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Not scary or tense

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-19

The narrator does a good job but made it sound like a comedy. The story was full of padding unfortunately, as though this was a word count effort.

The plot idea sounds good but very little was made of it. Yes, there were references but the cover plot played little to no part.

Not believable

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-09-19

Relationship with her husband appears poor but yet when events happen we're supposed to believe their impact. The story idea was okay but it seemed rushed and incomplete.

Getting dull

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

Reviewed: 07-07-19

The early books were page turners, start to finish. This however is a minor spy telling his myriad stories as Smiley reminisces. It is a book of short stories in reality and not good for it. The narration is excellent and aside from wishing to get through all the books, being so close to the end, I wouldn't have bothered with this. Disappointed.

Could it really happen?

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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: 29-03-19

Excellent story, good narration, a real page turner (audio m boon). Good depiction of how society might respond to such a threat. A story that won't get old!

Some funny bits

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

Reviewed: 30-01-19

An unusual but inventive way of getting a lot of situations in to a comedy. However, many of the one - liners miss the mark. There are some genuine funny bits, I like the start of the laboratory assistant episode. On the whole it is worth listening to but don't expect belly laughs or to many chuckles.

Espionage on a shoestring

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

Reviewed: 24-08-18

The Brits think they have enough but one department, feeling under-valued, tries to run a job it has no business doing. The circus is involved but you'll need to make your own mind up as to what they did. Good story, good narration, just lacked a bit of tension at some points.

Another disappointment!

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

The first Wayfarer book was good, the next two just spin-off stories in the same universe. This is a book about 'why am I here', 'who or what is God' etc.. No sci-fi really, no excitement and no real point. The narration was its best point. The more I listened the quicker I had to turn the speed up to just get through it. You can do x1.4 without a problem.

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Good space fare

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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: 20-07-18

Multi -species craft doing a dangerous job made that bit worse with the outbreak of violence. Great narration, fairly good pace and little padding.

Bit long winded for what it is.

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

Reviewed: 13-07-18

Not too bad but it is saved from mediocrity by the excellent narration. The story could have been much tighter and pace and interest kept high but we wandered on to excessive detail with no benefit than to pad things out.

Good ideas but not griping enough to score highly.

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An unusual spy story

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

Reviewed: 24-06-18

Our main protagonist is a little slow in understanding the complexities of the situation and simply follows the most obvious path. It's a simple story, beautifully told. A very easy enjoyable listen. It's not supposed to be complex but I'd have liked a little more intrigue, however, very enjoyable regardless.