Talking to the Dead : Fiona Griffiths

  • by Harry Bingham
  • Narrated by Siriol Jenkins
  • Series: Fiona Griffiths
  • 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For rookie detective constable Fiona Griffiths, her first major investigation promises to be a tough initiation. A young woman and her six-year-old daughter have been found brutally murdered in a squalid flat, the single clue a platinum credit card belonging to a millionaire businessman who died in a plane crash six months before. For her fellow cops, it's just another case of a low-rent prostitute meeting the wrong kind of client and coming to a nasty end, but Fiona is convinced that the tragic lives and cruel deaths of this mother and daughter are part of a deeper, darker mystery.
Fiona, however, has secrets of her own. She is still recovering from a crushing psychological breakdown, and the feelings that haunt her are constantly threatening to undermine the mask of normality she has learned to wear. As she begins to piece together a bizarre and terrifying conspiracy, Fiona finds that what makes her vulnerable also gives her a unique insight into the secrets of the dead, and in solving the murders she can begin to start solving the riddles of her own past.
Read by Siriol Jenkins: Siriol was a member of the BBC Radio Drama Company and has appeared extensively on BBC Radio 4. She has won several awards including the Radio Times Drama and Comedy Award for Best New Actress for her role as Judy in Unreasonable Behaviour, a Bronze Sony Award for BBC Radio Wales' Comedy Series The Ll Files, and a Mind Media Award for Sunbathing in the Rain by Gwyneth Lewis. She has also read a variety of stories and books for radio including Jon-Jin by Rose Tremain and Nia Wyn's Blue Sky July. She has narrated many documentaries for both BBC and ITV including A Garden in Snowdonia and Bellamy's African Dream. She lives in South Wales with her husband and two children.

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Customer Reviews

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Great Read/ Hear

What was one of the most memorable moments of Talking to the Dead?

Love the Figthing and the 'Material Arts' Teacher


Any additional comments?

The story is well paced and goes deeply into the emotions or non emotions of our fascinating detective.
A good Krimi with some interesting twists. Sensitive Storytelling

I needed to get used to the Storyteller (female) but now I have warmed up to the voice.
Still -1 Star because of the 'Geting used to Period' and not beeing able to Jumpstart instantly with her

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- Franziska "Zis"

Loved this one

Would you listen to Talking to the Dead again? Why?

Yes, eventually. Fiona is an interesting character and I've enjoyed getting to know her,


What did you like best about this story?

It's a good solid crime story which is well paced and kept me interested right up to the end. I really like the main character, Fiona Griffiths, and wanted to know how she was going to deal with what was going on around her.


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

She reads it very well. I wouldn't have had a clue how to pronounce all the Welsh place names.


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

Yes, I raced through it, listening to it at every possible opportunity.


Any additional comments?

I downloaded book 2 in the series as soon as I finished.

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- Colette "Spend my time cycling, reading, listening to audiobooks and music, baking and running about after 3 grown up kids, cats and chickens."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-06-2012
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited