A Song from Dead Lips
- Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
- Length: 13 hrs
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release Date:01/08/2013
- Publisher: Audible Studios
- Available from Audible.com.au
- American edition: She's Leaving Home
Publishers SummaryLondon, October 1968. As Beatles fans encamp outside Abbey Road Studios up the road, the Marylebone CID is as much an old boys' club as it ever was: comfortably sexist, racially prejudiced and crawling with corruption.
Detective Sergeant Cathal Breen is the pariah of the office, having just run out on a fellow officer held at knifepoint, when it's shaken up by the arrival of WPC Helen Tozer: awkward chatterbox, farmgirl, and the first woman to enter the murder unit - apart from the secretary.
When a young woman is found naked and strangled in well-to-do St John's Wood, her identity is a mystery. The neighbours offer nothing but xenophobic suspicions, witnesses are staying silent; only Tozer's savvy gives Breen a lead.
Following it, resourceless, deep into the rural backwaters, Breen sees one dead body lead to another - a trail of bloodshed taking them dangerously close to a killer with everything to lose...
2013 William Shaw (P)2014 Audible, Inc
Cameron Stewart tells the story well, he has a pleasant voice and is easy to listen to, he speaks clearly and with just the right pace. The character of Breem was born in London and raised by his Irish father so it could not have been an easy task, creating an anglicised Irish accent. He had a few regional accents to deal with and did so well enough, though his Welsh did let him down just a tad, however, had I not lived in Wales for a few years I probably wouldn't have noticed. I'm happy to see he has also narrated the second book in the Breem and Tozer trilogy.
This audiobook is my personal copy, I have recieved no renumeration for writing this, my honest review.