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3.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 5 3.38 (32 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kate Atkinson Narrator: Susan Jameson Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN:
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Case One: A little girl goes missing in the night.

Case Two: A beautiful young office worker falls victim to a maniac's apparently random attack.

Case Three: A new mother finds herself trapped in a hell of her own making - with a very needy baby and a very demanding husband - until a fit of rage creates a grisly, bloody escape.

Thirty years after the first incident, as private detective Jackson Brodie begins investigating all three cases, startling connections and discoveries emerge. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jgknobler | 2/5/2014

    " A well-constructed mystery or set of mysteries told with great panache. The initial chapter involves a family very similar to the one in "Behind the Scenes at the Museum," with extraordinarily neglectful parents and delightful, spirited children, not always kind. The detective, who I gather we will encounter in future novels, is pleasantly flawed as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marcy | 1/17/2014

    " The book starts off well enough with an atmospheric family portrait enduring a palpable heat wave so I thought I was in for a good read. However, after the detailed beginning, I felt like the author took the story away from me by focusing too much on the PI's personal problems/opinions/etc (which he doesn't resolve cuz he's got troubles you know) rather than on his solving of the crimes themselves (which putter along like afterthoughts until they are suddenly wrapped up at the end.) The author had too much going on, not always in the same time frame & even the strength of her character depiction suffered under the divisive narrative. I was about 2/3 thru before I realized how annoyed I was and I finished only for the sake of Olivia's story. It really deserves more like a 2.5 cuz it's not awful, just not nearly as good as it could have been. Atkinson gets a lot of press as a "literary crime writer" but I am underwhelmed. OK, rant over. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julia Southwick | 12/28/2013

    " When I started this one, I couldn't put it down, because the characters were so well developed in my opinion. But it was filled with WAY too much sexual content and bad language, and that's saying a lot coming from me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erica | 11/20/2013

    " I liked the story and the mystery of this book quite a bit. I found it hard to put down and I didn't predict what had happened to those that were killed. However, the writing was a bit confusing and I felt that the author skipped around in an odd manor. Overall a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Isabelle | 11/3/2013

    " C'est beau, c'est emouvant, c'est dur et ca se lit si vite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ms.pointy | 11/2/2013

    " Very engaging and well done. A bit *too* much coincidence for my taste in the last quarter of the book, but a satisfying read overall. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 10/20/2013

    " I don't often read mysteries but I had enjoyed the t.v. show based on the book so I thought I would give it a try. The t.v. show was better. The book consists of several intersecting mysteries. They all get resolved in rather unorthodox ways. But the book focused on the lives of the Land sisters more than the mysteries which I found unusual. I guess i'm still not a mystery fan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia Carter | 10/20/2013

    " I really like all of Kate Atkinson's "Jackson Brody" novels. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah Boyette | 8/29/2013

    " Overall way too slow. The plot moves like someone wading through mud. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hanna | 7/28/2013

    " I thought this one would be a bit more...detective-y. Not the case. There were a lot of backstories but not so much puzzle solving, which is what I expected. I wasn't crazy about the ending. That said, it was an interesting read and I enjoyed the book though I didn't love it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lois | 7/14/2013

    " First impression, quite dark and depressing, but it is growing on me as I read it. At times it is very hard to put down. Liked it well enough. It kept me wanting to listen to the end, but I was neither in love with or hated the ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally Grey | 1/17/2013

    " Loved her quirky humor & characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beccy | 12/7/2012

    " Disturbing in places but a compulsive read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Virginie | 7/25/2012

    " I love her writing, very witty ! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Moira | 7/10/2012

    " Solid and engaging, with one hell of an appealing narrator. The platonic ideal of an airport murder mystery, and one I wouldn't mind leaving in the seat pocket for the next person to find. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie C | 6/16/2012

    " interesting ending...that's all I have to say. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stef | 2/27/2012

    " A bit predictable but interesting and the protagonist is like able in a very human way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 9/29/2011

    " Really good stories, much better than the TV series. Jackson Brodie hero! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather Kramm | 8/17/2011

    " Bit tedious but end wraps up the three interwoven mysteries nicely "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dsolove | 5/22/2011

    " Has a character from the other book I'm reading. Just started this so don't know yet if I like it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 5/21/2011

    " Unexpectedly enjoyed the way the divergent themes cross...and the ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sue | 5/20/2011

    " just couldn't get into it , it just jumped to many times "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcleitson | 5/19/2011

    " Very quiet and strang...right up my alley! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 caitlin | 5/18/2011

    " Well written and intriguing mystery. I couldn't put it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 5/18/2011

    " A very odd book, but enjoyable. It starts as 3 separate storied, but they all come together. The main character is a P.I. trying to solve the 3 old cases. His life is a mess, and the people he encounters are quirky to say the least. It moves at a pretty good pace and held my interest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jo | 5/16/2011

    " love love love Kate Atkinson! I've read all her books at least once or twice and I still reach for them when I want to immerse myself in multiple plot lines with a cast of characters I care about, and plots that run the gamut of human emotion and experience. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 5/13/2011

    " This is a favorite. Excellent mystery with interesting characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherie | 5/12/2011

    " The author takes three separate cases and weaves them together with the most unlikely of outcomes. The weaving resembles not so much a fine tapestry as the potholder your first grader made for you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 5/11/2011

    " I'll read more in this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 5/10/2011

    " Good mystery. Woven together very well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 5/10/2011

    " So far this is good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelley | 5/9/2011

    " Very good mystery. Liked how it slowly came together. "

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About the Author
Author Kate Atkinson

Kate Atkinson’s first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, was named Whitbread Book of the Year in 1995. Several of her works are New York Times bestsellers, including Started Early, Took My Dog and When Will There Be Good News? She is the author of a collection of short stories, Not the End of the World, and of the critically acclaimed novels Human Croquet, Emotionally Weird, Case Histories, and One Good Turn. She lives in Edinburgh.

About the Narrator

Susan Jameson trained at the Birmingham School of Speech and Drama and has since gone on to appear on stage in A Fool and His Money, You Say Tomatoes, This Happy Breed, and as Vera in Just Between Ourselves. On television she has been seen in Kid in the Corner, Catherine Cookson’s The Girl, Band of Gold, and Circle of Deceit. She also appeared in the film International Velvet.