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- Listening Length: 2 hours and 14 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 9 Mar. 2009
- Language: English
- ASIN: B002SQ5UFE
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A Taste For Death: Inspector Adam Dalgliesh Series, Book 7 (Dramatised) Audio Download – Unabridged
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Gripping from start to finish, this novel sees Dalgliesh caught up in an investigation which has turned personal - he knew the victim. There are many twists and turns here as they try to unravel the clues and evidence to point them to a ruthless and sadistic killer. There are many sub-plots in the novel which try to lead you astray, but ultimately it comes down to one ruthless murderer. Kate Miskin features heavily in this story and a great part of the novel involves her personal life which we have not seen until now.
A truly thrilling cerebral mystery, which delivers the goods intelligently and VERY Englishly! One of my personal favourites which I read again and again.
The book starts with two parallel stories, one in Panama and one in England.
In Panama, Willie Garvin (Modesty's loyal side-kick) runs into Gabriel and McWhirter, the two memorable bad guys from the first Modesty Blaise book. They are trying to kidnap Dinah Pilgrim, a blind girl they need because of her having a special talent. Willie saves Dinah and then a major confrontation ensues, with Modesty coming to Willie's aid and both Modesty and Willie surviving traps that should not possibly be survivable.
Meanwhile, in England Modesty Blaise has encountered Simon Delicata, an incredibly nasty villain and perhaps the scariest fictional bad guy I've ever read about. Delicata first kills an archeologist with ties to a research expedition in the Sahara Desert, and later strikes directly at Modesty's cottage in the English countryside.
In a very satisfying plot maneuver the two supposedly separate story lines merge. It turns out that Gabriel and McWhirter are in league with Delicata, and Modesty and Willie must travel to Algeria to face this trio of villains in a fight to the death. A fight that they have almost no chances of surviving against the combined force of Gabriel and Delicata.
The most fascinating thing about the Modesty Blaise books is the personality of the two main characters, Modesty Blaise and Willie Garvin. They both have an amazing will to survive and to overcome the incredible dangers they are faced with.Read more ›
But whatever you do: read peter o'donnell, his books never date, his writing never grows stale and Modesty Blaise (Lara Croft eat your heart out) and Willie Garvin (and he could take Jack Reacher) manage to pull off almost superhuman feats with a casual nonchalance that is utterly convincing.
A taste for Death has my all time favourite fictional villain in Simon Delicata.
Read this book and discover for yourselves just how short changed you've been by the major publishing houses.
Peter O'Donnell was there first and does it so much better it's truly criminal there are no paperback re-prints.
although i would run I LUCIFER a close second.
If the powers that be ever get round to making
a decent modesty movie, rather than the travesty
starring monica vitti (who)! this is the novel
they should film.
the novel starts with willie garvin having his own little adventure which demonstrates he is no
mere cipher to modesty blaise.
an old foe Gabriel shows up, and a new terrifying
seemingly superstrong and invulnerable villain
Simon Delicata is introduced.
The story concerns a group of archelogists who are
being held by delicata and gabriel they believe
the site they are digging on contains an ancient
modesty and willie get involved without really
knowing what they are up against.
there then follows some of the most exciting
action scenes you will read(worthy of Ian Fleming)
suberb combat descriptions and a real nailbiter
of an ending.
This is one of the few Modesty books that is relatively easy to get hold of, but i warn you
that if you do get it, you wont be able to put
it down enjoy!!1
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Too much narration . Takes a while to get into the storyline..just not rocking my boat.
But that's just me, I like the full dramatisations audio's .
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