cover image No Rest for the Dead 

No Rest for the Dead 

Multiple writers, read by multiple narrators. Simon & Schuster Audio, unabridged, eight CDs, 9 hrs., $39.99 ISBN 978-1-4423-4808-0

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.)