Mermaids Singing : Tony Hill & Carol Jordan

  • by Val McDermid
  • Narrated by Saul Reichlin
  • Series: Tony Hill & Carol Jordan
  • 13 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Up until now the only serial killers Tony Hill had encountered were safely behind bars. This one's different - this one's on the loose. Four men have been found mutilated and tortured. As fear grips the city, the police turn to clinical psychologist Tony Hill for a profile of the killer. But soon Tony becomes the unsuspecting target in a battle of wits and wills, where he has to use every ounce of his professional nerve to survive.

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What the Critics Say

"Terrifying but stylish and compassionate! Truly, horribly good." (Mail on Sunday)
"Gripping, intelligent stuff." (The Times)

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Customer Reviews

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Almost Great...

Would you listen to Mermaids Singing again? Why?

This is the first in a major series so no need to go back just yet. Maybe in a few years.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Mermaids Singing?

The evolving relationship of the main characters and the senior police issues were handled quite well.


How did the narrator detract from the book?

The main characters in this book are in the 20-50 age range yet everyone sounded like they were in their 70's. I found it hard to picture the characters as I should as the voices did not portray this very well the differentiation was minimal at times.


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

It is a bit too long for that but the last few hours did fly by.


Any additional comments?

This is a good story with good characters, I wasn't a huge fan of the ending though.

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- Don

Fab story ruined by narrator.

What did you like most about Mermaids Singing?

Love this author and indeed the whole Tony Hill series. It's such a shame that this is ruined by the narrator.


How could the performance have been better?

Wrong narrator, not a lot of feeling in his voice or range come to that. Ruined it for me I'm afraid.


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- V. Thomson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-08-2015
  • Publisher: Lamplight Audio