• The Last Voice You Hear

  • By: Mick Herron
  • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (47 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When Caroline Daniels takes a deadly fall in front of a train and her lover fails to turn up at the funeral, Zoë Boehm wants nothing to do with the case. 

But Caroline's boss is persistent, and as Zoë attempts to unlock the secrets of a woman she's never met while in search of a man who could be anywhere, she starts to wonder if he's found her first. And if he has, will that make her the next victim?

©2004, 2015 Mick Herron (P)2020 Isis Publishing Ltd

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I love Mick Herron but IMO this story was awful

Just dull as watching paint dry. Kept waiting for it to get good, as the other 10 or so books I’ve read by MH have been at least good if not excellent. It just never happened. Almost nothing happened and what did happen happened in such slow and excruciating detail as to render even exciting events dull. Highly recommend ALL in the Slough House series though. The 1st Zoe novel is also good (not great) as is the standalone Reconstruction (despite a SLOW start). I love you Mick!

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Great story, great characters and great narrator

It’s a great story this one. Intricately plotted, and Sarah and Zoe are back and ready for action if absolutely necessary. And of course action is necessary. It’s a slow-burn but we’ll worthwhile.

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Slow story telling spoils a good story

This is the first book outside the Slough House series I read. I read reviews which help lower expectations, the reviews were generally positive, especially regarding Mick Herron's able writing, I agree with that. But there was too much musing around, and although some humor is present, on the whole, the book was depressing. There was too much repetition of negative thoughts, endless mulling. I seriously missed the energy of Rod Ho, and that is saying a lot, because he is supposedly annoying beyond recovery. I feel the need to share this not so good review, because I was blindsided by the positive reviews I read.

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Very Complex Story

Great plot. Female hero characters really grow on you. The narrator is superb. Highly revommend.

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  • Derek Platten
  • 01-19-21

Another example of Herron's impeccable prose.

When you have to Google whether ostriches do really bury their heads in the sand, you know that you're reading a Mick Herron novel.
I have no hesitation in recommending The Last Voice You Hear so that you realise why it is necessary to do so.

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  • Sarah F
  • 10-26-20

Dreadfully affected sing-song narration

As a fan of Mick Herron's books in general, I did enjoy this book's predecessor Down Cemetery Road and it was very well narrated by Anna Bentinck. The Slough House series are also very well served by Sean Barrett. However Julia Franklin is for me, unlistenable. Oddly breathy, and very affected, narration, with peculiar emphases on insignificant words; the voice in which Zoe Boehm's dialogue is rendered is slightly better but I eventually gave up in despair

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  • Ali
  • 07-17-22

starts slowly but persevere..

I listened to this out of sequence so didn't have the suspense of knowing who made it to the last page, but was thoroughly satisfied nonetheless.
Mick Herron writes wonderful female characters and given that his plots are entirely character driven makes for stories that are sharp, funny, profound and poignant. Wonderful beautifully enunciated performance by Julia Franklin - I speed her up to 1.20 but that's not a criticism.

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  • M. Phillida Workman
  • 05-20-22

Fantastic

Really loved this. A bit like a less jolly Kate Atkinson story. I'm already hooked on the Slough House series🙂