Whispers of the Dead

  • by Simon Beckett
  • Narrated by David Thorpe
  • 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In America to escape the violence that nearly killed him, forensics expert David Hunter has returned to the Body Farm in Tennessee. He needs to know whether he's still up to the job of confronting death. So when his former mentor asks him to accompany him to a crime scene, he agrees. But even he is unprepared for what awaits them in the remote cabin. The victim has been tortured, the body decomposed beyond recognition. Although fingerprints seem to identify the killer, Hunter is uneasy. Then a second body is found. And it becomes clear that they're dealing with a killer who is dangerously familiar with the intricacies of forensics. Has David Hunter met his match?

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What the Critics Say

"Menacing, beautifully paced and with characters that wouldn't disgrace the incomparable Michael Connelly,this marks Beckett's transition to established star." (Daily Mail)

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Customer Reviews

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Well worth a read

Simon Beckett just seems to be getting better and better and this book did not disappoint. Just when you thought you had it all worked out there was a twist and it continued twisting and turning right to the very end. I stayed awake until 2 am because I just couldn't leave it.

The forensic research that has gone into writing this book has been amazing as has the attention to detail.

I must commend the narrator who brilliantly switched so effortlessly between different American dialects and the English accent of David Hunter.

Well worth a read.


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- Aileen

I agree - excellent narration!

I completely agree with the last reviewer, David Thorpe is an excellent narrator who can adapt his voice to the various characters in the book. I never struggle to distinguish one character from another and this is obvious even within the first 15 minutes! This is the second of the Dr Hunter novels narrated by David Thorpe and he does an excellent job. The story itself moves along at a great pace and this book is as enjoyable as the other two - bring on book four!
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- Eileen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-10-2009
  • Publisher: ISIS Audio Books