Chasing the Dead : David Raker

  • by Tim Weaver
  • Narrated by Peter Wickham
  • Series: David Raker
  • 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Six years ago Alex Town went missing. One year ago his body was found. One month ago, his mother saw him on the street. One week ago, David Raker agreed to look for him. Now he wishes he hadn't. Missing persons investigator David Raker doesn't want the work: it's clearly a sad but hopeless case of mistaken identity but haunted by a loss of his own, Raker reluctantly agrees.
Big mistake. For as he digs deeper, he discovers that Alex's life was not the innocent one his mother believed....


What the Critics Say

"This impressive debut delivers on pace and stomach-churning brutality." (Guardian)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

First book of series and boy it shows!

I read other books in series and was eager for more so picked this one It is way over the top of what is believable and there is violence just for the sake of it The narrative is so poor and really takes from the book If you are reaching for this one having read the others then carefully consider I could not recommend it
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- Cian

What complete and utter tosh!

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The plot was absolutely ridiculous. So what would have made it a 4 or 5 star listen for me? Not having purchased it in the first place and gotten something else.

What was most disappointing about Tim Weaver’s story?

I had just finished "Fall from Grace" a superb thriller, expertly read so I couldn't wait to get my mitts on another Tim Weaver book. The narrator thought he was James Bond which did not help. There was no story just a ridiculous overdone "thriller" with too much blood and gore and absolutely no substance to it.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Peter Wickham?

I would have spared anyone this task.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?


Any additional comments?

If you like lots and lots of blood, gratuitous violence, poor story line, and have 15 hours of your life to spare listening to it, then this is for you. If you want to listen to a really good thriller by this author try "Fall from Grace". I will be returning this book.

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- Gillian

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-02-2012
  • Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited