The Face of a Stranger : William Monk

  • by Anne Perry
  • Narrated by Davina Porter
  • Series: William Monk
  • 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A tragic accident leaves Inspector Monk with amnesia just moments after he solves the murder of a popular Crimean war hero. Forced to redo his entire investigation, a frustrated Monk faces a desperate murderer who will do anything to keep the inspector from discovering the truth twice.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Turgid .

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

Possibly , you need a great deal of patience if you are not to give up before the end .

What did you like best about this story?

The idea was very good and the characterisation well drawn in the main .

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

Davina Porter has a very professional microphone technic , she avoids sounding like a gurgling drain whenever she has to swallow , unlike a lot of narrators .

If this book were a film would you go see it?


Any additional comments?

This is not five star for me because it's too long , it's dragged out and soooo slow , the number of times the phrase " if only I could remember " is used is beyond counting , it's like toiling through treacle a lot of the time , needed better editing .

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- George


Would you try another book written by Anne Perry or narrated by Davina Porter?

I would not read another Anne Perry book. I'm a tolerant reader but this was tedious and with a very unsatisfactory ending. I found it hard to care about any of the characters and the protagonist was irritating and whining. There were also lots of bad plot leaps and assumptions.

Davina Porter is a great reader I only kept going because of her voice.

What will your next listen be?

Back to reliable Scandinavian noir!

Which scene did you most enjoy?


Did The Face of a Stranger inspire you to do anything?

Yes - not read anything by this author again!

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- zhiraeth

Book Details

  • Release Date: 31-12-2009
  • Publisher: Recorded Books