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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (778 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lawrence Block Narrator: Buffy Davis, Eve Karpf, Mike Grady, Eric Meyers, John Hasler Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2010 ISBN:
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A unique collection of brand new crime stories from some of the masters of crimewriting, and only available in this audio collection.

Welcome to the Sounds of Crime, an exclusive collection of five brand new short stories by some of the best crimewriters around. Using the theme of 'audio', this unique collection features brand new stories by Lawrence Block, Peter James, Val McDermid, Mark Billingham and Christopher Fowler. By turns gripping, puzzling and sinister, the Sounds of Crime will chill your blood from the first spoken word to the last...

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

    " I read this WAY faster than anything else recently. It was good to be back in the company of Gemma and Duncan, although there wasn't quite enough Duncan for me, and I liked the further expansion of Melody's character. Good solid plot and interesting secondary characters, with a minor cliff hanger at the end (not to do with the current mystery, but the series as a whole.). This one isn't even in stores yet and I'm already impatient for the next one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joyce | 1/18/2014

    " Another series I try always to read. I like the blend of police procedure and family life, and the long-running history of their lives. This is Gemma's story, with Duncan at home as a house husband. There are 2 murders, both victims are lawyers, and these look like sex crimes. The link between them seems to be a young guitarist about to get his break--they're all connected through the Crystal Palace location of their pasts and present. Wonderful snippets about the history of Crystal Palace head the chapters, and the book gives one a great sense of place. Lots of red herrings but a believable villain. As much about their lives as the mystery. Richly descriptive, multiple points of view, moody and atmospheric, character-centered. A good entry--but probably not the place for someone new to the series to start. While I like narrator Gerard Doyle, I find it curious that he reads this, rather than Jenny Sterlin, since it's mostly from the points of view of Gemma and her female assistant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 1/15/2014

    " I am going back to read some more of this series. Very good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roberta | 1/10/2014

    " This series is a favorite for many reasons. The mysteries themselves are good, often unexpected by not ridiculously so. There is a sense of evolution and growth in the characters and the secondary characters are also well defined.And Duncan and Gemma are just plain likeable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vionna | 1/1/2014

    " A well-written, fast-paced mystery with clues strategically placed. I liked the idea of the main investigating team being all female and a very competent lot they were!!! The characters were well developed with all their strengths and flaws both professional and personal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 12/22/2013

    " It is Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid's turn to babysit their emotionally fragile adopted daughter, but he finds time to help his wife, Detective Inspector Gemma James, investigate the murder of a respectable barrister found trussed up in a cheap hotel room. Copious flashbacks to fifteen years ago tantalize the reader with hints of a nasty incident and its terrible repercussions. The amount of interconnectivity between the characters strains credulity, but it does make for plenty of suspects and misdirection on the way to an implausibly exciting climax. The emotional growth of series regulars helps keep the novel grounded despite the plentiful improbabilities. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 12/21/2013

    " I have enjoyed each novel in this series. I can't wait for the sequel and find out what happens next! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy | 12/21/2013

    " One of the best in this series. Would have been a 5, except for the "near escape" of the hero. So tired of this ubiquitous ploy in every author's repetoir. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Hauer | 11/14/2013

    " Solid work from a good mystery author. Story moves along the characters' lives too. "

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

    " I always look forward to a new Kincaid & James novel and this one did not disappoint. Now the wait for the next book in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine Woodman | 10/27/2013

    " I really like Gemma James and Duncan Kincaid--this one is a little convoluted, in that the personal and the professional are intertwined in ways that might be hard to beleive, but the writing is good, and I would recommend the book for murder mystery fans. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia | 8/10/2013

    " Another good one from Deborah Crombie!And of course there is more about the lives of Duncan,Gemma, the the children,the animals(including Bob) and all the people around them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kay Kubena | 11/14/2012

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this book, the first of Crombie's that I have read. I characters were easy to like, which made the book hard to put down. I now want to go back and read 1 through 14! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Audrey | 5/22/2012

    " Love this series and the characters. Unfortunately, I'm always a bit hazy I details from past books when I read the latest. "

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

    " NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Now I have to wait A WHOLE YEAR to find out what happens next???? That sucks!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 9/8/2011

    " Another great James/Kincaid story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jon | 8/15/2011

    " Like Deborah's other books, I loved this one too!! "

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About the Author
Author Lawrence Block

Lawrence Block is the recipient of a Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America and a New York Times bestselling author. His prolific career spans over one hundred books, including four bestselling series and dozens of short stories and articles. He has won multiple Edgar and Shamus awards, two Falcon Awards from the Maltese Falcon Society of Japan, the Nero and Philip Marlowe Awards, the Cartier Diamond Dagger from the Crime Writers Association of America, and many others. Aside from being a mystery writer, he has also written a number of episodes for television, including two episodes of the ESPN series Tilt; he also cowrote the screenplay for the film My Blueberry Nights, starring Norah Jones. Block currently lives in New York City with his wife, Lynne.