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Download The Roar of the Butterflies Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (135 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Reginald Hill Narrator: Rupert Farley Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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A sweltering summer spells bad news for the private detective business. Thieves and philanderers take the month off and the only swingers in town are the ones to be found on the 19th hole of the Royal Hoo Golf Course. The civilized reputation of the 'Hoo' is in trouble, however.

Shocking allegations of cheating have been directed at one of its leading members, Chris Porphyry. When Chris turns to Joe Sixsmith, PI, he's more than willing to help - well, he hasn't got any other clients - only Joe hadn't counted on being French-kissed then dangled out of a window on the same day. Before long, though, Joe's on the trail of a conspiracy that starts with missing balls, and ends with murder! Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carla | 11/8/2013

    " A very enjoyable read, and I loved the drawings. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sanna | 10/13/2013

    " very light-weight for RH "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn Rose | 7/28/2013

    " A fun fast read with a delightful cast of British characters. Joe Smith isn't the brightest bulb in the chandelier, but he has a way of getting to the right place at the right time, even with a heavy-handed crew out to discourage him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lizbuf | 7/11/2013

    " A Joe Sixsmith novel, reminiscent of P.G.Wodehouse. Fun, fluffy mystery. An easy-peasy read. What's not to like? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 6/19/2013

    " If half stars were available I'd give this 2 1/2: better than "okay," but I wouldn't go so far as to say I liked it. It started out boring but got better as it went along. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chriss | 3/30/2013

    " The main character is an unusual detective. I enjoyed the story, but I stopped reading after I figured out what was going on. It was fun, but not interesting enough to stick around and watch how it resolved. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 3/16/2013

    " The lighter side of Reginald Hill. Though there's a bunch of titles in this non-Dalziel and Pascoe series about a black private eye in small town midlands England, this one is the first in print here. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 9/18/2012

    " I usually love Hill's mysteries (even the one-offs), but like Death of a Dormouse, this one just didn't do it for me. Joe Sixsmith was not appealing, the mystery was blah, and the writing didn't sound like Hill. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Crawford | 7/10/2012

    " When Joe Sixsmith actually faced up to hitting a golf ball, the roaring of the butterflies could really be heard! Great writing achievement! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Windy | 6/26/2012

    " A welcome return to Joe Sixsith, Hill's amusing PI. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 4/5/2012

    " fun mystery by Reginald Hill..revolves around golfing and the elite.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claudette | 2/1/2012

    " I haven't been a fan of Sixsmith before now. This one was great and really funny. Interestingly, I noticed that the "reading level" on this one is a bit lower than that of the Dalziel & Pascoe series of late. I didn't run for my dictionary even once. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah Katsman | 12/1/2011

    " I enjoyed this light-hearted detective story with a modest hero. The last chapter is brilliant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn J. | 4/28/2011

    " A fun fast read with a delightful cast of British characters. Joe Smith isn't the brightest bulb in the chandelier, but he has a way of getting to the right place at the right time, even with a heavy-handed crew out to discourage him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 11/25/2009

    " The lighter side of Reginald Hill. Though there's a bunch of titles in this non-Dalziel and Pascoe series about a black private eye in small town midlands England, this one is the first in print here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claudette | 5/25/2009

    " I haven't been a fan of Sixsmith before now. This one was great and really funny. Interestingly, I noticed that the "reading level" on this one is a bit lower than that of the Dalziel & Pascoe series of late. I didn't run for my dictionary even once. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 3/27/2009

    " fun mystery by Reginald Hill..revolves around golfing and the elite.. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 11/7/2008

    " If half stars were available I'd give this 2 1/2: better than "okay," but I wouldn't go so far as to say I liked it. It started out boring but got better as it went along. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Windy | 11/7/2008

    " A welcome return to Joe Sixsith, Hill's amusing PI. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chriss | 8/24/2008

    " The main character is an unusual detective. I enjoyed the story, but I stopped reading after I figured out what was going on. It was fun, but not interesting enough to stick around and watch how it resolved. "

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About the Author
Author Reginald Hill

Reginald Hill has been widely published both in England and the United States. He received Britain’s most coveted mystery writers award, the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award, as well as the Golden Dagger for his Dalziel/Pascoe series. He lives with his wife in Cumbria, England.

About the Narrator

Rupert Farley is an actor from the United Kingdom. He has had various roles in movies such as Shakespeare in Love, From Hell, and Mrs. Brown. He is best known for his voice-acting work, which includes TV advertisements and animation.