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5 out of 5 stars
 Did not disappoint!  I read Darden North’s first novel, “House Call,” when it was first published and have enjoyed his other
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5 Star Review of "House Call" -- Michael Robbins' Narration of Audiobook Version

5 Star Review Published on Audible.com   "A Murder Mystery That Is So Much More"  Darden North’s "House Call" is a murder mystery, but it is so much more. The novel simultaneously tells tales of reverse discrimination, of the treacheries imbedded in diet/anti-depressant pharmaceuticals, of the financial intricacies of the new age of medicine, and of even the psycho-social legacies of Southern miscegenation. Grounded in and around the environs of the fictional Montclair, Mississippi, "House Call" presents a clever, smart depiction of modern life against the looming specter of a series of murders.
North has a sharp eye for characterization whether it’s the haughty Dr. Hawes or the amiable Dr. Gwinn. He deftly shifts perspective across a variety of intriguing storylines, all the while marking his prose with astute commentary (“Whether the body or their relationship was natural or unnatural did not seem to matter”). Centered on the young male OB-GYN, Knox Ch…

Another great review of "The 5 Manners of Death" in audiobook. 4 out of 5 Star Review published on Goodreads and Audible.com.

New 5-star review of "The 5 Manners of Death" on audible.com— Performance: 5 out of 5 stars, Story: 5 out of 5 stars "Thrilling Murder Mystery" This is an entertaining murder mystery set in modern southern USA. People seem to be dropping like flies around Dr. Diana Bratton, and she is convinced that there is more to the story than just coincidence. Her search to find out who or what is causing the deaths leads her in a direction she is hesitant to take. The story jumps back and forth from the University campus in the 1960s to present day Jackson, Mississippi, which helps create depth, intrigue, and also muddies the water so that you are left suspecting everyone. The narrator did an excellent job of giving the individuals their own voice and captured the southern feel of the book well. His narration builds suspense, brings out the humor and moves the story forward at just the right pace. It is fast-paced mystery with great characters, multiple layers, and great narrat…

TERRIFIC REVIEW OF THE AUDIOBOOK VERSION: "THE 5 MANNERS OF DEATH"

Hi Readers (and Listeners):

I am happy to share reader and fellow author Michael Hartnett's review of the audiobook version of my latest thriller, "The 5 Manners of Death,"  narrarted by Steven Jay Cohen:

A Terrific Listen to a Memorable Mystery

"Boy, does Darden North have a way with the scene, whether in a drawing room, classroom, or operating room. Since the bodies keep dropping around our heroine, the surgeon Diana, in "The 5 Manners of Death," those scenes are physically and psychologically memorable. What a lively and satisfying listen. This foray is my first with an audio book. With a breathless intensity that captures the novel’s Southern flavor, narrator Steven Jay Cohen does justice to the fine writing, deftly capturing the eloquence, the snappy dialogue, and the building suspense.  As the title suggests, the victims are delivered in many forms of termination--all punctuated by those intermingled human dramas of stress, suspicion, and blame. All of t…