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  • Ghost in the Machine

  • DC Scott Cullen Crime Series, Book 1
  • By: Ed James
  • Narrated by: Dave Gillies
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (46 ratings)

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Ghost in the Machine

By: Ed James
Narrated by: Dave Gillies
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Summary

Caroline Adamson's future is looking up...until her mutilated body is found. Her ex-husband is the main suspect. But when one murder becomes three, Edinburgh faces up to the fact that it might have a serial killer in its midst.

Could the answer lie with Schoolbook, the latest social media craze to hit the city? DCI Cullen is determined to prove himself and equally determined to find justice.

©2017 Ed James (P)2017 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Good story

Enjoyed the story but the narrator got on my nerves, all the female voices sounded like they were about to cry, but the most irritating part was the actual narration between speaking parts. I appreciate all narrators, it’s not a job that I could do st all, but I’m on the fence as to whether I can listen to the next book in the series or not which is a shame.

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Bad tempered

Predictable overall. End was a twist but perp just confessed in the end. Do the police really work so chaotically and spend so much time working against each othe and slagging each other off. Hope not

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Great book spoilt by the narrator

a good story but found it really difficult to.listen to.due to the narrator.
Not sure if I can put myself through the rest of the series if the narrative is done in the same manner

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sound was awful narration erratic

really poor production sound quality. got as biyb1 get one free. narration very erratic too

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  • Maine Knitter
  • 23-12-17

I hope the rest become audiobooks soon

This was good. I didn't realize right away that this was an early Ed James series of books. This first one was just released on Audible. I hope the rest of them are available as audiobooks soon.

While not as interesting or as well written as the Fenchurch books, this was good. I had a bit of a problem keeping the characters straight. I swear at one point the DI was called MacBain which really threw me. There were a lot of potential false leads and that added to the drama of the story.

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  • S. DeJaeger
  • 13-08-19

I was disappointed

Maybe the book is better but the audible one is not good the Scottish accents are too strong. It is really hard to tell who is talking. I listen to a lot of audio books, this one I would not recommend.

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  • Patbone
  • 15-11-18

Great read...Don’t miss this one!

Great characters and a thrilling ride! Ed James is a terrific storyteller and edge of your seat ending. For those who love crime thrillers don’t miss out.

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  • 14-08-18

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Book is a decent read and it listen. Can't wait for the next book to come out