No Rest for the Dead 

Jeff Abbott, Author, Lori Armstrong, Author, Sandra Brown, Author, Jim Colby, Read by, Jonathan Davis, Read by, Richard Ferrone, Read by
Multiple writers, read by multiple narrators. Simon & Schuster Audio, unabridged, eight CDs, 9 hrs., $39.99 ISBN 978-1-4423-4808-0
Reviewed on: 01/02/2012
Release date: 09/01/2011
Paperback - 256 pages - 978-1-4516-0738-3
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Twenty-six writers and six narrators join forces in the audio edition of this twisted tale of greed, betrayal, and murder. It’s been a decade since Rosemary Thomas was executed for the murder of her husband. But former police detective Jon Nunn—whose investigation led to the arrest and conviction of Rosemary—is still convinced she was innocent. With guilt driving him to the bottle, Nunn sets out to find the real killer, justice for Rosemary, and maybe a little redemption for himself. While employing a variety of writers works well, the use of multiple readers falls flat. Although each narrator delivers a fine performance, the production jumps between readers in a way that can be disruptive to listeners. That isn’t to say this isn’t an enjoyable, fun listen; it is. But the story would flow better if the publisher had stuck with one narrator. A Touchstone hardcover. (Sept.)
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