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Absolutely Brilliant!!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-09-19

A beautifully written adventure with the sea and sands of Northern Germany playing a central character.

Brilliant Story, unique, original and very real

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Reviewed: 05-06-19

My first impression was not great, the performance seemed a bit amateurish. However, it didn’t take long before I became drawn into the story, the characters and the performance fitted perfectly. It was like being sat in a pub with your mate whilst he tells you an amazing, outlandish but believable story.
So looking forward to reading the next book by John Nicholson.

Brilliant

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Reviewed: 17-08-18

The book whilst being packed with factual information and eyewitness accounts maintains a level of suspense even though you know the ending. I was totally gripped by the story and the way it was told.

Over editing

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-05-18

Compressing the book down to 25% of the original length was going to far and spoilt the story.

6-7 Stars

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Reviewed: 24-05-18

Can’t rate this high enough, a brilliant telling of the best stories ever told. Can not wait until volume 2!!

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Far far better than the film

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Reviewed: 06-04-18

I am listening to the trilogy after enjoying the films. However, I never really understood the 2nd film. The book is far far better and makes total sense.

An exceptionally long essay

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-17

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I have enjoyed Mark's other books and this one does provide insight into the world of film critics and their relationship with the film industry. However, to be totally unfair, the book should be called 'an essay on why my job is important'. It is, without doubt, a well written and perfectly argued piece... but a little boring. I felt it was an achievement when I reached the end of the book..not a good sign. So I don't recommend it for entertainment or even interest, unless you are doing a degree in the film industry.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I am sure that those who are really into the film industry will find this book very interesting. If you are Joe public, who enjoys the Mayo and Kermode podcast, then this book is a bit heavy going.

Have you listened to any of Mark Kermode’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Loved Mark's other books, I even enjoy his performance because he reads so clearly and has a master of English word. For someone who spends everyday struggling with the written word I find his work a delight.

If this book were a film would you go see it?

God No! Sorry...

Best book in years

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Reviewed: 27-03-17

I go through around 50 Audible books a year and I love them. But this book was outstanding and the performance should get 11 stars.

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Fantastic and unabridged

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Reviewed: 13-03-17

Great book, lots of action and story lines. Come on Audible, why don't you offer the other books in the series in the unabridged format?

Short but sweet

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Reviewed: 19-10-16

Great story, fast moving, very enjoyable. Just a little short for the price of a full credit .

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