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wish I hadnt bothered

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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: 31-01-19

could not get on with this - no likeable characters at all and the ending was anything but satisfying
Narration was good though - and that was what kept me going!

another great listen

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

Reviewed: 31-01-19

I love Michael Robothams books and I love Sean Barrett's narration so I was delighted when this one was released.
I found myself getting a bit annoyed with Joe though in this one - he didn't behave as I wanted him to - but maybe that says more about me than him!
Narration, as always was impeccable - I very often find myself listening to other narrators and wondering " how would Sean Barrett read that sentence" - his dead pan delivery allows the story to be the star, and the listener to add their own interpretation - just how I like it
Cannot wait for the next one

not the best Helen Grace book

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

Reviewed: 31-01-19

Maybe I am just getting a bit tired of this series but I did not find this book as enjoyable as others from the same series.
There is too much "back story" - and I managed to be one step ahead of the narrative which is always a shame.
I find the narration irritating in the extreme - too much emphasis on the wrong word, too much interpretation in the phrasing. Others seems to really like it though so maybe it is just me.
Finally, I hadn't noticed this in the other books but there seem to be a lot of "big words" squeezed into the story for not reason - so much so that they really stood out to me when listening. Think I need a break from these now.........

Liked the premise and narration was good

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

Reviewed: 17-04-18

Yes - enjoyed this one. Ending was a surprise, the narration was good and the overall story line believable (not always a criteria but in this case it seems to fit)
Would recommend

Nicely written - well narrated

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

Reviewed: 17-04-18

Really enjoyed this one.
Some of it was a bit overlong (generally the "Hatty" parts) but I took that as part of the story as probably a "Hatty" would talk like that.
Liked the fact that the voices were so different from each other.
Didnt see the ending coming either - so all in all a good listen

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Its beginning to drag now....

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

Reviewed: 17-04-18

Have to be honest - I nearly returned this one as the narration has driven me to distraction. Accents are dreadful and the phrasing is over dramatic. However just when I thought I couldn't listen to it anymore, the story seemed to buck up.
So I have stuck with it
But it is dragging on and on - I want to know what is going to happen but I still have 2 hours to go..........
Will keep going but will probably avoid this author and narrator in future.

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Really enjoyed this

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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: 05-03-18

This gripped me. Took a while to settle in to be honest and at times I was really frustrated with Emma and Jane but once it slotted into place I enjoyed it a lot.
Narration was very good indeed. The voices of two main characters were pitched just right.

keeps me riveted in the car

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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: 23-08-17

Not quite finished this yet but am loving it.
Was really not sure about the narrator when it started but as the story goes on, I realise it is pitch perfect.
The story is developing nicely and the little glimpses into the horror that Annie has experienced are intriguing.

I love this series - story and narration 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: 21-07-17

Love this book. Every layer of it is excellent and I love the fact that it is set in Liverpool and wraps the story around the city.
Narration is excellent I have to say.
The story is just the right side of gruesome to keep me interested but not repelled as well!

love it and cannot wait for the next one

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Enjoyed more than I thought I would.

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

Reviewed: 20-06-17

Narration was great. Enjoyed the story. A little predictable in the end but overall v good.