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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (9,475 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kate Atkinson Narrator: Robin Atkin Downes Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2006 ISBN:
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In the brilliant new literary thriller by the award-winning author of Case Histories, Jackson Brodie, adored single-dad detective, is caught in a web of mystery following a grisly attack in the street.

Two years after the events of Case Histories, which left him a retired millionaire with an occasional girlfriend in Julia, a former client, Jackson has followed her to Edinburgh for its famous summer festival. The incident of road rage he happens to witness sets in motion a chain of events that will pull a wealthy almost-widow, a timid crime novelist, and a female police detective into Jackson's orbit.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Briel | 2/20/2014

    " I love the way that everything connected. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judi | 2/7/2014

    " Very good, wish I hadn't remembered so much from the BBC/Masterpiece "Case Histories" series, but still very good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea Wells | 2/2/2014

    " not quite as tight as the others... I've been reading these out if sequence, so it did fill in some missing history, but this one is not my favorite of hers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kate Robertson | 1/23/2014

    " Although the book was ok I really didn't like it as well as Case Histories. I thought the pacing was really slow. I still like the charcter of Jackson Brodie but the others were not that engaging. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracey | 1/21/2014

    " What a great book to take on holiday! I really enjoyed the way the author wove all of the seemingly separate stories together with such ease. I also loved the end as I had wondered where the man from the beginning fitted into everything. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joh | 1/19/2014

    " Not quite as good as the first book in the Jackson Brodie series - a little far fetched this time. Jackson still as wonderful as ever though! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth (NC) | 1/18/2014

    " The last 100 pages were better than the first 300. I enjoyed reading the third in this series (which I actually read before the first and second). I'm hoping this was just a second book glitch and that her next one will be more enjoyable again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom Zanarini | 1/18/2014

    " The thing I like about Scottidh authors is that they are all such miserable bastards. The characters are mean, spiteful, sarcastic nd bitter. Also achingly poetic and beautiful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miranda | 12/8/2013

    " This is a great follow ul to the first Jackson Brodie story. One simple act has consequences for many in different ways. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael Libby | 11/23/2013

    " eh. it was ok. i was expecting a potboiler but got a crock pot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 R.J. Astruc | 11/12/2013

    " This series just keeps getting better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zhanna | 10/5/2013

    " This second book did not disappoint. Can't wait to read the 3rd one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gena | 10/1/2013

    " Perfect airplane reading. Atkinson is a sharp writer of characters, equal parts affectionate and satirical. Looking forward to the next Jackson Brodie novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny Flipflops | 6/20/2013

    " Love Kate Atkinson, this was a good one "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ken French | 5/5/2013

    " One of the best crime novels I've ever read (and I've read a lot of them). Great characters, well-paced, and a plot that reveals itself, layer-by-layer, right up to an excellent last-page revelation. I must read more of her work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Inese | 3/29/2013

    " Lots to enjoy, but too much of that irritating soap opera stuff of moving to a different character at a moment of crisis. These characters and story lines are strong enough to have stood on their own without that annoying gimmick. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josephine | 7/23/2012

    " Wonderfully plotted with rich, witty characterisations. Humour and depth. Wish I'd written it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen Wylie | 4/17/2012

    " A great mystery series that reads like literature. How skilled Kate Atkinson is to weave together three disparate stories into one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teresa | 1/10/2012

    " Too many characters to keep up with, but different kind of story so not bad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Snotchocheez | 8/26/2011

    " I really enjoy Kate Atkinson's snarky wit (though it gets a wee bit cloying after awhile). She can write a mystery with the best of them, though, and I gobbled this up in just a couple of frenzied reading marathons. I'm very interested in reading more by her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathryn | 8/3/2011

    " Atkinson comes up with great characters, histories and interwoven storylines again in this sequel to Case Histories. For the most part enjoyable though went on a bit long. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carl | 5/22/2011

    " Atkinson is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. Brodie is back and this time stuck at the Fringe Festival in England. Add a few dead bodies, mistaken identities, and some very funny dialogue, and Atkinson once again is proving to be just a damn talented writer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dsolove | 5/22/2011

    " So far I love this book!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynne | 5/21/2011

    " Loved this one too. She's literary without being pretentious. (Is that possible?) Her characters are so deeply drawn...and she imagines threats and dangers that seem so real. Love Brodie. Love Louise. Love places and minor characters too. "

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

    " This is the sequel to Case Histories and the second in the Jackson Brodie series. I enjoy the way Atkinson weaves together the stories of characters, bringing them together at the end. Very enjoyable, hard to put down. The very last line of this one left me thinking. It wasn't what I had expected. "

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

    " Kate Atkinson is a genius. That's all I have to say. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 5/12/2011

    " Listened to this on CD on a long drive. It was entertaining, but not terribly interesting. Would try another of Kate Atkinson's as several friends have recommended her for light crime reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie | 5/12/2011

    " Crazy Russian Girl might be my favorite character. "

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

    " Liked it! Possibly more than the first one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Irene | 5/9/2011

    " Thoroughly enjoyed this book, takes place in Edinburgh during the Fringe festival, lots of twists and turns, great characters "

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

    " Kate Atkinson is the best. Start with Case Histories if you haven't read any of her mysteries yet. I'm not a big crime mystery fan but these are great.

    Not as good as Case Histories but similar story layout. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 4/29/2011

    " I thought Case Histories was interesting, but I dug this book much more. Great characters, great story, great vibe...I really like Kate Atkinson's style. Can't wait to read the next one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacey | 4/25/2011

    " My favorite Atkinson novel yet. Here's to cosmic justice! "

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