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  • Killing the Beasts

  • DI Spicer, Book 1
  • By: Chris Simms
  • Narrated by: Dean Williamson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (34 ratings)

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Killing the Beasts

By: Chris Simms
Narrated by: Dean Williamson
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Summary

The Commonwealth Games have come to Manchester and the city is buzzing. Caught in the commercial feeding frenzy is Tom Benwell, an advertising executive. But the pressure is getting to Tom - too many deals to make and too many lies to tell. Meanwhile, his friend DI Jon Spicer is on the fast track, showing a love for the job that borders on obsession. 

Then, in the aftermath of the Games, a string of brutal murders shatters the city's newfound spirit. Spicer gets the case. Each victim has been murdered in the same grotesque manner, yet the lack of motive leaves the police utterly baffled. With the race on, both men find themselves caught up in a nightmare where the most innocent action can cost the highest price. 

©2014 Chris Simms (P)2020 W. F. Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"Pacy, gripping and original storytelling." (Yorkshire Post)

"The story’s dramatic events are drawn out, gradually building to a page-turning, heart-stopping – and totally unexpected – ending." (The Book Place)

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Almost brilliant

Excellent story line - tainted by monotone narration and lack of gaps between chapters - this made it very confusing at time

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original and clever!

I thoroughly enjoyed the book and the narration which came under fire in previous reviews.

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disappointing story and narration.Too predictable

I didn't enjoy the narration of this, he was too hesitant and the story didn't seem to flow like it should

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Ridiculous plot

I won’t be listening to the end of this as the plot became absolutely ridiculous!!

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Bored now

At one stage I fell asleep with it on, a combination of the text and the reader I guess. Couldn't be bothered to run it back. Life's too short for that.. It didn't spoil the story.