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Storm Force

By: David Blake
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
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Summary

Storm Force is another addictive gripping crime thriller, the seventh in a chilling series of serial killer books, ones that will rapidly convert followers of L J Ross, Faith Martin, Joy Ellis, Damien Boyd and J M Dalgliesh into David Blake devotees.

Two marked men, three missing women and an approaching storm, powerful enough to change the Norfolk landscape forever. As a category four storm looms large over Norfolk’s wide open horizon, DI John Tanner is given the task of solving a high-profile murder. But when another body is found just as three women are reported missing, he faces a race against time to uncover the truth before the storm moves in to destroy everything in its path, including the evidence Tanner so desperately needs.

©2021 David Blake (P)2021 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Thumbs down John Tanner

I nearly gave up on this outing of Tanner’s. The plot was interesting but the behaviour of Tanner - smirking, making inane comments, conducting interviews with poorly framed questions - I was so irritated especially as I’ve enjoyed previous books. Also Tanner’s lady friend Christine seems remarkably stupid expecting a senior detective to keep arrangements when embarking on a serious crime investigation. Equally what was Tanner thinking even making a date when murders have just been committed? His bosses were also annoying beyond belief. In addition, granted unlike vast numbers of listeners, I find Jonathan Keeble just too histrionic at times. I prefer more restrained, laconic renditions. I’m not sure whether or not I shall continue with this series.

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another good book from David Blake

Everything you want from a crime novel. Good story line with familiar characters well written and EXCELLENTLY narrated by Jonathan Keeble

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usual Fare

Murders, boats, dead bodies, usual fare, but enjoyable, narration by Mr Keeble excellent as always!

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Weak story and over dramatic performance.

if all police were as dense as portraid in this book, we would be in a sorry state.

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Predictable and dull

I love good detective fiction and as an actor, I am also very fussy about it being well-read and correctly pronounced (eg no American pronunciations for English place names and the mispronunciation of other words). But this story bored me, I knew from the start who the culprit was, I didn't believe the characters, didn't care about them and lost interest really fast. There are so many good writers of this genre out there - I didn't think this was up there with them. And the reading attempted to give the characters some life, but although I know it is hard to depict a man if you are a woman and vice versa, the women in this came across weightless and fluffy. Not a success for me!

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Absolutely had me hooked from start to finish.

This book, like the others, had me hooked. Thrilling with added humour. Absolutely loved it.

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  • 09-08-22

unbelievable. And badly written. Sorry I bothered

An excess of unnecessary adjectives clog every sentence. The characters are unbelievably stereotyped. Poor.

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David Blake does it again!!

Another great storyline, keeps you guessing right to the end
Brilliant narration, bring on the next book

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A face paced good read

Narrator and story a great blend This was good read full of interesting characters and sense of location

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The Saga continues

I just love this series of stories. Well written and narrated. One more book to go. Can't wait.

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  • 02-05-22

Good story and narration..

I enjoy David Blake's books. This one was really a mystery, since it seemed to be different killers and blackmailers and it was tough figuring out who was who and who did what. The one thing I really, really hated in this story was what happened to Alice. That was not at all necessary, Mr. Blake.

There was no romance, just an attempt at one, and the F-bomb was used 12 times.

As for the narration: Love, love, love Jonathan Keeble. Fantastic at voices and emotions when he reads.

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  • TGR
  • 09-04-22

Good, quick listen.

So far, all the books in the series are good for what they are- quick, easy listens to get you through while waiting for something else. Easy to solve, not too intense. I recommend for that and for Jonathan Keeble, whose narration keeps it lively!

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  • Candy
  • 12-05-22

Candy

This has been an excellent series to listen to!! I’ve laughed, cried, rolled my eyes many a time throughout!! Brilliant narrator!! Can’t Wait For the Next Book!!!!!