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Fever of the Bone

Written by: Val McDermid
Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Meet Tony Hill's most twisted adversary - a killer with a shopping list of victims, driven by the most perverted of desires. The murder and mutilation of teenager Jennifer Maidment is horrific enough on its own. But it's not long before Tony realises it's just the start of a brutal and ruthless campaign that's targeting an apparently unconnected group of young people. Tony battles to find the answers that will give him personal and professional satisfaction in his most testing investigation yet.

©2009 Val McDermid (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"So gripping that it puts your life on hold." ( The Times)
"Everything a great detective novel should be: pacy, gripping, clever and stylish and, most of all, a fantastic read." ( Sunday Express)

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  • Andy Cleaver
  • 03-08-18

My first Val McDermid

High body count but great twists, some predictable as is the interaction between the main protagonist's but overall a good Detective Novel

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  • FrannyC
  • 10-04-17

The most annoying narration I have heard

I nearly returned this book because the narration was so incredibly plodding. Every word was picked out in a jarring staccato akin to a toddler learning to read. And the accents were even worse; never in my life have I heard such a bad Liverpudlian accent!!

Having said all of that, the only reason that I endured the narration was because the storyline showed promise. Having got to the end, I'm quite pleased that I did. I will listen to the next in the series as long as it has a different narrator...

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  • A. Macgregor
  • 01-06-16

A little predictable but good overall

I did get that annoying feeling I knew the answers quicker than the detective team on this one but overall a good, compelling story.

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  • mollyeyre
  • 04-05-17

Very poor writing - lots of bad language

I found the actual story OK, but realised that my interest was waning when I started to look to see how much more of the story I still had to listen to - only to see I was less than a third of the way through.

I usually love Saul Reichlin's narrations, but in this story he sounded very stilted and very slow - as if talking to a three year old, articulating his words very purposefully.

I was unimpressed by the CONSTANT reminders that various characters were lesbian - how this added to the tale I do not know - frankly I don't care about anyone's sexual preferences - I cannot think it makes any difference to the way that they carry out their work. I just find it unnecessarily intrusive!

This book reminded me why I stopped reading books by Val McDermid

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  • Anne
  • 20-08-20

Another excellent book.

Val McDermid never disappoints a really gripping story. I know some people don't like the narrator, but I think he makes the story, I admit some of the accents are a bit hit and miss but that is part of the appeal

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  • Pete Wood
  • 23-07-20

Great story and an enjoyable read!

Within the first chapters it is easy to see how this was dramatized for television. The characters are vividly drawn and complete. Strangely I guessed the reason for the victims and why they dies the way they did, (if you read it you will understand 'strangely'), none of this took away from what a great book this was. The narrator was exfellent and played apart in bringing the story to life, however he should steer clear of scouse accents, as it drifted between scouse, Welsh, Pakistani and a combination of them all. It didn't detract from the overall at all.

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  • soosie
  • 02-06-20

Really great read

This whole series is excellent and the narration by Saul Reichlin is second to none!

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  • Diane Poole
  • 14-12-19

Terrible narration

As expected terrific story but narration totally spoiled it for me. Very amateurish attempts at characterisation failed miserably and every character sounded 65++ which created altered images to the perceived reality in my head. Love this author but would not purchase another with this narrator

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  • Don
  • 10-07-19

Superb!

A gripping, twisting story. Superbly written and narrated, I will certainly purchase more by Val McDermid.

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  • jackie
  • 01-07-19

Confusing

Must be my age !!!! I got completely muddled up with the different children and parents . Too complicated for me as background listening need to read the book so I can refer back all the time !! Did not work on audible for me this one .

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  • caringjayne
  • 13-02-19

Poor narrator

Boring, disinterested voice. Decent story made unlistenable. Will avoid this guy entirely in future. More appropriate narration needs to be considered