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The Infirmary

By: LJ Ross
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Series: The DCI Ryan Mysteries, Book 11
Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (42 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Introducing the new, unabridged version of The Infirmary by LJ Ross, the author of the international number one best-selling series, the DCI Ryan Mysteries.

There's a serial killer targeting the streets of Newcastle, seemingly picking his victims at random but subjecting them all to the same torturous end. When the chief inspector on the case goes missing, it falls on DCI Ryan to track down the man who is brutally murdering women and goading the police to 'catch me if you can'. 

As everyone becomes a suspect, Ryan and his team get drawn further and further into the case, but for Ryan the nightmare gets closer to home than he could ever have imagined.

You can also listen to the multicast original drama starring Tom Bateman, Hermione Norris and Kevin Whately here.
©2019 LJ Ross (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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Confusing

Why is this listed as book 11 when it is set earlier in the series? Very annoying.

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Terrifying

Scary, terrifying and wonderful. I can not get enough of this writer. Just so gripping.

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The beginning explained ...

Loved going back to the beginning more fully. All the history had been referred to (kind of) but it was good to hear the whole story.

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Horrible

Unnecessary glorification of a sick mind. Not worthy of you LJ Ross. You pushed it too far this time.

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The hacker explained.

This really should be book 1. Not 11. However, still a great story apart from the getaway from the hospital. A bit silly to be able to get away. That aside. Enjoyed very much.

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  • Bahamianfish
  • 15-01-2020

This is FIRST Book in the DCI Ryan series

Audible have this book listed as Book 11 but it is really the first book in the series and should be numbered 0.5 I have thoroughly enjoyed the DCI Ryan series and especially following his progress and career so imagine the disappointment to find that you are back at the very first book which started the series off. The story is good as is the naration but such a disappointment that it is out of order.

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  • Barbara Hannah
  • 01-10-2019

Read first

If you want to read the series from beginning to all books which I recommend I would also recommend you start with the infirmary which is a prequel to holy Island and I think you’ll enjoy a holy island and the rest of the books better..... that’s just my opinion

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  • Katydid
  • 31-05-2020

Good story - page Turner, night-light burner

I admit I am a wimp when it comes to the darker stories but the characters and the pace drew me in and kept me listening. The narrator was excellent; loved listening to him tell it.

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  • CindiKilgore
  • 22-04-2020

Out of order

This book should be #7 or 8 not 11. The sister is alive again, Ryan and his side kick sent married, to confusing.

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  • Diana Hart 33
  • 20-04-2020

prequel

this should be book number one in this series. I'm not sure why LJRoss did a prequel in the middle of this series, personally I don't think it was necessary. i didn't learn anything new from it. Saying that, it was good and odd course Jonathan Keeble is fabulous, but the whole time through the book I couldn't help but think, I know how this ends. I typically don't read the excerpts on the next book in this series, I just buy it and listen, I hope there's no more prequel's.

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  • Michael
  • 15-06-2019

Finally, the Hacker is explained.

A stellar effort by LJ Ross. It fills in some of the backstory on Ryan.

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  • Eleanor
  • 16-06-2019

A gruesome prequel.

A great introduction to Ryan and his team. Makes me want to read what comes next but unfortunately I already have!

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  • Lenny
  • 18-05-2019

Feel cheated.

When I started to listen to this book, I was very confused. Why oh why? After reading 10 books would you expect to get number 11 only to find it is a prequel of sorts. It is advertised as book 11. Yet we know what happens to all the characters. Im not a happy bunny. Feel robbed of a book credit. Advertise it at such and reorganise the book order!

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  • P Patchett
  • 27-06-2019

The Infirmary by L J Ross

I thought this was the next book in the series. For anyone who has read none of the series, start with this book. I had heard them all and was a little perplexed at first. However it is a story that was crying out to be written. It was extremely well written, as usual, and set a gripping and fast pace. Well done Louise.

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  • Helen
  • 22-06-2019

Slightly disappointed

I purchased this as L J Ross book 11 but it’s actually book 0! Just took a while to understand what had happened to all the relationships in previous book! Would have liked to know this before I started listening.

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  • Alastair Davies
  • 16-08-2019

This book does not make sense.

it should be the 1st book not the last in the series as you know what is going to happen in the end.. I couldn't finish it.

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  • Jess
  • 28-05-2019

Wrong Order

Great book as usual but it says its book 11 but it should be nearer the beginning like book 1 or 2.

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  • Bernie
  • 10-02-2020

Out of sequence order

This is listed as No 11 in the series. But it is not. How disappointing. Hope I can just return it

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-07-2019

It's not the book it says

gregson is still in charge McKenzie is still single I've listened to this one before disappointed money wasted

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-10-2019

Too nasty

Overly violent. This story was told in a previous book in the series so it is not new. This should be book 1.

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  • David
  • 23-11-2019

should be book 1 not book 11

I have to agree with the majority of reviews of this book that it should be book 1 in the DCI Ryan series and not book 11. Unfortunately, if you have followed the whole series (and who wouldn't - they are addictive) this book is a disappointment. It doesn't follow on from book 10 - we know all the characters and what has happened to them throughout the previous 10 volumes. Very annoying. Having said all that, it is a great story in it's own right. Very exciting (spoilt by the fact we know what happens at the end)

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