The Chameleon's Shadow

  • by Minette Walters
  • Narrated by Jamie Glover
  • 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Lieutenant Charles Acland is flown home from Iraq with serious head injuries, he faces not only permanent disfigurement but also an apparent change to his previously outgoing personality.Crippled by migraines, and suspicious of his psychiatrist, he begins to display sporadic bouts of aggression, particularly against women, especially his ex-fiancee, who seems unable to accept that the relationship is over. After his injuries prevent his return to the army, he cuts all ties with his former life and moves to London.Alone and unmonitored, he sinks into a private world of guilt and paranoid distrust...until a customer annoys him in a Bermondsey pub. Out of control and only prevented from killing the man by the intervention of a 250-pound female weightlifter called Jackson, he attracts the attention of police who are investigating three "gay" murders in the Bermondsey area, which appear to have been motivated by extreme rage.Under suspicion, Acland is forced to confront the real issues behind his isolation. How much control does he have over the dark side of his personality? Do his migraines contribute to his rages? Has he always been the duplicitous chameleon that his ex-fiancee claims? And why - if he hates women - does he look to a woman for help?

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My Mistake for Buying Abridged

Would you try another book written by Minette Walters or narrated by Jamie Glover?

I was very disappointed with this book. Not because of the writer or narrator, but because at a couple of places it was very poorly 'abridged'. Half way through a sentence it just cut to a completely different subject. Completely missed chunks out and it was like one minute they were in a kitchen having breakfast and the next they were meeting at a restaurant for dinner. It does serve me right for buying an abridged book. I will never do that again.


Would you be willing to try another book from Minette Walters? Why or why not?

Yes I would buy another book from Minette Walters, in fact I would buy the proper version of this book. She is a great writer.


Would you listen to another book narrated by Jamie Glover?

Depends on whether he abridged it or not.


Do you think The Chameleon's Shadow needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Will tell you that when I read the full version. I would say probably not because follow ups are never as good, nor can I ever remember the first book enough to remember what happened. I guess it depends on whether you have to know what happened in the first to read the second.


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- Purple Sandra

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-02-2008
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.