The Only Game

  • by Reginald Hill
  • Narrated by Seán Barrett
  • 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When a four-year-old child is abducted from an Essex kindergarten, Detective Inspector Dog Cicero soon realizes that this is to be no routine investigation. Something about the child's mother troubles him. Maybe it's just the fact that she comes from Derry, and Cicero's Northern Ireland scars go deeper than his ruined face. But he feels there's more to it than that.
Why, for instance, is Superintendent Toby Tench leaving his devious Special Branch footprints all over Cicero's patch? And why does he want the courts to release Jane Maguire on bail after she makes a confession? Tench plays his cards close to his chest, and Cicero finds the odds are stacked against him both personally and professionally.

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Gritty excellence, beautiful narration.

The story itself is masterfully done. Characters are complex, and the situation reveals itself slowly, with realistic pacing. The narration by Sean Barrett adds another level of excellence. His characterisations are wonderfully done, each distinct voice identifiable and consistent throughout the book. I will definitely look for more by this author, and this narrator.
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- tinyNorman

A slight disappointment for Reginald Hill

I've listened to several Reginald Hill books now, and have been impressed by the variety of his work. This book was a bit of a disappointment for me. I'd suggest going for 'The Woodcutter' or 'The Stranger House' if you're new to Hill - both are great in their own, very different way. This, on the other hand, I'm afraid was quite forgettable...
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- Katie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-08-2010
  • Publisher: ISIS Audio Books