• Dead Eyed

  • DCI Michael Lambert Crime Series, Book 1
  • By: Matt Brolly
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (63 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Gritty, complex and effortlessly chilling, Brolly’s Dead Eyed is a grisly crime thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. 

DCI Michael Lambert thought he’d closed his last case....

Yet when he’s passed a file detailing a particularly gruesome murder, Michael knows that this is no ordinary killer at work. 

The removal of the victim’s eyes and the Latin inscription carved into the chest is the chilling calling card of the ‘soul jacker’: a cold-blooded murderer who struck close to Michael once before, 25 years ago. 

Now the long-buried case is being reopened, and Michael is determined to use his inside knowledge to finally bring the killer to justice. But as the body count rises, Michael realises that his own links to the victims could mean that he is next on the killer’s list....

The gripping first novel in a thrilling new crime series by Matt Brolly. Perfect for fans of Tony Parsons, Lee Child and Angela Marsons.

©2019 Matt Brolly (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Good mystery. Lousy ending. I will be buying the next book. flor sure. This is not a gore fest

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Great British murder detective mystery! I want more!

I hope this will continue as a series and look forward to more DCI Michael Lambert audiobooks. Both brilliant narration and superb writing makes for an exceptional and exciting listen. Twists and turns throughout. Never a dull moment! I lucked out with this one for the phenomenal deal of $7+. Very highly recommended.
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Thoroughly Enjoyable Thriller!

Narrator David Monteath delivers impeccably with Matt Brolly's "Dead Eyes", a masterful crime-drama; thriller about a ruthless serial killer that takes the eyes of his victims; while they are alive. Interesting, intelligent, provocative; a ⁹ horrifically entertaining tale twisting and turning to the very end! The who in who done it is a real mind bender!

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Enjoyed this one

Dead Eyes has a good story with interesting and and developed characters. I will listen to the next in the series. David Monteath is, as always, an excellent narrator.

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Had potential.

This story and the characters had a lot more potential. The story felt long and tedious. While I would like to know more about the main character, not enough to continue with the series. I was set to try his other books on Audible, but decided against it after listening to this one.

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  • shaun m arstall
  • 06-01-20

brilliant

an absolutely brilliant story, very clever twists and super narration. highly recommended. well done guys

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  • Penny Cutter
  • 01-15-21

Doesn’t go anywhere

Uninteresting gruesome serial killer story with implausible relationships between characters. The usual maverick semi-ex policeman with tragic history. And a police force seemingly populated entirely by DCIs so they have to do all the legwork themselves.

I only managed to get through this because of David Monteath’s excellent narration and the fact that I was decorating while it was playing, Even so I had to keep rewinding because I’d tuned out. Returned

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  • Jules Blunt
  • 01-09-21

Could be a 5 but I found it tricky to get into

Really enjoyed this though I’d worked out who was doing it quite early on. Likeable characters wonderfully narrated - smiled at the Bristol accent but all quite credible.

Well worth both pursuing with and the credit to buy it. Am moving straight on to book 2!

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  • Mairead Perry
  • 03-29-20

Excellent

Best I’ve heard in ages. Story and narration looking forward to more of Matt Brolly books 👍

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  • Dolly
  • 12-08-20

Mixed

Lambert seems to be a cross between a US style kickass cop and an English detective suffering from PTSD. However in spite of his disability he discovers all the main leads on the case and solves it single handed.

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  • Mrs CJ
  • 08-22-22

Excellent

I hadn’t come across this author before, but I enjoyed this so much I’ve already downloaded Book 2. The story is long enough for the author to give the listener complicated but very detailed characters, and a mostly plausible story. Of course you still have to suspend disbelief, as with all police procedurals. I hope the main characters sort out their emotional lives, because the “damaged, but brilliant, maverick detective” is getting a bit tedious. Well worth a listen, and David Monteath is a brilliant narrator. Highly recommended.

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  • Jitterbug
  • 06-24-22

Frustrating at times

I was gripped by this story, although there are many frustrating elements in it which left me feeling dissatisfied.

I felt that Matt Brolly had too many huge ideas going on here, which inevitably led to dangling threads hastily gathered together at the end.

It kept me guessing, and the narration was superb, but I couldn’t relate easily to the characters and at times I felt stuck in mud.

Overall I would recommend this book but it did leave me feeling frustrated because there were quite a few interesting avenues left unexplored and undertold. I didn’t take to the characters much - again, there were big issues and ideas with the characters but little depth and plausibility.

I think this is a book where readers should just go with the flow and enjoy the bumpy ride, rather than get too bogged down with whys and wherefores. After all, it is fiction not reality!

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  • Clair
  • 05-25-21

Great

Great 1st book I really enjoyed listening to this the narrators voice was really good to listen to characters are really good did not expect the end I will be download in the next one

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  • Joanne James
  • 10-01-20

Unmissable

loved this book. I took a country-length drive with this book as my companion. I did not want to stop driving!

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