• Long Time Gone

  • By: J. A. Jance
  • Narrated by: Tim Jerome
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (311 ratings)

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Long Time Gone

By: J. A. Jance
Narrated by: Tim Jerome
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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling master J. A. Jance brings back J. P. Beaumont, one of the most enduring and endearing characters in contemporary fiction, in a riveting story about a shocking, long-buried case of murder.

After more than 20 years of distinguished service with the Seattle Police Department, Jonas Piedmont Beaumont is now working for the Washington State Attorney's Special Homicide Investigation Team or, as it's more commonly referred to, the SHIT squad. But the more things change, the more they stay the same.

An eyewitness to a 50-year-old murder has just come forward, and Beau has been hand-picked to lead the investigation. While undergoing hypnotherapy, a middle-aged nun unexpectedly recalls the grisly details of a cold-blooded killing she witnessed when she was five years old. Though fear has kept these memories repressed for half a century, they've now risen to the surface to cast a harsh light on a deadly plot that spans two generations. And Beau's caught in the glare, facing a ruthless band of coconspirators willing to go to any lengths to keep their secrets hidden.

Filled with all of the Jance trademarks, heart-stopping suspense, deeply drawn characters, local flavor, intelligence, and humanity, Long Time Gone is a crowning achievement in this best-selling author's career.

©2005 J.A. Jance (P)2005 BBC Audiobooks America and © 2005 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Taut, colorful....The clever and complex plot line involving the nun shows Jance at her best." (Publishers Weekly)

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    4 out of 5 stars

Wince if you're from Seattle

A very good listen; deftly carries on two investigations simultaneously. However, it is plain the narrator is not from Seattle.

I am a resident of the Seattle area and it is fun knowing the cities, streets and landmarks. It is disconcerting to have so many of them mispronounced and detracts from an otherwise good story. Narrators should review the locations and be more familiar with names and places.

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  • 09-17-05

A 5 star book with the wrong narrator

If you like J A Jance's J P Beaumont series, try it with the right narrator, Gene Engene!
This one just did not capture the "flavor" of Beau or of Seattle!

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    3 out of 5 stars

Bad narrator

The series had been narrated forever by Gene Engene and he fit the character of JP Beaumont, not to mention, he knows the area where the books take place, so there were no bad phonetic pronunciations of places in and around Seattle. This narrator was making everyone sound either whiny or have an Irish accent. Just doesn't have the same timbre as Gene.

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Broad Book

Yes the narrator was bad and the voices worse but the story line and slow thought processes were repeated over and over yet not thought through. I wish I had gotten the abridged version it is half as long and should be only half as boring. No Mystery and no Thrills, Beaumont is not the hard nose hero but a mushy poof ball with lots of feeling to work through. This might make a OK chick flick... Broad Book. My first and last J. A. Jance / J. P. Beaumont novel.

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when did ron get an accent?!

i love jp an ja jance enough to enjoy the book, but how didthe narrator get through the selection peocess?

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Great book.

Loved the story.
Didn’t care for readers voice, like reader of the first Beaumont books

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Interesting story

I liked this story. However, I sure miss Gene Engene as the narrator. I am from Washington state. I had to laugh when this narrator pronounced certain Washington towns. I don’t know if Gene Engene is from Washington but he does a much better job with pronunciations.

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Can't Get Enough

New narrator aside it's a good listen. In, out, up, down the story has a life of its own. I think you'll like it. Enjoy!!!!!!!

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worst narrator

The story is good, the narrator is not at all good. he can't pronounce place names and, for some reason, that's jarring.

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Good read, far far better than "Sins of the Father" the early JP Beaumont, good reading