Beware This Boy : D. I. Tom Tyler

  • by Maureen Jennings
  • Narrated by Roger Clark
  • Series: D. I. Tom Tyler
  • 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

November, 1940. Tom Tyler, Detective Inspector of the small Shropshire town of Whitchurch, is a troubled man. The preceding summer had been a dark one for Britain, and even darker for Tom's own family and personal life. So he jumps at the opportunity to help out in the nearby city of Birmingham, where an explosion in a munitions factory has killed or badly injured several of the young women who have taken on dangerous work in support of the war effort.
At first, it seems more than likely the explosion was an accident, and Tom has only been called in because the forces are stretched thin. But as he talks to the employees of the factory, inner divisions - between the owner and his employees, between unionists and workers who fear communist infiltration - begin to appear. Put that together with an AWOL young soldier who unwittingly puts all those he loves at risk and a charming American documentary filmmaker who may be much more than he seems, and you have a pause-register novel that bears all the hallmarks of Maureen Jennings' extraordinary talent: a multi-faceted mystery, vivid characters, snappy dialogue, and a pitch-perfect sense of the era of the Blitz, when the English were pushed to their limits and responded with a courage and resilience that still inspires.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great story shame about the accents

This is a well constructed story, telling a different side of the war effort during WW2. The characters are interesting, the plot well thought out and kept me listening despite the truly terrible accents ascribed by the narrator to the Brummie characters. The narrator has a pleasant voice but his North American twang is not appropriate for this very English story. You dont have to l
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- Fussy

The mastery that is Ms Jennings

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this book to everyone

Any additional comments?

I enjoy Ms Jennings' writing , this is another great story, set in an era that is of interest to many...what is not to like?

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- Jane

Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-02-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios