I wanted to relax my mind a bit after writing my last story. The audiobook “Last Seen Wearing” by David Hewson filled the bill. The story isn’t read, it’s performed with a full cast. Sometimes a narrator takes us out of the story when they read a line like a woman or a man and fail. No problem here, as the gender roles are played by men and women.
The Blurb: it’s been two years since Dinah Collins left the NYPD in disgrace, forced out for digging too deeply into the sudden disappearance of a fellow cop—her brother, Danny. Now, scraping by as a PI, Dinah is hired to find a young woman, Lucy Fisher, who vanished on Halloween, last seen wearing a creepy costume.
As she pursues a deadly trail of clues, Dinah will find she’s faced with a terrible choice: If she can only save one person, Danny or Lucy, who will it be?
I found this to be a thrilling crime drama that is performed with enough people and sound effects to put you in sync with the story. I’ve included 5 minutes of the 9-hour story for you to sample. It’s audio of the Collins family at home – before Danny disappears.
Last Seen Wearing is performed by – Laurence Bouvard as Dinah Collins; John Guerrasio as Mike Collins; Stuart Milligan as Tom Fisher; Lorelei King as Caroline Fisher; Martin T. Sherman as Frank Taylor; Vaughn Joseph as Ben Campbell; Lachele Carl as Lenora Parks; Danielle Lewis as Jillian Delano; Thomas Stroppel as Curtis Mason; Paul Panting as Edward Marchant; Adeila Leiro as Rose Martinez; Jared Zeus as Danny Collins; Samantha Dakin as Lucy Fisher. With additional performances by David Brooks, Garrick Hagon, Katie Harper, Antonio Mattera, Isabella Mattera, Oleg Mirochnikov, William Roberts, and Liza Ross.
4 stars from me on this one.