An April Shroud : Dalziel & Pascoe

  • by Reginald Hill
  • Narrated by Colin Buchanan
  • Series: Dalziel & Pascoe
  • 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This is the fourth novel in the Dalziel and Pascoe series, which was made into a hugely popular BBC TV serial. Supt Dalziel is rescued from a flood by a group of mourners. Bonnie Fielding seems far from worried about her husband's demise and Dalziel soon begins to fall for her, ignoring his suspicions. Soon her mansion is littered with corpses and Pascoe must rescue Dalziel from making a fool of himself.

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Dalziel on holiday!

What did you like most about An April Shroud?

An entertaining story. Dalziel tries to take a holiday but can't resist being a natural detective.


What did you like best about this story?

A bit different from the usual in that it took place away from his usual haunts.
Reginald Hill has a superb range of vocabulary and uses it well.


Which character – as performed by Colin Buchanan – was your favourite?

Dalziel


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It was hard to turn off, but too long to listen to in one go. I did carry my player around with me doing all my housework!


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- GR

Unfair judgement ?

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No.
I don't think I took Dalziel's character. I purchased this book after thoroughly enjoying The Woodcutter, and perhaps wasn't ready for something that reminded me of the TV program Heartbeat.The performance was excellent, but I feel like I've watched a play instead of having completed a book...
The jury is out on this series.... more evidence required....!
I would recommend The Woodcutter !!


What could Reginald Hill have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

not sure.


What does Colin Buchanan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Colin's accents are very good and his excellent narration brings the story to life.


Did An April Shroud inspire you to do anything?

Try another in the series - the reviews say they get better ! Maybe I need to get to know Pascoe....


Any additional comments?

Wanting to work through the series, but with Colin Buchanan as the narrator, I selected this book to be my first. Maybe I should have chose another....

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- Michael

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-12-2008
  • Publisher: Audible Studios