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3.42307692307692 out of 53.42307692307692 out of 53.42307692307692 out of 53.42307692307692 out of 53.42307692307692 out of 5 3.42 (26 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Baldacci, Sandra Brown, Jeffery Deaver, Tess Gerritsen, J. A. Jance, Faye Kellerman, R. L. Stine, Lisa Scottoline Narrator: Carol Monda, Tom Stechschulte, Richard Ferrone, James Colby, Jonathan Davis, Eliza Foss Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2011 ISBN: 9781442339750
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More than twenty New York Times bestselling authors team up to create a first-rate serial novel, a collaboration that combines the skills of America’s greatest storytellers to produce a gripping, spellbinding mystery.

Alexander McCall Smith, Sandra Brown, Faye Kellerman, J. A. Jance, Jeffery Deaver, Kathy Reichs, Lisa Scottoline, and Jeff Lindsay are a handful of the names that make up the all-star lineup of authors behind No Rest for the Dead, a tale of vengeance, greed, and love that flows seamlessly, in the words of David Baldacci, “as it passes from one creator’s mind to the next.”

When Christopher Thomas, a ruthless curator at San Francisco’s McFall Art Museum, is murdered and his decaying body is found in an iron maiden in a Berlin museum, his wife, Rosemary, is the primary suspect. She is tried, convicted, and executed. Ten years later, Jon Nunn, the detective who cracked the case, is convinced the wrong person was put to death. In the years since the case was closed, he’s discovered a web of deceit and betrayal surrounding the Thomases that could implicate any number of people in the crime. Solving this case may be Nunn’s last chance for redemption, but the shadowy forces behind Christopher’s death will stop at nothing to silence the past forever.

In this innovative storytelling approach, each of these twenty-six bestselling writers brings their distinctive voice to a chapter of the narrative, building the tension to a shocking, explosive finale. No Rest for the Dead is a thrilling accomplishment that only America’s very best authors could achieve.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The lineup of writers who have contributed to this mystery is akin to the Murderers’ Row of the 1927 New York Yankees. There is not a weak spot in the bunch.”

    David Baladacci

  • “Wow, what a line up! You can’t go wrong here.” 

    Michael Connelly

  • “Twenty-six fantastic writers plus one good cause equals irresistable mystery nirvana.”

    Lee Child, award winning author of the Jack Reacher novels

  • “Brilliant…If you like your mysteries smart, with a great twist, then you must read this book.”

    Linda Fairstein, New York Times bestselling author

  • “An A-list collaboration.”

    Sacramento Bee

  • No Rest for the Dead is more than just a stunt. Anyone who loves a good mystery will love this book and to top it off proceeds go to a good cause.”

    CNN.com

  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becci | 2/16/2014

    " I thought it was good. Somewhat predictable but good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cloakndagger | 2/3/2014

    " "No Rest For The Dead" is riveting in the sense that I was (am) reading it at the time of Troy Davis' execution and when the questions about his guilt or innocence were being debated. The novel is about a wealthy woman accused and sentenced to die for the murder of her jerk of a husband. Halfway through the book and it's shaping up really well. The only problem is the premise that a person in death row would be executed in a matter of a couple of years after the sentencing. Not a lawyer but I think the process requires judicial patience and exhaustion of all legal avenues. Very creative approach to a novel though with 20+ authors corroborating on one storyline. Whether it pans out to be a good book will depend on the ending, of course, and I am not there yet ... But so far so good ... "

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

    " A very entertaining read! Former police detective John Nunn can't let a case drop in which he believes that an innocent woman was sentenced to death for a murder she didn't commit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 1/27/2014

    " Obviously, there was a lot of brain power that went into this book - and with that there was creativity and drama. However, perhaps for that reason I felt that I didn't get as in depth with the characters and really connect with them, as I would have hoped. Also, I was disappointed with the ending and the "cowboy" attitude, which was a little hard to swallow. Wouldn't NOT recommend, but not high on my list. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marcus | 1/22/2014

    " Mixing numerous writers to create a well crafted story with a consistent narrative voice may not have been the goal here. Perhaps this was just an exercise of possibility. The plot is not terribly surprising and each author leaves a wee nugget of back story information that others can pick up on later to expand on. The interest comes not from noticing that they pick up the nugget, but how they expand on it and build a wee bit more on to the character. In the end there is a pleasant read which could easily be thought of as an interesting first novel from a new author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mimifrance76 | 1/11/2014

    " a little disappointed. You couldn"t really tell there were 26 different writer maybe except Kathy Reichs with autopsy report !! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 12/19/2013

    " Excellent suspense; a collaborative effort of many great authors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 12/1/2013

    " A very intriguing story line about a murder involving a german "iron maiden". Written by multiple authors, this story is very well written and kept me wondering until just about the end of the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie | 11/30/2013

    " Very interesting book. I enjoyed how all of the authors created a seamless story. Some of my favorite authors wrote a chapter or two. I need to look up some of the authors I have not read before -- I may have some new books to reading wish list. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly | 11/25/2013

    " Interesting book! Several authors, each writing a chapter or two, combine to form this whodunit story. Captivating from the beginning, surprising at the end. I liked it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Greg | 11/16/2013

    " The book actually started out really good but it lost steam towards the end. The authors didn't make the writing style so eclectic that it was difficult to read. AS a quick "beach book" it's not bad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 11/15/2013

    " I listened to this book as a borrowed audiobook from the library. The voice actors did well. This was my first time reading a book in which multiple authors took a chapter. It did seem the book flowed as if written by one person and I enjoyed the plot, characters, and ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 9/3/2013

    " This was written by 26 different mystery writers, many of whom I read already. It was a good mystery with a nice twist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 8/16/2013

    " Very interesting... they had a bunch of different writers take a chapter in this mystery. I liked it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 susan funk | 7/2/2013

    " this was a great mystery, page turner..unique twist & flows so well considering how may writers contributed ..plus the profits went to LLS highly recommend if you like a good mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeri | 12/20/2012

    " Interesting concept, 26 authors joining together to write one murder mystery. Definitely were able to pull it together. No lapse in continuity. And what a surprising ending! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alana | 11/27/2012

    " Liked the plot and characters but the writing was disjointed due to the experiment of 20+ authors collaborating on the one plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roxann Rooney | 8/22/2012

    " This is written by some of my favorite authors. You can't guess the ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gmh357 | 6/2/2012

    " Good concept, but far too many cooks in this kitchen ... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gina | 4/15/2012

    " Having so many authors write just one book was not a very good idea. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam Nelson | 2/21/2012

    " I can't think of a good way to describe my thoughts on this book. Some areas were great and others seemed scattered. I understand that it is due to the amount of different authors and styles but still. Generally I enjoyed the book and it had a good finish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 1/11/2012

    " You should read this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bhindman | 12/8/2011

    " This was an interesting change of pace. I enjoyed observing the differences in writing styles. Only one transition bothered me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 8/13/2011

    " Interesting concept. Amazed at 26 authors can all write different chunks of the same book and it still hangs together fairly well. I definitely enjoyed some chapters better than others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 7/7/2011

    " This was written by 26 different mystery writers, many of whom I read already. It was a good mystery with a nice twist. "

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About the Author
Author David Baldacci

David Baldacci made a big splash on the literary scene with the publication of his first novel, Absolute Power, in 1996. A major motion picture adaptation followed, with Clint Eastwood as its director and star. In total, David has published 30 novels, all of which have been national and international bestsellers; several have been adapted for film and television. His novels have been translated into more than 45 languages and sold in more than 80 countries; over 110 million copies are in print worldwide. David has also published three novels for children. He has received numerous accolades for his writing; most recently, he was inducted into the 2011 International Crime Writing Hall of Fame and received the 2012 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award.

About the Narrators

Carol Monda is an award-winning actor known for her work in Out of Season, After You Left, and The Gentlemen. She is an accomplished voice-over artist and an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator, having lent her voice to over one hundred audiobooks, including New York Times bestsellers by Jodi Picoult, Lucia Berlin, Lisa Jackson, Chuck Palahniuk, Colum McCann, and Carla Neggers.

Tom Stechschulte has narrated well over a hundred audiobooks and has won fifteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. He won the prestigious Audie Award in 2009 and has been a finalist for the Audie in 2005 and 2011. As an actor, he has been seen in eleven Broadway shows as well as numerous television and film shows, including the remake of The Manchurian Candidate.

Richard Ferrone has recorded over 150 audiobooks including thrillers, romances, science fiction, and inspirational novels. He has earned an Audie Award and four Audie nominations, including for Best Solo Male Narrator of 2003. He was also recognized as an AudioFile “Voice of the Last Century” and a “Rising and Shining Star.” He has earned nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards, including the 2011 Best Voice in Mystery and Suspense as well as the 2009 Best Voice in Science Fiction and Fantasy. A science fiction fan, he narrated Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy. He has also narrated works by James Patterson, Walter Mosley, John Sandford, Eric Van Lustbader, and Stuart Woods.

James Colby was born in Arlington, Massachusetts, as James Leo Colby in 1961. He is an actor and published narrator known for his readings of Fight Club, Best Friends Forever, and Fenway Fever. He is the winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award.

Jonathan Davis has received widespread critical acclaim for his narration in a variety of genres. He has won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2009, 2011, and 2012, as well as being a finalist for an Audie in 2007, 2013, and three times in 2014. He has also garnered accolades from Publishers Weekly, USA Today, and AudioFile magazine and has earned more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards.

Eliza Foss is an actress who has appeared in numerous theaters in New York City and around the country. She has narrated over thirty books and short stories, been featured in AudioFile magazine, and won five AudioFile Earphones Awards for her narrations.