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Maestra Audiobook

Maestra

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Publisher's Summary

Sex. Murder. Shoes. A shockingly original and darkly decadent thriller.

By day Judith Rashleigh is a put-upon assistant at a London auction house. By night she's a hostess in one of the capital's unsavoury bars. Desperate to make something of herself, Judith knows she has to play the game. She's learned to dress, speak and act in the interests of men. She's trying to be a good girl.

But after uncovering a dark secret at the heart of the art world, Judith is fired, and her dreams of a better life are torn apart. So she turns to a long-neglected friend. A friend who kept her chin up and back straight through every past slight. A friend a good girl like her shouldn't have.

©2016 L. S. Hilton (P)2016 Bolinda

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    Marymouse 18/06/2016
    Marymouse 18/06/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Good story, over sexed"

    Excellent narration. Good story, fast moving and unexpected. For me though there was more sex than I was interested in listening to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mr Ian D Heathcock 06/05/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Surprised myself, but really enjoyed"

    I'd heard nothing about this book but saw it was highly rated. Although, im guessing it's aimed at a female readership I really enjoyed this and there was a good story line running throughout. Well worth a listen

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lady viscount 28/04/2016
    Lady viscount 28/04/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "Saucy but nice"

    fab story with many unexpected twists. it leaves you wondering at the end who's next and has she truly got away with it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberley 24/04/2016
    Kimberley 24/04/2016
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    "Constantly suprising"

    This isn't something I would usually go for but I actually enjoyed this massively. the main character is constantly suprising and endearing . I would highly recommend.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Alison 18/04/2016
    Alison 18/04/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Unsure ......"

    This started well enough and has excellent narration, but somewhere along the way it seemed to me to lose its 'gripping' nature and become a little too odd. That's probably more about me than the book, but it's not one where I will bother with the sequel.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Philip 18/04/2016
    Philip 18/04/2016 Member Since 2016

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    "Something nasty running through it."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I'm no expert but I read a lot and there's something nasty running through this whole story. It not a bad idea for a story but it's tainted and it starts to grate. Someone trying too hard to be shocking. Designed to grab headlines? I quit at three quarters the way through it. I can't imagine who would find it enjoyable.


    What will your next listen be?

    Ben Elton; Time and Time again.


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

    No, it got worse as it went along


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs 13/04/2016
    Mrs 13/04/2016
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    "Very poor"

    A convoluted, gratuitously pornographic, story about an aspiring art dealer who is a very unappealing, ruthless heroine.

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    Amazon Customer 22/03/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "Fantastic Thriller"

    The narrator was excellent with the various accents the story required. It is a gripping story about a woman who is a nobody but becomes somebody, I loved the things she had to do to become that somebody. This is not a who dunnit but rather a why she did and why. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes rags to riches style books. Enjoy!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Miss R Tasyaka 30/03/2016
    Miss R Tasyaka 30/03/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Couldn't stop listening"

    Not sure why it has been compared to 50 shades because the story is nothing like it and nor is the sex. Emilia Fox is a great narrator. I look forward to the sequel.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Isis UK 23/03/2016
    Isis UK 23/03/2016 Member Since 2016

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    "Good"

    Would recommend good for a summer listening. A b c d e f g h

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    "Didn't need to be so crude"

    At times I felt as though the plot was going somewhere but was disappointed time and again. It would pique my interest and then fall flat over and over. The sex scenes were far too crude; they really didn't need to be so graphic to build sexual tension or arouse the senses, which perhaps is not what L.S. Hilton was going for. Maybe she wanted her lead femme fatal to seem crude and vulgar as a way to address the issues from her past. I found myself towards the end skipping through the sex scenes as it was just another vulgar explanation of the main character's vagina. Oh and don't get me started on the use of the 'c' word!!! It made me cringe after hearing it for the thousandth time!
    If you are obsessed with designer goods, love a vulgar sex scene on repeat and little substance to the plot, then this is the book for you!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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