- Audio Cassette
- Publisher: Chivers Audio Books; Unabridged edition (June 1 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0754004651
- ISBN-13: 978-0754004653
- Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 2.5 x 22.2 cm
- Shipping Weight: 454 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
Child's Play Audio Cassette – Audiobook, Unabridged
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This installment in the Dalziel and Pascoe series features police politics, allegations of homosexuality on the CID, family intrigue, and two murders. As is often the case, Dalziel somehow manages to resolve it all. Narrator Colin Buchanan, having played the role of Pascoe in three BBC series based on the novels, brings a wealth of experience to his reading. His Dalziel is as close to Dalziel as a reader can get. And Pascoe is, of course, Pascoe--never completely on top of what's going on and far behind Dalziel in pursuit of the several plots. Buchanan's presentation of Sergeant Wield's emotional traumas is also superb. R.E.K. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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While this is a superb crime mystery with an ending that you simply won't see coming, "Child's Play" is also an insightful and sensitive commentary (circa 1987) on the status of people of color and gays in Britain. The brutal treatment of two Black/biracial men that results in a total absence of justice and the painful coming out of the closet as a gay man by the redoubtable Sgt. Wield are two salient elements of the novel that will give the reader a lot to think about beyond the engrossing storyline and surprise ending.
"Child's Play" was first published almost 25 years ago, but the novel remains fresh and relevant. One of Reginald Hill's best mysteries.
grows through time, but with plenty of personality quirks. The stories are always unique and fun to try to solve. Glad I still have a few more of them to catch up on.