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Ok

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-04-19

I enjoy reading Jane Austen and P D James so this should have appealed to me. The story seemed to ramble about with no purpose, especially at the end, and the characters were unrecognisable. Nice idea but should have remained unwritten.

Poor choice of narrator

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-08-18

This is a book by an English author, the least the narrator could have done was to learn the correct pronunciation of words and places, especially as two of the settings were in England itself. I am a big fan of this author and have read all of his books. I am also a big fan of audible but their choices, when it comes to appropriate narrators, are often very poor. I will not purchase the audible version of The Atlantis Cipher and am seriously considering sending this one back.

Thought provoking

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-05-18

The author has dealt with a very common situation in a sympathetic way. I will definitely look for more of her titles having never read any before this short story. Anyone who has been the victim of bullying should make this a must listen.

Excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-05-18

This is the best narrated version of Sherlock Holmes, love the collection, the narrator is sublime, I can listen to Stephen Fry for hours. When combined with one of my favourite authors it is hard to stop listening.

Not bad

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-18

An easy listen and an interesting take on early 19th century attitudes. I enjoyed the book but did not feel compelled to purchase more in the series. All the characters lacked something so that I did not really care whether they won or lost.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Excellent read

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-18

I read some reviews and decided to give this book a chance. I found the narration a little irritating at first as it seemed rushed and breathy, but once into the story the style of narration started to fit.
This is not a book to be read with less than 100% attention as it is quite convoluted, it runs at a good pace and has a strong ending, although it does diverge from the standard whodunnit at the end. I like how the characters change so that a seemingly good person has a dark side and vice versa.
A strong first novel and I will look out for future titles by the author.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Good production

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-02-18

Based on the title I presumed that the end would take us back to the beginning it being a take on six degrees of separation. I enjoyed the performance, the storyline and the characters. The political background to it with all the factions, back biting, leverage and betrayal is so close to the current situation that feels very realistic and almost as if it could really happen.

Enjoyable

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-02-18

Would you listen to Murder on the Orient Express again? Why?

Yes, it is one of my favourite Agatha Christie books, I enjoyed the performance

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

They have made a film and it was average at best, the book is far superior

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Boring

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-04-17

Most boring book I have ever listened to. Stopped at chapter 4, tried to delete it from my library, because it was free was unable to do so. David Thorpe uses the same character voices as he does for the Campion series.
Not sure if it is the storyline or the narrator but this is an author I will not try again.

Excellent series

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-06-16

This collection is well presented and enjoyable to listen to. The series takes George Smiley through the latter part of his Circus career and beyond, often he is not the mainstay but remains in the background as the master puppeteer.
The condensing of the books has been done well, it is not necessary to have read the books in order to follow the plot.

30 of 33 people found this review helpful