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This audiobook is narrated by Steve Scherf He does a good job This book is slow and has no real tension Scherf can do littlethan read this book I didn t care about any of the characters, I didn t care about the Canadian legal system The story about a young lawyers lifetime of guilt over pleading a not guilty native Indian guilty for murder has no emotion My research into this author shows this to be the 5th of 6 books in the Authur Beauchamp series I reviewed a book Mecca also written by this Canadian Author I had some of the same complaints about that book but it was far better than this book.I may be kinder if I had known the characters but I am not sure it would help It took me a long time to listen to this very long audiobook The only incentive I had to finish the book is the fact that I received this from a publisher who asked for my honest review I would like give the narrator Steve Scherf another chance with better material This book was received for an honest review. A compelling story that spirals back to Vancouver in the early 60s, when conservative young Arthur encounters not only the beginnings of alternative culture coffee houses, a scratchy voiced young busker named Dylan but the deep and fiercely intelligent rage of a young First Nations man named Gabriel Swift, who will haunt Arthur s life Finally, Arthur might be able to face the truth of this long past case, and right an old wrong. Download Ebook ♓ Ill See You in My Dreams (Arthur Beauchamp, #5) ♸ This Fifth In The Bestselling, Award Winning Arthur Beauchamp Series Finds The Outwardly Crusty, Poetry Loving, Wily Old Lawyer Compelled, By New Developments, To Look Back At His First And Most Disastrous Murder Trial While Renewing His Annual Try For The Most Points In Vegetables And Fruits At The Garibaldi Island Fall Fair, Arthur Beauchamp Is Forced By New Developments To Revisit His First Murder Trial, Which Went Horribly Wrong Now, NearlyYears Later, He Is Opening Old Wounds But Also Facing A Chance For Redemption And Reconciliation This turned out to be a pretty satisfying read after I got through the first few chapters where I was finding it a bit slow and confusing Of course that may have only been personal bias as I have never been too fond of the use of Flashbacks and this whole novel is, essentially a Flashback A redeeming quality was the humour that, I thought, returned to the level of the very early books in the Arthur Beauchamp series I especially liked the the episode with Stoney s Crop hidden in Arthur s barn and woofers feeding that Good Alfalfa to his livestock ROTFL I must admit that the twist and the subsequent ending caught me completely off guard although, in hindsight which is much easier than foresight, all the clues needed to foresee it were really obvious all the time And the device of alternating Wentworth Chance s biography of Arthur with the story itself was surely different and very effective Much, much better book than Snow Job.Now to the nitpicking When Arthur goes to inspect Dermot s cabin he notes that Dermot had brought along a collection of LP s and older thirty fives Now I always thought that the 3 flavours of vinyl records were 78 s, LP s and FORTY fives Not THIRTY fives Editing error, I guess Now a pet peeve I thought Garibaldi Island, Vancouver, Squamish and Vancouver Island etc were all still a part of Canada So I can not understand why Arthur would only be attempting to win SECOND prize for his veggies and not FIRST I mean EVERYBODY knows that, in Canada, FIRST place gets a RED ribbon and SECOND gets a BLUE Maybe BC has, finally, seceded from Canada and joined the US The rest of Canada will miss em Every new Arthur Beauchamp mystery seems even funnier than the last, which is saying something The self deprecating humour, legal puzzles, human conundrums, urban and rural settings and the characters created by William Deverell never fail to satisfy This book, in particular, deals with some very dark Canadian history and corrupt characters, circa 1962, mostly.The structure of the book, intersperses a biography of the gangly, Roman nosed lawyer from the beginning of his career, referencing other books in the series very clever and then unspools a plot which moves between the 60 s and present day Deverell is a terrific writer who happens to specialize in erudite, witty, page flapping mysteries with a social conscience It takes a pro to make those diverse elements sing in a pitch perfect way and that s why his fans are legion.The tidbits offered up to depict Vancouver of the early 60 s era are another delight to encounter the Cecil Hotel, the poet Newlove John, like the fictional Beauchamp, a brilliant, tormented fellow fond of libations , the tasty and affordable Green and Orange Door restaurants,the Marco Polo, Isy s, the old West End and the view while walking over the Burrard Street Bridge Likewise, the depiction of rural Garibaldi Island and its denizens, classic Gulf Island caricatures, lovingly created, down to the perennially late ferry boat, the transsexual Queen of Prince George, never fails to elicit guffaws Warn your bedmate if you read at night It s either a benign West Coast quake or a new Arthur Beauchamp novel underway. Very confusing and a tough one to get through. In Bill Deverell s latest in the Arthur Beauchamp series, we find the curmudgeonly retired lawyer forced to review his life with the publication of his biography Not surprisingly, he disagrees with the accounts as told by former friends and adversaries including the recollection of an early murder trial that he lost The trial and crime was set in 60s Vancouver and Squamish Deverell does a great job of evoking those pre gentrification days The case, involving an outspoken Aboriginal charged with the murder of his friend and Arthur s former classics professor appears to be a slam dunk and the defendant knows it A body is never found The victim was facing a writing crisis, possibly because of previous time spent teaching at a residential school Was it a suicide Against his better judgement, Arthur is determined to find out Unlike the other Beauchamp books, Dreams doesn t spend much time on Aurthur s beloved and quirky Garibaldi Island and his Green Party MP wife Margaret is mostly a no show But Deverell s characters crackle when facing each other in a court room as Beauchamp tries to redeem himself for playing it safe as a young lawyer when his client could face the death penalty. A new chapter in the Arthur Beauchamp story.We were getting a bit bummed out by the end of Part Two, and wondered, if the book was going to continue spiraling into darkness and despair, we shouldn t cut our losses and move on to a new book I flipped ahead and sampled a few bits here and there and was able to recommend to Maggee that we soldier on We re glad we did.The book used an interesting structural device In earlier books Beauchamp has been shadowed by Wentworth Chance, a writer working on a biography of the famour Vancouver lawyer Chance s book, A THIRST FOR JUSTICE, has just been published and in I LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS we see parts of the Chance book interspersed with the story told from Beauchamp s point of view The main part of the story deals with Beauchamp s first murder trial in 1962 in which he is called upon to defend Gabriel Swift, a Native man from the Squamish Band accused of murdering Dermott Mulligan who just happens to have been one of Beauchamp s professors and mentors at UBC.I minor grumble that I ve had with Deverell throughout the series is his penchant for choosing goofy character names Dermott, Ophelia, Roscoe, Gomer, Wentworth, Honk, Jethro, Cyrus Just had to get that off my chest. Before you open this book, get comfortable.Go into the den, stoke the fire and enjoy some Sunday morning opera.I ll See You in My Dreams is like a comfortable cardigan it envelops you in a truly classic style making you want to read on and on.In this day of instant gratification, everyone seems to want quick, action packed plots.Not so here William Deverell takes you on a journey that, on one hand, touches so many bases but, on the other hand lets you truly feel the settings and the characters I had a true sense of travelling British Columbia as the story evolves.What keeps the reader interested is the evolution of the Characters we sense major life problems ahead for Arthur Beauchamp Beecham and yet, the author does not throw it in your face.You explore a man s life, his failings and his successes through the window of a case the implications of which span decades.That being said, we are brought to places that we may not know anything about the world of First Nations, Human Rights abuses and Residential Schools.The book is also complex it travels back and forth between the near present and the events that unfolded As readers, we are challenged We must figure things out by inference and, in my opinion, this is what makes the story so readable.The d nouement is wonderfully crafted but it is the journey that holds the readers attention.William Deverell has written a book that I would recommend to anyone. This is based on the audio version of I ll see you in my dreams.I ll see you in my dreams, by William Deverell and read by Steve Scherf was probably my best experience with one of Deverell s books, and I ve quite enjoyed the others I ve listened to The book, the fifth on the series featuring Arthur Beauchamp, QC, is a reflection back on Beauchamp s first case defending a capital charge Beauchamp is, by this point, in the twilight of his career when a writer publishes his biography, causing him to reflect back on the case, and how his inexperience led to decisions that he has regretted since Beauchamp believed that his client, Gabriel Swift, was innocent, and that the police had stacked the evidence against him The story flips between present day and the early part of Beauchamp s career There aren t a lot of surprises in the story line, but it is a hugely enjoyable story to listen to, particularly when well read As usual, Deverell touches on a number of social issues, including aboriginal rights, women s rights and the legal system in general With a good part of the story set in the early 1960 s, it provides a good reference on how far we ve come, while recognizing that we still have a way to go The continued references to the musicians of the early 60s was pretty interesting humorous as well.Complimenting a great story was an excellent reading by Steve Scherf As usual, this man of a thousand voices made a character rich book very easy to follow, and very enjoyable to listen to He brings the characters to life, and has captured the voice of the early 1960 s when the bulk of the story takes place.Great book, great narration What s not to like