• Ruling Passion

  • Dalziel and Pascoe Series, Book 3
  • By: Reginald Hill
  • Narrated by: Brian Glover
  • Series: Dalziel & Pascoe, Book 3
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 08-30-05
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.8 (96 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Peter Pascoe is in shock. A weekend in the country with old friends turns into a nightmare when he finds three of them dead and the missing fourth a prime suspect in the eyes of the local police. They want his cooperation. Superintendent Andy Dalziel wants him back in Yorkshire where a string of unsolved burglaries are turning nasty. But it is all getting too much for Pascoe?
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"Hill remains one of the finest crime writers of this era." (Booklist)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Kathy on 02-06-12

Good Grief !!

I'm a Reginald Hill fan and especially enjoy Pascoe and Dalziel but holy guacamole !! Brain Glover is not the right narrator!!! This is the second time I've bit on a R. Hill book only to find a poor performance. Note to self: Pay attention to name of narrator!!

Frankly, I don't know if this is a good story or not -- I could barely understand most of it and could feel my ears clamping down the rest of the time.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Holly on 04-01-07

narrator disapointing

I love Reginald Hill's novels, and thoroughly enjoyed an earlier audiobook, Deadheads, read by Col in Buchanan. However, Brian Glover, the reader on this and, sad to read, several other Hill audiobooks, in not in the same class. The character voices are inconsistent, he seems to be almost screaming in many parts, and his accent is hard to understand. I'd give this a two, except that Hill's writing almost overcomes the defects caused by the reader.

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2 out of 5 stars
By MumsieWumsie on 04-06-11

Hard work to listen to

The book is up to the usual Dalziel & Pascoe standard but, although Brian Glover's Yorkshire accent is more accurate for Andy Dalziel than Warren Clarke's Lancastrian accent we're used to on TV, it does make it a harder listen than other D&P books read by Colin Buchanan.
Brian Glover reads as if he's got his finger under the words whilst Colin Buchanan's narration flows more naturally with more light and shade in the voices as well.
It's a shame, but because of the narrator, it's hard work to listen to.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Thomas on 10-21-07

Wrong reader

I am a Reginald Hill fan and was held by the story which had all the usual unexpected twists that result in a page turner. However, the reader (Brian Glover) lacked the chameleon quality that would have allowed listeners to bypass him, as if they were listening to the actual characters, and lose themselves in the story - his Yorkshire accent is pervasive and, as much of the action is around Oxfordshire, obtrusive.

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