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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,383 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Minette Walters Narrator: Josephine Bailey Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2006 ISBN: 9781400173143
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In each of her ten critically acclaimed and hugely popular novels, Minette Walters has explored the dark terrain of the human psyche to give us thrillers of exceptional psychological complexity and suspense. Now, in The Devil's Feather, she gives us her most unexpected and electrifying novel yet. In 2002, five women are discovered barbarously murdered in Sierra Leone. Reuters Africa correspondent Connie Burns suspects a British mercenary: a man who seems to turn up in every war-torn corner of Africa, whose reputation for violence and brutality is well-founded and widely known. Connie's suspicions that he's using the chaos of war to act out sadistic, misogynistic fantasies fall on deaf ears-but she's determined to expose him and his secret. The consequences are devastating. Connie encounters the man again in Baghdad, but almost immediately she's taken hostage. Released after three desperate days, terrified and traumatized by the experience-fearing that she will never again be the person she once was-Connie retreats to England. She is bent on protecting herself by withholding information about her abduction. But secluded in a remote rented house-where the jealously guarded history of her landlady's family seems to mirror her own fears-she knows that it is only a matter of time before her nightmares become real. With its sinuous plot, its acutely drawn characters, and its blistering suspense, The Devil's Feather keeps us riveted from first to last. It is a dazzling reminder of why Publishers Weekly has dubbed Minette Walters "Agatha Christie with the gloves off." Download and start listening now!

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  • Narrator Josephine Bailey, who has won several awards for her distinctive audio performances, perfectly captures all the nuances, fears and emotions of The Devil's Feather. Sun-Sentinel

Listener Opinions

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

    " Bit slow to start with but then got really good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 2/14/2014

    " Minette Walters writes terrifying books and this certainly qualifies. I loved this book. The plot twists and turns, not letting up until the satisfying ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Faye | 1/29/2014

    " Very readable, but plot was just far too unrealistic for me to suspend disbelief and go with the story. Disappointed, as I've read a couple of other Minette Walters books and loved them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joe O'c | 1/29/2014

    " Good; Correspondent is held hostage for three days n Iraq after attempting to unmask a killer/soldier of fortune; she then returns to the UK and refuses to discuss her experiences with anyone, while fearing another visit "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 arjuna | 1/22/2014

    " Complicated and satisfying, as always. Not perhaps my favourite of hers, but really enjoyed the contemporary relevance/exploration aspects. "

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

    " Started OK with lots of intrigue, but then got really quiet as the protagonist moved to the coutryside. Lost me a bit. But decent for bedrest! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kay Wells | 1/16/2014

    " Finished very compact busy book plenty of story to keep up with worth the read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen | 1/8/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. I think anyone that enjoyed THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATOO series will enjoy this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krista | 1/7/2014

    " I liked the fact that you don't get the full story right away--details are revealed little by little as the story progresses. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lucy Briggs | 1/7/2014

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sian Newman | 1/7/2014

    " Twas alright! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 12/29/2013

    " This Thriller was very intetesting. I was worried it would be too graphic or uncomfortable based on the book cover but the violence was subtle enough (About a million times less violent then the Stieg Larrsen books). I will read this author's other books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karl | 11/30/2013

    " I picked this up off the mystery shelves at the local library. I was looking for a mystery set in a recent time frame. Unfortunately, there isn't much mystery in the book at all. It was well written, but more of a drama. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisette | 11/5/2013

    " Another book on cd to listen while sewing. I enjoyed this story very much, a mystery/drama that leaves you guessing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jack Goodstein | 10/9/2013

    " Taken prisoner by a sadistic woman hater in Iraq, the heroine gets her revenge in England. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky Jo Gesteland | 8/9/2013

    " Like other Minette Walters' mysteries I've read, this one disturbs yet fascinates. Intellectually satisfying too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris C | 12/23/2012

    " Have yet to read a Minette Walters and not give it 5 stars!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rhona Arthur | 6/19/2012

    " Nicely constructed and well written "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue Davis | 1/2/2012

    " Kidnapping in Iraq and aftermath and parallel story in English countryside. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nickie | 10/28/2011

    " I found the part concerning the landlady disppointing and I thought it didn't quite fit in with the main story. On the contrary, I enjoyed the non-conventional characters of Connie and Jess. A good story about women, that doesn't come up so often! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine Lanaghan | 9/26/2011

    " Loved it, a real page turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen | 8/23/2011

    " Minette Walters in my opinion is one of the best crime writers. Read this too long ago to give a review now. I was very lucky to get this book signed by the author wow! "

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

    " An excellent psychological thriller, which I have read before. But, Ms Walters hasn't put out a book since 2007 so what's a girl to do? I re-read this one in anticipation of the supposedly upcoming release - I can hardly wait. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krista | 4/24/2011

    " I liked the fact that you don't get the full story right away--details are revealed little by little as the story progresses. "

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

    " This was an excellent suspense novel with well-developed, believeable characters and a compelling plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 1/11/2011

    " This Thriller was very intetesting. I was worried it would be too graphic or uncomfortable based on the book cover but the violence was subtle enough (About a million times less violent then the Stieg Larrsen books). I will read this author's other books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisette | 12/29/2010

    " Another book on cd to listen while sewing. I enjoyed this story very much, a mystery/drama that leaves you guessing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma | 8/23/2010

    " Slightly random plot, crossing a sexual psychopath with country gossip... Still a good read though! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 4/8/2010

    " Minette Walters writes terrifying books and this certainly qualifies. I loved this book. The plot twists and turns, not letting up until the satisfying ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 3/25/2010

    " Interseting if not a bit dark.. I like the psychology behind it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katherine | 1/29/2010

    " War zone journalist is abducted, and on her return to England struggles to protect her privacy as she tries to investigate the truth about her captor.
    Very well done, sketching both a broad world stage and a small English village equally convincingly. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joe | 1/12/2010

    " Good; Correspondent is held hostage for three days n Iraq after attempting to unmask a killer/soldier of fortune; she then returns to the UK and refuses to discuss her experiences with anyone, while fearing another visit
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