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Fear in the Cotswolds Audiobook

Fear in the Cotswolds

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Following a string of disastrous house-sitting assignments, and with recent troubles in her personal life, Thea Osborne is understandably apprehensive about her latest commission: a wintry month in an isolated farmhouse with only an assortment of animals for company.

With the summer lushness of the Cotswolds turned icy grey, Thea spends her first few days exploring more of the surrounding area. She meets some of the mysterious local characters: the unappreciated au pair from Bulgaria and the elusive Kate from a neighbouring farm. But then the weather turns extreme, and so do events. When she stumbles across a man lying dead in a snow-filled field, Thea is once again at the heart of a mystery....

©2009 Rebecca Tope (P)2010 Soundings

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    Margaret Dublin, Ireland 11/06/2011
    Margaret Dublin, Ireland 11/06/2011
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    "Yet another wonderful read"

    The atmosphere of bleak winter is the one thing that makes this story a wonderful and atmospheric read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Renka 31/03/2016
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    "Heroine? Pathetic moaner more like"
    What would have made Fear in the Cotswolds better?

    What a moaning wimp the main character is. Most of the book is taken up with 'Thea felt afraid', 'Thea was scared' and variations on this theme. If I ever met her I think I'd want to slap her.


    What could Rebecca Tope have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Make the main character less of a pathetic wimp.


    What about Caroline Lennon’s performance did you like?

    Caroline is an excellent narrator but was struggling with this


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It was better than nothing on a long boring journey. It actually sent me to sleep


    Any additional comments?

    Poor story - awful characters

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Allison
    Charters Towers, QLD, Australia
    25/06/10
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    "Fear in the Cotswolds"

    Good story but too many references to "gut fear", became like a filler to drag out the story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Margaret G.
    Columbia, PA, United States
    20/02/11
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    "Extremely Boring"

    While I enjoyed Ms. Lennon's narration, I found the story boring beyond belief. I struggled to finish it and probably wouldn't have bothered except that my hands/eyes have been preoccupied the past few days and I thought this would be a good British cozy. Not so! Maybe it's because this isn't the first in the series, but I don't think so. Too much inner dialog, too many weird & rude people. Nor was the plot very interesting. Murky would best describe it all.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Doug Wilkie
    25/11/14
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    "Another good book in the series."
    If you could sum up Fear in the Cotswolds in three words, what would they be?

    A Great Read.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Thia as the main person in the series. She is kind of an unwilling detective that seems to fall into mysteries where ever she goes.


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