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The End of the Wasp Season

Narrated by: Sally Armstrong
Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
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When notorious millionaire banker Lars Anderson hangs himself from the old oak tree in front of his Kent mansion his death attracts no sympathy. But the legacy of a lifetime of self-serving is widespread, the carnage most acute amongst those he ought to be protecting: his family. Meanwhile, in a wealthy suburb of Glasgow, a young woman is found savagely murdered in her home. The genteel community is stunned by what appears a vicious, random attack. When DS Alex Morrow is called in to investigate, she soon discovers that behind the murder lurks a tangled web of lies. A web that will spiral through the local community, through Scotland and ultimately right back to a swinging rope hundreds of miles away.

©2011 Denise Mina (P)2011 Isis Publishing Ltd

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  • prawncracker
  • 04-04-2018

Excellent narration

Great story, with clear, easy-to-follow narration. I wish other Denise Mina books were done by this narrator.

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  • Frances T.
  • 19-03-2017

Starts good but ends in rather a rush

Well read, appropriate voicing and nice to listen to. The strong starts well but the closing chapters seemed like a rushed finish.

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  • Lyro8
  • 23-03-2019

Brilliant storytelling, good narration

Don't let anyone tell you this book isn't great - I've read it twice, listened to the audiobook once and I love it, and so does everyone I've ever lent it to. It's more of a why-dunnit than who-dunnit but the real point is that a wealthy upbringing is no substitute for love. I like the lead, DS Alex Morrow, but the real stars here are poor damaged Thomas and the no-nonsense but kind Kay. Mina's compassion for characters from under-privileged backgrounds is rare and wonderful. It's Denise Mina's best book to date and I can't recommend it enough.

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  • Just
  • 29-04-2018

Good effort from Denise Mina

Would you consider the audio edition of The End of the Wasp Season to be better than the print version?

Possibly; Sally Armstrong read it very well.

Which character – as performed by Sally Armstrong – was your favourite?

Alex Morrow.

Any additional comments?

A very good novel, could be enjoyed as a stand alone story, though will probably make more sense if you've read Still Midnight.