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Maureen

Maureen Kirby Muxloe, United Kingdom Member Since 2009
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  • "Excellent - BUT!"

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    I have been really drawn into this series, but I find that I have to take constant breaks from listening - not because I am bored - but because Jeffrey Archer has so many cliff hangers, and one can see the disasters unfolding. I tend to start feeling uncomfortable as there is so much hatred and spite shown in the stories.
    Once again - he has left us hanging on a thread - waiting for the next instalment which will no doubt be in another years time.
    To sum up, I have found this to be riveting listening, and the story is gripping with its twists and turns, BUT I find myself getting quite stressed as the story unfolds. Thank god there will only be one more!! (unless there is something I don't know about!)

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    Be Careful What You Wish For: Clifton Chronicles, Book 4

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    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings
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    Be Careful What You Wish For opens with Harry Clifton and his wife, Emma, rushing to hospital to learn the fate of their son, Sebastian, who has been involved in a fatal car accident. But who died, Sebastian or his best friend Bruno?

    When Ross Buchanan is forced to resign as chairman of the Barrington Shipping Company, Emma Clifton wants to replace him. But Don Pedro Martinez intends to install his puppet, the egregious Major Alex Fisher, in order to destroy the Barrington family firm just as the company plans to build its new luxury liner, the MV Buckingham.

    Maureen says: "Excellent - BUT!"
  • "Robotham triumphs again"

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    Very interesting plot, likeable characters. Lots of twists and excitement. I have really enjoyed listening to this. Nicely narrated too.

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    Watching You

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Michael Robotham
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
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    Marnie Logan often feels like she's being watched. Nothing she can quite put her finger on - a whisper of breath on the back of her neck, or a shadow in the corner of her eye - and now her life is frozen. Her husband Daniel has been missing for more than a year. Depressed and increasingly desperate, she seeks the help of clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin. Joe is concerned by Marnie's reluctance to talk about the past, but then she discovers a book packed with pictures, interviews with friends, former teachers, old flames and workmates Daniel was preparing for her birthday.

    Kirstine says: "First class thriller"
  • "Enjoyable but 'unfinished'"

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    I did enjoy this book, I will confess that I am a Harlan Coben fan, but somehow the book sort of ended without proper explanations. There were far too many loose ends for my liking. Coincidences and the drawing together of various characters in obscure fashion didn't convince me and left me a trifle confused. I still thought it worth a read though.

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    Shelter (Adult Edition): A Mickey Bolitar Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Eric Meyers
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    Mickey Bolitar's year can't get much worse. After witnessing his father's death, he's forced to live with his estranged uncle Myron and switch high schools. Then Mickey meets Ashley, and it seems like things are finally improving - until Ashley vanishes without a trace. Unwilling to let another person walk out of his life, Mickey follows Ashley's trail into a seedy underworld that reveals that this seemingly sweet, shy girl isn't who she claimed to be - and neither was Mickey's father.

    Theatrix says: "What a weird ending!"
  1. Be Careful What You Wish ...
  2. Watching You
  3. Shelter (Adult Edition): ...
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Steig Larsson's brilliant second Salander novel

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