Where the Bodies are Buried : Jasmine Sharp & Detective Catherine McLeod

  • by Chris Brookmyre
  • Narrated by Sarah Barron
  • Series: Jasmine Sharp & Detective Catherine McLeod
  • 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In Glasgow, aspiring actress Jasmine Sharp is reluctantly - and incompetently - earning a crust working for her Uncle Jim's private investigation business. When Jim goes missing, Jasmine has to take on the investigator mantle for real. Soon she stumbles into a web of corruption and decades-hidden secrets that could tear apart an entire police force - if she can stay alive long enough to tell the tale...

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Great characterisation and a hot plot

I'm a BIG fan of Brookmyre and was excited to see that this title was on Audio just in time for the mid-year holidays.

Jasmine Sharp is the fragile herione of this novel and her character is brilliantly written. Insecure and more than a little bewildered with the world, Jasmine carries half of the plot with her through the fast paced action, piecing together a cold-case mystery as she escapes bullets and double-dealing thugs alike. The other half is carried by a top female cop in the Glasgow poe-liss who, with her family problems and hostile male counterparts, has her own set of problems. The depth of these two leading ladies' characters is enriched by contrast with a bunch of Glasgow underworld drug dealers and bent cops.

The plot moves along at a rattling pace and resolves neatly, if a little sweetly, and is excellently narrated by Sarah Barron. A wide range of accents, tones and pitches keeps the Glasgow voice alive, perfectly portraying youth & age, regret and joy, fear and peace. Though I am not Scottish and am therefore possibly not qualified to judge, all the characters accents sounded genuine and brought the location of the action alive.

Excellent stuff, Chris Brookmyre! Keep it up!
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- Lorraine

"This is Glesga"

Would you listen to Where the Bodies are Buried again? Why?

Instantly listen-able, draws you in and postpones your sleep.


What did you like best about this story?

Great contemporary story that manages to capture Glasgow and all its idiosyncrasies. A city where a short walk can take you from the fattest cats to the scrawniest rats of modern life.


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

Sarah's reading shows great characterisation and range in a story that uses most of Britain's social ladder, her performance is excellent.


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- Vincent

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-06-2011
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks