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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,119 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Perry Narrator: David Colacci Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2009 ISBN: 9781597109123
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Listeners of Anne Perry’s bestselling William Monk novels feel as if they’ve experienced the many shades of Victorian London, from Belgravia to Limehouse, from drawing room to brothel. In Execution Dock, Perry’s first Monk novel in three years, we find ourselves on the bustling docks along the River Thames. Here the empire’s great merchant ships unload the treasures of the world. And here, in dank and sinister alleys, sex merchants ply their lucrative trade.

The dreaded kingpin of this dark realm is Jericho Phillips. On his floating brothel, sex slaves are forced to endure unspeakable acts. Now one such soul, thirteen-year-old Fig, is found with his throat cut, his tortured body tossed into the river.

Commander William Monk of the River Police swears that Phillips will hang for this abomination. But the miscreant is as wily as he is monstrous, and his wealthy clients seem far beyond the reach of the law. Monk’s attempt to bring about justice becomes the first electrifying episode in a nightmare that will test his courage and integrity.

However, reinforcements are on the way. Monk’s wife, Hester, who runs a free clinic for abused women, draws a highly unusual guerrilla force to her husband’s cause—a canny ratcatcher, a retired brothel keeper, a fearless street urchin, and a rebellious society lady. To one as criminally minded as Phillips, these folks are mere mosquitoes, to be sure. But as he will soon discover, some mosquitoes can have a deadly sting.

This gripping, terrifying story hurtles toward a denouement that will leave the reader breathless but cheering. Execution Dock is Anne Perry at her incomparable, magnificent best.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chuck | 2/15/2014

    " One of her best in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Whitney | 2/15/2014

    " It was good. I like that there was more character development for Claudine and Squeaky Robinson. I also enjoyed seeing Rathbone in a new light. It was interesting to see him in opposition to Monk and Hester. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat Roseman | 2/4/2014

    " March, 2012 - read second time "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anita Carter | 1/30/2014

    " Her usual good read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suevw | 1/26/2014

    " I listened to this and it was like most of anne perry's books very well written and great period piece! I'd forgotten much about Monk's character and should read some of those books I've not read between now in this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaye | 1/14/2014

    " I really like all of Anne Perry's books. This one features Inspector Monk, who is married to Hester. Perry really does her research about Victorian England. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gina | 1/13/2014

    " I just read the new PD James, so my standards may have been much higher, but this was a solid effort by Perry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Kay | 12/25/2013

    " In the 1860s a sleazy porno purveyor evades conviction. Monk is the protagonist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clare | 12/19/2013

    " This book was not my favorite of Anne Perry's. Generally I love every book she writes but the subject of this book (the child sex trade in Victorian England) is very depressing. It's not Perry's fault but I found this book to be both enlightening and sad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary G. | 12/15/2013

    " This is one of the best Monk books in years. The story was exciting and the characters were well developed. Looking forward to see where Perry will take her characters next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nepeta | 11/29/2013

    " really enjoying this series, even if I am reading them out of order "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mckinley | 11/3/2013

    " This one starts with a trial rather than it coming at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steph Turner | 10/31/2013

    " Good book in the Monk series. I am curious about the new direction the series seems headed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 9/10/2013

    " This is a terrific "can't put it down" mystery story. I love Anne Perry's writing, and this was one of the most exciting and satisfying of her Monk series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alyson | 8/29/2013

    " I really like the characters of Monk and Hester. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonny | 7/19/2013

    " One of my all time favourite authors. I know I'll alwys have a good story to read with twists and turns and authentic detail to capture my attention. don't think I have ever been disappointed with her work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 9/5/2012

    " This is the 18th novel in the series, and is definitely one of the better ones. Perry has tended to get a bit maudlin in the last few, but this one was grittier. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 7/26/2012

    " I think I may have enjoyed this book more if I had read the one before it. It seemed this story was a sort of continuation of that one. It was easy to catch on and get up to speed. What I like about Monk is that he changes quite a bit throughout the series and you continue to see that here. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sara | 7/20/2012

    " Could not finish it - pages & pages of anguished swirling around the same 3 ideas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MBP | 10/25/2011

    " Love this series - can't wait for the next one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trudy | 8/26/2011

    " I've said it before and I'll say it again. I love Anne Perry! Another home run in the William Monk series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 5/16/2011

    " Good, as is her usual. Though, I thought the ending was a bit rushed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 4/3/2011

    " This was very good, well-written, although the subject matter was very disturbing. It was not my favorite because of it, but I still liked it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Whitney | 12/23/2010

    " It was good. I like that there was more character development for Claudine and Squeaky Robinson. I also enjoyed seeing Rathbone in a new light. It was interesting to see him in opposition to Monk and Hester. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alyson | 12/13/2010

    " I really like the characters of Monk and Hester. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Graeme | 11/23/2010

    " I love Hester and Monk. I couldn't put it down, although the story is all a bit incredible. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 8/25/2010

    " Last of the William Monk series; waiting for the 2011 story... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanette | 8/16/2010

    " Execution Dock by Anne Perry is well worth reading. Anne Perry is a gifted writer "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 6/10/2010

    " This is one of the best Monk books in years. The story was exciting and the characters were well developed. Looking forward to see where Perry will take her characters next. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 5/17/2010

    " Well written escapism. I read it during my recent 6 hour flight. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martha | 5/11/2010

    " Excellent book. I really like all the 'period' details. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jack | 4/12/2010

    " Monk and Hester have to go after child pornographer, Jericho Phillips again after their attorney friend gets him freed from a murder charge on the grounds that he was not proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt--raises questions about law and justice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Kay | 4/12/2010

    " In the 1860s a sleazy porno purveyor evades conviction. Monk is the protagonist. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 3/29/2010

    " I skipped the first 80 pages--dull, and who cares. I'm sure she thought it would be a nice change to start with the trial first, but when you don't care about the characters yet, it's just tedious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 3/22/2010

    " Anne Perry write wonderfully. This latest in the Monk series while a bit shorter than usual, contains all the features of her past books. Great character development, twisting story line, and a moral dilemma. "

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About the Author
Author Anne Perry

Anne Perry is the New York Times bestselling author of a number of holiday novels, two acclaimed mystery series set in Victorian England, and a series set during World War I. She has also written several stand-alone novels and novellas, and her books have been finalists for the Agatha, Edgar, and Macavity awards. Born in London, she now lives in the Scottish highlands.

About the Narrator

David Colacci is an actor and director who has directed and performed in prominent theaters nationwide. His credits include roles from Shakespeare to Albee, as well as extensive work on new plays. As a narrator, he has recorded more than one hundred audiobooks, earned eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, and been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His narration of The Suspect was named one of AudioFile’s Best Audiobooks of 2007.