Started Early, Took My Dog

A Novel
Author(s): Kate Atkinson
Series: Jackson Brodie Series No: 4
Original Publish Date: Mar 21, 2011
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (12.05 hours)
Product Number: Z100019530
Released: Mar 21, 2011
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781609416492
Narrator/s: Graeme Malcolm
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
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Waterhouse leads a quiet, ordered life as a retired police detective-a life that takes a surprising turn when she encounters Kelly Cross, a habitual offender, dragging a young child through town. Both appear miserable and better off without each other-or so decides Tracy, in a snap decision that surprises herself as much as Kelly. Suddenly burdened with a small child, Tracy soon learns her parental inexperience is actually the least of her problems, as much larger ones loom for her and her young charge. Meanwhile, Jackson Brodie, the beloved detective of novels such as Case Histories, is embarking on a different sort of rescue-that of an abused dog. Dog in tow, Jackson is about to learn, along with Tracy, that no good deed goes unpunished.

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Author(s): Kate Atkinson
Product Number EB00282568
Released: Apr 10, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books
ISBN: #9780316173391

Professional reviews

"While Graeme Malcolm makes little effort to try to imitate the variety of memorable characters Atkinson gives him to work with, his narration is, nonetheless, sophisticated and nuanced. This is Atkinson's fourth outing with the semiretired, terminally lonely P.I. Jackson Brodie. Here he is looking for the seemingly nonexistent biological parents of a grown woman, a search that eventually connects to another long-ago missing child, a murder, and a police cover-up. As narrator, Malcolm is at once detached and intimate. One by one, he seems to dissect each of the characters, revealing the wonder of Atkinson's storytelling. M.O. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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