• Case Histories

  • Jackson Brodie
  • By: Kate Atkinson
  • Narrated by: Susan Jameson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 01-26-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.7 (7 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Cambridge is sweltering during an unusually hot summer. To Jackson Brodie, former police inspector turned private investigator, the world consists of one accounting sheet--"lost" on the left, "found" on the right--and the two never seem to balance. Jackson has never felt at home in Cambridge and has a failed marriage to prove it.
Surrounded by death, intrigue, and misfortune, his own life haunted by a family tragedy, he attempts to unravel three disparate case histories and begins to realise that in spite of apparent diversity, everything is connected...
©2004 Kate Atkinson (P)2014 AudioGo Ltd. Published by Random House Audiobooks
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2 out of 5 stars
By Shiraz! on 04-26-15

Enid Blyton meets Agatha Christie

What disappointed you about Case Histories?

Two-dimensional characters that put me in mind of the Famous Five when they were all grown up. Twee.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Something that doesn't feel like an English Public School creative writing project. And something where at least a few characters are interested in something other than sex.

What does Susan Jameson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She caught the accents of the Famous Five types beautifully.

Any additional comments?

I'm sure lots of people enjoy this kind of style, but it really didn't work for me. I need a fighting chance of at least respecting one of the characters, and I really do need them to come across as real people.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Miss on 03-07-16

Fantastic narration

I don't think I've ever listened to a better narrated book. Susan Jameson does an excellent job, unlike anything I've heard before.

Regards the story, there are three parallel stories loosely interwoven via the private detective Jackson Brodie. But the chapters are all from different perspectives of the various characters, so you get to know much more of their individual thoughts and feelings this way.

Nearly everything is wrapped up at the end, but I still have some questions I want answering, so am looking forward to discussing this with my book group in a couple of weeks!

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3 out of 5 stars
By W. Austin on 08-31-16

Awful Narration

I love Kate Atkinson, but the narrator's tone, in attempting to interpret, just makes every sentence sound sneering, bored and sarcastic. Couldn't listen, once I worked out what the problem was. Awful.

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5 out of 5 stars
By @GlobalCrimeFict on 04-24-17

Case Histories - murder mystery with a difference

Read this first Jackson Brodie by Kate Atkinson some years ago and loved revisiting it in the audio fornat.

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