Dead Time : Dr. Alan Gregory

  • by Stephen White
  • Narrated by Dick Hill
  • Series: Dr. Alan Gregory
  • 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

After the shocking developments in Dry Ice, Colorado psychologist Alan Gregory is struggling to deal with his newly adopted son and repair his shaky, though generally improving, marriage. But then Alan's ex-wife, Merideth, reappears, seeking help she feels only Alan can give. Suddenly, Alan is pulled into a mystery that reaches back years to a camping trip at the Grand Canyon involving Merideth's fiancé and five friends whose lives were changed forever when a young woman mysteriously vanished from the Canyon floor. Enlisting the help of friend and detective Sam Purdy, Alan finds himself pitted against new demons and unseen enemies as he tries to uncover the connection between the unexplained disappearance at the Grand Canyon and Merideth's missing surrogate. The clock is ticking, and as Alan's and Sam's investigations take them from New York City to Los Angeles to the cavernous reaches of the Canyon itself, Alan unearths a series of secrets and deceptions that someone wishes to keep buried at all costs.

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What the Critics Say

"White's imaginative and clinical mind seems to know no boundaries in inventing creative plots. And his knowledge of the human psyche provides insights about the workings of a mind skewed by trauma or uncommon life experiences." (Rocky Mountain News)
"Because of its multiple subplots and points of view, many performers might find this story daunting. Not Dick Hill." (AudioFile)

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Loved it

I've been a Stephen White fan for years-- his character Alan Gregory is a clinical psychologist who is continually pulled into the middle of gruesome crimes-- not unlike Jonathan Kellerman's Alex Delaware-- except I find White's books more suspenseful, intelligent, and coherent. So I was thrilled to finally see a White book available on Audible! While 'Dead Time' is probably not White's best, I thought it was right up there-- lots of twists and turns, a couple of compelling subplots, and some great nailbiting moments. Unlike the other reviewer, I really like the way White takes his time to develop conversations and settings-- it facilitates the evolution of the characters and their relationships and ultimately just makes me care that much more about what happens to them.

I was a little worried I might not like the way the reader interpreted the characters I've grown so fond of, but he didn't let me down-- and he does an especially good "bad guy" voice!

For me, this was one I couldn't stop listening to until I finished. Please, Audible, let's have some more of White's books on here!
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- Sbrooks "Sbrooks"

Definitely not my favorite...

I am a big Stephen White fan but this is one of my least favorite books that he has published. I kept waiting for it to get more exciting and found some of the dialogue between Alan and Sam to drone on and on unnecessarily. When the climax does come in the end and you find out "who done it" it didn't get any better for me. I found it too predictable. I still listened all the way to the end but if this had been my first book of his I would not have read any more of his books. Big disappointment after such books as Dry Ice and Cold Case etc.
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- Kari

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-29-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio