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Download The Face of a Stranger: A William Monk Novel #1 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,369 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Perry Narrator: Davina Porter Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2009 ISBN:
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A tragic accident leaves Inspector Monk with amnesia just moments after he solves the murder of a popular Crimean war hero. Forced to redo his entire investigation, a frustrated Monk faces a desperate murderer who will do anything to keep the inspector from discovering the truth twice.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherry | 1/25/2014

    " I really enjoyed this Victorian Mystery. I found the crime solving methods to be unique without modern transportation, telephones and so many conveniences of the current day. I want to read the whole series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lily | 1/23/2014

    " Belongs to the Monk series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chelsee | 1/16/2014

    " Not as good as her Charlotte/Pitt series, but still a winner. Perry shows the unique standing of policemen within Victorian Society where they are not accepted by any of the classes, but have become a class unto themselves with their own divisions within- as can be seen with Monk. Great murder mysteries that give insight into social divisions of Great Britain! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessi | 1/14/2014

    " It's the 1800's. Mr. Monk wakes up in a hospital. He has no idea who he is, where he is or anything. He was in an accident and obviously has amnesia. He soon finds out though that he is a police detective and as he slowly learns who he is, he must also find out who killed Josceline Gray. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 12/13/2013

    " A gripping mystery tinged with freaky yet authentic Victorian-era social norms, this book ultimately lost me because I guessed the whodunit too quickly. Still, the subplots were very intriguing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Georganne | 11/28/2013

    " Fun read, lots of plot twists and turns. Just when you thought you know 'who done it' the plot leads you in another direction. Audio version very good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Devin | 11/9/2013

    " Will definitely read the next book in the series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cdoming3 | 11/5/2013

    " Author's own bio is even more fascinating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 9/2/2013

    " I love this series and Anne Perry is such an interesting person. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shemsi | 8/1/2013

    " Pretty light read. Interesting morality questions. Looking forward to the next book in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie Maskus | 7/19/2013

    " Read for Evening Edition 3/2003 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Delene | 7/18/2013

    " Very good. I liked it very much. I gave it 4 stars but would have liked giving a 4 1/2 stars. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Keri | 6/27/2013

    " It was a clever idea to have a detective who ends up with amnesia. However, it was frustrating because as he learned about his past, he made know attempt to change his future. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelley | 1/24/2013

    " This was a really fun change of pace/genre for me. I was glad Sue lent it to me a while ago - I needed something different. I thought I had it all figured out, but it surprised me in the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynn | 1/12/2012

    " Always. Like her books Such a novel approach to mystery. Richer than Agatha Christie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 8/20/2011

    " Nice intro to the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Regina | 10/20/2010

    " In this book the detective has amnesia and has to learn his own identity as he solves the case. It is such an interesting twist on the classic sherlock holmes style murder mystery. Give it a try! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann Babcock | 7/6/2010

    " The story was different and it kept your interest. Anne Perry is a good historical mysteries writer. She made you feel that you were there with Monk in all the places (especially London). It was a great story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Veronica | 4/23/2009

    " This Victorian mystery is one of several featuring a private investigator who has lost his memory following an injury. No one seems to like him for reasons he can't remember. Perry is skilled at psychology and character development. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthiaj | 3/30/2009

    " It got me hooked on Monk and friends. What a change from modern mysteries/police dramas. The insight into period detail and how it relates to police investigation was nice, but I have found Perry is just a really good story teller. I've read all the Monk books the local library has... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheryl | 12/4/2008

    " This was an OK mystery but a little slow. It took a long time to resolve. Since it took place in England many years ago, it was interesting to see what their perception of policement was. It is about a policeman who is in an accident and loses his memory and fears he has killed someone. "

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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

Davina Porter has been enthralling listeners for over twenty-five years with her ability to mine the psychological depths of the characters she reads and bring them convincingly to life. In 2006, she won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Female Narration and in 2004 for Best Inspirational Literature Narration.She has been honored as an AudioFile Golden Voice and has won nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actress, she has appeared on stage at the Vineyard Playhouse and The Square One Theater, among others.