• Case Histories

  • Jackson Brodie
  • By: Kate Atkinson
  • Narrated by: Susan Jameson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 26-01-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (144 ratings)

Summary

Cambridge is sweltering during an unusually hot summer. To Jackson Brodie, former police inspector turned private investigator, the world consists of one accounting sheet--"lost" on the left, "found" on the right--and the two never seem to balance. Jackson has never felt at home in Cambridge and has a failed marriage to prove it.
Surrounded by death, intrigue, and misfortune, his own life haunted by a family tragedy, he attempts to unravel three disparate case histories and begins to realise that in spite of apparent diversity, everything is connected...
©2004 Kate Atkinson (P)2014 AudioGo Ltd. Published by Random House Audiobooks
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3 out of 5 stars
By W. Austin on 31-08-16

Awful Narration

I love Kate Atkinson, but the narrator's tone, in attempting to interpret, just makes every sentence sound sneering, bored and sarcastic. Couldn't listen, once I worked out what the problem was. Awful.

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4 out of 5 stars
By S on 06-07-16

unusual interesting kept me listening

story in overllapping chapters makes interesting read with strong characterization enjoyed reading until end ...a bit to much detailed sex for my liking ..didn't excpect it in a mystery Novel but will look forward to next Jackson Brodie

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2 out of 5 stars
By Shiraz! on 26-04-15

Enid Blyton meets Agatha Christie

What disappointed you about Case Histories?

Two-dimensional characters that put me in mind of the Famous Five when they were all grown up. Twee.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Something that doesn't feel like an English Public School creative writing project. And something where at least a few characters are interested in something other than sex.

What does Susan Jameson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She caught the accents of the Famous Five types beautifully.

Any additional comments?

I'm sure lots of people enjoy this kind of style, but it really didn't work for me. I need a fighting chance of at least respecting one of the characters, and I really do need them to come across as real people.

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