Mystery : Blue Rose Trilogy

  • by Peter Straub
  • Narrated by Patrick Lawlor
  • Series: Blue Rose Trilogy
  • 19 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Tom Pasmore, ten years old, survives a near-fatal accident. During his long recovery, he becomes obsessed with an unsolved murder and finds he has clues to solving it that he shouldn’t. Lamont von Heilitz has spent his life dealing with mysteries, until he wanted to know nothing more of the terror of life and the horror of death. When a new murder disrupts their world of wealth, power, and pleasure, the two must form an unlikely partnership to confront demons from the past and the dark secrets that still haunt the present.

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What the Critics Say

.“Intriguing, immensely readable.... Engages the mind.” (The Washington Post Book World)
“The near-perfect mystery.... Full of intricate, engrossing, flesh-and-blood suspects and heroes.” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
“Sensational.... A terrific page-turner, superbly plotted, unforgettable characters.” (Kansas City Star)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Very confusing and slow; hated the reader.

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A better description and a better reader.


What could Peter Straub have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I think the story line was very meandering and hard to follow.


What didn’t you like about Patrick Lawlor’s performance?

His narration and the way he portrayed other characters just didn't work for me.


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- epeep

Great book, mediocre performance

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

This is one of my favorite books. Every time I read it, and I've read it at least half a dozen times, I find something new to admire. So maybe you can imagine my excitement when I discovered that Mystery had been made into an Audible book. What you won't be able to imagine is my disappointment with the reader. Except for a single sentence at the end, he lacked all modulation, all nuance. What he had in abundance, regrettably, was zeal, and this he brought to bear on each page, each paragraph, each sentence (except one). What a disappointment.


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- Gregory

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-01-2011
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio