The unmissable Broadchurch novel, inspired by the first season of 2013's mega-hit ITV series. Containing never-before-seen material and adding great depth and insights to the unforgettable cast of characters, this is a must-listen not only for everyone who loved the TV programme ahead of the second series but for all fans of evocative, atmospheric crime drama.
©2014 Chris Chibnall (P)2014 Hachette Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By Heidi on 02-09-14

Just as good as the TV show

What made the experience of listening to Broadchurch the most enjoyable?

I actually liked the fact that I had seen the tv programme and could picture the actors' faces to match the characters.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Broadchurch?

There were many moments of tension, one of them being when Ellie finds out who has been charged with Danny's murder.

Have you listened to any of Carolyn Pickles’s other performances? How does this one compare?

This was the first, I really enjoyed her characterisation. At times her voice was a little quiet and in the car I found myself having to turn up the volume as her voice dropped. This is the reason I have given the narration 4 stars and not 5.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The description of Beth, Mark and Chloe saying goodbye to Danny in the funeral parlour.

Any additional comments?

I was unsure whether to use a credit on this as I already knew the story from the tv series which I really enjoyed. Other reviewers' positive comments encouraged me to go ahead and I am really pleased I did.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Maggie on 20-09-14

Absolutely stunning

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You know what it's like to see a film or TV version of a well loved book and be disappointed because it doesn't fit what you had seen in your mind's eye? I had no idea what reversing the process would be like, but in this case it works brilliantly.

This book was written after the TV series and not only does it mirror that faithfully but it gives more depth to each character by allowing us into their thoughts as well as the actions we saw. It's a very effective technique and even though anyone who saw the series already knows the outcome this version is still hugely compelling, and in parts chilling.

Carolyn Pickles narration adds another dimension. Although she herself was the newspaper editor on screen, here she's everyone - and particularly effective in bringing Ellie to life.

If there was a 5 star+ classification! I'd give it. Definitely recommended.

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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