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The Twenty-Three Audiobook

The Twenty-Three

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Publisher's Summary

A dark cloud of suspicion and fear continues to hang over the town of Promise Falls.

A series of bizarre, ominously threatening incidents suggests someone is plotting to take revenge on the town. But who is the perpetrator, and revenge for what?

Now the time for threats is over. And the inhabitants are about to discover the truth, with devastating consequences.

©2016 Linwood Barclay (P)2016 Recorded Books LLC

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    J Crosse 26/09/2016
    J Crosse 26/09/2016
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    "brilliant!"

    Linwood Barclay is a genius! Jeff Harding is a great narrator. Wonderful story and a thrilling finish to a fantastic trilogy!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Holiday Reader 11/10/2016
    Holiday Reader 11/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "A good book, kept me guessing to the end"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Twenty-Three to be better than the print version?

    The only thing I didn't like was Jeff Hardings' American drawl, and he was even worse doing the female voices! The previous two Promise Falls books had great narrators.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked the police officer Barry Duckworth who added comedy intervals with his endless battle with cake!


    What three words best describe Jeff Harding’s performance?

    Annoying whining drawl


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me laugh in places, and at times exasperated as the prime suspects kept getting killed off.


    Any additional comments?

    The Promise Falls trilogy needs to be read in order obviously. The last book has all the answers but it still leaves it open to further books. I really enjoyed these books.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lorraine COALVILLE, United Kingdom 05/10/2016
    Lorraine COALVILLE, United Kingdom 05/10/2016 Member Since 2011

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    "Poor ending."

    After having to wait for this the third book for an ending I found it very poor. The story was filled with lots of irrelevant content and the ending was very rushed and unfinished. Linwood has really let his readers down with this one.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen 13/10/2016
    Stephen 13/10/2016
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    "Keeps you guessing till the end."

    I've 'read' all of this author's books & have never been disappointed. This book has a very intriguing plot with lots of twists and turns.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    DEBORAH 09/10/2016
    DEBORAH 09/10/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "As always brilliant, first class"

    Excellent listen had you involved from beginning to end. Can't wait for the next instalment. Linwood Barclay can't write them quick enough!! Hurry up and write the next one!! Please 📚

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Taghrid Jammoul 06/10/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Brilliant"

    The best in this series yet. Can't wait to read the others. Loved every minute of it

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    MargBlue72 02/10/2016
    MargBlue72 02/10/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "I'm definitely not moving to Promise Falls!"

    I thought Broken Promise was okay, but really enjoyed Far From True and this third and final book in the trilogy, was for me the best. I'd definitely recommend reading or listening to the other two first though. The story has several plot lines running in tandem and I like the way he uses characters from earlier books, although I haven't read all of his earlier books. I enjoyed Jeff Harding's narration, although some of his female characters can be a little whinny. I don't want to spoil the plot, but you'll be thinking twice before drinking tap water whilst you listen to this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    pensioners rule 30/09/2016
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    "Another winner for Linwood Barclay"

    Although I'm an avid fan of Mr Barclays books and can admit I'm a little biased but this climax to the trio of Promise Falls got me guessing right to the end plenty of twists and a possibility he hasnt finished in Promise Falls I recommend this to all thriller readers but you need to read Broken promise and Far from true first. Thanks Linwood and please hurry with next one

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    JCS Buckhurst Hill, Essex United Kingdom 24/11/2016
    JCS Buckhurst Hill, Essex United Kingdom 24/11/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Decent trilogy let down by a poor decision in the final book"

    Really enjoy Linwood Barclays books, personally I don't think there has been a bad one, but that is my opinion.

    So why only 3 stars? The first two books were expertly narrated by Brian O'Neill. He set the scene, breathed life in to the characters and gave them a voice.

    The decision to use a different narrator (and don't get me wrong I LOVE Jeff Harding's performances as Jack Reacher) for the final instalment was a mistake. Not only were the accents naturally different but even the pronunciation of names was different which kind of broke the spell a bit.

    I suppose it didn't damage the story, but did spoil the overall experience as it made it feel less of a series and more of a disjointed collection - again just my personal opinion.

    I would have felt the same had Jeff Harding narrated the first two and was replaced in the finale by someone else so it is not directed personally at the narrator.

    All that said, a really enjoyable trilogy and I look forward to next instalment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    gingermonkey 22/11/2016
    gingermonkey 22/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Finally Concluded"
    What did you like most about The Twenty-Three?

    After reading several books about in the Promise Falls series and never having the significance of the number 23 explained. It is finally concluded in this book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Twenty-Three?

    The conclusion. Who was responsible for the number 23 and the reason why is finally explained.


    What aspect of Jeff Harding’s performance might you have changed?

    Jeff Harding - though good - is sadly my least favourite performer. I cringe every time I hear him do a female voice. He over does it and makes the voices sound ridiculous and cartoon-like. He needs to tone down the female voices.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not really.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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