The Poisoned Island

  • by Lloyd Shepherd
  • Narrated by Steven Crossley
  • 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

London, 1812: When the crew of the Solander, a ship carrying rare specimens of plant from the paradise island of Otaheite, are found dead, their faces twisted into hideous expressions, Detective Charles Horton is put in charge of the investigation. It becomes clear that this is a mystery that began near the foot of great Tahiti Nui, in the shadow of a dead volcano, beneath the eyes of unforgiving ancient gods.


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Depth to the characters

This is a great 'listen' there is lots of depth to the characters and there are contrasting scenes and settings that really come alive. The narrator is good making use of dramatic narration to separate speech. Worth a go.
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- Kindle Customer

crime novel or supernatural drama?

Would you try another book written by Lloyd Shepherd or narrated by Steven Crossley?


Any additional comments?

This novel is not too sure whether it wants to be a crime novel or a supernatural drama. The main detective is set up as a innovator of new forensic techniques, but stumbles around practising little technique and discovering very little. Some of the supernatural elements feel a bit out of place, and the ending was disappointing. Felt like a novel that was not too sure what it wanted to be, and was rather slow going at times, but I did listen to the end.

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- Iain

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-02-2013
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks