quicker than in some of the previous books and I was absolutely gripped. As usual the merging together of past and present is brilliantly done and the characterisation is excellent. I love the atmospheric Norfolk setting of the series particularly the descriptions of Ruth's home on the salt marshes. If you have not read any previous books in this series I would suggest starting at the beginning as the various relationships between the characters will make more sense. Clare Corbett reads this beautifully, although sometimes the male voices are not quite convincing! A highly recommended listen

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10 of 11 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Maggie on 09-14-15

Beware special offers...

I'd not heard of Elly Griffiths or the Ruth Galloway novels before this one appeared in an offer, and I thought It sounded ok, might as well give it a try

Oh dear - it has the lot. Archaeology, detectives, history - wonderful stuff, topped off by excellent narration and wonderfully evocative descriptions of the North Norfolk coast. A story that rattles along with several different strands.

The snag is it's No 6 in a series and it's hard to keep track of who's who and who's done what when they all have an established back history.

Nothing for it, I'll have to either read or listen to the previous 5. Just when I thought my credits would last the rest of the year... Thanks Audible!

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By lizzie on 08-06-16

An interesting book

If you could sum up The Outcast Dead in three words, what would they be?

Atmospheric different interesting

What other book might you compare The Outcast Dead to, and why?

The Lewis Man Same atmospheric tone and good characterisation

Which scene did you most enjoy?

In the playground

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Join the dig and don/t be afraid of the dark

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Ceri-Anne on 08-13-17

Bit disappointed but still a good listen

Disappointed with the change of narrator but plot and characters still captivating and looking forward to the next in the series.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Ingrid on 01-10-17

Horrible narrater, distroy the hole book

What disappointed you about The Outcast Dead?

The narrator

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The mystery it self

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

Jane McDowell did a really good job

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

The narrator destroyed the hole book. She make a mock of the different caracters in the book

Any additional comments?

I will not recomand this book to a friend

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By d collins on 05-22-16

Awful narration

Had to give up, narrator shouting child voices make this dreadful. Destroys the story.
Please just read the book.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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