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  • The Bullet That Missed

  • Thursday Murder Club, Book 3
  • By: Richard Osman
  • Narrated by: Fiona Shaw
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (7,673 ratings)

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The Bullet That Missed

By: Richard Osman
Narrated by: Fiona Shaw
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Summary

Brought to you by Penguin.

This audiobook in The Thursday Murder Club series is read by a new narrator, Fiona Shaw.

A new mystery is afoot in the third book in the Thursday Murder Club series from record-breaking, bestselling author Richard Osman.

This audiobook includes an exclusive interview between Richard Osman and journalist and TV presenter Steph McGovern.

It is an ordinary Thursday, and things should finally be returning to normal.

Except trouble is never far away where the Thursday Murder Club are concerned. A local news legend is on the hunt for a sensational headline, and soon the gang are hot on the trail of two murders, ten years apart.

To make matters worse, a new nemesis pays Elizabeth a visit, presenting her with a deadly mission: kill or be killed...

While Elizabeth grapples with her conscience (and a gun), the gang and their unlikely new friends (including TV stars, money launderers and ex-KGB colonels) unravel a new mystery. But can they catch the culprit and save Elizabeth before the murderer strikes again?

©2022 Richard Osman (P)2022 Penguin Audio

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Don't let the shock of the new narrator put you of

I was 20 seconds in before I was pausing and checking who narrated the first 2 and who was narrating the 3rd. I was outraged about the change at first but within a few chapters I was well embedded with Fiona Shaw and she did a really good job of keeping the same tone of voice and accents of our much loved charactes and I was happily oblivious for the rest of the book.

Richard Osman is a genius. I loved this 3rd installment so very much. The characters are just perfection and even if the plot was lacking I'd happily read books about the TMC just going about their lives. But luckily the plot is also superb with loads of clever twists and turns and red herrings on red herrings 5/5

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Brilliant!

I admit that it took me a couple of chapters to adjust to the new narrator, but once I did I really enjoyed this third book in the series.
All of the old characters return for another funny and moving and clever adventure.
Don’t be put off by the negative reviews about the change of narrator, or if you are put off then of course you can read the book.

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Another excellent listen

Once you get over the initial shock of a different narrator, you’ll soon once again get lost in the world of Coopers Chase and the escapades of four of its residents & their trustee comrades. I couldn’t put it down, much to my regret as I’ve now got a year to wait until my next fix.

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Good Listening

A super follow on story. Characters live on the page. Thank you Richard. As an ex Sussex born and bred it's wonderful to live there through your pen. Richard's talk about his writing afterwards is illuminating. I would love to write but the talk makes me realise it's an impossible dream.

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Fantastic, Accept the changes

Yes it changed.

This is still a fantastic book, Do not get stuck in your ways, except it and enjoy.

This is a very enjoyable book as long as you accept all of the above.
Really enjoyed this, Do not miss out

The characters are still as entertaining and adventurous as the previous books

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Great stuff

Brilliant story really fun. New narrator but she is good. would definitely recommend listening

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When you look backward everything seems inevitable

Third in the Murder Club outings, this time read by a different narrator: Fiona Shaw. Whilst it can be disruptive to change readers during a series, this time it is definitely for the better. Ms.Shaw gave a fine performance with good pacing and interesting voice texture throughout. As with most women, she is not really convincing in producing a believable male voice but this did not matter in the overall impression left by the delicious timbre of her tone.

A fun book with great characters, their thoughts and interactions and an intriguing, if silly, story of murder, money, old age, friendship, and tentative love. Funny crime, heart warming and recommended.

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narrator is blooming great , love this .

just great, this narrator is great , previous narrator is great , author is great , crack on ,, whoop whoop

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So so soo gutted that Lesley Manville didn’t narrate

While the book was clearly brilliantly written - and well narrated too, I genuinely think much of the humour in this authors’ writing got lost in the narrator’s delivery. I was so disappointed as the first two books - especially the second - had me in stitches. I don’t mean to disrespect the author’s choice or the narrator’s talent, it’s just that Lesley Manville is a hard act to follow because she 100% brought Osmond’s characters to life. So if you see this Ricardo, please please please use Lesley for the next book 🙏 And thanks to all three of you for generally being awesome. Xx

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They get better and better

Ok Leslie Manville is Joyce. Now that’s out of the way Fiona Shaw is a great alternative. But these stories build on each one before and you can’t help waiting for the next one.
Richard Osman is building a great team here and his story telling is getting. Ore and more infectious. Very well imagined and amusing what more could you ask for?

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