Rubbernecker

  • by Belinda Bauer
  • Narrated by Andrew Wincott
  • 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Winner of the Theakston's Crime Award 2014
The dead can't speak to us,” Professor Madoc had said. But that was a lie. Sometimes, only an outsider can get to the truth. Patrick had been on the outside all his life. Thoughtful, but different, infuriating even to his own mother, his life changes when he follows an obsession with death to study anatomy at university. When he uncovers a crime that everybody else was too close to see, he proves finally that he has been right all along: Nothing is exactly as it seems. And there have been many more lies closer to home....

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Enjoyable

I enjoyed this story on the whole, with its main character being an Aspergers man, I felt that most of the time his reactions were as true to life as was probable, but I was a trifle dismayed to hear him being discussed as being 'disabled'. I liked Patrick and his odd ways, the way that he coped with college life was well told.
The mother was also a bit strange, but I suppose that was relevant to the story.
All in all I enjoyed this book and finished it in one day. Will look for more by this author.
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- mollyeyre

Good but -Takes a While to Get Going.

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

Yes but with a warning that they'll need a strong stomach to withstand the detailed postmortem passages and there's lots of them! Belinda Bauer novels are, almost by definition, very rich in detailed characterisations and background information and that's what makes them stand out from the rest. In this novel all the action really takes place in the second half but some of it is pretty unexpected and worth waiting for.


Would you be willing to try another book from Belinda Bauer? Why or why not?

I've read a couple of her novels before and yes indeed she has her place on my list.


What about Andrew Wincott’s performance did you like?

Excellent narrator. Entirely competent and very, very engaging to listen to. I'll definitely keep an eye out for more done by him.


Was Rubbernecker worth the listening time?

Yes. It was definitely worth the stomach-churning moments in the 'lab' and the wait for the plot to unwind.


Any additional comments?

A novel with the usual Belinda Bauer seal of 'different from the rest'. This is no run-of-the-mill thriller and as you'll hear.....no run-of-the mill hero either!. This guy is SO refreshingly different and his directness will give you more than a few smiles. Great stuff because he can get away it too!

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- c

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-02-2013
  • Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd