• A Quiet Place to Kill

  • A Kember and Hayes Mystery, Book 1
  • By: N.R. Daws
  • Narrated by: Sarah Zimmerman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (40 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In this tense thriller set on a WW2 airbase, a female pilot faces danger in the sky—and a murderer on the ground.

July 1940. As the Battle of Britain begins, the women of the Air Transport Auxiliary carry out the dangerous task of ferrying warplanes to RAF airbases. But for the ATA detachment sent to the base at Scotney, it’s not only in the skies that they’re a target—it seems a killer is stalking them on the ground...

On the day pilot Lizzie Hayes arrives in the quiet village, one of her new comrades is found murdered. One of the few women in Britain with a psychology PhD, Lizzie thinks she can use her skills to help identify the killer among the military staff and local villagers, but DI Jonathan Kember isn’t convinced. When a second pilot is murdered, Lizzie’s profile of the killer comes into sharper focus—attracting anonymous threats against her own life.

With Kember’s investigation stalling and events at the airbase becoming ever more sinister, Lizzie’s talents are given a chance. But can she and the still-sceptical Kember work together to find the killer before Lizzie becomes the next victim?

©2021 by N.R. Daws. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • 09-11-21

Dreadful narration.

Accent seemed inappropriate and some words seemed unknown to the narrator. Story not great either.

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  • R. Morris
  • 02-05-22

5 minutes in and the narrator is clearly forcing her accent

‘Idennity’ (instead of iden-ti-ty) and the automaton-style delivery of the narrator was irritating and intrusive after only five minutes. Yes, she had clearly tried hard to master an English accent - with the result that delivery - particularly of male character voices, was still and staccato rather than natural and flowing. There was modulation in her speech, but the effort to cover up American pronunciation was too much at regular intervals.
For a book set in England in wartime, would it really have been so difficult to choose a narrator who doesn’t intrude into the story, so that a listener ends up focussing on her rather than the narrative?

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  • Carolyn Phillips
  • 09-20-21

North American pronunciation!

I was too distracted by the narrators delivery to really enjoy this book. Set in WW2 England it was disconcerting to listen to the Americanisation of so many words.

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  • Queenie 1949
  • 09-01-21

FANTASTIC BOOK

This is a new author but WOW what a start to a long successful career. The storyline has twists and turns until the very end. I love the historical, locality and technical detail included, it shows it’s well researched. I was transported back to the era so really enjoyed it.
To the experienced Audible reader the narrator can make or break a good story. Sarah Zimmerman is great, she has subtle changes for each character and accent, it is seamless.
If you enjoy this genre I strongly recommend you buy this book,

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  • 06-19-22

awful narration

great story, but the person narrating cannot pronounce "t". Very sloppy and annoying narration

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  • elizabeth b.
  • 09-03-21

No no no no!

Oh what dull story. It started of interesting enough but became so dull. What a waste of my time.

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  • Micky
  • 09-23-21

Excellent crime thriller

I couldn’t put it down with each chapter and murder . Always a keen interest in women leading the field, the first, and the objections from male egos