The Dead Room

  • by Robert Ellis
  • Narrated by Jim McCance
  • 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A young woman is found, brutally murdered and left on gruesome display in the "safety" of her own home. The atrocity kicks off an investigation into a bizarre string of increasingly disturbing murders, all believed to be perpetrated by someone of unprecedented savagery and cunning. As the city's panic rises, civil attorney Teddy Mack is thrown headlong into the grisly homicide case - and into a world of dirty politics and corrupt justice, where deceptions are as deadly as the killer's twisted secrets. Now, another woman is about to meet the same horrific fate as the others.
To end a madman's reign, Teddy must enter his maze - a place of unimaginable terror and shocking revelations.
With his second thriller, L.A. Times best-selling author Robert Ellis delivers an explosive listen with full-blown characters caught in a world stacked with twists and turns and an emotional intensity that burns white-hot.
The Dead Room serves as the introduction to City of Fire and remains a truly one of a kind find.

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Intense, intricate story, superb narration

This may well be my favorite audiobook in recent memory. Its the story of Teddy, a lawyer who has joined a firm specifically to never have to deal with criminal law.3 months after joining the firm, he is thrust into a brutal, bloody, high profile case as a favor to the senior partner. This brings up a myriad of issues for Teddy about his past, because he believes that the accused is innocent, as was his father when he was a child.

The revelations about the true nature of the senior partner, plus the district attorney, are laid bare in a frighteningly realistic way that has life changing consequences for everyone involved.

I don't want to spoil the story, but I have to say - I did not see the end coming. At all. When I thought it was over, it wasn't.

MCCance does an amazing narration - the characters are are well developed and easy to distinguish, and he voices then with emotion and inflection unique to each role. An excellent listen!
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- kelly

Wow! Refreshingly Different!

Where does The Dead Room rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I gave read many serial killer stories and it starts getting repetitive but this book was refreshing. This one follows a young criminal lawyer instead of a police detective. It is by far one of the best mystery novels I've read. Also I have never listened to Jim McCance before but he was great, at times he sounded like Buffalo Bill from "Silence of the Lambs" and other times he sounded like my favorite narrator, Scott Brick. If you like Scott Brick you should like Jim McCance.


Who was your favorite character and why?

I enjoyed listening to the evolution of Teddy who was somewhat naive and desperate for a mentor.


Which scene was your favorite?

The underwater scene, I'll leave it at that. ;)


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Once I got into it I couldn't put it down.


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- Jennifer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-11-2014
  • Publisher: Robert Ellis